Tropical Storm Erika Has Dissipated
As of 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Tropical Storm Erika has dissipated with winds of 35 miles per hour.
However, the National Hurricane Center says people in the Bahamas, eastern and central Cuba and southern Florida should monitor the remnants of Erika. The remnants are expected to move near the coast of eastern and central Cuba today and [...]
10th Anniversary: Remembering Katrina
On the Monday morning of Aug. 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina was bearing down on the Mississippi and Louisiana coastlines with winds topping out at a devastating 155 mph.
Many residents had either evacuated the coastal zone or were hunkered down ahead of the strong Category 5 storm.
Some hurricane-hardened folks, however, stayed in [...]
School District Calls For Inspection Of Dump Truck Co. After Bus Wreck
Superintendent Malcolm Thomas is issuing a letter to the Compliance Investigation Unit of the Florida Highway Patrol requesting a thorough safety inspection of the fleet of trucks owned and operated by G. B. Green Construction Management, LLC, the owners of the truck involved in the accident with an Escambia County school s Thursday afternoon [...]
Hundreds Turn Out For Free Food Giveaway (With Photo Gallery)
Tons of free food were given away to hundreds in need Friday morning in Century.
Between 12,000 and 15,000 pounds of food were distributed in cooperation with Pensacola Caring Hearts and the Bay Area Food Bankey at the Abundant Life Assembly of God Church.
The line for the began forming nearly three hours before the giveaway was [...]
Century Man Sentenced For Battery On Mentally Disabled Woman
A Century man has been sentenced for placing a gun to forehead of a mentally disabled woman and threatening to kill her.
John Andrew McClain, 45, was originally charged with aggravated battery using a deadly weapon but was sentenced on a lesser charge of battery with prior convictions. He was sentenced to 36 months supervised probation.
Multiple Injuries In School Bus Wreck In Pensacola; Dump Truck Ran Red Light
Multiple students were injured when a school bus loaded with students from Pensacola High School was hit by a dump truck and overturned in Pensacola Thursday afternoon.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 16 students were transported to area hospitals, two as “trauma alerts”. The FHP said bus driver Harriet Collins, 27, along with 22 students [...]
Pensacola Soldier Among Two Casualties In Afghanistan
An Air Force officer from Pensacola was among two casualties in Afghanistan.
Staff Sgt. Forrest B. Sibley, 31, of Pensacola, and Capt. Matthew D. Roland, 27, of Lexington, KY, died of wounds suffered August 26 when the vehicle they were traveling in was attacked near Camp Antonik, Afghanistan.
They were at a vehicle checkpoint when two individuals [...]
Jeb Bush Brings Campaign Message To Pensacola
Former two-term Florida Gov. Jeb Bush brought his presidential campaign message to Pensacola Wednesday. The Republican touted his experience as governor who can get things done in a crisis.
Bush spoke in a crowded room that held about 400 people at the Pensacola Bay Center. The crowd included many students, including a group from West Florida [...]
Cantonment Man Charged With Stealing Car, Burglary
A Cantonment man is behind bars after allegedly using force to steal a car and then using it as transportation as he committed a burglary the following day.
James Christopher Gulsby 32, punched and choked his live-in girlfriend to get the keys and take a 2010 Suzuki Kizashi car belonging to her father, according to an [...]
Lineworker Appreciation Day Marked
One of the most dangerous and deadly jobs in America is that of electrical lineworkers, cracking the top 20 at number 10 on a recent Washington Post list. These jobs are considered by many to be the fourth most dangerous occupation in the world.
Working with live wires is dangerous enough. Add to [...]
Man Convicted Of Beating Century Resident Over Unpaid Drug Debt
A local man has been sentenced to jail time for beating another man with a pipe in a Century street over a drug debt.
Johnnie Leethomas Carter, 34, was sentenced to 150 days in the county jail, his driver’s license was revoked for one year and he was ordered to pay $920 in fines and costs [...]