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CLC strongly considering Senate bid

CLC strongly considering Senate bid

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera (CLC) publicly confirmed Saturday that he is "strongly considering" a U.S. Senate bid in 2016, drawing closer to throwing his hat in a GOP primary ring that already has one congressman and could soon include a handful [...]

Appears Hovind trial will not begin today

Appears Hovind trial will not begin today

As the daily newspaper reports today, the retrial of Kent Hovind and Paul John Hansen on fraud and conspiracy charges was scheduled to commence on Monday. However, the U.S. Attorney Pamela Marsh has moved to dismiss the charges. Here is the text of the motion that was filed late last [...]

County shuts down Rolling Hills

County shuts down Rolling Hills

Press Release: Update on the Status of Rolling Hills Construction and Demolition Debris Landfill Friday, May 15, 2015 - 3:15pm Escambia County regrets to announce that it will be enforcing the Final Order issued by a Special Magistrate with the Office of Environmental Enforcement and [...]

Don Gaetz on Pensacola Speaks at 5:35 p.m.

Don Gaetz on Pensacola Speaks at 5:35 p.m.

State Sen. Don Gaetz will be on the second half of "Pensacola Speaks." Maybe he will announce his candidacy for U.S. Senate? "Pensacola Speaks airs on News Talk 1370 WCOA Monday-Friday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. You can call in and join the discussion – 850-478-3116. For iPhones and iPads, download [...]

Local photographers and filmmakers have questions about proposed City Film Commissioner

Local photographers and filmmakers have questions about proposed City Film Commissioner

Local photographers and filmmakers have concerned about the Mayor Ashton Hayward's setting up his office as the focal point for film productions in the city of Pensacola. Some photographers worry that the language is to broad and may prevent them from taking wedding, modeling and portrait [...]

Just when you thought the studies could not get worse: We may lead the nation in use of N-word.

Just when you thought the studies could not get worse: We may lead the nation in use of  N-word.

WKRG reports this afternoon a new study has found the Mobile-Pensacola region is one of the most racist parts of America based on on Google searches, particularly for the use of the "N-word." Check out.

Senate scuttles Conscience Protection bill

Senate scuttles Conscience Protection bill

A controversial bill that would allow private adoption agencies to refuse to place children with same-sex couples appears ready to die Friday with the end of the regular legislative session. House members passed the so-called "conscience protection" bill (HB 7111), but it did not reach the Senate [...]

LaRuby May wins D.C. race

LaRuby May wins D.C. race

LaRuby May is the new councilperson of Washington D.C. Ward 8 As late as midnight, Washington D.C. media called the Pensacola native's race for the Council Ward 8 seat too close to call. The sister of Commissioner Lumon May had 152-vote lead in a 12-person race. This morning May and her [...]

Sudden gale leaves two dead, five missing (video)

Sudden gale leaves two dead, five missing (video)

A sudden gale storm caused a tragic end to the Dauphin Island on Saturday afternoon. Just as the boats were finishing the race a "wall of rain and wind" hit the racers and those watching the race in their boats. As of this morning, two people have been confirmed dead. U.S. Coast Guard officials [...]

What is your Pensacola area bucket list

What is your Pensacola area bucket list

It has been a long week. Let's have some fun on Pensacola Speaks. Email (rick@inweekly), tweet (@routzen, post here or call in this afternoon (478-3116) a few of the items that should be on everyone's bucket list for this area. For example, watch a Blue Angels practice at NAS Pensacola or kiss [...]

Counties and DJJ claim victory in reimbursement battle

Counties and DJJ claim victory in reimbursement battle

By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Both the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice and 27 counties challenging the agency are claiming victory over a judge's ruling in a long-running dispute about the costs of detaining juvenile offenders. Either way, it could affect pending [...]

Email our state representatives about Charlotte’s Web. Time is running out.

Email our state representatives about Charlotte’s Web. Time is running out.

On Pensacola Speaks, I asked listeners to email our Florida State Reps and ask them to work with the Florida Senate to pass a bill that would get Charlotte's Web in the hands of families. Here are the email addresses of our three representatives and a pdf of all the members. Clay Ingram [...]

New poll gives Rubio slight lead over Bush, but all GOP hopefuls trail Clinton

New poll gives Rubio slight lead over Bush, but all GOP hopefuls trail Clinton

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida wins the support of 15 percent of Republican primary voters and runs best against Democrat Hillary Clinton, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released today. The former secretary of state tops the Democratic field with 60 percent and leads top [...]

Long-Wiggins loses Conditional Medical Release request

Long-Wiggins loses Conditional Medical Release request

State Attorney Bill Eddins announced today that the Florida Commission on Offender Review denied Pamela Long-Wiggins’ request for a Conditional Medical Release. A request was made to the Commission for Long-Wiggins early release based upon a determination that she is now terminally ill with a [...]

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