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Suspects in the robbery and burglary of two Pensacola businesses Wednesday afternoon and early Thursday morning were arrested by the Escambia County Sheriff's Office shortly after committing their crimes, according to a press release from the agency.
Two Pensacola attorneys are offering a cash reward to anyone whose information leads to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons who vandalized a Purple Heart monument last week, a news release from the Pensacola Police Department said.
Inside this holiday-packed issue, you'll find ideas for decking the halls, entertaining, holiday events and more.
A new joint project between the University of West Florida and the City of Pensacola will allow any man, woman or child in downtown Pensacola to try their hand at being an amateur musician.
As the Escambia County commissioners continue their search for a county administrator today, we again renew our request to find a candidate with the skills, vision, energy and ideas to take the county forward.
<![CDATA[Are we going to finally get an exit at Ninth Avenue and I-10 with the widening of I-10 between Davis and Scenic highways? An exit at Ninth Avenue would relieve the congestion on Davis Highway, shorten the commute for the people who live in the area of Olive Road, Creighton Road and Ninth Avenue, and the drive to the airport from the east on I-10 would be quicker. - Matt Kania Pensacola The most corrupt president in U.S. history has just had his puppet, Harry Reid, and the rest of the Senate Democratic lapdogs, change the rules that have served our country well for more than 200 years. They have passed the "nuclear option" which means that Obama can now stack our courts with progressive, liberal, activist judges to complete the ruin of our once-great country. This goal of Obama's was reported on May 28 and Reid stated it in September. The president, not satisfied with destroying health care for everyone except his cronies to whom he has granted exceptions, now will leave the country in judicial shambles. The guy who doesn't know anything and doesn't take responsibility for anything (Fast & Furious, Benghazi, NSA, IRS, AP, health care, etc.), who left four Americans to die, who lied repeatedly to the American people for the last four years, who hid and manipulated data to get re-elected, and evidently won't be satisfied until he totally devastates the USA. God help us. - Chuck Lambeck, USN retired Pensacola It is no wonder our U.S. Postal Service is in dire straits. My wife and I mailed two packages to family members in England on Nov. 8 at a cost of approximately $180. They arrived on the 18th of November and we were notified that they are being held for more postage and that the addressees had been notified. Today is the 21st and we have heard nothing. We decided to call the USPS and as of now have been on hold for more than an hour. If the postage we pay to ensure delivery isn't adequate and communication is so poor, how can it be called a "service"? No wonder they are so far in the hole year after year. - Al White Pensacola Leave it to this letters section to provide us with great laughs almost every day. This was especially so on Friday, Nov. 22 when I read the letter from Bobbye Randolph ("Also fed up"). Obama is humble? Jumping on Chrys Holley appears to be an exercise in futility. You need valid ammunition when you take shots. And prayers? Please include me in those sought for Chrys; however, methinks prayers would definitely be more needed for poor, misguided Bobbye! - James Miller Pensacola
Many Americans face this type of stressful scrutiny every day because they are unable to pay for health insurance or are deemed uninsurable because of pre-existing conditions.
A local nonprofit organization plans to provide Christmas gifts for 800 underprivileged and homeless children, with a little help from the community.
Juana Ayers has joined Seminole Hard Rock Tampa as its new Vice President of Human Resources.
Last year's Empty Stocking Fund did exactly what it was intended to do: It kept Aileen and her from losing their home.
The disgraced former South Texas judge at the center of a bribery scandal has begun serving six years in prison for racketeering.
The owner of six animals found dead in an abandoned Gulf Breeze home is scheduled to stand trial this February.
One day, not long ago, in a galaxy far away, Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire.
The West Florida Public Library will host two free performances by guitarist Jane Rosenbohm on Saturday.
The Air Force has scheduled two public town hall meetings to discuss proposed plans for military activities in the Blackwater River and Tate's Hell State Forests.