Monroe County

Lane closures this week on Seven Mile Bridge for Deck Work

MONROE COUNTY — The northbound lane or the southbound lane on US 1 between mile marker 41 and mile marker 43 will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., August 27 and August 28 (August 29 will be an alternate date) for maintenance work on the Seven Mile Bridge deck. A flagging crew will […]

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Gallery: Fishing adventures await in the Dry Tortugas

Gallery: Fishing adventures await in the Dry Tortugas

Gone coastal by Alan Peirce at Florida Wildlife Commission A few weeks ago, I had an opportunity to spend four days and three nights on Garden Key in Dry Tortugas National Park; the experience was one that I will never forget. Sneaking up on a tailing 15-pound permit in 12 inches of water, presenting a […]

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Tropical Storm Chantal forms, putting South Florida in the cone

Tropical Storm Chantal forms, putting South Florida in the cone

As the Fourth of July weekend winds down, South Florida finds itself in the cone after Tropical Storm Chantal forms out in the Atlantic Ocean. The current official track places Tropical Storm Chantal landing directly east of Broward County in the Bahamas where it will continue its turn north up the coast of Florida. Keep […]

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ELEVATED RISK OF RIP CURRENTS, WILDFIRES OVER THE WEEKEND ACROSS FLORIDA

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Division of Emergency Management reminds all of Florida’s residents and visitors to use caution this weekend, as an elevated risk of rip currents is expected along some of Florida’s beaches and a high risk of wildfires is present in much of the state. Onshore winds and three to five foot breaking […]

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Maltz Jupiter Theater leads nominees for 37th Annual Carbonell Awards

Maltz Jupiter Theater leads nominees for 37th Annual Carbonell Awards

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (Jan 26, 2013) —A beloved musical about a con man out to swindle a small town in Iowa and a Pulitzer Prize winning drama about the plight of women in war-torn Africa tied with nine nominations each when the nominations were announced for the 37th annual Carbonell Awards, which honors excellence in […]

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Weather conditions raise risk of rip currents and marine warnings

TALLAHASSEE – Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) officials remind residents and visitors to stay alert and use caution at the beach, as an elevated risk of rip currents is expected along much of Florida’s Gulf Coast. A high risk of rip currents is expected from Levy through Monroe County, as well as in the […]

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The Martha I Knew

The Martha I Knew

Atlanta, Ga. (Jan. 14, 2013) - Today South Florida learned of the passing of Martha Ryce.  Martha,35, was the sister of 9 year old Jimmy Ryce, who was abducted, raped and murdered after exiting a school bus on September 11, 1995. In the years that followed this heinous crime, she along with her father, Don, and […]

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FOUND – Amber Alert for Missing 2 year old CANCELLED

FOUND – Amber Alert for Missing 2 year old CANCELLED

UPDATE: 1/14/13 11:25 AM – from WinkNews.com;  Immokalee, Fla. – Authorities have located the missing 2-year-old from Immokalee this morning. Denise Hernandez was found alive in a field about a mile and half from her house.  The little girl is being treated, but the sheriff’s office she appears to be in good health overall. Hernandez was […]

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Barrys Movie Reviews

Barrys Movie Reviews

Zero Dark Thirty *** Following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden becomes one of the most-wanted men on the planet. The worldwide manhunt for the terrorist leader occupies the resources and attention of two U.S. presidential administrations. Ultimately, it is the work of a dedicated female operative (Jessica Chastain) that proves […]

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Wounded Warriors “Soldier Ride” Returns

Wounded warriors from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will kick off Wounded Warrior Project’s (WWP) 2013 Sunshine State Soldier Ride in Miami, Florida on Wednesday, January 9th. More than 50 wounded veterans will take part in the five-day cycling event which will travel through Miami Beach and the Florida Keys. Soldier Ride, a program […]

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