National Transportation Safety Board

Agencies stonewalling on bridge flaws

Agencies stonewalling on bridge flaws

Sen. Bill Nelson’s office is warning that thousands of cracks found in construction on the Pensacola Bay Bridge, among others, “may involve inadequate supervision.” But both Nelson’s office and the Navarre Press have been blocked by government agencies in requests for details on the construction of bridges in Florida. Read the full article in the […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 4

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 4

WOMAN CHARGED IN SANDY HOOK PARENT THREAT ARRESTED AFTER MISSING COURT APPEARANCE Jail records show 57-year-old Lucy Richards was arrested on Saturday in Hillsborough County in the Tampa Bay area. A judge issued an arrest warrant March 29 after Richards failed to show up in federal court in Fort Lauderdale for a change-of-plea hearing and […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 25

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 25

NTSB: EL FARO AUDIO INCLUDES CAPTAIN’S ABANDON SHIP ORDER The National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday it recovered 26 hours of information from the ship’s recorder, including bridge audio from the final hours. The El Faro sank Oct. 1 after losing propulsion in the storm. All 33 aboard died. LONGTIME PARISH PRIEST IN TAMPA BAY […]

Blue Angels crash probe to take months

Blue Angels crash probe to take months

The Navy investigation into the fatal crash of a Blue Angels jet on June 2 in Tennessee may last through the rest of the elite flight demonstration team’s 2016 air show season. “It could take months,” said Lt. Leslie Hubbell, spokeswoman for Naval Air Forces U.S. Pacific Fleet, the California command that oversees the Pensacola-based […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 21

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 21

FLORIDA OFFICIAL, 42, GETS BELATED BAR MITZVAH IN JERUSALEM On a recent trip to Israel with six other Republican lieutenant governors to discuss trade and national security issues, Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera was offered a unique opportunity to participate in the Jewish coming of age ceremony usually held for 13-year-olds. The ceremony was conducted at […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 12

Five Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 12

NTSB TO LAUNCH 2ND SEARCH MISSION FOR WRECKED FREIGHTER The National Transportation Safety Board announced in a news release Thursday that the two-week expedition is expected to begin in April. Investigators hope to locate the data recorder or “black box” and develop a more extensive and detailed survey of the shipwreck. PARALYZED MAN AWARDED $23 […]