by Arnaud and Naja Girard……. It’s 4:45 p.m. in New Town, Key West. A silver Honda has just crashed into the car of two rangers from Dry Tortugas National Park. The Honda driver, reeking of alcohol, is stumbling away from the scene toward Duck Avenue. He is Robert Bethel, the 34-year-old son of Harry Bethel, a former City Commissioner.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) wildlife veterinarians continue to work to select the best techniques for administering screwworm preventative treatments to healthy Key deer. To date, most of the over 1000 preventative treatment doses of the anti-parasitic Doramectin have been administered on Big Pine Key with the help of over 170 refuge volunteers assisting Service employees. While 75% of the Key deer population lives on Big Pine and No Name Keys, Service employees and our partners [continue reading…]
Argument leads to knife threats A Stock Island man is in jail charged with threating his friend with a knife after an argument. The two men were downtown Key West Thursday night and were on their way home in the early morning hours when they got into an argument at about 2:30 a.m. The suspect, 23 year old Alberto Hernandez, was driving and pulled up to his 11th Avenue home. The argument continued and became physical; Hernandez hit his friend in the face in the [continue reading…]