Florida Keys News

Building the Keys one road at a time

Key West Citizen - Friday, February 27, 2015

After 37 years of working on and overseeing the construction of the of the Florida Keys most traveled roads and bridges, Monroe County Public Works Director Dent Pierce is retiring. He worked...

Troopers probe fatal car crash

Key West Citizen - Friday, February 27, 2015

Two elderly motorists injured in a fatal head-on car crash Wednesday on the Seven Mile Bridge remained in stable condition Thursday at a Miami hospital while the passenger in the car that reportedly...

FHP investigates Taser incident

Key West Citizen - Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the use of a Taser on a man who had his arms raised after being stopped on the 18 Mile Stretch earlier this month. The incident, which was posted to...

One dead in 7 Mile Bridge crash

Key West Citizen - Thursday, February 26, 2015

A 25-year-old man was killed and three others were injured after a head-on crash on the Seven Mile Bridge Wednesday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. A black Nissan Altima was reportedly...

Teachers union joins testing backlash

Key West Citizen - Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Monroe County teachers union is calling Florida's statewide testing a "toxic" mess, citing a recent survey of more than 21,000 teachers, parents and school employees statewide. More than half...

Mayor: Raise the minimum wage

Key West Citizen - Thursday, February 26, 2015

Living in the city so many refer to as "paradise" requires a higher minimum wage than Florida's $8.05-an-hour, Mayor Craig Cates said Wednesday. "It goes right with affordable housing," Cates said....

Installation of driveways

Key West Citizen - Thursday, February 26, 2015

Starting from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today through early March, driveways will be installed starting at the new hotels on North Roosevelt Blvd. at the entrance of the Waffle House at the Triangle and...

Grinch gets to go home on Saturday

Key West Citizen - Thursday, February 26, 2015

Christmas may have been two months ago, but the Grinch will be making an appearance at Higgs Beach in Key West on Saturday. The Turtle Hospital will release an adult loggerhead turtle named the...

Road closure

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Northside Drive closed for paving Northside Drive from 14th Street to Toppino Drive will be closed today and possibly Thursday for milling and paving that stretch of roadway behind the Searstown...

Plans for new school inch ahead

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Monroe County School Board on Tuesday took another incremental step in replacing the Plantation Key School with a brand new building. Board chairman John Dick acknowledged the Plantation Key school build project is becoming an old story to many locals.

Breaking ground to preserve history

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Local leaders Tuesday celebrated the start of the interior construction of a new city hall at the old Glynn Archer School. Demolition of the inside walls is complete and Burke Construction recently began rebuilding the 92-year-old school at 1302 White St.

Passed-out driver jailed for drugs in purse

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A Key Largo woman was jailed after she was found passed out behind the wheel of her running car Monday on Sugarloaf Key with a purse filled with illegal drugs, the sheriff's office said. When...

Driver gets 10 years for deadly crash

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A Miami man charged with manslaughter in a fiery head-on crash in Islamorada that killed a woman was sentenced to a decade in prison Tuesday. Didier Kichner Miles, 26, pleaded guilty to DUI...

Sewer lawsuits moving forward

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, February 25, 2015

As one lawsuit dealing with central sewers in the Lower Keys is winding down, two more are ramping up.

Cay Clubs lawyer moves to delay sentencing

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A lawyer for a former Cay Clubs executive who pleaded guilty in federal court in December wants his defendant's sentencing continued so he can spend spring break with his family. Jordan Lewin, the...