Key Largo, FL



An 11-year-old New Jersey boy was arrested by authorities on Jan. 26 for allegedly using social media to threat violence at Key Largo School. The boy, who wasn’t identified, faces a second-degree felony for sending a threat to kill or harm another person. The incident happened on Jan. 3,...

A World of Wonder at Robert is Here

For over sixty years now, Robert is Here fruit stand and market in Homestead, Florida has been an icon as both a gateway to the Everglades and for their truly incredible and unique beverage offerings. Referred to online as the ‘Disney World of fruit stands,’ Robert is Here is quite a world all its own with the amazing variety they have to offer.

Personal information taken from Tavernier customers

A 22-year-old Miami man has been charged with stealing personal information from Tavernier gas station customers, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. Da’Vhun Amaru Kinson faces 23 counts of fraudulent possession or use of an ID of another person, one count of trafficking in stolen credit cards, and five counts of fraudulent use of an ID/victim more than 60 years old, Sheriff’s Office spokesman Adam Linhardt said in a news release. ...

Kroger expands fast delivery model to South Florida

The Kroger Co. is opening of a new spoke facility in South Florida. America’s largest grocer is operating the 60,000-sq.-ft facility in conjunction with its existing Groveland, Fla. fulfillment center. All orders are picked fresh within the Groveland hub. Associates assemble orders and place them in climate-controlled vehicles to travel to Miami, serving communities between Port St. Lucie in the north to Homestead in the south, on both the east and west sides of Interstate 95.

SFC tarpon tournaments nixed

Fishing tournaments have a long history in Southwest Florida. The ones that have been most successful and long-lived have been home-grown, run by and fished by folks who live here and have local credibility.


“Eddy Espinosa played the best game of his career in the win over Key West.” – Coral Shores head coach Jarrod Mandozzi. Coral Shores’ Eddy Espinosa has been a key contributor to the Hurricanes’ machine that has dominated Keys basketball all season. The past few games, though, Espinosa has made it clear that he is not just a contributor; he is a force in his own right.

You Can Now Get Knaus Berry Farm Rolls Delivered Straight To Your Door

Everyone knows Knaus Berry Farm’s beloved cinnamon rolls are worth the hour-long waits. The Homestead farm has brought back their famous rolls for the winter and have recently teamed up with Goldbelly, a nationwide food shipping service, to provide their sweet treats to customers across the country. That’s right,...

Monroe County Sheriff's Office deputies focus on pedestrian and bike safety

With the Florida Keys ranking in the top 25 counties in the state for traffic crashes resulting in serious and fatal injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists, the Monroe County Sheriff's Office is conducting a series traffic details throughout the island chain for the next several months. In an effort to protect the safety of these most vulnerable road users, the Sheriff’s Office will conduct High Visibility Enforcement Details through May 12, at high pedestrian and bicycle crash locations in Key Largo, Maratho, and Stock Island,...

Officer of the Month Sergeant Engelbert Guzman

At the City of Homestead’s monthly council meetings, Councilman Larry Roth, usually does the recognition of the outstanding police officers and officer/s of the month. At the January 25th , City Council meeting Special Presentations, Mr. Roth made an exception and turned the mic over to Vice-Mayor Julio Guzman. The presentation became more of a family affair, with Vice- Mayor Guzman making the Officer of the Month presentation to his older brother, Sergeant Engelbert “Bert” Guzman for his dedication to service.

Cape Coral man arrested for squatting in Key Largo home

MONROE COUNTY, Fla. — Two men were arrested Thursday after they were found staying in a Key Largo home without the owner’s permission. According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), 63-year-old John Wehrle of Cape Coral and 60-year-old Charles Huston of Colorado assumed they were ‘welcome’ at the island home on Jolly Roger Drive and strolled right through the unlocked front door.

City of Homestead Proclamation for The Church of God of Prophecy

In Council Chambers Wednesday, January 25th, it was a beautiful day as Mayor Steven Losner, officially proclaimed that February 11, 2023, be designated The Church of God of Prophecy Day in recognition and celebration of the church’s 100 years of service to the community. Representing the church and accepting the Proclamation, was Miss Colleen Clark, Minister of Music for the church. In attendance for this momentous event were many of the parishioners and their families representing up to four generations of the faithful.

'Canes extend win streak to 11 straight

It is not a secret there is a shortage of officials in Monroe County. So, with the Coral Shores boys basketball team looking for its 10th consecutive victory on Monday, Jan. 30, and one of the scheduled referees unable to officiate due to an illness, the Hurricanes were forced to scramble. “Somerset was already in the Keys,” said ’Canes coach Jarrod Mandozzi, who admitted at roughly 3 p.m. he was...

CDBG Plan Meeting

The City of Homestead is an entitlement recipient of federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and receives an annual allocation of funds. This year the City is developing, its five-year Consolidated Plan for FY 2023-2027 along with the FY 2023-2024 Annual Action Plan. The City proposed allocation is approximately $769,583 (same as its FY 2022-2023 allocation.)

Lady 'Canes going into postseason on four-game win streak

Momentum will be on the side of the Coral Shores High girls basketball team entering the postseason as the Lady ’Canes closed out the regular season with four straight victories, which includes defeating Scheck Hillell, 53-23, on Friday, Jan. 20, and the following day topping Florida Christian, 34-33. “What a great way to end the regular season with a four-game winning streak and winning at home on Senior Night,” said Coral Shores coach Jarrod Mandozzi. “It’s been such a roller-coaster season with the crazy stretch...

Homestead dad faces charges after gun found in child's backpack at school

MIAMI - A Homestead dad is facing charges Thursday evening after police said a gun was found in his child's backpack at school. It happened as Homestead Police responded to Keys Gate Charter School, located in the 2000 block of SE 28th Avenue. Investigators said that the father of the 6-year-old, identified as Reginald McCoy, 39, placed the firearm in the backpack for unknown reasons and forgot that the firearm was in the backpack when the student was driven to school. The unloaded firearm was located in the backpack of the kindergartner.  McCoy faces child neglect charges. The school released the following statement about the incident: "We are so proud of a student who saw a suspicious item and immediately reported this to a trusted adult. The item turned out to be an unloaded weapon brought by a young student. We immediately involved law enforcement and no students or staff were ever in any danger. The safety of our students is our highest priority, and we will continue to take all appropriate actions. Thank you again for your support."