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No bomb found after threat to Key Largo business

December 15, 2018

A rash of bomb threats issued to businesses on Thursday, many of which were in South Florida, made its way to two Upper Keys businesses as well.According to a press release from the Monroe County...more

Search called for overboard cruise ship passenger

December 15, 2018

A search for a man who reportedly went overboard from the Carnival Victory cruise ship on Friday is underway.According to a press release from the Coast Guard, staff on the Carnival Victory...more

State Attorney brings charges against Marathon man for Thanksgiving murder

December 14, 2018

The man accused of murdering a Marathon woman has officially been charged with multiple felonies, including murder, by the State Attorney’s Office.Steven Matthew Wolf, 58, is charged with second...more

Sugarloaf Key man arrested for child abuse, pornagraphy

December 14, 2018

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested a Sugarloaf Key man on Tuesday for child abuse and child pornography, after a judge issued a warrant for his arrest. Fred Redmond, 64, was...more

Don’t want my vodka? Here’s a fist instead

December 15, 2018

A Key West man reportedly punched another man on Wednesday after the victim refused to drink vodka offered to him by the suspect.Tony Williams Collins, 50, was charged with battery.Around 5:20 p.m., Key West Police Department officers responded to College Road in reference to a physical altercation. Officers arrived and met with the suspect, identified...more

December 15, 2018

“I would hope that the new ‘bicycle plan’ includes a section on education for those who use two-wheeled forms of transportation: ‘Stop at stop signs, don’t text and pedal, look both ways, etc.’ Otherwise nothing has changed.”“You’re correct that it’s not a ‘right’ to live in Key West, but just because you got yours doesn’t mean younger people don’t deserve to get theirs. Businesses are...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

‘Jingle’ social to give free beauty goodies for a cause

December 12, 2018

KEY LARGO — Cirque Salon Studios is hosting a “Jingle, Mingle & Shop” event, opening its doors to at least 15 vendors to participate.Dete Israel, who owns Salon Dete, is organizing the event...more

Council to vote on 300 housing units

December 12, 2018

ISLAMORADA — A decision to accept an allocation of 300 units for workforce-affordable housing from the state goes before the Islamorada Village Council for a first reading Thursday, Dec. 13....more

Discrimination case set for late January

December 12, 2018

MARATHON — A workplace discrimination lawsuit against the city of Marathon is set for trial during a two-week period beginning Tuesday, Jan. 22, in the federal courthouse in Key West, according...more

District sidesteps database, discusses salinity levels

December 12, 2018

KEY LARGO — Three commissioners on the Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District last week took the oath of office after being re-elected without opposition during the November election. The board...more

Editorials

Cheers and Jeers

December 8, 2018

Cheers: to all of the groups holding toy drives and giveaways for needy families this holiday season. Despite the wealth in the Keys, there are still far too many who are in desperate need of a...more

Treatment unfair to all

December 6, 2018

To the editor:Key West: Come as you are!...but have “your papers” on your person at all times.In June of last year, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Dept detained two Spanish speaking teenagers for...more

Cheers and Jeers

December 1, 2018

Cheers: to Reef Relief for teaching more than 4,000 students this last year. They have initiated the “Skip the Straw” campaign and now have 146 businesses taking part in the initiative. They...more

Key West Chamber sends letter to Nuclear Regulatory Commission

December 1, 2018

To: May Ma, Director, Program Management, US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Re: Florida Power and Light Application for RenewalDear Ms. Ma,The Greater Key West Chamber of Commerce would like to...more

Sports

PREP BOYS SOCCER: Conchs pull off comeback to remain in playoff pursuit

December 15, 2018

Down 2-0 well into the second half, the Key West High School boys soccer team rallied late in the District 16-2A match with Keys Gate to notch a 2-2 tie in an extremely important game with...more

PREP GIRLS SOCCER: Lady Conchs skin Crocs with mercy-run victory

December 15, 2018

Eight first-half goals by the Key West High School girls soccer team was all they needed in their District 16-2A match with Pinecrest Prep, which was held scoreless by the Lady Conchs on Thursday...more

THE CITIZEN’S PREP FEMALE SWIMMER OF THE YEAR: Marchetti grew up with championship aspirations

December 15, 2018

Swimming is more than a family affair for Coral Shores sophomore Zoe Marchetti — it is a way of life.Her parents, Sue and Tony Marchetti, swam competitively in college and now assist Olympic...more

PREP WRESTLING: Home Stand — Conchs matsmen and cheerleaders welcoming ‘Canes, Cobras to first of four home meets this season

December 14, 2018

In the past decade, during the tenure of head coach Chaz Jimenez, the Key West HIgh wrestling team has been one of the most successful, but not celebrated, teams throughout Monroe County.Part of...more