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Dotti Clifford got here just in time

Dotti Clifford, left, is seen with former Mayor Emeritus Wilhelmina Harvey, center, and Harvey's then-assistant Dixie Spehar in the late 1990s. Dotti Clifford's unmistakable laugh enters a room about four seconds before her body. And after nearly 40 years in Key West, the sales and... For the comple


Groups brainstorm ways to mitigate housing

ISLAMORADA - Frustration with the obstacles involved in providing affordable housing and competing ideas designed to get projects built as quickly as possible following Hurricane Irma defined last week's joint meeting of Islamorada's Local Planning Agency and Achievable Housing Committee. The LPA st


Conchs top county rival 'Canes, but lose for first time at home

A night after the Key West High boys basketball team extended it season-best win streak to four straight with a 79-60 victory overt Coral Shores on Friday night, the Conchs were sent to their first loss at home this season to Westminster Christian, 62-37, on Saturday, both at Bobby Menendez... For t


Hurricanes lasso Conchs to sweep season series

Thomas Nelson In a back-and-forth match between the Coral Shores and Key West High boys' soccer teams, the Hurricanes pulled off a 4-3 win over the Conchs on Friday night at the Upper Keys campus. It was the second win of the regular season for the Hurricanes over Key West - a first... For the compl


Conchs, 'Canes draw even in classic Keys matchup

Emma Lovell In their first meeting of the season, the Coral Shores High School girls' soccer team thumped Key West, 5-1, in Key West. That loss started the Lady Conchs off to a 0-3 record and the Hurricanes pulled even at 2-2. On Friday night at Coral Shores, the Lady Canes and Key West... For the c


Winners get breakfast in Key West

Key West, FL (January 11, 2018) - Light winds prevailed for the 42nd Ft Lauderdale to Key West Race which had Steven Murray's Volvo 70 Warrior take line honors just ahead of Jason Carroll's Gunboat 62 to lead the IRC and Multihull classes into the barn. Arriving in time for breakfast to win the 160


Veteran founded charities join forces for Big Pine Key

CHUCK WICKENHOFER/Free Press A couple wintering outside of their destroyed trailer on Avenue C in Big Pine Key have been using a DIY outdoor kitchen to maintain a semblance of normalcy. Two veteran-driven charitable foundations, Crisis Response Team and Shelter Foundation, have recently joined up to


Conchs strive for strong finish and next year

Tom Bellingham With just four regular season games left on their fractured schedule, the Key West High School girls' soccer team will be at full strength when they hit the road today. The team has been beset with injuries and the September storm forced the cancellation of a few matches.... For the c


Friday rain, evening snow could lead to dry spell next week in Kern County

Rain will come and go throughout the day Friday, but retreat into the mountains over the evening and linger there until midday on Saturday. The cold air coming with this storm could turn that rain into snow overnight, complicating the travel picture in the mountains, said meteorologist Dan Harty, of

BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN - 2018-01-19 18:40:00

Two sisters killed in Tuesday crash west of Lemoore identified

FRESNO COUNTY, California - The two sisters who were killed in a crash west of Lemoore on Tuesday have been identified. The crash happened on Highway 198 near Interstate 5 just after 10 a.m. Brittni Frace, 20, of Atascadero, died Tuesday. Her sister, Bryna Frace, 22, also of Atascadero, died Thursda

YOURCENTRALVALLEY.COM - 2018-01-20 00:27:50

Overturned propane truck on Highway 198 stalls traffic

Traffic on Highway 198 near Ben Maddox Way in Visalia was at a standstill Friday morning as emergency crews worked to clear an overturned propane tanker truck. A hazmat team is on the scene to investigate a possible propane leak, which was reported by an officer at the scene, according to the Visal

FRESNO BEE - 2018-01-19 18:55:00

He robbed 2 pharmacies in 1 day seeking a drug known as 'purple drank,' police say

A man who police say robbed two pharmacies and tried to break into a third in search of a prescription cough syrup popular on the black market was arrested Thursday, Fresno police reported. He was identified as Irwin Foster, 51, who reportedly robbed the Vista Pharmacy in the 4200 block of East Tula

FRESNO BEE - 2018-01-19 21:09:00

First he threw an explosive device at officers. A standoff with police followed.

A standoff in a Dinuba neighborhood that lasted nearly six hours Friday ended peacefully when a suspect surrendered, Dinuba police said. The standoff occurred on the edge of town near Randle Avenue and Cameron Way. Police responded to a disturbance in that same area on Monday, Sgt. Brian Bissett sai

FRESNO BEE - 2018-01-20 02:10:00

More than 260 guns seized in Fresno by police, federal authorities during sweep

A recent joint operation by Fresno police gang officers and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives resulted in the seizure of more that 260 firearms, Fresno police Chief Jerry Dyer said Friday. The weapons, many likely destined for use by Fresno gang members, were recovered

FRESNO BEE - 2018-01-20 00:04:00

Police investigating body found in the road in Central Fresno

Fruit near Shields in Central Fresno is closed after a body was found in the roadway. Authorities are now at the scene looking into what may have happened to the victim. At the moment, police closed the intersection of Fruit and Shields to continue their investigation. If your morning commute leads

ABC30 FRESNO - 2018-01-19 15:20:46

He tied her up and tortured her. She told the judge she still lives in fear

A man who tied his girlfriend to a chair and tortured her because he suspected she was cheating on him was sentenced to life in prison Friday in Fresno. Douglas Floyd Parker, 48, was found guilty last month of seven felonies including torture and assault with a deadly weapon for attacking his girlfr

FRESNO BEE - 2018-01-19 22:41:00

State Police take over investigation into Yorkville fatal fire

State Police Troop D Spokesperson Jack Keller confirmed with NEWSChannel 2 Friday afternoon that State Police are now the lead agency looking into not only the cause of Thursday night's fire on Campbell Avenue, but also whether there was any foul play involved. Yorkville police say seven-year-old

WKTV - 2018-01-20 02:31:00

Norwich schools groundskeeper arrested in sexual abuse of child

A longtime groundskeeper at the Norwich City School District has been arrested in a sexual abuse charge. David G. Shaffer, a 55-year-old Pharsalia resident who works for Buildings and Grounds at the Norwich school district, was taken into custody Thursday night by the Chenango County Sheriff's Offic

PRESSCONNECTS - 2018-01-19 16:42:27

7-year-old killed in Yorkville fire, mother in critical condition

The fire started after just after 10 p.m. Thursday night. When our news crews arrived on-scene at 59 Campbell Ave. they found fire crews battling flames. Heavy smoke could be seen coming from the second story apartment Fire officials say the roof caved in while crew members were working to battle

WKTV - 2018-01-19 13:59:00

Cops: Sex offender tried to slip anklet

A registered sex offender who tried to free himself from a monitoring ankle bracelet was arrested for damaging it, according to state police at Oneonta, who turned him over to parole authorities. Alexander M. Rogers, 37, of Otego, was charged Jan. 17 with third-degree criminal mischief, a felony, tr

DAILY STAR - 2018-01-20 01:05:55