Florida Keys News

City to shine light on street lamp illumination issue

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, September 27, 2016

To make sure the Caroline Street is cast in the right light, city officials will experiment with the brightness levels of pedestrian street lamps this week. Neighborhood residents and businesses...

Police: Murder on Peacon Lane

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Key West police detectives have finished the on-scene investigation at 312 Peacon Lane and classified the death as a homicide Monday based on the location of the gunshot wound and other factors, according to a press release. 

Opponents challenge each other at forum

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Candidates for several local and state offices squared off publicly Monday night In Key West for first time since the primary elections and the gloves came off several times as the candidates tried to take their opponents to the canvas.

Wendy Tucker was here in the heyday

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Wendy Tucker was there. 

School Board members to consider land swap proposal

Key West Citizen - Monday, September 26, 2016

School officials will discuss switching and swapping properties in Key West during its meeting Tuesday in Marathon. The board meets at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Marathon High School Media Center. Board...

Post office addressing postal woes

Key West Citizen - Monday, September 26, 2016

“Come in, get it out, get it going.” That’s the mantra of newly hired Key West Postmaster Larry Cowan. The former Kansas resident has big plans for the southernmost postal service,...

Keys boat captain eyeing survival

Key West Citizen - Monday, September 26, 2016

Paul Wachter could be a millionaire. Confidentiality agreements prohibit the Keys marine mechanic, captain, rock star and father from saying too much about how long he lasted as a contestant on the...

Hometown PAC forum scheduled for tonight

Key West Citizen - Monday, September 26, 2016

The Florida Keys-based Hometown PAC will hold the first of its two final candidate forums before the Nov. 8 general election tonight in Key West. The first question and answer forum is about six...

No (fowl) play suspected in chicken deaths

Key West Citizen - Sunday, September 25, 2016

Despite recent reports, the sky is not falling. The Key West chicken population is doing just fine. Recent botulism cases at Bayview Park and the Overseas Market parking lot have caused a reduction...

County eyeing third helicopter

Key West Citizen - Sunday, September 25, 2016

Monroe County is mulling purchasing a third air ambulance helicopter to possibly fill the void left when Lower Keys Medical Center ends its contract with the private company LifeNet in...

Zika fears keep some travelers away

Key West Citizen - Sunday, September 25, 2016

Travelers’ fears about the mosquito-borne Zika virus have prompted a handful of hotel cancellations in the Florida Keys, but no large-scale bailout — yet.  Tourism officials are...

Additional housing planned for Key Haven Road

Key West Citizen - Sunday, September 25, 2016

More than 10 years after receiving initial approval, signs of progress on a 43-unit upscale residential development on Key Haven can now be seen. Several acres of land off U.S. 1 and Key Haven Road...

Three bodies found off Keys

Key West Citizen - Sunday, September 25, 2016

Three bodies were found floating about 23 miles southeast of Islamorada on Saturday. The discovery of the first body was made by a fisherman around 10:45 a.m., according to the U.S. Coast Guard,...

Smuggler in migrant drowning case to plead

Key West Citizen - Saturday, September 24, 2016

One of two men the government alleges were smuggling Cuban migrants in a boat that capsized in a storm south of the Dry Tortugas seven years ago in which five people were presumed to have...

Summerland housing review set

Key West Citizen - Saturday, September 24, 2016

The public will have its first chance Tuesday to comment on a proposed project that could bring 150 new affordable housing units to Summerland Key. Monroe County government planning staff will...