BIG PINE KEY
Pedestrian killed on U.S. 1
A 70-year-old Big Pine Key man was hit and killed by a car at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mile Marker 30 trying to cross U.S. 1, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The man, whose name was not released Friday pending notification of next of kin, was taken to Fishermen's Hospital in Marathon, where he was pronounced dead at 7:46 p.m., the release states. He was reportedly struck by 22-year-old Karl E. Corcoran, also of Big Pine Key, driving a 2005 Chevrolet. Cocoran was wearing a seat belt and alcohol was not a factor in the crash, reports say. No charges were filed. The crash closed one lane of southbound traffic for two hours.
Search for Wis. man suspended
The Coast Guard suspended a search for a Wisconsin man last heard from on Christmas Day whose sailboat, Galilean was found Wednesday beached on Elliott Key, which is in Biscayne National Park, in Miami-Dade County.
Mark Myhre is a 62-year-old Bay City, Wis., resident.
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Miami, a smallboat from the Miami Beach Coast Guard, and the Key West-based Coast Guard cutter Knight Island had beensearching for him, along with Miami-Dade Police and Fire Rescue crews.
Also, smallboats searched shorelines from Elliot Key down to Marathon.
Anyone with information about the missing boater is urged to call the Miami Coast Guard at 305-415-6800 or local police.
Get rid of hazardous waste
The city and its hired private contractor, Waste Management Inc., will provide free disposal of hazardous materials -- paint, pesticides, solvents, etc. -- from 8 a.m. to noon today at Indigenous Park, at the corner of White Street and Atlantic Boulevard.
"Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day," a safe and eco-friendly service for residents, will take place on the first Saturday of each month, said city spokeswoman Alyson Crean.
The list of accepted items includes: fertilizers, cleaning products, automotive fluids, adhesives and caulks and automotive fluids. Up to 5 gallons of waste oil will be accepted, but no gasoline.