Appeals Court Upholds Conviction Of Molino Robber That Wore Underwear On His Head
The Florida First District Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a Molino man that robbed a local pharmacy in 2010 while wearing underwear on his head.
Joseph Daniel Flowers, now 60, was sentenced in November 2012 by Judge Gary Bergosh to a mandatory minimum 25 years in state prison. Flowers was convicted [...]
Local Agricultural Innovators Receive National Attention
Several North Escambia area agricultural locations were featured to extension educators from across the country Wednesday.
Over 2,000 agriculture and natural resource extension educators and guests attending the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference.
Wednesday, attendees fanned out across South Alabama and Northwest Florida for educational bus tours.
A “Where’s the [...]
Plane Crash Victims Identified
The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victims in a Wednesday plane crash as 67-year old Dean Legidakes and 15-year old McManus. Their small plane took off Wednesday morning from an Escambia County airport and was found mid-afternoon in a swampy area near Lillian, AL.
The small plane departed the Ferguson Airport off Highway 98 [...]
Man Pleads Not Guilty To Shooting Fleeing Son On Riding Lawn Mower
A Walnut Hill man has pleaded not guilty at an arraignment hearing for allegedly shooting his son on a riding lawn mower.
Marshall H. Harmon, 71, was charged with aggravated battery using a deadly weapon for the June 27 incident on Breastworks Road about a mile west of North Pine Barren Road.
Harmon and [...]
Two Arrested For Torching Stolen Car In Century Ballpark
Two Century residents have been arrested for stealing a car from the Food Giant in Century and then torching it in a ballpark.
Michael Alexander Dubose, 20, and Aubrey Odom, 17, have been charged with arson in the second degree, criminal mischief and vehicle theft for the July 1 incident.
The fire was reported about 7:15 [...]
Five Busted In Undercover Escambia County Child Predator Sting
Five people have been arrested after an undercover child predator sting in Escambia County. Operation Blue Guardian focused on adults soliciting and traveling to meet minors to engage in sexual activity.
The five day operation concluded on July 20. Investigators will continue to follow up on leads and additional arrests may be forthcoming.
According to the Escambia [...]
Deputies: Thompson Confessed To Three Murders
The person of interest in a weekend double murder in Santa Rosa County is now behind bars. Derrick Ray Thompson was arrested Tuesday morning without incident in Troy, AL, on a Bay County warrant for homicide in the death of Allen Johnson, a former deputy and businessman.
Johnson’s body was found Monday afternoon at his [...]
Century Takes Step Forward To Repair Gas Leak Under Highway 29
Over three years since the problem was first publicly revealed as a potential “major public safety issue”, natural gas continues to leak under Highway 29 in Century.
Monday night, the Century Town Council voted to take out a short term loan, up to 180 days, with United Bank for $678,300 [...]
Ascend Volunteers Pitch In To Help Panhandle Equine Rescue
A group of volunteers from Ascend Performance Materials went up against the heat and humidity Monday to make some much needed improvements around the Cantonment home of Panhandle Equine Rescue.
“Despite the heat, 17 men came out, tore down an old stall that was rotting and built a new one,” said PER President Diane Lowery. [...]
Deputies: Man Hid, Fed Wanted Woman In His Shed
A Century man has been charged for allegedly hiding a wanted woman in his backyard shed, even feeding her there, to help her avoid arrest on felony warrants.
Gregory Lee Martin, 53, was charged with resisting an officer/obstruction of justice and released from the Escambia County Jail on a $500 bond.
Over a period of about a [...]
Old Sid Nelson, Ransom Middle Coming Down For Bus Compound
The old Ransom Middle School on Muscogee Road is coming down, most likely to make way for a school bus compound.
Most recently, the buildings housed the Sid Nelson Community Learning Center with a preschool and alternative school that shut down about four years ago. And a head start program called the old campus home, but [...]