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Michael Spooneybarger spent two months checking in with Ballet Pensacola as they prepared for their production "An American In Paris" and "Stars and Stripes Forever." Go behind the scenes to see how the choreography, sets, costumes, and production come together. The video features interviews with ...
A Pensacola church is offering people a quick and easy way to start the Lenten season. For the first time, Cokesbury United Methodist Church offered "Ashes to Go" on Wednesday, February 14th. This drive-thru service acknowledges that sometimes it's hard to find the time to worship. Associate Pastor ...

Pensacola police Department union representatives have started negotiations with the city to raise officers' pay over the next three years. Meetings began last week and will continue until the city and the Fraternal Order of Police reach mutually agreeable, three-year contracts. The City Council will still need ...
On January 31, Caleb Dunn was heading home on I-87 on his motorcycle, when a driver in front of him flicked a cigarette butt out the window. "Next thing I knew, my side was burning red hot, I could barely keep my hands on the handlebars," said Dunn. "I looked back and I could see orange flames coming ...
Pensacola, Fla. (WKRG) - The Pensacola Ice Flyers games scheduled for this weekend have been postponed due to unforeseen and unsafe ice conditions. SMG, the Bay Center's management company said in a release the tickets for games scheduled Friday, Saturday, and Sunday can be refunded at ...
As soon as this summer, Pensacola will see the opening of its first Lululemon retailer as part of the launch of Disko Lemonade, a Yoga and barre studio, at Studer Properties' $52 million Southtowne development in downtown. "It's something that I wanted to bring to Pensacola," said Disko Lemonade owner ...

Tom Hayes first thought he had wandered across a dead whale Sunday morning when he and his wife were walking the shoreline of Pensacola Bay just north of Chimney Park. "It was lying on its back, dead as door nail. It was fairly fresh and there weren't any visible signs of damage," said Hayes, who ...
Three years after the first announcement, work is getting underway on renovating the federal courthouse in downtown Pensacola. Thirty-one million dollars will be spent to clean up mold and water damage, along with other health and safety issues, that first cropped up just after the facility opened in 1997.
From that court, one of each is chosen to reign over all of Pensacola's Carnival events. Pensacola's reigning king and queen of Mardi Gras were born for this. "Originally from New Orleans West Bank," said Brian Williams. His wife Cristina continued, "As a little girl we used to line the streets up on Canal Street on little ladders ...
The Columbus, Ohio, native and the rest of the Globetrotters are bringing their act to Pensacola for a President's Day game against the Washington Generals. Exactly two weeks before that contest, McClurkin was in Pensacola Monday to promote the game and visit the Studer Family children's hospital at ...
Authorities found and arrested a shooting suspect Sunday morning after he ran from police and was tracked down by a K-9. The Escambia County Sheriff's Office had been searching for Barry "B" Locklear, 28, for more than a week. Locklear was wanted as the suspect in a Jan. 27 shooting on Forest Park ...
For the third time, an item related to the lease of the planned fish hatchery at Bruce Beach has been pulled from the Pensacola City Council agenda. Councilwoman Sherri Myers pulled her two hatchery-related items from the agenda at the council's Monday agenda conference. Myers was proposing an ...
Lockler told the Pensacola News Journal her intent was not just to vent, but to offer a constructive message from a health care professional's perspective. "The biggest problem for me was seeing people come in to visit, and not only being exposed to this awful flu virus, but not taking the correct precautions ...
One very tired nurse in Florida took to facebook to dispense some advice on how to avoid the flu after a 12-hour work shift. "If you don't have a true emergency this is not the time to come into the emergency room," Katherine Locklear, an emergency room nurse from Pensacola says in a viral video that has ...
Acclaimed stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan is bringing his usual favorite talking points -- fatherhood, food and general laziness -- to the Pensacola Bay Center for a performance in February. But one of the kings of clean comedy also has a new motivation to go along with some new material, both derived ...
NWF State, holding conference opponents to only 58.8 points per game entering Saturday's game, held Pensacola State scoreless for the final 2 1/2 minutes of play. "We gave up a lot of penetrations in the second half, "Walker said. "They scored a lot of points at the free-throw line because we had some ...
Escambia County Sheriff's deputies are investigating an early morning shooting that critically injured a man in the 500 block of Forest Park Drive. Public Information Officer Deb Henley said deputies were dispatched to an incident just after 5 a.m. on Saturday. At the scene, they found a man suffering from multiple gunshot ...

