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  1. Rice, Coldiron win Florida Keys County CommissionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 6 | Front

    And Michelle Coldiron won the District 2 commission seat left vacant by longtime county commissioner George Neugent, who chose to run for Marathon City Council instead of running for re-election this year. Coldiron, the current mayor of the Marathon City Council, defeated political newcomer Thomas "Tommy" Ryan by well over 50 percent.


  2. Keys officials said they didna t need help with post-Irma cleanup a " but email says otherwiseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2018 | Front

    A federal audit looking into controversial and lucrative emergency debris removal contracts approved by the state after Hurricane Irma blasted the Keys last year was launched by Florida members of Congress who said Monroe County never requested the state come in and help with debris removal. But a Sept.


  3. Two teens dropped a friend off in the Keys. A a strong odora sent them to jail.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2018 | Front

    Three Miami-Dade County teens were arrested in the Florida Keys on felony drug charges after Monroe County deputies found marijuana and a scale usually used for selling narcotics in their car. Two are in county jail.


  4. Keys school board watchdog faces challengerRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2018 | Front

    More than half way through John Dick's first term as a Monroe County School Board member, the district became embroiled in what remains the largest financial corruption scandals in recent Keys history. Dick was one of the most vocal critics of then-superintendent Randy Acevedo at the time, even before the extent of the thievery and and misuse of funds happening under his watch, and with his knowledge, became known in 2009.


  5. A Miami developer is swooping into the Keys and making a promise to workersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2018 | Front

    A Miami developer wants to build 279 units of workforce housing on three waterfront parcels on Stock Island that now house trailer parks. Integra Investments recently finished buying the three spots: 6125 Second St., which is Tropic Palms Mobile Home Park; 5700 Laurel Ave., which is Waters Edge Colony Mobile Home Park; and 6325 First St., a trailer park without a formal name.


  6. Is Gov. Scott's affordable-housing proposal for the Keys a fix or a problem?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2018 | Front

    The state is preparing a 1,300-unit rescue to the affordable housing crisis that has gripped the Florida Keys but, to make it happen, it has had to bend some rules that planners say may only make the problem worse. The governor and Cabinet are expected to hear a report Wednesday on a plan by the governor's Department of Economic Opportunity to allow the development of multi-family housing units for working people throughout the Keys.


  7. A Keys manatee is in trouble. Can you help wildlife officers find it?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2018 | Front

    Researchers and wildlife officials are searching the Middle Keys for a seven-foot-long manatee that has become entangled in fishing line, with the line tied around both of its pectoral flippers. It has been seen several times in the Coco Plum area of Marathon and earlier this week was spotted near 10th Avenue in Key Colony Beach, Stella said.


  8. It seemed like a gift. But 1,300 units of affordable housing has been a headacheRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2018 | Front

    Florida Keys business leaders on Thursday urged the Monroe County Commission to endorse Gov. Rick Scott's gift of 1,300 new affordable housing building permits for an area where growth is mandated by the state. "None of us can find the employees we need, or if we can find them, they can't stay here," said Joe Walsh, a developer who owns several Key West restaurants.


  9. Grand jury indicts five men in connection with large Cuban migrant landing in the KeysRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2018 | Front

    Thirty-five Cuban migrants gather in front of a Monroe County Fire-Rescue truck on Sugarloaf Key in July 2016. That was six months before the Obama administration ended the controversial 'wet foot, dry foot' policy that granted special immigration status to those fleeing Cuba who reached U.S. soil.


  10. She paid $5,000 to get her storm-damaged house fixed. Nothing happened, cops sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2018 | Front

    A West Palm Beach County man landed in Keys jail this week after investigators say he swindled thousands of dollars from a Key Colony Beach woman who paid him to do post Hurricane Irma repairs to her house - work which was never completed and cash she never saw again. Tison Lee Kennedy, 31, was hired to build an enclosure around the woman's swimming pool pumps, replace three double doors and a window and repair her roof.


  11. Local vacation-rental rules still stand as state effort to relax regs failRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2018 | Front

    Owners of unapproved vacation rental units in the Florida Keys got no break from state lawmakers in the recently completed session of the Florida Legislature. They had hoped for looser regulations but those didn't come.


  12. State vacation-rental bill gets eviction noticeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2018 | Front

    A state bill that could have opened Florida Keys residential neighborhoods to vacation rentals with few restrictions apparently ran out of gas in Tallahassee. The bill, SB 1400 sponsored by state Sen. Greg Steube , seems unlikely to emerge from committee hearings in the Florida Legislature, now focused on money issues before its March 9 adjournment.


  13. Hundreds of Middle Keys jobs still lost months after the stormRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2018 | Front

    Nearly six months after Category 4 Hurricane Irma crushed much of the Keys, there are still hundreds of jobs lost and several businesses in Marathon remain closed. It was reported in October 452 jobs had been lost in Marathon with 70 percent being hospitality related, according to Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Daniel Samess.


  14. Keys man appealing human smuggling convictionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2018 | Front

    A Key Colony Beach man convicted on human smuggling charges in 2017 is out on bond pending appeal, arguing that had he not been pulled over in 2014 for suspicion of illegal dumping in Marathon, authorities never would have found a South American woman who was one of several he illegally imported into the country over a three-year window. Monroe County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Lawrence Blessinger, 68, on a felony dumping charge after his Lincoln Mark LT pickup was seen parked next to a 6-foot-high, 8-foot-long pile of tree debris at the end of Pescayo Avenue off Coco Plum Drive in Marathon in December 2014.


  15. Report: Woman had MDMA stuffed in sports braRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2018 | Front

    A Cudjoe Key woman was found at the Sugarloaf Lodge possessing 2.5 grams of MDMA, also known as Molly, inside her sports bra, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. Also inside the bra: two MDMA-laced cigarettes, a partially smoked cigar with white residue, and a $10 bill with white residue, the arrest report states.


  16. Accident in Key Colony traps man under craneRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2018 | Front

    Witnesses say a Fort Pierce man was trying to extend the boom on a crane in Key Colony Beach Wednesday morning when it fell on him, trapping him underneath. Joe Stutzman, 46, was airlifted to a Miami hospital after he became trapped underneath the crane around 9 a.m. at a construction site on the Sadowski Causeway in Key Colony Beach, according to Monroe County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Deputy Becky Herrin.


  17. Middle Keys businesses still getting back on their feet post-stormRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2018 | Front

    If the number of "help wanted" signs greeting patrons at Marathon businesses is any indication, getting a customer service or restaurant job should be easy at the moment. Following the worst Florida Keys storm in decades on Sept.


  18. Lawmaker: Loosen short-term rental lawsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2018 | Front

    In what could be a heavily debated issue during the 2018 Florida legislative session, a state Senate Republican has filed a bill that would prevent local governments from regulating vacation rental properties. Sen. Greg Steube filed the proposal to give regulatory power to the state.


  19. Before Irma, much happened in the Middle Keys this yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 27, 2017 | Front

    Before Hurricane Irma came roaring through the Keys Sept. 10 and hogged headlines, much happened in the Middle Keys this year.


  20. Boat parades sail along in the KeysRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2017 | Front

    One down, three to go: The Stock Island lighted boat parade was scheduled for Friday. Now it's other areas' turn.


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