Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies found construction equipment they say may have been stolen. The gear was found in a trailer in Marathon where a man arrested on grand theft and burglary charges stayed sometimes.
A construction worker on a crew for a home damaged by Hurricane Irma last fall was arrested by FL Keys detectives who say he stole two rings from the house. He pawned one in Miami and one in Key Largo, cops say.
A Key Largo man remains in critical condition in hospital days after his motorcycle was struck by a car. The driver was arrested Thursday on six DUI charges after the results of blood work taken at the crash.
Kathy Reitzel, the ex-finance director for the Keys school district, won’t receive the $490,000 in back pay and damages she sought, contending she was fired for blowing the whistle on the Monique Acevedo case.
Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies found more than 40 liquid marijuana cartridges and nearly $10,000 during a traffic stop in Islamorada. The driver, from Hollywood, took blame for everything found in the car.
The driver of a go-fast boat in the Caribbean sprayed gasoline all over it after a Dutch Navy crew shot out its engines. U.S. Coast Guard officers riding Dutch chopper suspected the speedboat was smuggling drugs.
As the algae bloom that causes red tide appears to be impacting the Florida West Coast fishery, the Keys have likely been spared. The season is off to a promising start for fishermen in the island chain.
An independent poll shows Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo with a 1 point lead over Democratic challenger Debbie Mucarsel-Powell—and a contingent of undecided voters large enough to decide the election in a district Trump lost badly in 2016.
The Monroe County state attorney’s office arrested a Key Largo contractor on charges he was operating without a license. He’s also accused of taking thousands of dollars from clients and never performing the work.