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Officials: Boy, 14, shot dead in Florida

April 23, 2019

ORLANDO — Authorities say A 14-year-old boy who was shot in a Florida intersection has died.News outlets report the Orange County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting that happened...more

Officials: Florida man ignites bomb, posts video on Facebook

April 23, 2019

ORANGE CITY — Authorities say a Florida man ignited a homemade pipe bomb that flew into his neighbor's yard and shared a video of the outcome on Facebook. The Volusia County Sheriff's...more

Officials: Road rage leads to shooting death in Florida

April 23, 2019

PARRISH — Authorities say a Florida driver who shot a man dead in a road rage argument acted in self-defense.Manatee County Sheriff’s Office said in a Sunday press release the shooter was a...more

Sheriff’s sergeant suspended for selling police gear on eBay

April 23, 2019

JACKSONVILLE — A sheriff's sergeant in Florida has been suspended for 45 days after authorities say he sold police-issued gear on eBay. The Florida Times-Union cites an internal affairs...more

Two bites lead to arrest of NJ man

April 23, 2019

A Toms River, New Jersey man was arrested on Sunday after he reportedly bit a man twice during a struggle over a Rolex watch.Michael Francis Arena, 62, was charged with aggravated battery.Around 11 a.m., Monroe County Sherriff’s Office deputies responded to Big Coppitt Key after receiving reports that a man was bitten during a fight. Deputies detained...more

April 23, 2019

“I’m envious of all these people whose lives are so amazing that their biggest problem seems to be when someone addresses them using an innocuous noun with nothing but good intent behind it.”“I just hate it when people are born without a funny bone. I love the commercial where the GEICO lizard is called ‘Honey’ and ‘Sugar’ by the female counter person.”“I’ve had clerks and servers explain...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Businesses complain about noise law

April 17, 2019

KEY LARGO — Several business owners with live music along Florida Bay say they’re being hounded by neighboring residents complaining to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office that they are being too...more

Contestants to fish up litter in third annual tournament

April 17, 2019

ISLAMORADA — The Third Annual Litter Fish Tournament presented by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 13-8 is taking shape, or rather, being organized since the targeted “species” — discarded trash —...more

FDOT to discuss bridge removal

April 17, 2019

ISLAMORADA — State transportation officials will hold an open meeting next week to review the feasibility of replacing the last remaining drawbridge on U.S. 1 in the Florida Keys.The session...more

Key Dives offers plants

April 17, 2019

ISLAMORADA — For Earth Day, a local dive shop plans to give away indoor plants April 22 that can help clean air in confined spaces.Key Dives at Bud N’ Mary’s Marina, at mile marker 79.8 on Upper...more

Editorials

Cheers and Jeers

April 20, 2019

Cheers: To Key West High School junior Taurean “TK” Perkins, who was recently selected to represent Monroe County schools as a Sunshine State Scholar. He will travel to a think-tank conference in...more

Foundation thanks volunteers

April 20, 2019

In honor of National Volunteer Month, Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation, a non-profit organization, would like to thank our more than 40 volunteers who dedicate their time to serve as...more

Home rule is necessary for the future of Monroe County

April 20, 2019

Just a few short weeks ago, Keys elected and business leaders were relishing in their March 19 visit to the state capital for Florida Keys Day, an event that included making Gov. Rick DeSantis an...more

When is enough enough?

April 20, 2019

The Florida Keys exceeded any reasonable definition of carrying capacity years ago. Our reefs are all but dead — kept alive on life support (coral restoration) — the once crystal clear blue...more

Sports

Hurricanes win conference tournament after unbeaten regular season

April 23, 2019

The Coral Shores High School girls softball team made a habit this season of winning by large margins, and the Lady ’Canes captured the South Florida Softball Conference championship last week by...more

KEY WEST COED SOFTBALL LEAGUE: Losers become winners after 6 weeks of action

April 23, 2019

The cellar-dweller teams from last season are atop the Key West Coed Softball League standings, each with a win last week at Pepe Hernandez Field. Topping the charts is playoff finalist...more

With regular season over, playoffs get underway

April 22, 2019

The A Division playoffs began on Thursday with nail-bitter ending between Arnold’s Towing and Niles Sales & Service, but on Friday the rains came and halted First State Bank’s domination of...more

Conchs split double header with Leopards

April 22, 2019

It was a long day of baseball for the Key West and Hernando High clubs during an untypical Saturday doubleheader at Rex Weech Field, after a ferocious thunderstorm wiped out Friday night’s...more