Sean Brandenburg is the new police chief of Key West. He was sworn in on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, outside the city’s police station. Donie Lee, who retired from the job Dec. 3, pinned the chief’s badge on Brandenburg.
A Silversea Silver Spirit cruise ship Nov. 27, 2018, struck a mooring at Mallory Square in Key West and did enough damage to cause officials to have to close the port of call for at least three months. The crash was caused by heavy sustained winds, city officials said, and the ship was able to eventually get underway that night.
Aaron Burmeister and Ashley McNeil, of Big Pine Key, admitted they swiped the 40-foot catamaran sailboat named the Kaisosi on March 30 from a Lower Keys harbor so they could leave America behind and take a “honeymoon” to Cuba.
According to a new study by ConsumerProtect.Com, using data from the Drug Enforcement Agency, Florida leads all the states in reducing its sales of opioids. But life expectancy keeps falling nationwide.
Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay on Tuesday responded to a lawsuit filed Monday by the American Civil Liberties Union over a Keys man being put on the fast track to deportation to Jamaica despite the fact he is an American-born U.S. citizen.
An 85-year-old Lakeland, FL man was taken to the hospital after he was attacked by an alligator in his retirement community, according to reports. A trapper removed the gator from the pond after the incident.
Federal prosecutors are going after a 20-year-old Chinese man who walked onto restricted Navy property in Key West this year and took photos of various buildings. He faces up to 1.5 years if convicted of the charges.
Robert Craig Davis of Key Largo was charged with fraud and petit theft for using a remote control license plate cover so that he could dodge tolls on Florida’s Turnpike and Dolphin Expressway, FHP troopers say.
Merry White buried her daughter Engritt in January. Engritt suffered from medical problems that impacted her children’s emotional health. Now, Merry is raising the children, two of whom have learning disabilities.
Citra, FL, resident Nicholas Sardo was charged with four counts of sexual contact with an animal after, Marion County Sheriff’s Office says, he admitted having sex with a miniature horse owned by relatives.
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.