Florida Keys News

Board members disagree on Truman Waterfront plan

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Truman Waterfront Advisory Board met Monday night and after some contentious conversations by board members, no major issues were voted on. Truman Waterfront Advisory Board member Ben Volpian...

Familiar Faces: McGann in tune with Key West

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, May 24, 2016

T.J. McGann has lived one of those lives that prompts people, constantly, to say, “You need to write a book.” Fortunately, he’s working on it, though there’s no telling how many chapters it will take.

Alleged bank robber faces life in prison

Key West Citizen - Monday, May 23, 2016

A Miami man armed with a handgun accused of robbing the Centennial Bank on Whitehead Street on Jan. 11 of more than $5,000 will remain in custody pending trial.  U.S. Magistrate Lurana S....

'It's showtime'

Key West Citizen - Monday, May 23, 2016

For years, the big movie theater chains were winning a David and Goliath-like battle with smaller, independent theaters over first viewing rights to big Hollywood movies.  But recent events may...

County to hold budget hearing

Key West Citizen - Monday, May 23, 2016

The Monroe County Commission will take its first crack at crafting its 2016-17 fiscal year budget when it meets Tuesday in Marathon. The commission will meet at 10 a.m. at the Marathon Government...

Architect allays solar panel concerns

Key West Citizen - Monday, May 23, 2016

A miscommunication sparked controversy concerning the placement of solar arrays at the new  $18 million City Hall, according to Bert Bender, the primary architect for the project. At last...

Correction

Key West Citizen - Monday, May 23, 2016

• A story in Sunday’s edition should have stated that former Horace O’Bryant Principal Mike Henriquez will be recommended to coordinate the school district’s alternative education program. Melanie Stefanowicz will continue to lead the adult education program. 

Feds enforce PWC laws

Key West Citizen - Sunday, May 22, 2016

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officer Jared Brierley was motoring his law enforcement bay boat through Seaplane Basin on Friday afternoon as a few personal watercraft whizzed by on a tour. Federal...

New homeless shelter delayed

Key West Citizen - Sunday, May 22, 2016

The new homeless shelter is supposed to be up and running by July 30, but it appears construction won’t begin anytime soon. A timeline within the settlement agreement between the city of Key...

School board to consider $5.6M in admin salaries

Key West Citizen - Sunday, May 22, 2016

Education gets expensive, and members of the Monroe County School Board on Tuesday will be asked to approve Superintendent Mark Porter’s administrative personnel recommendations for the 2016-17...

Two indicted in smuggling scheme

Key West Citizen - Sunday, May 22, 2016

Two men accused of attempting to smuggle 22 migrants last month into the Florida Keys face more than 100 years in federal prison if convicted on all counts.  Yosniel Rodriguez Fleitas and Yaneo...

Couple pleads not guilty in shark case

Key West Citizen - Saturday, May 21, 2016

A former member of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council and her husband accused of purchasing wildlife, mainly sharks, from fishermen who did not have the proper licenses,...

Key West senior housing murder trial continued

Key West Citizen - Saturday, May 21, 2016

The trial of a man charged in a gruesome 2011 murder at a Key West senior housing complex that had been set to begin Monday has been continued to next month.  Tod Geoffrey Helfrich, 51,...

Sheriff seeks new medical copters

Key West Citizen - Saturday, May 21, 2016

Monroe County officials have started discussions about replacing the aging Sheriff’s Office Trauma Star helicopter, which is used to transfer sick and injured people and medical patients from...

High school's last class celebrates 60th reunion

Key West Citizen - Saturday, May 21, 2016

It was 1956 in Key West and the last class was graduating from the Key West High School that stood sentinel on the corner of White and United streets.  Subsequent students — subsequent...