A Pensacola man has been arrested in connection to a drug-related home invasion and homicide, according to an Escambia County Sheriff's Office social media post. Lyntonio De'Shawn Quinn, 22, has been arrested for homicide - murder while engaged in certain felony offense, home-invasion robbery ...
"I've met some talented Actors from Pensacola while making 'Cornbread Cosa Nostra,'" Mills said of a just-completed film to be released this summer. "And we want to explore the talent base a little deeper. I'll be there to cast for 'Son of a gun' and to consider these folks for future projects in the southeast.".
A Pensacola teenager battling the flu and pneumonia in West Florida hospital has drawn support from throughout the Pensacola community. Brittan Lewis, 18, was admitted to the hospital for the flu last week and took a turn for the worse as she had to be put on a ventilator in the intensive care unit, said Ted ...
Pensacola -- Jazz Pensacola's 2018 student Jazz Competition seeks entrants. The finals of this year's competition will be 7 p.m. Thursday, March 15 at Pensacola State College's Ashmore Fine arts Auditorium, 1000 College Blvd. Three finalists from each division will perform in the live finals at the ...
Pensacola (CBSMiami) - One man is in custody after a wild shootout on a street in Pensacola. A dash cam in a vehicle stopped at a light captured the shooting Monday around noon. Two men can be seen exchanging about a dozen rounds of gunfire around a stopped pickup truck. police were able to ...
A new Krispy Kreme Doughnuts could be in the works for Pensacola at 1730 E. Nine Mile Road, slightly more than a mile south of the University of West Florida. The popular chain has proposed constructing a 3,500-square-foot restaurant that would include a drive-thru. More: City Grocery to expand to Nine ...
Deborah Dunlap is a downtown staple, businesswoman and community activist who calls downtown Pensacola home. After migrating from Birmingham, Alabama, in the 1980s, she first set sail for the deep waters of Pensacola Bay. For six months, she lived on her Hunter 34 sailboat docked at Peg Leg's on ...
Pensacola, Fla. (WKRG) - University of West Florida was gifted a 7,500-square-foot multi-million dollar waterfront home and estate on Friday. The $8 million estate is known as Timeless Tanglewood located at Bayou Texar in Florida and was donated to the school by Fred Levin of Pensacola. According ...
A community rally was organized in downtown Pensacola Saturday to walk in solidarity with the women's March on Washington. Organizers say the community rally is a peaceful demonstration of solidarity with members of underrepresented communities and women's issues in our area. "We are not marching today, we as ...
Pensacola's Mardi Gras celebration only adds to the city's appeal to both newcomers and long-time residents, bringing culture, fun and more to downtown and beach communities. "Pensacola is a melting pot with great history," said Danny Zimmern, real estate agent and Pensacola Mardi Gras Inc. leader.
Pensacola -- American Airlines will launch daily nonstop service between Pensacola International Airport (PNS) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) on June 7, 2018. Passengers will be able to begin booking flights Monday, January 22 at http://www.aa.com. Flights are scheduled to depart ...
Tin Cow in downtown Pensacola is cleaning up after nearly a dozen violations were found on Thursday. Rodents, rodent droppings, dead cockroaches and food contaminated by animals were some of the repeated problems. Some of the problems were pictured and posted on social media by a former employee. Deborah ...
As I travel between my businesses in New Orleans, Destin, and across the country, I tell people all the time: Pensacola is open for business. There's an energy in this city that's palpable from the moment you set foot on its historic streets. Downtown Pensacola has blossomed, thanks to the hard work and ...
"Paw prints show up on greater Pensacola's ethereal white-sand beaches thanks to two dedicated dog parks on the Gulf of Mexico. Pooches are also welcome on the redbrick sidewalks of Palafox Street/Place in the historic downtown, where 18th- to early 20th-century buildings embellished with ironwork ...
Although the snow and ice threat to Pensacola has passed, airlines at the Pensacola International Airport are experiencing delays Thursday morning in the wake of the winter storm. Vernon Stewart, spokesman for the city of Pensacola, advised travelers on social media to monitor their airline's website for ...
In an article published in the travel section of National Geographic's website Monday, Pensacola was listed as one of the 30 "Most Surprising Cities in the United States," rubbing shoulders with large cities and major tourist destinations like Honolulu and New Orleans, but also smaller to mid-size cities that ...
A new Pensacola startup that hopes to provide an aerial taxi service some time in the near future released renderings of what its taxi stands and landing pads will look like. AAA Flying Taxi is owned by Brock's Auto Sales owner Kathy Carlton and managed by Brock's General manager John James, who ...
