Florida Keys News

Sheriff doles out top-end gear

Key West Citizen - Saturday, February 28, 2015

More than $160,000 worth of high-end camera, radar and life-saving equipment filled the Monroe County Sheriff's Office community room Friday as Sheriff Rick Ramsay gave gear to other law enforcement...

Cutter Knight Island decommissioned

Key West Citizen - Saturday, February 28, 2015

In the nine months Chief Warrant Officer Steven Hanson has taken command of the Coast Guard Cutter Knight Island, the crew has logged more than 1,600 hours of underway time and made the trip to Cuba...

Power outage in Key West

Key West Citizen - Friday, February 27, 2015

KEY WEST: A broken insulator near the intersection of Olivia and Whitehead streets was blamed for a 15 minute power outage affecting 2,000 Old Town homes around 1:41 p.m. Thursday. Insulators are...

Family, friends grieve loss of child

Key West Citizen - Friday, February 27, 2015

Key West and Lower Keys residents are mourning the loss of one of the community's littlest and most gentle souls. Matthew "M.J." Elswick Jr. died shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday. The 2-year-old boy...

City proposes $14.50 EMS rate

Key West Citizen - Friday, February 27, 2015

The City of Key West is a month away from moving emergency medical services in-house via the fire department and still needs to decide what to charge. "We have a time frame here," said City Commissioner Tony Yaniz. "By April 1, we must be on the horse."

Building the Keys one road at a time

Key West Citizen - Friday, February 27, 2015

After 37 years of working on and overseeing the construction of the of the Florida Keys most traveled roads and bridges, Monroe County Public Works Director Dent Pierce is retiring. He worked...

Troopers probe fatal car crash

Key West Citizen - Friday, February 27, 2015

Two elderly motorists injured in a fatal head-on car crash Wednesday on the Seven Mile Bridge remained in stable condition Thursday at a Miami hospital while the passenger in the car that reportedly...

FHP investigates Taser incident

Key West Citizen - Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the use of a Taser on a man who had his arms raised after being stopped on the 18 Mile Stretch earlier this month. The incident, which was posted to...

One dead in 7 Mile Bridge crash

Key West Citizen - Thursday, February 26, 2015

A 25-year-old man was killed and three others were injured after a head-on crash on the Seven Mile Bridge Wednesday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. A black Nissan Altima was reportedly...

Teachers union joins testing backlash

Key West Citizen - Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Monroe County teachers union is calling Florida's statewide testing a "toxic" mess, citing a recent survey of more than 21,000 teachers, parents and school employees statewide. More than half...

Mayor: Raise the minimum wage

Key West Citizen - Thursday, February 26, 2015

Living in the city so many refer to as "paradise" requires a higher minimum wage than Florida's $8.05-an-hour, Mayor Craig Cates said Wednesday. "It goes right with affordable housing," Cates said....

Installation of driveways

Key West Citizen - Thursday, February 26, 2015

Starting from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today through early March, driveways will be installed starting at the new hotels on North Roosevelt Blvd. at the entrance of the Waffle House at the Triangle and...

Grinch gets to go home on Saturday

Key West Citizen - Thursday, February 26, 2015

Christmas may have been two months ago, but the Grinch will be making an appearance at Higgs Beach in Key West on Saturday. The Turtle Hospital will release an adult loggerhead turtle named the...

Road closure

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Northside Drive closed for paving Northside Drive from 14th Street to Toppino Drive will be closed today and possibly Thursday for milling and paving that stretch of roadway behind the Searstown...

Plans for new school inch ahead

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Monroe County School Board on Tuesday took another incremental step in replacing the Plantation Key School with a brand new building. Board chairman John Dick acknowledged the Plantation Key school build project is becoming an old story to many locals.