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3 teens killed in causeway crash

June 20, 2019

SARASOTA — Authorities say two teenage brothers and a teenage girl are dead following a crash on a Florida causeway. A Sarasota police news release says the crash occurred early Wednesday...more

Boeing is moving space headquarters to Florida

June 20, 2019

TITUSVILLE — Boeing says it's moving the headquarters of its space and launch division to Florida. The company said Wednesday it was moving the space division headquarters from Arlington,...more

Florida man drags officer with car after marijuana is found

June 20, 2019

ORLANDO — A Florida man is facing attempted murder charges after police say he dragged an officer who had found marijuana in his vehicle during a traffic stop. WKMG-TV reports 25-year-old...more

K-9 unit demonstrates search and recovery abilities

June 20, 2019

MIAMI — Florida's four-legged rescue workers are preparing for another potentially busy hurricane season. Miami-Dade firefighters held a demonstration Wednesday to show off the recovery tactics...more

Man charged with burglary, mischief

June 20, 2019

A Key West man was arrested on Saturday after he reportedly confessed to stealing from his former employer.Raymond Jeremiah Tardiff, 42, was charged with burglary of an unoccupied structure and criminal mischief in excess of $200.Around 9:45 a.m., Key West Police Department officers responded to Gulfstream Fishing on North Roosevelt after the owner...more

June 20, 2019

“The city should save the historic cable huts on Mallory Dock instead of adding just another restaurant in the area.”“It is good to be the City of Key West when you want to redevelop property. HARC? No problem! Zoning regulations? We make up new interpretations to fit our needs! Taxpayer money? There is always another fee to raise! Fulfilling promises made? That was some other commission!...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Afro Roots touring gig ends next weekend

June 19, 2019

KEY LARGO — The northernmost island boasts a culturally diverse population and will soon serve as a cultural melting pot as host of the 21st Annual Afro Roots Fest. The event, taking place...more

Councilman: Village losing money on Fill

June 19, 2019

ISLAMORADA — Trash and environmental damage at the Indian Key Fill area stand out as major issues for the village of Islamorada, but safety and costs also will be raised in a Friday meeting with...more

Eco-lodge developer fined for habitat destruction

June 19, 2019

ISLAMORADA — Owners of an Upper Matecumbe Key property envisioned as an environmentally friendly “eco-lodge” admitted guilt June 11 to illegal filling in protected wetlands. Bonefish Holdings...more

Filling vacancy hastened by wastewater board

June 19, 2019

KEY LARGO — The Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District is seeking a new commissioner to fill the non-partisan seat vacated May 21 by Steve Gibbs. Gibbs, who was reelected to a second four-year...more

Editorials

Take responsibility for Indian Key Fill, please

June 15, 2019

Anyone making the trek from the Middle and Lower Keys to the mainland understands how treacherous certain parts of U.S. 1 can be, even on a good day. Add in the never-ending stream of...more

Cheers and Jeers

June 8, 2019

Cheers: To those parents who have kept current with recommended vaccination protocols for their children. They are not only protecting their own families, but also their children’s classmates and...more

Questions enforcement of liveaboards

June 1, 2019

I am concerned about recent code enforcement actions along the South Roosevelt seawall that are making it difficult for people to get to work and inconsistent with the need for affordable housing...more

Remember D-Day participants

June 1, 2019

Between 1941 and 1945, Key West, just like every other community in the United States, watched as its sons left home to defend freedom, liberate horrifying concentration camps and put an end to...more

Sports

MEN’S SOFTBALL: 5 Brothers top dawgs with month remaining

June 19, 2019

Unless 5 Brothers does another nosedive like they did last season, they are in full control of the Key West Men’s Softball League with a perfect 9-0 record. After a two-game skid two weeks...more

COED SOFTBALL: 5 teams sport 4 losses with plenty on line tonight

June 18, 2019

The standings got a little tighter with just one game played last week in the Key West Coed Softball League. Two games were on the docket, but Key West Health could not field enough players to...more

Key West garners FHSAA’s Rozelle Sportsmanship Award

June 18, 2019

A total of 17 schools garnered the Florida High School Athletic Association’s Fred E. Rozelle Sportsmanship Awards last week and among those was Key West High as the Class 5A winners for...more

Ugly forecast turns into almost-perfect day for event

June 17, 2019

The weather prediction was gloomy the night before the 23rd annual FKCC around Key West with a probability of much of the same on race day. Luckily for FKCC Aquatics Director and race...more