Florida Keys News

FWC nabs two in separate wildlife cases

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Two men accused of poaching lobster and snook were nabbed in separate incidents in the last three days by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.  On Friday, Emilce Rodriguez...

County slow to pass pot law

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The Monroe County government is now the lone holdout on implementing a law that would give police officers discretion about whether to criminally cite someone for possessing small amounts of...

Frank Cicalese found a 50-year career

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, May 3, 2016

You'll hear him before you see him. With a smart-mouthed remark always on the tip of his tongue and dozens of gold bangles jangling from both wrists, Frank Cicalese proudly perpetuates about six gay stereotypes with every step he takes.

Cuban migrant smugglers trial set

Key West Citizen - Monday, May 2, 2016

Two alleged Cuban migrant smugglers indicted in December likely will not go to trial before December as the defense attorney needs time to locate witnesses in the island nation, according to court...

Judge recommends dismissing excessive force case

Key West Citizen - Monday, May 2, 2016

A federal magistrate judge is recommending that an armed man’s claim that he was falsely arrested and illegally roughed up by Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies during a 2013...

New hogfish, mutton rules on the way

Key West Citizen - Monday, May 2, 2016

Federal fishery management councils are looking at implementing new restrictions for two economically important fish species in the Florida Keys — mutton snapper and hogfish. Federal fishery...

City to discuss several proposals

Key West Citizen - Monday, May 2, 2016

A series of shifts and shuffles at three publicly owned properties — Glynn Archer School, Reynolds School and Bayview Park — could benefit the city, the school district and the Boys &...

Judge: Robber's lawsuit against police should be dismissed

Key West Citizen - Sunday, May 1, 2016

A federal magistrate judge is recommending that a bank robber’s civil lawsuit against Key West police officers he claimed humiliated him and unlawfully searched him be dismissed and the case...

Keys face elections shakeup

Key West Citizen - Sunday, May 1, 2016

There has been a major shakeup in the races to represent the Florida Keys in both the state Senate and House of Representatives. Artie Leichner has dropped out of the District 120 race to take a...

Another strip club sued by dancers over wages

Key West Citizen - Sunday, May 1, 2016

A third Key West strip club has been hit with a lawsuit filed by exotic dancers who claim the business violated federal law by not paying them hourly and overtime wages, according to court records...

Judge: ISIS case involves 'classified national security info'

Key West Citizen - Sunday, May 1, 2016

It remains to be seen if the federal government and defense counsel for a Stock Island man accused of trying to detonate a backpack bomb on a Key West beach in support of the Islamic State...

Public access to Wisteria remains in question

Key West Citizen - Sunday, May 1, 2016

As much effort as federal officials put into taking Wisteria Island out of private hands, there seems to be less emphasis on addressing immediate and long-term public access to the island or which...

Judge halves sentence for Cay Club sales agent

Key West Citizen - Saturday, April 30, 2016

A federal judge cut former Cay Clubs sales agent Ricky Lynn Stokes five-year prison sentence in half to 2 1/2 years, according to court records.  U.S. District Judge Jose E. Martinez...

More Cuban migrants land in the Keys

Key West Citizen - Saturday, April 30, 2016

Two more groups of Cubans made it ashore in the Florida Keys on Friday morning in separate incidents, marking three such landings in two days.  Monroe County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers...

Cocaine smuggling trial nears

Key West Citizen - Saturday, April 30, 2016

Three Coast Guard officers and four suspected cocaine smugglers ended up in the water after a go-fast boat struck a Dutch military vessel and had to be rescued as more information is being made...