Key Largo resident Jesus Noa Rodriguez, accused of stalking his ex-girlfriend, was found by Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies hiding in her tree outside her apartment complex in the city of Marathon. He is in Key West jail.
The Monroe County Supervisor of Elections released new numbers Friday that show Gov. Rick Scott received 10 less votes in the race for Senate than incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson. Previous results gave Scott a one-vote lead.
A Key Largo man was booked into Monroe County jail after sheriff’s office detectives say he sold an undercover informant a pound of marijuana for $2,400 in cash. The man remains in jail on $80,000 bond.
A man from Westfield, NJ died off Key Largo in the Florida Keys while on a snorkeling trip in John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Thursday. The boat’s crew performed CPR, but he was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Gov. Rick Scott won the Florida Keys by one vote — 18,021 to 18,020. Scott’s been criticized for cutting millions from state water agencies — a key issue in the Keys. Republicans tend to value conservation.
Teri Johnston, the mayor-elect of Key West, is the first openly lesbian city mayor elected in a major Florida city. But she didn’t even know it until someone told her. Locals say it’s not an issue in Key West.
Key West voters elected Teri Johnston, the first openly lesbian mayor in a major city, according to Equality Florida. Monroe County also elected a utility board member and a Mosquito Control Board seat.
National Weather Service forecast: Cooler temperatures are coming to Florida. The Panhandle will see temperatures in the 40s over the weekend and South Florida should dip into the 60s by the middle of next week.
A woman loading groceries in her car in a Publix parking lot in the Florida Keys was groped by a Miami man. Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies found a man matching the description inside a nearby Arby’s.
A five-car crash on a drawbridge on Election Day sent one person to a Florida Keys hospital and another to a Miami-Dade County hospital. In a separate crash, a Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputy was injured after a minivan struck his cruiser.
The race for Islamorada Village council was a mix of political newcomers and familiar faces on the local scene. All seats were up for election, but two village council incumbents ran without challengers.
The race for Monroe County Commission in the Florida Keys pitted two political veterans against two newcomers. The two seats represent Marathon down to the Lower Keys and parts of Marathon to Islamorada.
The toxic tide had mostly eased along the west coast and appeared in medium and low amounts on the Atlantic Coast, but after Hurricane Michael churned across the Gulf of Mexico it has again grown steadily worse.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is planning a prescribed burn Tuesday at Curry Hammock State Park, near Marathon. The burn is aimed at mimicking natural cycles and preventing wildfires.
David Wolkowsky is an American developer from Key West, Florida. Wolkowsky grew up in Key West and Miami and received his degree from the University of Pennsylvania. After college, he began to restore buildings in the inner city of Philadelphia.