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PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) - One of the scariest things a child can face is a stay in the hospital. Especially when that stay is a long one. Drexel Gilbert goes on the road to a Northwest Florida hospital where tears are turned into smiles, and where love is the most popular medicine of all. Carma ...
An upcoming episode of the NBC TV show "Timeless" will place a spotlight above the Pensacola arts and entertainment scene when two Pensacola Children's Chorus alums turned Hollywood actresses share a screen on Sunday night. Gulf Breeze native Abigail Spencer and Gulf Shores and ...

Pensacola, FL (WKRG) - According to Florida Highway Patrol officials, 41-year old Joshua Hinsley of Pensacola died in an accident that happened on West Oakfield Road and Pensacola Boulevard around 9:15 p.m. The driver of the other vehicle involved, 25-year-old Ciara Thomas of Cantonment ...
St. John the Evangelist Catholic School dates back to 1874, serving seven generations, and its parent church is under the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee. The Sunset Run reflects the benevolent spirit of Catholicism, drawing volunteers from the Knights of Columbus, Catholic High School students ...
A proposal to decriminalize marijuana in the city with an executive order is going too far for some Pensacola mayoral candidates. Pensacola businessman Drew Buchanan made the proposal last week to decriminalize possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, but the other three declared ...
But a series of calculated moves starting in 2005 helped to turn that around, shifting downtown Pensacola into a place for both residents and tourists, the same mix Panama City is hoping to achieve. On Tuesday, the citizen's group Panama City Growing Strong hosted Pensacola businessman Quint ...

A Pensacola man was killed in a wreck on US 29 after his motorcycle crashed into the side of another vehicle, according to a Florida Highway Patrol news release. At around 10:05 p.m. Saturday, Joshua Hinsley, 41, of Pensacola was driving his motorcycle north on US 29 in the center lane as ...
A new sports festival will bring an open water swim competition and beach volleyball tournament to Pensacola Beach on Saturday. DeLuna's Beach Games is the newest event organized by Pensacola Sports. The festival's name is a nod to Don Tristan de Luna, the Spanish explorer who led an ...
Dan Brown, superintendent of Gulf Islands National Seashore, said Thursday that ferry service will not start on May 18, the previously announced start date. He said he did not know exactly when the two, 150-passenger ferries will begin shuttling passengers between downtown, Pensacola Beach and ...
This Bible verse resonates with me and speaks to the commitment my family made to lock arms with everyone we were blessed to work alongside as we focused on community building in Pensacola. Since 2014, we have laughed, we have cried, we have won, we have lost, we have learned, we have been ...
Some of the current frontrunners in the field include Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, a Republican who spent time stumping in Pensacola in late January; Ron DeSantis, a Republican who appeared with President Donald Trump during a December rally at the Pensacola Bay Center; and ...
Authorities are searching for a missing woman and two children from Okaloosa County who may have recently been in the Pensacola area. Rose Marie Howard, 28, last spoke with her mother via video chat on March 22, according to a press release from the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. She is likely ...
An Italian-American fast-food casual restaurant on North Davis Highway in Pensacola has ceased operations. Fazoli's, a chain restaurant based out of Lexington, Kentucky, closed down Wednesday night, according to Gavin Cowan, a manager at the 7210 N. Davis Highway location at the time of its closing.
New parking changes in downtown Pensacola announced earlier this month are now in full effect — meaning tickets for parking violations during the new hours will be written. On-street parking is now monitored from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Before March 1, monitored on-street parking ...
Kemp built ships used against the British in the war of 1812. Shugart added, "The Lynx that is coming to Pensacola was one of the ships that he built." The Lynx, actually a replica of it, will be part of Tall Ships Pensacola. It was a privateer, built for speed. Shugart continued, "The privateer is allowed to go out and board British ...
A 26-year-old Pensacola man who had been characterized by the Escambia County Sheriff's Office as armed and dangerous is now locked up. The Sheriff's Office said Kevin Antonio Jordan II was located and arrested on charges of attempted homicide, use or display of a firearm during a felony, deadly ...

