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  • Famous Key West buoy burned after 2 set tree on fire

    01/01/2022 2:21:39 PM PST · by dynachrome · 49 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1-1-22 | unattributed
    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.” Archival webcam images of the buoy from a marketing company shows two people lighting the tree on fire near the marker, with the flames leaving a large black burn...
  • Key West Votes for Cruise Ship Limits

    11/05/2020 10:40:33 AM PST · by Capt. Tom · 43 replies
    Cruise Hive ^ | Nov. 4 2020 | Robert McGillivray
    Many communities around the world are suffering economic damage due to the lack of cruise ships visiting the areas and providing the necessary boost to local economies. While these communities are scrambling to get cruise ships back in town, the residents of Key West, Florida, have now taken a different route. The Key West Committee for Safer Cleaner Ships has been campaigning not to ban ships completely from the islands in southern Florida but to shrink the cruise ship tourism footprint in Key West. Cruise ships are the backbone of the local economy, however, not all the effects of visiting...
  • Key West Cancels Hemingway Look-Alike Contest Because Of COVID-19

    05/01/2020 6:27:12 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 15 replies
    huffpost ^ | 5/1/2020 | staff
    <p>The three-night competition, which had been scheduled for July 23-25, typically attracts more than 100 burly, bearded contestants from around the world.</p> <p>KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has forced the cancellation of the 40th annual Ernest Hemingway Look-Alike Contest in Key West, organizers announced Thursday.</p>
  • 2 more Chinese nationals arrested at Florida Navy base

    01/07/2020 11:42:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 7, 2020
    Two more Chinese nationals have been arrested for illegally taking photographs at a Florida Navy base, court records show. The arrests over the weekend of Yuhao Wang and Jielun Zhang bring to four the number of Chinese people charged recently with snapping pictures at the Naval Air Station in Key West, Florida. An FBI affidavit says Wang and Zhang drove up to an air station annex entrance and were told by a security officer they could not enter the property without military identification. The FBI says the pair drove onto the base anyway and were apprehended by authorities about 30...
  • Gay superdelegates may hold key in Dem prez race

    02/21/2008 4:46:12 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 51 replies · 225+ views
    Bay Area Reporter ^ | 2/21/08 | Lisa Keen
    At a time when momentum and political pundits seem to favor Barack Obama winning the Democratic presidential nomination, other indicators suggest the LGBT community's support is still largely behind Hillary Clinton, except in Texas. And Texas is one of three large primary states remaining that pundits say Clinton must win in order to stay even with Obama in the contest to secure enough delegates to win the nomination. The latest poll in Texas, conducted by CNN February 15-17 among 529 likely primary voters, found Clinton just two points ahead of Obama. A poll just a few days earlier, by the...
  • Florida Senate moving quickly to kill local sunscreen laws

    11/05/2019 8:54:13 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | November 5, 2019 | Ana Ceballos
    TALLAHASSEE — In light of Key West banning the sale of sunscreens that contain chemicals believed to harm coral reefs, Florida lawmakers are fast-tracking proposals that would undo the local regulation. Sen. Rob Bradley, R-Fleming Island, said Monday that Key West is sending “mixed signals” to people about the importance of sunscreen and that his bill is meant to send a clear message to the “country and the world” that the use of sunscreen is encouraged in the Sunshine State. “Unfortunately, with all of the wonderful things that come with our beaches and our sunshine, we also rank second in...
  • Video of crowd in Key West, Florida, link from Donald Trump twitter account.

    04/22/2018 12:50:27 AM PDT · by cba123 · 24 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4/21/2018 | Donald Trump
    Hi this is just a link to a short video clip, which was posted by Donald Trump from Key West yesterday. Interesting.
  • Crazy Russian Periscopes from Key West in Middle of Irma (VIDEO)

    09/10/2017 8:39:27 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    Periscope ^ | September 10, 2017 | &#1072;&#1083;&#1080;&#1073;&#1072;&#1073;&#1072;
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  • LIVE Two Friends Roof Top Key West

    09/09/2017 7:51:53 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 24 replies
    LIVE video looking from roof top of Two Friends Patio Restaurant toward the corner of Duval and Front Street. Key West Florida. . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGD1byu7gJc
  • U.S. Navy to Evacuate 5,000 as Military Preps for Hurricane Irma

    09/06/2017 9:20:34 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    KTLA ^ | , September 5, 2017,
    The military is braced for it to hit the U.S. mainland and the current forecast suggests it could strike Florida over the weekend. More than 5,000 military active duty, civilians, contractors and families based at Naval Air Station Key West have received mandatory evacuation orders, according to U.S. Navy officials. The officials familiar with the evacuation plan say approximately 50 to 60 personnel will stay to man essential functions at the installation. The Commander of the U.S. Navy Region Southeast ordered the “mandatory evacuation of non-essential personnel and dependents from NAS Key West to safe haven within 300 miles of...
  • Drunken Man Hurls Slurs at Gay Couple in Key West: Police

    02/27/2017 12:22:06 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    Police in Florida say a drunken man on a scooter hurled slurs and taunts at a gay couple in Key West. A Key West police report says it happened early last Thursday morning as 38-year-old Kevin Seymour and 49-year-old Kevin Paul Taylor rode their bicycles down a street. The Miami Herald reports the man yelled anti-gay remarks and said he bet the couple voted for Hillary Clinton. Then he yelled, "You live in Trump country now."
  • Key West police rescue woman from giant banyan tree

