Cara Anne Higgins

Cara Higgins and Melva Wagner have been appointed or reappointed by Gov. Rick Scott to the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority. Higgins, of Key West, is a partner with Horan Wallace Higgins LLP. Wagner, of Saddlebunch Key, is president of Melco Inc.

Tentative settlement in man's death during Florida arrest

The City of Key West has tentatively agreed to settle a civil lawsuit brought by the family of Charles Eimers, who died after police tried to arrest him on Thanksgiving morning 2013. As part of the $900,000 settlement, the family will drop all claims against the Key West police department officers named in the wrongful…

New evidence sheds light on deadly traffic stop

In May, a routine traffic stop turned deadly for a Michigan retiree, but cell phone video seemed to contradict police accounts of the event. As in other cases involving allegations of excessive force by police, a grand jury called to look into Charles Eimers’ death chose not to indict the officers. Now, a new video…

Retiree dies in police custody after traffic stop

Last updated at 4:49 p.m. ET May 21, 2014, with response from the Key West Police Department Florida authorities are investigating the death of a man in Key West after he was arrested by police. The Michigan retiree moved to the island paradise for sun and sand, but that came to a sudden end after…

Family of man who died in custody sues Key West

By – Associated Press – Saturday, April 12, 2014 KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) – The family of a Michigan man who died at a hospital while in police custody has sued the city of Key West in federal court, claiming excessive force killed the unarmed man and that officers conspired to cover up the death….

Horan, Wallace & Higgins

(CBS News) A man walks into a bar…it sounds like the setup to a joke, but that’s how this story begins. Amateur diver Jay Miscovich walks into a bar in Key West, Florida, is shown a treasure map and a shard of pottery by a diver friend, and then — although he’s almost broke —…

Hemingway cats

By Maya Bell, Tribune Newspapers: Orlando Sentinel KEY WEST — The fabled cats at the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum, many of them the six-toed variety that the author favored, are still living in legal limbo after a federal judge last week dismissed the attraction’s lawsuit seeking to define their status. Cara Higgins, an attorney…

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