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Florida deputy dies in traffic crash

July 22, 2019

DEERFIELD BEACH — A Florida sheriff's deputy died after his patrol car crashed into a pickup truck as he responded to a domestic violence call. Broward County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman...more

Grand jury: Florida schools, police bickering over security

July 22, 2019

TALLAHASSEE — Some Florida school districts and law enforcement agencies have not fully complied with security measures enacted after a 2018 high school massacre because they are bickering...more

Mannequins help students learn ins and outs of health care

July 22, 2019

MIAMI — Lying on the table, surrounded by two nurses, a woman shrieks in pain, "There's something horribly wrong!" She's in labor, and nurse Shanti Fernandez is helping to deliver her baby....more

Monster grasshoppers swarm the Everglades

July 22, 2019

EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK — They may well have been aliens from another planet for a French family visiting Everglades National Park: almost frighteningly huge bright orange and yellow...more

Erratic driving leads to charges of DUI

July 22, 2019

A Key Largo woman was arrested early on Friday morning for DUI after a deputy allegedly saw her driving erratically on U.S. 1.Nykki Alyzabeth Thompson, 22, was charged with DUI and DUI with a blood alcohol level over .20Around 3:22 a.m., a Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputy was on patrol near Mile Marker 92 when he spotted a beige Chevrolet Malibu...more

July 22, 2019

“Sweet memories of parking along Smathers Beach and the Bridle Path with my date, who is now my spouse. Nothing better than growing up in the beauty of the Keys. I love my island.” “Once lodging occupancy rates hit 90% or higher, that means that consumers are already going elsewhere. When tourists are searching for a room, that one weekend day they want is already gone, or they can’t get that...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

A much-needed shelter after the storm

July 17, 2019

FLORIDA KEYS — If Stacey, Ann, Kristy and Diane were standing in a lineup, at least one of them has reported being a victim of sexual or physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner....more

Council to mull tax hike; housing, resort projects

July 17, 2019

ISLAMORADA — Overall real-estate property value in Islamorada gained $32.9 million over the past fiscal year, putting the new value at more than $3.714 billion.That new figure from the Monroe...more

Fire district mulling tax cap increase

July 17, 2019

KEY LARGO — The local fire and emergency medical services commission has informally decided to make the “big ask” on next year’s election ballot for voters to raise the current cap on property...more

Former CFO files suit against Ocean Reef

July 17, 2019

NORTH KEY LARGO — A former vice president and chief financial officer of Ocean Reef Community Association is suing the company and former manager David Ritz, alleging retaliation for her efforts...more

Editorials

Consider other options for school bus parking plan

July 20, 2019

At their end of their work day, drivers bring Key West school buses to the Trumbo Road parking lot, so they can have a wonderful view of sunset.Trying to vacate the Trumbo property to make room...more

Support for mermaid concept could benefit reefs, ocean

July 20, 2019

Writing as a private citizen and not as a member of the Truman Waterfront Advisory Board:The proposed sea theme of a beautiful and classy, bronze mermaid sculpture at Truman Waterfront Park would...more

What we have here is a failure to evaluate

July 20, 2019

The Monroe County School District price tag of $16.75 million for the new bus depot facility on Stock Island continues to test the mettle of School Board members after entities like the Key West...more

Use Stock Island property for workforce housing

July 13, 2019

The Greater Key West Chamber of Commerce urges the Monroe County School District Board to consider the prospect of utilizing the property on 5th Street and 3rd Avenue in Stock Island as a...more

Sports

Tennis Key West to run 3 weeks of youth clinics

July 20, 2019

Although school begins in mid-August, there is time to enroll your child in one or all three of the Summer Kids Tennis Camps hosted by Tennis Key West, LLC at the 1800 Atlantic tennis...more

RUGBY: Key West tops Bermuda Police

July 20, 2019

In front roughly 125 enthusiastic fans, an untested Key West Rugby Club was able to open its 16th season with an impressive 20-15 victory against a very experienced Bermuda Police Rugby Club at...more

Williamson back on top with gold and silver; Specoka sisters claim pair of fourth places; 7-year-old Houze takes third in ATA debut

July 20, 2019

For 50 years, Little Rock has been the site for the American Taekwondo Association Top 10 World Championships, where the best of the best must first qualify to compete in the highly regarded...more

Bottom seeds step up to contend for title

July 19, 2019

There is something about playoffs that brings the best out of a team. Over and over, it is said, come playoff time, everyone is on level ground. Much was the case on Friday night for the Men’s...more