Florida Keys News

Marathon woman, 88, healing from tree mishap

Key West Citizen - Saturday, September 27, 2014

The 88-year-old woman struck by two tree limbs, including one weighing nearly 1,200 pounds, on Thursday outside the Harvey Government Center is healing from the mishap that required many stitches to...

Battle brewing with divers, Navy

Key West Citizen - Saturday, September 27, 2014

There appears a good chance the bureaucratic battle between commercial divers, as well as marine salvors, and the Navy, could be leaning toward the side of industry, but much of that will depend on...

State finalizes Keys' conservation deal

Key West Citizen - Saturday, September 27, 2014

The governor and Florida Cabinet signed off this week on one of the largest purchases of conservation land in the Florida Keys. The state approved the purchase of 928 acres on Sugarloaf Key known...

Huge tree limb falls on elderly woman

Key West Citizen - Friday, September 26, 2014

An elderly woman was badly injured Thursday evening after a 1,200-pound tree limb snapped and fell on her outside the Harvey Government Center in Old Town, police said. Two women were taken to...

Panel continues Taser case probe

Key West Citizen - Friday, September 26, 2014

The Citizen Review Board will continue its investigation into a 2011 police Taser arrest that left a man brain injured from a fall to the street, despite police and prosecutors having already cleared...

A littered ocean

Key West Citizen - Friday, September 26, 2014

Fresh on the heels of the Coast Guard's announcement this summer that misuse of marine flares are causing headaches among watchstanders comes another request -- lack of detailed information being...

Musicians get paid, ending symphony boycott

Key West Citizen - Friday, September 26, 2014

A labor action against the South Florida Symphony (SFS), which has its roots in Key West, has been withdrawn after the ensemble's management finally coughed up the cash it owed a number of musicians...

Accusations fly at political forum

Key West Citizen - Thursday, September 25, 2014

Political accusations and implications raised eyebrows in the audience Wednesday when the bitter congressional campaign between Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia and Republican Carlos Curbelo took center stage at the Key West Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

Spraying on First Street today

Key West Citizen - Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Mosquito Control District continues its aerial larviciding missions over the west portion of First Street in Key West between 6:30 and 9:30 a.m. today, using Bti, a mosquito larva-specific...

Alleged moonshine still sales attempt gets man arrested

Key West Citizen - Thursday, September 25, 2014

A Key West man accused of selling a moonshine still to undercover state law enforcement agents was arrested Tuesday in a case that perhaps resonates more in the wooded hollers of Appalachia as...

Shelter plan draws legal threat

Key West Citizen - Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Golf Club Homeowners Association said it will "employ any legal means necessary" to prevent its side of College Road from becoming the new site for the city's homeless shelter if commissioners...

Sapphire's great adventure via FedEx

Key West Citizen - Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sapphire might not be traveling first class, but she is receiving an all-expense paid trip from Marathon to Southern California. The loggerhead sea turtle has lived at the Marathon Turtle Hospital...