Florida Keys News

New butts litter law wins support

Key West Citizen - Thursday, February 4, 2016

A proposal to slap a $100 fine on any smoker caught flicking a spent cigarette onto a Key West beach or sidewalk easily won approval from a unanimous city commission.  The city already has an...

Local Legionnaires' victim remains hospitalized in Miami

Key West Citizen - Thursday, February 4, 2016

As the state Department of Health officials continue to search for clues about how a Key West man contracted Legionnaires’ disease, the man’s family and friends have asked for the...

HOB principal: I need a lawyer

Key West Citizen - Thursday, February 4, 2016

Horace O’Bryant School’s principal said he would seek legal counsel after receiving a list of questions by the school board’s attorneys investigating why $20,000 went missing from a...

Food pantry to receive 15-ton donation

Key West Citizen - Thursday, February 4, 2016

Green beans taste the same whether or not the can is dented. And a crushed corner on a box of spaghetti boils up just fine for working families in the Florida Keys. The Star of the Sea Outreach...

Keys Senate district seeing changes

Key West Citizen - Thursday, February 4, 2016

The recent redistricting of state and federal election districts will push current state Sen. Dwight Bullard out of the Florida Keys. Three new faces to the Keys are now vying to fill the vacancy in the 39th state Senate District, which encompasses all of Monroe County and portions of south Miami-Dade County.

City wants harbor access

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Key West will seek help in regaining access to Truman Harbor, which the Navy closed to the public in 2013 citing its national security mission. City Commissioner Richard Payne’s proposal to...

Spraying Alert

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, February 3, 2016

On Thursday, the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District will begin aerial larvicide missions via helicopter, weather permitting. Treatment area is Key West, west of First Street. Applications will...

Navy holds drill at Sigsbee Park

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Army military police officer Raymond Swank was all smiles after being “shot” by sailors Tuesday morning at Sigsbee Park during the Navy’s annual security drill.  Swank was...

Southernmost House owners file suit against own management company

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The owners of and attorneys for a historic Duval Street guest house are in court this week, trying to convince a judge that the management company hired to run the property has defaulted on their...

Local contracts Legionnaires' disease

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, February 3, 2016

State Department of Health officials Tuesday were trying to track down the source of a locally contracted case of Legionnaires’ disease. A Key West man was taken by air ambulance to Mount...

Cuban migrant windsurfs to Navy property

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, February 3, 2016

A Cuba migrant windsurfed across the Florida Straits and came ashore at Naval Air Station Key West property in the Truman Annex Tuesday afternoon.  The migrant told Navy personnel that he had...

'Bloodline' return possible, but uncertain

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, February 3, 2016

SOUTH FLORIDA — The region has reaped roughly $95.4 million over the past two years from incremental spending related to the Netflix-based “Bloodline” drama series that films mostly in the Upper Keys, according to Florida Keys and Key West Film and Entertainment Commission liaison Rita Troxel. 

NASA booster is seeing stars

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, February 3, 2016

MARATHON — Elizabeth Moore can pinpoint the moment when her passion for the stars began. One evening, when she was a 4-year-old in Alabama, her mother took her outside to look at the night...

Two-job minimum

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, February 3, 2016

FLORIDA KEYS — After a typical eight-hour shift at his state-contracted heavy-machinery operations job, Upper Keys resident Chris Richert comes home and tries to grab a few minutes to hang out with his son. 

FWC to take input on mutton fishery

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, February 3, 2016

FLORIDA KEYS — Changes could be coming to one of the region's most popular fisheries.