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Fake Uber driver gets 30 years for sexually assaulting teen

June 19, 2019

FORT MYERS — A Florida man who pretended to be an Uber driver to sexually assault a college student has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Willie Foust pleaded guilty to sexual battery...more

Judge: Church must return $2 million from Ponzi scheme

June 19, 2019

WEST PALM BEACH (AP) — A judge has ruled that a Florida church and its two pastors should return $2 million in donations they received from a parishioner who stole the money in a Ponzi...more

Parking lot shooter wants to call sheriff as defense witness

June 19, 2019

TAMPA — Attorneys for a Florida man accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black man during a dispute over a parking space want to call as an expert witness the local sheriff. The Tampa Bay...more

Sheriff suspended after Parkland shooting fights for his job

June 19, 2019

TALLAHASSEE — A lawyer says Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' decision to suspend the sheriff who oversaw the response to the Parkland school shooting was a knee-jerk reaction based on politics, not...more

KW man arrested for having cocaine, ‘2C’

June 19, 2019

A Key West man was arrested Friday for drug possession after police conducted a search warrant at his home at the Stadium Mobile Home Park.Mohammed Masudur Rahman, 31, was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia.Around 6:30 a.m., the Key West Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit...more

June 19, 2019

“Why in the world does a supposed single-family home proposed on Amelia need two pools? Can you say vacation rental? When are we going to stop turning Bahama Village into an extension of the tourist district? It’s time for the Planning Board to stop approving variances that allow larger homes and mini-hotels to be built in our neighborhood!”“While I respect your right to comment, your...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