Florida Keys News

Shrimp Farm housing project developers to alter plans

Key West Citizen - Sunday, May 28, 2017

Developers of a workforce housing project on Summerland Key have proposed to reduce the density of the project to appease the neighbors who have opposed it. In March, the Monroe County Commission...

Companies acquire majority of Steamplant condo units

Key West Citizen - Sunday, May 28, 2017

Two limited liability companies tied to a Texas-based oil executive spent nearly $19 million to acquire 12 of the 19 luxury units at Steamplant Condominiums over the last two years, according to...

Ceremonies mark Memorial Day

Key West Citizen - Sunday, May 28, 2017

There will be three area Memorial Day ceremonies on Monday, May 29: • 9 a.m. — USS Maine Memorial Key West Cemetery, sponsored by the Navy League; • 10 a.m. — Vietnam...

Zero migrants interdicted since April

Key West Citizen - Sunday, May 28, 2017

Nearly unprecedented.  That was one description Coast Guard Sector Key West commanding officer Capt. Jeffrey Janszen used to describe the drop in Cuban migrant interdictions in April and thus...

Scholarship program changes plans and lives

Key West Citizen - Sunday, May 28, 2017

College was never even an option, much less a foregone conclusion for the 54 high school seniors who sat proudly on stage at Marathon High School on Saturday morning. Six years ago, when those...

Marijuana smugglers avoid life sentences

Key West Citizen - Saturday, May 27, 2017

Two of three men facing life in federal prison for smuggling nearly four tons of marijuana in a go-fast boat and arrested by Coast Guard crews in June 2016 were sentenced to 59 months in federal...

Spraying Alert

Key West Citizen - Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District has scheduled an aerial larvicide mission on Saturday, May 27, from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m., over Key West, west of Salt Run Channel. The helicopter mission will...

Boca Chica airfield busy heading into June

Key West Citizen - Saturday, May 27, 2017

The bulk of the Navy’s Carrier Air Wing 1 is roaring in and out of Boca Chica Field and will fly into early June as part of the required air-to-air training needed for battle group...

More evidence released in fatal crash

Key West Citizen - Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Lower Keys woman accused of DUI manslaughter among other charges in the fatal April scooter crash in Key West that killed one Delray Beach police officer and injured another had cocaine and...

Mosquito control board split on term limits

Key West Citizen - Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District board has agreed there needs to be term limits but are split on how many terms commissioners can serve. The board discussed the issue on Tuesday and the...

Sailboat races abandon ship for 2018

Key West Citizen - Saturday, May 27, 2017

The sailboats are bailing out of Key West. Organizers of Key West Race Week announced the cancellation of the 2018 regatta late Thursday, issuing a prepared statement that quickly appeared on dozens...

High school graduations upcoming

Key West Citizen - Saturday, May 27, 2017

Commencement ceremonies for graduating seniors are set for the four high schools associated with the Monroe County School District, as well as for Take Stock in Children participants. The schedule...

FBI joins Coast Guard probe in missing woman case

Key West Citizen - Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Coast Guard Investigative Service and the FBI have opened a joint investigation into the disappearance of a Delray Beach woman who went missing at sea, authorities confirmed...

Memorial Day observances honor fallen soldiers


FLORIDA KEYS — The Memorial Day holiday honors the men and women who have died while serving in the U.S. military. The U.S. Department of Defense reports that from 1980 to 2010,...

Man to plead guilty in child porn case

Key West Citizen - Friday, May 26, 2017

A Florida Keys man accused of possessing and distributing child pornography on a laptop computer will plead guilty in federal court in Miami next month.  David Mira, 31, faces one count of...