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Man threatens girlfriend with knife

Monroe County Sheriff's deputies charged Michael Ruggiero, 34, of Key West with aggravated assault with a weapon, battery and marijuana possession, less than 20 grams. Officers responded to a domestic disturbance call Tuesday evening on Big Coppitt Key involving a knife. The suspect... For the compl

FLORIDA KEYS NEWS - 2018-03-23 07:00:00

See something, say something

This week, the Key West Collegiate Academy took a giant leap forward past not only the Monroe County School system but also most other school systems nationwide. Working with local entrepreneur Shawn Verne, Principal Tom Rompella rolled the School Text Tips program out to students, encouraging... Fo

FLORIDA KEYS NEWS - 2018-03-24 07:00:00

Cuban influences define Havana Cabana Resort, opening April 1

Provided Renderings A view of the entrance lobby to the new Havana Cabana hotel, scheduled to open on April 1 at 3420 N. Roosevelt Blvd. The latest New Town hotel to reopen with a new identity is the former Inn at Key West, 3420 N. Roosevelt Blvd., slated to reopen April 1 as Havana Cabana For the c

FLORIDA KEYS NEWS - 2018-03-24 07:00:00

Boys' final decided by No. 2 double for third time this year

J.W. COOKE/The Citizen The Dolphins' Angel Alvear, right, waits for the return shot from the Conchs' Greg Trippier on Thursday at the Key West High Back Yard. For the third time this season, the outcome between the Key West and Marathon High boys tennis team was exactly the same, as the... For the c

FLORIDA KEYS NEWS - 2018-03-24 07:00:00

Torres overcame setbacks to become a state qualifer

Admittedly so, the big moment got to Ty Torres during his final season as part of the Key West High wrestling team, as the senior had his chance to reach his long-awaited goal of becoming a state placer but came up short in the state championship. "My whole wrestling career, anxiety... For the compl

FLORIDA KEYS NEWS - 2018-03-24 07:00:00

Rough lobster season finally comes to close

Photos by CAROL TEDESCO/The Citizen Michael Arencibia, a third-generation commercial fisherman whose family owns and operates the 53-foot commercial lobster boat 'Aileen 2,' builds traps for the 2018-19 season at the Safe Harbor Seafood property on Stock Island recently. Hurricane Irma... For the co

FLORIDA KEYS NEWS - 2018-03-24 07:00:00

City OKs providing advertising dollars from fund to TDC

Project funds are nice, but Key West needs advertising dollars to keep business coming in, the City Commission voted this week. The board went against a resolution urging the Monroe County Commission to keep leftover Tourist Development Council money in a brick-and-mortar project fund, opting... For

FLORIDA KEYS NEWS - 2018-03-24 07:00:00

Conchs looking to justify top rankings by snapping skid

Amidst its first losing skid of the season, the Key West High baseball team will look to justify its numerous Top 10 rankings throughout the state and region during a two-game set against 9A rival Southridge at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights at Rex Weech Field. "Our goal is to... For the co

FLORIDA KEYS NEWS - 2018-03-23 07:00:00

Multi-use facility sets sights on Simonton

Lawn bowling, bocce and a new restaurant and bar could be coming to Simonton Street if a proposed project gains the necessary approvals. Plans for the project at 1105 Simonton St. went before the Key West Development Review Committee on Thursday and will need a conditional approval from the... For t

FLORIDA KEYS NEWS - 2018-03-23 07:00:00

Everything You Need to Know About the Tennessee Williams Museum in Key West, Florida

Just a few blocks from the bustling Duncan Street in Key West, The Tennessee Williams Museum gives literary fans an opportunity to delve into the life and works of the famous playwright. The exhibit located on 513 Truman Avenue, is only a few miles from where Williams himself lived until his death i


City pushes ahead to gain access to Truman Harbor

Although the Navy is holding firm on its position, the Key West City Commission went ahead anyway and voted 6-1 Tuesday to instruct its outside counsel to approach the department to allow the city to use Truman Harbor, which has been closed to public access since 2013. The resolution, sponsored... F


Charter school launches school safety program

Shawn Verne on Tuesday introduces the new School Text Tips safety program to students at Key West Collegiate Academy. The charter high school is the first school in the nation to implement the system that enables students to report, via anonymous text message to school administrators, concerns... Fo


League puts up 19 homers, 5 slams without Rusty Anchor playing a game

Rusty Anchor, now 11-2 on the season, held onto the top spot without playing a game last week in the Key West Men's Softball League. Instead, the teams that did play fired up five grand slams among 19 home runs in just four games. Charlie Mac's, with a 9-4 mark, got a slight advantage on For the com


'Canes nearly pull off late upset of Conchs

Josh McAlearney It was close, but the Key West High boys lacrosse team came back from spring break with an 8-6 District 32 win over Coral Shores on Monday night at the Upper Keys campus. The Hurricanes had not lost a game since the last time they played the Conchs which ended in a Key For the comple


Delivery man, 17-year-old boy shot in Overtown, police say

MIAMI - A 25-year-old delivery man and a 17-year-old boy were shot Tuesday afternoon in Miami's Overtown neighborhood, authorities said. The shooting was reported in the area of Northwest Fifth Avenue and Seventh Street. Miami police said both victims were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryde


Mayoral candidate withdraws from race

The field of candidates for the office of mayor of Key West has shrunk by one following the announcement that hotelier Kate Miano has dropped out of the race. The Gardens Hotel owner voiced support for candidate Teri Johnston in announcing the move. "It is after great deliberation that I... For the


Minnesota woman arrested for battery

Early Wednesday morning, Key West police officers arrested a 37-year old woman from Minnesota for misdemeanor battery of her boyfriend at a local hotel. Officers were called to the hotel on Washington St. at 3:30 a.m. to find the boyfriend with bloody cuts and scratches on his face and his... For th


One dead in accident on Stock Island

Gerald D. Cameron, 51, of Key West was killed today in a freak accident on Stock Island when he was crushed between two vehicles. According to Florida Highway Patrol Commander Kathleen McKinney, the accident occurred near Shrimp Road and 5th Avenue around 8:20 a.m. Tuesday. Cameron and another man w


Navy Identifies Deceased Sailors in F/A-18F Crash (Key West, Florida)

NORFOLK (NNS) - The following story was posted March 15 at 11 p.m. EDT. Two U.S. naval aviators died March 14, 2018, when their F/A-18F Super Hornet crashed on final approach near Naval Air Station, Key West, Florida. The aviators have been identified as Lt. Cmdr. James Brice Johnson and Lt. Caleb N


Payne pushes access to harbor

Despite numerous rebuffs, Key West City Commissioner Richard Payne will continue his quest to gain access for the city to Truman Harbor from the U.S. Navy with another resolution on Tuesday's meeting agenda. Payne is sponsoring a resolution directing the city's outside counsel,... For the complete a