Education

More students can get out of failing schools

June 28, 2011

Gov. Rick Scott signed yesterday a bill into law that expands the Opportunity Scholarship program, which allows students to transfer to better-performing public schools. Under the old rules, parents could transfer their child out of schools…

State & National News

One more step towards casino at dogtrack

June 28, 2011

Mobile Press register reports the U.S. Department of the Interior eased restrictions earlier this month on Indian tribes setting up casinos far away from their reservations. The casino still would need state approval, but Poarch Creek…

News

Operation Blue Shepherd nabs pedophiles

June 27, 2011

Press Release: Twenty-five men have been arrested on felony charges after an intensive week-long undercover operation involving multiple law enforcement agencies determined they were using the internet to arrange sexual encounters with minors. Operation Blue Shepherd…

Buzz

Buzz: Police unveil undercover operation

June 27, 2011

We got this press release: A press conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. today (Monday, June 27) at the Pensacola Police Department, 711 N. Hayne St. Details of an intensive multi-agency undercover operation that resulted in…

News

Fake pot is baaaaack

June 27, 2011

The synthetic marijuana that we reported about and the federal authorities banned months ago is back, being sold legally in a different form in shops and on the Internet. The Sun-Sentinel reports manufacturers have changed the…

Education

Unearthing Molino

June 27, 2011

A major archaeological dig is underway this summer in Molino. UWF students have found evidence of a 1700’s mission and even a 6,000 year old artifact have been uncovered, according to NorthEscambia.com. They have found the…

Environment

Expert predicts more Natural Gas vehicles

June 27, 2011

The City of Pensacola and its Energy Services of Pensacola may be sitting on a gold mine. BP recently released their highly respected annual Statistical Review of World Energy for 2011. Overall energy consumption growth was…

State & National News

Sunday editions: Florida Papers

June 26, 2011

The Sunday editions of the Florida newspapers cover more casinos, disappearing energy rebates, Casey Anthony trial and property appraisers being under fire. Miami Herald reports on the possibility of more gambling coming to Florida. The key…

State & National News

Crist’s wife sells condo for $3.5 million

June 25, 2011

What? Former Gov. Charlie Crist is still married? Sun-Sentinel reports Carole Rome Crist has sold her sold her four-bedroom, four-bath Fisher Island condo for $3.5 million. Fisher Island is an exclusive Miami area development, that’s only…

News

Daily Beast picks Best Reads of the Week

June 25, 2011

From the revelations of a Pulitzer Prize-winning illegal immigrant to the hunt for the next Bin Laden, The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week. “A Dirty Business” George Packer, The…