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Colleen Castille to "pursue other interests."
5:06 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Castille Steps Down as Pensacola City Administrator

Pensacola Administrator Colleen Castille
Credit City of Pensacola

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward announced Thursday that City Administrator Colleen Castille has resigned effective September 3. Her departure has triggered a number of staff changes at the top of city government.

So far, the only explanation from Hayward is in a written statement that Castille is leaving to “pursue other opportunities.” In her own written statement, Castille says she made a one year commitment to serve and fulfilled it.

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RESTORE
2:16 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

New Rules Clarify RESTORE, Dollars Soon To Follow

Rules in the Federal Register for Gulf Coast States on how billions of dollars in fine money from the RESTORE Act can be spent have been finalized and published by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson,who chairs the Florida Gulf Coast Consortium, says the five states (Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas) now have an idea of how to obtain the money related the explosion of BP’s Deepwater Horizon.

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Crime
4:30 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

"Bridge the Gap" Seminar In Pensacola Seeks Crime Solutions

“Bridging the Gap” is the theme of a two-day crime prevention summit that got underway Wednesday at downtown Pensacola's Crown Plaza Hotel.

Delorean Wiggins, a deputy with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, is the chief organizer of the summit, which features crime prevention experts, community leaders and policy makers seeking ways to reduce crime.

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Military Bratz
3:37 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Military Bratz Vs The Cyber Bully: New Book Focuses On Military Kids

A band of superheroes is teaming up with school kids around the world to battle the evil supervillain Cyber-bully!

That's what happens in the new book "Military Bratz" written by LaTangela and Gwen Newsome. LaTangela, who starred in the Nickelodeon series "Tania", collaborated with her mother on the book, which highlights the unique problems of children in military families. They spoke with WUWF's Bob Barrett about the idea behind the book.

What they talked about:

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Escambia County Jail
5:42 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Escambia County Commission Considers Possibilities For New Jail

Credit Photo via Flickr//Andrew Bardwell

Meeting in committee, the Escambia County Commission voted 3-2 Tuesday to instruct staff to gather information on awarding a contract to build a facility to replace both the Central Booking Unit and the Main Jail.

The booking facility sustained major damage in the April 30th explosion, which killed two inmates and injured 184 other inmates and staff. Inmates are now being held at the main jail, a work camp in Cantonment, and at lockups in Santa Rosa and Okaloosa Counties.

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