Key West Newswire (Page 5)

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  1. Florida ex-con sentenced to 20 years for Key West attack that left woman paralyzedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2017 | Front www.keysnet.com

    A Florida Keys judge sent an ex-convict back to prison for 20 years as punishment for shoving a Key West woman out of his truck in 2013 and running over her. Kevin Ray Jones, 53, pleaded guilty to felony battery and robbery rather than risk trial on attempted murder for the attack that left a woman partially paralyzed.

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  2. Key West man drops mayor's name during DUI arrestRead the original story

    Jan 6, 2017 | Front www.keysnet.com

    A 78-year-old Key West man couldn't talk his way out of a DUI arrest after police said he toppled over on his scooter while driving in Old Town. Thomas Cawley, who registered a 0.21 blood-alcohol content on a breath test after a Dec. 31 stop just after midnight, denied crashing his red 2013 Kymco and repeatedly asked police how he could "get out of this," according to the arrest report.

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  3. Court system expands case information newly available onlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2017 | Front www.keysnet.com

    Following a criminal or civil case making its way through the Florida Keys court system often required long-distance travel - until now. Now people can learn more about most local Circuit Court or County Court cases without leaving home, at no cost beyond an internet connection.

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  4. Key West leader: Make 'conversion' therapy illegal on children who question their sexualityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2017 | Front www.keysnet.com

    One Key West city leader wants to make it illegal for a licensed professional to engage in treatment to change a child's gender identity or sexual orientation. A proposed ordinance would criminalize any professional practice of "conversion therapy" on minors within the city limits, making it a second-degree misdemeanor.

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  5. Battered bridge begs for 2016 to be goneRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2017 | Front www.keysnet.com

    One of the earliest and weirdest only-in-the-Keys tales from the year came in February when a homeless drifter took a stolen backhoe on a joy ride across the iconic bridge around midnight, with Monroe County Sheriff's Office deputies in pursuit - at 13 mph. Carl J. Blahnik was finally was caught and in November was sentenced to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty to multiple charges.

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  6. Conchs snap loss streak at home tourneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2017 | Front www.keysnet.com

    After winning one of three home games on consecutive nights last week, the Key West High boys basketball team will return to District 5-A play at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Gulliver Prep in Miami. Though the Conchs are 3-9 overall, they are still in contention in the district with a 1-1 record.

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  7. UM back for Keys health fairsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2017 | Front www.keysnet.com

    Middle, Lower Keys and Key West residents who need some free medical screenings can get them at three locations in the Florida Keys on Jan. 28. That's when students and staff from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine come down for their 46th annual Florida Keys Health Fairs, which run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. They are at Fishermen's Community Hospital at mile marker 48.5 oceanside; the Big Pine United Methodist Church and First Baptist Church, 280 Key Deer Blvd. on Big Pine Key; and Key West High School, 2100 Flagler Ave. People can preregister for the Big Pine fair at the churches from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 7. Screenings are for vision, skin cancer, HIV, bone density, blood pressure, mental health, dental, cholesterol and blood glucose.

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  8. Arrest made in 2011 attempted murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2016 | Front www.keysnet.com

    Police Officer Kuniko Keohane on Thursday checked some mug shots of wanted suspects and immediately knew the man accused of a 2011 parking-lot stabbing behind the Overseas Market shopping center, 2720 N. Roosevelt Blvd. It was Juan Perez, 49, a homeless man she had spoken with as he worked outside the same shopping center where in 2011 police say he nearly killed another homeless man, Richard Roddy, who was then 56. Keohane arrested Perez within two hours of seeing his mugshot, recalling she had spoken with him while he worked cleaning the parking lot of the same shopping plaza where he allegedly stuck a knife in Roddy's chest and chased after him.

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  9. Police: Woman hits mom, throws food at grandma over license plate problemRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2016 | Front www.keysnet.com

    A 34-year-old Key West woman hit her mom in the face and threw food at her grandma after a state office refused to grant her a license plate, police said. Jessica Reynolds was arrested Tuesday at her home in the 1200 block of 11th Street and booked into the county jail on Stock Island for felony battery and two misdemeanor battery counts.

