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10 sent to hospital after bus, 2 vehicles collide in Orlando

February 20, 2019

ORLANDO — Fire rescue officials say 10 people have been taken to hospitals following a crash involving a bus and two passenger vehicles in Orlando. Orange County Fire Rescue officials tweeted...more

Florida man charged with aiming red laser at helicopter

February 20, 2019

CLEARWATER — A Florida man has been charged with pointing a laser at a law enforcement helicopter. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office helicopter was monitoring a fire in Clearwater early...more

Florida to ban dumping blood off beaches to lure sharks

February 20, 2019

TALLAHASSEE — Florida is preparing a new statewide ban on the practice by fishermen along the state's iconic beaches of dumping bloody fish guts into the ocean to lure sharks closer to shore —...more

Florida woman accused of scamming Hurricane Irma victims

February 20, 2019

ORANGE CITY — A Florida woman has been arrested twice on multiple charges after authorities say she scammed hurricane victims while posing as a public adjuster. A statement released by the...more

Speeding leads to 2 Florida women in jail

February 20, 2019

A traffic stop by the Florida Highway Patrol resulted in the arrest of two women for possession of drugs on Monday.Zoey Dae Lucille Dillard, 21, of Pinellas Park, Florida, was charged with possession of cocaine. Alexis Nicole Parton, 21, of Saint Peter, Florida, was charged with possession of cocaine and possession of a controlled substance without a...more

February 20, 2019

“I went down to Duval Street on Friday night hoping for the best, as the saying goes, we’re just putting lipstick on a pig. Duval Street is the same [expletive] it’s been for the past 15 years and getting worse by the day. Unless the city wakes up and decides to promote the quality of our tourist instead of the quantity it’s just going to get worse. This was the same scene as any other...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Islamorada school may close doors

February 20, 2019

ISLAMORADA — Island Christian School, an Islamorada institution for nearly five decades, may close its classroom doors for good in late May.A final decision on the future of the Pre-K through...more

Ramrod Key trio finds creativity amid hurricane’s destruction

February 20, 2019

LOWER KEYS — After dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma on Ramrod Key, three local artists decided to get “salty.”Dawn Davis, Terri Colonna and Katty Crews came together to support their...more

Schools, organizations honored with awards

February 20, 2019

MONROE COUNTY — Several schools and organizations were recognized with Great Educational Moments, or GEM, awards by the Monroe County School District last week. Two schools also received state...more

Sculpture trail piece could move south to FDOT property

February 20, 2019

ISLAMORADA — Three statues acquired as a Florida Keys art project need a home.Islamorada Village Council members, meeting Feb. 21, will consider asking the Florida Department of Transportation to...more

Editorials

Appreciate county’s stance on Goal 109

February 16, 2019

On behalf of the Sugarloaf Shores Property Owners Association, I would like to thank all of you [County Commissioners], and especially county planning staff, for all the hard work you put into...more

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

Sports

Cupid pelts 5 Brothers with a pair of defeats

February 20, 2019

The fellas could not play on Valentine’s Day so there were only two games last week in the Key West Men’s Softball League, both of which drove a stake into the heart of 5 Brothers who lost in...more

PREP GIRLS LACROSSE: Lady Conchs have eyes fixed on district trophy

February 20, 2019

If their start at the preseason tournament was any indication of how they will fare this season, the Key West High School girls’ lacrosse team could have a very prosperous year and postseason.At...more

Women’s team to start racing out of Key West

February 20, 2019

The Key West Community Sailing Center (KWCSC) has announced it will launch a Women’s Sailing Team on March 2, which will compete in regattas throughout the Florida Keys, South Florida and the...more

PREP BOYS LACROSSE: Key West dives into new year with humbling loss at home

February 19, 2019

Opening day for the Key West High School boys lacrosse team was not what Coach Jake Luce expected to begin the 2019 season. The Bartow Yellow Jackets stung the Conch 30 seconds into the...more