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Lunar Eclipse
3:13 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Lunar Eclipse Visible Early Tuesday A.M.

Credit NASA.gov

North and South America are gearing up for the first eclipses of the year. But you’ll have to either stay up late or get up early to view it.

Wayne Wooten, an astronomer at Pensacola State College, says the moon will be eclipsed by Earth's shadow early Tuesday morning and will be visible here -- if the weather cooperates.

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Domestic Violence
2:54 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

UWF Hosts Domestic Violence Conference

Favor House of Northwest Florida is partnering with other agencies to host a conference for law enforcement about domestic violence.
Credit Favor House of Northwest Florida

“Building a Case Against Domestic Violence” is the theme of a two-day conference Monday and Tuesday at the University of West Florida Conference Center.

Sponsored by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, the annual meeting is open to law enforcement officers and other first responders, social workers and victims’ advocates. It’s aimed at promoting prevention, enforcement, and access to resources.

The conference will cover interviewing techniques, stalking technology, investigation for prosecution and the dangers of domestic violence.

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William H. Chase
12:54 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Local Author Solves William H. Chase Mystery

Portrait of W.H. Chase by John Wesley Jarvis, ca. 1830
Dave Walby

You may have driven down Chase St. in downtown Pensacola many times, without thought to where the name came from. It was named in honor of William Henry Chase, who oversaw the construction of Fort Pickens and other forts along the Gulf Coast in the 1800s.

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Economic Report
12:26 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

First-Time Jobless Claims At Lowest Level Since 2007

Dr. Rick Harper
Credit Uiniversity of West Florida

In this week’s Economic Report, Dr. Rick Harper discusses the latest report from the U.S. Labor Department regarding the number of Americans filing for first-time jobless claims. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 32,000 to a seasonally adjusted 300,000 for last week. That was the largest decline since December 2012, and marked the lowest level since May 2007.

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Escambia County Commission
3:32 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Jack Brown Tapped As New Escambia Administrator

Jack Brown, Escambia County Administrator-designate
Credit taylorcountygov.com

After 18 months, $40,000 in search fees, two interims and one extra meeting, Escambia County finally has an administrator.

The Escambia County Commission voted 5-0 Thursday to offer the position to Taylor County Administrator Jack Brown, who was among the five finalists. He would succeed Randy Oliver, who was fired in September of 2012.

Since Oliver’s dismissal, the administrator post has been filled by the late George Touart, and then by Assistant Administrator Larry Newsome.

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