Florida Keys News

Goodman seeks second term for mosquito seat

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Florida Keys Mosquito Control District Commissioner Phil Goodman is seeking another term on the bug board in order to continue his efforts to reduce that government agency's expenses, he...

Gun case suspect remains wanted

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A third man charged last month in a stolen guns, home burglary and arson case remains wanted by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. David Lee Gilliland, 26, of Tavernier, was first charged with...

Brush fire closes road

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

MIAMI-DADE -- A brush fire that started Sunday had claimed nearly 800 acres and twice closed Card Sound Road as of Monday afternoon. The fire, which started Easter morning, is being treated by...

Council to consider tennis court repairs

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

ISLAMORADA -- The Founders Park tennis courts will soon get a facelift if the Village Council gives the go-ahead to a resurfacing contract when it convenes Thursday, April 24. "Repairs to the five...

Councilman puts financial services under microscope

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

MARATHON -- The benefits of contracted financial services compared to in-house services, as well as an update on the city manager position currently occupied by interim manager Mike Puto, were to be...

Killer in the water?

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

It is well known that the blue-green algae blooms that frequently break out in Florida Bay can be deadly to sealife and harmful to the local sportfishing industry.

Cell tower to get vote next week

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

KEY LARGO -- The Monroe County Planning Commission is expected to make a final decision at its April 30 meeting in Marathon on whether to allow a cellphone tower to be built near mile marker 95, oceanside. So far, the planning department has only received positive feedback for the project, according to records requested by the Free Press.

Doctor finishes 3,300-mile ride

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

TAVERNIER -- Taking seven weeks to cross the country may seem a bit long for most people. But Dr. Neal Rakov made the 3,300-mile trek on a bicycle. What could make a person plan and train for years...

Disaster response team seeks volunteers

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

UPPER KEYS -- A group of community-involved residents say they need more participation in a disaster response team to back up local fire and rescue services. The Upper Keys Community Emergency...

Local group leads effort to build orphanage

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

In 2006, toward the beginning of a sailing trip to the South Pacific, Tavernier couple Ted and Gail Gordon stopped into the sheltered waters off Guatemala's southeast coast to wait out hurricane...

Ex-title agent's restitution appears to be complete, says SAO

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

PLANTATION KEY -- Former Key Largo title company owner Marie Girard likely won't have to pay any additional restitution following a brief hearing last week. "It's probably done," Assistant State...

Election event ends in drama

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, April 22, 2014

City Commissioner Tony Yaniz was booed and heckled Monday at Hometown! PAC's candidates night after he refused to say whether he will run for mayor. Yaniz was the final speaker at the event, which...

Coastal appeals delinquency status

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Coastal Construction Group of Miami has appealed the School District's decision to place them in delinquency status. This action, by the company which built the new, $37 million Horace O'Bryant...

Brush fire restarts, closes Card Sound Road, again

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A brush fire that started Easter morning had claimed nearly 800 acres and twice closed Card Sound Road as of Monday afternoon. As of presstime, the cause of the fire had not been determined, but...

Man hit by boat prop

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Easter weekend was busy for marine law enforcement in the Upper Keys as one man was hit by a boat propeller, and two other boaters had to be rescued after their boat started taking on...