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Camper bites off man’s fingertip

November 13, 2018

A Hialeah, Florida man was arrested on Friday after he bit off the tip of another man’s finger at Bahia Honda State Park.Aurelio Rodriguez, 54, was charged with aggravated battery.A deputy with...more

Suspicious package found at Florida airport deemed safe

November 13, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE — The Broward Sheriff’s Office says a suspicious package that was found at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport has been deemed safe. The Miami Herald reported that...more

Florida election recount underway, tensions rise

November 12, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE — The first election workers are recounting ballots Sunday in Florida's bitterly close races for the U.S. Senate and governor, ramping up their efforts after the secretary of...more

Renowned scientist designs prosthetic flippers for injured sea turtles

November 12, 2018

One of the scientists who made the prosthetic tail that made Winter the Dolphin whole again is now helping two sea turtle amputees at the Key West Aquarium. Renowned prosthetist Kevin Carroll...more

Family and firearms

November 13, 2018

A Summerland Key man was arrested on Friday after he allegedly showed a handgun to his brother-in-law in an attempt to threaten him.Joseph Earl Skiver, 36, was charged with carrying a concealed weapon without a license and improper exhibition of a firearm.Around 12:18 p.m., deputies responded to the Summerland Shell gas station, where the victim...more

November 13, 2018

“It would go a long way in the realm of positive public perception if someone from the city explained what the extenuating circumstances were that allowed a city employee to get what is perceived as special privileges by waiving fines that were legitimately placed on that employees home if the city expects any resident to take seriously their current codes. Explanations are not just a good...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Conklin, Mirabella elected to Key Largo fire board

November 8, 2018

KEY LARGO — Commissioner George Mirabella beat political newcomer Nick Rodriquez to win a third term in Seat 4 on the Key Largo Fire Rescue & Emergency Medical Services District board,...more

Center consoles community, resolves for better union

November 7, 2018

TAVERNIER — Upper Keys residents poured into the Keys Jewish Community Center for a memorial service last Wednesday night for the 11 victims gunned down at the Tree of Life Synagogue in...more

Crash victim: Helmet, vest no help ‘against a drunk’

November 7, 2018

KEY LARGO — “Basically, it crushed my face,” Philip Weydener describes the Oct. 15 motorcycle crash in Key Largo that nearly took his life. “My life now consists of doctors’ appointments. I’ve...more

Free minibus trial run planned in Islamorada after Thanksgiving

November 7, 2018

ISLAMORADA — The village will launch its experiment with the Freebee on-demand transportation service soon after Thanksgiving.The service, free to passengers who call for service by smartphone...more

Editorials

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

Mid-term season ends — What does our future hold?

November 6, 2018

Now that the mid-term election season is mercifully over, what can we expect in the coming months? Even a crystal ball probably wouldn’t tell us exactly where we go from here. The nation’s...more

Children’s Day was best Fantasy Fest event

November 3, 2018

Now that Fantasy Fest is over, I have to say the best event was Children’s Day.Bayview Park was turned into an amusement park. Local organizations had the opportunity to run a booth, operate a...more

Help conservation with your vote

November 3, 2018

With 1,000 people moving into Florida each day, it is more important now than ever to protect the state’s most significant environmentally sensitive areas by holding them in the public trust for...more

Sports

T&W Chevron, Roost take care of business

November 13, 2018

Heading into week seven of the Key West Coed Softball League, T&W Chevron Auto Repair remained unbeaten with a win over the second-place Blind Squirrels. The Roost improved to 3-3 with a...more

Garcia named KWHS Athlete of the Week

November 12, 2018

Jesse Garcia was named Key West High School Athlete of the Week this week by Sarah Eckert, athletic director.The KWHS Athlete of the Week was chosen by Eckert for athletic achievement,...more

Pitchford matches best individual finish in Keys history; KW boys claim best team placing in 20 years of program

November 12, 2018

A final kick at the finish line helped Marathon sophomore Jonathan Pitchford steal the show at the Florida High School Athletic Association Cross Country State Championships as he passed three of...more

Youth Soccer: Players scoring multiple-goal games with season nearing end

November 10, 2018

With just one more week of regular-season action, the players are stepping up with multiple-goal games.Bryden Parsons reeled off six goals for the Alicia’s Cheetos. The Sharks Eliel Rondon netted...more