Puerto Rico

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. UNPOPULAR LEADER FACES PEOPLE’S WRATH Puerto Rico is bracing for what many people expected to be one of the biggest protests ever seen in the U.S. territory as irate islanders pledged to drive Gov. Ricardo Rosselló from office. 2. WHAT TO EXPECT AT CONGRESSIONAL HEARING Republicans are pledging tough questioning of special counsel Robert […]

Navarreto delivers clutch hit on emotional night

Navarreto delivers clutch hit on emotional night

His heart was heavy, his mind was somewhere else, but his bat was exactly where it needed to be Friday night at Blue Wahoos Stadium. Brian Navarreto delivered the biggest hit for Pensacola in its battle with Biloxi here on a warm summer evening in Northwest Florida. His double went screaming down the third-base line […]

Navarre Air Force wife bases debut novel on real life

Navarre Air Force wife bases debut novel on real life

Growing up as a chaplain’s daughter, Navarre resident Ruth Alfred knew that her experiences provided something unique while still relatable to military family members. Alfred, who recently published her first novel, “As Iron Sharpens Iron,” found writing a book to be a totally new but exciting experience. Read the full article in the April 11 […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. ‘EMPIRE’ ACTOR TURNS HIMSELF IN Jussie Smollett to face accusations that he filed a false police report when he told authorities he was attacked in Chicago by two men. 2. FIRE IN ANCIENT SHOPING DISTRICT IN BANGLADESH KILLS DOZENS A devastating fire raced through densely packed buildings in a centuries-old shopping district in Bangladesh’s […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. TRUMP’S ASYLUM ORDER HIT WITH INJUNCTION A federal judge bars the White House from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. 2. WHERE TRUMP IS FEELING PRESSURE From both parties in Congress and U.S. allies abroad to take tougher measures against Saudi Arabia over the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi. 3. […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. ELECTORATE TO RENDER JUDGMENT ON TRUMP ERA Democratic resistance vs. slash-and-burn politics: Voters across America cast ballots in first nationwide election of Trump’s presidency. 2. VOTING PROBLEMS APPEAR CLOSER TO HOME Early voting leading up to the midterm election exposed machines that changed voter selections and registration forms tossed because of clerical errors. 3. […]

Filmmakers explore struggles of hurricane survivors

Filmmakers explore struggles of hurricane survivors

Chris Barbee can relate to the devastation of a hurricane. The home he and his family lived in was destroyed by Ivan when it ripped through the Gulf Coast in 2004. “My mom did everything she could to make the experience OK for us. We lost everything, but she made things enjoyable and helped us […]

2018 Atlantic hurricane season forecast released

2018 Atlantic hurricane season forecast released

The Colorado State University Tropical Meteorology Project has released its 2018 Hurricane Forecast and it is above the 30-year average storm predictions. A total of 14 named storms, seven hurricanes and three major hurricanes are expected this season. While those numbers are slightly above historical averages, they are less than last year. The state of […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. ALASKA EARTHQUAKE PROMPTS TSUNAMI WARNING The temblor with a preliminary magnitude of 8.2 off Kodiak Island prompts a tsunami warning for a large swath of the state’s coast and British Columbia. 2. SENATORS STRIKE DEAL RE-OPENING GOVERNMENT A stop-gap spending measure will keep the government open until Feb. 8, meaning hundreds of thousands of […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. WHERE A SNOWBLOWER WOULD HAVE BEEN A USEFUL CHRISTMAS GIFT Parts of the northern U.S. are still digging out from heavy snowfall since Christmas, and many others are facing freezing temperatures for the rest of the week. 2. HOW CHINA PUNISHES EVEN MILD CRITICISM OF CRACKDOWN ON UIGHUR MINORITY The wife of a member […]

Families wait for call from Puerto Rico

Families wait for call from Puerto Rico

Although Hurricane Maria was more than a thousand miles away, when the storm took aim at the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico it hit close to home for some residents of Navarre. It was the second category 5 hurricane to strike the area in the span of two weeks. Power outages were widespread. The communities […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. OFFICIAL: VEGAS SHOOTER’S GIRLFRIEND ARRIVES IN US Marilou Danley, considered a “person of interest,” arrived at Los Angeles International Airport from the Philippines and is by FBI agents, AP learns. 2. WHAT LAS VEGAS GUNMAN HAD HIDDEN IN HOTEL FOOD CART Authorities say shooter Stephen Paddock put a camera in a food service cart […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. HOW MANY DIED IN LAS VEGAS SHOOTING Country music fans thought they were hearing firecrackers at first when a gunman on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas casino hotel opened fire on them from above, killing at least 59 people . 2. WHO THE LAS VEGAS GUNMAN WAS Stephen Paddock was a multimillionaire […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. ‘DEAD AS A DOORNAIL’ That’s how GOP Sen. John Kennedy of La. describes his party’s latest push to repeal and replace ‘Obamacare,’ which Republican leaders abandoned, lacking key votes. 2. PUERTO RICO HURRICANE DESTRUCTION GETS TRUMP’S ATTENTION The president announces plans to visit the U.S. territory and the U.S. Virgin Islands, where storms demolished […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. LAST-GASP GOP DRIVE TO REPEAL OBAMACARE COLLAPSES Effectively sinking the legislation, Maine Sen. Susan Collins refuses to support the newest plan to tear down the Affordable Care Act. 2. HOW NKOREA INTERPRETS TRUMP TWEET Pyongyang’s top diplomat sees Trump tweet that North Korean leaders “won’t be around much longer” as a “declaration of war,” […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. KIM’S RESPONSE TO TRUMP’S SPEECH AT U.N. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is calling President Donald Trump “deranged” and says in a statement carried by the state news agency that he will “pay dearly” for his threats. 2. TRUMP ADDS ECONOMIC ACTION TO NORTH KOREA MILITARY THREATS President Donald Trump added economic action […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. PUERTO RICO’S RECOVERY FROM HURRICANE MARIA WILL TAKE MONTHS, OFFICIALS SAY The Category 4 storm knocked out power across the entire U.S. territory and caused widespread damage at a time when it is in dire financial straits. […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for March 21

Five Things to Know in Florida for March 21

DEPUTY FATALLY SHOOTS ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT IN FLORIDA Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey told reporters the shooting happened around 8 p.m. Sunday when deputies spotted the suspect a short distance from the site of the attempted robbery in Cape Canaveral. Ivey says the man “turned on our deputies with a firearm” and was fatally shot. […]