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Pensacola Beach is the Wild West

Who is in charge of the cleanup/cover up activities on Pensacola Beach? Heavy equipment is destroying the beach daily. I have a confirmed report from a county official that at least one sand dune has been leveled to provide access to the beach for the equipment. Areas of beach are being roped [...]

Commissioner says don’t believe BP

Commissioner says don’t believe BP

I returned to the Escambia County Emergency Operations Center for the first time in four weeks...and I got some memorable quotes and answers that reputed much of what BP spokesperson Lucia Bustamonte said on WEAR TV last evening. Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson welcomed me back to [...]

DeLuna Clue 2010 # 1

DeLuna Clue 2010 # 1

From Fiesta of Five Flags: Can You Guess The Identity of Fiesta’s King and Queen? From June 3-13, Pensacola will celebrate the 61st Fiesta of Five Flags celebration – the oldest and largest festival in Florida. According to Hal Major, president of Fiesta’s Board of [...]

County Fire Marshall transferred (updated)

Escambia County remains "Bubba-ville USA." WEAR TV 3 reports that last week Interim County Administrator Larry Newsom asked for the voluntary resignation of Stephen Rinaldi, county fire marshal. Sonya Daniel, public information manager, called to tell that Rinaldi has not resigned, but was instead [...]

Gang Forum

Gang Forum

Press Release: Sacred Heart Trauma Center, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office to Present Forum on Gangs in Our Community PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Sacred Heart Trauma Center and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Escambia County School District, will host a free [...]

Thomas to close three schools

Thomas to close three schools

WEAR TV 3 reports that Escambia County Superintendent of Schools Malcolm Thomas wants to close three alternative schools: Sidney Nelson, AV Clubbs and E-Seal. I couldn't find anything about the closures on the school district's website. There was a Closure and Consolidation Task Force. Its last [...]

Thornton to testify against Gonzalez

Thornton to testify against Gonzalez

As I reported yesterday, Frederick Thornton, Jr., age 19, has agreed to testify against Patrick Gonzalez and the others involved in the murders of Byrd and Melanie Billings. Wearing a bright fluorescent green jumpsuit with “Esc. Co. Jail” stamped on the back, the slight Thornton stood this [...]

Billings case: Thursday, July 16

Billings case: Thursday, July 16

MEDIA MINEFIELD Thursday, July 16 It has been a week since Bud and Melanie Billings were killed. The seven men who the authorities believe are responsible and one female accomplice have been arrested. The media wants to know why, what was the safe taken from the home and why are the FBI and DEA [...]

Billings case: Wednesday, July 15 part 2

Billings case: Wednesday, July 15 part 2

MAKING MONEY Wednesday, July 15 Jean Duncan and her boyfriend Glenn Burnett come around 6 p.m. to the ECSO to proved statement to Investigator Tama Barber., who interviews them separately. Duncan tells Barber that she had known Pamela Wiggins (who she calls Pam Long) for about eight years [...]

Billings case: Saturday, July 11

Billings case: Saturday, July 11

HUNT FOR RED VAN Saturday, July 11 On Friday, Deputy Greg Smith of Baldwin County, Alabama contacted the ECSO. Investigator Hardy followed up on the call. Smith discovered on Sunday, July 5 at 3:58 a.m., a red 1982 Dodge 15-passenger van abandoned at the Big Country Convenience Store located [...]

Billings recap: Later Thursday, July 9

Billings recap: Later Thursday, July 9

FAMILY FEUDS Investigator Terry Hardy arrives on the crime scene at 9:05 p.m. Sgt. Rusty Hoard has been named the lead on the case. Hardy, Tyree and Guy are to assist him. After being updated by Hoard, Hardy is asked to interview April Spencer, who lives in a trailer on the Billings [...]

Mediacom vs. WEAR round-two

Once again the two corporations are battling for Gulf Breeze and Santa Rosa dollars. And Mediacom is threatening to drop WEAR from its line-up unless Sinclair forks over some money. This happened in 2007 when Mediacom dropped WEAR from Jan. 6-Feb. 2. If Mediacom goes through with its threat [...]

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