The News You Need To Know Today
Here's the news you need to know today:
Skanska Trial Update
One year since Hurricane Sally, the trial against Skanska USA has been delayed. Pensacola lawyer Joe Zarzaur represents some of 1,000 claimants who contend Skanska was negligent by not properly conducting its plan to secure the barges prior to Sally. He gave an update on the trial which you can read here.
National Estuaries Week
Pensacola and Perdido Bays Estuary Program is hosting a series of community events on each day of National Estuaries Week, from Saturday, Sept. 18 to Sept. 26. Learn more about it here.
Florida COVID Update
The state has surpassed 50,000 deaths as of Thursday. More than one fourth of the total COVID-19 deaths in the state occurred this summer as the state battled a fierce surge in infections fueled by the delta variant, according to the Associated Press.
Will Minneapolis Defund The Police?
The Minnesota Supreme Court cleared the way Thursday evening for voters in Minneapolis to decide on the future of policing in the city where George Floyd was killed, just ahead of the start of early and absentee voting. Read more here.
The Capitol Is Facing A Big Test This Weekend
With a far-right rally planned for Washington, D.C., on Saturday, the Capitol will face its first large-scale security test since the Jan. 6 attack on the seat of American democracy. Read more here.
Ready For The Weekend?
If you're looking for something to do, visit our Community Calendar for events around the area. Have an event you want to share? You can do that, too.