Five days before lobster mini-season, South Carolina resident Peter Verdi and son Isaac Verdi received 10 citations after being caught with lobster and speared snapper by a Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputy.
Fishermen’s Hospital in Marathon, Florida, has been closed since Wednesday after inspectors flagged issues with the portable buildings’ sprinkler system. This leaves the Middle Keys with no emergency room.
Six men migrating by sea from Cuba landed in the Florida Keys early Friday morning. Such landings have become rare since then-President Barack Obama ended the so-called ‘wet-foot, dry-foot’ policy in 2016.
The Monroe County Commission on Wednesday approved a $35 million contract with Adventure Environmental. The cleaning of Florida Keys canals still choked with debris from Hurricane Irma will begin Aug. 16.
Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies trying to serve an arrest warrant on a Florida Keys man were threatened to be shot to death and to also be killed with a Vodou curse, they wrote in their report.
Dieter Charles Vogt says his 65-year sentence for fondling and taking photos of partially nude boys at a Florida Keys camp is ‘unreasonable’ and asked a court to toss out his punishment and assign a new judge.
Florida Keys commissioners approved a new property tax on Middle Keys property owners in an effort to raise $1.5 million a year for 10 years. The money will pay for indigent care at Fishermen’s Hospital in Marathon, damaged heavily by Hurricane Irma.
A Texas woman will spend 15 days in jail for taking 40 queen conchs from Key West, Florida, with a plan to give the shells away as gifts. She said she didn’t know it was illegal to take the state-protected mollusks.
A Florida Keys man went to check on his 52-foot yacht Friday at noon off Tavernier, FL, and noticed it was gone. Now, the insurance company is offering $30K for information on the stolen craft’s whereabouts.
Two Florida Keys trailer parks destroyed by Hurricane Irma will likely be rebuilt by 2019 as a mix of small manufactured houses and RV sites. The parks’ owners offered a deal to buy the new homes at cost.
Former Miami Hurricanes quarterback Robert Marve stomped on his ex-girlfriend’s throat during an attack in a Key West, Florida, hotel room on July 5, according to the arrest warrant filed in Monroe County.
The Key Largo Veterans of Foreign Wars post was shut down after new officers decided the bar and restaurant were in a state of physical and financial shambles. The goal is to reopen after a complete renovation.
A Virginia mother is suing a Keys couple and HomeAway rentals after she says she was turned away as a renter because her daughter has a service dog. She says Tom and Shari Ruchalski violated federal law.
A young adult manatee was rescued in Key Largo Friday by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Dolphin Research Center and the Miami Seaquarium after he was spotted with both flippers and his tail tangled in fishing line.