Pensacola Beach leaders have tentatively approved a jet ski rental and parasailing company's plan to sell beer and wine. A Santa Rosa Island Authority committee agreed to the plan by Radical Rides owner Roger Bevans on Wednesday night. The proposal must still be approved by the full authority board.
A Pensacola man was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison for shooting his landlord in the abdomen. John Scott Borchert, 63, pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted first-degree premeditated murder with a firearm, aggravated assault by threat with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm when ...
A Pensacola driver sent one man to the hospital Thursday while he was allegedly fleeing from an Escambia County Sheriff's Office deputy. At approximately 4:20 p.m., Bryant William, 37, was traveling eastbound on Johnson Avenue while being pursued by the deputy when he ran a stop sign at the Cody ...
Pensacola Police Investigators have determined the identity of a man found dead in Pensacola Bay on Tuesday afternoon. They say 44-year-old Ian Keith Kreutzer of Milton, Fla., was found in shallow water near the beach west of the Bay Bluffs Park. There were no obvious signs of trauma, and the cause of ...
Thousands of fans got their first look at the 2018 Blue Angels on Wednesday during the team's first public practice session at Pensacola Naval Air Station. "It was absolutely worth the wait," said Scott Shaginaw. The Hobart, Indiana, man and his 9-year-old son were among a large crowd of disappointed fans ...
Crystal Gail Amerson, 29, said she woke up around 4 a.m. Sunday with stomach pains that had her running back and forth between the bathroom and bedroom for more than an hour. "I had Chinese food the night before and I kind of figured maybe I had food poisoning or something like that," Amerson said.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) - PENSACOLA, FL (WKRG) - The Florida Highway Patrol is working a fatal accident in Pensacola. It happened at the intersection of Mobile Highway and West Fairfield Drive. News 5 Traffic Reporter Kenny Fowler is reporting that both westbound lanes of Mobile Highway are ...
6:30 p.m. Monday, March 26, Pensacola Beach Elks Lodge, 661 Pensacola Beach Blvd., Gulf Breeze. The Gulf Breeze Book Club's regular monthly meeting, the annual Shakespeare discussion featuring "The Taming of the Shrew." Dr. Bob Yeager, recently retired head of UWF's English Department, will ...
PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) - A Pensacola man was convicted Wednesday by an Escambia County jury of attempted second-degree murder with a weapon after prosecutors say he threw gasoline on a woman and set her on fire. On September 20, 2016, 41-year-old Tavares Antwan Lewis threw gasoline on ...
Veteran and small business owner Drew Buchanan announced Wednesday that he would seek election as Mayor of Pensacola. “I'm running for mayor because we can do better than business as usual,” Buchanan said. “Over the last decade, thanks to the hard work of many proud Pensacolians, our city ...
For just over seven years now, Pensacola has called Ashton Hayward their mayor. He said just because he does not intend to run for re-election, does not mean his job is over quite yet. "We're going to work tirelessly for the next nine months for the citizens of Pensacola,” Hayward said. “It's always been about Pensacola.".
Pensacola police are tracking what they believe is a team of thieves that is moving through the area stealing catalytic converters from vehicles. There have been reports of catalytic converter thefts in Okaloosa, Walton and Bay counties in the last few weeks, according to Okaloosa Sheriff's Office ...
Pensacola Symphony presents Center Stage: A Benefit Concert, featuring cabaret-style entertainment by Byron Stripling and Bobby Floyd. Supporting PSO's Beyond the Stage program for community engagement and education. $150. Ticket purchase: 850-435-2533, or in person at Symphony box office, ...
Although many national news outlets reported Toys "R" Us would begin liquidating its inventory Thursday, customers who flooded stores around the country — including in Pensacola — found out that's not necessarily the case. Roughly 50 people poured into the Toys "R" Us at 7171 North Davis Highway ...
PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) - All of the passengers from last week's bus crash on Interstate 10 who were taken to the hospital in Pensacola have been released. There were 20 passengers from the charter bus taken to Sacred Heart Hospital last Tuesday. There were 15 released the same day. There were ...
Serving as Pensacola's mayor for the past seven years has been the greatest honor and privilege of my life. I've been humbled to lead our city during a truly transformational time and to advocate for Pensacola across the state, throughout the nation, and around the world. My love for this city, for its people, ...
Visit Pensacola wants everyone to know the impact of tourism on the economy of Escambia County, so it is launching the Tourism Works for Pensacola campaign. Visit Pensacola officials announced the new campaign at a press conference at the Pensacola Visitor's Center at Wayside Park. The new ...
