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Escambia Man Arrested After Four Hour SWAT Standoff

An Escambia County man is behind bars today after a SWAT stand off Wednesday night. Just after 7 p.m. Wednesday, the Escambia County... 

July 31, 2014 | Read the story »


Florida DEP Revokes Rolling Hills Pit Permit, Will File Suit Against Operators

Florida DEP Revokes Rolling Hills Pit Permit, Will File Suit Against Operators

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is revoking the permit for the Rolling Hills Construction and Demolition Debris... 

July 31, 2014 | Read the story »

UWF Campus Network Hacked; Students, Visitors Should Change Passwords

UWF Campus Network Hacked; Students, Visitors Should Change Passwords

University of West Florida network users are being urged to change their passwords after the campus network was hacked. Officials say... 

July 31, 2014 | Read the story »


Woman Gets Probation For Allegedly Tossing Brick Into Vehicle With Husband, His Girlfriend

A Century woman that allegedly chased down her estranged husband and his new girlfriend and tossed a brick through his car windows... 

July 31, 2014 | Read the story »


Seasonal Help Job Fair Today In Jay

A job fair for the 2014 peanut season will be held today in Jay. The job fair will take place at the Jay Community Center from  8... 

July 31, 2014 | Read the story »


‘Pot Trucks’ Coming To Florida?

Florida pot dispensers could truck their product to patients, under a revised rule proposed by health regulators in advance of a workshop... 

July 31, 2014 | Read the story »


Sex Offender Gets Life Without Parole

A man was sentenced Wednesday to spend the rest of his life in prison for a kidnapping and sexual attack. Bret Randall May was sentenced... 

July 31, 2014 | Read the story »

Northview Mini Cheer Camp Set For Next Week

Northview Mini Cheer Camp Set For Next Week

The Northview High School cheerleaders will host their annual mini-cheerleading camp next week. The camp will be held August 5 from... 

July 31, 2014 | Read the story »

Wahoos Win In Extra Innings

Wahoos Win In Extra Innings

The Pensacola Blue Wahoos (15-25, 46-64) won the series finale in extra innings, 1-0, over the Mississippi Braves (22-18, 61-48). With... 

July 31, 2014 | Read the story »

Many Retailers Counting On School Sales Tax Holiday For Bump In Sales

The Florida Retail Federation fully supports the upcoming three-day sales tax “holiday” on back-to-school items, with... 

July 30, 2014 | Read the story »

Seniors Can Earn Income As Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions

The Council on Aging of West Florida is seeking individuals 55 and older in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties who are interested in... 

July 30, 2014 | Read the story »

Mississippi Downs Blue Wahoos

The Pensacola Blue Wahoos dropped their fourth straight to the Mississippi Braves, 4-3, on Tuesday night at Trustmark Park in Pearl,... 

July 30, 2014 | Read the story »

Field Corn Variety Tour Held

A Field Corn Variety Tour was held Tuesday at the UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center near Jay. During the tour, producers... 

July 30, 2014 | Read the story »

Poll: Overwhelming Support For Medical Marijuana In Florida

Young and old Floridians overwhelmingly support letting sick patients get high for medical reasons, according to the latest poll on... 

July 29, 2014 | Read the story »

Local Forest Service Firefighters Deployed To Fight Western US Fires

Local area firefighters are among dozens being sent from the Florida Forest Service to help battle blazes in the western United States. There... 

July 29, 2014 | Read the story »

12 Elementary Schools To Add Extra Hour Due To Low Reading Scores

Due to low reading scores, a  dozen Escambia County elementary schools will have an extended school day when classes begin next month. The... 

July 29, 2014 | Read the story »

Doctors Will Appeal ‘Docs Vs. Glocks’ Ruling

Doctors and gun-control advocates said Monday they will appeal to the full 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals a ruling that upheld... 

July 29, 2014 | Read the story »

Four Busted For Commerical Burglaries

Four people have  been arrested in connection with a series of commercial burglaries in Escambia County. Last Friday morning, the... 

July 29, 2014 | Read the story »

Braves Claim Third Straight Win Over Wahoos

Make it three nights in a row that the Braves have claimed a 6-2 win over the Pensacola Blue Wahoos at Trustmark Park. The Braves used... 

July 29, 2014 | Read the story »

Frontier Communications Internet Outage Repaired

Technicians from Frontier Communications have repaired a high speed internet outage. Frontier customers in the Walnut Hill, Bratt,... 

July 28, 2014 | Read the story »

Day Of Hope: Free School Supplies, Backpacks, Groceries And More

Mark your calendars for August 16 — that’s when a free “Day of Hope” will offer  back to school supplies and... 

July 28, 2014 | Read the story »

Atmore Businessman Robert Faircloth Passes Away

Atmore businessman Robert Faircloth passed away Sunday morning. He was 84. Faircloth opened the Ponderosa Drive-In on South Main Street... 

July 28, 2014 | Read the story »

Two Injured In Flomaton Crash

Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon in Flomaton. The accident happened near the intersecton of Highway... 

July 28, 2014 | Read the story »

Northview QB Club Reschedules Softball Tourney; Still Accepting Registrations

The Northview High School has rescheduled their double elimination coed softball tournament from August 2 to August 16. The tournament... 

July 28, 2014 | Read the story »

Braves Win Second Straight Over Pensacola Blue Wahoos 6-2

For the second straight night, the Braves scored three late runs to take down the Blue Wahoos 6-2 at Trustmark Park in Pearl, Miss.... 

July 28, 2014 | Read the story »

Century Ready To Make A Deal On Move-In Ready Industrial Building

It’s been about five years since the Town of Century re-acquired  the  former  Helicopter Technology building in the town’s... 

July 27, 2014 | Read the story »

FWC Law Enforcement Report

The Florida FWC Division of Law Enforcement reported the following activity during the two week period ending July 24. ESCAMBIA COUNTY Officer... 

July 27, 2014 | Read the story »

University Of Florida Study: Peanut Butter Sniff Test Could Diagnose Alzheimer’s

Detecting early stage Alzheimer’s disease may be as easy as sniffing a dollop of peanut butter. Researchers at the University of... 

July 27, 2014 | Read the story »

Rolfe Completes Basic Military Training

Air Force Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Alec D. Rolfe graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland,... 

July 27, 2014 | Read the story »

Florida Gov’t Weekly Roundup: Different Speeds For Justice, Politics

The justice system tends to move very slowly, and this week it seemed to be struggling to keep up with politics. A circuit judge in... 

July 27, 2014 | Read the story »

Wahoos Drop Opener To Braves

Ben Lively (L, 0-5) was solid in the series opener against the Mississippi Braves on Saturday night at Trustmark Park, but he was... 

July 27, 2014 | Read the story »

Florida’s Back To School Sales Tax Holiday Is Next Weekend

Florida’s back to school sales tax holiday is coming up next weekend. The tax holiday will run Friday through Sunday, August... 

July 27, 2014 | Read the story »

Repairs Begins Monday On ‘Major Public Safety Issue’ Gas Leak Under Hwy 29

Preliminary work begins Monday to repair a leaking section of natural gas pipe under Highway 29 in Century, three and a half years... 

July 26, 2014 | Read the story »

Federal Appeals Court Upholds ‘Docs Vs. Glocks’ Bill

A federal appeals court has upheld the state’s controversial “docs vs. glocks” bill, overturning an earlier court... 

July 26, 2014 | Read the story »