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3:43 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Bubba Watson Wins Masters; Ice Flyers Win President's Cup

Bubba Watson puts on his second green jacket.
Credit via Sam Kessler

Bubba Watson won the 2014 Masters Golf Championship Sunday; his second win at August National in three years. Watson’s first Masters’ win in 2012 was also the first win of a major tournament on the PGA Tour.

He’s now just the seventeenth golfer to win the Masters - and its iconic green jacket - more than once.  Also, he’s just the fourth player in history to earn victories at the tournament in their first six or fewer appearances.

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Legislative Session Update
3:14 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Gaetz Works Through Holiday; Seeks Feedback On Three Controversial Bills

Florida Senate President Don Gaetz
Credit Office of Don Gaetz

The Florida Legislature is taking a break this week in observance of the Passover and Easter holidays. But, Senate President Don Gaetz plans to remain in Tallahassee and work through the holiday week. In WUWF’s weekly update, Gaetz (R-Niceville) outlines the Senate’s approval of two education bills, extension of the historic ethics reform legislation that was passed last year, and the status of gaming legislation.

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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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