Participants will learn the basics of rowing on the erg and then get the opportunity to row on beautiful Bayou Texar. Learn to Row is a free program of the Pensacola Rowing Club, a community-based, member-driven, nonprofit service organization created to help the community experience and excel at the ...
"Man of La Mancha" is over, and the next Pensacola Opera featured performance isn't until January when the company performs "Romeo & Juliet." But that doesn't mean Pensacola Opera performers and directors are resting their vocal cords for months. In fact, the four outgoing Pensacola Opera ...
"Due to weather we are going to go ahead and cancel the beach flyover. We hoped it would work out, and we appreciate all of you that were heading out that way to catch a glimpse of YOUR Blue Angels," the team tweeted. The Blues passed along their "sincerest regrets we couldn't make this happen ...
When planners conceived the Pensacola Navy Yard in the early 1820s, they recognized the need to also provide protection, and for this a system with four positions was designed. The first and largest, on the tip of Santa Rosa Island, was Fort Pickens, named for Gen. Andrew Pickens, commander of state ...
It was another epic St. Patrick's Day across Pensacola, from Go Irish On The Island out at Pensacola Beach to big-time celebrations at O'Riley's Irish Pub Downtown and world-famous McGuire's Irish Pub. Check out this photo gallery of over 100 images from Go Irish On The Island: FacebookTwitterGoogle+ ...
Cameras outside Diamond's home in downtown Pensacola caught security footage of a black vehicle crashing into her home and pulling off Friday afternoon. Diamond said pictures were knocked off the wall in her living room and her drywall was riddled with multiple cracks. Pensacola Police believe the driver hit the house ...
In their nine years in World Wrestling Entertainment, Pensacola-bred professional wrestlers and twin brothers "The Usos" have never appeared on the main show of WrestleMania. But they're confident that streak will come to an end when WWE's flagship event comes to New Orleans on April 8. "I don't think ...
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are set to return to Pensacola with flyover of Pensacola Beach, downtown and Perdido Key on Monday afternoon. Lt. David Gardner, public information officer for the elite fighter jet demonstration team, said the specific time of the flyover would be announced Monday morning.
1-5 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Quayside Art Gallery/Pensacola Artists Inc., 17 E. Zarragossa St. Quayside Art Gallery is presenting “Celebration of Light,” original works by nationally recognized artists and emerging new talent in a special group exhibition, Celebration of Light. Nine artists will be ...
Although Visit Pensacola promotes the Oriskany dive site, it does not warn divers about the region's lack of hyperbaric chambers to treat decompression sickness, the local tourism promotion agency said Thursday. "We, Visit Pensacola, have not been made aware of the safety concerns. It is always our goal ...
PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) - A new place with an old feel has people coming together to relive old times in Pensacola's East Hill. Drexel Gilbert takes us on the road to a place where you should take your appetite... for history! In a neighborhood that's an eclectic blend of old and new, Pensacolians are ...
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 12 to 4 p.m. Sunday through March 26, Pensacola Museum of Art, 407 S. Jefferson St. The Pensacola Museum of Art presents a pop-up exhibition, “Land Star: Photographs by Richard McCabe," featuring instant (Polaroid) photographs from Richard McCabe's ...
One of the best minds in the sustainable development industry will be in Pensacola on Tuesday discussing how Pensacola can be one of the best cities in the country. As part of CivicCon, Ed McMahon, a senior fellow with the Urban Land Institute, will address why "community character counts" from 6-7:30 ...
The News Journal and the Studer Community Institute are launching a new educational center that will teach citizens to be better advocates for themselves, their families and their neighborhoods. Studer Community Institute founder Quint Studer and Pensacola News Journal Executive Editor Lisa Nellessen ...
PENSACOLA, FL -- Henry Stovall arrived to work at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Florida, where he is the president, at 6:15 a.m. Tuesday. For five minutes, it was just like any other day. And then the news came: a bus headed toward Houston, filled with band members from Channelview ISD, had ...
Pensacola band director delivers pizza to Sacred Heart Hospital for I-10 bus crash victims .... Lawrence Young, band director at Washington High School in Pensacola, personally delivered 10 Papa John's pizzas, two cases of Powerade, a case of water, a couple of bags of oranges and bags of potato chips ...


 

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