Gov. Ron DeSantis is imposing a regional “safer at home” set of guidelines for Southeast Florida counties hit hard by the novel coronavirus.
Community Health of South Florida, Inc. (CHI) is adjusting its hours for its Miami-Dade Drive through testing to three days a week (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am to noon) effective March 30, 2020. The non-profit organization was the first to provide drive through Coronavirus (COVI…
Monroe County, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, and the municipalities have partnered to continue to operate the 24-hour southbound traffic checkpoints at mile marker 112.5 on the 18-Mile Stretch (U.S. 1), and on Card Sound Road (905) to reinforce Monroe County’s closure to visitors and non-r…
Citing concerns for increasing threats to the Florida Keys from COVID-19, Monroe County officials announced Thursday plans to close hotels, guest houses, short-term rentals in RV parks and vacation rentals beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 22.
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, State Representative Kionne L. McGhee partners with Farm Share for a free food distribution to benefit the South Dade community and surrounding areas in Florida House District 117.
MONROE COUNTY – Following the directive of the State of Florida Governor’s Office Executive Order. Monroe County restaurants will be required to operate at 50 percent capacity with the creation of seating 6 feet apart for tables. All bars and nightclubs within the County that receive 50 perc…
Florida officials have ordered state universities to shift to online classes and tell students to stay away from campuses for at least two weeks, in response to the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19.As the deadly coronavirus continues to spread, “it has become clear that to protect the stu…
A 19-year-old Miami man in luxury car leading a group of similar cars into Monroe County via Card Sound Road while impeding the flow of traffic and driving erratically was arrested Sunday afternoon.
Monroe County Commissioner Sylvia Murphy joined Monroe County Facilities Maintenance at Harry Harris Park in Key Largo on Saturday night to turn the lights on for the first time since Hurricane Irma.
A 32-year-old Hialeah Gardens, Florida man wielding a sledgehammer did thousands of dollars in damage to vehicles and residences Sunday afternoon whilst trying to kill “demons” he believed were tormenting him.
It took the Florida Legislature seven years to adopt a 2019 property insurance reform bill eliminating the “one-way” attorney fee provision in the state’s
A 31-year-old Miami-Dade County man was arrested Monday by Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives following an investigation into high-end marine GPS electronics thefts that would not have been possible without the help of one local citizen and partnerships with the Broward and Palm Beach…
A contractor for the Florida Department of Transportation will be closing the Snake Creek Bridge at Mile Marker 85 from 1 a.m. to 3 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) held a public information meeting on Tuesday January 21 to reveal the results of a project study to widen the turnpike locally. The study began in the fall of 2017.
A third man was arrested Wednesday in the early morning Dec. 25 melee that occurred on the 200 block of Burton Drive in Tavernier that left four people hospitalized.
There are multiple events taking place this weekend and later this month that the Sheriff’s Office expects will impact traffic. Plan accordingly and take note the times and days of events. Anyone reading this is urged to share the information with friends, neighbors, coworkers as well as on …
Researchers at the University of Florida, in partnership with The Florida Aquarium, have discovered a novel method of culturing long-spined sea urchins, a species that is ecologically vital to the Florida Keys’ vulnerable coral reefs.
The Card Sound Toll Annual Pass is available for purchase at the Monroe County Building Department Office in the Visitor’s Center at the Ocean Reef Club on Tuesdays through Thursdays through Dec. 18 and then from Dec. 30 through Jan. 30.
The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) discussed and directed staff to expedite the analysis and modeling of the Stillwright Point neighborhood in Key Largo to determine the recommended road adaptations, cost, and related policy decisions in the Road Vulnerability Analysis.
A Cutler Ridge man and a Florida City woman were arrested Tuesday after they were stopped on the Stretch with multiple cases of Red Bull stolen from the Winn-Dixie in Key Largo.
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.