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NYT: New study Vietnam War veterans with PTSD show little improvement

NYT: New study Vietnam War veterans with PTSD show little improvement

The New York Times reports that a new study, financed by the Department of Veterans Affairs, show that most Vietnam War veterans who had persistent post-traumatic stress a decade or more after serving have shown surprisingly little improvement since then, and a large percentage have died. A [...]

Feinberg defend his old boss, BP

Feinberg defend his old boss, BP

CNBC asked Ken Feinberg about BP's dispute over its settlement concerning the 2010 BP Oil Disaster. Of course, Feinberg did it better...so he asserts. See video.

Gulf Dead Zone continues to loom

Gulf Dead Zone continues to loom

This week the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium released their annual measurement of the Gulf Dead Zone, which measured 5,008 square miles, almost as large as the state of Connecticut. The Dead Zone doesn’t just threaten the fish and fishing communities in its immediate footprint. A [...]

Pensacola Seafood Festival announces music line-up

The 2014 Pensacola Seafood Festival entertainment lineup includes indie rock, country and even a competitor from NBC’s The Voice. Among the acts to perform are southern rock and soul band JJ Grey & Mofro, New Orleans band The Revivalists and singer-songwriter and The Voice Season 5 competitor [...]

Public forum for School Board District 3 race, Aug. 9

Public forum for School Board District 3 race, Aug. 9

The candidates running for District 3 School Board seat will be in a debate Aug. 9, 9 -11 a.m. It will be held at ACTS Life Center, 2101 N. Pace Blvd.

ECSO and U.S. Marshalls apprehend fugitive linked to heroin ring

ECSO and U.S. Marshalls apprehend fugitive linked to heroin ring

Escambia County Deputies and the U.S. Marshall’s Task Force apprehended James Jonathan Mitchell, 50, who was being sought on a revoked bond. After receiving numerous tips from the community, Mitchell was located in the drive through line at a Highway 98 restaurant and arrested. Mitchell was [...]

Bristow appointed to Florida Council on Arts and Culture

Bristow appointed to Florida Council on Arts and Culture

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced two appointments to the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Jamie Bristow, 45, of Pensacola, is the president of Nonprofit Match Inc. She fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning August 6, 2014, and ending December 31, 2015. Hope McMath, [...]

350 Pensacola: Mayor Patsy Parker on Climate Change

350 Pensacola: Mayor Patsy Parker on Climate Change

courtesy Governor's office 350 Pensacola hosts "Preparing Our Communities for Climate Change," a presentation by Mayor Patsy Parker of Perdido Beach, Alabama. In November 2013, Parker was selected as a member of President Obama’s Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience to advise the [...]

Derrick Brooks: A Hall of Fame Journey (video)

Derrick Brooks: A Hall of Fame Journey (video)

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a six-part series on the life of Pensacola native Derrick Brooks, who was inducted in the NFL Hall of Fame this past weekend. The first part of Derrick’s journey takes you back to his hometown of Pensacola, Florida. The roots of this Hall of Famer helped shape him [...]

Johnson allegedly interfered  with police union negotiations in 2012

Johnson allegedly interfered with police union negotiations in 2012

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 [...]

Christmas in August: Santa Rosa could get new patrol cars. Thank you, Escambia County

Christmas in August: Santa Rosa could get new patrol cars. Thank you, Escambia County

WEAR TV reports Santa Rosa County Sheriff Wendell Hall is planning some upgrades thanks to the influx of cash from Escambia County for housing the Escambia inmates. Since the Escambia County Jail exploded in April, inmates have been sent to Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Walton County jails. Escambia [...]

PYP election survey has some surprises

PYP election survey has some surprises

A hundred-plus people attended the August 5 Candidate Forum at Seville Quarter, hosted by PYP, the Greater Pensacola Chamber, and Seville Rotary. Pictures of the event can be found here on the PYP Facebook page. After all the candidates spoke, PYP surveyed the audience - which included PYP [...]

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