After ‘Permanent’ Repair, Highway 97 Shoulder Collapses Again Into 50-Foot Deep Gully
[Updated 2 p.m.] About two months after repairs were completed to a collapsed shoulder on Highway 97 in Walnut Hill, the heavily traveled state roadway is once again crumbling into a deep gully.
Back on May 15, the shoulder of Highway 97 about a mile south of Ernest Ward Middle School collapsed in an existing [...]
Search Continues For Cantonment Carjacking, Attempted Rape Suspect
New details have been released about a man that is suspected of attacking two women in Cantonment last week.
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office believes the man that carjacked a woman Thursday morning at the Raceway gas station at Highway 29 and Muscogee Road is likely the same man that pulled a female jogger into the [...]
Local Students Awarded Take Stock In Children Scholarships
Recently, 26 students — including several from the North Escambia area — were introduced as new Take Stock in Children scholarship recipients. The Escambia County Public Schools Foundation introduced the students at the annual Take Stock in Children Kick-Off Dinner, bringing the total number of students in the program to 118 in Escambia County.
These students [...]
‘Stand Your Ground’ Motion Denied For Molino Mom Accused Of Killing Husband
An Escambia County judge has rejected a Molino mom’s “stand your ground” defense in the murder of her husband.
Judge Linda Nobles refused to dismiss the second degree murder case against 44-year old Rebecca A. Rogers for allegedly shooting her husband, 42-year old Jason Lee Rogers in August 2013. Her attorneys made a motion to dismiss [...]
Jay Woman Killed In Highway 4 Crash
A Jay woman was killed Sunday in an accident on Highway 4 in Santa Rosa County.
The accident happened about 11:10 a.m. near Hidden Trail Circle, just east of the Highway 4 bridge over the Escambia River from Century. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 32-year old Caitlan Irene Bonds was traveling west on Highway 4 [...]
RV Fire Shuts Down Highway 29
Fire destroyed a RV on Highway 29 north of Champion Drive in McDavid Sunday afternoon. The occupants reported that the fire began in the engine compartment about 5 p.m., but they were unable to contain the blaze.
The fire blocked southbound Highway 29 for about a half hour. There were no injuries reported.
The McDavid, Century and [...]
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 [...]
ECUA Receives National Award For Cantonment Facility
The Emerald Coast Utilities Authority has been selected to receive a Gold Peak Performance Award, presented by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA).
The award recognizes public wastewater treatment facilities for their outstanding compliance records in the previous calendar year.
The ECUA received the Gold Peak Performance Award to honor the [...]
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 [...]