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Carlos Lopez-Cantera issues a statement on Miller’s decision

Carlos Lopez-Cantera issues a statement on Miller’s decision

From Lt. Gov. Lopez-Cantera who is running for the U.S. Senate: “I learned today that my friend Representative Jeff Miller will not enter the United States Senate race. Jeff is a dedicated leader for North Florida who has fought tirelessly for our veterans and their families,” said [...]

WCOA hit by lightning

We are waiting to see if engineers can get us on air. We have it fixed in time.

Quint Studer on ‘Pensacola Speaks’ today at 5 p.m.

Quint Studer on ‘Pensacola Speaks’ today at 5 p.m.

Quint Studer will discuss today his decision to withdraw his offers for parcels 3, 6 and 9 at the Community Maritime Park. He told me that he's ready to move on to other options and has shied away from interviews since last night's broadcast on WEAR TV, but Quint had already committed to do the [...]

Studer reacts to Hayward rejecting CMPA leases. He withdraws offers.

Studer reacts to Hayward rejecting CMPA leases. He withdraws offers.

Quint Studer said tonight the proposed UWF Center for Entrepreneurship, conference center, and child care facility for the Community Maritime Park won't work after Mayor Ashton Hayward rejected the CMPA-approved leases and made a new series of demands of the Studers. He posted on [...]

The next neighborhood battle for Mayor Hayward

The next neighborhood battle for Mayor Hayward

The residents in the Bay Boulevard neighborhood are fighting to keep the city from vacating land on a bluff on Escambia Bay. The city's planning board voted in their favor on July 14, but residents have been told that the issue may still come before the Pensacola City Council in [...]

Puppy poacher pleas

Puppy poacher pleas

State Attorney Bill Eddins announced today that Angela Brooks entered a plea of no contest of Retail Theft (while acting in concert with others) on July 20, 2015. Immediately following her plea, Judge Edward P. Nickinson, III sentenced Angela Brooks to 11 months and 30 days in Escambia County [...]

Audition for haunted tour guides…the tour is haunted, not the guides

Audition for haunted tour guides…the tour is haunted, not the guides

The University of West Florida Historic Trust is seeking volunteer tour guides for its 25th Annual Haunted House Walking and Trolley Tours. Volunteers must be 18 years of age, able to commit to one rehearsal and be available for evening tours on October 16, 17, 23, 24 and 30. A costume, a [...]

Council gives Studers what they said did not want

Council gives Studers what they said did not want

Quint Studer yesterday stood before the Pensacola City Council and told them that he and his wife didn't want the city council to take parcels 3, 6 and 9 off the market while the city's attorneys draft leases for the parcels. "This week after months of meeting, your agent for leasing--the CMPA, [...]

WEAR TV gets a new anchor

WEAR TV gets a new anchor

WWL TV reporter Jaclyn Kelley let her NOLA Facebook fans know she is moving to Pensacola: I have some very exciting news to share! I will be joining the WEAR-TV anchor team in Pensacola, Florida! Starting next month, I will be anchoring the evening, weeknight newscasts alongside Bob Solarski. [...]

Tax collector reaches agreement with Ferris wheel owner

Tax collector reaches agreement with Ferris wheel owner

Escambia County will not have to send the repo guys to Atlanta to bring back the Skyview Atlanta Ferris Wheel. Tax Collector Janet Holley announced this morning that an agreement has been reached with Atlanta Partners and Expo 60 Venture on the outstanding taxes of the Ferris Wheel that once [...]

Mayor Hayward 2015 midterm: chicken biscuits and confederate flag

Mayor Hayward 2015 midterm: chicken biscuits and confederate flag

The Hayward administration has struggled to find significant wins to tout during the first six months of 2015. Press releases on airport food can only take you so far. If he can turnaround the projects that have hit snags, Hayward's second half could finish strong. If not, the private sector [...]

BP agrees to pay $18.7 billion to settle all federal and state claims.

BP agrees to pay $18.7 billion to settle all federal and state claims.

This morning BP announced that it has agreed to pay $18.7 billion over 18 years to settle all federal and state claims arising from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The agreement involves the states of Alabama, Louisiana, Florida, Mississippi and Texas as well as claims made by 400 local [...]

VT MAE funding still unsecured, but project within timeline

VT MAE funding still unsecured, but project within timeline

Late Friday night, the mayor's office sent out its latest "Upwords." Mayor Ashton Hayward said that Governor Scott's veto of $3 million for Pensacola International Airport will not impact VT MAE, the proposed aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility at Pensacola International [...]

Confederate flag hurts conservative cause

The managing editor of the Washington Examiner opposes flying the Confederate flag because it hurts the conservatives fight for states' rights: "The invocation of "states rights" among those waving the Confederate flag while fighting for the evils of slavery and segregation has been devastating [...]

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