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Los Angeles honors Kobe, Gianna Bryant with public memorial

LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant's wife offered a poignant portrait of her NBA superstar husband and their daughter Monday at a packed memorial service for the two, who were among nine people killed last month in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles.

Speaking at times through tears, Vanessa Bryant praised her husband's devotion to their family as she addressed thousands of fans gathered at Staples Center to remember Bryant and 13-year-old Gianna.

“God knew they couldn't be on this Earth without each other,” Vanessa Bryant sa


The right candidate for the job

With less than a month before the 2020 primary election, seven GOP candidates must make their case to voters as to why they are the right person to defeat Congresswoman Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville, in November.

On Friday and Monday, the Northwest Herald's editorial staff met with six of the seven remaining candidates in the 14th Congressional District's GOP primary: state Sen. Jim Oberweis, R-Sugar Grove; state Sen.


Florida CFO on coronavirus: 'Being prepared is the right thing to do'

"We weather the storm, and then we plan for the recovery," said Jimmy Patronis, the state's chief financial officer and state fire marshal.


Despite 'losing faith' in ECUA and Waste Pro, Santa Rosa will attempt to re-negotiate contracts for next year

Frustrated with its trash pickup services, Santa Rosa County will go back to the drawing board on the contracts it has with Waste Pro and the Emerald Coast Utility Authority with the goal of extending the contracts instead of going out to bid for new ones.


Suspect in Pensacola home invasion shot by homeowner

While on their way to a shooting call, the Escambia County Sheriff's Office received a report of a gunshot victim arriving at a local hospital Monday afternoon.


Pensacola creating new position to address 'root causes' of gun violence

"If we only look at this from the law enforcement side, we are not going to get a handle on it because law enforcement does not address the root causes," Mayor Grover Robinson said.


Visit Pensacola CEO finalist hopes to expand tourism beyond just the beach

The Visit Pensacola CEO search committee interviews its first finalist, Darien Schaefer, Monday. The committee will make a final recommendation to the board of directors.


Photos: Krewe of Wrecks hosts its 40th annual free Red Beans & Rice Luncheon in Pensacola

Krewe of Wrecks hosts its 40th annual free Red Beans & Rice Luncheon at the Sandshaker parking lot in Pensacola Beach.


Photos: Take a tour of the new Innerarity Point Park

Escambia County to open the new Innerarity Point Park in March, and it has plans for Galvez Landing on the drawing board.


Baby bald eagle gets treatment for broken wing in Pensacola

Thanks to the Wildlife Sanctuary of NW Florida and Westside Animal Hospital, a 5-week-old baby bald eagle named Rivers is recovering from a broken wing in Pensacola.


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