News

Cazadores owners indicted

September 1, 2010

Press Release A federal indictment has been returned charging the husband and wife owners of Cazadores Mexican Restaurants in Pensacola, Florida with conspiring to commit mail fraud and mail fraud, announced United States Attorney Pamela C.…

Buzz Escambia County

Buzz: White and Valentino at it again

September 1, 2010

We’re hearing that Escambia County Commissioner Kevin White wants to appoint Karen Sindel to the county planning board and fellow commissioner, Gene Valentino, isn’t happy. Sindel was Valentino’s appointee to the board until she resigned last…

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Feinberg Pays Out $10 Million So Far

August 31, 2010

Reuters reports that Ken Feinberg, who took over the BP claims process on Aug. 23, has forked out nearly $10 million in emergency payouts to Gulf Coast residents. In the 16 weeks BP had control of…

BP Disaster

Dispersant found in weathered oil

August 31, 2010

Mobile Press Register reports that material was collected by a group of scientists  off of Horn Island, Miss. has tested positive for several of the main ingredients in the Corexit dispersant. Read more.…

Entertainment

Tell us your fake id story

August 28, 2010

Over the past few days I’ve heard dozens of fake id stories: how people got them, how stupid the names were and how they got caught with them. One girl’s brother had such an elaborate set-up…

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ECUA Puts “Green” Vehicle On Road

August 27, 2010

This week the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority introduced a new hybrid sanitation vehicle to its fleet—hoping to cut costs and help the environment by using less fuel and improving vehicle brake life. The Peterbilt Model 320…

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Pensacola a “Forgotten City”

August 27, 2010

MIT researchers recently released a study that named America’s 150 forgotten cities. The analysis is based on being a medium sized city/metropolitan area and failing in a number of areas—more notably, poverty. Pensacola was the only…

Pensacola

Bare endorses Wiggins

August 26, 2010

Charles Bare, who received 1,763 (13.6 percent) votes in Tuesday’s primary, has issued a statement supporting Mayor Mike Wiggins as Pensacola’s first strong mayor. In his press release, Bare wrote, “I believe Mike is open to…

News

Online version of IN

August 26, 2010

The Independent News is designing a new website, which we hope to have live by next week. One feature is online version of the print edition. Let me know what you think. We should be able…

Pensacola

What to expect in the mayor’s race

August 25, 2010

Conventional political wisdom says that an incumbent must have 45 percent of the primary vote to win a run-off. If this holds true, then Mike Wiggins is in trouble. However, there are a few mitigating factors:…

BP Disaster News

BP Searches For Underwater Oil

August 25, 2010

Press Release: As part of its long term monitoring and research program in the Gulf of Mexico, BP is deploying a new technology that will enable nearly constant monitoring by two satellite-controlled, unmanned vehicles. The vehicles, known…

Escambia County News Pensacola Politics

Post-Election Responses

August 25, 2010

Last night proved to be a closely fought election for many local seats. The IN talked with several candidates and their campaign heads after last night’s primary to get their reaction to the results. Pensacola Mayor…