    05/12/2016 10:32:46 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 48 replies
    upi ^ | May 11, 2016 | Daniel Uria
    KEY WEST, Fla., - Police in Key West helped to rescue a woman who had become stuck in a giant banyan tree. Officer Scott Standerwick worked alongside firefighters to rescue the woman, who happened to be a Key West local, from the tree. "They popped her out like a cork," a Key West Police Department spokesperson told ABC 10. The woman had reportedly been trying to climb the tree before she became stuck.
  • Key West Police Rescue Woman Stuck in Banyan Tree

    05/10/2016 2:35:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    A woman had to be rescued by police and firefighters after she became stuck inside a giant banyan tree in Key West. According to the Key West Police Facebook page, Officer Scott Standerwick and Fire Rescue helped the local woman after she somehow got stuck in the tree. Police also posted a photo of the woman with part of her legs and body sticking out of the tree with officers nearby. "Protect and serve!" the Facebook post proclaimed.
  • ISIS Supporter Accused of Planning Nail Bomb Attack on Florida Beach

    08/04/2015 6:41:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Breitbart National Security ^ | 8/4/15 | John Haward
    The FBI on Monday announced terrorism charges against 23-year-old Harlem Suarez of Key West, Florida, who portrayed himself online as a member of ISIS and allegedly wanted to carry out a terrorist attack on American soil.Toward this end, law enforcement says Suarez thought he was purchasing an operational backpack bomb for deployment in Florida, but it was actually a dud sold to him by FBI operatives. He was also allegedly trying to get his hands on an AK-47 rifle.According to NBC News, Suarez told informants of a plan to pack the bomb with nails, bury it on the beach, and...
  • Florida MUSLIM who plotted WMD beach plot had been CLEARED for Key West AIRPORT

    07/30/2015 6:30:57 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 6 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 07/30/2015 | Pamela Geller
    is only a matter a time. You have to be right 100% of the time — and with Obama importing whole Muslim communities from jihad nations, it is impossible. Which is why we have seen this spike in jihad terror attacks (Chattanooga, Boston, Garland …..). The idea that you cannot profile for jihad is suicidal. It is submission to Islamic supremacism. A Florida man charged earlier this week in an alleged Islamic State-inspired plot to detonate a bomb on a crowded beach was once cleared to work at the Key West International Airport, where his job provided him direct access...
  • Key West Man Arrested For Plotting To Use Weapon Of Mass Destruction

    07/28/2015 1:42:46 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 46 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | 7/28/15 | Staff
    A South Florida man has been charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction in Key West. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Harlem Suarez, a/k/a “Almlak Benitez,” 23, of Key West was posting extremist rhetoric on his Facebook page which promoted the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a foreign terrorist organization. That caught the attention of the FBI. The criminal complaint states Suarez told an undercover FBI informant that he wanted to make a “timer bomb.” Suarez bought galvanized nails, which were to be hidden in a backpack and remotely detonated by cell phone,...
  • Communists Thank SEIU for Help in Releasing Cuban Mass Murderer

    02/19/2015 1:52:11 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 19 Feb 2015 | Spyridon Mitsotakis
    Gerardo Hernandez, a spy for Communist Cuba and the man responsible for the murder of four humanitarian workers (three of whom were American citizens) over international waters, was freed from prison last year by the Obama administration, due in part to the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). This was revealed at a February 6, 2015, celebration of Hernandez’s release, along with two of his fellow Cuban agents (collectively known as the “Cuban 5.. At the beginning of the event, an IPS official thanked all who who took part in the 17-year campaign and singled out a number of organizations that...
  • Could Key West Reach the Ferguson Flashpoint?

    08/24/2014 4:11:34 AM PDT · by Elle Bee · 86 replies
    Key West The Newspaper ^ | August 22, 2014 | Arnaud and Naja Girard
    “Cartwright began yelling as loud as he could, and almost immediately a large crowd began forming around us […] Within minutes a crowd of at least 50 bystanders surrounded us and Det. Wormington called for additional Officers while I held down Cartwright.”Police officers were arresting bad boy Ricky Cartwright who had ridden his bicycle through a stop sign while texting, allegedly with a beer in his hand. They tased him in the back. He was now screaming in pain in the middle of the road, attracting an angry crowd which, according to Detective Siracuse’s police report, kept “drawing closer and...
  • Vanity Post--Travel Ideas for Key West

    05/31/2014 6:01:24 PM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 68 replies
    Wondering if any Freepers have any advice for touring Key West.
  • Russian Troops Storm Ukraine Air Force Base In Crimea, Reuters Confirms

    03/07/2014 12:26:59 PM PST · by prisoner6 · 70 replies
    ARMED MEN ENTER UKRAINIAN MILITARY POST IN CRIMEA AND TAKE CONTROL, NO SHOTS FIRED - REUTERS REPORTER ON THE SCENE UKRAINIANS AND FORCES THOUGHT TO BE RUSSIANS HOLD NEGOTIATIONS AFTER MILITARY POST TAKEN, NO ARMS SEIZED - REUTERS REPORTER * * *