Updated: Pensacola Man Critically Injured In Highway 29 Rollover Crash
[Updated] A Pensacola man was critically injured in a single vehicle rollover accident late Saturday night in Cantonment.
The Florida Highway Patrol said 29-year old Brian L. Whitehead was southbound on Highway 29 near Cedar Tree Lane when he lost control. The left rear tire of his 1995 Chevrolet Silverado struck a metal grate, causing the [...]
Winning $83K Fantasy Five Ticket Sold In North Escambia
Someone is over $83,000 richer this morning after purchasing a winning Florida Lottery Fantasy 5 ticket in Davisville.
The ticket sold at the State Line Gift Shop, 11208 Highway 97, was one of three winning tickets sold for Saturday night’s drawing worth $83,200.07. Other winning tickets matching all five numbers was sold in Sarasota and [...]
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, [...]
Tate Blasts West Gadsden For Homecoming Win (With Gallery)
It was a very happy homecoming Friday night for the Tate High School Aggies as they easily beat the Panthers of West Gadsden.
Seven first half touchdowns were one after another for the Aggies as they earned a 52-3 victory.
One their first offensive possession, junior Reginald Payne scored on a 42-yard touchdown pass from Aggies quarterback [...]
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, [...]