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The News You Need To Know Today


Here's the news you need to know this morning:

Judge Rules Florida Schools Can Mandate Masks — For Now
Florida school district mask mandates can stay in place while an appeals court considers the issue, a state judge in Leon County ruled during a Zoom hearing Wednesday morning. Read more here.

Locals Remember 9/11
As we observe the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, WUWF's Dave Dunwoody looked back at how Pensacolians reacted to the attacks and their relationship with the city’s Muslim community. Read more here.

Honoring 9/11
Local events this weekend will honor the anniversary of 9/11. On Saturday, there will be speakers and live music outside WSRE studios for an event that recognizes the heroic efforts of first responders and military. WUWF's Jennie McKeon spoke to Judge Gary Bergosh, one of the guest speakers of the event. Read more here.

In Case You Missed It: UWF Trust Opens 9/11 Exhibit For 20th Anniversary
Be sure to listen to Sandra Averhart's report about the 9/11 exhibit at the Pensacola Museum of History. Listen here.

A Major Decision From The FDA Today Could Dramatically Reshape The Vaping Industry
A monumental set of decisions is expected today from the Food and Drug Administration that could reshape the tobacco industry for years to come by limiting, or altogether blocking, the sale of millions of e-cigarette products. Read more here.

The FBI Releases New Video Of The Suspect Who Planted Bombs Before The Capitol Riot
The FBI released new information on Wednesday on the suspect who left pipe bombs in Capitol Hill the night before hundreds of people stormed the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6. Read more here.

LISTEN: From NPR: Afghan Interpreter Tells Of How He, And Later His Family, Escaped The Taliban

Tropical Depression Mindy
Now a tropical depression, Mindy moved across north Florida yesterday and is bringing heavy rain to Georgia and coastal South Carolina. For the latest weather updates, download the Florida Storms app and follow them on Twitter.