Three Injured In Early Morning Molino Crash After Driver Falls Asleep
Three people were injured in an early morning single vehicle crash in Molino.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 37-year old Cody Powell of Pensacola was northbound on Highway 29 north of Mathison Road about 12:50 a.m. when he fell asleep behind the wheel of his 1999 Lincoln Navigator. The SUV left the roadway, traveling along [...]
Students To Move Into New Ernest Ward Middle School Next Monday (With Photo Gallery)
Students are expected to move into the new Ernest Ward Middle School in Walnut Hill one week from today.
Many of the school’s teachers spend a portion of their weekend setting up their new classroom, which contain all new furniture and new technology that includes triple smart boards with “smart pens” that can be used by [...]
Wreck Outside Atmore Claims Lives Of Teenage Couple
A single vehicle accident Saturday night about seven miles outside Atmore has claimed the life of a teenage couple.
The accident occurred on Highway 31 in Baldwin County, AL, about 10 a.m. when a 2013 Nissan Maxima with four passengers left the roadway and struck a utility sign and a utlity pole. According to Alabama State [...]
Portion Of Stefani Road To Close For Bridge Replacement
Work is schedule to begin this week to replace an existing bridge over an unnamed branch on fani Road in Cantonment.
The $919,509 project includes replacing the existing bridge, repaving the approaches, new guardrail, minor drainage improvements, sodding, and placement of new pavement markings.
Stefani Road will be closed to traffic during construction. Motorists may [...]
One Killed In Saturday Night Single Vehicle Crash
One person was killed in a single vehicle crash Saturday night on County Road 97 near Cantonment.
The Florida Highway Patrol said 22-year old Jonathon J. Hall was southbound in a 2006 Pontiac SUV about 6:15 p.m. when he traveled off the roadway for an unknown reason. The SUV overturned, coming to rest on its side. [...]
Man Gets Life For Molino Murder
Zachary Greer has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2013 first degree murder of Harvey Ray Smith.
His co-defendant, 24-year old Debra Burge, has pleaded no contest in September to a lesser charge of second degree murder charge in the death of Harvey Ray Smith. She will be sentenced this week.
Unemployment Rate Falls Across Area
The latest job numbers released Friday show the unemployment level decreasing or holding steady in the North Escambia area.
Escambia County’s unemployment rate decreased from 5.8 percent in November to 5.4 percent in December. There were 7,428 people reported unemployed during the [...]
IRS Warns Of Increasing Number Of Local Phone Scammers
Area residents are receiving an increasing number of aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating Internal Revenue Service agents.
The IRS has seen a surge of these phone scams in recent months as scam artists threaten police arrest, deportation, license revocation and other things. The IRS reminds taxpayers to guard against all sorts of con [...]
Firefighters Revive Cats Following Travel Trailer Fire (With Gallery)
Two cats pulled apparently lifeless and unresponsive from a travel trailer fire Thursday are alive and well today thanks to firefighters from Escambia Fire Rescue.
Firefighters from the Ensley and Cantonment fire stations were called to the travel trailer fire in the 6000 block of Untreiner Avenue in Ensley just after noon. The fire was quickly [...]
Escambia To Settle With IRS Over Firefighter Stipends, Work To Keep Volunteers
The Escambia County Commission voted Thursday night to pay back taxes under an IRS audtio of the county’s fire services and to work toward keeping things as normal as possible for volunteer firefighters while keeping the IRS and other agencies happy.
Volunteer firefighters in Escambia County currently receive stipend pay for answering 25 percent of [...]
Gulf Power, Military Bringing Large Scale Solar Power To Area
Gulf Power is partnering with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force to build solar energy farms at three different facilities across Northwest Florida. Today, the utility submitted the renewable projects to the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) for approval. The projects could be in service as early as December [...]
Pedestrian Killed, Another Injured, In Hit And Run
One of two women struck by a vehicle on North Davis Highway Thursday night has passed away.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 35-year old Jennifer M. Tomas and 29-year old Tina Marie Frye were crossing Davis Highway north of West Florida Hospital when Tomas fell on the roadway. Frye attempted to help Tomas when Tomas [...]