Florida Keys News

Fire district continues next phase of hydrant installation

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, October 29, 2014

KEY LARGO -- The Key Largo Fire Rescue & Emergency Medical Services District continues to move forward with its second phase of fire hydrant installations in the area. The phase, which consists...

Council sets sights on gun range land use law

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, October 29, 2014

MARATHON -- The final reading of the Marathon City Council's gun range ordinance was to be heard Tuesday, Oct. 28. The outcome of the meeting was not known at press time. The council approved the...

Nonprofit combines scuba, mission work

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, October 29, 2014

KEY LARGO -- Most people wouldn't know where to start if you asked them to find a relationship between scuba diving gear and Jesus, but that couldn't be farther from the truth when it comes to...

No worries yet over potential loss of land

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, October 29, 2014

BIG PINE KEY -- This island's name befits its status as the largest land mass in the Lower Keys. But if climate forecasters are correct, rising seas could turn Big Pine Key into two smaller islands in 50 years or less.

Department fires back at district's injunction request

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, October 29, 2014

KEY LARGO -- The Key Largo Volunteer Fire-Rescue Department's request was granted Monday for the continuance of a temporary injunction hearing sought by the Key Largo Fire Rescue & Emergency...

Sewer district cuts contract short with PR firm

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, October 29, 2014

KEY LARGO -- After three months, the Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District has ended its contract with Hibiscus Marketing, a Key Largo-based public relations firm. The move, which was to be...

Keys-based Netflix series, 'Bloodline,' to premiere in March

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, October 29, 2014

UPPER KEYS -- Netflix released the name and teaser trailer Thursday for its new Florida Keys-based original series, "Bloodline," whose 13 episodes will be released in March 2015. Filming of the...

Council forum: Growth versus preservation

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, October 29, 2014

ISLAMORADA -- The tension between preserving small-town appeal and growing the local economy, which village leaders have experienced since incorporation, was evident at last Wednesday's forum of...

Coffee, tacos coming soon to New Town

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A spiced chai drink from Starbucks may not go hand in hand with a spicy chalupa from Taco Bell, but both will be available on North Roosevelt Boulevard next year. Local real estate brokers on...

Two arrested for public sex act

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, October 28, 2014

KEY WEST -- Two men engaging in a sex act on Du Pont Lane in Old Town were arrested Friday night, according to a police incident report. Both men -- ages 54 and 37 -- face charges of misdemeanor...

Man charged in coral case under Lacey Act

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Federal investigators say a Hernando County aquarium wildlife harvester was collecting and selling live coral taken from Florida Keys waters to nonlicensed buyers, according to court records....

Bank robber sues police

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A convicted bank robber from a 2012 case says Key West police officers twice ordered him to strip naked during their investigation while laughing and jeering at his body. In a lawsuit filed against...

Sydney's Hope Project

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, October 28, 2014

At less than two years of age, a time when most of her friends were playing with Lego blocks, Key Wester Sydney Hamilton was thrust into a quite adult milieu: chemotherapy to try to eradicate a rare...

Island Christian School: Adapting to the reality of an increasingly secular world

Key West Citizen - Monday, October 27, 2014

In the honky-tonk atmosphere of present day Key West, a number of buildings that once housed places of worship have been reborn as condos, office space and even restaurants. To paraphrase Mark...

Local exhibit gets national attention

Key West Citizen - Monday, October 27, 2014

Discussions about slavery often are punctuated by awkward silences and inadequate explanations. But when the important topic renders people speechless, the shackles say it all. More than 80 pair of...