Saturday, May 18, 2013
Mile Markers


Injured woman airlifted

A woman was airlifted about 3:50 p.m. Friday from U.S. 1 after suffering head injuries in a personal watercraft crash near the Toms Harbor Cut Bridge at Duck Key.

Deputies closed the highway so the Sheriff's Office Trauma Star helicopter could land, spokeswoman Deputy Becky Herrin said. The woman was taken to Miami.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating the wreck. No more information was available by press deadlines, according to FWC Capt. David Dipre.


23 returned to island nation

The Coast Guard returned 23 Cubans on Wednesday to the island nation at Bahia de Cabañas. They had been stopped in two separate cases on the same day.

A good Samaritan reported seeing a rustic vessel with 12 Cubans aboard May 10 south of Islamorada. Coast Guard Sector Islamorada sent a boat crew to pick them up.

The same day, an HC-144 Ocean Sentry plane out of the Coast Guard Air Station in Miami reported a makeshift boat southeast of Key West. Officials there diverted the cutter Ocracoke to pick up the 11 Cubans.

Once aboard a Coast Guard cutter, all migrants receive food, water, shelter and basic medical attention.


Yaniz talks to Democrats

City Commissioner Tony "Fat" Yaniz will make a presentation titled, "What the future holds for Key West," on Monday at the May business meeting of the Monroe County Democratic Executive Committee.

It will be held at the VFW Hall Post 3911, 2200 N. Roosevelt Blvd. Social hour will start at 5 p.m., and attendees may order food and drinks. The official meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

Yaniz represents District 4, which encompasses a chunk of New Town.

All Democrats as well as anyone else interested are welcome. To RSVP, call 305-741-3244 or email