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STATE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT SHOOTS DOWN ORDINANCE FOR TAVERNIER PUBLIX PROJECT

The Florida Department of Commerce rejected an ordinance Monroe County commissioners approved via 4-1 vote in February for a proposed Tavernier Key Commercial Overlay District (TKCOD), which...
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BREAKING: MARATHON TO CONVERT SOMBRERO BOULEVARD FLOODING TO NATURAL TIDAL LAGOON

In a shocking turn of events, the city of Marathon will redevelop a constantly-flooded portion of Sombrero Boulevard as a “natural, tidal community lagoon” by the end...
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ARMED GIRL FATALLY SHOT BY MONROE COUNTY DEPUTY; SHERIFF CALLS IT SELF-DEFENSE

A Monroe County Sheriff's Office deputy fatally shot a girl who was armed with a stolen handgun early Monday morning on Stock Island. She was shot after pointing...
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DeSANTIS SENDING NATIONAL GUARD TO THE KEYS FOR POTENTIAL HAITIAN MIGRANT ARRIVALS

Gov. Ron DeSantis is ordering additional state assets to the Florida Keys and Florida’s southern waters in anticipation of a potential influx of illegal immigrants from Haiti,...
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SHERIFF’S OFFICE INVESTIGATING AN ATTEMPTED ARSON AT A KEY LARGO RESTAURANT

Investigators with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office descended upon the Pilot House Restaurant & Marina in the early morning of March 6 to find a shattered glass...
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KEY WEST MOURNS TRAGIC LOSS OF TEACHER AND COACH DEXTER BUTLER

By Mandy Miles and Gwen Filosa The community of Key West was shattered by the sudden death of beloved teacher and coach Dexter Butler, whose body was found...
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COMMISSIONERS APPROVE TAVERNIER PUBLIX PROJECT PROPOSAL AT SPECIAL MEETING

Monroe County commissioners cleared the way for construction of a Publix grocery and workforce housing in Tavernier, voting 4-1 to create an overlay district that both county...
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BREAKING: KEY COLONY BEACH COMMISSIONER BETH RAMSAY-VICKREY RESIGNS

Citing an impending move to Marathon that would make her ineligible to serve on the city commission, Key Colony Beach City Commissioner Beth Ramsay-Vickrey announced her resignation...
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KEY WEST BOAT CAPTAIN FACES HOMICIDE CHARGE FOR FATAL 2023 VESSEL CRASH

Daniel Anthony Ross, 53, of Key West, was arrested Feb. 5, 2024, on a charge of vessel homicide. MONROE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
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KEY WEST MAYOR TERI JOHNSTON WON’T SEEK ANOTHER TERM

Key West Mayor Teri Johnston has decided to not seek re-election, after serving a total of 14 years as a city commissioner and then mayor, her spokeswoman said Friday.

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