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Appellate panel rejects appeal, 3 months after recounts

February 16, 2019

TALLAHASSEE — Three months after the races for Florida governor and U.S. Senate were decided in recounts, a federal appellate court panel has denied an appeal of a ruling over signatures on...more

Governor’s order reveals probe into South Florida lawmaker

February 16, 2019

BOCA RATON — An executive order issued by Florida's governor shows that a South Florida lawmaker is being investigated for petit theft, trespassing and criminal mischief. The investigation...more

Tourism agency wants visitors to help preserve the Florida Keys

February 16, 2019

Like dinner guests eager to help with dishes, and houseguests happy to help their hosts however they can, officials with the Florida Keys’ tourism marketing agency are confident that visitors to...more

White woman threatens black deputy with KKK during arrest

February 16, 2019

DELAND — A white woman in Florida who was stopped on suspicion of drunk driving told a black deputy she would have the Ku Klux Klan burn crosses on his property. The Volusia County...more

Wanted man also faces drug trafficking charge

February 16, 2019

A Key West man with an active warrant was arrested on Wednesday after an anonymous tipster alerted police that he was at a bar on Greene Street.Justin Ryan Blok, 29, was arrested on a warrant for battery – second or subsequent offense. He was additionally charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell.Around 1:45 a.m., an...more

February 16, 2019

“I love dogs. I don’t have one because I don’t want to walk and pick up after it. If you choose to have a dog then the dog, and its poop, are your problem. I get you don’t want to carry poop around with you. That’s the same reason I don’t want it in my trash. But it’s your dog so you’re responsible for it. Is this really so hard to understand?”“So if this new ‘Mall on Duval’ taking place on...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

7-Eleven, worker housing proposed for ‘downtown’ Key Largo

February 13, 2019

KEY LARGO — Developers are proposing a convenience store and eight affordable housing units at mile marker 99.5, bayside, just beyond the southbound traffic light at Key Largo’s busy “downtown”...more

Escape room opens in castle building

February 13, 2019

KEY LARGO — You can only escape by stealing the three eggs from the evil King Blamsfar’s castle and returning them to their rightful owner, Dragoness Rendyth, in less than an hour. That’s the...more

FKAA moves sewer project along

February 13, 2019

KEY LARGO — The installation of a decentralized sewer collection and treatment system at the Cross Key/Monroe Park has recently gained traction after a Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority request to...more

Float under the moon on a kayak

February 13, 2019

NO NAME KEY— A serene sunset paddle with a view of the nearly full moon over No Name Key raises money to support Florida Keys wildlife refuges. The next monthly Full Moon Kayak Excursion from...more

Editorials

Cheers and Jeers

February 16, 2019

Cheers: to Fury and the City Commission for taking another look at the Bight lease and for reopening the bid process. Questions were raised that were not adequately addressed and some of the...more

Flu season is upon us in the US

February 15, 2019

It’s easy to dismiss reports that this is flu season, because after all, the flu is boring, getting a flu shot is a hassle and since I haven’t had the flu, why bother?In reality, the flu killed...more

Let the facts speak for themselves

February 15, 2019

In your February 5 article, “Cosmetic shop owners, managers speak out,” two cosmetic store owners profess complete innocence to ripping off customers, apparently with a straight face....more

Let freedom ring

February 14, 2019

Most of our County Commissioners have affirmatively responded to the wishes of their constituents. During Tuesday's commission meeting, they accurately identified and summarily dismissed Goal 109...more

Sports

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Historic season for Coral Shores comes to close

February 16, 2019

By simply walking onto the court during the regional round of the Florida high School Athletic Association’s 5A State Tournament, the Coral Shores High girls basketball team made history by...more

YOUTH SOFTBALL: League leaps into action with power at all levels

February 16, 2019

After the opening ceremony last Thursday at the Rosa E. Hernandez Softball Field, it was down to business for the teams in all three divisions of the Key West Girls Softball Recreational...more

YOUTH HOCKEY: SMHC celebrates 25 years of youth hockey

February 15, 2019

The Southernmost Hockey Rink got a recent facelift to help the Southernmost Hockey Club celebrate its 25th anniversary. SMHC Board vice president Joyce Milelli said games begin today with the...more

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Key West’s season ends in playoff opener loss

February 15, 2019

Through an inconsistent season, Key West High boys basketball coach James “Roc” Osborne has been searching for an answers to help his team make the winning plays in the fourth-quarter stretch.He...more