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2 hrs ago | Switched
The aunt of Tanya Gonzalez, a missing Florida woman, is pleading with the ex-boyfriend who police call a person of interest to return her unharmed. "Bring her home," said Yvette Oliver of her 28-year-old niece.
10 hrs ago | Hotel Interactive
The Gates Hotel Key West, a new independent hotel with 100 rooms, will open on the island of Key West, Florida, in Fall 2014. The boutique address under new ownership of Highgate Hotels will combine refined luxury, modern design, organic touches, and Floridian flare to recreate the verve of Hemingway's "old school Key West."
14 hrs ago | Hotel Business
RLJ Lodging Trust has acquired the 215-room DoubleTree Grand Key Resort in Key West, FL, for a purchase price of $77 million or $358,000 per key. "We are excited to add an additional Key West asset to our portfolio at a significant discount to both replacement cost and recent per-key trades," stated Thomas J. Baltimore, Jr., president and CEO.
14 hrs ago | WRUF-AM Gainesville
The season may be half over, but the chances for a tropical storm or hurricane to hit Florida are not on the declineyet. In what appears to be a relatively quiet hurricane season so far, history says Floridians should not let their guard down.
15 hrs ago | Washington Times
Dan Zimmerman and Catherine Brubaker are headed to Margaritaville, even if singing icon Jimmy Buffett isn't there to greet them at his trademark location. Zimmerman and Brubaker left Washington earlier this summer on a biking trek to Key West, Florida, and the Margaritaville Cafe.
Going into the District 16-4A volleyball match Friday afternoon against Gulliver Prep, Key West Coach Kim Butler said that although they were overmatched, their goal was to serve well and score in double digits. The Conchs scored in double digits only once and never put together more than three points on service, losing, 3-0, to the Raiders on... For the complete article, please pick up a copy of The Citizen for this day or purchase this day's electronic edition at http://secure.floridakeys.com/keysnews/enews .
KEY WEST, Fla.-The Gates Hotel Key West, a new independent hotel with 100 rooms, will open on the island of Key West, Fla., in fall 2014. The boutique address under new ownership of Highgate Hotels will combine refined luxury, modern design, organic touches, and Floridian flare to recreate the verve of Hemingway's "old school Key West."
A Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless smallboat crew interdicts 25 Cuban migrants aboard a rustic vessel southwest of Key West, Florida, Sepember 6, 2014. The migrants were later repatriated by the crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Knight Island.
SAN FERNANDO SAN Fernando Mayor Kazim Hosein yesterday ordered the cleaning of empty lots and abandoned houses following the murder of palmist Mahadeo Jerrybandhan, whose killer hid in the bushes near the murder scene. Hosein visited the Jerrybandhan family yesterday, and in offering his condolences, vowed to crack down on "delinquent" house and land owners who did not want to comply with notices to clean their properties.
After waiting the extra week to begin its season, the Key West High School Cross-Country team is raring to go for the Key West Summer XCursion Saturday morning on the Robert Price Cross-Country Course at the Key West Golf Club. The Summer XCursion will be the largest meet the Conchs have hosted since the district meet in 2002.
Nestled amid the humiliating demise of an unpopular war and the scandalous resignation of a once-powerful president is a snippet of time often overlooked and misunderstood, notes author William P. Bahlke. It could be argued, nonetheless, as his new novel does, that one will discover, hidden inside this intriguing snapshot, the most profound evolutionary transformation in the country's history.
Key West police officers, sent on a domestic battery call, wound up arresting a woman who called for the help rather than the boyfriend she said physically hurt her. Heather Voerg, 27, was jailed on suspicion of misdemeanor battery late Monday night and released after about three hours on $1,500 bond.
A former Key West man and his 4-year-old daughter were found dead at separate locations Monday morning -- he in the Caloosahatchee River and she at an apartment just a few miles away, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office. Detectives identified the man as Key West High School alumni John Ernest Medina, 34, and the girl as his daughter, Sophie.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 08:42 pm
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