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Florida man accused of attacking police woman after crash

January 18, 2020

FORT LAUDERDALE — A man attacked a police woman who was trying to arrest him after a car crash in South Florida, officials said. WSVN-TV reports Marcelas Jones, 29, has been arrested on...more

Murder suspect caught on Greyhound bus in Florida

January 18, 2020

GAINESVILLE — A murder suspect was arrested as he rode a Greyhound bus on a Florida highway, officials said Friday. WKMG-TV reports the Florida Highway Patrol received a request from the...more

NSA finds major security flaw in Windows 10, free fix issued

January 18, 2020

The National Security Agency has discovered a major security flaw in Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system that could let hackers intercept seemingly secure communications. But rather than...more

Woman accused of beating toddler to death in Florida

January 18, 2020

DAVENPORT — A woman is facing child abuse and manslaughter charges in the death of her 13-month-old boy, officials said. Detectives with the Polk County Sheriff's Office said Neidy...more

Financial scams on the rise throughout Florida Keys

January 11, 2020

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is an seeing an increase of a variety of financial scams, from Craigslist rental posts to a telephone IRS/Social Security scam. There have been eight scams reported to the Sheriff’s Office since Jan. 1 dealing with financial fraud totaling tens of thousands of dollars. On Jan. 2, a Big Coppitt Key man reported...more

January 18, 2020

“In capitalism the worker can become the owner. In socialism the ‘community’ owns everything and the worker can never get ahead. Plus, as Margaret Thatcher observed ‘The problem with socialism is that sooner or later you run out of other people’s money.’”“According to Hackley, they knew about tooth tartar in 1855. How about flossing?”“In capitalism, bread is lined up for the consumer. In...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Council interested in artificial reef

January 15, 2020

ISLAMORADA — A new artificial reef could provide benefits to tourism and relief for the beleaguered Florida Keys reef, Islamorada Village Council members agreed Jan. 9. “It’s a proven fact...more

Council seeks candidates for Meads’ seat

January 15, 2020

ISLAMORADA — A replacement to serve out Cheryl Meads’ term on the Islamorada Village Council likely will be selected by council members at the board’s Jan. 23 meeting.“This is not the first time...more

County still at odds with wedding vacation rental

January 15, 2020

KEY LARGO — The Monroe County Circuit Court is taking the county’s code violation case against Thurmond Street Partners, a vacation rental enterprise that hosts weddings, under advisement at this...more

Financial scams on rise in Keys

January 15, 2020

FLORIDA KEYS — The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is seeing an increase of a variety of financial scams, from Craigslist rental posts to a telephone IRS/Social Security scam.Nine scams have been...more

Editorials

Single-use plastics debate rages throughout cities, county

January 18, 2020

Every time the single-use plastics debate emerges, you’d think it was the most vital issue on the planet. Forget about world hunger or global warming, single-use plastics are apparently the...more

Cheers and Jeers

January 11, 2020

Cheers: To the Key West Literary Seminar for hosting its 38th annual gathering of the world’s most esteemed writers — along with their avid readers. This year, authors include Billy Collins,...more

Surviving Keys’ ‘Hell Week’ … for now

January 11, 2020

The term “Hell Week” means different things to different people in the Keys. For the seven years I’ve lived in the Keys, I’d scoffed at the term as either an exaggeration or perhaps just some...more

Cheers and Jeers

January 4, 2020

Jeers: To Vivian Tapia-Smith, a Key West woman who has been charged with embezzling more than $250,000 from her former employer, Sears. Tapia-Smith not only faces a felony charge of grand theft...more

Sports

Conchs bounced by Panthers for 2nd straight year

January 18, 2020

For the third straight season, the Key West High wrestling team was just a single victory away from garnering a trip to the FHSAA State Finals in the Team Dual Championships. In order to claim...more

Exhibit from fly fishing museum at Islamorada Center

January 18, 2020

You can learn about the legends of saltwater fly fishing, breakthrough saltwater fly designs, the effect of Flagler’s railway extension on fly fishing in the Florida Keys and more by viewing “On...more

Lower Keys guides set to host second ‘Get Trashed’ cleanup

January 18, 2020

Local fishing guides will hold their second annual cleanup event, “Get Trashed with the Lower Keys Guides,” on Saturday, Jan. 18. [caption id="attachment_7225761" align="alignright"...more

Tourney draws 161 players to 2-day event at Higgs Courts

January 18, 2020

Local pickleball players fared well in the Lucy Kitcher Presents Key West Gamma Pickleball Classic last weekend at the Higgs Beach pickleball courts. Of the 161 players who took part in the...more