The Florida Keys Community Land Trust, started by a philanthropic family with one million dollars, aims to build workforce housing after Hurricane Irma wiped so much of it from the map. On Thursday, the first “Keys cottage” was unveiled.
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office deputies are looking for the driver responsible for running over a protected Gopher tortoise on Aug. 11 near a school in Dunedin, Florida. The incident was captured on surveillance video.
A New York man caught the heaviest lionfish speared in the Atlantic Ocean during an Aug. 6, 2018, fishing trip in the Florida Keys. The predatory lionfish, which eats native fish, weighed in at 3.10 pounds.
Gary McAdams of Key West was indicted Aug. 14 on federal charges of being a convicted felon with firearms at his home. Police said they found 29 guns, including two long-range rifles, and various rounds of ammunition.
Larry Eugene Shaffer, 67, of Marathon, was killed after his car collided with a truck Saturday on U.S. 1 at mile marker 51 in Marathon, police said. This is the 12th fatal crash FHP has handled this year in the Florida Keys.
A Key West, FL, man was arrested and charged Wednesday with trafficking in both methamphetamine and marijuana in 2017 after police said they found more than an ounce of meth in his home at that time. Lazaro Adrian Alvarez, 26, was arrested.
The deal, announced Aug. 6 by the real estate firms involved, including Knight and Gardner Realty, handed 222 guest rooms at six inns to KHP Capital Partners, a real estate private equity firm that focuses on independent hotels.
After hours of debate, the Key West City Commission approved a “pocket park” for the 1400 block of Duval Street. Supporters said it will beautify a dingy-looking corner on Key West’s most famous street.
The Key West Resort Utilities Corporation must pay more than $67,000 back to customers, the Florida Public Service Commission ordered Aug. 7, 2018, after it was found to be using incorrect billing practices.
A Big Pine Key FL man was jailed Aug. 7, 2018, after police said he beat up another man who didn’t agree with his positive view of President Trump. Joseph Hopp was arrested on a charge of felony battery.
While the Federal Emergency Management Agency says it has approved $1.7 million to reimburse Key West for debris removal after Hurricane Irma, the city’s finance director says nothing has been received since the September 2017 storm.
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.