Driver Critical After Slamming Into Gonzalez Barber Shop
One person was critically injured when they slammed their vehicle into a Gonzalez barber shop early Wednesday morning.
The driver hit Purvis’ Barber Shop on Old Chemstrand Road near the corner of Highway 29 just before 2:30 a.m. The driver was transported by Escambia County EMS to a Pensacola hospital as a “trauma alert”.
The business hopes [...]
Local Sex Offender Gets Federal Prison On Child Porn Charges
A Chemstrand Road man was sentenced Tuesday to federal prison on child porn charges.
Daniel Leroy Ard, 33, a registered sex offender, was sentenced to 180 months in federal prison after pleading guilty in June 2016 to receipt of child pornography.
During an online investigation, federal agents discovered that on numerous occasions, between June 14, 2014, and [...]
Man Arrested After Facebook Deal Gone Bad
A Mobile man was jailed after a Facebook deal gone bad in Atmore.
According to Atmore Police, the female victim met with a man at a business on Highway 21 North in order to purchase a pair of shoes from him that he posted for sale for $100 on on Facebook.
The suspect, later identified as 24-year [...]
Health Advisory Issued For Escambia After West Nile Case Confirmed
The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (FDOH-Escambia) has issued a mosquito-borne illness advisory after the first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) in 2016 was confirmed in a resident in Escambia County.
The Escambia County Mosquito Control Division and FDOH-Escambia continue surveillance and prevention efforts. There is heightened [...]
Firefighters Save Cantonment Home
Quick work by firefighters saved a Cantonment home early Tuesday morning. They were able to quickly extinguish an apparent stove fire about 2 a.m. in the 9900 block of Bristol Park Road. The Cantonment, Ensley and Bellview stations of Escambia Fire Rescue responded to the blaze. Photo by Kristi Barbour for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.
One Killed During Major Explosion At Cantonment Airgas Plant
One person was killed as a major explosion ripped through the Airgas facility next to the Ascend Performance Materials plant on Old Chemstrand Road in Cantonment just after noon Sunday. There were no other injuries or fatalities.
About 12:15 p.m., multiple agencies from across Escambia County responded to the Airgas facility. First [...]
Nine Mile Widening Begins Soon From Beulah To Hwy 29; Public Info Meeting Set
The Florida Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting for work beginning on Nine Mile Road between Beulah Road and Highway 29 in Escambia County. The meeting will be held Thursday, September 8 at Plainview Baptist Church, 1101 West Nine Mile Road, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
“We’ve been working for [...]
Three Injured In Two Motorcycle Wreck
Three people were injured in a motorcycle crash in Molino.
The accident happened just before 4:00 Saturday afternoon near the intersection of Molino Road and Chestnut Road when two motorcycle collided. Two people were seriously injured, while a third reportedly suffered from road rash after being thrown from a motorcycle.
Further details have not yet been released [...]
Early Voting Ends With Over 8,800 Ballots Cast
Eight days of early voting ended Saturday in Escambia County with record turnout.
There 8,826 early votes cast — up 32 percent over 2012 and up 103 percent over 2014. The overall early voting, vote by mail turnout was 13 percent.
Click the table above to enlarge and see early voting details.
In the North Escambia area, 748 [...]
Southwest Plane Diverted To Pensacola After ‘Uncontained Engine Failure’
A Southwest Airlines flight from New Orleans to Orlando diverted to Pensacola Saturday morning due to a mechanical issue with one of the plane’s engines.
“Today, the Captain of Flight #3472 from New Orleans to Orlando made the decision to divert to Pensacola due to a mechanical issue with the number one engine. The flight [...]
Girl Airlifted To Hospital After Equestrian Center Accident
A young girl was airlifted to a Pensacola hospital after an accident Saturday morning at the Escambia County Equestrian Center.
A horse reportedly fell on top of the 7-year old girl. An update on her condition was not available.
The Beulah and Bellview stations of Escambia Fire Rescue and Escambia County EMS responded to the call.
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