Molino Fire Holds Live Burn Demonstrations (With Fire Videos)
The Molino Station of Escambia Fire Rescue held an open house and special fire safety demonstrations Saturday.
In live burn scenarios, the department demonstrated holiday and winter fire dangers in the home — from grease fires and a toaster fire in a mock kitchen to a dried-out Christmas tree in a living room setup.
In less than [...]
Motorcyclist Airlifted To Hospital After Crash
One person was injured in a single motorcycle accident near Bratt Saturday morning.
The accident occurred about 9:50 a.m. on North Pine Barren Road just south of Highway 168. The motorcyclist failed to properly negotiate a curve, lost control and ran off the roadway. He was airlifted by Life Flight to Baptist Hospital in Pensacola in [...]
Robbery Of Highway 97 Gas Station Under Investigation
The search for a suspect is continuing after the BP gas station on Highway 97 in Davisville was robbed Friday night.
The male suspect entered the store about 7:45 p.m. and demanded cash. The clerk was extremely startled by the incident, but otherwise uninjured, according to Deputy Courtney Clanton, spokesperson for the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.
Escambia Academy Cougars Win State Championship
The Escambia Academy Cougars from Canoe, AL, won the AISA Class AAA state championship Friday night with a 35-28 defeat of Bessemer Academy at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Troy, AL. It was the first football state championship ever for the school just outside Atmore — in fact, it was the first final game appearance ever [...]
Perdido Man Killed In Single Vehicle Crash
A Baldwin County man died in a single vehicle wreck early Thursday morning in Perdido, AL.
William Jonathan Ammons of Perdido was pronounced deceased following the 5 a.m. crash on Baldwin County Road 47, near Perdido Elementary School. According to Alabama State Troopers, Ammons lost control of his 2007 Honda Civic, left the roadway, struck a [...]
Authorities Searching For Alabama Pharmacy Armed Robbery Suspect
Authorities across the Gulf Coast are on alert for 27-year old man wanted in connection with an armed robbery Thursday in Baldwin County, AL.
William “Jake” McMillian of Bay Minette was identified on surveillance video as the suspect who robbed the Lillian Pharmacy at gunpoint, demanding all of the store’s hydrocodone. The suspect fled the store [...]
Deputies: Beulah Shooting Was Domestic Violence
A shooting death Friday afternoon in Beulah was an act of domestic violence, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies responded to the 7500 block of Mobile Highway, near Beulah Elementary School, to find one person deceased from an apparent gunshot wound. A “person of interest” was taken into custody at the scene.
Authorities have not [...]
Molino Park Receives $25,000 Tech Grant; Students Reach For The Stars (With Gallery)
Molino Park Elementary School celebrated the receipt of a $25,000 technology grant Thursday night that is allowing students to reach for the stars.
The grant from the Monsanto Fund’s America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program was used to purchase iPads to advance technology in implementing core standards in reading, science and math for third and [...]
Trial Postponed For Molino Murder Suspect
Trial has been delayed for on Molino murder suspect, while another suspect awaits sentencing next month.
Zachary Greer, 24, was due in court this week, but his next court appearance was continued at the prosecution’s request to late December. He is charged with first degree murder in the 2013 death of Harvey Ray Smith.
His co-defendant, 24-year [...]
Florida State Gunman Was Alum ‘In A State Of Crisis’
An attorney who graduated from Florida State University in 2005 was identified as the gunman who opened fire at the campus library early Thursday, injuring three people, including one critically, before he was killed by police.
But Tallahassee and university officials expressed relief that the shooting, which came as at least 450 [...]
10 Potential Sites For New Escambia Jail, Including Molino And Cantonment
Ten sites in Escambia County are being considered for possible locations for a new jail, including sites in Molino and Cantonment.
The Central Booking and Detention was damaged beyond repair during a natural gas explosion following flooding on April 30, forcing the county to find temporary housing for about 600 inmates. Now, the county is vetting [...]