Florida Keys News

Big Pine Key murder trial looms

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

BIG PINE KEY — It’s been more than five years since 18-year-old Franklin Joaquin Randleman Jr. was shot in his grandmother’s Big Pine Key mobile home and prosecutors say the...

Medical examiner wants more money

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The head of a Monroe County government office that is currently being audited to determine if tax dollars are being spent appropriately wants nearly $200,000 more a year at his discretion. Monroe...

Hospital drops lawsuit against Braddock

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Lower Keys Medical Center on Monday dropped its lawsuit against the Rev. Steve Braddock, who last month publicly accused the hospital of aggressive and questionable billing practices. The voluntary...

Waterfront Brewery owners face code violation for hosting parties too soon

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The wait continues for the opening of the Waterfront Brewery, which has yet to pass fire and building inspections required by the city.  But the brewery’s backers, Joe Walsh and Chris...

Mr. Chapman's music machine moving on

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Mr. Chapman sat Monday on the porch at 213 Petronia St., where it intersects Chapman Lane in Bahama Village.  The brightly lit, three-wheeled sound machine Chapman pedals nightly through Old...

Citizen Review Board votes to investigate one Taser incident

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The volunteer board that investigates allegations made against Key West police officers decided Monday night to investigate the arrest of a homeless man who was shocked with a Taser. Citizen Review...

Two boats strike bridges in separate incidents

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

One boat crashed into the Fleming Key bridge Friday and another hit the Seven Mile Bridge Sunday, according to the Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.  There was...

Murder trial looms

Key West Citizen - Monday, July 27, 2015

It’s been more than five years since 18-year-old Franklin Joaquin Randleman Jr. of Big Pine Key was shot in his grandmother’s mobile home and prosecutors say the murder trial against...

Sewer utility seeks damages

Key West Citizen - Monday, July 27, 2015

The owners of the sewer utility on Stock Island are going after a Florida Keys environmental group and one of its members for $471,438 in legal fees and court costs. The environmental group...

Citizen Review Board to look into Taser cases involving police

Key West Citizen - Monday, July 27, 2015

The Citizen Review Board will decide Monday whether to investigate two arrests in which Key West police officers used a Taser stun gun on their suspects, including a drunken woman accused of refusing...

Local entertainer to appear on reality TV show

Key West Citizen - Monday, July 27, 2015

The streets and clubs of Key West have no shortage of entertainers: fire jugglers, singers, dancers, and unicyclists to name a few. One local entertainer will be taking his talents to primetime...

School board begins budget hearings

Key West Citizen - Monday, July 27, 2015

One week after advertising the budget, the Monroe County School Board will reconvene Tuesday as they hold the first of three budget hearings.  The fiscal year for the school district begins at...

Peary Court's market value under debate

Key West Citizen - Sunday, July 26, 2015

Key West has bought more time to put together a plan to buy Peary Court for $55 million by putting off a proposed referendum until 2016.  Now, city staff has to determine whether it’s the...

Island airline seeks county approval

Key West Citizen - Sunday, July 26, 2015

The owners of a private, island-hopping airline are hoping to begin operations in Key West this fall, offering more affordable and accessible air travel options for everyone. Not everyone landing in...

Running of the Bulls helps cap Hemingway Days

Key West Citizen - Sunday, July 26, 2015

Roughly 100 “Papas”, donning white shirts and pants, equipped with red sashes, scarves and berets, got in their thrills Saturday afternoon during the 35th Hemingway Days Running of the...