Nov 182017
 
Man Dead, Woman Injured in Possible Robbery on Stock Island

From Monroe County Sheriff’s Office: UPDATE: Tuesday November 21, 2017 Detectives release homicide victim’s identity Sheriff’s Major Crimes detectives say they have notified the next of kin for the man who was stabbed to death on Stock Island Friday night. The victim is identified as 59 year old Mathew Bonnett of 5650 Laurel Avenue on Stock Island. Bonnett was a neighbor of the robbery victims and was on the scene apparently attempting to help his neighbors when he was stabbed to death just after 8 p.m. at 5700 Laurel Avenue on Stock Island. [continue reading…]

 November 18, 2017  Posted by at 12:44 pm ** BREAKING NEWS ** No Responses »
Sep 072017
 
THE LATEST ON HURRICANE  IRMA FROM MONROE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Monroe County Administrator Roman Gastesi has a message for anyone left in the Keys: “Get out.” “Hurricane Irma is a very strong, very dangerous storm that has life-threatening winds and even scarier storm surge potential,” he said. “Even the Coast Guard is evacuating all of its personnel. Please evacuate.” And, Gastesi added, “Once a dangerous storm starts, don’t dial 911 during it because nobody is going to answer.”

 September 7, 2017  Posted by at 9:24 pm ** BREAKING NEWS ** No Responses »
Sep 052017
 
MONROE COUNTY HAS DECLARED A STATE OF LOCAL EMERGENCY AND HAS ISSUED MANDATORY EVACUATIONS FOR VISITORS AND RESIDENTS

MONROE COUNTY, FL – Monroe County has declared a State of Local Emergency Tuesday afternoon due to a “threat of danger to the populace inhabiting Monroe County” and that the County “may require expedient action in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of the community.”

 September 5, 2017  Posted by at 4:01 pm ** BREAKING NEWS ** 3 Responses »
Sep 052017
 
MONROE COUNTY TO ISSUE MANDATORY EVACUATIONS FOR VISITORS AND RESIDENTS

MONROE COUNTY, FL — With the storm track of Category 5 Hurricane Irma still headed for the Florida Keys, Monroe County will be issuing a mandatory visitor evacuation expected to begin at sunrise on Wednesday. An evacuation for residents also will be issued. The time has yet to be determined. However, tourists and residents are encouraged to start evacuation plans now and the earlier people leave the Keys the less traffic they are likely to encounter.

 September 5, 2017  Posted by at 12:11 pm ** BREAKING NEWS ** No Responses »
Sep 042017
 
MONROE COUNTY TO ACTIVATE EMERGENCY OPERATION CENTER AT NOON TUESDAY FOR HURRICANE IRMA

MONROE COUNTY, FL –With the entire Florida Keys in the National Weather Service’s five-day forecast error cone, the Monroe County Emergency Operation Center (EOC) will activate at noon Tuesday. In a 6:30 p.m. briefing Monday night, meteorologist Jon Rizzo with the National Weather Service Key West told emergency managers in the Keys there is a high confidence for a major hurricane nearing south Florida, the Keys, Florida Straits and/or Cuba by Saturday. The earliest reasonable arrival time of tropical storm-force winds in the Keys is midday Friday.

 September 4, 2017  Posted by at 9:51 pm ** BREAKING NEWS ** No Responses »
May 022017
 
*BREAKING* Warrant Issued for DUI Manslaughter in Crash that Killed Delray Beach Police Officer

Key West Police have obtained an arrest warrant for the arrest of Lacy Marie Morris, 32, on charges of DUI manslaughter following the April 8th crash that killed off-duty Delray Beach Police Officer Christine Braswell and critically injured Delray Beach Police Officer Bernenda Marcs. She also faces additional charges of DUI serious bodily injury, DUI property damage and possession of marijuana.

