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Police arrest suspect in shooting that locked down college

September 19, 2018

WINTER PARK — Police have arrested a 19-year-old man who they say injured another man in a shooting that placed a Florida college on lockdown for several hours. Officials at Rollins College...more

State to step up croc removal efforts

September 19, 2018

MONROE COUNTY — American crocodiles intent on making a comfortable home in Florida Keys neighborhoods may soon face an eviction notice.“We do recognize that having a crocodile living next to...more

Tavernier’s murder-related cases conclude

September 19, 2018

PLANTATION KEY— Two high-profile court cases slated for trial for some time recently concluded with plea agreements. An additional 15 years of prison time for selling cocaine has been added to...more

Two plead not guilty to elder abuse

September 19, 2018

KEY LARGO — A doctor and caregiver who operated two unlicensed in-home healthcare facilities in the Upper Keys, one of which housed an 85-year-old woman who died after living in what authorities...more

Key West man arrested for shoplifting in Marathon

September 19, 2018

A Key West man was doing a lot of shopping, but no actual buying, when he was arrested Monday night in Marathon.Kevin Parks Skinner, 56, faces changes of grand theft, possession of stolen property and possession of a pill without a prescription after deputies found an Adderall pill in his possession.The incident started when Deputy Michael Maleta of the...more

September 19, 2018

“Congrats to the city staff who who were proactive in keeping the peace during Poker Run. I had heard rumors that low-life riders were going to block lower Duval with their bikes. It is time that the City Commissioners listen to their residents and let this debacle die.”“How did it come to pass that the last big tree on the 700 Eaton Wine Bar site came down this week? Not on the Tree...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Clothes with a focus on comfort, fashion

September 19, 2018

ISLAMORADA — Lolita’s Boutique is a women’s apparel shop on Plantation Key named after owner Soira Ramos’ Shih-Tzu pup, which, to her, is her world — along with her new storefront.Lolita’s...more

Committee: No powerboats in deadly wheel ditch

September 19, 2018

ISLAMORADA — A “wheel ditch” channel at Whale Harbor should be closed to powerboats, an Islamorada advisory panel recommends. “This is a 100 percent no-brainer,” Bob Mitchell, chairman of...more

Dolphins deliver gear, more to Keys

September 19, 2018

ISLAMORADA — The Miami Dolphins commitment to support the Florida Keys after Hurricane Irma was delivered, in part, by a box truck loaded with football gear for Monroe County’s three public high...more

Homecoming was a year in works

September 19, 2018

TAVERNIER — A year to the day that her longtime residence was destroyed by Hurricane Irma, SueEllen Bennett’s new home arrived on Sept. 10.“It’s just the way it worked out,” Bennett said. “I hope...more

Editorials

Change can be tough, but we welcome it

September 8, 2018

Several years back a former newspaper colleague shared an expression with me I’d never heard before — “Change or Die.” We were discussing how the media industry was changing, since the digital...more

Cheers and Jeers

September 8, 2018

Cheers: to the Trophia Foundation for its atest plantings of Poinciana trees. Not only did the organization donate $50,000 after Hurricane Irma for replanting canopy trees that were lost in the...more

Spread Key West tolerance

September 1, 2018

It was 1979 and I find myself standing in the checkout lane at Fausto’s with a cart full of food for a five-day fishing trip to the Tortugas. Clearly visible are two whole chickens, several...more

Support tax scholarship program

September 1, 2018

The 2018 Florida legislative session passed and signed into law a new House bill (HB) that allows any tenant who pays a rental or licensee fee that is subject to a business rent tax to make a...more

Sports

Coleman leads pack in semiannual event

September 19, 2018

Local PE teacher Mark “Coach Iron” Coleman did it again in the Florida Keys Community College Sprint Triathlon.Coleman, 43, raced to a time of 54:40 to take first overall on Sunday morning in the...more

‘Canes have no answer for former coach

September 17, 2018

With former coach Ed Holly patrolling the opposite sidelines, the playbook for the Coral Shores high football team seemed to be no secret as Holly had his Westminster Christian squad fully...more

Second-half surge powers Dolphins to third straight win

September 17, 2018

The grind-it-out mentality of the Marathon High football team once again paid off as, tied with visiting St. John Paul II at halftime, the Dolphins were able to pull away in the second half with...more

SOUTHERNMOST BOCCE

September 17, 2018

SOUTHERNMOST LEAGUEwww.southernmostbocce.orgMONDAY W L GBWaterfront Brewery 11 1 0Keys Armored Express 10 2 1Esky Rods 9 3 2Chewbocce 8 4 3Mary...more