BOCA CHICA KEY
Body was hanging off bridge
A body found hanging from Boca Chica Bridge on Saturday was identified as 42-year-old William Quinn Powers of Stock Island, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.
A group of bicyclists spotted the body about 9:30 a.m., according to an incident report. Powers was a maintenance worker for the Southernmost Hotel.
Detectives ruled the death a suicide. The Coast Guard retrieved Powers' body and took it to Sunset Marina.
The bicyclists said it appeared that "someone was standing on the water," and went in closer to investigate before calling 911, reports say.
Health care provider directory
The Florida Department of Health in Monroe County is asking all health care providers across the Florida Keys to submit their contact information for inclusion in a free directory the department plans to publish later this year. The Monroe County Health Care Providers Directory will serve as a companion to the Monroe County Community Health Almanac, published earlier this year, and the Monroe County Community Health Improvement Plan, recently completed and soon to be released.
The directory will feature a wide range of information on health care providers across the county, including current addresses, phone and fax numbers, websites, specialties, services, methods of payment and more. Health care providers in Monroe County should call 305-809-5653 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshop for fertilizer application
An upcoming free Green Industries-Best Management Practices (GI-BMP) Workshop will provide training on fertilizer application for anyone working in the commercial lawn, landscape, pest control, or municipal grounds sectors.
Florida Statute 482.1562 requires all commercial fertilizer applicators to have a license from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services by Jan. 1. Environmental horticulture agent Kim Gabel will lead the session, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Gato Building, 1100 Simonton St.
The GI-BMP program is approved for credits on these licenses: private applicator (agriculture, ornamental and turf); limited lawn and ornamental; limited landscape maintenance; and commercial lawn and ornamental.
To preregister, e-mail email@example.com or call 305-292-4501.