Reports from Santa Rosa and Escambia polling places are the voting turnout is very low. At 8:45 am only 68 people had cast their votes at the Gulf Breeze Recreation Center.
One of the strangest interviews I did while covering the Billings murders was with Mark Turner. He shared a lot of insights on the used car business. At the time, Turner was involved with a large civil case and was appealing a conviction on money laundering. He was waging a social media [...]
What's That Smell? The daily newspaper and WEAR TV reported that Edward Fleming of the McDonald, Fleming and Moorhead law firm, who was hired by Escambia County to look at the April jail explosion, reported Board of County Commissioners that he did not find evidence of culpable negligence in the [...]
By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Orlando trial lawyer John Morgan is spearheading a move to pass a constitutional amendment that would legalize medical marijuana in the state, putting millions of dollars of his own money and his considerable public-speaking skills behind it. He's [...]
By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA On the campaign trail in South Florida, former Gov. Charlie Crist blasted Gov. Rick Scott's administration Friday for using a lottery to select five organizations to grow, manufacture and dispense a now-legal type of marijuana that purportedly does not [...]
In 2012, Mayor Ashton Hayward was locked into a battle with Pensacola Police union over their collective bargaining agreement and pension. The mayor's negotiating team was attorney Rob Larkin of Allen Norton & Blue in Tallahassee, Chief of Staff John Asmar and Dave Penzone, who had chaired his [...]
I got this message from a very reliable source: "All PNJ reporters are being restructured and are being required to reapply for their positions in the newsroom. While none have been terminated, they are afraid they won't be hired back." They won't be told if they still have a job and what are [...]
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) met with city and county leaders as part of a push to get the administration to release hundreds of millions of dollars intended to help Florida’s coastal communities recover from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon accident. Two years have passed since Congress passed the [...]
Today Gannett, owner of the News Journal, announced it is splitting its newspaper division business off into its own company. The more profitable broadcasting and digital businesses will be placed in another company. Other major media chains have done the same thing: Time Warner Inc., Tribune Media [...]
British oil giant, BP, petitioned on Friday the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in its battle over claim payments resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. BP asked the high court to enforce requirements for claimants to prove that they were directly harmed by [...]
The salary for Pensacola mayor is too low, $100,000. The Pensacola City Council should have a discussion about raising the salary to a level comparable with the county's constitutional officers, such as the clerk of court, property appraiser and tax collector (Constitutionalsalariesfinal13), [...]
Charlie Crist will be in the Pensacola area this weekend. Fred Levin is hosting a big fundraiser for him, and he will be tour area churches on Sunday.