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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 ...
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 ...
The following suspects were charged with felonies Friday at Escambia County Jail. Names, ages and addresses were provided by the individuals. Deandrea Jamon Lee Blount, 20, 2600 block of Michigan Avenue, criminal mischief resulting in property damage, battery, larceny, failure to appear, violation of ...

An Escambia County man faces a minimum-mandatory sentence of 30 years in prison for shooting a Taser at a convenience store customer and then robbing the person. An Escambia County jury convicted Derick Levell Jones, 31, of robbery with a weapon and battery Thursday. The victim walked into the ...
The following suspects were charged with felonies Wednesday at Escambia County Jail. Names, ages and addresses were provided by the individuals. Jackquelyn K. Adams, 26, 1400 block of North 57th Avenue, four counts of battery, trespassing, damaging property, resisting an officer. Leander Ramon ...
The Andalusia Lady Bulldogs gave a solid effort, but fell to Escambia County 51-50 Wednesday night in the opening round of the Class 4A, Area 2 tournament in Monroeville. Shalisa Thomas had four points in the opening frame, but the Lady Bulldogs trailed 14-7 going into the second period. Grace Wilcox ...
The Escambia County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in locating two missing teens from Escambia County, Florida. 13-year-old Kalynn D'Anne Meshell and 14-year-old Zoe Nicole Mckinzie were last seen together walking out of Woodham Middle school on February 5th at 9:15 AM, ...
Construction on the $132.4 million jail to replace the building that exploded in 2014 could begin as soon as April. Tim Gibson, an architect with DLR Group, a firm the county hired to advise it on the design and building process, told the Escambia County Commission on Thursday at its Committee of the ...
After more than two hours of public comment and debate among county officials on Thursday, the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners approved a letter of support for the Florida Department of Transportation's conceptual flyover project on West Nine Mile Road in Beulah. The measure passed ...
Escambia County is considering a proposal to form a special district to oversee the county's public transit system. The proposal before the Escambia County Commission would form a district to run Escambia County Area Transit, and the commission would serve as the district's board. The proposal is the ...
A new $7 million Sacred Heart Health System medical park is set for the Milestone area in north Escambia County, near the intersection of West Nine Mile Road and Pine Forest Road. Sacred Heart announced plans for the 28,000-square-foot outpatient facility on Monday. The clinic, projected to require a ...
flu-like symptoms in Escambia County are teetering on levels not experienced since the 2009-2010 flu season, when there was a major Swine Flue outbreak. One local nurse has gotten so frustrated with the way some people have handled the abnormally harsh season that she recorded a video from her ...
Escambia County, Fla. (WEAR) -- The chief at Escambia Fire Rescue has been relieved of his duties following a four-month investigation into allegations of sexual harassment, bullying, and other complaints. Fire Chief Patrick Grace was not the focus of the investigation but received a 90-day letter of ...
An investigation into sexism and sexual harassment at the Escambia County Fire Rescue Department rippled through the department, culminating with one firefighter being fired, another being reprimanded and Chief Patrick Grace being dismissed over his handling of the initial complaints. Escambia ...

