"Tedtanic" Takes Fire in Key West Harbor

“Tedtanic” Takes Fire in Key West Harbor

“I grabbed the fire extinguisher and rushed to the forward cabin,” said Ted. “In less than a minute the floor was so hot the paint started to blister. I was bare foot and I couldn’t even go back. Austin was trying to save the cat and the birds. We had five birds. But there was no time.”

"Spottswood's Bill" Wages War on Keys Boaters

“Spottswood’s Bill” Wages War on Keys Boaters

If Florida’s House of Representatives Tyler Sirois has it his way, the Florida legislature will soon prohibit boat owners from remaining anchored in the same location for more than 90 days anywhere in the Florida Keys.

COVID-19 DAILY UPDATE

COVID-19 DAILY UPDATE

This page is updated daily: FDOH’s report today shows 5 additional cases of Covid-19 were confirmed for Monroe County yesterday. The cumulative case count is now 7,030. (102 of the 7,030 cases are associated with outbreaks in longterm care facilities and 113 cases are inmates or staff in a Monroe County Detention Center.) After adjustments, increases in cumulative case counts, by location, include 1 more in each: Key West, Marathon, Tavernier, Islamorada, and 1 more non-Florida resident.

Vaccine Angels

Vaccine Angels

For both of us, oddly, even more so for me, the last six weeks have been the hardest for me in our entire 15-year marriage. Because I, like a lot of other husbands, I bet, knew it was MY JOB to save my love’s life by getting her a simple life-saving shot…

Vaccination Abuse

Vaccination Abuse

I don’t know how it’s going elsewhere, but here in Monroe county it has been hell for people like me and my wife Cynthia, ages 72 and 76.

Key West Covid-19: An Open Letter from Vice Mayor Sam Kaufman

Key West Covid-19: An Open Letter from Vice Mayor Sam Kaufman

I feel it is my duty to shed some light on how we can do better with the COVID-19 surge in our community. Although masking, distancing, and washing are extremely important in prevention, more than these measures is needed to mitigate the increased community spread. The methods by which we contain this spread are vital to our community. We are 9 months into this pandemic and our community lacks adequate testing, contact tracing, and quarantine resources to reduce the spread. The surge was foreseeable.

Video: Deputy Pepper Sprays, Chokes Key West Swimmer, Gets Fired

Video: Deputy Pepper Sprays, Chokes Key West Swimmer, Gets Fired

The naked man, who the report says, had committed no crime and posed no threat was pepper sprayed at least five times – once at extremely close range.  Riggs even attempted to tase him, and to get in the water and “choke [him] out,” threatened to gaff him, threatened to drown him and ultimately used a potentially lethal choke hold to remove him from the water.

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