[ x ] close

News

Florida man gets life term for killing neighbor over noise

August 17, 2019

NEW PORT RICHEY (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting his neighbor. The Tampa Bay Times reports that 62-year-old Qiu Ke was sentenced Wednesday...more

Florida man gets life term for killing pregnant ex-partner

August 17, 2019

GAINESVILLE (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend. The Gainesville Sun reports that 31-year-old Nelson Armas was sentenced...more

Handling conundrums when you are short staffed

August 17, 2019

Borrowing from Peter to pay Paul is clearly not a good sign. We think of that conundrum as an issue of financial capital, but in the Keys, we have to do the same with human capital. Staff...more

Record number of Florida tourists but overseas visits down

August 17, 2019

ORLANDO (AP) — Florida had more than a 5% increase in tourists in the first half of the year, but visits from international travelers were down. Figures released Thursday by Visit Florida,...more

Homestead man leads cops on chase

August 17, 2019

A Homestead, Florida man was arrested Thursday after he led police on a 4-mile chase on U.S. 1.Jacob Dieugrand, 34, was charged with fleeing and eluding a law enforcement officer.Around 5:18 a.m., a Monroe County Sheriff’s deputy was parked on the side of the road near Mile Marker 104 monitoring southbound traffic speed when he spotted a silver Toyota...more

August 17, 2019

“Can’t the parking department get kiosks that actually work at Key West Bight and the fire station parking lots? The touch pads are virtually impossible. Also, you can pay using the phone app, but it is not available for residents to use with their tag number. Can someone address these issues?” (Editor’s note: Tuesday’s Key West City Commission agenda includes authorization for the purchase...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Boat towing business enlists ‘Sober Skippers’

August 14, 2019

KEY LARGO — Keeping boaters safe at sea might start with putting a name on a dotted line, says Cheryl Powers of Sea Tow Key Largo. “Any time we do a show or community event, we always work to...more

County applies for housing funds

August 14, 2019

KEY LARGO — Monroe County has submitted a Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery request for up to $8 million for new construction funding and up to $2.1 million for land acquisition...more

Marine science outing caps summer camps

August 14, 2019

KEY LARGO — A touring team of marine science professionals based in the Florida Keys winds down the summer youth-camp season with an Aug. 31 session at Baker’s Cay Resort. “We’re all locals...more

Meters discussed for Fills, Anne’s Beach

August 14, 2019

ISLAMORADA — Day-trippers may one day be greeted by parking meters at the sharply reduced parking spots at the Indian Key Fill area and at Anne’s Beach park when it reopens. Money raised by...more

Editorials

Environmental legislation misses the point

August 17, 2019

In a recent Key West Citizen jeer to the City of Key West, the editors poked at the City for attempting to outlaw plastics and to make the City a plastic-free zone.At least one resident believes...more

Cheers and Jeers

August 10, 2019

Jeers: To those who display or allow to be displayed the dozens of vinyl banners at various locations in Key West. Between the dog park on White Street, the ballpark fences and even residential...more

Slow down, partner; this isn’t the Wild West

August 10, 2019

Iguanas. They are the unwelcome guest, lizard non-grata. The mere mention of them conjures extreme feelings of angst, frustration and disgust in many of us. Even hardcore animal lovers have a...more

Cheers and Jeers

August 3, 2019

Cheers: To the USS Billings, the massive 389-foot Naval vessel and its arrival in Key West. This brand new littoral combat ship recently docked in the Southernmost City and is being officially...more

Sports

MEN’S SOFTBALL: IBEW 1900 overcomes FKAA to preserve ‘bragging rights’ in second annual First Responders/Utility Workers Tournament

August 17, 2019

As predicted, the competition was a bit tougher on the defending champs in the second annual First Responders/Utility Workers Tournament. In 2018, the IBEW Local 1900/Keys Energy softball...more

MEN’S SOFTBALL: IBEW 1900 overcomes FKAA to preserve ‘bragging rights’ in second annual First Responders/Utility Workers Tournament

August 17, 2019

As predicted, the competition was a bit tougher on the defending champs in the second annual First Responders/Utility Workers Tournament.In 2018, the IBEW Local 1900/Keys Energy softball squad...more

PREP VOLLEYBALL: New formation, new players necessary for playoffs push

August 17, 2019

During the past three seasons, the Marathon High School volleyball team has lost to Palmer Trinity in the District 8-4A tournament, but still advanced to the Class 4A State Semifinals. This...more

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Team chemistry key if ‘Canes aspire for berth in postseason

August 17, 2019

During the past two seasons, the Coral Shores High School volleyball was eliminated from the District 16-5A tournament by Keys rival Key West. The Hurricanes do not have to worry about the...more