News

BP will take no more new claims

August 17, 2010

BP is pulling out of the claims process early according to a company press release. BP will stop accepting new claims into its system at the end of Wednesday, August 18. From August 19 – 22,…

BP Disaster News

New Study Shows Oil On Seafloor

August 17, 2010

A study conducted by researchers at the University of South Florida shows that the dispersants are creating oil plumes that are settling on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. There’s been speculation for weeks over…

Pensacola Politics

Official Pensacola Employee Manual

August 17, 2010

What does the employee manual say about computer usage, emails and internet ( page 23): Computer Usage City owned computers are used throughout the organization for the express purpose of carrying out the official business of…

News Pensacola

What a second, Mayor Wiggins

August 17, 2010

This morning one odd thing about the City Council and the Wells Debacle hit me. Why didn’t Mayor Wiggins know about the emails prior to the Committee of the Whole? Councilwoman Maren DeWeese met with City…

BP Disaster

Oil Spill Cover Up

August 17, 2010

I’ve been working on an investigation into the once-heralded Vessels of Opportunity for The Daily Beast. While officials claim most of the oil from America’s worst-ever spill has disappeared, fishermen hired by BP are still finding…

BP Disaster

Vessels of Opportunity winding down

August 16, 2010

As tar balls washed up this weekend on the beaches of Dauphin Island, Ala., more and more boat captains are being notified that they services are no longer needed for the Vessels of Opportunity. Some have…

News

Judge dismisses case against Valentino

August 14, 2010

Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino had the misdemeanor charge of soliciting a political contribution inside the Escambia Co. Office Complex dismissed today. Email message from Valentino: Dear Family, Friends and Supporters My faith has been restored…

BP Disaster News

BP ‘Static Kill’ May Have Worked

August 13, 2010

The AP reports that BP is currently doing tests to see if it has successfully plugged its broken well with last month’s “Static Kill” operation. If mud from that operation filled the hole, it may not…

Escambia County Pensacola Politics

Early Voting Numbers

August 13, 2010

According to Escambia Supervisor of Elections David Stafford,  2,105 people in the county have voted since Monday (as of the end of yesterday). There were 484 voters on Thursday. Early voting will continue through Aug. 21…

News

ECUA Now Recycling Glass

August 13, 2010

The Emerald Coast Utilities Authority has added glass and numerous other items to its list of curbside recyclables. According to a release from the utility, customers can begin putting the new items in their cans on…

Politics

St. Pete Times: Scott, open your books

August 13, 2010

The editorial board of the St. Petersburg Times wants GOP candidate for governor Rick Scott to open his books and let the public know about his lawsuits and the settlements. “For months (Scott) has told voters…