Mom Catches Burglar In Her Home; Two Arrested After Manhunt
Two suspects are in custody after a North Escambia woman came home to find a burglar inside her home Thursday morning.
When the woman returned from running errands about 8:20 a.m., she entered her home to find a burglar inside. The incident happened at a home on Highway 168 near Wawbeek Road in the Wawbeek community [...]
Century Man Charged With Sexual Battery Of Adolescent Male
A Century man has been charged with the sexual battery of an adolescent male.
Brynn Travon McClain, 32, was charged with one count of felony sexual battery on a victim 12 to 18 by a person 18 or older.
According to an Escambia County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, McClain allegedly engaged in intercourse with the adolescent male, [...]
New Restaurant Now Under Construction In Cantonment
A new restaurant is under construction Cantonment.
An Arby’s franchise is under construction at 1494 South Highway 29, just north of the Dollar General at North Tate School Road, according to Escambia County documents.
The 2,383 square foot restaurant will sit on a 2.64 acre parcel with primary access from Highway 29.
The Arby’s is owned by Beavers, [...]
Century Council Member Annie Savage Passes Away
Century Town Council member Annie Carter Savage has passed away. She was 75.
Savage was appointed to the council in August 2011 to fill the unexpired term of Nadine McCaw who had passed away. She was reelected in 2011 for a term ending January 2017, and recently reelected without opposition for another four-year term that would [...]
Cantonment Woman Sentenced For DUI Manslaughter Of Atmore Teacher
A Cantonment woman has been sentenced to 11 years in state prison after pleading guilty to DUI manslaughter for the traffic death of a retired teacher from Atmore.
On December 18, 2015, Debra Marlene Ahearn crossed into oncoming traffic and caused a crash at the intersection of Highway 29 and County Road 95A, killing 61-year old [...]
Century High Speed Chase Suspect Extradited; Additional Details Released
A Century man that led law enforcement on a high speed chase from Pensacola to Baldwin County has been extradited back to Escambia County, and we are learning more about his previous crimes, including another run from deputies.
Roosevelt Lamont Dixon, 29, is in the Escambia County Jail on charges of flee and eluding law enforcement [...]
Armed Robbery Suspect Found Passed Out In Lawn Chair Gets Life In Prison
An Escambia County man who was arrested for the armed robbery of a Highway 29 antiques store after deputies found him passed out in a lawn chair with the loot is headed to prison for life.
William George Kunkel, 61, was sentenced to life as a habitual felony offender by Judge Joel Boles after [...]
Inmate On Inmate Stabbing At Holman Under Investigation
The Alabama Department of Corrections is reportedly investigating an inmate on inmate stabbing Tuesday evening at Holman Correctional Facility.
The incident happened about 5:30. The injured inmate was transported to an area hospital for treatment; his injuries were not considered immediately life threatening. The inmate suspected of the stabbing was removed from the general population.
Further details [...]
No Injuries In Highway 29, Molino Road Crash
There were no serious injuries in a wreck Tuesday night at the intersection of Highway 29 and Molino Road. No one was transported to the hospital following the 6:30 p.m. crash. The accident is under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol. NorthEscambia.com photos by Kristi Barbour, click to enlarge.
Silver Alert: Family Members Search For Missing Senior Citizen
Family members were out in the Beulah area Tuesday morning, looking for 83-year old Shirley Cooey who has been missing since Saturday night.
They handed out Silver Alert flyers with photos of Cooey and her vehicle at area convenience stories and scoured the area looking for her car.
Cooey was last seen in the 8700 block of [...]
Century Man Sentenced For Stealing Copper Wire From Former School
A Century man has been sentenced to jail for stealing heavy duty copper wiring from the former Century High School and a boat motor from a private residence.
Nicholas Depue, 33, pleaded guilty to multiple counts of burglary of an unoccupied structure, grand theft and petit theft. He was sentenced to 270 days in the county [...]
Fire Rips Through Home (With Gallery, Video)
Fire destroyed a home on Rockaway Creek Road in Atmore Monday afternoon.
The fire reportedly began with a lawnmower near the rear of the residence and quickly spread into the home and attic. Flames were shooting several feet into the air when the first firefighters arrived on scene.
The occupants of the home and their pets were [...]
No Injuries In Early Morning Highway 29 Accident
There were no injuries in a single vehicle wreck early Monday morning on Highway 29.
The accident was reported about 4:15 a.m. on Highway 29 just north of Quintette Road. The driver of a SUV lost control and ran off the roadway into a ditch. The driver refused medical treatment at the scene.
The accident is under [...]
Florida Minimum Wage Is Going Up
Florida’s minimum wage will rise by a nickel an hour to $8.10 on January 1, according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. That’s $2 for a 40 hour work week.
It is the fifth-smallest hourly increase since Florida established a state minimum wage in 2005. There was no increase last year.
Under a [...]
Two Injured In Ten Mile Crash
At least two people were injured in a two vehicle crash Sunday night at Ten Mile Road and Palafox Street. Both were transported to area hospitals by ambulance. The accident remains under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol. Further details have not been released. NorthEscambia.com photos by Kristi Barbour, click to enlarge.
Pope Appoints Tate Graduate As New Bishop Of Memphis
Bishop Martin Holley, a graduate of Tate High School, was appointed by Pope Francis and recently installed as the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Memphis.
“With faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, and with the love of God in my heart, I do accept the pastoral care of the people of God [...]