Trump says transgender people won't be allowed to serve in military 'in any capacity'

The president announced his intention on Twitter.

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26.Jul.2017


Donald Trump's past statements about LGBT rights

He now says transgender people will be banned from the U.S. military.

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26.Jul.2017


Politicians, LGBTQ activists react to transgender ban

Trump announced the new policy in a series of tweets.

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26.Jul.2017


Rep. Steve Scalise discharged from hospital 6 weeks after shooting

He "is now beginning a period of intensive inpatient rehabilitation."

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26.Jul.2017


Rick Perry duped by Russian duo impersonating Ukraine leader

Energy Secretary Rick Perry has been fooled by a pair of Russian pranksters impersonating the prime minister of Ukraine

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26.Jul.2017


Minneapolis expands required use of body cameras

Minneapolis officials say they'll require police officers to turn on their body cameras when responding to all calls and anytime they initiate traffic stops or other actions

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26.Jul.2017


Judge set to decide on Charlie Gard's last days

A British judge is set to rule on where Charlie Gard, a baby with a rare genetic disease, will spend the last days of his life

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26.Jul.2017


House approves Russia sanctions, curbing Trump's power

This is a developing story.

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26.Jul.2017


Wasserman Schultz fires IT staffer following fraud arrest

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has fired an information technology staffer following his arrest on a bank fraud charge at a Virginia airport where he was attempting to fly to Pakistan

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26.Jul.2017


Kremlin holds off on responding to new US sanctions

The Kremlin on Wednesday refrained from discussing its possible response to a new package of U.S. sanctions against Russia before President Donald Trump signs them into law

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26.Jul.2017


Trump bars transgender individuals from U.S. armed forces

"Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail."

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26.Jul.2017


Florida Lottery numbers for Tuesday, July 25, 2017

These Florida lotteries were drawn Tuesday:Fantasy 5: 02-04-05-27-35Lucky Money: 01-04-12-41, Lucky Ball 1, estimated jackpot $1.6 millionMega Millions: 02-05-26-58-60, Mega Ball 6, Megaplier 3, estimated jackpot $262 millionPick 2 Evening: 7-7Pick 2 Midday: 1-2Pick 3 Evening: 8-1-9Pick 3 Midday: 1-3-0Pick 4 [...]

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26.Jul.2017


Wide array of sculpture can be found across Northwest Florida

If you think that art is something reserved for museums and stuffy galleries, think again.

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26.Jul.2017


Florida Lottery results for Monday, July 24

These Florida lotteries were drawn Monday:Cash4Life: 07-20-21-41-59, Cash Ball 1Fantasy 5: 02-14-22-27-32Pick 2 Evening: 3-3Pick 3 Evening: 8-5-9Pick 3 Midday: 4-9-4Pick 4 Evening: 6-1-2-2Pick 4 Midday: 0-0-2-6Pick 5 Evening: 2-1-4-3-7Pick 5 Midday: 3-8-7-7- [...]

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26.Jul.2017


New shark stamps: You're gonna need a bigger envelope

Don’t worry — these sharks won’t bite. They’re smaller than a clam and flatter than a flounder. The U.S. Postal Service will celebrate the wonder of sharks Wednesday by issuing the Sharks Forever stamps featuring five species that inhabit American waters — the mako, thresher, great white, hammerhead and whale shark.Available at Post Offices nationwide, the First-Day-of-Issue ceremony will place at 7 a.m. CT at the Newport Aquarium in Newport KY. You [...]

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25.Jul.2017


Restaurant, pub opens in Milton

MILTON — A new restaurant and brewery have opened in downtown Milton in the Old Post Office at 6821 Caroline Street. Brew Angels, owned by Sean McCool, officially opened July 4 but is still in the process of completion with help from his dad, Greg. According to McCool, this is the first business he has owned and operated; he previously worked in computer security.“I understand I’m crazy because this is one of the hardest industries to get into,” [...]

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25.Jul.2017


Santa Rosa County Chamber of Commerce seeks funds for relocation

MILTON— The Santa Rosa County Chamber of Commerce and Tourist Information Center is relocating from their location on Stewart Street in Milton to a new building on Avalon Boulevard.The relocation project — known as Project Welcome — is underway and the new building is anticipated to break ground in September, according to 2017 Chairman of the Board, Steve Rhodes. To break ground, the chamber must have 85 percent of the $950,000 total cost for the building. The [...]

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25.Jul.2017


Santa Rosa plans to reduce flooding issues

PACE — Santa Rosa engineering staff on Monday brought recommendations to relieve flooding issues to the County Commission. In a rare move, commissioners bypassed moving a decision to Thursday and instead decided to move forward in August with multiple items to work on reducing Pace flooding.Those include:Moving forward with one of the engineering department’s recommended projects, constructing retention ponds to address flooding at [...]

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25.Jul.2017


Milton officials mull marijuana dispensaries

MILTON — The city of Milton will decide whether to allow medical marijuana dispensaries.At the July 20 Committee of the Whole meeting, Randy Jorgenson, Milton’s planning director, informed the council that they must make a decision about the presence of dispensaries in the city and their possible impact.“The state preempted your authority to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries to a great degree with the exception that you can regulate them no [...]

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25.Jul.2017


Volunteers help My Father's Arrows after setbacks

Editor’s Note: This continues our Celebrate Community series on nonprofit organizations that improve Santa Rosa County residents’ quality of life.JAY — Despite setbacks, My Father’s Arrows founder Sarah Ellis remains undaunted in the foster care support organization’s mission to support children in need.“We aren't going to let delays or distractions get in the way of our goal to create a home for these children,” [...]

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24.Jul.2017