Florida Keys News

Potential changes to boulevard topic at DOT workshop

Key West Citizen - Saturday, December 3, 2016

Key West community members will have an opportunity to weigh in on potential changes to South Roosevelt Boulevard at a project workshop Dec. 13. The Florida Department of Transportation, at the...

Two sentenced in illegal boat lift installations

Key West Citizen - Saturday, December 3, 2016

A Florida Keys boat lift installer and a Tavernier woman pleaded guilty and were sentenced to probation Wednesday for installing boat lifts without the required federal permits, according to the U.S....

Accountant to pay $600K in restitution in BP case

Key West Citizen - Saturday, December 3, 2016

A Stock Island accountant sentenced to four years in prison in July for filing fraudulent BP claims after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was ordered to pay back...

FWC: Men tried to illegally sink boat

Key West Citizen - Saturday, December 3, 2016

Five longtime Marathon men and charter captains accused of planning to sink a 60-foot boat on the reef line were arrested early Friday morning in a joint investigation between state wildlife officers...

DEO rejects affordable housing plan

Key West Citizen - Saturday, December 3, 2016

An ordinance passed by the city commission in August to encourage affordable housing development was rejected by the Department of Economic Opportunity in early November, citing inconsistencies with...

MCSO seeks help in nabbing motorcycle thief

Key West Citizen - Saturday, December 3, 2016

MARATHON — The Monroe County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help identifying a suspect who stole a Honda motorcycle from Sombrero Boulevard late last month.  The...

Contract dispute leads to arrest

Key West Citizen - Saturday, December 3, 2016

A contract dispute at an iconic Key West boutique hotel has led to the hotel’s general manager being arrested on a trespass charge. Joseph Dantoni, 56, was cited with the misdemeanor offense...

Judge dismisses grinder pump lawsuit

Key West Citizen - Friday, December 2, 2016

A judge agreed Thursday to dismiss a lawsuit against Monroe County and the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority, but she will allow the case to continue. Circuit Court Judge Bonnie Helms said she will...

Survey to determine if high school starts too early

Key West Citizen - Friday, December 2, 2016

Timing is everything, and some parents of Keys high school students want the school day to start later for the district’s oldest students. But a change at the high school level would affect...

Cruise company hit with $40M fine

Key West Citizen - Friday, December 2, 2016

MIAMI — Princess Cruise Lines will pay a $40 million penalty after pleading guilty to seven federal charges in an illegal ocean pollution case that involved one ship’s use of a so-called...

Officials eye end of year for City Hall completion

Key West Citizen - Friday, December 2, 2016

The wait continues for the final completion of new City Hall. After the delay of a ribbon-cutting and swearing-in ceremony scheduled for Nov. 21, city officials are now hoping to be moved in before...