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Monroe County Sheriff’s Office probe finds Mariners Hospital employee stole $50K

A former Mariners Hospital employee was arrested on Thursday following a months-long investigation into the theft of more than $50,000 from the hospital. Mary Ellen Mitchell-Irizarry, 40, was charged with larceny over $20,000 and fraud by obtaining more than $50,000. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office began investigating in May, when a[…]

Lower Keys Medical Center owner faces $262M settlement to government

Financial troubles continued this week for Community Health Systems (CHS), the Tennessee-based hospital company that operates Lower Keys Medical Center, when company officials agreed to pay the federal government $262 million to settle allegations of and investigations into fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid billing as well as kickbacks being paid to[…]

Two people arrested for credit card fraud

A Key Colony Beach woman and a Marathon man are facing multiple charges after they were recorded on camera using a stolen credit card. Tanya Jean Rego, 31, is charged with grand theft and three counts of illegal use of a credit card. Austin Robert Nichols, 31, is charged with[…]

Monroe County rivalry goes up a notch: ‘Fins, ‘Canes face off in crucial game toward conference title

By winning last week, the Coral Shores High football team kept not only their Southeastern Football Conference Championship hopes alive, but also that of Monroe County rival Marathon. One of those dreams will be dashed today, when the Hurricanes travel south, for the only time this season, to take on[…]

Free KidCare eligibility calculator now online

To help Florida families interested in applying for Florida KidCare, the Florida Healthy Kids Corporation recently debuted a free online eligibility calculator.  This new tool uses two key pieces of information — family size and annual household income — to estimate a family’s monthly premium payment for Florida KidCare coverage.[…]

Citizens’ Voice: Oct. 5

“Thank you for the workshop for the Truman Waterfront Park that was held on the USCG Cutter Ingham. It was very informational. I learned a lot. I learned that the Truman Waterfront Park needs more shade trees.” “I keep checking my own intellectual abilities every time I read another story about[…]

Cates gives final speech to business guild as mayor

Key West Mayor Craig Cates got a bit choked up on Wednesday when speaking as mayor for the last time at the Key West Business Guild luncheon at the Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel. Cates opened his discussion by saying that the guild’s Executive Director Dan Skahen had asked him[…]

What are they thinking?

The Florida Keys, and particularly the City of Key West, have long had a somewhat contentious relationship with the Florida Department of Transportation, with the struggle typically centering around the state’s lack of understanding about the needs and intricacies involved in being a series of small communities linked solely by a[…]

No charges filed in dual stabbings

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office does not expect to file any criminal charges as part of its investigation into a violent machete attack against a female liveaboard in Boot Key Harbor in the early morning hours of Sept. 28. According to Sheriff’s Office spokesman Adam Linhardt, the case appears to be[…]

Assistance sought in identifying Key West graves

Historic Key West Cemetery Sexton Russell Brittain, as part of an ongoing mapping project, is asking the help of people who might have family buried in unmarked graves. The city is nearing completion of a Geographical Information System (GIS) project that will identify burial locations. When the project is complete,[…]