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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 22, 1999, file photo, attorney Fred Levin waits to be honored by the Ambassador of Ghana to the United States, at the United Nations. Levin, the Florida attorney who won a major legal battle against the tobacco industry in the 1990s, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, days after contracting the coronavirus. He was 83. (AP Photo/Ed Bailey, File)

Attorney Fred Levin, who fought tobacco industry, dies at 83

Jan. 13, 2021 6:37 AM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Florida attorney Fred Levin, who won a major legal battle against the tobacco industry in the 1990s, died Tuesday, several days after contracting the coronavirus. He was 83. Levin’s death from complications of COVID-19 was confirmed by Levin Papantonio Rafferty attorney Mark...

Man sentenced for plan to smuggle generator from US to Iran

Dec. 17, 2020 5:17 PM EST

A U.K. citizen was sentenced Thursday in Florida to two years and six months in federal prison for violating an embargo and attempting to smuggle industrial equipment to Iran. Colin Fisher, 45, was sentenced in Pensacola federal court. He pleaded guilty in September to violating the International Emergency...

Former sportscaster, Florida US Rep. Earl Hutto dies at 94

Dec. 17, 2020 3:43 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Earl Hutto, a sportscaster who went on to serve as a U.S. representative for Florida for 16 years, has died at 94. His daughter, Lori Hutto, told The Associated Press that the former congressman died Monday in his Pensacola home where he lived with his wife Nancy after retiring in...

FILE - This May 4, 2020, file photo provided by the University of Maryland School of Medicine, shows the first patient enrolled in Pfizer's COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine clinical trial at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is entering the final phase of review by U.S. government regulators. The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday, Dec. 8 released a positive review of the vaccine. (Courtesy of University of Maryland School of Medicine via AP, File)

Pentagon set to begin COVID-19 vaccinations on small scale

Dec. 9, 2020 4:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon's initial allotment of coronavirus vaccine will be administered at 16 defense sites in the United States and abroad, with health care workers, emergency service personnel and residents of military retirement homes getting top priority, officials said Wednesday. Next in line,...

Worker rescued after fall inside empty Alabama water tower

Dec. 4, 2020 9:11 AM EST

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) — A man who fell about 40 feet inside an empty water tower on the Alabama coast had to rescued by firefighters but didn’t suffer life-threatening injuries, officials said. Workers were painting the tower on Ono Island when a worker fell to the bottom of the structure on...

Florida county administrator's office was illegally bugged

Dec. 2, 2020 12:36 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The office of a Florida county administrator was illegally bugged last year, but investigators don't yet know who was responsible. Florida Department of Law Enforcement spokeswoman Gretl Plessinger told the Pensacola News Journal that the agency was contacted Aug. 1 about a hidden...

Sheriff: Florida deputies fatally shot man after car chase

Dec. 1, 2020 8:49 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Florida deputies fatally shot an armed man following a car chase, authorities said. The shooting occurred Monday afternoon at a busy Pensacola intersection, the Pensacola News Journal reported. Officials said the chase began after a local bondsman called the Escambia County...

3 Florida deputies on leave after suspect shot, killed

Dec. 1, 2020 7:23 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Three Florida sheriff's deputies were placed on paid leave Tuesday, a day after authorities fatally shot a wanted suspect who was accused of pointing a gun at them. Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputies tried to pull over the man Monday afternoon, but began chasing the...