Florida Keys News

FKAA to discuss Turkey Point plan

Key West Citizen - Friday, June 24, 2016

FKAA Director Kirk Zuelch is concerned that the 10 years the state has given Florida Power & Light to eradicate a saltwater plume threatening the Keys’ drinking water supply is too long,...

FWC sets new limits on mutton and barracuda

Key West Citizen - Friday, June 24, 2016

State fishery managers agreed Thursday to place more restrictions on two popular fish in the Florida Keys, mutton snapper and barracuda.  The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission...

City prepares for upgrades to Cozumel Park

Key West Citizen - Friday, June 24, 2016

Although most park renovation talk in town centers on the Truman Waterfront, another update is moving along at the much smaller Cozumel Park. Located at the end of 19th Terrace, the micro-park will...

Senior center murder trial begins

Key West Citizen - Friday, June 24, 2016

The attorney for the man accused of murdering Air Force veteran and Key West native Carl Eric Johanson in 2011 told jurors in his opening statement Thursday that police arrested the wrong...

Milone eyes Utility Board seat

Key West Citizen - Friday, June 24, 2016

Key West Utility Board candidate Tom Milone hopes to do away with the flat-rate customer service charge and focus more on alternatives to fossil fuels. Milone called the service charge — which...

FKCC finds high-tech success at NASA

Key West Citizen - Friday, June 24, 2016

High-altitude bacterial dispersal, robotic vehicles and rocket launches are no longer relegated to the realms of science fiction.  Florida Keys college students worked on all three missions...

Hammond files for bug board

Key West Citizen - Friday, June 24, 2016

Key West resident Steven Hammond is taking a second crack at the Mosquito Control Board seat currently occupied by Steve Smith. Smith, a long-time incumbent and Democrat, narrowly defeated Hammond,...

White Street Pier dedication moved to June 29

Key West Citizen - Friday, June 24, 2016

The dedication ceremony renaming the White Street Pier after Key West philanthropist Edward B. Knight will be held on June 29, according to the city. The ceremony to honor the 99-year-old businessman will begin at 10 a.m at the base of the pier, which will renamed the Edward B. Knight Pier, city spokeswoman Alyson Crean said.

New pier blacktop gets broken in

Key West Citizen - Thursday, June 23, 2016

Rather than celebrate the smoother surface of White Street Pier, many residents complained online about what they thought was a new blacktop material that made the pier too hot to use. But crews...

Customs capacity increased for Cuba flights

Key West Citizen - Thursday, June 23, 2016

Customs officials on Tuesday approved a request from Key West International Airport that doubles the number of passengers allowed on commercial flights between Key West and Cuba. Previously limited...

Korge switches candidacy to Senate District 40 race

Key West Citizen - Thursday, June 23, 2016

In a last-minute political shakeup, Democrat candidate Andrew Korge has again switched races. Korge had been vying for the recently reconfigured state Senate Dist. 39 seat, which will represent the...

11-year sentence imposed in cocaine case

Key West Citizen - Thursday, June 23, 2016

One of three alleged drug smugglers caught with a reported 1,000 pounds of cocaine last year was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison Monday. Senior U.S. District Judge James Lawrence King...

Watkins files for Mosquito Control seat

Key West Citizen - Thursday, June 23, 2016

Kathryn Watkins is seeking her first term on the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District board. Watkins, a Democrat, filed paperwork with the Supervisor of Elections on Tuesday to run for the seat...

Motorcyclist airlifted after road crash in Key Largo

Key West Citizen - Thursday, June 23, 2016

A 37-year-old Key Largo man was airlifted to a Miami hospital Wednesday morning following a crash at Mile Marker 106, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.  Jack B. Emerick Jr. was riding a...

GM mosquito vote pushed back

Key West Citizen - Thursday, June 23, 2016

Monroe County residents will vote on a test release of genetically modified mosquitoes, but the vote will be delayed from August to November. On Wednesday, the five-member board shot down...