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Governor bans reporter from presser

Gov. Ron DeSantis has blocked a reporter from the state’s largest newspapers from his press conferences. Mary Ellen Klas, who serves as the Miami Herald’s…

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COVID-19: noon update

As of 11 a.m. EDT, DOH reported Florida had 4,246 positive cases – up 208 from late Saturday’s report. Escambia County: 28, up 1; Okaloosa…

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COVID-19: Mid-morning update

From Mayor Grover Robinson: “So much for good news. I did get a text this morning saying a number of positives came in. We now…

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The scene from Jaws that keeps coming back

With County Administrator Janice Gilley and a couple commissioners pushing to reopen the beaches this week, I’m reminded of this scene from the movie “Jaws,”…

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Maybe some good news

At 10 p.m. last night, Mayor Grover Robinson reported that Ascension Sacred Heart has received 1,015 results from the 1,996 tests that it has conducted…

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COVID-19: Saturday mid-afternoon update

Here is the News Service of Florida’s analysis of the 11 a.m. statistics: TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Health officials released updated numbers Saturday…

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Flynn explains airport, quarantines and effectiveness of closing beaches

Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered that travelers for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut go into 14-day self-quarantine upon arrival at Florida’s airports. What…

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Less than one-percent of county tested for COVID-19

As the noon report from DOH, positive cases and deaths continue to increase. Escambia County has not reported an additional case since 7 p.m Friday,…

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Escambia cases nearly double since Wednesday

As of 7 p.m. Friday, March 27: Florida has 3,198 total positive cases. Seventeen more people have died who tested positive for COVID-19 in Broward, Dade,…

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