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Kathryn Daniel


Pensacola, FL, United States

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Past articles by Kathryn:

What's the green stuff along our beaches? June Grass is back!

It's not really a grass, and it doesn't just show up in June, but the floating green algae that's all along Emerald Coast shorelines is still called "June Grass" by locals. It can and does appear during any warm months; this year it showed up along most area beaches in late May. Bright green in color, June Grass might look and feel gross to beach-goers but it's important for the health of our… → Read More

Tap the Coast: Pensacola couple launches mobile beverage service

If you like a good "before and after" tale, you're gonna love this story. A local couple bought a 1975 vintage mini camper for $4,000. Fifteen grand and a ton of elbow grease later, it's an absolute showpiece. WEAR. Chris Hooks said, "In total, it's about 500, a little over 500 maybe, close to 550. " It's not a family camper, it's a mobile beverage service. → Read More

Pensacola woman picks up successful "side hustle" after car crash

Sometimes you have to start a side hustle because you can't do your main job any longer. That's what happened to a Pensacola woman. Pensacola woman picks up successful "side hustle" after car crash. Source - WEAR. Stacy Ferguson thought it was the worst thing that could've happened to her, until it turned out to be the best. In 20-16 Stacy was confined to a wheelchair after a car crash. It took… → Read More

Realtor, YouTuber, boat captain - Milton man shares his business tricks and tips

Need some motivation? One Milton native juggles a dizzying number of careers successfully and shares simple ways we can too. Realtor, YouTuber, boat captain - Milton man shares his business tricks and tips. Source: Kathryn Daniel. Funny Facebook videos with millions of views, popular clips on YouTube, real estate dreams within reach, captaining one of his two charter boats – Brant Peacher… → Read More

Tooth trouble: Doctor will monitor our Puppy With a Purpose's bite

We have an update on our service puppy in training, Chappie. The now six-month-old Labrador belongs to Canine Companions for Independence (CCI). WEAR. When Chappie's baby teeth came in after he was born, one of his lower canine teeth tipped in a bit. It's called a Malacolussion. New Orleans based dental vet Dr. Erin Ribka visits Pensacola monthly, seeing patients at Navy Boulevard Animal… → Read More

Puppy With a Purpose already mastering commands at 9 weeks old

Our service puppy in training, Chappie, has been with us for almost two weeks. He's settling into his home with reporter Kathryn Daniel and her family. She takes us to see a day in the life of a "Puppy with a Purpose. " WEAR. Baby gates are back in a big way, toys are all over the kitchen floor again and we are back to tiptoeing around during nap times. → Read More

Service pup-in-training Chappie coming to Pensacola this week

We have a ‘Chappie Check’ for you. Chappie the puppy is the service dog in training that Channel 3’s Kathryn Daniel will be raising for Canine Companions for Independence. WEAR. Now, we finally know when Chappie will get here. He’ll touch down in Pensacola on Friday. Chappie and his five littermates are eight weeks old and ready to head to their puppy raisers. He and his siblings can be… → Read More

You still have time to help name our 'Puppy with a Purpose'

We’re getting closer to naming our “Puppy with a Purpose”, but we still need your help. The field was narrowed last week to five choices:ChappieCajunCosmoCyrusCadetOur puppy is from Canine Companions for Independence and they assign a letter to each litter. Hundreds have already voted and right now Cosmo has a slight lead over Chappie. Don’t count at Cadet, it’s got a strong following. Cyrus and… → Read More

Sunday brings a marginal risk for severe storms

Plan to be "weather aware" on Sunday, as the Storm Prediction Center has placed six Deep South states under a Marginal (1/5 on the risk scale) risk, including our viewing area. That's after a severe weather system will plague parts of the south during the day on Saturday through Saturday evening. . On Saturday, the threat will be well to the north of our area. Eleven states are included the S.… → Read More

Child saves choking mother by performing Heimlich maneuver

Chew your food - it's something your parents probably said to you dozens of times. The National Safety Council says choking on food is one of the leading causes of unintentional injury death. That's something WEAR’s Kathryn Daniel nearly learned. She shares her story with us: My little one has two speeds. She's either going a million miles an hour and attacking every sport year round, or she's a… → Read More

She Shed craze is the new getaway for women

Julie Dannenmueller's life is pretty hectic. The first grade teacher is the mother of a busy middle-schooler, her husband travels often for work and she's dog mom to 125 pound "Charlie", a Labrador Retriever. She Shed: A woman's backyard getaway. / Source: Kathryn Daniel. Notice she's the only female in her family? She sure did. Dannenmueller laughed, "I need a girl space, I need a she shed. "… → Read More

Heavy rain & gusty wind overnight

A few strong thunderstorms are moving through South Alabama, and are expected to be moving through Northwest Florida shortly after midnight. The line is moving east at 45 miles per hour (mph). These storms are capable of producing heavy rain, wind gusts in excess of 40 mph and frequent lightning. Our Futurecast shows most of the rain exiting the area by 7:30 a. m. Saturday will be partly cloudy… → Read More

Meet the Tate High School grad who's now a Hurricane Hunter

Monday, September 10, is the peak of the Atlantic Hurricane season. So far, we've enjoyed a quiet one, but always at the ready are th famed Hurricane Hunters. That squadron is based right down the road from WEAR at Keesler Air Force Base. if (window. hasOwnProperty("burstEmbedFrameworkCheck")) {window. burstEmbedFrameworkCheck();}Aboard one of the unit's W. C. 130's is a Tate High School grad.… → Read More

Tropical Storm Gordon makes landfall

Tropical Storm Gordon has officially made landfall just west of the Alabama/Mississippi border with maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour (mph) and a minimum central pressure of 997 millibars, according to the National Hurricane Center.A Tornado Wat → Read More

Juggling: The latest craze among tweens

Ask any young person about their after school activities and you'll get to hear everything from sports to scouts to band.Make room for a new one, it's juggling. It's the latest craze among local tweens. Here's the bonus, they have to put their phones down → Read More

Hurricane models may not be best source of information during storms

Before and during a hurricane, there's a ton of chatter on and off air about computer models.Sometimes, people will key in on one model, convinced it's the one that will predict the storms' path.That's the last strategy National Hurricane Forecasters want → Read More

'72 On You': Being prepared for 3 days after a severe storm

After any kind of disaster, you and your family may need to survive on your own for several days. FEMA has a 72 On You initiative to help you prepare for three days on your own.It's meant to be a guide for people who go to shelters or shelter in place at h → Read More

Real-life, professional mermaids are in Northwest Florida

Yolyris Gonzalez loves it when people ask her about her job.She laughed and explained, They look at me like I'm absolutely crazy and they're like, ‘you're what?’She's a professional mermaid, and she's far from alone.Serena Woody has been mermaid-obsessed s → Read More

GALLERY: More than a dozen mini pigs rescued in Milton

Pet pigs have been popular for several decades, but sometimes owners get overwhelmed if their pig grows much larger than expected. Pig advocates say frustrated owners or breeders who want to go out of business will sometimes release their unwanted pets in → Read More

Local doctors seeing uptick in strep throat cases

The flu epidemic is dominating the medical news, but another outbreak has local doctors concerned as well. Cases of strep throat have been on the rise all winter. About 30 percent of the time, sore throats are the ones infected with strep and, if left untr → Read More