Florida Keys News

Wanted felon may be armed and dangerous

Key West Citizen - Friday, November 21, 2014

A man who is facing a prison sentence failed to show up after he was granted a furlough from jail. Detectives say since he will be heading for prison, he may feel he has nothing to lose. When...

Company: Tour headsets won't work

Key West Citizen - Thursday, November 20, 2014

Adding disposable headsets to Key West sightseeing tours isn't the answer to reducing noise complaints from locals, one company leader said Wednesday. It's not the cost of the disposable listening...

Smokeout a chance to break free of nicotine habit

Key West Citizen - Thursday, November 20, 2014

Kissing a smoker, the old adage goes, is like licking an ashtray. Fortunately, for Monroe County residents help is on the way The annual Great American Smokeout, a creation of the American Cancer...

Hearing seeks to unravel emerald hoax

Key West Citizen - Thursday, November 20, 2014

No less than 17 lawyers from four states convened in the federal courthouse Wednesday to determine whether a Mel Fisher treasure company is owed millions in legal fees after it exposed a bogus...

Cold snap won't last long

Key West Citizen - Thursday, November 20, 2014

The current cold snap in the Southernmost City isn't going to break any records. But for the tourists who picked this week to visit Key West, the breezes are a chilly reminder that the town is a...

Retiring airport chief plans on-time departure

Key West Citizen - Thursday, November 20, 2014

The retiring county airports director is leaving his successor with "lots of money and no debt," as well a bit of parting advice: "If anything goes wrong, blame me," Peter Horton told Don DeGraw on...

FIRM seeks homes for research

Key West Citizen - Thursday, November 20, 2014

Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe (FIRM) still needs roughly 24 people to volunteer their homes for inspection in order to complete one of the most comprehensive windstorm rate studies ever...

Paving on 18-Mile Stretch today

Key West Citizen - Thursday, November 20, 2014

Scheduled asphalt repairs on a portion of U.S. 1 from Key Largo to Florida City, the 18-Mile Stretch, will cause delays for motorists from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., today in both northbound and southbound...

Board approves teacher contracts

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, November 19, 2014

School District employees may have a little more spring to their steps today -- and a little extra jingle in their pocketbooks -- after the School Board voted Tuesday evening to green-light their new, two-year employment contracts.

City commission OKs bid for new City Hall

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Rejecting staff's recommendation, city commissioners Tuesday awarded the construction bid for the new City Hall at the Glynn Archer School building to Burke Construction, which had a base price of $14,997,000.

Boulevard hotels in the home stretch

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Targeted opening dates have come and gone for the four new hotels on North Roosevelt Boulevard, but two of the properties are just weeks away from welcoming their first guests. The 17-acre development project that will ultimately include four hotels and two restaurants changed hands last summer when Highgate Hotels acquired the complex.

Bondi files more appeals over same-sex marriage

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, November 19, 2014

State Attorney General Pam Bondi has filed more appeals in both a federal and state case demanding the right for same-sex couples to marry, reiterating that Florida has every right to define marriage...

Key West beating ends with conviction

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A Key West man faces up to one year in jail for pummeling another man outside a strip club a year ago. Early Oct. 26, 2013, Vladimir Prokhodnoy repeatedly punched Piotr Vdavenka in the face while...

County requests pump-out funding

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Monroe County commissioners agreed Tuesday to ask the state for continued grant funding to pay for the pumping out of sewage for boaters, but they said the county will have to eventually start...

FWC: Lobster casitas too problematic

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is abandoning a proposal to legalize now-illegal spiny lobster habitat called casitas. FWC biologists called the effort to legalize...