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ECSO dogs shutdown

WEAR TV 3 reported last night that K-9 unit at the Escambia County Sheriff's Office has been temporarily shutdown by the Department of Justice. According to WEAR, the Department of Justice - which is investigating complaint filed against the McNesby administration - says the ECSO was not properly [...]

“Why we are firefighters”

This comment was posted elsewhere on the blog. I think it deserves more attention: After the pension workshop I had a few thoughts I felt compelled to write down… you; however, are not compelled to read this. Feel free to share this page of ranting… I type fast… I appreciate the forum [...]

Gun Shots

Gun Shots

Pensacola shop owner sent me this photo: "I enjoyed reading your article about the shootings in Pensacola. On a recent Saturrday I got to work to discover a bullet hole in one of my store front widows. I thought you might like the picture. The police officer who came out really just wrote [...]

Blog stats

Rick's Blog began in the spring of 2006. To date, I made 4,016 posts - about four per day. We have had 27,386 comments - an average of 6.8 comments per post. Of course, we have also had 267,607 spam comments.

McCollum-early favorite for GOP race

Political analyst Roger Stone reports Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum is the early favorite to be the Republican nominee for Governor if Charlie Crist choses to run for the U.S. Senate. A recent Fabrizio-McLaughlin poll of Republican primary voters showed the AG with about 30% of the vote [...]

College board meets to discuss status of Richburg

The Board of Trustees of Northwest Florida State College meets today to discuss the status of its college president, Bob Richburg. Richburg was recently indicted by a Tallahassee grand jury. He has retired from the college before and was rehired one month later....Yes, he is getting a pension and a [...]

Buzz: Florida Senate passes consolidation

Just got a text message the local bill to form a consolidation commission passed the Florida Senate, YEAS 38 NAYS 0

Fight over Clearasil led to deputies’ death

The Fort Walton Beach Daily News reports that the marital argument that led to the deaths of two Okaloosa County deputies was over a tube of Clearasil. An offense report filed against Cartwright the day he died outlines an angry husband who threatened his wife, kept guns and knives on hand, [...]

Bruno/Food World has a buyer

The Mobile Press Register reports that C&S Wholesale Grocers of Keene, N.H., the wholesaler that supplies Bruno's and Food World, is the bidder most likely to seek a large number of stores in the bankruptcy auction scheduled for Wednesday. The wholesaler is likely to seek as many as 30 more to [...]

Council moms tackle parks

Council member Megan Pratt is in the PNJ for pushing her idea of creating a natural playground near the new Tryon Branch library. Read more. Council member Maren DeWeese led on Saturday a group of volunteers, which included off duty firefighters, to clear out the brush on the city park on the [...]

Okaloosa Sheriff indicted

Okaloosa Sheriff Charlie Morris and his administrative director have been indicted by a federal grand jury. They face a maximum of 65 years in federal prison and up to $1.5 million in fines if convicted on all five counts. The indictment indicates between May 24, 2007, and Feb. 13, 2009 that [...]

Tallahassee Charter Review only took three months

The Pensacola Charter Review Commission is in its 16th or 17th month of deliberation. It took five months to appoint the committee after John Peacock first approached the Pensacola City Council in June 2007. Tallahassee just finished its charter review. The process took three months. Here are [...]

Free Wifi downtown

In 2006, we had free WiFi downtown as part of our Ballsy Plan. Three years later the DIB is ready to launch it. Press Release: The Downtown Improvement Board (DIB) is officially launching free downtown wireless service for vendors and visitors to Martin Luther King Plaza and the surrounding [...]

Will Casino bailout state budget?

Gov. Charlie Crist announced yesterday that the Seminole Tribe of Florida will prepay its first four years of its gambling deal with the state, if the state legislature approves the deal. The tribe would give the state $600 million the first year and up to $500 million in the second. The state [...]

Crist: College should return $6M

According to Miami Herald, Gov. Charlie Crist wants Northwest Florida State College to return $6 million in taxpayer money for an airport project at the core of criminal charges against the college president, Bob Richburg, and former House Speaker Ray Sansom. Read more.

Miller leaves airport post. Hall isn’t sad.

Frank Miller is the new aviation director of the San Antonio International Airport. He has been director of Pensacola Gulf Coast Regional Airport since 1987. San Antonio City Manager Sheryl Sculley announced Miller's appointment yesterday. The San Antonio International Airport is in the midst of [...]

ECSO has made 512 drug arrests

According to NorthEscambia.com, undercover officers have videotaped for weeks drug buys in Century. Now warrants have been issued and arrests are being made. The ECSO has made 512 street level narcotics arrests this year. “We are being more proactive in the north end,” the sheriff said, [...]

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