One Injured When Car Hits ECAT Bus In Cantonment
One person was injured in a collision involving an Escambia County Area Transit bus and a car Tuesday night in Cantonment.
The driver of a car apparently rear-ended the bus at the railroad tracks on Highway 29 just south of Muscogee Road just before 8 p.m. The driver of the bus was transported to Sacred Heart [...]
Woman Caught Stealing Christmas Decorations Will Spend This Christmas In Jail
A Cantonment woman was busted red handed taking Christmas decorations out of front yards just before Christmas 2013 will be spending this Christmas in jail.
Daphne Ann Whited, age 45 of Cantonment, drove around a Bellview neighborhood, taking decorations from yards and placing them inside her vehicle. She was convicted on several misdemeanor counts of [...]
30,000 Escambia County Absentee Ballots Are Mailed
The Escambia County Supervisor of Elections Office delivered more than 30,000 absentee ballots to the post office Tuesday afternoon for the general election.
Voters could receive their ballot as early as Wednesday. Ballots must be received in the Supervisor of Elections Office by 7 p.m. on Election Day, November 4. [...]
Cantonment Man Gets Prison Time For Crashing Stolen Motorcycle Into Deputy’s Cruiser
A Cantonment man is headed to prison for stealing a motorcycle and crashing into an Escambia County deputy’s cruiser.
Charles Black, age 24 of McKenzie Road, was convicted of fleeing/eluding law enforcement, grand theft of a motor vehicle and criminal mischief. He was sentenced by Judge Michael Jones to 30 months in state prison.
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Woodfin Wins District Farm Bureau Speech Contest, Headed To State
Allison Woodfin of Molino won the 2014 District Farm Bureau Speech Contest recently in Crestview. She advanced to the state competition at the Florida Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Ponte Vedra Beach in October.
Students age 14-18 were invited to participate beginning at the county level by delivering a five minute speech on the topic ““Food [...]
Two Now Charged With Convenience Store Murder
A mother and her son have are now both charged with the shooting death two weeks ago of an Escambia County convenience store operator.
Dontonio Diaz Thornton, 19, was arrested over the weekend and charged with homicide and robbery, while his mother, 39-year old Willie Mae Thornton was originally charged with battery and burglary. Monday, a [...]
Readers Ask: What’s Happened To Jacks Branch Road Paving Project?
A project to widen and resurface Jacks Branch Road from Muscogee Road to Barrineau Park road started a year ago. But following the April flood and into the summer, most of the work on the project seemed to stop, according to area residents.
“It’s been so long that some of the driveways and other work [...]
Exoskelton Created In Escambia County To Be Featured On Discovery Channel
An upcoming segment of The Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet program will feature a new exercise exoskeleton developed by researchers at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) in Pensacola.
Called the Grasshopper, or Hopper, the device was designed, built and tested as part of a NASA-funded project exploring the use of robotic exoskeletons for [...]
Florida Dept. Of Corrections Targets Problems With Inmate Health Care
Department of Corrections Secretary Mike Crews is threatening to stop payments to a Missouri-based company that won a five-year, $1.2 billion contract to provide health care to the majority of the state’s prisoners, accusing Corizon of failing to provide adequate treatment. Corizon provides medical care for inmates in North and Central Florida, including prisons in [...]
Suspect Sketch Released In Cantonment Carjacking, Attempted Sexual Assault
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is continuing their efforts to find a man believed to have carjacked a woman in Cantonment shortly before attacking and attempting to sexually assault a female jogger.
The Sheriff’s Office has released a sketch based upon the description of the man. He was described by the victims as a dark skinned [...]
No Injuries In Bratt Hit And Run Accident
There were no injuries in a hit and run accident reported about 7:30 Saturday night at the intersection of West Highway 4 and Pine Barren Road, near Northview High School. The vehicle pictured sustained minor damage and came to rest in ditch next to West Highway 4 after the crash. A description of the second [...]