Florida Keys News

No (fowl) play suspected in chicken deaths

Key West Citizen - Sunday, September 25, 2016

Despite recent reports, the sky is not falling. The Key West chicken population is doing just fine. Recent botulism cases at Bayview Park and the Overseas Market parking lot have caused a reduction...

County eyeing third helicopter

Key West Citizen - Sunday, September 25, 2016

Monroe County is mulling purchasing a third air ambulance helicopter to possibly fill the void left when Lower Keys Medical Center ends its contract with the private company LifeNet in...

Zika fears keep some travelers away

Key West Citizen - Sunday, September 25, 2016

Travelers’ fears about the mosquito-borne Zika virus have prompted a handful of hotel cancellations in the Florida Keys, but no large-scale bailout — yet.  Tourism officials are...

Additional housing planned for Key Haven Road

Key West Citizen - Sunday, September 25, 2016

More than 10 years after receiving initial approval, signs of progress on a 43-unit upscale residential development on Key Haven can now be seen. Several acres of land off U.S. 1 and Key Haven Road...

Three bodies found off Keys

Key West Citizen - Sunday, September 25, 2016

Three bodies were found floating about 23 miles southeast of Islamorada on Saturday. The discovery of the first body was made by a fisherman around 10:45 a.m., according to the U.S. Coast Guard,...

Smuggler in migrant drowning case to plead

Key West Citizen - Saturday, September 24, 2016

One of two men the government alleges were smuggling Cuban migrants in a boat that capsized in a storm south of the Dry Tortugas seven years ago in which five people were presumed to have...

Summerland housing review set

Key West Citizen - Saturday, September 24, 2016

The public will have its first chance Tuesday to comment on a proposed project that could bring 150 new affordable housing units to Summerland Key. Monroe County government planning staff will...

Event will mark Ingham's 80th anniversary

Key West Citizen - Saturday, September 24, 2016

A slew of veterans and military brass will be in Key West next week for a sold-out, three-day gala celebrating the 80th anniversary of the Coast Guard Cutter Ingham, as well as remembering and...

Robots may be used to kill lionfish

Key West Citizen - Saturday, September 24, 2016

From building cars to vacuuming floors, robots have made life easier and better. A group of engineers and MIT graduates are now proposing yet another use for robots that could take them to waters...

Events bring in money for charities

Key West Citizen - Saturday, September 24, 2016

While the upcoming events season is a boon for local businesses, it also provides a windfall to local charities. Under Key West city code, any special event that closes a city street or public...