Politics

Redemption?

December 19, 2010

The big front page story in the daily newspaper is on Quint Studer: “Is Quint Studer Redeemed? What did Studer ever do that requires redemption? Except stand up to Marty Donovan’s lies and attacks. It’s so…

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Nodine trial: Defense rests

December 18, 2010

Mobile Press Register: After 2 weeks, 60-some witnesses and more than 300 trial exhibits, legal instruction from the judge is all that remains before the case of State vs. Stephen Nodine goes to the jury. Circuit…

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Notes from community meeting on violence

December 18, 2010

The Escambia County Sherriff’s conference room was standing room only Friday afternoon at the community meeting on the violence. Sheriff David Morgan addressed the group. “You being here speaks volumes to how much we all care…

State & National News

Once upon a time, USA was the good guys

December 18, 2010

The Defense Department has posted documents regarding the treatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay. One that is particularly disturbing is an interview with an unnamed member of a Guantanamo Bay “Behavioral Science Consultation Team.” The interview…

State & National News

PolitiFact’s Lie of the Year

December 17, 2010

From St.Petersburg Times: A GOP strategist developed a brilliant and powerful attack on President Obama’s health care reform plan, urging party leaders to call it a “gov­ern­ment take­over.” It was pervasive, effective — and entirely untrue.…

Politics

Panhandle loses nearly 2,200 jobs

December 17, 2010

According to the latest state report, the number of jobs in Florida is 7,204,700 in November 2010, up 36,200 jobs compared to a year ago. Unfortunately, Northwest Florida didn’t share in the growth. Escambia County lost…

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Naughty or Nice?

December 17, 2010

Since 2004, Independent News’ tradition is to give holiday gifts to our elected officials, leaders and newsmakers. We work long, hard hours to find unique, quirky gifts that will have special meanings for both the recipients…

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Buzz: Name Double A team

December 17, 2010

We’ve got a few suggestions for naming Pensacola’s new Double A baseball team: 1. Donovan’s Nightmare 2. Pensacola Petitions 3. Tick Tocks 4. L E Bashers 5. Real McCoys…

Politics

Nodine Trial: Defense expert says evidence points to suicide

December 17, 2010

The defense is working hard to prove former Mobile County Commissioner Stephen Nodine didn’t kill his girlfriend Angel Downs. Private investigator Michelle Alfanso disputed the prosecution’s suggestion that Steve Nodine could have taken a shower after…

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Things worth knowing, late at night…at a bar

December 17, 2010

From Day Riffer: Olympic-caliber trivia. In early auto races, including the Indianapolis 500, two people rode in the car: a driver and a mechanic. Also, relief drivers were routine at Indy. # The winner of the…

State & National News

Who is WikiLeaks guy?

December 17, 2010

The New Yorker published last June this article on Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder, and his mission for total transparency. It gives a fascinating insight into the man that governments around the world fear.…

News

Arrest records of drive-by suspects

December 16, 2010

Quamain Tyjuan Williams, 18 5/5/2010 Battery-Touch Or Strike: Nolle Prosequi 10/9/2010 Disorderly Conduct: Open Brandon Lashawn Holliman, 19 4/26/2009 Possess Of Weapon-Firearm Unlawfully By Minor: Pled Nolo Or Guilty; Possession Of Weapon Or Ammo By Fla…

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Drive-by suspects arrested

December 16, 2010

Press Release: Three people are in jail today after an early morning shooting leaves one man injured. At around 12:09 am this morning, deputies responded to the 1300 block of North T Street for a reported…

Politics

Poverty still plagues Escambia County

December 16, 2010

A new U.S. Census Bureau’s 5-year American Community Survey released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau shows 23.7 percent of children under age 18 in Escambia County live below the poverty level. Living Below Poverty…