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  10. Key West in 2016: New City Hall opens, big cop lawsuit settles, a...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2016 | Front www.keysnet.com

    Key West in 2016: New City Hall opens, big cop lawsuit settles, a homicide remains unsolved and a woman gets stuck in a tree On May 8, Key West firefighters rescued an unidentified homeless woman who had gotten herself stuck inside a giant banyan tree outside the Westin Resort on Front Street. It took about seven minutes to free her, according to reports.

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  11. Wiener dogs take over DuvalRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2016 | Front www.keysnet.com

    For dachshunds, their people and everyone who loves tail-wagging fun, Key West should be a doggone good place to be at noon New Year's Eve. That's because about 175 canines and their human companions are expected to gather downtown for the 13th annual Key West Dachshund Walk.

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  12. Keys ring in the new yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2016 | Front www.keysnet.com

    Sushi, portrayed by female impersonator Gary Marion, is lowered to the ground in a giant facsimile of a woman's red high heel on Duval Street during a past New Year's Eve. Sushi does it again this year.

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  13. Key West city leaders to host grand opening of $19M City Hall on Jan. 3Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2016 | Front www.keysnet.com

    Key West city leaders will finally cut the ceremonial ribbon on the $19 million City Hall on Jan. 3 by hosting a grand opening that includes public tours of the building. The event will start at noon at the 1300 White St. site, where the city transformed the 1920s-era Glynn Archer School into a platinum-level LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, building that includes solar panels and other resource-efficient features that use less energy, water and reduce greenhouse emissions.

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  14. Christmas comes early: New mini horses, pig arrive at sheriff's 'animal farm'Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2016 | Front www.keysnet.com

    Zena, a miniature horse, was rescued on the mainland and now lives at the Monroe County Sheriff's Office Animal Farm on Stock Island, which reopens Jan. 8. This is Zena, a miniature horse, in her new stall at the Monroe County Sheriff's Office Animal Farm. She is among four new animals, three mini horses and a pot-bellied pig, to arrive at the farm on Stock Island.

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  15. Tours give glimpses into great homesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2016 | Front www.keysnet.com

    Year after year, houses in Key West are renovated or expanded to suit the demands of modern living or desired lifestyles. The Old Island Restoration Foundation begins its 57th home-tour season Dec. 27 and 28 with homes that exemplify different approaches to adapting cozy homes for occupancy now and through future.

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  16. Keys libraries busy with the seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2016 | Front www.keysnet.com

    Who says the web has made libraries obsolete? The Monroe County Public Library branches up and down the Keys have plenty of things going on. The Key Largo library hosts magician Magic Norm for a magic show Dec. 28 at 2 p.m. It's also hosting a New Year's party for children ages 6 to 12 on Dec. 31 from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. There will be games and more.

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  17. Conchs roll over HernandoRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2016 | Front www.keysnet.com

    The Key West High boys soccer team improved to 7-4-3 with a 9-0 victory over Hernando of Brooksville Tuesday afternoon at Tommy Roberts Memorial Stadium. "Not to downgrade them, but that was the easiest team we've played in my four years as coach," said Key West coach Marc Pierre.

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  18. With cash gifts, mystery donor asks Key West to remember police officers sometimes pay dearlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2016 | Front www.keysnet.com

    Key West Police Chief Donie Lee hugs a woman he randomly gifted with a $100 donation courtesy of an anonymous couple that gave the police department $5,000 divvied up into cards that each included a $100 bill and a statement reminding all of the danger law enforcement officers face daily. Police didn't ID the woman with Lee.

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  19. Somehow, we have to figure out how best to provide for the poorestRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2016 | Front www.keysnet.com

    The Seaward Motel in Marathon is proposed for 45 one-, two- and three-bedroom workforce housing units. Ten single-family residential units, a playground and dog park would also go up.

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  20. Bug board codifies Oxitec contractRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2016 | Front www.keysnet.com

    Florida Keys Mosquito Control District commissioners held their most non-controversial meeting of the year Friday, according to Commissioner Tom McDonald. There were no protestors outside the 107th Street Mosquito Control building in Marathon calling for the board to strike down a contract between the district and biotech company Oxitec, approved on Nov. 19. The contract solidifies a long-anticipated agreement for Oxitex to release genetically modified mosquitoes as a method of reducing the population Aedes aegypti, which carry Zika and other viruses.

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