Florida Keys News

Uber back on county's agenda

Key West Citizen - Monday, January 16, 2017

Uber, judges and helicopters will be on tap at Wednesday’s Monroe County Commission meeting. The commission will meet at 9 a.m. at the Marathon Government Center, 2798 Overseas Highway. Uber...

Goliath grouper debate ramps up again

Key West Citizen - Monday, January 16, 2017

After a several-year hiatus, state fishery managers will again address the topic of reopening the Goliath grouper fishery.  The fishery has been closed since 1990, after it had been extremely...

City to vote on joining FKAA to fight against FPL

Key West Citizen - Monday, January 16, 2017

The Key West City Commission will vote Wednesday to join the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority in opposition of Florida Power & Light’s plans to add two new nuclear reactors to its Homestead...

Call resigns from hospital district board

Key West Citizen - Monday, January 16, 2017

The board of the Lower Florida Keys Hospital District is awaiting word from the governor’s office about a new appointment to its ranks. Neil Call, who served on the district board for the past...

Another Trauma Star ambulance helicopter up in the air

Key West Citizen - Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Monroe County Commission could decide Wednesday whether to buy a third air ambulance helicopter to service the Lower Keys. The commission will discuss ongoing issues with the private air...

Sugarloaf fire station faces more roadblocks

Key West Citizen - Sunday, January 15, 2017

A recently filed lawsuit is further complicating plans to place a new fire station on Sugarloaf Key. For the past several years, the Monroe County Fire Department and Sugarloaf Key residents have...

Group gives some bite to kids dental program

Key West Citizen - Sunday, January 15, 2017

Resistance from children is expected when it comes to visiting the dentist, but a Key West nonprofit says communication issues with parents are preventing youth from receiving much needed...

FKCC offers bachelor's degree

Key West Citizen - Sunday, January 15, 2017

Change is in the air at Florida Keys Community College, which last week announced the launch of its first bachelor’s degree program.  Twenty local college students who have already...

Crash lawsuit likely headed to mediation

Key West Citizen - Saturday, January 14, 2017

A judge on Thursday dismissed a Key West bar’s move to have a civil lawsuit in connection with a fatal DUI crash tossed out of court, and the matter is now likely headed to...

Minor injuries after car lands in water

Key West Citizen - Saturday, January 14, 2017

A Key West teenager was not seriously injured after driving into the water off U.S. 1 between Little Torch Key and Big Pine Key on Thursday night.  Cameron James Castleman, 19, was southbound...

Key Largo cocaine suspect a fugitive

Key West Citizen - Saturday, January 14, 2017

One of two men indicted after a cocaine sting on the waters off Key Largo in July who is facing a maximum of life in prison if convicted is now a fugitive, according to federal court...

Man in threats case faces 20 years

Key West Citizen - Saturday, January 14, 2017

An Islamorada man accused of threatening to kill a California woman over $50,000 will be sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Miami.  Thomas Robert Tamayo pleaded guilty to one count of...

Police: Former CEO of Budweiser pulls gun

Key West Citizen - Saturday, January 14, 2017

Former Anheuser-Busch chief executive officer August Busch IV pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the ground during a confrontation with a motorist at a bank on Thursday, according to Key West...

City to discuss South Roosevelt changes

Key West Citizen - Saturday, January 14, 2017

The future of South Roosevelt Boulevard has been narrowed to two options, which will be presented to the Key West City Commission during its Feb. 7 meeting. The corridor from Bertha Street to the...

Alleged bank robber indicted

Key West Citizen - Friday, January 13, 2017

The 36-year-old homeless man accused of robbing the Centennial Bank on Whitehead Street in October of $3,200 has been federally indicted and will face 20 years in prison if convicted, according...