Florida Keys News

Boys and Girls Clubs take in Marlins game

Key West Citizen - Friday, July 3, 2015

"Take me out to the ballgame," was the theme for two local Boys and Girls Clubs as they boarded buses to Miami for Thursday's meeting between the San Francisco Giants and Miami Marlins. The Fox...

$6 million in BP settlement for the Keys

Key West Citizen - Friday, July 3, 2015

BP has agreed to settle with the federal government for $18.7 billion for its role in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, and the Florida Keys are estimated to receive at least $6 million, a...

Holiday expected to pack hotels

Key West Citizen - Friday, July 3, 2015

The calendar in recent years has cooperated with and contributed to Keys tourism revenues, and this holiday weekend is expected to fill hotel rooms up and down the island chain. “There’s...

Authorities, officials meet to discuss abandoned boats

Key West Citizen - Friday, July 3, 2015

A contingent of Monroe County representatives participated in a meeting Wednesday in Tallahassee designed to combat one of the biggest and expensive problems in the Florida Keys, the...

Police: Duval Street gunman a hoax

Key West Citizen - Friday, July 3, 2015

Detectives are searching for the person who falsely reported being armed and taking a hostage at a Duval Street guest house Wednesday night, which led to a massive police response and the evacuation...

Spraying Alert

Key West Citizen - Thursday, July 2, 2015

The Florida Keys Mosquito Control will begin aerial larvicide missions via helicopter, weather permitting. Applications will occur today, from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m., using Bti, which is a mosquito...

US, Cuba to open embassies on July 20

Key West Citizen - Thursday, July 2, 2015

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama officially announced that the U.S. and Cuba will establish embassies in each other’s capital cities on July 20.  In Key West, city leaders have...

Burglar makes off with $700 from kids music program

Key West Citizen - Thursday, July 2, 2015

The Bahama Village Music Program, which for 15 years has provided free music lessons to Key West children, is well-versed in hosting fundraisers. But this week, the nonprofit was forced to ask for donations to make up for about $700 stolen from its office at 103 Olivia St.

Yaniz announces run for second commission term

Key West Citizen - Thursday, July 2, 2015

City Commissioner Tony “Fat” Yaniz filed paperwork Wednesday to seek a second term, saying he has made good on his promise to advocate for District 4 residents.  “I have come...

Local chefs are serious about offering safe seafood

Key West Citizen - Thursday, July 2, 2015

“Warning: Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness….”

Police swarm Duval; man barricaded

Key West Citizen - Thursday, July 2, 2015

Heavily armed Key West police shut down the 800 block of Duval Street about 7 p.m. Wednesday after a possibly armed man barricaded himself in a guest house, said police spokeswoman Alyson...

Coast Guard changes command

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Coast Guard Capt. Aylwyn Young told a crowd assembled at Sector Key West headquarters Tuesday morning how busy his last three years in command have been.  Young has overseen more than...

Police to start charging Uber drivers

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Starting today, Key West police plan to arrest anyone driving passengers for Uber, Lyft or any other ride-share service without a valid city vehicle-for-hire license.

Project makes water quality worse

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A nearly $200,000 state and Monroe County government project to restore flows to one Geiger Key canal has now severely crippled water flow in an adjacent canal and residents are stuck with a stinky mess.

Source: US, Cuba to announce plan to open embassies

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, July 1, 2015

President Barack Obama will announce today that the U.S. and Cuba have finalized an agreement to reopen embassies in each other's capitals, a major step in ending hostilities between the Cold War...