Power out in 100 percent of Puerto Rico, curfew set after island 'destroyed' by Maria

All of Puerto Rico had lost power by Wednesday afternoon.

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20.Sep.2017


Maria 'potentially most catastrophic hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in a century'

Maria is forecast to "remain an extremely dangerous category 4 or 5 hurricane."

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20.Sep.2017


Buildings on Puerto Rico unable to withstand Category 5 storms: Expert

Many residences in Puerto Rico are built to withstand 125 mph winds, if that.

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20.Sep.2017


With the clock ticking, Senate plans to vote on new Obamacare repeal bill next week

Senate Republicans have until September 30 to pass the bill.

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20.Sep.2017


How the Graham-Cassidy bill compares with past Republican health care repeal efforts

How Graham-Cassidy compares with past Republican Obamacare repeal efforts.

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20.Sep.2017


GOP report accuses watchdog of going easy on Wells Fargo

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau could have fined Wells Fargo more than $10 billion for its illegal sales practices scandal but instead settled for $100 million, according to documents released by Congressional Republicans on Tuesday

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20.Sep.2017


Jake LaMotta, boxing legend and inspiration for 'Raging Bull,' dead at 95

"I love him, God rest his soul," his wife told ABC News.

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20.Sep.2017


Tarps covering Confederate statues are being ripped down

Officials in Charlottesville, Virginia, are trying to stop people from ripping down tarps that cover statues of Confederate generals

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20.Sep.2017


Government: Prison fits Weiner's sex crime on teen victim

Prosecutors say ex-congressman Anthony Weiner should get two years in prison for manipulating a 15-year-old girl to perform sex acts online

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20.Sep.2017


Mosul children return to school after ISIS defeat: 'We are not giving up on learning'

In West Mosul, 110 schools have reopened to welcome nearly 81,000 children.

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20.Sep.2017


Florida Lottery results for Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017

These Florida lotteries were drawn Tuesday:Fantasy 5: 06-17-23-26-36Lucky Money: 19-24-26-36, Lucky Ball 15, estimated jackpot $750,000Mega Millions: 09-28-31-50-61, Mega Ball 10, Megaplier 2, estimated jackpot $94 millionPowerball: estimated jackpot $40 millionPick 2 Evening: 5-6Pick 2 Midday: 8-8Pick 3 Evening: 6-4- [...]

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20.Sep.2017


Florida Lottery results for Monday, Sept. 18, 2017

These Florida lotteries were drawn Monday:Cash4Life: 04-21-26-35-42, Cash Ball 2Fantasy 5: 03-09-16-17-24Pick 2 Evening: 1-3Pick 2 Midday: 2-1Pick 3 Evening: 8-9-5Pick 3 Midday: 7-1-6Pick 4 Evening: 8-7-1-6Pick 4 Midday: 3-3-3-4Pick 5 Evening: 2-5-6-3-2Pick 5 [...]

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20.Sep.2017


Pace High senior writes 355-page book

PACE — Pace High School senior Jason Barlow took a coach’s suggestion to write instead of talk. and turned it into "Rise of the Phoenix (Home of the Brave," a 355-page book available through Amazon.Here we catch up with Jason.How did you get started?I started in ninth grade. I never thought I’d get this far. I was taking a test and Coach Kevin Ricks said if I wanted to use words I’d have to write them down. I jotted a few [...]

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19.Sep.2017


Volunteers assist Santa Rosa County when tragedy strikes

“TIP is a simple grass roots program of neighbors helping neighbors. I often refer to it as a modern-day Good Samaritan program,” Wayne Fortin, CEO and founder of TIP, said.

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19.Sep.2017


Santa Rosa County School District to implement sex education

MILTON — the Santa Rosa County School District has entered an agreement with the Pregnancy Resource Center in Milton to provide sex education to high school students.“Our agreement with the Pregnancy Resource Center to provide relationship and sexually transmitted disease education to high school students will assist our high schools in meeting the board policy and Florida statutes that guide instruction in these areas,” Sherry Smith, director of student [...]

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19.Sep.2017


More college graduates face underemployment

MILTON — The Federal Reserve Bank of New York finds that students who major in treatment therapy, family and consumer sciences, general social sciences, anthropology, fine arts, early childhood education, performing arts, social services and theology earn $30,000 or less early in their careers.Between 22.8 percent and 65 percent of these students also face underemployment.Underemployment refers to workers who are highly skilled but working low-paying or low-skill jobs, [...]

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19.Sep.2017


An end to the eyesore?

NAVARRE BEACH — Leaseholders on Navarre Beach may soon see a resolution to the "eyesore" at the end of Gulf Boulevard. For years, residents have complained about the brick home at 7315 Gulf Boulevard. The home has sat vacant since 2004 after it was damaged by Hurricane Ivan.In June, Santa Rosa County Attorney Roy Andrews sent a letter to homeowners Gary and Staci Turner of Parker, Colorado, to let them know they were in violation of their lease and the covenants on [...]

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19.Sep.2017


3 things to do this weekend in Santa Rosa County

1. LISTEN TO CLASSIC ROCK. The Imogene Theatre will present Denny Laine 6:30-10 p.m. Sept. 23 at 6866 Caroline St., in Milton. Laine is a multiple Grammy award-winning artist and founding member of The Moody Blues and Wings with Paul McCartney. He has also performed with The Beatles, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Cream, ELO, The Zombies, and many more. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and show is at 7 p.m. Online advance tickets are $15 and tickets are $20 at the door. Limited VIP tickets [...]

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19.Sep.2017


Santa Rosa sheriff's arrests: Sept. 12-18

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office provided these felony arrest reports for Sept. 12-18.Defendants are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.Lucas Scott Beaty, 28, Pace, fleeing police, destroying evidenceBritany Jo-Lana Bolks, 31, Gulf Breeze, child neglectRickey James Cashman, 55, Jay, weapon or ammo possession by felonMelissa Cerullo, 25, Key West, delivering or [...]

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18.Sep.2017


What's Happening in Santa Rosa County

MILTON — Upcoming Santa Rosa County events and activities are as follows. BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF THE EMERALD COAST’S 4TH ANNUAL STEAK & STAKE FUNDRAISING DINNER: Six-time Olympic medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee will serve as the guest speaker for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast’s 4th Annual Steak & Stake fundraising dinner. The general admission seating will begin at 6 p.m. with the program to follow at 6:30 p.m. Sept. [...]

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18.Sep.2017