Friday May 10
The Miami Herald
Jury: Execute man convicted of beating another to death on Keys boat
A man found guilty of beating another man to death on a Keys boat should get the death penalty, a Monroe County recommended Friday by a vote of 11-1. Last week, the same jury found Jonathan Leo LeBaron guilty of premeditated murder in the Feb.
Wed May 08, 2013
Death penalty phase begins
Having convicted Jonathan LeBaron of first-degree murder on May 1, a 12-member jury reconvened Tuesday in Key West to consider whether to recommend the death penalty.Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Mark Jones will make the final decision, but a 7-5 vote of the jury for death - instead of life imprisonment with no chance of parole - is given ... (more)
Tue May 07, 2013
The Key West Sail & Power Squadron will offer America's Boating Course for six evenings in June after county schools are out for the summer.
Mon May 06, 2013
City may get its 3rd tattoo parlor
A local company is asking the city for permission to open up a New Town tattoo parlor, six years after Key West ended its longtime ban on the business of permanent inking.
ATF gets high-powered guns off streets
Two Stock Island men accused of attempting to sell stolen high-powered rifles and ammunition to an undercover informant have been federally indicted and are facing a decade in prison.
Thu May 02, 2013
Athlete charged with sex crime
A Key West High School senior and standout athlete accused of having sex with another male student five years younger was arrested Tuesday.
Wed May 01, 2013
Murder defendant LeBaron tells his side
Murder defendant Jonathan LeBaron took the stand Tuesday and pegged the bloody 2009 beating and stabbing death of a Stock Island boat owner on his ex-girlfriend, who is a co-defendant and former prostitute.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
KOTS lawsuit no longer a threat, city attorney says
At almost two years old, the civil lawsuit against the city that wants the homeless shelter on Stock Island shut down is still in legal infancy.
Prosecutors rested their death penalty case Monday against Jonathan LeBaron, who is charged with murder in the 2009 beating death of 58-year-old Richard Gardner.
Sat Apr 27, 2013
Gory details emerge in LeBaron murder trial
If jurors in the first-degree murder trial of Jonathan Leo LeBaron had any doubt how brutal the killing he's accused of was, it was dispelled Wednesday afternoon.The 12-member panel was shown a lengthy video and about 100 photos detailing the violent beating and death of Cape Coral resident Richard Gardner, 57, aboard his boat, Flo To Me, at the ... (more)
Key West club to debut new unis against Bermuda
The Key West Rugby Club will debut their new uniforms when they face Bermuda Rugby at 3 p.m., today, at Bernstein Park on Stock Island.
Thu Apr 25, 2013
Bank robber gets 70 mos.
A federal judge has handed down a 70-month prison sentence to the man who robbed a New Town bank in October with a threatening note and used a bicycle as a getaway vehicle, prosecutors and the assigned public defender said.
Wed Apr 24, 2013
Jonathan LeBaron's trial is expected to last up to three weeks.
Opening arguments in the first-degree murder trial of Jonathan Leo LeBaron began Tuesday at the Freeman Justice Center in Key West.
County holding onto Hickory House for now
While bemoaning the six-year public ownership of the Hickory House property on Stock Island, Monroe County commissioners said some good has come of the lamentable purchase."We've put a stop to more foolish projects," Commissioner Sylvia Murphy offered, "simply by saying, here we go with another Hickory House."Commissioners, meeting April 17 in Key ... (more)
Opening statements in murder case
Kirsten Whitmore walked back into circuit Judge Mark Jones courtroom Tuesday nearly three years after the judge sentenced her to 18 years in prison for her role in a gruesome Stock Island murder.
Tue Apr 23, 2013
Asian mosquito returns to Keys
The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District have launched an all-out assault on a bloodthirsty foe that has invaded the Keys -- again.