Friday, December 20, 2013
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Investigator faces DUI charge

Frank Douglas Cohens, a former Key West police officer who has been working as an investigator for the Monroe County State Attorney's Office since Feb. 1, 2012, was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk Wednesday night.

Key West police accused Cohens, 48, of misdemeanor DUI after he reportedly backed his SUV into a parked car at 8:30 p.m. on the 2500 block of Staples Avenue. There were no injuries.

A prosecutor outside the Keys will handle the case, said Monroe County State Attorney Catherine Vogel. She said she hasn't decided yet on his employment status.


Free compost on police horse day

The city will host a Mounted Patrol Day from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the police stables near the entrance of Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park to christen the first batch of compost made from local horse manure.

Police horses Paco, Crazy Love, Chief and Scout will also be available for meet-and-greet.

The compost is free, but people must provide their own containers. Volunteers helped build a composting shed at the police stables this year.

Tours of the proposed community garden site will also be available, said city Sustainability Coordinator Alison Higgins.


Free computer classes offered

The Key West library, 700 Fleming St., is accepting registrations for its free computer classes in January, held at 10 a.m. on Thursdays.

The classes will focus on the library's e-book collection. On Jan. 9, OverDrive Read will be explained; the Jan. 16 class will teach how to use Kindle Fire to access the collection; the Jan. 23 session will be on iPads; and Jan. 30, basic Kindles, such as the PaperWhite, will be explained.

Space is limited, and registration is mandatory. To sign up, stop by the Reference Desk or call 305-292-3595.