Florida Keys News

FKAA won't appeal Turkey Point plan

Key West Citizen - Saturday, June 25, 2016

The Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority board agreed Friday to hold off on appealing an order that gives Florida Power & Light 10 years to draw back a saltwater plume threatening the Keys’...

Candidate event draws crowd

Key West Citizen - Saturday, June 25, 2016

Local political candidates had their first chance after officially qualifying to sway voters Friday night at the Hometown! Political Action Committee’s public forum. Candidates from all 13...

Reef protection to highlight Underwater Music Festival

Key West Citizen - Saturday, June 25, 2016

Divers and snorkelers can explore a portion of the world’s third-largest coral barrier reef while enjoying a unique sub-sea concert Saturday, July 9, in the Lower Florida Keys. The 32nd annual...

Woman killed in crash

Key West Citizen - Saturday, June 25, 2016

A 50-year-old Homestead pedestrian was killed Thursday afternoon at Mile Marker 98 after she was struck attempting to cross the highway, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.  Janet...

Longtime commissioner draws a challenger

Key West Citizen - Saturday, June 25, 2016

A late challenger has entered the race for the City Commission seat occupied by incumbent Clayton Lopez. Air National Guard Master Sgt. Nathan Brock, 35, is a combat veteran with multiple...

Coast Guard nabs 4 tons of pot

Key West Citizen - Saturday, June 25, 2016

Three men suspected of attempting to smuggle nearly four tons of marijuana in a go-fast boat were arrested by Coast Guard crews earlier this month, according to federal court records filed...

FKAA to discuss Turkey Point plan

Key West Citizen - Friday, June 24, 2016

FKAA Director Kirk Zuelch is concerned that the 10 years the state has given Florida Power & Light to eradicate a saltwater plume threatening the Keys’ drinking water supply is too long,...

FWC sets new limits on mutton and barracuda

Key West Citizen - Friday, June 24, 2016

State fishery managers agreed Thursday to place more restrictions on two popular fish in the Florida Keys, mutton snapper and barracuda.  The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission...

City prepares for upgrades to Cozumel Park

Key West Citizen - Friday, June 24, 2016

Although most park renovation talk in town centers on the Truman Waterfront, another update is moving along at the much smaller Cozumel Park. Located at the end of 19th Terrace, the micro-park will...

Senior center murder trial begins

Key West Citizen - Friday, June 24, 2016

The attorney for the man accused of murdering Air Force veteran and Key West native Carl Eric Johanson in 2011 told jurors in his opening statement Thursday that police arrested the wrong...

Milone eyes Utility Board seat

Key West Citizen - Friday, June 24, 2016

Key West Utility Board candidate Tom Milone hopes to do away with the flat-rate customer service charge and focus more on alternatives to fossil fuels. Milone called the service charge — which...

FKCC finds high-tech success at NASA

Key West Citizen - Friday, June 24, 2016

High-altitude bacterial dispersal, robotic vehicles and rocket launches are no longer relegated to the realms of science fiction.  Florida Keys college students worked on all three missions...

Hammond files for bug board

Key West Citizen - Friday, June 24, 2016

Key West resident Steven Hammond is taking a second crack at the Mosquito Control Board seat currently occupied by Steve Smith. Smith, a long-time incumbent and Democrat, narrowly defeated Hammond,...

White Street Pier dedication moved to June 29

Key West Citizen - Friday, June 24, 2016

The dedication ceremony renaming the White Street Pier after Key West philanthropist Edward B. Knight will be held on June 29, according to the city. The ceremony to honor the 99-year-old businessman will begin at 10 a.m at the base of the pier, which will renamed the Edward B. Knight Pier, city spokeswoman Alyson Crean said.

New pier blacktop gets broken in

Key West Citizen - Thursday, June 23, 2016

Rather than celebrate the smoother surface of White Street Pier, many residents complained online about what they thought was a new blacktop material that made the pier too hot to use. But crews...