Florida Keys News

Higher tides, street flooding rattle locals

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Unusually high tides coupled with strong winds from a few days ago caused street flooding across the island late Sunday night that measured three feet, the National Weather Service said. The agency...

Chamber contest brightens holidays

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Key West isn't known for silent nights, when all is calm. But the town is always bright during the holiday season, with homes and businesses lighting the island skies and lifting spirits...

Spreading community cheer

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The smell of turkey filled the air on Maloney Avenue on Stock Avenue Monday afternoon, as the owners of De Luna's cafe began preparing for a free neighborhood pre-Thanksgiving feast. The owners...

Fernandez sues city over broken contract

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, November 25, 2014

David Fernandez, the former assistant city manager who retired in July, sued the city of Key West in state court Monday for breach of contract, demanding reinstatement as utilities director. The...

Juror claims court rules broken

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A former female juror in the Peter Hedvall murder case told circuit Judge Mark Jones Monday that she and several other jurors discussed the case while evidence was still being presented -- in one...

City seeks new logo for old seaport

Key West Citizen - Monday, November 24, 2014

Earlier this year, a city advisory board voted to christen the old downtown marina off Caroline Street as the Key West Historic Seaport. For years, various people referred to the once scruffy, now...

OSCS is small, but big in learning

Key West Citizen - Monday, November 24, 2014

Imagine a public school where there is no competition when it comes to getting an education. A school where a student learns at his or her own pace, while developing a strong self-image, independence, responsibility and self-motivation. The Ocean Studies Charter School based in Tavernier is such a place.

Worker helps with sign-ups

Key West Citizen - Monday, November 24, 2014

The marketplace just got a little bit more competitive for Monroe County residents interested in signing up for health insurance through the marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). A...

City picks EMS billing firm, director

Key West Citizen - Sunday, November 23, 2014

The city of Key West has taken two big steps closer to taking over the island's emergency ambulance services, having chosen a company to collect the bills and a medical director. City staff will...

Citizen writer arrested

Key West Citizen - Sunday, November 23, 2014

Longtime Citizen staff writer Terry Schmida was arrested early Saturday morning on allegations he attempted to run over a restaurant waitress with his car after failing to pay a $9 bill, according to...

The long roads ahead

Key West Citizen - Sunday, November 23, 2014

The year 2020 still may sound like the date in a science-fiction novel, but it's a year already filled with road construction projects for Monroe County. Chris Rosenberg, assistant work program...

FWC targets lionfish, crocodile boom

Key West Citizen - Sunday, November 23, 2014

Described as a plague by the chairman of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the explosion of the lionfish population in Florida's waters has many on the board...

Airport to get supercharged

Key West Citizen - Sunday, November 23, 2014

Residents and Florida Keys tourists will soon have something to be charged up about in Marathon, and it doesn't have to do with politics or a new hotel. The Monroe County Commission has approved a...

Video shows Eimers bleeding from ear

Key West Citizen - Saturday, November 22, 2014

Key West police went out of their way to avoid collecting evidence in the Charles Eimers case, including a newly discovered video that shows his face coated in sand and blood smeared over his ear,...

Old Town gets connected

Key West Citizen - Saturday, November 22, 2014

Duval Street visitors no longer must hope to find an unsecured wireless network, or use costly data plans to post Facebook photos, surf the web, find a popular restaurant or get directions to the...