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KWHS student faces more charges

April 20, 2019

The State Attorney’s Office announced on Thursday that they would be issuing additional charges to the Key West High School student who was arrested after he reportedly brought a gun to...more

Central Florida cities among fastest growing in US

April 19, 2019

ORLANDO — When it came to population growth last year, cities in central Florida grew by stadiums. Metro Orlando grew by 60,000 residents last year, almost as large as the number of people who...more

USCG Sector Key West welcomes Chamie

April 19, 2019

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Key West bid farewell to its now-retired commanding officer, Capt. Francisco S. Rego, and welcomed its new commanding officer, Capt. Adam A. Chamie, in a joint...more

Woman gets socks for homeless

April 19, 2019

It never hurts to ask. And Mary Leen did just that a few months ago when she contacted Bombas.The sock manufacturer that donates a pair of socks to homeless shelters for every pair it sells made...more

Asleep at the wheel, arrested for 3rd DUI

April 20, 2019

A Hobe Sound, Florida woman was arrested on Tuesday for DUI after she was found sleeping in her running vehicle.Kelsi Rae Schlemmer, 28, was charged with DUI — 3rd offense within 10 years.Around 8:20 p.m., Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the Publix in Islamorada after a manager reported a woman was slumped over in the driver’s seat...more

April 20, 2019

“I was in Vegas last week and couldn’t help but notice the similarities even though one town is in the middle of the desert and one is a tropical island: locals overwhelmed by tourists, tourists wandering in traffic, tourists walking down the street with drinks in hand, inflated hotel rates and rolling animated billboards.”“After 46 years in Old Town, my neighbors are gone. All short-term...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

Marathon Games challenge athletes with five events

April 20, 2019

MARATHON — Thirty-five hearty athletes participated in the second Marathon Games Pentathlon on April 13 at Banana Bay Resort in Marathon. The pentathlon featured individual entrants and teams...more

PREP BOYS LACROSSE: Conchs win fourth straight; host Gulliver in regionals

April 20, 2019

Make it four straight District 32 titles for the Key West High boys lacrosse team. On Thursday night in The Back Yard, the Conchs topped county rival Coral Shores, 6-2, before a few hundred...more

PREP SOFTBALL: Garcia homers to help Conchs top Keys Gate

April 20, 2019

The Key West High softball team took its fourth consecutive game on Thursday afternoon with a 6-2 win over District 16-5A opponent Keys Gate at The Back Yard. Conchs sophomore pitcher Coral...more

Top teams stumble with playoffs looming

April 20, 2019

The top teams in the 10-and-Under and 14-and-Under all fell hard during the past week of Key West Little Conch Baseball League action, but the No. 1 team in the 12-and-Under is still...more