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.
It is illegal and can be a felony to dump household appliances, construction materials, boats, trailers, RVs, and vegetative debris on County-owned vacant land and County rights-of-way and streets.
A 22-year-old woman was killed and a 27-year-old man was airlifted to a Miami hospital Thursday night after a car struck a sport utility vehicle parked on the side of the road at the Card Sound Road and State Road 905 intersection in north Key Largo.
Two Key Largo School students were taken to Mariners Hospital Wednesday afternoon after they reportedly ingested Xanax that was brought to the school and distributed by another student, the latter of whom was arrested.
On April 3, 2019, a group of law firms led by Morgan & Morgan filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for Southern District of Florida in Miami against opioid manufacturers and distributors on behalf of the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners. The lawsuit names Purdue Pharma…
A 20-year-old Homestead man arrested Monday night in Key Largo for exposing himself has been hit with additional charges for stealing thousands of dollars from a hotel on Feb. 14.
The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners met to discuss the current and future status of the Rate of Growth Ordinance (ROGO) for unincorporated Monroe County.
A 63-year-old Key Largo homeless man was arrested Friday night after he pointed a BB handgun at a group of juveniles while attempting to steal a bicycle from them.
The extensive hurricane repairs and new construction at the two baseball fields at Monroe County’s Harry Harris Park are near completion, enabling them to reopen by Friday, Feb. 1 – in time for the opening of Little League season.
Monroe County Commissioner Heather Carruthers, County Administrator Roman Gastesi and Monroe County Legislative Affairs Director Lisa Tennyson outlined the County’s state legislative priorities for the 2019 session at today’s Legislative Delegation meeting hosted by State Rep. Holly Raschein…
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s crime statistics for counties and cities showed an impressive decrease in crime and an increase in the clearance rate for crimes for the Sheriff’s Office for the 2018 calendar year.
A 37-year-old Homestead man was arrested Thursday night after more than 40 grams of cocaine were found in his possession during a traffic stop near Mile Marker 59.
It’s festival season in South Dade and the Upper Keys. Mark your calendar (listed in chronological order) to enjoy the beautiful weather and all of the great events our communities have to offer.
Our Christmas celebrations certainly vary in our community. Many celebrate Noche Buena and exchange gifts on Christmas Eve. Midnight church is standard with others. Many gather on Christmas Day. Some travel out of town to visit family while others’ homes are filled to the brim with family co…
A 33-year-old Homestead man was arrested Friday for possessing suspected drugs after he was stopped in the Upper Keys for driving a rental car reported stolen out of Miami-Dade County.
The Monroe County-led $49.2 million project to cleanup Hurricane Irma marine debris has passed the halfway point with the completion of 91 of the approved 172 canals (53 percent).
As much as we would like to plan ahead to get ahead, Holiday busyness gets in the way. Shopping, decorating, getting ready for company to arrive takes up much of our time. A comforting delicious casserole baked with love is the best way to enjoy a December weeknight for you and your famil…
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released its Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Work Plan, which includes funding for critical Florida water infrastructure
This missing person case of a 90-year-old veteran from Naples has a happy ending, due to the actions of the employees of Monroe County Social Services and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.
A 46-year-old Jacksonville, Florida man was arrested Saturday at John Pennekcamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo after other campers reported a toddler was wandering his campsite unattended.
A 50-year-old man was arrested Saturday on multiple vehicle burglary-related charges after Sheriff Office Deputies used a mobile tracking app to find him on U.S. 1.