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Why You Don't Want to Move to Pensacola

Peter G. Miller | Posted 04.14.2015 | Travel
Peter G. Miller

Pensacola has seasons, so it's not like south Florida where in mid-winter you can broil trout on the sidewalk. In Pensacola the typical January temperatures range from 42 to 60 degrees, hardly enough to freeze water, streets or humans.

Florida Pastor Performs 20 Same-Sex Weddings

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.08.2015 | Religion

Florida pastor Jim Merritt got the birthday gift of a lifetime on Jan. 1 when a federal judge ruled it unconstitutional to prohibit same-sex marriages...

Challenged Athletes: Changing Opinions About Disability

Tony Phillips | Posted 07.22.2014 | Good News
Tony Phillips

In fact, when we're talking about people who swim a half-mile, ride 12.4 miles and run 3.1 miles all before breakfast, there's really nothing 'disabled' about them at all.

Have You Been To Pensacola Recently?

AP | MELISSA NELSON-GABRIEL | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — For decades, Pensacola's quiet downtown was overlooked by tourists lured instead to the sugary white sands of the nearby beac...

David Lohr

Missing Florida Woman's Car Found At Pensacola Beach (PHOTOS)

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 08.21.2013 | Crime

A missing Florida woman's car was found abandoned near Fort Pickens on Tuesday, nine days after the woman failed to return to her Pensacola home from ...

The Best Spring Break Spots For The Money

Posted 03.19.2013 | College

It's March, which in the collegiate world can only mean one thing: SPRING BREAK! At many schools, students will be heading off-campus for a week so...

Judge Sentences Homeless Man For Torching Abortion Clinic

AP | Posted 10.04.2012 | Crime

PENSACOLA, Fla. -- A homeless man was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison on Thursday for the New Year's Day firebombing of a violence-plagued abo...

Police Arrest Doctor Who Allegedly Keeps Body Parts In Storage Locker

AP | Posted 09.10.2012 | Crime

PENSACOLA, Fla. -- A former medical examiner has been arrested on charges of keeping human remains in a rented storage unit in the Florida Panhandle. ...

PHOTOS: Florida's Charming Small-Town Downtowns

Visit Florida | Posted 11.01.2012 | Travel
Visit Florida

It's an image that lingers in the American consciousness like a soft, warm dream. But in Florida, this is no dream, if you know where to look. It's small-town downtown life, as it was and as it remains.

Reds Prospect Breaks Incredible Minor League Record

AP | Posted 08.22.2012 | Sports

PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Cincinnati Reds minor leaguer Billy Hamilton bolted to his record 146th stolen base of the season and kept running Tuesday night, s...

Michael McLaughlin

SHOCKING VIDEO: Cop Slams Woman Against Car, Fired For 'Unreasonable Force'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 08.21.2012 | Crime

A Florida police officer was fired and arrested after a camera mounted in his car showed him slamming a hit-and-run suspect against her car multiple t...

PHOTOS: 7 Awesome Beach Bars

Oyster | Posted 10.03.2012 | Travel
Oyster

What better way to enjoy your summer to the fullest -- and deal with the reality of the approaching fall -- than to visit a happening bar on the beach?

5 Awesome (And Budget-Friendly) Summer Road Trip Destinations (PHOTOS)

college candy | Posted 06.14.2012 | Teen

By Emma Stoneall Here’s the thing: It’s summer and you want to get out of the town that reminds you of high school. The problem is, you barely...

PHOTOS: Florida Hotels Perfect For Kicking Back

Oyster | Posted 08.04.2012 | Travel
Oyster

From spas with plush lounge chairs to pools where you don't have to lift a finger, we found five Floridian hotels that are prime for lounging.

David Lohr

Fugitive Nabbed at Home Depot After Trying To Cut Off Handcuffs

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

A handcuffed suspect in Florida escaped police custody and fled to a Pensacola Home Depot, where he was spotted shortly after shopping for bolt-cutter...

BP 'Cut-And-Cap' Plug Attempt Suffers Setback: Saw Is Stuck, Shears Next

AP | GREG BLUESTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

METAIRIE, La. — BP used underwater robots a mile beneath the ocean Thursday to try to put a lid on the Gulf oil gusher. Live video showed that ...

Coast Guard Moving More Staff To Gulf Coast As Oil Spill Slick Nears Florida Shore

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

COVINGTON, La. — The Coast Guard admiral in charge of the oil spill response says he's moving more staff and resources to the Gulf Coast as the ...

Oil Spill: The Ripple Effects

Vicky Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vicky Collins

I finally got to the Gulf coast to work on a story about the oil spill for PBS NewsHour. I didn't see any oil, but what I did witness was a a boatload of fear.

Open Web Platform for Gulf Oil Spill Beats Media Boom Ban

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Georgianne Nienaber

Yobie Benjamin with Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu "But at the end of the day, it's not about me. It's about the people of the Gulf," S...

Why You Should Visit the Gulf Coast

Robert Reid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Reid

'See it while you can' has become something of an unofficial local mantra on the Gulf, and while there I saw and did all I could. And, to be honest, it was fun too.

Bill Nelson: Keeping Florida (and Planet Earth) Safe From Big Oil

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

Senator Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) has a reputation as a staunch advocate for all Floridians and a moderate voice in the increasingly partisan world of national politics. Now, he's a leading responder to the Gulf spill.

Navy Plane Crash Kills Three In Georgia: Training Mission Based Out Of Pensacola

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MORGANTON, Ga. — A Florida-based Navy plane just missed a house and crashed in dense woods in north Georgia on Monday, killing three crew member...