Pat Lefere, who retires from the U.S. Navy on June 6, will become part of the School District's executive team.
Naval Air Station Key West Cmdr. Pat Lefere likely won't be out of work for long when he retires next month.
The career aviator, who transfers the station's command to Capt. Steven McAlearney on June 6 after three years at the helm, on Tuesday likely will be approved as the Monroe County School District's director of operations and planning.
Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2013 10:20 AM EDT
Xavier Ycaza is being held without bond.
A Miami-Dade man accused of driving drunk on the Seven Mile Bridge and slamming into another car, killing the driver, is set for arraignment on May 30 -- the day he turns 24.
Xavier Ycaza, who's in the Monroe County Detention Center with no bond allowed, is charged with driving under the influence-manslaughter, DUI-serious bodily injury and DUI-property damage.
Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2013 10:45 AM EDT
Florida Keys Mosquito Control District Comptroller William Southcott is retiring after 24-plus years overseeing the agency's annual budget.
Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2013 05:00 AM EDT
Florida Keys residents evacuating in the face of a serious hurricane threat must traverse Miami-Dade County, which this year has expanded its own map of potential evacuation zones.
Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2013 10:25 AM EDT
Monroe County has washed its hands of every legal tie it had to No Name Key and the fight over commercial electricity on the island -- except one.
Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2013 11:00 AM EDT
Small fleet of Cuban boats grows in Islamorada
Officers Janette Fernandez Costoya and Sebastian Dri check a fleet of Cuban refugee crafts crowding a channel at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Islamorada station at Whale Harbor. Seven of the home-built boats have been recovered off the Upper Keys since mid-April.
Boats assembled from roofing tin, scrap lumber and foam plastic form a ramshackle fleet moored off Islamorada's Whale Harbor.
"People have to be really desperate to go to sea aboard one of these," said Officer Janette Fernandez Costoya of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Posted - Saturday, May 25, 2013 05:00 AM EDT
Storm forecast times could expand
Forecasts of tropical-storm formation could jump from two days to five days this hurricane season.
Posted - Saturday, May 25, 2013 10:25 AM EDT
Final vote on Marathon taxi regulation is Tuesday
Taxi regulations initially approved on May 14 are up for a second hearing Tuesday before the Marathon City Council.
Posted - Saturday, May 25, 2013 10:00 AM EDT
No Name power permits being issued
This is Brad and Beth Vickrey's permit for electricity, obtained almost immediately after the judge's ruling.
For some No Name Key homeowners, all that's left is getting their electrical and air conditioning contractors to show up, get their work done and inspected, and then throw the switch.
Posted - Saturday, May 25, 2013 06:00 AM EDT
Oxitec claims success with genetically altered bugs
As the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District awaits U.S. approval, Director Michael Doyle on Monday reported positive results from British company Oxitec's latest genetically modified mosquito effort in Brazil.
Posted - Saturday, May 25, 2013 10:15 AM EDT