ARMED FELON WITH OUT-OF-STATE WARRANTS ARRESTED AFTER BIG PINE STANDOFF

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A 35-year-old Big Pine Key man, who police say was armed and had warrants for his arrest in two other states, was taken into custody after a...

KEY WEST BECOMES OFFICIAL COAST GUARD CITY

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“This is a big deal.”  That’s what Ron Demes, who coordinated Key West’s recent designation as a Coast Guard City, told city and military officials who helped plan...

TRAUMA STAR FLYS HIGH FOR 20 YEARS IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

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The Trauma Star air ambulance helicopter program is on pace to set a new record in 2022 for the number of patients airlifted as the Monroe County...

KEEP KEY WEST BEAUTIFUL

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One hour a week makes a huge difference, and volunteers are always welcome every Friday and some Saturday mornings, from 8 to 9 a.m., when teams clean...

SHERIFF’S OFFICE TO SPONSOR NATIONAL NIGHT OUT ON AUG. 2

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On Tuesday, Aug. 2, the Monroe County Sheriff's Office will sponsor National Night Out events in the Upper, Middle and Lower Keys. The Key West Police Department is co-hosting the Lower...

1ST  POLITICAL FORUM GETS FEISTY IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

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Florida Keys candidates in nine political races fielded questions on July 18 from four local panelists at Hometown’s first election forum. The lively audience included Democrats, Republicans,...

RETIRED FIRE CHIEF EDDIE CASTRO ANSWERS HIS FINAL CALL AT 81

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Key West firefighters, perhaps all firefighters, recount the years and their careers by the fires they fought. Chief Edwin “Eddie” Castro, who died July 1 at 81, was...

BREAKING NEWS: MONKEYPOX REACHES THE FLORIDA KEYS

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The Florida Department of Health in Monroe County reported on Wednesday, July 13 the first confirmed case of monkeypox in the Florida Keys.  The virus spreads through casual...

MONROE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT’S RATING DROPS TO ‘B’ BY THE STATE

Florida Department of Education’s school ratings released on July 7 gave the Monroe County School District a “B” rating for the 2021-22 school year. It’s the first time...

FLORIDA’S NEW ABORTION LAW PROMPTS LEGAL BATTLES

Few things in Florida are ever clear-cut, black-and-white, yes-no decisions, and the state’s new, tighter abortion restrictions are no different. Until July 1, the Sunshine State had allowed...