Florida Keys News

County to offer first comments on proposed Walmart

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The public will receive its first chance to comment on a development agreement that could bring a Walmart to Rockland Key. The Monroe County planning staff, acting as the Development Review...

KWPD cleared in hit-and-run case

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, June 27, 2017

A complaint against the Key West Police Department by the victim of an unsolved hit and run accident was thrown out by the Citizen Review Board Monday. The board unanimously exonerated the KWPD of...

Bank robber's sentencing pushed back

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, June 27, 2017

A 36-year-old homeless man who pleaded guilty in February in federal court to robbing the Old Town Centennial Bank of $3,200 in October will face a maximum of 20 years in prison when he is sentenced...

Federal agents arrest four in Fentanyl case

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Four people accused of conspiring to distribute the powerful opiate Fentanyl in Monroe County were indicted last week and three were arrested on Friday by federal agents.  Christy Dale Shell...

Spraying Alert

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District has scheduled an aerial adulticide missions Tuesday, June 27, from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m..  The airplane mission, over Key West, Stock Island and Key...

Lawyer donates $3,000 drone to emergency responders

Key West Citizen - Monday, June 26, 2017

Key West emergency responders are set to join the technological front lines as a private attorney is gifting the city with a $3,000 drone.  Attorney Stuart Grossman said he will donate a...

Big Pine Key Publix draws closer

Key West Citizen - Monday, June 26, 2017

A plan to bring a Publix grocery store to Big Pine Key is moving forward and the developers will publicly discuss the project on Tuesday. Monroe County government planning staff, acting as the...

District to boost mosquito trial on Stock Island

Key West Citizen - Monday, June 26, 2017

The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District is increasing the number of lab-reared mosquitoes it is releasing as part of a trial on Stock Island.  The district is conducting a trial release of...

Spraying Alert

Key West Citizen - Monday, June 26, 2017

On Monday, June 26, the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District will conduct an aerial larvicide mission via helicopter, weather permitting, from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. The treatment area is Key...

School Board tackles weighty agenda

Key West Citizen - Monday, June 26, 2017

County education officials will have a full plate in front of them when they meet Tuesday in Key West to tackle an agenda that includes a student drug testing policy and the $3.15 million purchase of...

Two airlifted in separate crashes on U.S. 1

Key West Citizen - Sunday, June 25, 2017

Two people were airlifted in separate crashes on U.S. 1. A Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputy was airlifted to a Miami hospital Friday night after another car drifted into his lane and...

Local shooting case sends ripples statewide

Key West Citizen - Sunday, June 25, 2017

A Key West shooting case could become the legal benchmark for similar cases for all of Florida in the future.  The legal maneuvering and pretrial legal proceedings...

Arraignment set in AR-15 rifle case

Key West Citizen - Sunday, June 25, 2017

A Key West man, who was convicted in 2012 for shooting an AR-style rifle on Truman Avenue, was again arrested on June 11 with an AR-15 rifle, a Glock handgun and 200 rounds of ammunition, knee...

Emerging Sculpture Trail adds culture to the Keys

Key West Citizen - Sunday, June 25, 2017

Two of the eight giant artistic exhibits along the emerging Florida Keys Sculpture Trail have been permanently installed as a prestigious public art project. The remaining six sculptures will be...

Monroe County firefighter arrested after bar fight

Key West Citizen - Sunday, June 25, 2017

RAMROD KEY — A Monroe County Fire Rescue fighter accused of attacking a man after he reportedly refused to give him a cigarette was arrested Friday night, according to the Sheriff’s...