Traffic stop in Marathon leads to arrest of woman with drugs and child in car
MARATHON, FLA. (WSVN) - An Islamorada woman was arrested after a traffic stop led to the discovery of multiple drugs and a child in an SUV. According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, 4-year-old Shanna Kay Ferguson had her one-year-old child in her vehicle when she was stopped near Mile Marker 50 at around 12:36 a.m., Monday.
Fatal crash causes road closure at Cudjoe Key; service disruptions expected
CUDJOE KEY, Fla. (WSVN) — A crash involving a semi-trailer truck at mile marker 21 has led to a full roadblock Tuesday morning, impacting both northbound and southbound lanes. The incident occurred around 4:40 a.m., resulting in a fatality. Monroe County Fire Rescue, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, and Florida...
Water quality results elicit varying opinions
The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary’s Water Quality Protection Program (WQPP) Steering Committee conducted a detailed overview of the Florida Keys’ nearshore water quality protection on Nov. 29. The purpose was to review the ongoing efforts associated with Florida Keys’ water quality and marine resources, and consider resilience efforts and activities relevant to the program. An overarching goal was to share the science associated with the impact of shallow wastewater injection wells on surface waters and understand alternative methods for disposal. ...
Taste the Caribbean in Marathon: The Top 3 Restaurants You Can't Miss
In this article, we're exploring three delightful Caribbean restaurants in Marathon. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these yet? If yes, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Dolphins win home debut to claim first varsity victory for Murphy
During a coaching career that spans nearly two decades at Marathon High, including nine consecutive trips to the FHSAA cross country State Championships, leading the creation of the Dolphins’ track and field program, and countless wins on the pitch in boys and girls soccer, Jim Murphy can now add his first victory with the boys basketball program to the list as, in his third game as the ‘Fins new hoops coach, they scored a 61-23 triumph on Friday, Dec. 1, on the Middle School campus. ...
Key Colony Beach Virus Update: Latest Wastewater Sampling Results - December 04, 2023
City of Key Colony Beach Overview of 3 main virus being tracked by CDC and State of Florida Health Department: Covid-19 – Low levels, slight increase/plateauing in Southeast Florida/Monroe County. Influenza A H1N1 – overall State is increasing; Florida considered a High level. RSV – decreasing. Specific data for Key Colony Beach – wastewater sampling Please click below for the complete report.Visit here for more details.
FLORIDA KEYS CELTIC FESTIVAL TO FEATURE LIVE MUSIC, CULTURE AND FUN JAN. 6-7
Celtic culture, music, food and history will be celebrated at the annual Florida Keys Celtic Festival, a favorite family event in the Middle Keys set for Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 6-7, 2024. The traditional Kilts in the Keys lead-in to the festival weekend spreads out to two Marathon locations Friday...
DOLPHIN RESEARCH CENTER’S ‘TURSI’ CELEBRATES GOLDEN BIRTHDAY
Grassy Key’s Dolphin Research Center is home to one of the oldest cetaceans in human care as Tursi, the first calf ever born at the facility, celebrated her 50th birthday on Nov. 26. Named after the scientific name for bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), but informally nicknamed “Whopper” for her impressive size, the center’s matriarch is the offspring of Little Bit and Mr. Gipper, two dolphins that starred in the original 1963 “Flipper” film. In honor of her birthday, the center hosted a live-streamed celebration, complete with presents, party hats, banners, balloons and time spent with her trainers and an adoring public. Happy birthday from the Weekly, Tursi!
The gas price fluctuate between $2.91 and $3.17 in Marathon as of 2023-12-02. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Saturday is $3.247, a week ago the price is $3.259 , according to AAA.
Week that was/ Week to come
Nov. 27, Monday Prep boys soccer Marathon 5, Dade Christian 0 Nov. 28, Tuesday Prep boys basketball Palmer Trinity 55, Marathon 40 ...
MARATHON TO SEEK PUBLIC INPUT ON COMMUNITY PARK & SKATE PARK DEC. 7
The city of Marathon, along with Platform Group, will be holding a public meeting to receive feedback on the master plan for Marathon Community Park on Thursday, Dec. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. at City Hall. This meeting is open to the public and anyone with interests in sporting...
READY TO RISE
Despite having a solid core of returning players to the roster, only a pair saw major playing time as starters a season ago for the Marathon High girls basketball; however, as the confidence grows in those new players to the rotation, Lady ‘Fins coach Andrea Garvey expressed he expects the rapid rise in their level of play as the season progresses. “Pretty much our entire bench from last year is now our starters, but they are really showing they have the willingness to step up,”...
Sheriff: Man beat teen daughter in Keys after argument over her ‘dating Black males’
LAYTON, Fla. – Deputies arrested a man at a Florida Keys resort on an aggravated child abuse charge after they said a verbal argument over his 15-year-old daughter’s dating preferences escalated Tuesday night. According to jail records, William Douglas Burks, 50, of Carleton, Michigan, was arrested just before...
Valhalla Island Resort under development by Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris
MARATHON, Fla. – Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris recently presented his plans for the oceanfront Valhalla Island Resort. . Valhalla Island is one of the largest resort properties in the Florida Keys, spanning more than 175 acres and including a mile of beachfront property. Much of Morris’ inspiration...
Look: Private island in Florida Keys listed for $2.5 million
A Florida Keys private island that was once featured on an HGTV series is for sale with an asking price of $2.5 million.
INAUGURAL WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S IN ISLAMORADA IS DEC. 10
Nicky Laak’s mother Ann was first diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment in 2015. Soon after came the devastating news: Ann had Alzheimer’s disease. Today, 81-year old Ann lives at Oasis at the Keys Nursing and Rehab in Tavernier. “After about four years of caring for her at home,...
$3M FEMA DENIAL LETTER FOR KCB CITY HALL RE-EMERGES AFTER A YEAR
A recently-resurfaced FEMA letter discovered by Key Colony Beach City Attorney Dirk Smits may fan the flames for certain aspects of the island’s City Hall debate. But both the contents of the letter, and the timeline of its receipt and distribution, may pose more questions than it answers. $3M...
PREP SOCCER KICKS OFF AS TEAMS GET READY FOR CROWDED DECEMBER SCHEDULES
Prep soccer season opened for business the first week of November, and teams have taken different approaches to their scheduling. The double holiday break makes travel difficult for winter sports teams, and while Marathon and Coral Shores have seen limited action, Key West was all systems go in getting matches under its belt.
Keys author Tim Dorsey passes
The Florida Keys has lost another great writer, as celebrated Florida author and Islamorada resident Tim Dorsey died at his Keys home. Dorsey was the author of more than two dozen books set in Florida. He was 62 when he died on Sunday, Nov. 26. Dorsey was born in Indiana, moved to Florida at age 1 and graduated from Auburn University in 1983. From 1983 to 1987, he was a...
Two Miami-Dade women accept ride to Keys, then steal driver's Buick during bathroom break
ISLAMORADA, Fla. (CBS12) — Two women from the Miami-Dade area were arrested in Islamorada after stealing a car on Sunday. According to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office (MCSO), 20-year-old Zaryanna Marshall, of Miami-Gardens, and 18-year-old Yemilla Lucas, of Florida City, were both charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle.