Florida Keys News

Boy Scout builds proper flag disposal pit

Key West Citizen - Saturday, May 20, 2017

Mention flag burning to a Boy Scout or member of the military and they will give a response that’s usually quite different from most folks.  Few outside those institutions are familiar...

Critics review hospital charges

Key West Citizen - Saturday, May 20, 2017

The loudest outcries against Key West’s only hospital largely have quieted in recent months, but some concerns linger, particularly regarding costs and billing practices. Former City...

Witness to murdered couple found dead

Key West Citizen - Saturday, May 20, 2017

TAVERNIER — A witness in the pending Tavernier double murder trial was found dead in his bedroom less than two months before the July court proceeding. Travis Kvadus, 35, lived at home...

Official pushes program to assist homebuyers

Key West Citizen - Saturday, May 20, 2017

A dormant loan program designed to help members of Key West’s workforce purchase homes may soon be revived, following a discussion at Tuesday’s City Commission meeting. Commissioner Sam...

High School student charged with sexual battery

Key West Citizen - Saturday, May 20, 2017

A 17-year-old senior at Coral Shores High School accused of sexually battering a 15-year-old girl was arrested Friday, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.  Cullen Joseph...

Man guilty in attempted robbery case

Key West Citizen - Friday, May 19, 2017

A federal jury convicted a 58-year-old man Tuesday of buying a handgun from an undercover operative in 2016 with the intention of robbing an armored bank truck and fleeing to Cuba with the...

Lawyer: Motorist in fatal crash was insane

Key West Citizen - Friday, May 19, 2017

A jury will decide if the motorist accused of striking and killing a pedestrian on South Roosevelt Boulevard in September 2015 was insane at the time of the crash.  April Dawn...

County cuts ties with Energy3

Key West Citizen - Friday, May 19, 2017

The Monroe County Commission has decided to part ways with a company that proposed to turn all of the county’s yard waste into energy through a high-tech gasification plant. A majority of the...

Board approves housing ordinance

Key West Citizen - Friday, May 19, 2017

The Key West Planning Board approved an ordinance Thursday that will transfer 104 state-issued building allocations from the city to Monroe County for the construction of workforce housing. A...

Police identify suspect in video voyeurism case

Key West Citizen - Thursday, May 18, 2017

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office detectives identified a suspect alleged to have hidden cameras in women’s restrooms in the Upper Keys and they’re asking for the public’s help...

Hemingway Rum Co. opens distillery

Key West Citizen - Thursday, May 18, 2017

“If you build it, they will come.” If you distill it, they’ll keep coming back. And if you slap the name Hemingway on it, they may never leave. The folks at the Hemingway Rum Co....

County moves ahead on waterfront purchase

Key West Citizen - Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Monroe County Commission moved forward Wednesday with the purchase of the Gulf Seafood fishing docks on Stock Island in order to preserve commercial fishing there and protect a working...

State approves bachelor's degree in nursing at FKCC

Key West Citizen - Thursday, May 18, 2017

The state Board of Education unanimously approved Florida Keys Community College’s proposal to offer a bachelor of science degree in nursing on Tuesday at its monthly meeting in Miami. The new...

County split on rental investigations

Key West Citizen - Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Monroe County Commission was split Wednesday on how much it wants to spend investigating illegal transient rentals but a majority of the commission agreed to add two new positions and spend...

County authorities: Contractors' deaths accidental

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, May 17, 2017

KEY LARGO — The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office has found no evidence to support criminal charges in the deaths of three county contractors who succumbed to toxic gases inside a...