Florida Keys News

FKCC launches new online look

Key West Citizen - Sunday, January 25, 2015

First impressions are everything, and officials at Florida Keys Community College recently redesigned the college website to better connect with current and potential students. College-bound high...

Lawyers fight lawsuit wording

Key West Citizen - Sunday, January 25, 2015

In the stacks of pretrial motions being fired back and forth in the Charles Eimers wrongful death lawsuit, two words have created a legal battleground all their own. "Murder" and "psychopath" must...

3 brothers expected to plead guilty

Key West Citizen - Sunday, January 25, 2015

Three Lower Keys brothers accused of harvesting lobster from illegal artificial habitats are expected to plead guilty on Monday in federal court, according to court records. Charles, Ryan and...

Felon in gun case set to plead guilty

Key West Citizen - Sunday, January 25, 2015

A convicted felon facing 10 years in prison for possessing a Soviet-era military rifle and more than 300 rounds of ammunition aboard a sailboat is expected to plead guilty on Monday, according to...

Verdict could face challenge

Key West Citizen - Saturday, January 24, 2015

A judge presiding over the Peter Hedvall murder case ordered lawyers to attempt to interview all jurors who convicted him, in light of one juror's claim they discussed the case while evidence was...

Rural bug reconnaissance

Key West Citizen - Saturday, January 24, 2015

The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District is weeks away from enlisting two unmanned aircraft, equipped with cameras, in the fight against the flying bloodsuckers. The "inspector" drones, which are...

Judge denies halting sewer

Key West Citizen - Saturday, January 24, 2015

Monroe County Judge Wayne Miller has denied a request for an injunction to halt work on the Cudjoe Regional Wastewater System. Dump the Pumps, a grass-roots homeowners group, is fighting the plans...

Keys support state insurance leader

Key West Citizen - Saturday, January 24, 2015

The Monroe County Commission and the Florida Keys-based insurance watchdog group FIRM have sent letters to the governor urging him to retain state insurance commissioner Kevin McCarty. Rumors have...

2 face prison over wildlife violations

Key West Citizen - Saturday, January 24, 2015

The operator of a large Miami-based marine life export business and a general manager at the same business each face 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to Lacy Act violations. Robert Kelton,...

Paving, curbing closes roads

Key West Citizen - Friday, January 23, 2015

Today the west end of College Road, from U.S. 1 to the old dump site, will be closed for milling and paving. To access Gerald Adams Elementary School, Florida Keys Community College or the hospital,...

End draws near for former city hall

Key West Citizen - Friday, January 23, 2015

A small crowd gathered Thursday afternoon on Simonton Street, smartphones uplifted to record the beginning of the end for the Josephine Parker City Hall building that opened in 1962. A demolition...

Shooter denied bail, may face life in prison

Key West Citizen - Friday, January 23, 2015

A Monroe County employee who once supervised jail inmates is now accused of one of the most violent attacks in the Florida Keys and will likely face life in prison. Public works employee Robert...

Sewer project ruling set for Monday

Key West Citizen - Friday, January 23, 2015

Monroe County Judge Wayne Miller plans to issue a ruling Monday on whether to halt work on the Cudjoe Regional Wastewater System. Dump the Pumps, a grass-roots homeowners group, is fighting the...

City kills own housing plan

Key West Citizen - Friday, January 23, 2015

After unanimously bringing forth a plan to create affordable workforce housing at Poinciana Plaza, city commissioners ended up killing the measure this week."Unbelievable," Commissioner Teri Johnston said, as she watched her colleagues vote against the proposal, which could have put 30 units of new affordable housing in New Town. "Unbelievable."

Powerboat lawsuit settled

Key West Citizen - Friday, January 23, 2015

A wrongful death lawsuit filed by the widow of a man killed during the 2011 Key West World Championship powerboat races was settled Tuesday as the trial was under way, said an attorney representing...