2 p.m. daily beginning Friday, Jan. 5, Giant Screen Theater, National Naval aviation Museum, 1750 Radford Blvd., Pensacola Naval Air Station. Film is an action-packed adventure into the experience of becoming and serving as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps. Narrated by actor and former Marine ...
A Political Action Committee set up to target House Republicans ahead of the 2018 midterm elections with critical billboards in their district took aim at Rep. Matt Gaetz as its first target. Mad Dog PAC paid for a billboard at West navy Boulevard and Cahn Street in Pensacola with a mugshot of Gaetz from a ...
... African-American history on exhibit and some of Ward's memorabilia that he won as the 1993 Heisman Trophy winner and as a college football national championship as quarterback with the Florida State University Seminoles. Ward is now head football coach at Washington high school in Pensacola.
An Escambia County lotto ticket purchaser didn't hit the jackpot, but probably can't complain about the $2 million prize they hit on by participating. The Powerball jackpot rolls over to $550 million for Saturday's drawing, but there were still two winners Wednesday night, one being a local. The Florida Lottery ...
A Pensacola sporting goods store that closed in 2017 will reopen in the spring under new ownership. Camping World Holdings bought the Gander Mountain chain and its watersports brand Overton's in May. Soon after, liquidators discounted merchandise and sold fixtures at the Pensacola store. At the time of the buyout, ...
Pensacola, Fla. (WKRG) -- If a new startup gets off the ground in Northwest Florida, you may soon be able to pass on hailing an Uber and board a drone taxi instead. AAA Flying Taxi is a Pensacola startup that bills itself as the city's "first flying taxi company." On its website, the startup has posted ...
The full restoration of Bayou Chico is years away, but projects to prevent more pollution are making progress. The city of Pensacola is slated to complete its $600,000 R Street at Maggie's Ditch Stormwater Facility project in early March, and Escambia County is continuing to work toward its multiple projects ...
A teacher at Jubilee Christian Academy woke up to a frozen pool during the holidays. Now that frozen pool is famous. Pensacola resident Alex Vieria shared a cell phone video on facebook of himself knocking on the stone-cold ice that was once water in his above-ground pool. "I was outside enjoying the ...
American Red Cross volunteers and fire rescue crews responded to a fire on the 3900 block of North P Street in Pensacola on Wednesday, Jan. 3rd. A total of two adults and three children were provided financial assistance to help with temporary lodging and to replace necessities lost in the fire like food, clothing, and ...
A local human rights activist is hoping to find a better medical option than county jail for an elderly, ailing Pensacola woman. Grace Joan Smith, 69, was arrested in connection with the death of her 9-year-old niece, Dericka Lindsay, on Oct. 14. police reports allege Dericka died after her cousin, 325-pound ...
When witnesses see something, say something, we push that out," Wood said. "A lot of residents have done this by contacting us, crime Stoppers, and social media." The last homicide committed in the city was 14 months ago in October 2016. Chief Tommi Lyter also made the 2017 list of Difference Makers in Pensacola.
Although its initial July target for profitability proved too ambitious, American Marine Research Co., a startup based in Pensacola, is still trending upwards in its quest to rid the gulf Coast of lionfish through drone technology. The company announced the Florida Fish and Wildlife conservation Commission ...
A Pensacola man was arrested Wednesday night for allegedly burglarizing at least 32 homes in the North Hill area since February. Calvin Tyrell Blackmon, 27, was charged with burglary, larceny and dealing in stolen property, according to a Pensacola police Department news release. police served a ...
While the city of Mobile saw a record year for homicides, Pensacola also set a homicide record. Pensacola police went all of 2017 without a single homicide in city limits. For the first time since 1990, Pensacola did not notch a single homicide. This is a huge deal to the department and they were very excited ...
Stacks of drywall and clouds of dust set the scene right now at the 5007 N. Davis Highway location, but sometime in February, co-owner Leah Seacrest hopes the 7,000-square-foot facility will be home to the most versatile, all-in-one fitness center in Pensacola. "So we take the best of the best and put it ...
Chaos erupted at a New Year's Eve party for kids and teenagers in Pensacola Sunday night. According to the Escambia County Sheriff's Office, an off-duty deputy working the event at Dreamland Skate Center found a loaded handgun on a 13-year-old boy. Bobby Bentley, the owner of the skating rink, said the teen indicated ...


 

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