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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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 to be exact. Make it 50 miles an hour, and you’ll be talking to a judge.
School has been in session for over month now, and each [...]
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 Highway 29 just north of Molino Road when two northbound vehicles collided. None of the injuries were considered serious. Three people were transported by Escambia County EMS to Atmore Community Hospital, and one was [...]
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 the burned out vehicle on Fairground Road. Arriving firefighters reported the vehicle was on the roadway and had previously been fully involved.
The Molino Station of Escambia Fire Rescue and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office responded. [...]