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City taxes rising 5 percent

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, September 17, 2014

City taxpayers will pay 5 percent more in property taxes in the coming year, commissioners decided Tuesday night while they tapped five days worth of savings reserved for emergencies. The tax hike will work out to an additional $4.79 per month on a home worth $428,000, assistant city manager Sarah Spurlock said.

Wanted man stabs self to death

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A Miami man, wanted by mainland police for questioning in connection with the apparent murder of his ex-girlfriend, stabbed himself to death while being detained Tuesday by Monroe County Sheriff's deputies.

Scientists hit high seas for research

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary staff and a team of state and federal fishery managers embarked Monday on a two week expedition to answer broad-scale questions about fish abundance, biomass and habitat off the Florida Keys.
Crime Report

STOCK ISLAND -- Video surveillance cameras helped nab a 43-year-old man accused of burglarizing a roofing business Sunday night, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. Felipe Fonseca of...
Citizen's Voice

"The Mother of Exiles did proclaim, 'Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore,' at the entrance to New York harbor, where...
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Carlyle creates resort company

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, September 17, 2014

ISLAMORADA -- The Carlyle Group purchased the Postcard Inn and La Siesta Resort on Friday, Sept. 12. The purchase price was not known as of press time. The acquisitions place 31 percent of the village's lodging units in the hands of the Washington, D.C.-based private equity firm.

Wastewater board approves staffing increases

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, September 17, 2014

KEY LARGO -- Newly appointed Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District General Manager Paul Christian is one of two district employees with a new salary in the fiscal year starting in October, according to numbers he provided to the Free Press.

Latest Publix incarnation gets approval

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, September 17, 2014

ISLAMORADA -- Replicating its decision on a different site plan in December, the Village Council last Thursday once again approved the latest incarnation of a mile marker 83.1 Publix.
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