Florida Keys News

Woman arrested again for using car as a weapon

Key West Citizen - Friday, January 13, 2017

A 37-year-old Geiger Key woman accused of urinating in a parking lot and then attempting to run over a City of Key West employee was arrested Wednesday, marking the second time in as many weeks police allege she has tried to hit someone with her sport utility vehicle.

City to hire contractor for amphitheater construction

Key West Citizen - Friday, January 13, 2017

Construction of the amphitheater at Truman Waterfront Park could begin shortly, with city officials set to award a building contract next week. The Key West Naval Properties Local Redevelopment...

Obama ends 'wet foot, dry foot'

Key West Citizen - Friday, January 13, 2017

Key West resident and Cuban native Alfredo Aguero had mixed emotions Thursday evening.    “They’re going to stop people dying trying to come to Florida,” Aguero said of...

Fish house cited for illegal undersized hogfish

Key West Citizen - Thursday, January 12, 2017

A popular Stock Island-based fish house was accused of illegally possessing 123 undersized hogfish on Monday, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.  The FWC...

State to shutter Big Pine Key prison

Key West Citizen - Thursday, January 12, 2017

The state Department of Corrections has chosen to close the Big Pine Key Road Prison in March instead of investing $1.8 million in the facility for much needed renovations. “Due to the age and...

Schools lawsuit may head to trial

Key West Citizen - Thursday, January 12, 2017

An appeals court has overturned a judge’s ruling clearing the Monroe County School Board of wrongdoing in a wrongful termination lawsuit and the case will go to a jury trial. The 3rd District...

Screwworm flies to be released in Homestead

Key West Citizen - Thursday, January 12, 2017

Federal and state officials will release sterile screwworm flies in the Homestead area on Friday as a precautionary measure.  Officials confirmed last week that a stray dog in Homestead had...

State: Crosswalks need more study

Key West Citizen - Thursday, January 12, 2017

Initial findings from a study on the crosswalks of North Roosevelt Boulevard indicate three should be eliminated and pedestrian-activated signals should be installed at two others. Officials with...