Escambia County Animal Shelter employees and volunteers are hoping a major renovation and coordinating training will increase not only their pets' happiness and health, but lead to more adoptions. The shelter celebrated its grand re-opening Monday morning by showing off its new digs. As shelter dogs ...
Carla Ross heads back to Washington high school today with a new honor -- Escambia County Teacher of the Year. Ross, a 35-year veteran of the Escambia County school District, received the honor Saturday night at the annual Golden Apple Awards where teachers of the Year from each school were ...
An Escambia County spokesperson says it happened after 10:30 Sunday morning. The young girl's family says the fire began when a thirteen-year-old girl inside the house was cooking chicken. Seven-year-old Tracy Durant says she knew what to do when her home caught on fire because of fire safety lessons she learned ...
A proposal for solving the daily congestion on West Nine Mile Road caused by Beulah's expanding population and navy Federal Credit Union's Pensacola operations will occupy the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners' attention on Thursday. And judging from the Friday sentiments of ...
The Friends of the Escambia County Animal Shelter have been working on a perfect new look. "They're gonna see a lot of bright beautiful colors, happiness, they'll see cats having fun, they'll see dogs out in the runs enjoying their time here," said Kim Rainer, Vice President of Friends of the Escambia County Animal Shelter.
The Escambia County, Fla. Sheriff's office has made an arrest in a violent home invasion, robbery and the murder of 27-year-old David Washington. Photo: ECSO. Escambia County, FL (WALA) -. The Escambia County, Fla. Sheriff's office has made an arrest in a violent home invasion, robbery and the ...
About 40 percent of Escambia County residents have earned some sort of college degree. A new organization wants to raise the bar. workers in Escambia County with an associate degree average just over $57,000 per year, according to the Florida College Access Network. Those with only a high school ...
Seven Escambia County bridges failed Florida Department of Transportation inspections in 2017, four of which remain closed. All of the failed inspections and closures occurred in District 5 in the northern two-thirds of the county from Cantonment to Century. During a town hall meeting Monday night ...
The State Attorney's Office said drug-related crimes in Escambia County are a big problem. The state agency said it is an issue that is not confined to the people doing the drugs, but affects the community as a whole. WEAR-TV spoke with the woman whose car had the dashboard camera that captured the shootout. She did ...
Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan says the four children kidnapped on Saturday have been found safe in Louisiana and their alleged captor is in custody. Jose Garcia Montes was arrested in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Tuesday after working in conjunction with authorities in Escambia County. Montes ...
An Escambia County emergency vehicle driver is in serious condition after a collision at the intersection of North W Street and West Fairfield Drive. The crash happened at about 1:25 p.m. Tuesday. Paul Henning, 54, had the emergency equipment in his 2006 Ford Explorer activated as he was traveling ...
Escambia County is pushing for five new boating regulatory zones, which would require boaters to slow down inside the designated areas. The proposed zones include a portion of Bayou Grande surrounding Pensacola Naval Air Station. The navy asked for the change, saying it is needed to improve the ...
Escambia County, Fla. (WKRG) - Deputies with the Escambia County Sheriff's Office are searching for a suspect in Tuesday afternoon's deadly shooting. The sheriff's office says they are looking for 22-year-old Lyntonio De'shawn Quinn. Deputies say he is considered armed and dangerous and could be ...
An Escambia County man is being held on a $3,000 bond at the Escambia County Jail and accused of striking a woman. The Escambia County Sheriff's Office said deputies made contact with the victim who told them 66-year-old David Omar Selland grabbed her by the neck. The arrest report said Selland also "picked her ...
An Escambia County inmate has been praised by officials for saving a fellow detainee from a fire. Walton County inmate Jason Brase, 22, was assigned to a county work crew off Engles Road in DeFuniak Springs on Thursday when a piece of equipment caught fire. Brase was trying to start the piece of ...
Photo: Escambia County Sheriff's Office is searching for two juvenile suspects believed to be involved in a shooting incident on Michigan Avenue on Jan. ... Anyone with details on the shooting is asked to call the Escambia County Sheriff's Office at (850) 436-9620 or Emerald Coast Crimestoppers at (850) ...
The Escambia County Animal Shelter is looking for volunteers to play with its dogs. Yes, really. The shelter is offering two "Dogs Playing for Life" seminars next week. Volunteers who complete a seminar can help class instructors with dog playgroups at the shelter. Both sessions will take place Tuesday at ...
The Escambia County Animal Shelter says they've got something you may want to hear! The shelter said anyone over the age of 18 can sign up for one of their free Dogs Playing for Life volunteer seminars. Both seminars will offer specific guidelines and tips for introducing dogs into playgroups, ways to manage healthy ...
Escambia County School District Superintendent Malcolm Thomas announced that district schools will resume regular schedules on Thursday, January 18th,. All outdoor sports and activities for Thursday have been canceled due to continued low temperatures. The Escambia County School District asks ...
Flooding at Forest Creek Apartments has been an issue since the 1980s, but more than three years after applying for a federal grant to relocate the residents there, the Escambia County Commission is set to vote Thursday to make an offer to buy the property. The county applied for a grant from the Federal ...
Escambia County commissioners voted Thursday night to allow county staff to start negotiations with the owners of the flood-plagued Forest Creek Apartments to buy the complex, but the commission wants to make sure the federal housing vouchers granted to the complex are part of the sale. The original ...
Santa Rosa County reports all roads and bridges are open with hazards due to the possibility of ice patches still on the road. 12:00 p.m. UPDATE: Escambia County officials report that both north and southbound lanes of I-110 are now open. 11:30 a.m. UPDATE: law enforcement officers are escorting small ...
Escambia County will hold another online public auction for property on Innerarity Island, as well as a property at the Marcus Pointe commerce Park, later this month. In the fall, the county held an online auction for 21 lots at Innerarity Island, also known as Innerarity Point, but the lots did not sell. Now, those ...
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will conduct winter weather operations beginning at 1 p.m. today in Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties in preparation for Winter Storm Inga. Motorists may notice an increased number of FDOT vehicles on state routes as FDOT maintenance and ...
Mobile County City schools will be closed Wednesday, Jan 17th. After school activities, besides after school care, will be canceled. Schools will reopen on Thursday on the regular schedule with uniform dress. Escambia County Schools (Ala.) will be closed Wednesday, Jan 17th. Escambia County Schools ...
"My family lives in Escambia County, my children go to school in Escambia County," he said. "This is home. My wife works for the Escambia County School System and my son is a firefighter at the Atmore Fire Department." Lambert, 48, is a native of Monroe County, and grew up off of Butler Street at the ...
Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP), Corry Station, and Saufley Field will curtail normal operations and close the installations to all visitors and non-essential personnel at 9 p.m. Tuesday, January 16th. All facilities on board the base, including Child Development Center, youth Center, and tourist attractions ...
Road crews in Escambia County are already working to keep the wintry mix off highways. Escambia County Public Works began treating roads and more than 200 bridges across the county Tuesday morning while keeping a close watch on the forecast. Public Works Deputy Director Wes Moreno said while their department ...
... Station and Saufley Field will also close to all visitors and non-essential personnel at 9 p.m. Tuesday and remain closed Wednesday. All Escambia County offices will be closed Wednesday in anticipation of hazardous road conditions. Offices are anticipated to reopen Thursday for normal operating hours.
This week, Escambia County, Florida will vote whether to purchase an apartment complex that is known to flood. The county wants to take over Forest Creek Apartments on Patton Drive, move the families and then tear it down. The complex has flooded several times in recent years. Commissioners will vote whether to buy ...
The Escambia County Board of County Commissioners has temporarily waived permitting and inspection fees for damages to plumbing piping related to the recent hard freezes in the area. Fees will be waived for 14 days beginning Thursday, Jan. 4 and ending at close of business Thursday, Jan. 18.
Authorities are searching for an Escambia County man wanted on burglary charges in two states. Stevie Lamar Williams is a suspect in numerous residential burglaries at homes and churches in the Bay Minette area. The Bay Minette police Department has active burglary warrants for Williams' arrest as ...
The Escambia County Commission did not approve two of the 12 requests for donations from the law enforcement Trust Fund to local charities made by the Escambia County Sheriff's Office -- marking the first time the board did not sign off on a request from the fund in at least 10 years. The Sheriff's Office ...


 

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