Mosquito Borne Illness Alert Continues After West Nile Cases Confirmed
A mosquito-borne illness alert for Escambia County continues after at least two West Nile virus cases were conformed in the county.
The second case of West Nile was recently confirmed in an adult male. This makes the sixth human case in Florida in 2015.
“Residents and visitors should take precautions to avoid being [...]
Slight Chance Of A Shower, About 90 Today
Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:
Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. East wind around 5 mph.
Sunday Night: Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Monday: A 20 percent chance of [...]
10th Anniversary: Remembering Katrina
On the Monday morning of Aug. 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina was bearing down on the Mississippi and Louisiana coastlines with winds topping out at a devastating 155 mph.
Many residents had either evacuated the coastal zone or were hunkered down ahead of the strong Category 5 storm.
Some hurricane-hardened folks, however, stayed in [...]
School District Calls For Inspection Of Dump Truck Co. After Bus Wreck
Superintendent Malcolm Thomas is issuing a letter to the Compliance Investigation Unit of the Florida Highway Patrol requesting a thorough safety inspection of the fleet of trucks owned and operated by G. B. Green Construction Management, LLC, the owners of the truck involved in the accident with an Escambia County school s Thursday afternoon [...]
Hundreds Turn Out For Free Food Giveaway (With Photo Gallery)
Tons of free food were given away to hundreds in need Friday morning in Century.
Between 12,000 and 15,000 pounds of food were distributed in cooperation with Pensacola Caring Hearts and the Bay Area Food Bankey at the Abundant Life Assembly of God Church.
The line for the began forming nearly three hours before the giveaway was [...]
Century Man Sentenced For Battery On Mentally Disabled Woman
A Century man has been sentenced for placing a gun to forehead of a mentally disabled woman and threatening to kill her.
John Andrew McClain, 45, was originally charged with aggravated battery using a deadly weapon but was sentenced on a lesser charge of battery with prior convictions. He was sentenced to 36 months supervised probation.
Multiple Injuries In School Bus Wreck In Pensacola; Dump Truck Ran Red Light
Multiple students were injured when a school bus loaded with students from Pensacola High School was hit by a dump truck and overturned in Pensacola Thursday afternoon.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 16 students were transported to area hospitals, two as “trauma alerts”. The FHP said bus driver Harriet Collins, 27, along with 22 students [...]
Pensacola Soldier Among Two Casualties In Afghanistan
An Air Force officer from Pensacola was among two casualties in Afghanistan.
Staff Sgt. Forrest B. Sibley, 31, of Pensacola, and Capt. Matthew D. Roland, 27, of Lexington, KY, died of wounds suffered August 26 when the vehicle they were traveling in was attacked near Camp Antonik, Afghanistan.
They were at a vehicle checkpoint when two individuals [...]
Jeb Bush Brings Campaign Message To Pensacola
Former two-term Florida Gov. Jeb Bush brought his presidential campaign message to Pensacola Wednesday. The Republican touted his experience as governor who can get things done in a crisis.
Bush spoke in a crowded room that held about 400 people at the Pensacola Bay Center. The crowd included many students, including a group from West Florida [...]
Lineworker Appreciation Day Marked
One of the most dangerous and deadly jobs in America is that of electrical lineworkers, cracking the top 20 at number 10 on a recent Washington Post list. These jobs are considered by many to be the fourth most dangerous occupation in the world.
Working with live wires is dangerous enough. Add to [...]