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With A Dysfunctional Website In Shambles, Florida Releases Paper Unemployment Applications

With A Dysfunctional Website In Shambles, Florida Releases Paper Unemployment Applications

Floridians frustrated with trying to file for unemployment on the state’s broken website now have the option of downloading... 

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Escambia School District Updates Free School Meals Sites; 11 Locations Removed

Escambia School District Updates Free School Meals Sites; 11 Locations Removed

The Escambia County School District has revamped the list of schools where free meals will be available beginning Monday, April 6. Eleven... 

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Number Of Florida Prison Staff Positive For Coronavirus Grows; No Positive Inmates Reported

Number Of Florida Prison Staff Positive For Coronavirus Grows; No Positive Inmates Reported

As the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 increases among employees and staff in Florida prisons, the Florida Department of Corrections... 

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Warm, Unsettled Weather For The Week Ahead

Warm, Unsettled Weather For The Week Ahead

‘ Here is your official North Escambia area forecast: Here is your official North Escambia area forecast: Sunday: A 20 percent... 

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How Many COVID-19 Cases Are In Your Zip Code In Escambia County?

How Many COVID-19 Cases Are In Your Zip Code In Escambia County?

The Florida Department of Health has released COVID-19 case information by zip code in Escambia County. NorthEscambia.com is publishing... 

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First Escambia County COVID-19 Death Reported; Case Count Inches Up In Escambia, Santa Rosa

The first COVID-19 death in Escambia County was reported Saturday morning  by the Florida Department of Health. The fatality was... 

April 4, 2020 | Read the story »

State Attorney’s Office Employee Tests Positive For Coronavirus

The Office of the State Attorney announced Friday that an employee of the Pensacola office tested positive for the Covid-19 virus. The... 

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Escambia (AL) Schools Cancel Free Meals For Kids In Response To Governor’s Stay-At-Home Order

The Escambia County (AL) School System reacted to Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey’s stay-at home order by canceling free meals for kids. The... 

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Florida Dept. Of Corrections Resumes Inmate Intakes, Establishes Quarantine Procedures

The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) has resumed intake of new commitments from Florida counties. Under CDC guidelines, FDC... 

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Century’s Mayor, Good Samaritans Donated Medical Supplies To Local Practice

Century Mayor Henry Hawkins and several good Samaritans recently donated medical supplies to Community Health Northwest Florida’s... 

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DeSantis Suspends Mortgage Foreclosures And Evictions For 45 Days

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order Thursday that suspends foreclosures and evictions for 45 days. The order does not... 

April 3, 2020 | Read the story »

ECAT To Receive $10.3 Million In Federal Funding; Temporarily Suspends Fares

Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT) is expected to receive $10.3 million in COVID-19 stimulus funding, and they are temporarily suspending... 

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UWF Making 3D-Printed Face Shields For Medical Workers

As a shortage of full face shields for healthcare workers grips the nation in the battle against COVID-19, the University of West... 

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Kids Pick Up Chromebooks, Other Virtual Instruction Supplies

Kids across Escambia County picked up Chromebooks and other essential items this week from their local school as the district transitions... 

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Friday Was Day One Of Florida’s Stay-At-Home Order

Florida’s stay-at-home order went into effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday. Under the order, which Gov. Ron DeSantis calls a “Safer... 

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Forecasters Call For Above Active Hurricane Season

Colorado State University on Thursday issued their hurricane season forecast for 2020. It calls for an above-average season with 16... 

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Second COVID-19 Case Confirmed In Escambia County, Alabama

The second confirmed case of COVID-19 has been reported in Escambia County, Alabama, by the Alabama Department of Health. The Alabama... 

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How Many Hospital Beds Are Currently Available In Escambia, Santa Rosa?

Newly released data shows the number of hospital beds and intensive care hospital beds available in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. As... 

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Suspect Recently Arrested In 35-Year Old Cold Case Murder Commits Suicide In Jail

The man arrested last month in a 1985 murder case apparently committed suicide Thursday morning at the Escambia County Jail. The Escambia... 

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ECSO Won’t Be Arresting People For Violating Stay-At-Home Order. ‘We Are Not In The Middle Of Martial Law,’ Sheriff Says

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office won’t be making arrests or traffic stops for violating the stay-at-home order issued... 

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FHSAA Looks At ‘Creative Solutions’ To Finish Spring Sports Seasons

It’s seemingly very unlikely that students will return to Florida high schools in time to finish spring sports, but the Florida... 

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Camp Fire Closing Facilities During Stay At Home Order

In response to the stay-at-home order issued for Florida, Camp Fire Gulf Wind has announced they are closing all facilities, including... 

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Wednesday Was Census Day. Did You Respond? Most Escambia Residents Have Not.

Wednesday was Census Day – the day that determines who is counted in the 2020 Census and where they are counted. But it went... 

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Escambia Schools Teachers And Staff Will All Work From Home After Governor’s Order

Escambia County School District employees will begin working from home on Friday after the “Safer at Home” order issued... 

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Here’s What The Safer At Home Order Means In Escambia County

Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order Wednesday regarding essential services and essential activities during the COVID-19 emergency.... 

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DeSantis Issues Statewide Stay-At-Home Order For Florida (Updated With Order Text)

Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a 30-day executive stay-at-home order for the entire state effective at 12:01 a.m. Friday. He did not officially... 

April 1, 2020 | Read the story »

39 Were Tested On First Day At Cantonment Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Site. Here’s How You Can Be Tested.

Thirty-nine people were tested for COVID-19 Tuesday during the first day of operation for a drive-thru testing location in Cantonment... 

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Tate, Other High Schools Donate Safety Goggles To Sacred Heart Hospital Amid COVID-19 Fight

Safety goggles going unused in school science departments across the county are now going to help medical workers on the frontlines... 

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Now Over 3,000 Tested For COVID-19 In Escambia County

Over 3,000 people have now been tested for COVID-19 in Escambia County. As of the close of the business day Tuesday, Community Health,... 

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Florida Consumer Confidence Is A Coronavirus Casualty

Consumer confidence in Florida has fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a University of Florida survey. The UF... 

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