One killed in U.S. 1 crash
Florida Highway Patrol Troopers say 58-year-old Andrew Scott Parker of Key Largo was killed in a two-vehicle crash at Mile Marker 106 Sunday night.
Parker was southbound on U.S. 1 at 7:30 p.m. when a 1998 Honda driven by Joan Ibarra, 19, of Key Largo, was attempting to make a left onto the highway from Linda Drive, but turned into the path of Parker, FHP reports say.
A passenger in Parker's vehicle, Teresa Lynn Rizzo, 43, of Key Largo, was ejected and airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center in Miami. Ibarra was taken to Mariners Hospital in Tavernier.
Alcohol was not believed to be a factor in the crash. It was unknown if Parker or Rizzo were wearing seat belts, but Ibarra was, reports say.
The southbound lanes of U.S. 1 were closed for about four years.
Apply for scholarships now
Current and prospective students of Florida Keys Community College may now apply for scholarships for the spring term, which begins Jan. 10.
Criteria range widely to accommodate and assist a variety of students, the school says. Applications, which must be submitted online, are due Nov. 3. There is no limit to how many scholarships for which a student may apply or be awarded. Go to www.fkcc.edu for more information on the following scholarships: Basic Law Enforcement Academy; First Generation in College; Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association Hospitality and Tourism Management; Lodging Association of the Florida Keys Hospitality and Tourism Management; Nursing; Student Ambassador; merit-based; and need-based.
For more information, contact the FKCC Foundation at email@example.com or 305-809-3281.
Bug spray schedule online
A schedules of planned times, dates and locations of mosquito spraying are available online at www.keysmosquito.org, says the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District.
Helicopter, plane or truck spraying is covered. The site also allows readers to put in a request for an inspector to visit an address, and find out the answer to commonly asked questions.
"We encourage everyone to take a look at their own neighborhood maps online at www.keysmosquito.org to have a better understanding of spray routes and schedules," says the district's press release. The district also can be followed on Facebook and Twitter at Fl Keys Mosquito.