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Florida Democrats seek special legislative session on guns

August 22, 2019

TALLAHASSEE — A call by Florida Democrats to convene a special session on guns is getting little traction among Republicans, even as Parkland school shooting survivors renew pleas for more...more

Maryland man dies while scuba diving in Florida Keys

August 22, 2019

TAVERNIER — Authorities say a 50-year-old Maryland man has died while scuba diving in the Florida Keys. Monroe County Sheriff's spokesman Adam Linhardt says Kamran Youssefieh was diving in...more

Rubio calls for compromise, bipartisanship in politics

August 22, 2019

WEST PALM BEACH — Sen. Marco Rubio decried the current lack of compromise in politics, telling a public affairs group that partisanship is splitting the country. Addressing the Forum Club in...more

Snake Creek Bridge work prompts late-night road closures

August 22, 2019

The Florida Department of Transportation will be closing U.S. 1 at the Snake Creek Bridge from 11:45 p.m. to 4 a.m., Sundays through Thursdays, for three weeks from Sept. 8 through Sept....more

Man arrested for taking spiny lobster from traps

August 22, 2019

A Sebring, Florida man was arrested recently after he allegedly took several spiny lobsters from commercial lobster traps near Long Key.James William Goughler, 43, was charged with eight counts of molesting a spiny lobster trap without permission.Around 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 16, a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer in plain clothes...more

August 22, 2019

“I just read the city manager contract attached to the City Commission agenda. It doesn’t say anything about overtime. Lots of references to how other city employees are paid. Salaried employees received a ton of overtime after Irma. This should be made clear. It is clear he can take off during normal hours for family stuff like school plays or soccer games or taking the kids to the dentist...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Council race gets early start in Islamorada

August 21, 2019

ISLAMORADA — More than 14 months away from the Nov. 3, 2020, election, three local residents have made an early start on campaigns for the Islamorada Village Council.The three candidates — Jenny...more

District holds off selling dive rescue van

August 21, 2019

KEY LARGO — After declaring the Station 24 firetruck and Station 25 dive rescue van as surplus property last month, at least one Key Largo Fire Rescue & Emergency Medical Services District...more

Get a grip on invasive species

August 21, 2019

KEY LARGO — It took wildlife experts nearly two years to nab an elusive 5-foot Asian water monitor from the Twin Lakes neighborhood in May. The same month, it took Darrel Bower just 20 minutes to...more

Keys Computer shop wants to be your backup

August 21, 2019

KEY LARGO — “Click here. We need bitcoin. We are watching you.” These are phrases used by malicious computer viruses to unload infectious malware in your computer. These email or clickbait...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

PREP CROSS COUNTRY: Marathon harriers enter season with higher goals

August 22, 2019

With the loss of only one senior, the Marathon High School cross country team returns a large and healthy group of runners.Dolphins coach Jim Murphy has the luxury of one of the biggest teams he...more

Hurricanes’ D impressive, O struggles in loss to Coral Park

August 19, 2019

Defensively, Coral Shores coach Alphonso Bryant was impressed with the way his defense responded during the preseason classic against Coral Park. Offensively, he knows his squad needs a lot of...more

Conchs rally for OT win

August 19, 2019

Five times the lead changed hands between the Key West High and Cypress Lakes football team and three other times the score was tied, including at the end of regular play, during the preseason...more

Shorthanded Dolphins undone by first-half struggles on the road

August 19, 2019

With several missing starters for the preseason, as well as several other players new to the varsity level, the Marathon High football team struggled early on against a high-powered...more