Florida Keys News

The long roads ahead

Key West Citizen - Sunday, November 23, 2014

The year 2020 still may sound like the date in a science-fiction novel, but it's a year already filled with road construction projects for Monroe County. Chris Rosenberg, assistant work program...

FWC targets lionfish, crocodile boom

Key West Citizen - Sunday, November 23, 2014

Described as a plague by the chairman of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the explosion of the lionfish population in Florida's waters has many on the board...

Airport to get supercharged

Key West Citizen - Sunday, November 23, 2014

Residents and Florida Keys tourists will soon have something to be charged up about in Marathon, and it doesn't have to do with politics or a new hotel. The Monroe County Commission has approved a...

Video shows Eimers bleeding from ear

Key West Citizen - Saturday, November 22, 2014

Key West police went out of their way to avoid collecting evidence in the Charles Eimers case, including a newly discovered video that shows his face coated in sand and blood smeared over his ear,...

Old Town gets connected

Key West Citizen - Saturday, November 22, 2014

Duval Street visitors no longer must hope to find an unsecured wireless network, or use costly data plans to post Facebook photos, surf the web, find a popular restaurant or get directions to the...

Emerald case heats up

Key West Citizen - Saturday, November 22, 2014

A prominent lawyer from Delaware who formerly represented a now disgraced sunken treasure salvor presented a blistering defense Friday amid accusations he perpetuated an elaborate Key West-based...

FWC agrees to cuda workshops

Key West Citizen - Saturday, November 22, 2014

State fishery managers have agreed to hold public workshops addressing concerns about overfishing of the great barracuda. But they ruled out conducting a stock assessment and other expensive...

Boxer's new 'best friends forever'

Key West Citizen - Saturday, November 22, 2014

Nycole Romeo didn't think about the cold temperature or the depth of the water when she jumped in to save a dog in need. "I just dove in," the executive director of Safe Harbor Animal Rescue of the...

Second video of Eimers arrest surfaces

Key West Citizen - Friday, November 21, 2014

A six-minute video of Key West police arresting Charles Eimers last Thanksgiving taken by an unidentified visitor to Key West was released by the Eimers family lawyers Thursday. The video wasn't...

Emerald hearing trudges forward

Key West Citizen - Friday, November 21, 2014

The thousands of pages of evidence appeared to frustrate on Thursday a federal judge who is trying to sort out the millions of dollars of legal fees in a Key West-based emerald treasure hoax. U.S....

Keys Energy to move offices

Key West Citizen - Friday, November 21, 2014

Keys Energy Services will vacate its James Street headquarters for 18 months so the 1950s-era building can be renovated and modernized. Customers who still pay their bill in person, or plead their...

FDLE agent placed on paid leave

Key West Citizen - Friday, November 21, 2014

Kathy Smith, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigator who led the state's probe into the 2013 death of Charles Eimers, was placed on paid administrative leave on Wednesday pending an...

FWC closes casitas

Key West Citizen - Friday, November 21, 2014

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) board agreed Thursday to abandon efforts to legalize now-illegal spiny lobster habitat -- casitas -- as allowable fishing gear, despite the...

Wanted felon may be armed and dangerous

Key West Citizen - Friday, November 21, 2014

A man who is facing a prison sentence failed to show up after he was granted a furlough from jail. Detectives say since he will be heading for prison, he may feel he has nothing to lose. When...