Lottery Store Murder Suspect Enters Not Guilty Plea
The third suspect indicted for murder in connection with the November 2012 shooting death of a Davisville lottery store owner has entered a not guilty plea.
Michael Brad Orso, age 28 of Atmore, was arrested just last month and was due to make his first court appearance Friday. His attorney waived the arrangement and entered the [...]
Evers Bill Would Add Utility Vehicles To ‘Move Over’ Law
Motorists would have to slow down or move over a lane when approaching a utility vehicle parked on the side of a road, under a proposal filed Friday by Sen. Greg Evers, who represents the North Escambia area.
The measure would require utility crews — working on electric, natural gas, water, wastewater, [...]
Early Christmas: Church Donates To Replace Stolen Molino Park Elementary Tech Items
Christmas came early for Molino Park Elementary School Thursday, thanks to the generosity of Aldersgate United Methodist Church and numerous people in the Molino community.
Just days before school started last August, the school was the victim of a burglary and vandalism. Tens of thousands of dollars worth of electronics were stolen from throughout [...]
Touart Removed From County Administrator Candidate Pool
Interim County Administrator George Touart won’t be named Escambia County’s permanent administrator. Thursday night, the county commission voted 3-2 to remove Touart from the pool of candidates being considered for the job.
On a motion made by District 5 Commissioner Steven Barry, the commission voted 3-2 to remove Touart from the list of 16 candidates presented [...]
Georgia Trucker Killed In Atmore
A Georgia truck driver was struck and killed Thursday night in Atmore.
Terry Kines, 47, had gotten out of his broken down big rig when he was struck and killed by a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu, according to Alabama State Troopers, at the Atmore exit at I-65 and Highway 21.
Kines was working to flag vehicles around the [...]
Multiple Suspects Charged In Molino Burglaries, Stabbing Death Of Pet
Five people have been charged in connection with three “significant” burglaries in Molino last month.
Garland David McKenzie, 20, Ke’Shawn Denzel Bryant, 18, Leviticus Al Deonte Dawson, 20, Antoinette Danielle White, 22, and juvenile John David Murphy are facing a long list of felony charges including armed burglary, grand theft and criminal mischief. McKenzie, Bryant, Dawson [...]
Photos: Northview Band Christmas Concert
The Northview High School band held their annual Christmas Concert Thursday night at the school. The program included numerous performances of the sounds of the Christmas season.
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‘Charging Station’ Prompts Bomb Squad Response To Nine Mile Road CVS Phamarcy
The CVS Pharmacy at Palafox and Nine Mile Road was surrounded by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies about 2:00 Thursday afternoon after a suspicious device was found outside near a trash receptacle.
It was later determined that the object was “an improvised recharging station”, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. The device [...]
Century Resident Busted After Convenience Store Robbery
A former Century resident was quickly arrested for the robbery of a Gulf Beach Highway convenience store.
Troy Anthony Smith, Jr. 23, was charged with the robbery of the Circle K at 2700 Gulf Beach Highway.
Smith, who was known to the clerk, came into the store and asked for change for a twenty. As the clerk [...]
State DEP Increases Century’s Wastewater Discharge Permit
A chance meeting at a conference between Century Mayor Freddie McCall and Florida Department of Environmental Secretary Herschel Vinyard turned out to be good news, and a big financial savings, for the Town of Century.
For the past several years, Century has applied to increase their permitted treated wastewater discharge into the Escambia River. Since at [...]
Escambia Flu Cases On The Rise; Officials Recommend Vaccination
The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County is reminding residents to protect themselves and their families from the flu.
The flu season usually begins in early October and lasts until May, peaking in January and February in Escambia County. There has been a notable increase in the incidence of flu in Escambia County during the [...]