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Officials: Boy, 14, shot dead in Florida

April 22, 2019

ORLANDO — Authorities say A 14-year-old boy who was shot in a Florida intersection has died. News outlets report the Orange County Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting that...more

Officials: Road rage leads to shooting death in Florida

April 22, 2019

PARRISH — Authorities say a Florida driver who shot a man dead in a road rage argument acted in self-defense. Manatee County Sheriff's Office said in a Sunday press release the shooter was...more

Police: Girl, 2, shot with gunfire at Florida home

April 22, 2019

JACKSONVILLE — Authorities say a 2-year-old girl was wounded when a gun was fired at a Florida home. The Florida Times-Union reports three adults, the girl, her twin sister, and another boy...more

US Coast Guard suspends search for Florida swimmer

April 22, 2019

PANAMA CITY BEACH — The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for a man who went swimming in a Florida beach. The agency said in a news release on Sunday that crews searched for 27...more

Missing prescription label leads to drug charge

April 22, 2019

A Stock Island man was arrested on Thursday after he was pulled over for traffic infractions and deputies discovered he had opioid pills in a prescription bottle without a label.Steven Carl Sanchez, 48, was charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.Around 12:35 p.m., a deputy patrolling Stock Island noticed a truck make...more

April 22, 2019

“Your article regarding the city’s reaction to the potential ban on Carnival Cruise lines really summed up what this city cares about. Not a word of concern about allowing a company’s ships, which has been caught multiple times dumping oil and waste into the sea, continue to dock here. Only the usual panic over losing some tourism money. Who cares if the reef has floating feces instead of...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Businesses complain about noise law

April 17, 2019

KEY LARGO — Several business owners with live music along Florida Bay say they’re being hounded by neighboring residents complaining to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office that they are being too...more

Contestants to fish up litter in third annual tournament

April 17, 2019

ISLAMORADA — The Third Annual Litter Fish Tournament presented by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 13-8 is taking shape, or rather, being organized since the targeted “species” — discarded trash —...more

FDOT to discuss bridge removal

April 17, 2019

ISLAMORADA — State transportation officials will hold an open meeting next week to review the feasibility of replacing the last remaining drawbridge on U.S. 1 in the Florida Keys.The session...more

Key Dives offers plants

April 17, 2019

ISLAMORADA — For Earth Day, a local dive shop plans to give away indoor plants April 22 that can help clean air in confined spaces.Key Dives at Bud N’ Mary’s Marina, at mile marker 79.8 on Upper...more

Editorials

Cheers and Jeers

April 20, 2019

Cheers: To Key West High School junior Taurean “TK” Perkins, who was recently selected to represent Monroe County schools as a Sunshine State Scholar. He will travel to a think-tank conference in...more

Foundation thanks volunteers

April 20, 2019

In honor of National Volunteer Month, Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation, a non-profit organization, would like to thank our more than 40 volunteers who dedicate their time to serve as...more

Home rule is necessary for the future of Monroe County

April 20, 2019

Just a few short weeks ago, Keys elected and business leaders were relishing in their March 19 visit to the state capital for Florida Keys Day, an event that included making Gov. Rick DeSantis an...more

When is enough enough?

April 20, 2019

The Florida Keys exceeded any reasonable definition of carrying capacity years ago. Our reefs are all but dead — kept alive on life support (coral restoration) — the once crystal clear blue...more

Sports

Conchs split double header with Leopards

April 22, 2019

It was a long day of baseball for the Key West and Hernando High clubs during an untypical Saturday doubleheader at Rex Weech Field, after a ferocious thunderstorm wiped out Friday night’s...more

PREP BOYS LACROSSE: Conchs win fourth straight; host Gulliver in regionals

April 20, 2019

Make it four straight District 32 titles for the Key West High boys lacrosse team. On Thursday night in The Back Yard, the Conchs topped county rival Coral Shores, 6-2, before a few hundred...more

PREP SOFTBALL: Garcia homers to help Conchs top Keys Gate

April 20, 2019

The Key West High softball team took its fourth consecutive game on Thursday afternoon with a 6-2 win over District 16-5A opponent Keys Gate at The Back Yard. Conchs sophomore pitcher Coral...more

Top teams stumble with playoffs looming

April 20, 2019

The top teams in the 10-and-Under and 14-and-Under all fell hard during the past week of Key West Little Conch Baseball League action, but the No. 1 team in the 12-and-Under is still...more