Gunshots Fired During Domestic Dispute, One Injured
Gunshots were apparently fired in a domestic dispute this near Walnut Hill this morning.
The Escambia County Sheriffs Office responded to an address in the 6000 block of Rockaway Creek Road, south of Nokomis Road. Sena Maddison, spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office, said a female allegedly fired a weapons at a man’s feet during a dispute, [...]
Unlikely Best Friends Battle Cancer As Family Fights For More Research Funding
Bryant Cooper, age 18 years, and Kena Spivey, age 19 months, might seem like the most unlikely of best friends. Their friendship, their bond, is held together by the thing they’d most like to beat — childhood cancer.
In late October of last year, Bryant was a happy, focused young man with a love for football. [...]
Cantonment Man Gets Life For Sexual Assault, Carjacking
A Cantonment carjacking and sexual assault suspect was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison as a prison releasee reoffender. Under the sentence handed down by Circuit Judge Jennie Kensey, Atkins is not eligible for parole and will service the rest of his life in prison.
Eddie Lee Atkins, age 27 of 622 Muscogee Road, [...]
Gulf Power Customers To See Rate Decrease Next Year
Beginning in January, Gulf Power customers will see a 2.7 percent decrease in their electricity bills if approved by the Florida Public Service Commission.
The residential bill for 1,000-kilowatt hours of electricity will drop $3.71 to $135.58. This decrease is due mostly to continued lower prices in natural gas and coal used [...]
One Critically Injured In Crash Near State Line
One person was critically in a crash outside Flomaton near the Alabama/Florida state line Tuesday afternoon.
First responders used the Jaws of Life to extricate the driver from the single vehicle crash on Old Atmore Road, about a mile west of Gandy Lane. The driver was transported by ambulance to the McDavid Station of Escambia Fire [...]
Highway 29 Armed Robbery Suspect Found Passed Out In Lawn Chair
An Escambia County man was arrested Monday for the armed robbery of a Highway 29 antiques store after deputies found him passed out in a lawn chair with the loot.
William George Kunkel, 60, was charged Monday with aggravated assault, display of weapon during the commission of a felony, petit theft and robbery for the incident [...]
Escambia Teen Claims $3 Million Lottery Prize
The Florida Lottery announced Monday that Tyler Stone, 19, of Pensacola, claimed a $3 million top prize in the $600 million GOLD RUSH Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $2,228,340. Stone purchased his winning ticket from Raceway, located at 7271 Pensacola [...]
Emergency Repairs Next Week On Quintette Road Bridge
The Quintette Rooad Bridge will be temporarily shifted to a single lane due to bridge repairs from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. beginning Tuesday, September 8 until Friday, September 18.
On June 25, the Escambia County Commission authorized an emergency purchase order to DKE Marine Services for emergency bridge repairs on a portion of the bridge [...]
Deadline One Month Away For RESTORE Project Ideas
Escambia County is reminding citizens who wish to submit thier ideas for Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies (RESTORE) projects to do so before the submission deadline of Wednesday, September 30.
The County’s RESTORE project submission portal website launched on July 1, and to date, there are nearly 65 local entities registered in [...]
On A Happy Note: An Act Of Kindness For Deputy And His Family
On a “happy note”…the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office reports that Deputy Jay Zawawi was working a recent evening shift. During this shift, he had a dinner break and joined his family for a quick meal, something that’s often hard to do when working 2 p.m. until midnight.
As Zawawi and his family finished their meal [...]
Jay Teen Killed In Early Morning Wreck
A Jay teen died in a single vehicle accident early Sunday morning about four miles south of Jay.
David T. Palmer, 17, was traveling east on Bragg Lake Road off of Highway 89 when he failed to negotiate a curve, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. His 2008 Chevrolet began to rotate clockwise and traveled down [...]