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Florida authorities identify suspect and victims in shooting

January 21, 2019

JACKSONVILLE — Authorities have identified the suspect and victims in a Florida shooting that left three people dead and two people injured. First Coast News reports that the Jacksonville...more

Florida mayor resigns due to ‘inappropriate texting’

January 21, 2019

GULF BREEZE — A Florida mayor is resigning due to inappropriate texting. The Pensacola News-Journal reported that Gulf Breeze Mayor David Landfair resigned on Friday. Landfair had just been...more

Florida police are now withholding crime victim information

January 21, 2019

TALLAHASSEE — Some law enforcement agencies in Florida have begun withholding information about crime victims — including the names of people killed — due to their...more

School Board evaluates superintendent

January 21, 2019

Monroe County School Board members will discuss their evaluations of Superintendent Mark Porter on Tuesday.The board meets for a workshop at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Marathon High School, where members...more

Man borrows friend’s truck, never returns it

January 21, 2019

A Little Torch Key man who allegedly borrowed his friend’s truck and never returned it was arrested on Wednesday after deputies secured a warrant.Michael John Demerjian, 30, was charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle.On Jan. 12, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies met with the victim after he reported the theft. According to the report, the...more

January 21, 2019

“Of course bikes should have lights at night and stop at red lights. Stop signs, too, though our ridiculous number of four-way stops is an incentive to roll them. But drivers — ever heard of Florida Statute 316.083? It says you have to give a bike three feet when passing it. What about the constant blocking of bike lanes by delivery trucks, taxis and every other kind of vehicle? These actions...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Board to decide if FPL must factor in canals

January 16, 2019

HOMESTEAD — The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff is recommending that Florida Power & Light’s Turkey Point should consider alternatives to its cooling canal system as a condition of...more

Business district draws mixed response

January 16, 2019

ISLAMORADA — Like creative art itself, the concept for a proposed “Morada Arts Business District” in Islamorada seems to foster a wide range of interpretations.A lengthy and occasionally heated...more

Cozy showcase of creativity

January 16, 2019

ISLAMORADA — Nature provides the shade for the popular Art Under the Oaks show on Plantation Key, returning for its 36th year on Saturday, Jan. 19. More than 100 vendors will offer original...more

Hair business keeps growing

January 16, 2019

TAVERNIER — Lou Ann Buschlen never had a doubt about her career.“I started cutting hair when I was 14 years old. That was a sign,” she laughed.“It erupted in me early. I was asking people to let...more

Editorials

IWFFA introduces girls to athletics

January 19, 2019

I would like to take a moment of your time to inform the public about the International Women’s Flag Football Association. This organization is helping girls and women all over the world.The...more

Democracy in action

January 16, 2019

In small New England towns in the late 18th century, the first Americans created an experimental form of direct participative democracy. Local residents gathered in village centers to discuss...more

Wonderful to see Wounded Warriors support

January 16, 2019

Wounded Warrior cyclists were warmly received by an exuberant crowd of well-wishers and grateful students in front of Coral Shores High School during the first rest stop of their trek through the...more

Cheers and Jeers

January 12, 2019

Cheers: to Commissioner Jimmy Weekley, Reef Relief and others for bringing the sunscreen issue to the Key West City Commission for review. The proposed ordinance will prohibit the sale of any...more

Sports

PREP BOYS SOCCER: Conchs withstand Hurricanes, teams prepare for postseason

January 21, 2019

KEY WEST 4, CORAL SHORES 2 With no postseason ramifications at stake, the Key West and Coral Shores High School boys soccer teams played as if it was for the state title on Saturday night in a...more

PREP GIRLS SOCCER: Conchs peaking at proper time with fast win over Hurricanes

January 21, 2019

KEY WEST 4, CORAL SHORES 1 In their final tune-up before the District 16-2A tournament next week, the Key West High School girls soccer team toppled county and district rival Coral Shores 4-1 on...more

PREP WRESTLING: KEY WEST DUALS — Conchs sweep fourth home meet of the season

January 21, 2019

A day earlier, the dual postseason push for the Key West High wrestling team came to an end at the hands of the No. 2 team in the state, still the regular season continued for Conchs during their...more

Garcia named KWHS Athlete of the Week

January 19, 2019

Madison Garcia has been selected as Key West High School Athlete of the Week by Athletic Director Sarah Eckert. The KWHS Athlete of the Week was chosen by Eckert for athletic achievement,...more