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In Puerto Rico, death toll from Hurricane Maria reaches 16

Trees are reflected in the water in the Buena Vista community in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti) The government of Puerto Rico says the death toll from Hurricane Maria on the island is now 16, and that brings the overall tol

WEAR - 2017-09-25 17:00:41

Indian Bayou run-off: Stakeholders will meet Oct. 7 to address issue

As Santa Rosa County set a date for involved parties to address run-off polluting Indian Bayou, a small group of residents who live near the water again pleaded with commissioners to consider the county's role in the issue, which has led to red-clay sediment seeping into bayou water for more than a

PENSACOLA NEWS JOURNAL - 2017-09-25 22:56:08

Foley man suffering from dementia reported missing

Authorities need your help finding a missing Baldwin County man. Kenneth David Barnes, 68, was last seen Monday, September 25 around 10 p.m. The Foley Police Department (FPD) says Barnes was wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans at his home in Foley, Alabama. He uses a walker and suffers from dementi

WEAR - 2017-09-26 11:49:46

Santa Rosa County reports human case of West Nile Virus

A Santa Rosa County resident has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus. This comes nearly one month since this year's first human case of the mosquito-borne illness was confirmed in Escambia County. Now, the Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County (DOH-Santa Rosa) is warning residents of th

WEAR - 2017-09-26 17:23:14

Love in bulk: Couple weds inside Costco

Photo: CNN Newsource Costco is a popular shopping destination for many. But what about a wedding venue? One couple from Sydney, Australia said their vows inside the warehouse club. The ceremony took place by the tire center; the reception, near the food court. Costco provided catering for less than

WEAR - 2017-09-26 16:44:58

'Die in' held by protesters on Capitol Hill to oppose GOP healthcare bill

Protesters hold die in on Capitol Hill to oppose Republican health care bill, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 (ABC7 photo) A "die in" protest was held on Capitol Hill opposing the GOP health care bill Tuesday afternoon. The demonstration occurred at the entrance of the Senate subway area of the Russell Bui

WEAR - 2017-09-26 15:36:13

FHP: Two injured in collision involving transit bus, semi-truck

Photo: MGN The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is investigating a collision involving an Okaloosa County public transportation bus and semi-truck. The collision happened around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday on Interstate 10 westbound at mile marker 42. According to state troopers, the driver and a passenger of th

WEAR - 2017-09-26 15:34:50

George Clooney pens poem to America: 'When I pray, I kneel'

Actor George Clooney leaves on a boat during the 74th edition of the Venice Film Festival, in Venice, Italy, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. (Ettore Ferrari/ANSA via AP) George Clooney has written an open poem to his fellow Americans expressing his views about the divided state of the nation. The movie star,

WEAR - 2017-09-26 15:16:24

CivicCon: What to expect tonight

Seats for tonight's CivicCon presentation by Chuck Marohn: "Is Pensacola a Strong Town?" have reached capacity. For those who were not able to register, PNJ.com will be live streaming the event beginning at 6 p.m. Chuck Marohn is the first of more than a dozen nationally renowned experts coming to

PENSACOLA NEWS JOURNAL - 2017-09-26 20:48:22

Congressman Matt Gaetz 'angered and disgusted' by NFL demonstrations

Congressman Matt Gaetz 'angered and disgusted' by NFL demonstrations Congressman Matt Gaetz is having his say on the take a knee demonstrations. Tuesday morning, President Trump called out the NFL again, saying they need to set a rule that bans kneeling during the National Anthem. Gaetz spoke about

WEAR - 2017-09-26 14:48:14

Senior Games another success on the RSTC clay

Longtime local teaching guru Mario Alvarez is far from ready to hang up his tennis racquet - that was evident recently at the tennis portion of Pensacola's annual Senior Games event, something he's coordinated for the past decade. Held at the clay courts of Roger Scott Tennis Center, Alvarez even sq

PENSACOLA NEWS JOURNAL - 2017-09-26 20:10:17

Reports: Russian couple allegedly confesses to murdering, eating dozens of people

A couple in Russia is accused of luring people on dating sites to their deaths, and allegedly eating them. (WARNING: This post contains graphic descriptions of alleged crimes) According to The Sun, police recently discovered a dismembered body at a military academy in Krasnodar. The two worked at th

WEAR - 2017-09-26 14:06:41

911 call: 'There's a baby here in a carrier'

An infant was discovered alongside I-40 Sept. 23 in Oklahoma City. (Photos courtesy of Roger Prater) Recently released audio details the frantic moments after a baby was found in a carrier alongside an interstate in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma City Police Department has released audio placed by Ada

WEAR - 2017-09-26 13:18:50

Deputy's cruiser smashes into home after southwest Columbus crash

A deputy is being checked out after his cruiser ended up in a home after a crash. (WSYX/WTTE) COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) - A Franklin County sheriff's deputy is being checked out after his cruiser ended up in a home after a crash near Franklin Heights High School. The sheriff's office says the deput

WEAR - 2017-09-26 12:56:43

Seawater Bacteria Death Linked To Open Wound

TALLAHASSEE, FL - A Lee County resident whose Vibrio vulnificus-related death was reported by state officials late last week died following exposure to the seawater bacteria through an open wound. The Florida Department of Health on Tuesday confirmed the source of the person's infection. Further inf

PATCH - 2017-09-26 17:53:02

Trump says he'll visit Puerto Rico next Tuesday

Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., left, and Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, right, listen as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with members of the House Ways and Means committee in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) President Donald

WEAR - 2017-09-26 11:14:46

Hedging their bets: Former inmate's landscaping business gives felons a second chance

Former inmate convicted of insider trading, now owns and operates a landscaping business which provides an income to him and others released from prison in Pensacola, Florida. Gregg Pachkowski/gregg@pnj.com When Eric Majors got out of prison four years ago, the struggle to find a job, re-establish

PENSACOLA NEWS JOURNAL - 2017-09-26 11:00:08

No charges will be filed in Fairfield Drive 'stand your ground' shooting death

The State Attorney's Office has determined it will not file charges in relation to the June 8 shooting death of Deanna Stevison. The Escambia County Sheriff's Office and State Attorney's Office have been investigating the 31-year-old woman's death for almost four months to determine whether the shoo

PENSACOLA NEWS JOURNAL - 2017-09-26 16:53:19

Report: Prison to allow Anthony Weiner computer access, but no nude photos in cell

(Photo: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert / Youtube via MGN Online) A new reports details what life may be like on the inside for disgraced politician Anthony Weiner. According to The Blast, his legal team has asked he serve his 21-month sentence at FCI Schuylkill in Pennsylvania for his crime of s

WEAR - 2017-09-26 10:32:34

Officials: 4 coaches facing federal charges for college basketball fraud and corruption

Four college basketball coaches and representatives of a "major international sportswear company" are facing federal charges in a college basketball fraud and corruption incident, according to authorities. The U.S. Attorney's Office says that 10 people, including the coaches, some managers, financi

WEAR - 2017-09-26 10:14:25