Florida Keys News

Report: Cop killed in wreck was sober

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Delray Beach police officer killed in a scooter crash in April was sober at the time of the accident, according to the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s Office. 

'Cozy' Fort Jefferson croc transferred to Everglades

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, May 17, 2017

An American crocodile that became too cozy with Fort Jefferson visitors had to be removed recently.  The crocodile had been a resident of the nearshore waters around the Civil War-era fort in...

Loggerhead nest discovered on Higgs Beach

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A rare sea turtle nest on Higgs Beach in Key West has forced Monroe County public works employees to temporarily close one of two volleyball courts at the beach.

City OKs 'softened' sanctuary status

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Key West is now a sanctuary city — sort of. A “softened” version of Key West City Commissioner Jimmy Weekley’s sanctuary city resolution was approved by the board 5-2 Tuesday at City Hall.

Ceremony to honor officers lost serving in line of duty

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Each year, a number of law enforcement officers make the ultimate sacrifice in the quest to keep their communities safe. On Friday, May 19, area residents will have the opportunity to pay tribute to...

Philanthropists gift $1M to Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, May 17, 2017

ISLAMORADA — Longtime Islamorada residents and community supporters Ken and Dee Meeks donated $1 million to the nonprofit Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation, which operates the Keys...

Two groups vying for old chamber property

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, May 17, 2017

ISLAMORADA — The highway frontage at mile marker 82.5 that houses the old Islamorada Chamber of Commerce red caboose, historical information plaques, a picnic area and a small parking lot could have a new tenant by next month.

City mulls plans to shore up beach

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, May 17, 2017

MARATHON — Coco Plum Beach has long provided a sandy stretch on the Atlantic Ocean popular with both sunbathers and nesting sea turtles. Erosion, however, is washing away the beach and altering the shoreline. The Marathon City Council recently approved a plan to replenish the beach while seeking grant funding since solutions are costly.

Sheriff: Contractors' deaths accidental

Florida Keys Free Press - 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 stormwater drain on Jan. 16.