A disease quickly destroying coral along Florida's reef tract will reach Key West by fall, a university researcher said Tuesday. The disease is due to strike the southern end of the world's third-largest barrier reef within months.
The Key West mayoral candidate who has raised and spent the most money in a crowded race dropped out Monday citing a back injury. Danny Hughes ended his campaign, in which he has so far raised $48,685 and spent all but about $5,000.
A senior citizen was busted for selling marijuana at Key West's Mallory Square, the famous spot for catching sunsets. Robert Bruce Decker was arrested for felony marijuana possession with intent to sell.
A Homestead man was arrested this week for burglary after police said he broke into a Key West pawnshop a year ago and helped remove two safes. One safe contained more than $57,000 in cash and the other held two handguns.
A Key West man was caught selling LSD on Duval Street just after midnight Monday, police said. Scott McLaughlin was arrested on charges of felony drug trafficking and misdemeanor disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and drug equipment possession.
Republican Gov. Rick Scott is set to visit Key West on Friday to discuss hurricane preparedness. The Keys were hit hard last year by Hurricane Irma. Scott is running for the U.S. Senate seat in Florida held by three-term incumbent Bill Nelson, a Democrat.
A 71-year-old Florida Keys man was arrested after police say they caught him with more than 600 pills but no prescriptions for them. In his possession, Tramidol, a narcotic-like pain pill, and alprazolam, the trade name for Xanax.
A boater spotted five whale sharks in the Gulf of Mexico on June 2, and took video documenting the encounter. Now Mote Marine Laboratory is asking anyone else who sees a whale shark in the area to also report the sighting.
A little boy was playing in his back yard in Orlando, Florida, with his mother shooting a video. After his mother put down the phone and saw the video, she realized an alligator was just a few feet away from them the whole time.