Florida Keys News

Portions of Duval to close for events

Key West Citizen - Thursday, April 28, 2016

Portions of Duval Street will closed today and Saturday for Conch Republic Independence Celebration events. Today, the street will be closed from South Street to Front Street for the Duval Street Mile run, from 6 to 10 p.m. The run begins at 7 p.m. at United Street, with participants gathering between South and United streets.

More alleged smugglers indicted

Key West Citizen - Thursday, April 28, 2016

Two men face life in federal prison after they were caught in late May attempting to illegally smuggle 25 people into the United States, according to an indictment made public last...

City steps up transient rental enforcement

Key West Citizen - Thursday, April 28, 2016

The City of Key West is increasing its efforts to crack down on illegal transient rentals and recently added a new position solely for handling those investigations. The city has moved code officer...

Clarification

Key West Citizen - Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Citizen received additional information on a story in Wednesday’s edition of The Key West Citizen on Leah and Phil Gould being indicted on charges of illegal purchase and sale of sharks. The couple is being accused by prosecutors of purchasing the wildlife from fishermen who did not have the proper licenses.

Key West Aquarium has new tenant

Key West Citizen - Thursday, April 28, 2016

The four resident sea turtles, assorted tarpon and a Goliath grouper at the Key West Aquarium got a new roommate Wednesday when a loggerhead turtle named Hunter arrived from the Turtle Hospital in...

Unclear law lets racks stand

Key West Citizen - Thursday, April 28, 2016

Dozens of bright red pedestals on Old Town Key West sidewalks can stay — for now. City code enforcement officers dismissed their case Wednesday against local publisher Guy deBoer, who was...

Atlantic Boulevard closed for construction

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Atlantic Boulvard will be closed today from Thompson Street to Ashby Street as the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority installs a new water line and removes the old one. Detour signage will be in place, but motorists are advised to alter their route.

Couple facing charges in shark case

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A former member of the Florida National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council and her husband have been indicted on federal charges of illegally buying and selling sharks harvested out of Florida Keys...

Man shot after release from jail

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

KEY WEST — A 64-year-old man who told police on Thursday he is married to actress Shirley MacLaine and that she and her followers would be starting fires and riots in the city claimed...

City to vote on Peary Court again

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

City officials on Tuesday will consider “Plan B’ for the permanent preservation of workforce housing at Key West’s Peary Court neighborhood.

Board still considering drug tests

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Monroe County student athletes won’t have to pee in a cup before taking the field — yet.

Human smuggler faces 140 years in prison

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A man accused of smuggling 28 people into the United States last year faces a maximum of 140 years in federal prison if he is convicted, according to a recently unsealed indictment.  Maikel...

Longtime Key West fire chief Fraga retires

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

When David Fraga became chief of the Key West Fire Department about 10 years ago he had one arching goal — to make the agency better than it was when he arrived.  Even a causal spectator...

Curbelo seeks funds to fight Zika

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

SOUTH FLORIDA — Republican Congressman Carlos Curbelo has filed a bill that would place requirements on federal funds used to fight Zika. The mosquito-transferred virus has made its way...

Boerner looks to rejoin council

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

ISLAMORADA — Former Islamorada mayor Dave Boerner, who sat on the Village Council for two consecutive terms from 2006 to 2010, has decided to once again run for a spot on the local...