Key West Newswire (Page 6)

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  1. Tourists likely to help pay for reef-restoration projectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2016 | The Miami Herald

    Two nonprofit organizations based in the Keys are requesting about $302,500 to help transplant tens of thousands of small corals nurtured in underwater nurseries. Monroe County commissioners, meeting Wednesday at the Marathon Government Center, will decide on recommendations for spending some of the Tourist Development Council taxes levied on visitor accommodations for the underwater projects.

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  2. Mayor wants an old steel tiger in front of a new City HallRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2016 | The Miami Herald

    In Key West, a giant painted buoy marks the Southernmost Point and an oversized dog sculpture is outside the National Weather Service office. And when the $19 million new City Hall opens where the 1920s-era Glynn Archer School once stood, the old school mascot - a colorful steel tiger welded together by high school kids in the 1980s - needs to return to its corner, Mayor Craig Cates says.

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  3. What are these Jimmy Buffett fans about to do? Flock to a Parrot Head conventionRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2016 | The Miami Herald

    Key West existed before Jimmy Buffett but South Florida's favorite troubadour sure gave the southernmost key its signature sound. Thousands of Parrot Head fans of the singer-songwriter will descend on the island for the 25th annual Parrot Heads in Paradise Meeting of the Minds convention, "Here We Are," on Nov. 2-6.

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  4. Key West raises parking rates to $3 an hour to help affordable housingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2016 | The Miami Herald

    Metered parking spots in Key West will soon rise a buck to $3 per hour in a plan city leaders say will raise $1 million a year for affordable housing projects and new programs to reduce congestion on an island that draws more than two million tourists each year. City commissioners decided in a 5-2 vote last week to increase the hourly parking rate after some heated debate in a town where parking spots are sacred to residents, downtown workers and visitors alike.

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  5. Cruise passenger sues watersports company over alleged sexual assaultRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2016 | The Miami Herald

    A South Florida woman who says she was sexually assaulted last year by a snorkel guide during her vacation on the Carnival Breeze cruise ship has sued a Key West-based watersports company that teams up with the cruise line to offer excursions, citing "vicarious liability." Key West Fury Inc., which has offices at 313 Margaret St. in Key West, shares the blame for the alleged assault because it does business as Fury De Mexico S.A. De C.V. and Caribbean Fury, which employed the crew member who allegedly lured Genisis Ordonez away from the group of snorkelers Sept.

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  6. Motorcycle crash seriously injures Keys budget chiefRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2016 | The Miami Herald

    A 29-year-old Key West man with a thick history of traffic violations was jailed on charges of reckless driving for the Sept. 18 motorcycle crash near the city cemetery that left his passenger - Monroe County's budget director -critically injured.

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  7. Parking rates in Key West may rise to $3 an hourRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2016 | The Miami Herald

    Key West city leaders on Wednesday will consider a proposal to raise the parking rate a dollar to $3-per-hour in an effort to raise money for affordable housing and plans to reduce traffic congestion downtown. Last year, Key West collected $6 million from the electronic parking pay stations and the several old-school meters that only take change left in Old Town.

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  8. 20 Cuban migrants land at the MarquesasRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2016 | The Miami Herald

    They were in good health and taken by the U.S. Coast Guard to Key West, which is about 20 miles east of the Marquesas. The Coast Guard turned them over Monday to the U.S. Border Patrol, said Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Adam Hoffner.

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  9. A murder mystery: Who shot former code officer in the head?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2016 | The Miami Herald

    A week after finding a man on the floor of his home with a fatal gunshot wound to the head, Key West police have said little about the death they deemed a homicide from the start. John Harold Cruz, 58, a former Key West city code officer and building inspector, was shot in the back of the head with a handgun, Police Chief Donie Lee said on US1 Radio.

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  10. Cop says woman kicked him in the groin during trespassing arrestRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2016 | The Miami Herald

    An unruly bar patron dealt a Key West police officer the lowest of blows when he tried to remove her from a Duval Street club, according to an arrest report. "I'm not going anywhere," Lisa Marie Hall, 27, who is homeless in Key West, told Officer Nicholas Galbo Saturday night, reports state.

