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Man fatally shot outside Tampa mosque, suspect arrested

May 21, 2019

TAMPA — Sheriff's officials are investigating the death of a man outside a mosque in Tampa. Hillsborough County Sheriff's office tells news outlets that investigators believe the victim and...more

Miami man, 59, dies snorkeling

May 21, 2019

A 59-year-old Miami man died Saturday after being found unconscious in the water while snorkeling with his family in 6 to 8 feet of water at the Grecian Dry Rocks off John Pennekamp Coral Reef...more

Police: Teen’s shooting at football game likely gang related

May 21, 2019

JACKSONVILLE — Authorities say the shooting of a 16-year-old boy during a spring football game in Florida was most likely gang-related. Jacksonville Sheriff's officials tell news outlets...more

Teen’s body found inside home at Florida mobile home park

May 21, 2019

KISSIMMEE — Police in central Florida say they found a teenage girl dead inside a home at a trailer park. News outlets say a man called 911 Sunday night and said he'd found the girl's body...more

Four Loco, 5 charges

May 21, 2019

A homeless Marathon man was arrested on Friday after running from deputies and later spitting on them and threatening them.James Elisme, 34, was charged with assault on a law enforcement officer, battery on a law enforcement officer, threats against a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest with violence and resisting arrest without violence....more

May 21, 2019

“So while the school district, a year in advance, is starting a national search with specific job qualifications to replace the outgoing superintendent, with five months left the City of Key West has no idea what it is doing to replace the outgoing city manager or whether there will be any standards for the position.”“You say over 10,000 bicyclists did not stop at traffic lights. I’m...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Brewery joins fight to save reef from deadly disease

May 15, 2019

ISLAMORADA — A quaff for coral at a May 17 event in Islamorada may help preserve the Florida Keys reef tract. “This is something that strikes home to me as a Keys native,” said Cheryl McBay,...more

Business offers custom cabinets for the home

May 15, 2019

ISLAMORADA — A kitchen or bathroom upgrade literally can light up a homeowner’s life, says interior designer Janet Wood. Custom cabinets now come with drawers that illuminate the contents,...more

Fire district sending commissioner to conference

May 15, 2019

KEY LARGO — The Key Largo Fire Rescue & Emergency Medical Services board has approved sending Commissioner George Mirabella to the Florida Association of Special Districts Annual Conference,...more

Loggerhead sea turtles returning to nest

May 15, 2019

ISLAMORADA — Trails tell the tale of the loggerhead sea turtles’ arrival in the Florida Keys. “They’re here. We believe we have a nest now,” Sandi Williams, a longtime Save-A-Turtle beach...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

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

Early runs enough for Pace to advance past Conchs

May 20, 2019

The atmosphere at The Rex was simply electric for the Florida High School Athletic Association Region 4-5A baseball semifinals between longtime rivals Key West High and Monsignor Pace. “This...more

Outmanned Conchs set base for fall

May 20, 2019

Strictly by sheer numbers, the Key West High football team — which dressed only 29 players for its spring game on Saturday night — was simply outmatched by the 70-man roster sent out by Palmetto...more