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Banana Bay faces makeover

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The 75-unit Banana Bay resort will undergo a full renovation but its owners have abandoned plans for a mixed-use complex approved by the city in 2010. “The owners are now proposing to...

Tom Sweets always comes to the rescue

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The scene is a familiar one in Key West neighborhoods: A handful of residents stand in the middle of the street, wringing their hands and waving off approaching traffic. At the center of the huddle,...

Tourists rescued in rental boat fire

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Two tourists were rescued Saturday by a good Samaritan in Card Sound after their rental boat caught fire, state and federal officials said.  The names and ages of the father and son were not available Monday, but the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Coast Guard reported neither was injured.
Citizen's Voice

“Let’s see if I understand this. You received a survey from about 1 percent of the population here. You now think this somehow represents what all citizens think in Key West? Now you are...
Crime Report

A drunken homeless man went too far talking trash to a Key West police officer and faces a charge of felony assault.  Troy Carswell, 45, told Officer Deandre Morris he would cut his...
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Reckwerdt admits tax fraud, takes plea

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, June 24, 2015

FLORIDA KEYS — In a long anticipated hearing, former Islamorada mayor Michael Reckwerdt pleaded guilty Friday, June 19, to felony tax fraud as part of an agreement with federal prosecutors.

Report: Taser use 'excessive'

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, June 24, 2015

KEY LARGO — A four-month-long investigation into the actions of a state trooper who deployed his stun gun on a 59-year-old man has revealed the officer used excessive force. The investigation, though, also said the initial use of the Taser was in line with the training the trooper was given.

FDOT planting project obscures some businesses

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, June 24, 2015

KEY LARGO — A Florida Department of Transportation effort to spruce up the entrance to the island chain is two months into the planting project. And while it has added a significant amount...
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