Florida Keys News

Dog bite trial begins in Key West

Key West Citizen - Friday, April 28, 2017

The trial of a man facing state prison time who prosecutors allege shoved a woman and punched her husband after his unleashed pit bull bit the woman last year began Thursday.  Sean Conrad...

Cudjoe deep well faces final inspection

Key West Citizen - Friday, April 28, 2017

A deep injection sewer well on Cudjoe Key could be online as early as the middle of next month, as state officials will give its final inspection next week. Department of Environmental Protection...

Development board OKs Sonic restaurant

Key West Citizen - Friday, April 28, 2017

By the end of the year, Key West residents will be able to enjoy burgers and chili dogs from the comfort of their cars with the debut of a Sonic Drive-in restaurant on North Roosevelt Boulevard. A...

Rift between blogger, woman generates two libel suits

Key West Citizen - Friday, April 28, 2017

The rift between Key West blogger Sloan Bashinsky and an Alabama woman led to two libel lawsuits against Keys media entities that were heard this week by Circuit Court Judge Timothy Koenig. Leeds,...

Navy mammal program brings dolphins to Key West

Key West Citizen - Thursday, April 27, 2017

Puanani the bottlenose dolphin played with a small stick she found during her adventure to Key West. The playful dolphin pushed the stick around her small pen at the Outer Mole Pier before finally tucking the little keepsake underneath her flipper.

Five people indicted on smuggling charges

Key West Citizen - Thursday, April 27, 2017

A grand jury indicted five men reportedly involved in a heroin and human migrant smuggling operation from the Bahamas that was stymied earlier this month by federal agents.  A Homeland Security...

Old grant may delay Higgs overhaul

Key West Citizen - Thursday, April 27, 2017

A 34-year-old federal grant has come back to bite Monroe County on the — beach. The much-anticipated Higgs Beach overhaul hit a bureaucratic snag that potentially could delay completion of the...

Zapp code case continued

Key West Citizen - Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Key West code case alleging 16 counts of violation against scooter rental company Zapp Rideshare was continued Wednesday until the May 31 hearing, with four other counts dismissed by Special...

Clock ticking on water storage plan

Key West Citizen - Thursday, April 27, 2017

TALLAHASSEE — With less than two weeks remaining in the regular legislative session, the state House of Representatives has yet to discuss publicly a billion-dollar water storage plan that...

Miami man arrested for illegal snapper

Key West Citizen - Thursday, April 27, 2017

RAMROD KEY — A 64-year-old Miami man fishing on the side of U.S. 1 accused of taking undersized and over-the-limit snapper was arrested Tuesday evening, according to the Florida Fish and...

Pair of murder hearings set for Key Largo

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

KEY LARGO — Upper Keys Circuit Judge Luis Garcia’s May 2 schedule includes two murder pretrial hearings, a rarity in the Florida Keys.  One case is a double homicide over drugs and the other a domestic incident that led to the discovery of the female victim two days later in the couple’s shared home.

Woman formally charged in stabbing

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

State prosecutors filed formal charges against a 26-year-old Big Pine Key woman accused of stabbing her fiancé to death after a domestic dispute last month. 

No charges in Snapchat threat case

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The three Key West High School students involved in circulating an alarming photo via the Snapchat social media site will face school disciplinary action, but no criminal charges.

Rehabilitated manatee released in Marathon

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A manatee nicknamed “Key3PO” was returned to waters in the Florida Keys after about eight months spent recovering from a boat strike that nearly severed its tail paddle.  The mature...

Womankind names new director

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Kim Romano, outgoing executive director of Womankind health center, on Tuesday said she has the utmost confidence that she is leaving the health care center in “fabulous, capable hands,”...