Florida Keys News

Dead murder suspect fled to Keys

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A murder suspect found dead Sunday behind the Key West Park and Ride building on Grinnell Street did briefly live on Stock Island, but there is little information about what drew him to Key West for the last days of his life.

Driver flees boat crash

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, April 15, 2014

What started as a fun day on the water for two men and two women, quickly turned into a chase by FWC officers after a hit and run crash injured two people onboard the boat. Around 6 p.m. Sunday, a...

Banned books forum includes Blume

Key West Citizen - Monday, April 14, 2014

Bestselling author Judy Blume, who calls Key West home, will take part in a roundtable discussion of banned books Tuesday at an event hosted by the American Civil Liberties Union's Florida Keys chapter.

Filling holes around pilings saves milk conch

Key West Citizen - Monday, April 14, 2014

Persistence by one Lower Keys diver will keep milk conchs from being trapped in holes along the base of the Bahia Honda bridge and eventual death. In 2008, Don DeMaria pulled about 70 live milk...

Slow traffic expected

Key West Citizen - Monday, April 14, 2014

Although there are no street closures involved, there will be congestion around Truman Waterfront access areas from 6 to 9 p.m. today for the Taste of Key...

Clinic founder leaving Keys

Key West Citizen - Monday, April 14, 2014

Gynecologist Sandy Yankow founded The Good Health Care Clinic a decade ago with the goal of making free medical care available to the thousands of uninsured Upper Keys residents. Last week,...

News

Key West Citizen - Sunday, April 13, 2014

MONDAY • House: No meetings or activity to report. ••Senate: S.B. 106: County Employees, Providing the governing body of a county authority to determine available benefits of...

Man almost shot in confrontation with sergeant

Key West Citizen - Sunday, April 13, 2014

A disturbed man who pointed what looked like a real firearm at a sheriff's sergeant Friday was almost shot. He later told deputies he was "protecting 110th street from drug dealers and...

Raise the roofs to lower rates

Key West Citizen - Sunday, April 13, 2014

Voters could decide this fall whether homeowners can raise their properties up to five feet for flood protection and insurance savings. In areas where the maximum building height is 35 feet or...

Animal services pact on agenda

Key West Citizen - Sunday, April 13, 2014

Monroe County commissioners will choose between two animal service providers when the board meets at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Harvey Government Center, 1200 Truman Ave., Key West. Other key items on...

Forums talk water quality in Everglades

Key West Citizen - Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Florida Keys environmental group Last Stand and the Everglades Law Center have scheduled two public forums starting this week. A panel of leading experts in the field of water quality,...

Slow traffic expected

Key West Citizen - Sunday, April 13, 2014

Although there are no street closures involved, there will be congestion around Truman Waterfront access areas from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday for the Taste of Key...

5 decades of combat diving

Key West Citizen - Sunday, April 13, 2014

For more than 50 years some of America's most classified intelligence operatives and military commandos have been lured to Key West seeking underwater combat training. The years following World...

Key dates in the history of the Army Special Forces Underwater Operations School in Key West

Key West Citizen - Sunday, April 13, 2014

1952 -- Army Special Forces is established to perform high-risk unconventional warfare by air, land and sea. The Special Forces traces it roots in the Office of Strategic Services (precursor of the CIA) during WWII, in which the earliest forms of closed-circuit underwater breathing systems were still in their infancy.

Combat Diving Courses

Key West Citizen - Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Army Special Forces Underwater Operations School has grown over the years to comprise three central courses that touch on all aspects of combat diving.