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  11. Car crash kills 20-year-old cafe workerRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2016 | The Miami Herald

    A single-car crash early Wednesday involving a "high rate of speed" in Key West killed a 20-year-old woman and sent her passenger, 26, to a Miami hospital by helicopter, police said. Anya Semenyshena, a native of the Ukraine who moved to Key West last winter, died after she lost control of a 2008 Infinity and smashed first into a light pole and then a palm tree in the 1600 block of North Roosevelt Blvd., according to police spokeswoman Alyson Crean.

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  12. Bikers start brawl in Key West bar, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2016 | The Miami Herald

    About 15 bikers wearing colors of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club started a brawl inside a Key West bar during the weekend's annual Poker Run charity event, according to police. No arrests were made but bikers left the owner of Rumor Lounge, 430 Greene St., and an employee each with a swollen eye and a bloody lip, police said.

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  13. Former code inspector shot in the head in a a suspicious deathaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2016 | The Miami Herald

    A 58-year-old Key West man died from a gunshot to the head Sunday night in a "suspicious death," police said. John Harold Cruz, who worked for the city from 2005 to 2013, was found dead inside his Peacon Lane home after police responded to a medical emergency call after 11:30 p.m., said city spokeswoman Alyson Crean.

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  14. New book declares Donald Trump an environmental heroRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2016 | The Miami Herald

    When Donald Trump offered to spend $10 million revamping the county golf course in Crandon Park, his top negotiator made one thing perfectly clear: the 20-foot trees along the shoreline had grown much too tall for the mogul's tastes. "If he can't get the 450 yards of mangroves reduced to 4 feet high so the Miami Skyline can be seen along Number 18," parks chief Jack Kardys wrote to staff in March 2014, "there will be no deal."

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  15. A tourist fell through a rotting boardwalk. Now he wants $98,000Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2016 | The Miami Herald

    A rotted board on a small boardwalk could cost the city of Key West $98,000 to settle a case brought by an elderly Iowa man who broke his leg in 2013 when he fell through the structure. Robert Kocher, 86, a retired college professor who lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with his wife of 65 years, Joan, agreed to the sum after court-supervised mediation Sept.

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  16. Ita s official: No charges for Miami judge in window-bashing incidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2016 | The Miami Herald

    A Miami-Dade judge accused of using a metal pipe to smash a man's truck windshield in the Florida Keys won't be charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief. The decision by prosecutors was no surprise.

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  17. Oxiteca s U.S. owner forms PAC to promote GMO mosquitoes before vote taken in KeysRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2016 | The Miami Herald

    The U.S. owner of the British company planning to release genetically modified mosquitoes into the Lower Keys is hiring canvassers to promote the controversial project to residents ahead of a Nov. 8 referendum. Marcia Austin, spokeswoman for the British company Oxitec, confirmed that an Aug. 26 Craiglist ad looking for "door-to-door canvassers" is aimed at convincing Key West residents to vote "yes" on a Nov. 8 non-binding ballot initiative gauging support for the proposal - designed to destroy the lower Keys population of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which spread the Zika virus.

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  18. Tropical depression pounding Cuba with rain as it crawls into the Gulf of MexicoRead the original story

    Aug 30, 2016 | The Miami Herald

    A tropical depression churning off the Florida coast and dumping heavy rain on Cuba continued its slow trek into the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday. In their 11 a.m. advisory, National Hurricane Center forecasters said the storm was located about 550 miles west of Key West with sustained winds of 35 mph.

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  19. Tropical depression in Gulf expected to strengthen MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2016 | The Miami Herald

    A messy tropical wave that strengthened to a tropical depression late Sunday as it pushed into the Gulf of Mexico could gain more power Monday In their 11 a.m. advisory, National Hurricane Center forecasters said the storm would likely become a tropical storm later Monday. The storm, located about 170 miles west, southwest of Key West, had slowed to about 7 mph as it moved west.

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  20. Tropical depression moving into the Gulf of MexicoRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2016 | The Miami Herald

    A tropical depression that formed in the Florida Straits was moving into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico early Monday and the U.S. National Hurricane Center said it could soon become a tropical storm. The depression's maximum sustained winds were near 35 mph with some strengthening expected during the next two days.

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