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Another inmate escapes from work release

Another inmate escapes from work release

NorthEscambia.com reports 54-year old Michael J. Jones escaped from the Pensacola Community Release Center, on North L Street, about 7:50 p.m. Friday. Jones is described a bald black male, 6-feet, 2 inches tall and about 215 pounds. Jones was serving a one year, eight and a half month sentenced [...]

Suicide Prevention Display Travels to Pensacola State College Oct. 7

Suicide Prevention Display Travels to Pensacola State College Oct. 7

Award-winning Public Exhibit Representing the Number of Students Lost Each Year to Suicide Active Minds’ Send Silence Packing® - a nationally recognized public education exhibit of 1,100 backpacks, representing the number of students who die by suicide every year – will be on display at [...]

Police and Fire endorse Taylor for City Council District 6

Police and Fire endorse Taylor for City Council District 6

Both the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 71 and the Pensacola Professional Fire Fighters IAFF Local 707 have endorsed City Council candidate Mark Taylor for City Council District 6. Here are the quotes from a press release issued by Taylor's campaign: Erik Goss, president of FOP Lodge 71: “The [...]

Blessing of the Animals, Sunday

Blessing of the Animals, Sunday

The United Church of Christ and Stevens Animal Fund, Inc. are hosting Blessing of the Animals at 10:30 a.m., October 5, at Bayview Park, 2000 Lloyd Street, next to the dog beach area. For more info, www.StevensAnimalFundInc.org or www.UnitedChurchofChristPensacola.com.

Crist pushes Medicaid explansion; Scott stays low key

Crist pushes Medicaid explansion; Scott stays low key

By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Theoretically, Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist agree on one thing in their hotly contested gubernatorial race --- Florida should expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. But Crist, the [...]

County Local Option Sales Tax Town Hall Meetings Next Week

County Local Option Sales Tax Town Hall Meetings Next Week

Escambia County’s public meetings concerning the Local Option Sales Tax will continue next week at the following locations: Monday, October 6, 5:30 p.m. – District 5 Ransom Middle School, 100 West Kingsfield Road, Cantonment Tuesday, October 7, 5:30 p.m. – District 1 Charity [...]

Rio 2 cancelled again

From the City: Due to weather conditions, tonight's Hill Kelly Drive-In Movie "Rio 2" will be cancelled. We hope to reschedule to a date in December. Updates will be made available online at PensacolaCommunityMaritimePark.com and at Facebook.com/CommunityMaritimePark.

Last chance to register for Nov. 4 election

Last chance to register for Nov. 4 election

Escambia County Supervisor of Elections David H. Stafford reminds voters that Monday, October 6, 2014 is the last day to register to vote for those who wish to cast a ballot in the November 4, 2014 General Election. Florida law mandates that registration books close 29 days before an [...]

Here we go again: BP asks judge to reconsider ruling

Here we go again: BP asks judge to reconsider ruling

Yesterday BP was back in federal court asking that it reconsider the September ruling of Judge Carl Barbier that found the company "grossly negligent" for the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. At stake are about $18 million in fines. The motion filed in Louisiana contends the ruling was [...]

PechaKucha Pensacola needs speakers and presenters

PechaKucha Pensacola needs speakers and presenters

PechaKucha Pensacola is looking for storytellers, artists, musicians, and other cool people with 20 images and 400 seconds of time on their hands. Our first conference will be November 8 at 8:20pm at the First City Art Center. This conference will coincide with the ongoing Foo Foo Festival at the [...]

Rio 2 comes to Maritime Park, Oct 3

The City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department will host the final Hill-Kelly Drive-In Movie of the season on Friday, October 3. This is a free and family-friendly event offered all summer long at Community Maritime Park. The original showing of Rio 2 was scheduled for July 18 and was [...]

Guest Viewpoint: WEAR 3 Feeds the FB Trolls

Guest Viewpoint: WEAR 3 Feeds the FB Trolls

By C. Jibril Sulaiman II WEAR 3 reports the news and doesn't make it. When a newsworthy story happens, local media outlets (and their supporting Facebook pages) disseminate this information to the public. I get it! However, I don't understand the selective reporting or posting of news stories [...]

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