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Hotel legal dispute heats up

Key West Citizen - Friday, December 9, 2016

An iconic Key West hotel is locked in a legal tug-of-war between the hotel owner and the management company that’s been running the property. And it all comes down to money. The battle pits...

Screwworm deaths on the decline

Key West Citizen - Friday, December 9, 2016

There may have not been a documented Key deer death because of New World screwworms in nearly a month, but federal refuge managers are not letting down their guard. National wildlife refuges in the...

Pilots in training buzz over Boca Chica

Key West Citizen - Friday, December 9, 2016

Future Navy and Marine F/A-18 Super Hornet pilots are in Key West buzzing in and out of Boca Chica Field in trainer jets en route to the Florida Straits.  The T-45C Goshawk trainers...
Citizen's Voice

“Sanctuary city, Homeless Memorial Day, 2-lane South Roosevelt… What are you people smoking. I can’t wait to see what’s next.” “I certainly hope the commissioners...
Crime Report

KEY LARGO — A homeless man accused of masturbating in public was arrested Tuesday, marking his fourth arrest this year, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.  The...
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Market demolition proposed for January

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, December 7, 2016

KEY LARGO — A permit to build a McDonald’s on the Dollar Tree and Island Market Place property has just moved one step closer to being approved by Monroe County. If all goes as planned, the property owner would like construction of the fast-food restaurant to begin in January.

CEO replaced at Fishermen's

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, December 7, 2016

MARATHON — Fishermen’s Community Hospital Chief Executive Officer Hal Leftwich resigned from his position last week after five years on the job. His decision to leave comes on the heels of the facility announcing a likely merger with Baptist Health South Florida in 2017.

Refuge preserving organs from dead deer

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, December 7, 2016

BIG PINE KEY — As a backup plan to prevent species extinction, a federal agency has started harvesting reproductive organs from dead Key deer. The animals, only found in the Lower Keys, suffered a heavy blow to their population over the last few months from the flesh-eating New World screwworm.
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