BLUE PAPER MAY LIVE ON AFTER-ALL… Dear Blue Paper readers, Things were looking pretty bleak. When we added up our Patreon pledges, our Paypal recurring payments, and our lump sum donations we were still far from our goal [less than $3000/month with a $5000/month goal] and we were ready to announce our final day. However, we heard from several supporters this past week and we now have some real hope. So… we are happy to announce that, while our future is not yet certain, we [continue reading…]
Derek David, the man who pulled out a gun and fired multiple gunshots in the direction of Duval Street, striking three people, was convicted on nine felony charges on Thursday. A jury found David, a Lower Keys resident, guilty of felony attempted manslaughter, attempted aggravated assault, improper exhibition of a firearm, discharging a firearm in public, using guns under the influence and carrying a concealed weapon in an establishment that serves alcohol. David was partying in Key West on the night of March 21, 2016, [continue reading…]
First published on Feb 17, 2018 A 19-year-old Marathon man was arrested Saturday night for posting pictures on the social media site Instagram of guns along with a message threatening Marathon High School. Duviel Gonzalez was charged with written threats to kill or do bodily injury. He was also charged for possessing a small amount of marijuana. Sheriff’s Office detectives — working alongside the FBI, Homeland Security Investigations and the Monroe County State Attorney’s Office — utilized numerous citizen tips in the investigation leading to [continue reading…]
by Rick Boettger……. The District made a positive move last week in their legal wrangling with Kathy Reitzel in her whistle-blowing case against them. They admitted she was a whistle-blower. To recap: Kathy was head of finances for the School District when Monique Acevedo stole over $400,000. Kathy turned over evidence to board chairman Andy Griffith. The district used this evidence and Kathy’s extended testimony to send Monique to prison and get her husband Randy fired from his job as superintendent.