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Deputies: Man smoked weed while child drowned in pool

June 22, 2018

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PANAMA CITY BEACH — A Florida man is facing manslaughter charges after authorities say a child he was watching drowned in a backyard pool while he smoked marijuana with a...more

Orlando International Airport to scan faces of US citizens

June 22, 2018

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ORLANDO — Florida’s busiest airport is becoming the first in the nation to require a face scan of passengers on all arriving and departing international flights, including...more

Suspect arrested in rapper XXXTentacion’s shooting death

June 22, 2018

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FORT LAUDERDALE — Authorities in Florida have arrested a suspect in the killing of rising rap star XXXTentacion, who was fatally shot in his luxury BMW electric car as he...more

WWII survivor recalls being sent away from parents

June 21, 2018

June Klausing watches the news with a tear in her eye and a familiar feeling of fear.  “I’m not political, and I don’t want to be, but I know exactly what it feels like to...more

Man breaks into home, steals sandwich, drink

June 22, 2018

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Tavernier man on Wednesday after he broke into his former residence, threatened the residents and stole a pulled pork sandwich and a Gatorade.  Alexander Michael Sardinas, 35, is being charged with assault, burglary and petit theft. According to the police report, deputies responded to the 200...more

June 22, 2018

“Someone proposed in the Citizens’ Voice a minimum wage of $20 was needed to afford housing. Let’s do the math: $20 per hour for a 40-hour week equals $41,600. Many places rent for at least $3,000, so that comes to $36,000 per year, leaving $5,600. I didn’t take out deductions. That leaves you $107 per...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Council tables decision on US 1 access closures

June 20, 2018

ISLAMORADA — A plan to close access to U.S. 1 from two Upper Matecumbe Key streets was proceeding too fast, Village Council members agreed June 14. Under the pending proposal, the...more

Navy commander enjoys Elks fishing program

June 20, 2018

TAVERNIER — U.S. Navy Watch Commander (MA1) Stephan Dombroski-Ferguson is Florida Keys Elks Lodge 1872’s most recently sponsored military member to enjoy two days at sea through its...more

New bridge run director amped up for event

June 20, 2018

KEY LARGO — The Key Largo Bridge Run, set to return this November after a brief hiatus, is being put on by new race director Enrique “Henry” Menendez and his race...more

New PKS expected to open mid-year

June 20, 2018

ISLAMORADA — When students fill the halls of the new Plantation Key School, they can stroll down Discovery Boulevard to spend time at the Learning Piazza. Discovery Boulevard is a main hall...more


Affordable housing is crisis of our making

June 15, 2018

Affordable Housing. The crisis is at the top of everyone’s mind, yet the solution seems as far away as ever. This problem is far from new; historians can bring up examples of various...more

Cheers and Jeers

June 9, 2018

Cheers: to the city of Key West for planting canopy trees and Royal Poincianas at the Truman Waterfront park. It will be a much more pleasant area to visit and play with the shade trees and the...more

Cheers and Jeers

June 2, 2018

 Cheers: to all of the 2018 high school graduates who received their diplomas this week. This is an exciting time in your lives as you leave behind your childhoods and begin your journeys to...more

School safety now on local shoulders

June 1, 2018

After ducking this critical issue for years, the Florida governor and legislature now want to place the burden on school systems for addressing violence in schools in response to the Parkland...more


Morays put on brakes to avoid losing ways

June 22, 2018

Before a losing streak could get started, the T&W Chevron Auto Repair Morays rallied in their last at-bat to pull off a 10-9 win over the Tommy Tiles/FKWT Roncos last week in the Men’s...more

Little Conchs gain lessons before season beings

June 21, 2018

League president Pete Estevez said more than 31 aspiring youth players attended the Key West Junior Football League’s four-day free clinic each day, learning the proper techniques...more

Hometown angler founded event to help Womankind

June 20, 2018

The only Florida Keys spearfishing tournament is just around the summer bend with the 7th annual That’s What She Shot Spearfishing Tournament taking place June 22-24. The event invites...more

Troy Curry hits away for Murray Marine

June 20, 2018

5 Brothers and Murray Marine each collected a pair of victories last week in the Key West Men’s Softball League to hold onto the top two spots in the standings. With an 8-2 mark, 5 Brothers...more