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Florida boy, 9, killed while riding bike to school

May 22, 2019

SARASOTA — Authorities say a 9-year-old Florida boy was struck and killed by a truck while riding his bike to school. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports that Roman Miller died at a hospital...more

Florida charged with threatening to bomb federal buildings

May 22, 2019

PENSACOLA — Authorities say a Florida inmate made several bomb threats that led to evacuations at two federal buildings. An FBI complaint says 24-year-old Noah Stirn faces federal charges of...more

Florida man faces prison time for fake disaster aid claims

May 22, 2019

JACKSONVILLE — A Florida man faces up to 20 years in prison for providing false information to the Federal Emergency Management Agency in order to receive disaster assistance. The office of...more

Police ID man killed in road rage case; suspect held in jail

May 22, 2019

FORT LAUDERDALE — Authorities say a Florida man is accused of fatally shooting a motorcycle driver during a road rage incident. On Monday, Fort Lauderdale police identified 40-year-old Cerrone...more

Between a ‘rock car’ and a hard place

May 22, 2019

An Orlando, Florida man was arrested on Monday after he was spotted driving a stolen vehicle on U.S. 1.Irvin James Lefere, 33, was charged with operating a vehicle without a license, grand theft of a motor vehicle and petit theft.Around 12:03 p.m., Monroe County Sheriff’s Office dispatch notified deputies that a truck traveling southbound near Mile...more

May 22, 2019

“Mr. Hackley’s diary shows we have the same weather now as we did in 1831.“What did you people do to this island? It was like St. Barts in the ‘70s. Quiet, friendly, no traffic, laid-back paradise. Now it reminds me of Tijuana. I hope you all got rich!”“Abandon bikes problem puzzled me, too. Our bike czar could impress us if he instituted a ‘red-tagging’ program. Create a hotline to report...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Councilman to seek state house seat

May 22, 2019

ISLAMORADA — An Islamorada Village Council member will set his sights on a term in the Florida Legislature.“It’s tough to keep a secret in the Florida Keys,” Jim Mooney said of his planned...more

Elderly man: Feeding cats led to assault

May 22, 2019

KEY LARGO — Robert Smith winds his way through the Upper Keys in the middle of the night caring for his feline friends. He has a lot. Over the last seven years, he’s been feeding feral cat...more

Fire board at odds on service level, taxes

May 22, 2019

KEY LARGO — Talk of property taxes and levels of service during a recent Key Largo Fire Rescue & Emergency Medical Services District meeting once again devolved into bickering among the...more

Marathon preps for rising seas under ‘Peril of Flood’ law

May 22, 2019

MARATHON — The city of Marathon hosted a discussion and review last Thursday of its current policies and regulations for surface water management and flood damage prevention. All of Marathon...more

Editorials

Dog owners must be responsible, considerate

May 18, 2019

We love our dogs. We spoil them, we photograph them, we even enter them in parades. There’s no denying our unadulterated affection for our furry friends. Not only that, but Key West and rest of...more

Cheers and Jeers

May 11, 2019

Cheers: To the Key West City Commission and mayor for extending the contract of City Manager Jim Scholl through Oct. 1. With the city’s budget due at that time, it is wise to have a proven...more

New education legislation threatens core values

May 11, 2019

Every time I think that the state Legislature has gone too far, they go even further. So, I choose once again — during National Teacher Appreciation Month — to point out the bigger picture...more

What is affordable housing?

May 4, 2019

There’s a development taking place to create “workforce housing” where workforce housing already existed. It doesn’t get any cheaper to own your own trailer and pay rent for the small plot of...more

Sports

5 Brothers, Jolly’s whoosh to top of league after 2 weeks

May 22, 2019

After a couple of weeks in the new season for the Key West Men’s Softball League, one team hasn’t  played, three have lost all of their games, and 5 Brothers and Jolly’s...more

Poinciana Elementary scoops titles with masses of speed and strength

May 21, 2019

It was a sweep for Poinciana Elementary School on Saturday morning at the 46th annual Fifth Grade Track Meet. The boys and girls teams each took first place to capture first place overall at...more

Coffey leads Troopers Bar to first; Sanborn breaks 100-mile course mark

May 21, 2019

Ethan Coffey tried to do the Keys 100 Ultramarathon twice before but failed. On Saturday in the 12th annual event, the Knoxville, Tennessee resident tried it again this time with a team of...more

Master Batters win 3rd, challenges top team today

May 21, 2019

One of the two new teams that started with a 0-3 record has won three straight to improve to 3-3. Master Batters eked by T&W Chevron Auto Repair to drop them into a second-place tie at 5-3...more