Top Democrats poised to choose next party chair

The leader will be tasked with rebuilding after the 2016 presidential defeat.

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25.Feb.2017


Even though he bashes anonymous sources, Trump uses them himself

His latest media critique came at CPAC.

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24.Feb.2017


News outlets excluded from White House press secretary's gaggle

Multiple news outlets were excluded from a White House gaggle with press secretary Sean Spicer Friday afternoon, according to reporters present, sparking criticism from the White House Correspondents' Association and other observers. The move comes amid President Donald Trump's ongoing battle with many news organizations, which he has characterized as "fake news" and the "enemy of the American People," an assertion which he doubled down on today during the Conservative Political Action Conference. The gaggle, which took place in Spicer's office, was being held in lieu of a traditional briefing in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room, which seats 49 reporters but is often filled with others who line the sides and back of the room. The outlets invited to join Spicer today included the Washington Times, One America News Network and Breitbart News, as well as television networks including ABC, CBS, Fox News and NBC, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg, among others. The...

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25.Feb.2017


8-year-old fatally shot in Houston after car crash

An 8-year-old was fatally shot following a car crash in Houston, Texas, early Saturday morning.

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25.Feb.2017


Kansas community tries to heal from shooting; bar to reopen

A neighborhood bar in suburban Kansas City where one man was killed and two others were injured is scheduled to reopen Saturday even as the community tries to recover from an attack that witnesses said was racially motivated

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25.Feb.2017


Obama and daughter Malia attend 'The Price' on Broadway

The daddy-daughter duo met with the cast backstage.

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25.Feb.2017


Chicago police arrest 81 in overnight raids

Most of the offenses were drug- and weapon-related.

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25.Feb.2017


Official: Mexico rejected US plan on 3rd-country deportees

The Mexican interior secretary says his government made clear to visiting U.S. emissaries that Mexico will not accept deportees from third countries under any circumstances

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24.Feb.2017


Fire at Florida mosque being investigated as arson

Officials believe an early morning fire at a mosque in Florida was intentionally set, and the incident is being investigated as a hate crime.

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25.Feb.2017


Pope quietly trims sanctions for sex abusers seeking mercy

Pope Francis has quietly reduced sanctions against a few pedophile priests, applying his vision of a merciful church even to its worst offenders in ways that abuse survivors and the pope's own advisers question

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25.Feb.2017


Gaetz draws cheers, jeers at town hall meeting

// // // // // // // //// MILTON — U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz was met with cheers and jeers at his first town hall meeting during Open Gaetz Day.Protesters and supporters started lining up Thursday morning outside Grover T's BBQ, where the freshman congressman hosted the meeting during his tour in Milton.There was a [...]

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24.Feb.2017


Boyette tipster receives $10,000

PENSACOLA — The Florida Department of Law Enforcement today awarded $10,000 to the anonymous tipster who notified local law enforcement and provided the location of fugitives William Boyette and Mary Rice, who were subsequently apprehended by law enforcement.A killing spree across multiple states, including Florida, ended in Georgia on Feb. 7 when Boyette committed suicide and Rice was arrested.The tipster had just seen a Facebook post with Boyette and Rice’s [...]

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24.Feb.2017


County drops downtown Milton as courthouse option

MILTON — Downtown Milton is no longer an option for the county courthouse’s next location.The Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners voted 4-1 Thursday to exclude the area as a site for a future judicial center.Commission Chairman Rob Williamson cast the dissenting vote after Commissioner Sam Parker made the motion with Commissioner Bob Cole’s second.If the courthouse leaves downtown Milton, it will take business with it, Camelot Junction [...]

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24.Feb.2017


County legalizes Sunday alcohol sales

MILTON — This Sunday, the Tin Cow in Pace will hold “Prohibition is Over in Pace and Milton,” an event that owner Joe Abston said he would host if the Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners legalized Sunday alcohol sales.Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the measure. No one spoke against the ordinance during Thursday’s meeting. The Tin Cow in Pace will offer patrons their first beer at no charge, on the first Sunday that [...]

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24.Feb.2017


Gaetz eyes repealing Obamacare, new courthouse

MILTON — Rep. Matt Gaetz focused on education, the county courthouse, repealing the Affordable Care Act and tax reform when he visited the Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners’ Thursday meeting.Gaetz expressed concerns with two particular areas: education funding and the courthouse.“We consistently in Santa Rosa County have some of the highest performing students, highest performing teachers, and it’s just a phenomenal school district. Yet [...]

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23.Feb.2017


UPDATE: No explosives found at Santa Rosa courthouse

MILTON — Law enforcement officials purportedly found no suspicious objects at the Santa Rosa County Courthouse, which received a bomb threat Thursday morning.Someone called in the threat around 9:30 a.m. to the Santa Rosa Sheriff's Office. The courthouse initially received a postal letter containing the threat.Courthouse staffers then evacuated the building and were told not to return until roughly 2 p.m., according to SRSO Public Information Officer Rich Aloy.The [...]

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23.Feb.2017


Applicants sought for multiple full-time positions

Gulf Cable, located in the Santa Rosa County Industrial Park, is currently seeking applicants to fill multiple full-time (12-hour shift) positions at their new manufacturing facility.A recruiting event will be held onsite Friday, Feb. 24, at Gulf Cable, 5700 Industrial Blvd. in Milton.Individuals should pre-register to attend one of the information sessions held at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. as space may fill quickly. Walk-ins will be accepted on a space-available basis. There [...]

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23.Feb.2017


Holt woman attacked by 'crazy cat'

HOLT — A Holt woman is recovering after being attacked on her front porch Wednesday evening by a feral cat.The woman, who asked that her name not be printed, was picking up a pet cat when she was attacked.“The crazy cat charged so I ran toward the door, which was only like 6 feet away and he attacked me before I got there,” she wrote on Facebook. “I think the only reason he let me go was my screaming.“It was terrifying.”An [...]

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23.Feb.2017


Fish and Wildlife: Closed-area, dog hunting reported

MILTON — The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission filed these cases between Feb. 10 and 16 in Santa Rosa County:HUNTING IN CLOSED AREAOfficer Ramos was on patrol in the Robert’s Pond Unit of Eglin Wildlife Management Area, where he found a vehicle parked in a suspicious location.He followed fresh footprints and other signs toward a stalk hunting area and, after reaching the legal boundary of the area, followed the tracks more [...]

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23.Feb.2017


UWF accounting students No. 3 in nation in passing CPA Exam

PENSACOLA — University of West Florida accounting students ranked third in the nation in 2016 for first-time pass rate on the Certified Public Accountant Examination.The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy released its 2016 University Edition of Candidate Performance on the Uniform CPA Examination, and UWF candidates passed sections taken at an 87.1 percent clip.“Our accounting program has made us very proud,” UWF President Martha Saunders [...]

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23.Feb.2017