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ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) - The ESCAMBIA COUNTY Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to identify an armed robbery suspect. According to the sheriff's office, at 2:10 Monday afternoon, the Raceway Gas Station at 7271 Pensacola Blvd was robbed at gunpoint by the suspect they are ...
Escambia County Local Mitigation Strategy Group Board & Planning Committee - 2 p.m., Escambia County Central Office Complex, 3363 West Park Place. Escambia County Health Facilities Authority - 4 p.m., 1019 N. 12th Ave., Pensacola. District 3 Town Hall with Elected Officials - 6 p.m., ...

Escambia County, AL - Despite the damage and a big cleanup today, people in this small rural community are glad the storm wasn't worse. It happened in the Bethel community of Escambia County, Alabama. Homeowners say when the strong weather moved through on Sunday afternoon some of ...
The Escambia County Commission will hold a special meeting Thursday morning, immediately following an attorney-client session, to discuss the sheriff's budget appeal, the county announced Monday. The commission voted April 12 to continue mediation talks with the Sheriff's Office after an ...
Escambia County Commissioner Lumon May will be bringing other elected local officials to a town hall Tuesday night for his district. May will be hosting the town hall to provide citizens the opportunity to participate in positive dialogue on community issues with their elected officials and public ...
A possible tornado damaged several homes in the Bethel Community of Escambia County, Alabama. Chief Deputy Mike Lambert with the Escambia County Sheriff's Office said most of the damage happened in the area of Yellow Creek Road and Raintree Road. That's about five miles southeast of Brewton.

Palm Bay Fire Chief Russell "Rusty" Nail is moving to Pensacola to become Escambia County's new fire chief. Nail's target start date is May 7, Escambia County officials announced Friday. Nail was selected from a pool of 77 applicants to lead Escambia County Fire Rescue. He started work as Palm Bay fire ...
Russell "Rusty" Nail has been selected as the new Escambia County Fire Chief, responsible for supervising all Escambia County Fire Rescue staff. Nail's target start date is Monday, May 7. He joins Escambia County with over 26 years of experience as an accomplished chief fire officer including more than ...
Escambia County has named a new medical director for its corrections and public safety departments. The Escambia County Commission approved the selection of Dr. Rayme Edler as medical services director on Tuesday to oversee all county medical staff under emergency medical services, such as ...
Neither the prosecution nor the defense disputed those facts Tuesday in Escambia County court, but who inflicted those fatal injuries is at the center of the trial. The boyfriend of the child's mother, Alonzo Thompkins, 28, faces one count of felony murder in the toddler's death. Testimony in his trial began ...
Emails sent to Escambia County jail staff indicate former medical director Dr. Paul Henning was fired for not following county policy in how he handled inmate medical emergencies. Henning was fired on Feb. 15 — 10 days after an inmate named Christopher Conner, 38, died. On Tuesday, the county hired ...
A panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal ordered resentencing for Reginald Lee Booker III, who pleaded no contest in Escambia County to fleeing or attempting to elude a law-enforcement officer and driving without a valid license. The appeal focused on a 2009 law that deals with scoresheets used in ...
The State Attorney's Office is prosecuting a rare charge of bigamy against an Escambia County man. The Escambia County suspect, Jimmy Mouzon, 43, was arrested and booked into jail Friday with the charge, which is a third-degree felony in Florida. His Escambia County Sheriff's Office arrest report ...
Escambia County Commissioners will discuss ways to improve the diversity of the county fire department after one commissioner demanded the board confront the issue head-on. Commissioner Lumon May raised concerns over the diversity of the Escambia County Fire Rescue Department and of the ...
From 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, volunteers and national service members will be honored on the lawn outside City Hall, 222 W. Main St. in Pensacola. Light refreshments will be provided. The recognition event will be hosted by United Way of Escambia County, the city of Pensacola and Escambia County.
An Escambia County inmate died in a local hospital after suffering an apparent medical emergency during the intake process. King Solomon Fountain, 35, had been processed into the jail but not yet placed in general population when he began complaining of medical issues, according to county officials.
A Pensacola driver sent one man to the hospital Thursday when he allegedly collided with a Coca-Cola delivery truck while fleeing from an Escambia County Sheriff's Office deputy. At approximately 4:20 p.m., Bryant Williams, 37, was traveling eastbound on Johnson Avenue while being pursued by the ...

