Florida Keys News

Marathon estate attorney sues accuser for libel

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, August 26, 2015

MARATHON — A local estate lawyer accused of operating a racketeering and embezzlement scheme has come out swinging against his accuser by countersuing her for libel in a 19-page lawsuit denying any wrongdoing. 

Cop review board renews policy

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Citizen Review Board voted to not make any major changes to the way it investigates allegations against Key West police officers given recent discussion over whether it should research cases that...

Kids back to class throughout Monroe County

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The buses are gassed up, turkey sandwiches packed, and separation anxiety support groups are forming at the local doughnut shop. That’s right, Monroe County schools are back in session as the 2015-2016 academic year began on Monday. 

Spraying Alert

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District will begin an aerial adulticiding mission today, from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m., over middle and upper Key Largo and Ocean Reef, as well as lower Key Largo,...

Waterfront plans inch ahead

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, August 25, 2015

City staff has added a $225,000 concrete bathroom building to the major development plan for Truman Waterfront Park, which is back before an advisory board.  The men’s and women’s...

Sheriff's office employee arrested in fiery DUI crash

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A Monroe County Sheriff’s Office evidence clerk was arrested Saturday morning on DUI charges after Florida Highway Patrol troopers say he caused a fiery two-vehicle collision on U.S....

FKCC opens campus to mark 50th anniversary

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Florida Keys Community College welcomed its new students to campus on Monday for move-in day and orientation. When classes start on Wednesday, it will mark the 50th anniversary for the college, which...

Soldano savors local people and places

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, August 25, 2015

When Dolores Solano married a handsome Key West fisherman, her name changed by just one letter.

Extra budget hearing set for Key West

Key West Citizen - Monday, August 24, 2015

The Monroe County School Board will meet in Key West on Tuesday for its first meeting of the 2015-2016 school year and will also hold a budget workshop. By law, the school district is only required...

Trial looms in turtle case

Key West Citizen - Monday, August 24, 2015

Two Miami men accused of cutting the tail of a protected sea turtle and illegally keeping a shark after they were arrested by state wildlife officers in February will appear in court Thursday in a case that has spurred the interest of The Turtle Hospital staff. 

Alleged athlete smuggler sentenced

Key West Citizen - Monday, August 24, 2015

A convicted drug trafficker caught by federal agents in May who told authorities he was smuggling Cuban baseball players into Mexico will serve two and a half years in prison.  Senior...

Back to School

Key West Citizen - Monday, August 24, 2015

Monroe County students kick off the new school year Monday and for the district’s newest sixth graders, it could be an anxious day. For the first time in their lives, they have multiple teachers and classrooms and will have to adjust to a new campus. Some students and staff at Horace O’Bryant School are doing their part to try to alleviate those worries.

3 die in US 1 crash

Key West Citizen - Monday, August 24, 2015

Three people were killed — including a Key West woman — and three others were airlifted to Miami after two trucks collided on U.S. 1 early Sunday morning, according to the Florida Highway...

Fire investigation trudges along

Key West Citizen - Sunday, August 23, 2015

The investigation into what caused a fatal house fire on Ramrod Key in June likely won't be known for months, if history is any guide.  Investigators with the local and state fire marshal's...

Commercial recycling at 41 percent, city says

Key West Citizen - Sunday, August 23, 2015

At least 41 percent of Key West businesses recycle something, if only cardboard, according to the city’s waste hauler Waste Management, which has 485 commercial recycling accounts.  Key...