 May 2, 2017  Posted by at 5:51 pm ** BREAKING NEWS ** 5 Responses »
Mar 292017
 
*BREAKING NEWS* Two Found Dead in White Street Apartment

March 29, 2017 This just in from Chief Donie Lee: “Key West Police detectives are investigating the death of a male and female found dead in their apartment on the 900 block of White St.  KWPD officers were dispatched to 921 White St. at approx. 9: 16 a.m., after receiving a call from the landlord who discovered the male deceased.  Officers entered the apartment and found the deceased male in a room and then entered a separate room and located a deceased female.  Detectives are [continue reading…]

 March 29, 2017  Posted by at 11:30 am ** BREAKING NEWS ** No Responses »
Jan 162017
 
Men Working Underground in Key Largo Dead for Unknown Reasons

Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the deaths of three men underground in a neighborhood of Key Largo. The three men worked for Douglas N. Higgins, a construction company contracted to do the work by Monroe County. They were in an underground drainage pipe this morning when they collapsed.

 January 16, 2017  Posted by at 11:39 am ** BREAKING NEWS ** No Responses »
May 042016
 
*DEVELOPING STORY* Commercial Vessel Discharging Gunfire at Another Vessel West of Key West

Wednesday May 4, 2016: Commercial vessel allegedly discharging gunfire at another vessel 40 miles west of Key West, Florida. Reporting vessel is running for safety at top speed. Coast Guard orders all unnecessary personnel on reporting vessel below deck… The incident reportedly began when a recreational dive boat drove through a commercial fisherman’s chum slick while southwest of the Marquesas Keys. Update [from U.S. Coast Guard Miami]: The Coast Guard responded to a report of the discharge of a firearm southwest of Marquesas Key, Florida, on [continue reading…]

 May 4, 2016  Posted by at 12:09 pm ** BREAKING NEWS **, Water World No Responses »
Apr 012016
 
Arrests Made in Tavernier Double Murder

  On the morning of October 16th 2015, Tara Rosado’s three small children awoke in their home on Cuba Road in Tavernier and found the bodies of their mother and her boyfriend shot to death in their bedroom. Investigations by the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit reveal that the murder of the Tavernier couple was drug related. Detective Vince Weiner, working closely with Chief Assistant State Attorney Manny Madruga, arrested two Upper Keys men, 33 year old Jeremy Macauley of Tavernier and 34 year old Adrian Demblans of [continue reading…]

 April 1, 2016  Posted by at 12:34 am ** BREAKING NEWS **, News 2 Responses »
Mar 282016
 
**BREAKING NEWS** WISTERIA ISLAND: BERNSTEIN LOSES HIS APPEAL

Wisteria, the last desert island in Key West harbor, will not be developed any time soon. A three judge panel of the Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that a 1951 letter from the U.S. Navy to the State of Florida was more than enough to meet the requirements to establish the U.S. claim of ownership and to start the twelve-year statute of limitation running under the Quiet Title Act. F.E.B. Corporation’s owner, Roger Bernstein, has recently spent considerable time and money lobbying the County [continue reading…]

Mar 222016
 
Scooter Crash on Flagler / 36 Year Old Key West Man Found Dead

A Key West man died this morning in a single scooter crash on Flagler Avenue. Nestor J. Solórzano, 36, was found dead at about 7:30 this morning reports KWPD spokesperson, Alyson Crean. He had apparently been traveling inbound on Flagler when he struck the back of a parked vehicle at the side of the road. Police believe the crash occurred some time before dawn. Inbound lanes of Flagler Avenue, between 11th and 12th Ave were closed for over two hours while police investigated the crash. The [continue reading…]

 March 22, 2016  Posted by at 1:24 pm ** BREAKING NEWS **, News No Responses »
Mar 112016
 
FDA PUBLISHES PRELIMINARY FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON OXITEC’S OX513A MOSQUITO

Key West, FL, March 11, 2016: Today, the US Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (FDA-CVM) published in the Federal Register a preliminary finding of no significant impact (FONSI) on Oxitec’s OX513A Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is in agreement with the conclusions of Oxitec’s draft Environmental Assessment (EA). The draft EA and preliminary FONSI will be available for public review and comment beginning Monday, March 14, 2016. After a 30-day public comment period, the FDA will review the comments as part of their evaluation [continue reading…]

 March 11, 2016  Posted by at 2:23 pm ** BREAKING NEWS ** 3 Responses »