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Wayward iguana causes outage

December 18, 2018

Despite myraid problems iguanas cause for many Keys residents, losing power is low on the list. On Monday, a wayward iguana at the Key West Diesel Substation in Bahama Village caused an outage...more

Coast Guard suspends search for overboard cruise ship passenger

December 17, 2018

Coast Guard crews have suspended their search for a cruise ship passenger who reportedly fell overboard on Friday, following a 32-hour search that covered 2,086 square miles.Thomas McElhany, 26,...more

Man left woman to die on freeway during first date

December 17, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE — It started out as a mystery — how did a Fort Lauderdale waitress wind up lying on a suburban freeway before dawn last weekend, getting fatally struck by numerous passing...more

Smuggler for Mexican drug cartel pleads guilty

December 17, 2018

TAMPA — An organizer for multiple Mexican drug cartels has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge for his role in smuggling thousands of kilograms of cocaine from Mexico into the United...more

Lewd comments lead to fight in the street

December 18, 2018

An Annapolis, Maryland man was arrested on multiple charges Friday after he allegedly instigated a fight with a couple on Caroline Street.Ryan Earle Newkirk, 39, was charged with battery, felony battery and damaging property over $200.Around 10 p.m., Key West Police Department detectives were driving west on Caroline Street when they saw two men...more

December 18, 2018

“It was good to read about the auto shop class at Key West High. Keep it going.”“I have been a volunteer at the new SOS Foundation Community Kitchen almost since it opened so I was pleased to read Mr. Tamborrino’s column regarding Mr. Callahan and his efforts to create a state-of-the-art kitchen to serve the community. Adding to his column, it is the happiest place to work. No one loses sight...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

‘Jingle’ social to give free beauty goodies for a cause

December 12, 2018

KEY LARGO — Cirque Salon Studios is hosting a “Jingle, Mingle & Shop” event, opening its doors to at least 15 vendors to participate.Dete Israel, who owns Salon Dete, is organizing the event...more

Council to vote on 300 housing units

December 12, 2018

ISLAMORADA — A decision to accept an allocation of 300 units for workforce-affordable housing from the state goes before the Islamorada Village Council for a first reading Thursday, Dec. 13....more

Discrimination case set for late January

December 12, 2018

MARATHON — A workplace discrimination lawsuit against the city of Marathon is set for trial during a two-week period beginning Tuesday, Jan. 22, in the federal courthouse in Key West, according...more

District sidesteps database, discusses salinity levels

December 12, 2018

KEY LARGO — Three commissioners on the Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District last week took the oath of office after being re-elected without opposition during the November election. The board...more

Editorials

Cheers and Jeers

December 8, 2018

Cheers: to all of the groups holding toy drives and giveaways for needy families this holiday season. Despite the wealth in the Keys, there are still far too many who are in desperate need of a...more

Treatment unfair to all

December 6, 2018

To the editor:Key West: Come as you are!...but have “your papers” on your person at all times.In June of last year, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Dept detained two Spanish speaking teenagers for...more

Cheers and Jeers

December 1, 2018

Cheers: to Reef Relief for teaching more than 4,000 students this last year. They have initiated the “Skip the Straw” campaign and now have 146 businesses taking part in the initiative. They...more

Key West Chamber sends letter to Nuclear Regulatory Commission

December 1, 2018

To: May Ma, Director, Program Management, US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Re: Florida Power and Light Application for RenewalDear Ms. Ma,The Greater Key West Chamber of Commerce would like to...more

Sports

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: ‘Canes blow lead in fourth, bow to Grace

December 18, 2018

Taking a double-digit lead into the fourth quarter, the inexperience of the Coral Shores High boys basketball team reared its ugly head Friday night as the ’Canes could not hold the lead against...more

PREP BOYS SOCCER: Conchs provide coach with first victory against Gulliver

December 18, 2018

Walking off the pitch on Saturday afternoon with Key West High School boys soccer Coach Marc Pierre after his Conchs topped Gulliver Prep, 2-0, in an all-important District 16-2A match, the coach...more

Conchs get much-needed experience close at home

December 17, 2018

The focus was not necessarily on winning its home opening tri-meet for the Key West High wrestling team — although it was an added bonus topping Coral Shores 54-24 and South Miami by a point...more

Lady Canes drop Dolphins in non-conference outing

December 17, 2018

A pair of first-half free kicks put the Coral Shores High School girls soccer team on the winning track with a 5-1 victory over host Marathon on Friday night. Freshman Carlie Stanley was...more