Sloppy Joe’s is celebrating 85 years on a Key West corner. This bar’s story is even older
On an island filled with famous watering holes and charming backstories, one bar stands out as a Key West classic. This year, Sloppy Joe’s Bar is celebrating 85 years of doing business in the Florida town.sun-sentinel.com
Cruise ships at center of dispute in Florida's idyllic Key West
The island-city of Key West off the southern tip of Florida invites visitors to stroll slowly, enjoy turquoise waters and take in the sunset. But according to some residents, that idyllic peace is endangered -- by lumbering, tourist-filled cruise ships.news.yahoo.com
Boat carrying Russian migrants lands in Key West, officials say
Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay said the migrants, many carrying luggage, arrived on a 30-foot vessel. He said there remains “some questions” about how many, if any, of the occupants “dissipated into the community” before they could be apprehended.washingtonpost.com
Oil, gas sheen spotted in water during search for couple whose plane is believed to have crashed
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says an oil and gas sheen was spotted about 9 miles north of Big Pine Key as law enforcement and Coast Guard crews search for a missing couple who was flying a small plane to the Keys.
How a bartender’s tip (or lack thereof) led to arrest in Key West buoy burning
A tourist made a big impression in a Key West bar by ordering drinks three times on New Year’s Eve without leaving a tip. That enabled the staff to easily track him down after police released webcam video showing vandals setting fire that damaged landmark Key West Buoy.sun-sentinel.com
Bartender's tip leads to arrest in Key West buoy burning
Always remember to tip your server, if you know what's good for you. A tourist made a big impression in a Key West bar by ordering drinks three times on New Year's Eve without leaving a tip. The arson caused more than $5,000 in damage to the city's landmark buoy marking the southernmost point in the United States, and sent the island's “coconut telegraph” gossip chain into high alert, the Miami Herald reported Tuesday.news.yahoo.com
Police: 2 men who defaced historic Southernmost Point Buoy expected to surrender
Key West police have obtained arrest warrants for two men accused of torching a Christmas tree in front of the famous Southernmost Point Buoy, defacing the landmark, and said the men have made arrangements to turn themselves in.
Famous Key West buoy burned after 2 set tree on fire
Police are searching for two people who burned a part of Key West's famous Southernmost Point buoy early New Year's Day after setting a fire near the landmark tourism icon. News outlets report two males lit a Christmas tree on fire in front of the buoy around 3:30 a.m. Saturday and the flames charred sections of the colorful, 4-ton cement monument that reads “90 miles to Cuba, Southernmost Point, Continental U.S.A.” The red, yellow, black and white marker resembles a giant marine navigational buoy.news.yahoo.com
Vandals set fire to Key West’s most famous landmark, causing ‘extensive damage’
The hunt is on for two men who defaced one of Key West’s most famous and most photographed landmarks on New Year’s Day: the giant and colorful Southernmost Point buoy. The vandals caused “extensive damage” to the buoy between 3 and 3:30 a.m. Saturday, according to Key West police. And, the incident was caught on video. The most noticeable damage is on the front of the buoy, with charring over ...news.yahoo.com
Keys sheriff says police shouldn’t have arrested 2 deputies after a fight in Key West
Cellphone video that witnesses took of a fight between two off-duty Monroe County sheriff’s deputies and three Navy sailors last weekend shows the cops tried to show restraint until force was unavoidable, the deputies’ boss said Thursday.news.yahoo.com
There was a street fight in Key West, police said. Deputies and sailors now face charges
A Navy sailor was airlifted from Key West to a Miami hospital early Saturday morning after police said he was part of a fight on Duval Street between two off-duty sheriff’s deputies and two other sailors.news.yahoo.com
‘SMART Ride’ fundraising cyclists to pedal from Miami to Key West
Bicyclists are to pedal from Miami to Key West on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 19-20, during “The SMART Ride,” a charitable journey that has been called the largest bicycle ride in the southeastern United States. Beneficiaries include the Florida Keys’ A.H. of Monroe County. The 165-mile Miami-to-Key-West journey takes bicyclists through the entire Keys island chain along scenic Florida Keys Overseas Highway and Heritage Trail routes. Overnight housing is reserved at Hawks Cay, and participants are to resume their ride the following morning to travel some 65 miles southwest to Key West. This year’s scheduled conclusion will be at Key West High School with a private closing ceremony.communitynewspapers.com
These 7 Miami and Key West restaurants are the best in the country
Tripadvisor has announced the winners of its 2021 Travelers’ Choice “Best of the Best” Restaurants awards. Miami and Key West are well represented, with seven total winners, including the No. 1 Best Vegan Restaurant and the No. 2 best restaurant for Everyday Eats in the entire country.
Coast Guard: 13 Cubans rescued, others missing off Key West
The U.S. Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued 13 people after their boat capsized off of Key West as Tropical Storm Elsa approached, the agency said. The nine men and four women were taken aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Thetis on Tuesday afternoon, some 26 miles (42 kilometers) southeast of Key West, the agency said in a news release. The crew from the Western Carmen contacted watch standers at the Coast Guard's Sector Key West around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday to report they had found four people in the water.news.yahoo.com
Key West police tried to handcuff an 8-year-old. A judge just ruled on his mom’s lawsuit
Key West police officers did not violate an 8-year-old boy’s civil rights when they tried to handcuff him at his elementary school after he was accused of punching a teacher in 2018, a federal judge has ruled.news.yahoo.com
Post-COVID cruising: The ships are back at sea, but where can they go?
While experts and avid cruisers expect buffets to be suspended and a general reduction in social events onboard, the question is where cruise ships will go and what passengers will be able to do once they get there, because some ports are saying they don’t want cruises back at all.news.yahoo.com