July 4th Tragedy: Toddler Drowns In Bratt Pool
Emergency officials responded to the reported drowning of an 18-month old toddler in a swimming pool Saturday afternoon in Bratt. The child was pronounced deceased a short time later at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola.
The 911 call came in about 4 p.m. from a home in the 4400 block of West Highway 4, near Northview [...]
Alabama Man Seriously Injured In Walnut Hill Crash
An Alabaster, AL, man was seriously injured in a single vehicle rollover accident Saturday afternoon in Walnut Hill.
Christopher Scott Bryant, 41, was southbound on Kansas Road near Smith Lane about 2:10 p.m. when his vehicle traveled off the east side of the roadway and struck a concrete culvert. His pickup then re-entered the roadway and [...]
Photos: Atmore Fireworks
Crowds from across the area celebrated the Fourth of July Saturday night with a fireworks show and a performance by the Escambia County Community Band at the Wind Creek Hotel in Atmore.
For more photos, click here.
NorthEscambia.com photos by Ditto Gorme, click to enlarge.
Cantonment Woman Dies Week After Pine Forest Road Crash
A Cantonment woman passed away Friday morning as the result of injuries she received in wreck last Saturday evening.
Melanie Ann Clark, 42, was traveling northbound on Pine Forest Road near Highway 297A at a high rate of speed when she lost control of her 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer and traveled into the path of a southbound [...]
Century, Flomaton Celebrate With A Bang (With Photo Gallery)
Fireworks lit up the night Friday with an early celebration at Flomaton’s Hurricane Park.
The fireworks show was a joint effort of both the Town of Flomaton and the Town of Century. The towns alternate hosting the festivities each year.
For a photo gallery, click here.
NorthEscambia.com photo by Ditto Gorme, click to enlarge.
Two Injured In Crash With Semi In Century
Two people were injured in a traffic crash Friday afternoon after pulling into the path of a semi.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 22-year old Ederlin Pimentel of Century was stopped at the stop sign on Jefferson Avenue at West Highway 4 about 2:35 p.m. Pimentel then accelerated into the intersection, causing 43-year old Chad [...]
One Injured In Hwy 29 Crash
One person was injured in a two vehicle crash about 9:00 Friday morning on Highway 29 north of Kingsfield Road. A newborn baby in the pictured vehicle was properly restrained and uninjured. Further information has not been released by the Florida Highway Patrol. NorthEscambia.com photo by Kristi Price, click to enlarge.
Northview’s FFA Named One Of Florida’s Finest; Places Second In Advocacy Program
The Northview High School FFA was named as one of Florida’s Finest FFA Chapters, and the chapter’s “Fresh From Florida Advocacy Program” was named the second best program in the state during the FFA state convention this week in Orlando.
The selection of Florida’s Finest FFA Chapters is based upon the completion [...]
Four Cantonment Residents Injured In Five-Vehicle Interstate Crash
Two Cantonment residents received minor injures in a five-vehicle pileup on I-10 Thursday.
The Florida Highway Patrol said 47-year old Guy Richard Patrick Malonzo of Pensacola was eastbound on I-10 near the Highway 29 exit when he failed to stop his 2005 semi-truck before hitting a 2010 Ford F150 that was slowed for traffic. After Malonzo [...]
Florida Gets $3 Billion In BP Settlement; Escambia To See $58 Million In RESTORE Funds
Florida will land about $3.25 billion as part of a multi-state federal settlement with BP over widespread damages caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.
Florida stands to receive $2 billion for economic damages, the most of any Gulf Coast state, and $680 million for restoration projects. The deadly explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon [...]
Seaplane Stuck During Nicholas Cage Film Shoot: Breaks Apart During Salvage
A World War II seaplane was beached in Escambia County for three days on the set of a Nicholas Cage movie being shot in Orange Beach.
The PBY Catalina was being filmed for the movie “USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage” when the seaplane began to take on water due to a mechanical problem. It was pulled [...]
About 125 Attend Sheriff’s Church Safety And Security Workshop
About 125 people attended a “Security in the Place of Worship” workshop presented Thursday night by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.
“Our places of worship should be regarded as safe havens where the community can worship and experience fellowship free from worries about violence, theft or unethical behavior,” said Sheriff [...]