Florida Keys News

Man beats wife, fires at deputies

Key West Citizen - Thursday, January 22, 2015

More than 30 bullets were exchanged in three different gunfights between deputies and a fleeing suspect accused of "beating his wife to a pulp with the butt of a shotgun." Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay described the incident Wednesday morning as a "chaotic scene from the wild, wild west."

City leaders: Back local fishing over feds

Key West Citizen - Thursday, January 22, 2015

City commissioners Wednesday directed Key West's top lawyer to compose a resolution backing local fishing charter owners in their fight against increasing federal oversight of the protected waters...

Education foundation honors donors, staff

Key West Citizen - Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Monroe County Education Foundation held its annual donors' forum Wednesday in the Tennessee Williams Theatre on Stock Island. "Our theme this year is 'Celebrate Excellence,' said Steven...

City hall still stands -- for now

Key West Citizen - Thursday, January 22, 2015

The former city hall building on Angela Street still stands, despite state environmental permits that allowed demolition to begin Wednesday. City engineer Terry Justice said he's on standby,...

Demolished boat 'barn' changes skyline

Key West Citizen - Thursday, January 22, 2015

New arrivals to the Florida Keys and novice navigators who have long used the giant boat "barn" at Oceanside Marina to guide their vessels into Stock Island will have to pay closer attention these...

County blocks powerboat group's TDC funding

Key West Citizen - Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Monroe County Commission shot down a request from the Florida Powerboat Club for $10,000 in Tourist Development Council (TDC) funding to market a Columbus Day weekend regatta off Key Largo....

Paving, curbs close streets

Key West Citizen - Thursday, January 22, 2015

KEY WEST: Milling and paving will close 5th Street today. If you use Patterson, Fogarty, Harris, Seidenberg or Staples avenues as an alternative route, you will not be able to cross...