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Drug kingpin sentenced in Pensacola

December 15, 2010

As much as some people scoff at the thought of a Mexican mafia in the Pensacola area, Alejandrino Popoca, 33, of Foley, Ala.was sentenced last week to 30 years in federal prison for drug and firearms…

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Building named for Judge Arnow

December 15, 2010

On Tuesday, December 14, 2010, the President signed into law: H.R. 4387, which designates the Federal building in Pensacola, Florida, as the Winston E. Arnow Federal Building.…

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Pimp Business Plan

December 14, 2010

In 2007, the IN broke the story on human trafficking in Northwest Florida (“Shauna’s Story of Slavery“). Our area sits on Interstate 10 which is a major artery for drugs, guns and human trafficking. Youth Radio…

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Mugshots – Dec. 12 Escambia Co. Jail

December 14, 2010

Here are the mugshots of those booked on Sunday, Dec 12: ——————– Disclaimer: The arrest information and photographs presented here as a public service are provided by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, Those charged have not…

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State budget gap grows, up to $2.5B

December 14, 2010

Gov.-elect Rick Scott will meet with state economists today. The latest estimates have the budget shortfall increasing to $2.5 billion, up from $1.5 billion a week or so ago. This is one budget shortfall the Republicans…

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Nodine trial: Jurors hear 911 tape

December 14, 2010

. The jurors in the Stephen Nodine murder trial heard several witnesses that contradict the former Mobile County Commissioner’s statements about what happened the day his girfriend Angel Downs was murdered. The 911 call featured a…

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Buzz: Who chairs first council meeting?

December 14, 2010

The Pensacola City Council needs to decide who will chair the first meeting of the Pensacola City Council when it decides who will be the first council president? Outgoing Mayor Mike Wiggins says he will do…

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Steele to fight for RNC job

December 14, 2010

Talking Points Memo: Michael Steele is down but he’s not out. Shortly after informing the 168 voting members of the Republican National Committee that he’ll be running for second term as RNC chair, Steele stopped off…

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CMPA meeting highlights (video)

December 13, 2010

Two interesting exchanges from the CMPA board meeting last week. The first is board member Grace McCaffery questioning whether Board member Katie White should abstain from voting on the recommendation from Ed Fleming to fire Maritime…

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Pa. museum wants NAS planes

December 13, 2010

Centre Daily Times reports that the Wings of Freedom Museum in Horsham, Pa. is trying to strike a deal with the Navy to keep about a half-dozen planes on loan from the National Naval Aviation Museum.…

BP Disaster

A Tale of Two Claims

December 13, 2010

From an IN Reader: A decade ago, I borrowed money from my family, took a second mortgage on my house, and risked and sacrificed everything I had to start a business in Pensacola. I used that…

State & National News

Sen. Bill Nelson targeted by GOP

December 13, 2010

Miami Herald reports Republicans view Democrat Bill Nelson as vulnerable in Republican-dominated Florida. He is up for re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2012. Outgoing Sen. George LeMieux, State Senate President Mike Haridopolos, U.S. Rep. Connie…

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Taj Mahal courthouse opens today

December 12, 2010

St. Petersburg Times’ Lucy Morgan busted wide open the story on the $50-million courthouse for the First District Court of Appeals. Today it opens and many lawmakers have amnesia as to how the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature…

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Buzz: Rhee on Scott team?

December 12, 2010

One rumor coming from Tallahassee is that former Washington. D.C., schools chief Michelle Rhee will head education for Gov.-elect Rick Scott. That would shake things up.…