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Manna Storm Damage
1:42 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Manna Finds Help As It Looks To Rebound

Gov Rick Scott talks to Manna Food Pantries' Dee Dee Floulacker and Jay Bradshaw
Credit Bob Barrett / WUWF News

When Governor Rick Scott came to Pensacola he spoke with many community and business leaders about recovering from last week's flood. He also spend a lot of time talking to Dee Dee Flounlacker, the Executive Director of Manna Food Pantries, the region's primary food bank.

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Jail Explosion
1:11 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Escambia County Jail Blast Probe Ends On-Site Investigation

Escambia Jail May Be A Total Loss
Credit WPTV.com

Just over a week after an explosion at the Escambia County Jail’s central booking facility, the building is back under county control as the investigation is continues.

The state Fire Marshal’s Office returned the jail to the County Commission on Thursday, after leading the investigation into the blast which killed two inmates and injured 184 others. The initial report did not raise any eyebrows.

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More Rain
10:45 am
Fri May 9, 2014

More Rain for NWFL, South AL

Residents in the Florida Panhandle are bracing for another round of thunderstorms packing heavy rainfall due in by late Friday.

Originating in the Plains and the Midwest, the storms are due in northwest Florida and south Alabama on Friday, and will stick around for the weekend. Don Shepherd at the National Weather Service in Mobile says there’s a 30% chance of rain Friday, 50/50 that evening, and 60% on Saturday. The chance of showers Sunday is expected to be 40%.

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Local Economy
6:00 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Harper: Temp Jobs Part Of Recovery

Credit UWF

In this week's Economic Report, Dr. Rick Harper discusses more of the economic fall out from the April 30 storm and flooding. The destruction of such natural disasters typically generates spending that is funded primarily through insurance claims, individual savings, and FEMA assistance. Earlier this week, President Obama signed a Disaster Declaration for Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, clearing the way for federal aid.

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Marine Corps Band NO
9:22 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Marine Corps Band New Orleans Performs At Fort Walton Beach High School

Credit Marine Corps Band

The Marine Corps Band New Orleans is visiting Fort Walton Beach High School this Friday, May 9. The band will be performing a free concert at the school at 7 p.m. Also, during the visit, the musicians will share their expertise with the members of the school's band program.

There are only ten Marine Corps bands world-wide, including Japan, Hawaii, and eight across the continental U.S. One of them is located in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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