Gas Leak At Ernest Ward Middle During School Dance
A natural gas leak Friday night at Ernest Ward Middle School in Walnut Hill posed no threat students and parents as a school dance was coming to a close, officials said.
The smell of gas was reported by a school resource office outside the gym about 7:45 p.m., just as the campus was filling with parents [...]
Unemployment Outlook Improves Slightly In Local Area
The latest job numbers released Friday show the unemployment level decreasing in the North Escambia area.
Escambia County’s unemployment dropped slightly from 6.8 percent in July to 6.6 percent in August. There were 9,390 people reported unemployed during the period. One year ago, [...]
Female Jogger Attacked In Attempted Rape After Woman Carjacked From Gas Station, Assaulted
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a carjacking and aggravated assault suspect after a Thursday morning incident in Cantonment. And deputies now say the suspect may be responsible for an incident a short time later in which a female jogger was attacked.
At aproximately 8:15, a carjacking was reported at a gas station at [...]
Girlfriend’s Facebook Selfie Helps Land Cantonment Burglar Behind Bars
A Flomaton man has been busted in connection with a Cantonment burglary after his girlfriend posted a “selfie” Facebook photo showing stolen goods in the background, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.
Colby Wayne Satterwhite, 22, was charged with armed burglary of a residence, grand theft and criminal mischief.
Residents of a home in the 300 [...]
Three Charged After Car Stolen In Florida, Burned in Alabama
[Updated 8 a.m.] Three people have been arrested in connection with a vehicle that was stolen in Florida early Tuesday morning and burned a short time later in Alabama.
The third suspect, Dale Lynn Carnley, was taken into custody at 7:21 a.m. Thursday after being discharged from the Monroe County Hospital in Monroeville, Ala. He was [...]
McDavid Man Sentenced For 2013 SWAT Standoff
A McDavid man that held the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team at bay for hours last year has been sentenced.
After finding 55-year old Gary Daniel Griffis competent to stand trail, he was sentenced by Judge Ross Goodman to 10 years probation.
Back in August 2013, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office responded to an unknown type [...]
Work On Brickyard Road Bridge Replacement Continues
Work is underway to replace an two-lane bridge on Brickyard Road over an unnamed branch in Molino. Brickyard Road is closed to traffic during the construction process. The $746,853 project is anticipated to be complete in late 2014. The wooden support bridge that is being replaced was constructed in 1960 and was classified as [...]
One Of Two Defendants Enters Plea In Molino Murder
One of two people charged with a Molino murder has entered a plea and is set for sentencing.
Debra Burge, 24, has pleaded no contest to a lesser charge of second degree murder charge in the death of Harvey Ray Smith. She was originally charged with first degree murder. She will be sentenced in December.
He co-defendant, [...]
Nine Mile Road To Be Four-Laned From Highway 29 To Beulah Road
A long awaited project has been funded that will widen Nine Mile Road to four lanes from Beulah Road all the way back to Highway 29.
The Florida Department of Transportation’s Five-Year Work Plan includes $42 million for the project that, coupled with funds from Escambia County, will complete the entire project, including a a previously [...]
Century Council Approves $5.1 Million Budget At Public Forum…With No Public
The Town of Century Monday night gave final approval to a budget for the next fiscal year that’s up about 16 percent over this year and $2.2 million greater than the previous budget year.
The approval came after a public forum…with no member of the public present. There was no one but our NorthEscambia.com [...]
Walnut Hill Town Hall Meeting Explores Use Of LOST Dollars In Escambia
The first in a series of Local Option Sales Tax public meetings was held Monday night in Walnut Hill with Escambia County Commissioner Steven Barry and a host of county officials.
The county is holding the meetings over the next several weeks to inform residents more about what LOST dollars have done over the last several [...]