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Cops: Wife pulled into oncoming traffic, shot at husband

April 25, 2019

GAINESVILLE — Authorities say an angry 41-year-old Florida woman drove in front of her husband's car and fired several shots at him. Alachua County Sheriff's officials say Kristy Lynn...more

Florida House passes bill allowing ex-felon voting rights

April 25, 2019

TALLAHASSEE — Legislation to restore voting rights to convicted felons except murderers and felony sex offenders has passed the Florida House. The Republican-dominated House voted 71-45 Wednesday...more

Florida passes bill aimed at cutting post-hurricane lawsuits

April 25, 2019

TALLAHASSEE — Florida will soon make changes to a law that allows homeowners to sign over property insurance benefits to contractors in a move supporters say will cut down on abuse that's led to...more

Florida Senate passes bill to create 3 new toll highways

April 25, 2019

TALLAHASSEE — Florida could build three new toll highways under a bill overwhelmingly passed by the Senate. The bill passed on a 37-1 vote and is a priority for Republican Senate President...more

Liquid evidence leads to hit-and-run arrest

April 25, 2019

A Key West man was arrested on Monday after he allegedly crashed into several trash cans, damaged another vehicle and then left a trail of liquid that led from the scene of the crash to where he parked his car several blocks away.Reinier Caldentey Abrines, 34, was charged with reckless driving and leaving the scene of a crash.Key West Police Department...more

April 25, 2019

“Please ban the cruise ships and let’s see who really gets hurt. Probably those at the financial top, and they can take the hit.”“I love the Mall on Duval, but maybe for a different reason. We can walk in the street and don’t have to deal with the thousands of locals and tourists that walk on the sidewalk three and four abreast, on their phones, not looking or caring. Then, they all just...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Keys join global survey of nature

April 24, 2019

UPPER KEYS — Local students can discover the ecosystem around them, and maybe discover a new species, in a “BioBlitz” new to the Upper Keys. Florida International University staff is helping...more

State mulls reducing sea trout bag limit

April 24, 2019

FLORIDA — Although recent catches of spotted sea trout have been strong, Florida Keys fishing guides report, the state may act to trim the Keys recreational bag limit by one fish. Florida Fish...more

Ukulele enthusiasts are a plucky sort

April 24, 2019

KEY LARGO — The ukulele group that Sharon Hutkowski has formed is bigger and better than she ever thought it would be. “I should have called it the Florida Keys Northernmost Ukulele...more

A bridge too far?

April 24, 2019

ISLAMORADA — Changes would be welcome at Snake Creek Bridge, Islamorada officials say, but costs and complications of replacing the Florida Keys last remaining drawbridge could be steep.“My...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

Conchs focused on fundamentals right now

April 25, 2019

During the 19 days of spring practice, the Key West High football team is focusing on identifying who is going to fill in the blanks from last season, with several key players from the 2018 squad...more

Rain does not stop final week of regular season

April 25, 2019

Heavy rains on Friday forced the cancellation of the second 18-and-Under match, and the Southernmost Hockey Rink needed to be dewatered for a late start in Southernmost Hockey Club action on...more

Conchs have three teams advancing to state finals

April 24, 2019

With a berth in the Florida High School Athletic Association state final up for grabs during the regional finals on April 17, Key West High’s Derrick Medina stopped in the middle of his leg...more

YOUTH VOLLEYBALL: A spike in medals as local club squads take home more hardware

April 24, 2019

The Southernmost Volleyball Club added a pair of medals to their trophy case in a recent two-day tournament at the Palm Beach Volleyfest in Broward Convention Center. The 12-and-Under squad...more