Summer Health
4:16 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

More Mosquitoes, More Disease: Protect Horses & Other Animals

Horses depend on their owners for protection from mosquito-borne illnesses.
Credit Photo via Flickr// Feliciano Guimarães

Escambia County officials are urging horse owners to vaccinate their horses against Eastern Equine Encephalitis in light of increased local sightings of the mosquito species that carry and transmit the disease.

EEE is nothing new. It’s been present in Escambia County since it was first detected in 1937, according to county Health Director Dr. John Lanza. 

“This is the time of year, of course, when we see a lot of mosquitoes out there,” says Lanza. “This is secondary to our big rain event we had back at the end of April, and continuing every other day or so.”

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Candidate Qualifying
5:04 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Election 2014 Is Around The Corner

Qualifying for candidates seeking local offices kicked off at noon on Monday. Candidates have until noon Friday to file at the Supervisor of Elections Office.

Plenty of seats are up for grabs, including two on the Escambia County Commission; three each on the County School Board and Pensacola City Council, along with the Pensacola mayor’s office. Add to that, Districts One and Two on the Florida House of Representatives, and state Senate District Two.

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Families Count Becomes 90Works
3:56 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

90Works: Families Count Rebrands To Help Develop Self Sufficiency In 90 Days

Credit Bob Barrett / WUWF News

For over 30 years, the non-profit called "Families Count" has been helping people become self sufficient members of society. Now, they've changed their name to 90Works and the rebranding has re-energized its members.

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Gas Prices
2:47 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Summer Travel: Iraq Fighting Could Mean Higher Gas Prices

Average price per regular gallon of gas over the last three years.
Credit AAA/

Declines in gasoline prices over the past few weeks ended over the weekend, thanks to the violence in Iraq, the second largest crude producer in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, or OPEC. 

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Purifoy Murder Reaction
4:46 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Church Leaders Call For Action After Pensacola Student Is Shot

Robert Gross, Shaquille Purifoy's father address the gathering on Monday, called for "cease fire".
Credit Bob Barrett / WUWF News

Shaquille Purifoy, a 20 year old graduate of Pine Forest High School who went on to play football for Grambling State University was shot Friday night in Pensacola.

He died Saturday at Sacred Heart Hospital. In reaction to the shooting, church and community leaders held a Stop The Violence meeting Monday morning at St. John Divine Missionary Baptist Church in Pensacola.

"I don't want retaliation. I don't want revenge. I want cease fire!" said Robert Gross, Shaquille Purifoy's father, as he addressed the crowd of about three dozen at Monday morning's gathering.

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