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Former officer arrested for trespassing at school

November 17, 2018

The Key West Police Department arrested a former officer on Thursday after he was seen trespassing on school district property.Dennis Edwin Ryan, 41, was charged with two counts of trespassing on...more

Marathon marina honored by Marinalife publication

November 17, 2018

MARATHON — Marathon Marina, an oceanfront marina and RV resort, is a winner in Marinalife’s ninth annual Best Marina Contest. The winners are determined by a six-month survey of...more

The Wright family satisfies customers at the first Miami Subs

November 17, 2018

Starting a business in Key West is fairly easy. Dozens of people offering dozens of products and services open up shop every year.Few survive to celebrate their first anniversary, because staying...more

Undercover operation leads to crack cocaine bust

November 16, 2018

A three-month investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office led to the arrest of a Florida City man on Thursday for selling crack cocaine in Marathon.Kevens Baret, 31, was charged with four...more

Man arrested for child molestation

November 17, 2018

A Key Largo man was arrested on Thursday for the sexual abuse of an underage girl after the incident was reported by one of the victim’s family members.Robert Garrett Nelson, 32, was charged with lewd and lascivious behavior/molestation of a victim under the age of 12.According to the report, the victim notified her family member, who then went to the...more

November 17, 2018

“Something must be done to bring about actual change, other than just a lot of people being rightly outraged. Anyone who was compelled by the city to pay fines (or a percentage thereof) that the city employee was excused from (in the thousands of dollars) should sue to have their payments returned, under the statute of equal protection under the law. Blatant corruption cannot be...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Councilman looks to close deadly pass

November 14, 2018

ISLAMORADA — A local councilman wants to ban his own boat from a narrow channel off Whale Harbor, along with other motorized craft.“I’m a guilty offender myself,” Village Councilman Mike Forster...more

Early morning crash fatal for pedestrian

November 14, 2018

MARATHON — An early morning traffic incident left a man dead last Friday morning after he was struck by a passing vehicle on U.S. 1.Around 6:30 a.m., a pedestrian was walking on the northbound...more

Homestead hunter lands biggest python

November 14, 2018

HOMESTEAD — One of the South Florida Water Management District’s snake hunters last week killed the largest Burmese python caught so far in the state — a 17-foot, 5-inch female weighing 120...more

Lease of reservoir land called ‘shameful’

November 14, 2018

SOUTH FLORIDA — Everglades advocates and Florida’s potential next governor this week objected to an unexpected lease extension granted to a sugar company farming the site of a future reservoir —...more

Editorials

Response team targets shops

November 17, 2018

Cosmetic shops in Key West have a well-known reputation for verbally harassing pedestrians, using high-pressure sales tactics and taking advantage of seniors, especially women.These cosmetic...more

Thank you, Key West

November 17, 2018

I feel like I constantly repeat myself when saying this, but I think this is the most amazing small town in the country! The next day after Hurricane Michael hit the Panhandle, I sat at my desk...more

Cheers and Jeers

November 10, 2018

Cheers: to Mayor Craig Cates for his 10-year tenure at the helm of the Key West city government. Cates is an ardent supporter of the community and has devoted his time to countless causes over...more

Snowbirds gardening in Paradise

November 10, 2018

Timing is everything in so many things and gardening is no exception. Full-time residents of the Keys enjoy myriad delights of the summer – glorious blooming shrubs and bountiful quantities of...more

Sports

Garcia’s intensity and drive made him a standout for the Conchs

November 17, 2018

From the first time Jesse Garcia stepped onto the Key West high football field, his work ethic did not go unnoticed — so much so that by the time he was a sophomore, the Conchs’ h-back on offense...more

Lady Conchs have potential but must find way to develop grit

November 17, 2018

The season started off much better for the Key West High girls soccer team and second-year head coach Tom Bellingham.The Lady Conchs took an easy 4-1 win over District 16-2A opponent Florida...more

Tournament inspired by 41st US President George Bush honors war heroes, benefits Florida Keys fishing guides

November 17, 2018

ISLAMORADA — Cheeca Lodge and Spa recently announced results of its sixth annual All American Backcountry Fishing Tournament, held Nov. 8-10, in Islamorada. The event gathered the industry’s...more

What they lack in skill, Lady Fins make up with emotion, purpose

November 17, 2018

Third-year Marathon High girls soccer coach Kelly Struyf has a good idea of her team’s strengths and what needs work after their 6-0 win against Archbishop Carroll on Wednesday night at home.The...more