Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Mile Markers

KEY LARGO

Pedestrian struck on U.S.1

An unidentified man was struck by a pickup truck at Mile Marker 104 Tuesday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The man was airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center in Miami after the 10:50 a.m. crash. He was reportedly struck by a 2012 Ford truck driven by Tyrone Ney, 72, of Huntsville, Ala., while attempting to walk across the highway.

Neither Ney nor the passenger in the truck, Patricia Burch Clark, 64, also of Huntsville, Ala., were injured.

The southbound lane of U.S. 1 was partially closed for a little less than an hour.

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Cops: Homeless man armed

Police officers Monday morning used a Taser stun gun to subdue a 51-year-old homeless man they say armed himself with a metal pipe when they approached him outside 1501 Truman Ave.

Wade Gardner remained jailed Tuesday in lieu of $11,000 bond. Police accused him of trespassing and felony aggravated assault, saying he yelled at officers who approached him at 5:30 a.m. Monday for living on a city bench.

Officer Frank Duponty said he pointed his gun at Gardner and told him he would shoot if he didn't drop the pipe. Officers used two sets of handcuffs on Gardner due to his large size.

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Samuel's House celebrates

Samuel's House, Inc. will be having its 15th anniversary Community Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Samuel's House, located at 1614 Truesdell Court off Duck Ave., provides housing in a nurturing environment for homeless women, women with children, men with children and intact families, and provides them with care coordination beneficial to their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.

For information, call 305-296-0240, ext. 18, or send an email to samuelshouse1@comcast.net.