3 hrs ago
State Sen. Dwight Bullard will host a public forum in Key West at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Florida Keys Community College campus on Stock Island, 5901 College Road.
17 hrs ago
Government budget-writing season starts in the Keys
The annual government summer budget season is about to hit full swing in the Keys.Key Colony Beach kicked things off with its initial budget hearing Monday morning, while Monroe County held a special meeting Tuesday to discuss part of its fiscal year 2013-14 spending and long-term capital improvement plan.The remaining Keys governments are set to ... (more)
Fiscal wish list set for 2013-14
The Monroe County Commission agreed to move forward on $38 million in capital improvement projects over the next five years, including buying Rowell's Marina in Key Largo and taking over the Old Seven Mile Bridge from the state.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
Key Colony officer saves trio from sinking boat
Key Colony Beach police officer Chuck Griffith helped save the life of three Keys visitors -- including a paraplegic man -- last Sunday after their pontoon boat took on water in rough seas off Coco Plum."
Fri Jun 14, 2013
The U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Bill, sponsored by Congressman Joe Garcia, D-South Florida, that calls for greater transparency of companies that partner with the military on housing projects.
Gov. Rick Scott signs 4 bills, vetoes 3 others
Scott vetoed a tax bill that included an amendment he opposed. The amendment dealt with a dispute in Key West between a private landowner and the Monroe County property appraiser.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
Firefighter says he endured months of harassment, discrimination
The attorney representing a firefighter suing Monroe County for racial discrimination provided more details this week on what his client allegedly endured during the months leading up to his 2012 firing.Monroe County Fire-Rescue Chief James Callahan said Mario Romera, 34, was dismissed in June 2012 for driving emergency vehicles for more than six ... (more)
Lawsuit holding up wastewater construction
The village of Islamorada’s $91 million wastewater construction project is ahead of schedule, but about 200 residents of one subdivision will have to wait for the outcome of a lawsuit before they can connect to the system.
The Miami Herald
Excerpt 2 from Carl Hiaasen's new book 'Bad Monkey'
The following is an excerpt from Carl Hiaasen's "Bad Monkey," which will be released on Tuesday.
Florida deputies remove Doritos bag grom deer head
Deputy Joshua Gordon removed the bag from the deer's head and snapped a photo of it, the Monroe County Sheriff's Office said.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
Firefighters move in to new Conch Key digs
A long-awaited Monroe County Fire Rescue station upgrade on Conch Key is all but complete, according to Project Management Director David Hill."
The Miami Herald
Excerpt 3 from Carl Hiaasen's 'Bad Monkey'
The following is an excerpt from Carl Hiaasen's "Bad Monkey," which was released on Tuesday.
Murder-for-hire suspect gets trial delay
The federal murder-for-hire and cocaine distribution trial of Marathon resident and former U.S. Coast Guard Station Islamorada commander Dennis Zecca has been postponed until at least December.Zecca was scheduled to stand trial during a two-week period beginning July 15 before U.S. District Court Judge Jose Martinez in Key West but Zecca's Miami ... (more)
The Miami Herald
Missing Pa. mom who was found in Fla. gets jail
A mother who disappeared from her central Pennsylvania home in 2002 and was later declared legally dead before resurfacing in Florida has been sent to jail on a probation violation.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
FKAA: Not an average grinder pump
Monroe County Commissioner David Rice wanted proof Wednesday that pumping equipment for a roughly $180 million central sewer system will not break down, as alleged by at least one critic of the Cudjoe Regional Wastewater System project.
A reported guest at the Blackfin Resort was found dead and floating in the water Saturday behind the resort property, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.
Mon Jun 10, 2013
LOOK: Two Deer in a Bit of a Pickle Over Weekend
Two deer at opposite ends of the country - one in Minnesota and one in Florida - over the weekend could not seem to keep their heads out of trouble.
Instant Index: Pass the Doritos, Deer
Monroe County, Fla., police came to the rescue of a fawn with her head stuck in a bag of Doritos.
Deer Doritos bag: Florida deputy rescues animal
A Florida deputy helped to free a deer caught in a Doritos bag. The animal's head was stuck inside of a chips bag.
Sun Jun 09, 2013
Fla. deputy removes Doritos bag from deer's head
In an image provided by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office a Key deer has its head stuck in a snack food bag Saturday, June 8, 2013 in Florida.