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Pensacon 2015 starts at 10 am (photos)

Pensacon 2015 starts at 10 am (photos)

Crowds are lining up for the second day of Pensacon 2015. I spoke with costumed visitors from Puerto Rico, Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama. Click here for today's schedule.

IN 2005: Mysterious Death of Willie Junior

IN 2005: Mysterious Death of Willie Junior

By Duwayne Escobedo In a roomful of the best and brightest newspaper and TV reporters from Mobile and Pensacola, no one dared ask the one question weighing on everyone's mind. No one put State Attorney Bill Eddins, State Attorney Investigator Allen Cotton, Medical Examiner Andrea Minyard or [...]

Life in the Florida Senate Thunderdome

Life in the Florida Senate Thunderdome

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Pension reform. Gambling. Pot. Alcohol wars. Many of this legislative session's thorniest issues --- and more --- rest in the hands of Sen. Rob Bradley, a laid-back junior legislator and chairman of a committee dubbed by Senate President Andy Gardiner [...]

While Pensacola airport boasts of national brands, Tampa goes local, local, local

While Pensacola airport boasts of national brands, Tampa goes local, local, local

The Pensacola International Airport has brought in national food services - Einstein's Bagels, Pensacola (Corona) Beach House, Freshens and, in another three months, Chick-fil-A. The Tampa International Airport has taken a completely different approach, kicking out Burger King, Carrabba's, TGI [...]

Pensacola Speaks: Eryka Wallace highlights #ArgosPostResponsibly

Pensacola Speaks: Eryka Wallace highlights #ArgosPostResponsibly

UWF's Eryka Wallace come on Pensacola Speaks yesterday to talk about UWF's Argos Post Responsibly campaign and battling Internet trolls. She offered this tips: PHOTOS: Don’t post photos that you wouldn’t want your parents or future employer to see. WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE: Make sure to always [...]

PPD reissues its crime statistics….friendly competition?

PPD reissues its crime statistics….friendly competition?

The Pensacola Police Department reissued its 2014 crime stats. How do they compare with the Escambia County Sheriff's Office? Overall Reduction in Crime PPD 8.0 percent ECSO 9.6 percent Violent Crimes Decrease PPD 5.1 percent ECSO 1.2 percent Burglary Decrease PPD 3.2 [...]

Pensacola Speaks:  Political Strategist Ryan Wiggins and IN Rising Star Eryka Wallace at 5 p.m.

Pensacola Speaks: Political Strategist Ryan Wiggins and IN Rising Star Eryka Wallace at 5 p.m.

The word from Cumulus is Pensacola Speaks is a welcomed addition to News Talk 1370AM WCOA. With little fanfare --and primarily this blog and my social media--we have seen a steady increase in callers. We've had no trouble booking guests, next week has only two open slots. I still need to perfect [...]

Hovind federal trial starts next week

Hovind federal trial starts next week

Kent Hovind, the founder of Creation Science Evangelism and the defunct Dinosaur Adventure Land, will be back in Federal Court before Judge Casey Rodgers next week. In 2008, Hovind was found guilty of 58 counts of tax fraud, including failure to pay $845,000 in employee-related taxes. His wife, [...]

FAF joins lawsuit against Scott and Florida Cabinet

FAF joins lawsuit against Scott and Florida Cabinet

Press release: Last week, Barbara Petersen, president of Florida's First Amendment Foundation, sent an open letter to Governor Rick Scott and members of the Florida Cabinet. In her letter, Petersen took note that Mr. Willie Meggs, State Attorney for the 2nd Judicial Circuit, has repeatedly [...]

Grover sends viewpoint on flag debate

Grover sends viewpoint on flag debate

From Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson: Recently in talking with a citizen I mentioned the County spends over $300-million annually on its budget with little to no comments from the public. However, four pieces of cloth or historic flags send nearly everyone into comment. This is a [...]

Escambia crime stats show nearly 10 percent drop index crimes

Escambia crime stats show nearly 10 percent drop index crimes

The annual Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) statistics for 2014 show a 9.6% reduction in index crimes and indicate the number of violent crimes in Escambia County decreased by 1.2% from 1786 in 2013 to 1761 in 2014. To place that in perspective, in 2008, the year before Sheriff David Morgan took [...]

Big bucks involved in Net Neutrality issue

Big bucks involved in Net Neutrality issue

This week the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved a proposed change to net neutrality rules outlined by commission chairman Tom Wheeler. These new rules reclassify the Internet as a Title II public utility, which would effectively prevent Internet service providers (ISPs) from [...]

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