Living in this area means you have all manner of water activities close by; boating, fishing, jet skiing, kayaking, paddle boarding, parasailing, scuba, snorkeling, swimming, or just splashing about in shallow water. A new activity or perhaps even a profession has been added to the line-up w…
In August of 2019, federal environmental regulators disclosed a controversial proposal to be enacted in the Florida Keys in order to protect corals and marine life. These new proposals entail eight no-fishing zones, a regulation on the boats on which many people reside near shore, along with…
Four of seven men arrested in 2017 for illegally harvesting 320 lobsters and other marine life from Marathon waters over two days have been ordered to jail followed by lengthy terms of probation.
First Baptist Church of Key Largo is again sponsoring the 7th Annual Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Packing Party for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child.
Florida will pay $2.4 million to a sugar grower as part of an effort to clean and shift water south from Lake Okeechobee through the Everglades.
A 26-year-old Key Largo inmate trustee serving a 180 sentence in Monroe County jail in Marathon for a fraud conviction attempted to run away from his work detail at the Florida Keys Marathon International Airport Tuesday
Upper Keys traffic advisory for First State Bank Key Largo Bridge Run on Nov. 9. There are some changes this year to the annual First State Bank Key Largo Bridge Run Half Marathon & 4 Mile Run/Walk to be held on Saturday, Nov. 9 that will effect traffic.
FEMA has approved $25,697,214 for the State of Florida to help numerous south Florida communities defray the costs of responding to and cleaning up from Hurricane Irma under FEMA's Public Assistance Program.
The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a man Monday morning who was stranded on Molasses Key overnight after his wife left in their boat with the intentions of returning, but never did as their vessel broke down sending her adrift.
Winn-Dixie introduced a remodeled store to the Key Largo community on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Located at 105300 Overseas Highway in Key Largo, they will hold a community celebration on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Monroe County Fire Rescue will be doing outreach programs for Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7-11, in Monroe County schools and daycares.
A 42-year-old Tallahassee man fled from Deputies attempting to stop him after he stole two GPS units from the West Marine store in Islamorada Sunday afternoon.
Monroe County continues to experience seasonal high king tides. Seasonal king tides are especially high tides that occur several times a year, usually in the fall, that can cause coastal tidal flooding.
A 45-year-old Homestead man was arrested Monday afternoon after running from a Deputy who attempted to serve him with an arrest warrant for cocaine sales.
A 40-year-old Hialeah, Florida man was arrested Friday night after a Deputy found him with a 13-year-old girl in a pickup truck at the end of Tarpon Basin Drive in Key Largo.
A new toll rate on Card Sound Road will be effective on Oct. 1, 2019. The toll adjustment is in accordance with the Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index.
The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) stands ready to accept students and those who were planning to become students at the University of The Bahamas (UB) who have been displaced by Hurricane Dorian. As part of the Florida College System, CFK is authorized to accept students from areas impa…
A 31-year-old Homestead man was arrested Monday afternoon after Deputies and Monroe County Fire Rescue Firefighters were called to a fire on the 28000 block of Dorothy Avenue on Little Torch Key.
Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency for 26 counties Wednesday in anticipation of a powerful hit from Hurricane Dorian during the Labor Day weekend.
When a respected, loved member of the community passes away, grief and fond memories are shared. When a tragic accident claims the life unexpectedly, shock and exclamations of, “Why?”, compound the loss.
Two men and a woman were arrested Sunday night after a melee at the docks of the Caribbean Club bar, which left one man hospitalized with a broken nose and damage to his eye.
A 37-year-old Key Largo man was arrested Saturday night after brandishing a firearm in front of a group of teenagers who were shooting off fireworks on the 800 block of Largo Road.
On July 11, Sheriff Rick Ramsay sent Miami-Dade County officials a letter asking for a traffic study of Card Sound Road and offered his help in mitigating the serious and fatal crashes that have long plagued the road.
Experts looking into toxic algae outbreaks that have exploded in state waterways want to know if anyone has a proven, innovative cleanup strategy that can be used.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $16 million grant to Florida Keys Community College of Key West, Florida, to build a new training facility that will offer workforce training and apprenticeship prog…
A 39-year-old Homestead man and a 26-year-old Key West woman were arrested Tuesday night after they were found in possession of a large amount of drugs — amphetamines and pills.
The conceptual plans for Rowell’s Waterfront Park, located at MM 104.5 Bayside in Key Largo, were shown at an informal community meeting at Murray Nelson Government Center on Monday. The design took into consideration public comments from previous meetings on what would be most attractive to…
A 50-year-old Lake Worth, Florida man was arrested by Sheriff’s Office Deputies shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday after Florida City Police advised they were pursuing a black Jeep Liberty involved in hit-and-run crashes on the mainland.
The Sheriff’s Office community partners at the Ocean Reef Club in north Key Largo have alerted the Sheriff’s Office of an odd incident involving a man waving a cell phone in the middle of the road.
A 20-year-old Miami man who fled from Upper Keys Deputies on a motorcycle before getting lost and stopping in front of the Ocean Reef gate was arrested Sunday.
The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved spending $242,000 of Department of Environmental Protection Stewardship Grant funding for removal of Hurricane Irma marine debris from five plugged canals in unincorporated Monroe County.
The Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit Detectives were called to 218 Lignumvitae Drive in Key Largo at 7:54 a.m. Thursday regarding two males found dead in the residence.
For decades, Florida communities have battled invasive plants on land and water. These plants disrupt native ecosystems and livelihoods, and more arrive each year.
A 33-year-old Orlando, Florida man was arrested Monday afternoon for driving a pickup truck reported stolen out of Lake County, Florida with a tag reported stolen out of East Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
A 59-year-old Miami man died Saturday after being found unconscious in the water while snorkeling with family in 6- to 8-feet of water at the Grecian Dry Rocks off John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo.
The Florida Keys took the brunt of Hurricane Irma when it hit in 2017, filling the network of canals with debris and sediment along with widespread damage. The debris has been cleared and now the first of the 10-canal Hurricane Irma sediment removal projects is underway.