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Attempted Child Abduction Under Investigation

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible attempted child abduction. On Monday afternoon, a seven-year... 

October 1, 2014 | Read the story »


Authorites Searching For Escaped State Inmate In Escambia County

Authorites Searching For Escaped State Inmate In Escambia County

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is searching for an inmate that escaped from the state-operated Pensacola Community Release... 

October 1, 2014 | Read the story »

32 New Laws Take Effect Today In Florida

32 New Laws Take Effect Today In Florida

Long-sought regulations on Florida’s commercial parasailing industry, along with a measure about crimes against unborn children,... 

October 1, 2014 | Read the story »

Whistleblowers Risk Retaliation As Part Of Prison ‘Culture’

Whistleblowers Risk Retaliation As Part Of Prison ‘Culture’

Whistleblowers at a North Florida prison were punished by their bosses after exposing abuse of inmates, including an instance where... 

October 1, 2014 | Read the story »


Rain Thursday, Friday; Lows In The 40’s By The Weekend?

Here is your official NorthEscambia area forecast: Wednesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. South wind around 5 mph becoming... 

October 1, 2014 | Read the story »


UF Report: Consumer Confidence Hits Post-Recession High

The state’s consumer confidence has reached a post-recession high, according to a University of Florida report released Tuesday On... 

October 1, 2014 | Read the story »

Middle School Football: Ernest Ward Beats Jay (With Photo Gallery)

Middle School Football: Ernest Ward Beats Jay (With Photo Gallery)

The Ernest Ward Eagles defeated the Jay Royals in middle school football Tuesday evening in Walnut Hill, 24-12. The EWMS Eagles will... 

October 1, 2014 | Read the story »

Volleyball: Baker Sweeps Northview (With Photo Gallery)

Volleyball: Baker Sweeps Northview (With Photo Gallery)

In varsity action Tuesday evening,  Baker defeated Northview in three straight, 25-7, 25-20, 25-13. The Northview JV will host the... 

October 1, 2014 | Read the story »

Envision Escambia: Drainage Survey Results

A new Escambia County survey reveals what county residents thing about drainage in the county. The survey was the third in an “Envision... 

September 30, 2014 | Read the story »

Florida Board Of Ed Approves Record Per Student Funding

Backing a pledge made by Gov. Rick Scott, the Florida Board of Education on Monday approved a proposed 2015-16 budget that includes... 

September 30, 2014 | Read the story »

UF/IFAS Moves Closer In Quest For Peanut That Won’t Cause Allergic Reaction

A University of Florida scientist has moved one step closer to his goal of eliminating 99.9 percent of peanut allergens by removing... 

September 30, 2014 | Read the story »

One Charged In Early Sunday Morning Shooting In Escambia County

One person was arrested after a weekend shooting in Escambia County. The shooting happened in the parking lot of Gene’s Lounge... 

September 29, 2014 | Read the story »

Northview Homecoming Parade Entry Deadline Is Tuesday; Homecoming Meal Available

The sixth annual Northview High School Homecoming Parade is Friday, and the deadline for entries is tomorrow. The parade will line... 

September 29, 2014 | Read the story »

Learn More About Proposed Tax, New Santa Rosa Judicial Center At Jay Meeting

Residents in northern Santa Rosa County will have the chance Tuesday to learn more about a possible new judicial center. On the November... 

September 29, 2014 | Read the story »

High School Football District Standings, Schedules

Here is a look at local high school football district standings, scores from last week, and Friday night’s schedule for Florida... 

September 29, 2014 | Read the story »

Don’t Want A $456 Ticket? Slow Down In School Zones

Zoom through the Ernest Ward Middle or Molino Park Elementary, or any other school zone at 45 mph and it will cost you … $456... 

September 28, 2014 | Read the story »

Florida Gov’t Weekly Roundup: It’s Fall, But The Politics Are Only Getting Hotter

Summer officially ended Monday, and the temperature seemed to drop in Tallahassee. It wasn’t cool, per se, but at least going... 

September 28, 2014 | Read the story »

Four Injured In Highway 29 Crash In Molino

Four people were injured in a two-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon on Highway 29 in Molino. The wreck happened about 3:40 p.m. on... 

September 27, 2014 | Read the story »

Suspicious Vehicle Fire Under Investigation

A suspicious vehicle  fire early Saturday morning in Molino is under investigation. A nearby resident noticed smoke about 2 a.m. from... 

September 27, 2014 | Read the story »

FEMA Set To Pay Escambia County About $10 Million For Flood Damage

The numbers are in from the federal government on the April floods and how much they are willing to pay local governments for repairs... 

September 27, 2014 | Read the story »

Tate Bounces Back For OT Win Over Pine Forest (With Photo Gallery)

Tate Aggie fans that left Pine Forest High early Friday night really missed out. Down 26-12 with six minutes to go in the game, the... 

September 27, 2014 | Read the story »

Fire Marshal: Lamp Sparked Apartment Fire; Multiple Units Condemned

The Florida State Fire Marshal’s Office says a lamp in an upstairs apartment sparked a blaze Wednesday at the Briarwood Condominiums... 

September 27, 2014 | Read the story »

Northview Falls To Choctaw

The 1A Northview Chiefs stepped up multiple classes Friday night to take on the Class 6A Choctaw Indians on the road. And the Chiefs... 

September 27, 2014 | Read the story »

Weekend Gardening: Now’s The Time To Plant Onions

by the Santa Rosa Extension Service Onions are sold in every grocery store, served at many meal and featured at sporting events across... 

September 27, 2014 | Read the story »

High School Football Finals

Here are high school football finals from around the area Friday night. FLORIDA Choctaw 42, Northview 7 Tate 33, Pine Forest 32... 

September 27, 2014 | Read the story »

Perdido Man Killed In Wreck Near Jay

A Perdido man was killed in a single vehicle wreck early Friday morning east of Jay. Robert Allen Spears, 23, was traveling north on... 

September 26, 2014 | Read the story »

212 Million Peanut Butter Sandwiches: Escambia Peanut Harvest Underway

The peanut harvest is underway in Escambia County. According to the Farm Service Agency, there were 7,062 acres of peanuts planted... 

September 26, 2014 | Read the story »

Minor Injuries In Deputy-Involved Wreck In Ensley

There were no serious injuries in a traffic crash involving an Escambia County deputy Thursday morning in Ensley. According to the... 

September 26, 2014 | Read the story »

Escambia Approves New Budget Without Tax Increase

The Escambia County Commission has approved a $385 million for the 2014-2015 fiscal year, up $20 million from the current fiscal year.... 

September 26, 2014 | Read the story »

Photos: Ernest Ward Eagles Host The SF Toros

The Ernest Ward Middle School Eagles hosted the Spanish Fort (AL) Toros Thursday night in Walnut Hill. The Toros topped the Eagles... 

September 26, 2014 | Read the story »

DJJ Challenged Over Ending Contract With Controversial Provider In Santa Rosa County

A company that operates residential facilities for juvenile offenders has challenged a decision by the Florida Department of Juvenile... 

September 26, 2014 | Read the story »

State Board Looks To Boost Per-Student Education Funding

The Florida Board of Education on Monday is expected to consider a proposed 2015-16 legislative budget request that would mirror Gov.... 

September 26, 2014 | Read the story »

Researchers Identify Two Boys Who Died At Old Dozer Reform School

University of South Florida researchers on Thursday announced the identification of two sets of remains found at the site of a former... 

September 26, 2014 | Read the story »