Escambia County wants to compel the Sheriff's Office to adhere to the mediation agreement both parties signed on March 9 regarding the sheriff's budget. The county filed a "motion to enforce settlement" with the governor's office on Thursday afternoon. Commission Chairman Jeff Bergosh posted the filing ...
Escambia County is asking the governor's office to enforce a signed mediation agreement with the Escambia County Sheriff's Office, according to a document filed Thursday. The county and the Sheriff's Office have been battling it out over funding for most of the last year, with the parties signing a mediation ...
The following suspects were charged with felonies Tuesday at Escambia County Jail. Names, ages and addresses were provided by the individuals. Peter Lynn Bowden, 52, address unavailable, larceny, fraud. Tonjas Cornelius Dixon, 47, address unavailable, moving traffic violation, resisting an officer, ...
The Pensacola Independent News has released their 2018 Inweekly Power List — their ranking of the most the most powerful and influential people in Escambia County. Only one person that works primarily in the North Escambia area was named to the list — NorthEscambia.com publisher William ...
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers cast a wide net arresting more than 270 undocumented immigrants including one in Escambia County. The 271 arrests were part of an enforcement action targeting immigration violators and those who pose a threat to ...
Chip Simmons, chief deputy of the Escambia County Sheriff's Office, has filed to run for sheriff in the 2020 election. Simmons filed paperwork declaring his candidacy on Wednesday afternoon. "I've spent my entire adult life serving the citizens of Pensacola and Escambia County," Simmons told the News ...
Authorities are searching for the driver of red Mazda who was involved in a hit-and-run crash late Saturday in Escambia County that left a motorcyclist with minor injuries. At about 10 p.m. Saturday, both the car and a motorcycle, a Suzuki GSF 1250, were heading north on Pine Forest Road toward the ...
The search for the new Escambia County fire chief has been narrowed to seven candidates, including former Pensacola Fire Department Chief David Allen. The county began the search for a new chief after former Chief Patrick Grace was fired over his handling of harassment complaints that led to an ...
The following suspects were charged with felonies Saturday at Escambia County Jail. Names, ages and addresses were provided by the individuals. Steven Scott Buell, 38, 8200 block of N. Davis Highway, aggravated battery. Tyrell Reginald Freeman, 38, 600 block of S. Navy Boulevard, cocaine ...
ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) - An Escambia County commissioner says bridges in the county need to be repaired, but there's no money to do so. County Commissioner Doug Underhill says around 90 percent of the 100 bridges in Escambia County are rotting away and need to be repaired.
Escambia County middle and high schools have "long had armed security," according to Superintendent Malcolm Thomas, who said his recommended new measure is to engage the Pensacola Police Department, Escambia County Sheriff's Office and private security, so there are enough resources to ...
The Escambia County Sheriff's Office (ECSO) is searching for a man wanted for questioning only in connection with a homicide. ECSO said 32-year-old Jovan Lidell Proctor is wanted for questioning only in a homicide that happened on January 6, 2017, in the 130 block of East 9 Mile Road. If you have any ...
Escambia County fire crews responded to a large structure fire Monday afternoon on Hickory Street. Dispatch received a call at 1:01 p.m. reporting that the first floor of a building in the 300 block was on fire. The fire was under control by about 2 p.m.. An Escambia County spokeswoman said a building that ...
What is happening is the inaugural Gulf Coast Science Festival in Escambia County, featuring both all-ages and adult-specific demonstrations, hands-on activities, presentations, lectures, science trivia and more over the course of nine days. And every bit of it is free to attend. "Some communities have had ...
The grant will be funded under the RESTORE Act. The $268,000 grant is about 1.6 percent of Escambia County's nearly $16.6 million Direct Component allocation from Deepwater Horizon oil spill civil penalties paid, as of Dec. 31. The total project to construct the ponds is estimated at about $4 million.
Florida created sector plans as an experiment for long-term land planning and Escambia County was one of the first four governments to develop a sector plan. The Florida Legislature fully adopted the idea of sector plans in 2011, the same year Escambia County's sector plan went into effect.
If every parent made sure their child did not have access to weapons and could not bring a weapon to a school campus, it would equate to a much safer Escambia County, he said. “There is so much chatter on social media, I have to believe that if the good parents in our community saw what their students ...
