Two People Shot Thursday Night In Century
Two people are recovering after being shot Thursday night in Century.
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the Jay Hospital emergency room alert them that two gunshot victims had arrived in a private vehicle seeking treatment, according Deputy Courtney Clanton, spokesperson for the ECSO. He said the gunshot victims advised that they were [...]
Tate Student Struck And Killed By Train In Cantonment
A female Tate High School student was struck and killed by a train Thursday afternoon in Cantonment.
The accident happened about 4:15 p.m. on the CSX tracks north of 10 Mile Road, roughly between Tara Dawn Circle and the end of Gateway Lane. She was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The incident is under investigation by the [...]
Jay Lindsey Named Tate Interim Head Football Coach
Jay Lindsey has been named the interim football coach at Tate High School.
He will hold the position through the spring as Tate follows school district policies in advertising the job, according to Tate Principal Rick Shackle.
Lindsey was offensive coordinator for the Aggies last season. He has nine years coaching experience, including his time at Tate [...]
On A Quest For A Freshwater Giant: Alligator Gar On The Escambia River
The quest is on to find one of Florida’s most mysterious fish with a prehistoric look in the Escambia River.
Finding alligator gar can be a challenge, but it’s one biologists with the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute are taking on to learn more about the population of the fish in Florida.
Alligator gar [...]
Billings Murder Getaway Driver Gonzalez, Sr. Denied Early Release
Early release from prison has been denied Leonard Patrick Gonzalez, Sr., who was convicted in the murders of Byrd and Melanie Billings and then sentenced to 17½ years. He will be required to serve the remainder of his sentence.
According to the Florida Department of Corrections, Gonzalez, Sr. has a terminal illness and has less than [...]
Counties Seek Agreement With State Over Juvenile Detention Costs
County commissioners from around Florida urged lawmakers Wednesday to approve a proposal that could end a long-running battle about how to split juvenile detention costs.
Commissioners told the House Appropriations Committee they are looking for a “50-50 split” on the disputed costs. But the House budget proposal calls for counties to pick up 57 percent of [...]
Work Begins To Replace Highway 97 Bridge In Walnut Hill
Construction activities began Tuesday to replace a 75-year old Highway 97 bridge over Little Pine Barren Creek in Walnut Hill.
The work is part of a $2.5 million contract which consist of replacing the existing structurally deficient bridge, including roadway reconstruction, milling and resurfacing, guardrail, drainage, new signs and pavement markings. Drivers [...]
Mock Plane Crash Drill Prepares Fire Responders
Dozens were injured and two people were killed when a commercial plane crashed into Pensacola Bay Tuesday — all part of a emergency drill scenario that involved a long list of emergency response agencies.
Boats responded to the mock plane crash location in the bay just north of the I-10 bridge, “rescuing” survivors that were portrayed [...]
Bond Denied For Teen Murder Suspect
A motion for bond was denied Tuesday for a Santa Rosa County teen accused of killing her stepfather and then dragging his body behind a pickup truck.
Taylor Lynn Crongeyer is accused of killing 40-year Aubrey Dewayne Cooley. He was found dead December 26, 2014, with a gunshot wound to his head at his Dale Hall [...]
Driver Trapped After Wreck
A Pensacola man was injured single vehicle crash about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday on I-10 eastbound a few miles inside the Florida line.
The Florida Highway Patrol said 33-year old Chad Benson apparently lost control of his 1996 Ford Explorer, ran off the roadway, and the vehicle overturned. Benson was trapped, requiring an extensive extrication by firefighters [...]
Changes Coming To Sheriff’s Office Cantonment/Molino Precinct
Rumors spreading on social media that the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office will close the Cantonment/Molino precinct or cut back the number of deputies in the area are simply not true, according to Cpl. Rodney Eddins, the officer in charge of the department’s patrol units.
There are, however, changes coming to Precinct 4, based on Hood Drive, [...]
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The Tate High School Aggies have released a tentative 2015 football schedule. Game times will be announced at a later date: Read More →