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Social media helps deputies arrest homicide suspect

Social media helps deputies arrest homicide suspect

Press Release: Thanks to shares on social media and tips from the community, homicide suspect Terrance Jarod Hartley was located last night in the area of Jordan Street and Grandview Street. Hartley was wanted for the April 14th murder of Dequarius Durant. Deputies, the ECSO Bike Unit and [...]

Chamber workforce study indicates more job education and training needed over next five years

Chamber workforce study indicates more job education and training needed over next five years

With workforce development having been identified as a crucial component of economic competitiveness and regional long-term success, the Greater Pensacola Chamber, along with several key regional partners, today released the findings from its GAP analysis report - a commissioned study on current [...]

Circuit Judge declares marriage ban unconstitutional

Circuit Judge declares marriage ban unconstitutional

Today, Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Luis M. Garcia issued a ruling declaring the state of Florida’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples unconstitutional. The decision, which is the result of a lawsuit brought by Aaron Huntsman and William Lee Jones, a couple from Key West, says that the [...]

Crist taps Annette Taddeo as Running Mate

Crist taps Annette Taddeo as Running Mate

Charlie Crist, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor, today announced Miami businesswoman Annette Taddeo as his nominee for Lieutenant Governor. Taddeo is the working mother of a eight-year-old daughter and founded and runs her own small business in Miami. “Annette is a [...]

Wild West Florida: Felons can use ‘Stand Your Ground’

Wild West Florida: Felons can use ‘Stand Your Ground’

An appeals court Wednesday said a convicted felon could use the state's "stand your ground" self-defense law to seek immunity from prosecution in the shooting of another man. The decision by the 4th District Court of Appeal came as the Florida Supreme Court prepares to consider whether felons --- [...]

Gaetz addresses Tiger Bay Club tomorrow

Gaetz addresses Tiger Bay Club tomorrow

The Panhandle Tiger Bay Club presents Florida Senate President Don Gaetz as their July 18 speaker at New World Landing. Senator Gaetz will give a wrap-up of the 2014 Florida Legislative Session. A buffet lunch will be served at 11:30, with the program beginning at noon. For reservations, go to [...]

Hayward MIA from Freedom to Marry petition signed by Florida mayors

Hayward MIA from Freedom to Marry petition signed by Florida mayors

The city of Pensacola is one of a handful of city's that has a domestic partnership registry. In December, the City Council adopted Ordinance No. 41-13 that created the registry that provides registered domestic partners with various rights and benefits. Recently Southerners for the Freedom to [...]

USO Brothers Finally Return Home WWE Tag Team Champions

USO Brothers Finally Return Home WWE Tag Team Champions

By Duwayne Escobedo Yes, the high-flying, ring-rattling Samoan warriors known as the USO Brothers want to dominate every World Wrestling Entertainment tag team match. After all, the 479-pound duo is now the reigning champions. But for twin brothers, Jimmy and Jey, it’s about more than [...]

Achievement gap recommendations fail to force school district to look in the mirror

Achievement gap recommendations fail to force school district to look in the mirror

Escambia County School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas has a problem. His schools have failed to educate a vast number of the students in his district. He and the school board formed the Closing the Achievement Gap Task Force, made up of city, county, community and school district [...]

Chief Simmons press release comes back to bite him

Chief Simmons press release comes back to bite him

Cops and athletes are a superstitious lot. No baseball pitcher wants to hear the press box announce that he is pitching a no-hitter. A basketball player dreads the announcer mentioning that he hasn't missed a free throw, because surely the next one will clank off the rim. Homicide detectives [...]

Institute for Women in Politics to hold forum for women candidates

Institute for Women in Politics to hold forum for women candidates

Women candidates who will appear on the August primary ballots in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties have been invited to speak at a forum hosted by the Women’s Civic Forum and the Institute for Women in Politics of Northwest Florida. The forum will be held on July 22 from 6 to 7:30 p.m in the [...]

Putnam: Beware of Giant Land Snails

Putnam: Beware of Giant Land Snails

With inspectors at Los Angeles International Airport confiscating 67 Giant African Land Snails, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam issued a warning Tuesday about the destructive creatures possibly coming into the state through ports in Miami and other cities. Putnam's department has [...]

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