Thursday was a marathon day to kick off the 2018 election season for Escambia County Commission District 4 candidates, who attended two back-to-back candidate forums. Five of the six candidates — along with all three candidates for District 2 — attended a forum hosted by the Women for Responsible ...
Palm Bay Fire Chief Russell "Rusty" Nail is one of three finalists in the search for Escambia County's next fire chief. Nail was sworn in last August. He replaced former Palm Bay Fire Chief Jim Stables, who accepted a job as fire chief in Johnson City, Tennessee. Escambia County is Florida's westernmost ...
The election to replace Grover Robinson as the District 4 Escambia County Commissioner as he runs for mayor of Pensacola is getting crowded as five candidates seek the Republican nomination for the seat. All five candidates will attend a candidate forum March 22 at The Lewis Bear Co. Four of the ...
An ordinance banning alcohol on the public areas of the Pensacola Beach boardwalk is set to expire at the end of May, and Escambia County wants to know what people think of the ban. The Escambia County Commission voted Thursday to fund a $15,000 survey to be conducted by the University of West ...
An Escambia County man is facing charges after a citizen reported mistreatment of a pit bull mix that later had to be euthanized. The dog, which reportedly had missing hair, tapeworms and severely swollen genitals, was confiscated by Escambia County authorities after a resident complained to the People ...
On Thursday night, Escambia County commissioners voted unanimously to engage the law firm of Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Rafferty and Proctor to pursue civil legal action against "those in the chain of distribution of prescription opiates responsible for the opioid epidemic which is plaguing ...
The Escambia County Commission on Tuesday endorsed full Triumph applications for three local projects, but the commission wants to wait before fully endorsing the fourth project on the list — $25 million for a proposed new arena and youth sports field house. Before committing to the project, the County ...
Florida has executed a man convicted of raping and killing a college student in 1993 so he could steal her car. Authorities say 47-year-old Eric Scott Branch was pronounced dead at 7:05 p.m. Thursday after a lethal injection at Florida State Prison. Branch was convicted of the rape and fatal beating of ...
What started out as a Mardi Gras-themed children's art exhibit has now segued into a beloved exhibition in its 11th year. The opening reception for "Student Mask Show" will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Artel Gallery. "What a cool experience for students to be able to display their art in a gallery as ...
The following suspects were charged with felonies Tuesday at Escambia County Jail. Names, ages and addresses were provided by the individuals. Adetokunbo Ademijulo Arojojoye, 41, Snellville, Georgia, drugs possession,fraud, marijuana possession, drug equipment possession, counterfeiting.
Nearly 12,500 rural homes and businesses in Alabama that are currently unserved by high-speed Internet service could get connectivity in the near future. In Escambia County, 133 homes and businesses are eligbible. These homes and businesses are in unserved areas of Alabama eligible for financial ...
UPDATE 5:15 p.m: The Pensacola Police Department is in the process of making three arrests for three separate incidents in which suspects are accused of threatening violence at Escambia County schools on Tuesday. Authorities have not released the names of any of the suspects. The first incident was a ...
PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) - The Escambia County School District PTA held a vigil at East Brent Baptist Church for the students and faculty members lost in Parkland, Florida. Organizer Michelle Salzman says the vigil is all about coming together. She says she wants to give people the chance to mourn all ...
Escambia County to Host Vigil for Victims of Shooting ... ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. - 14 counties in the state of Florida are set to host candlelight vigils remembering the victims of the Parkland shooting. Escambia is one of the participating counties. The vigil will be held at East Brent Baptist church.
At her home in Cantonment, Jacqueline Rogers has been preparing since October for a hearing that could determine the future a more than 15,000-acre swath of west Escambia County from Beulah to Cantonment. Rogers, a business owner, homeschool mother to her 13 children, most them grown now; ...
ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. - An early morning crash Saturday in Escambia County results in the death of a Pensacola woman. 58 year-old Miao Huang was traveling west on Frank Reeder road before stopping at a stop sign on Beluah road. As she was pulling away from the stop sign, another vehicle ...


 

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