Over A Dozen Railroad Crossings To Close For Repair
[UPDATE 9:15 a.m.] Over a dozen railroad crossings will be closed at some time during the couple of of weeks for repairs from McDavid north through Century, including Highway 4 beginning Tuesday.
Highway 4 will be closed at the crossing just east of Highway 29 from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday and [...]
Fire Destroys Church Van In Century
A church van went up in flames Sunday afternoon in Century. The Greater Union Missionary Church van burst into flames as the driver was pulling off North Century Boulevard at the New Life Christian Center. There were no passengers in the van at the time of the fire. Reader submitted photo (top) and NorthEscambia.com photos [...]
Molino Road To Be Closed For Bridge Replacement
The temporary closure of Molino Road for the replacement of a 58-year old bridge has been approved.
The Florida Department of Transportation and Escambia County have signed off on the project to replace the bridge over Penasula Creek, west of Highway 29 between 4 Star Farm Road and Sunshine Hill Road.
The bridge has reached a level [...]
Man Robs Store With Fake Gun, Gets Shot By Clerk’s Real One
The morning didn’t go too well for a man who decided to use a fake gun to rob a store and was shot in the neck by a store clerk before he fled the business.
The incident occurred around 2:25 a.m. at the Beacon Store, 1101 W. Cervantes Street. A store clerk told police he shot [...]
Suspect Used Girlfriend As Shield From Gunfire; Piggly Wiggly Robbery Unclear
Law enforcement officials in several states are still piecing together the story of a Missouri couple that was dubbed by the national media and federal authorities as a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde. But one piece of the puzzle that has not fallen into place just yet is the Wednesday robbery of the Piggly Wiggly grocery [...]
A Very Special Mardi Gras Parade (With Photo Gallery)
A very special Mardi Gras parade was held Friday morning for the special needs students of Escambia Westgate School.
With plenty of beads, Moon Pies, stuffed animals and smiles, the parade rolled through the school parking lot for sudents that might not otherwise be able to attend a regular Mardi Gras [...]
‘Bonnie and Clyde’ Suspect Killed, Ending Multi-State Crime Spree
A Missouri couple dubbed a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde went down in a barrage of gunfire early Friday morning in Santa Rosa County. Blake Fitzgerald was pronounced deceased at the scene; Brittany Nicole Harper was reportedly shot in the legs and was transported by LifeGuard EMS to an area hospital, according to federal authorities.
Both were [...]
Northview Chiefs Honor Football Best During Banquet
The Northview Chiefs honored the best of their 2015 season Thursday night during their annual football banquet.
Pictured top: The Chief Award was presented to Jared Aliff and Dustin Bethea.
(Scroll down for additional awards listed below photos.)
Offensive Awards were presented to Hunter Cofield, Luke Ward and Tony Harris.
Defensive Awards were presented to Zachary Hollad, Jacob Weaver [...]
Getting Out Of A Tight Space: Confined Space Rescue Training
Escambia County Fire Rescue first responders learned about getting out of a tight spot — a really tight spot – during training held at Ascend Performance Materials in Cantonment.
Members of Escambia County Fire Rescue’s Special Operations team from Brent’s Station 3 and “Ladder 12″ from the Osceola Fire Station worked their way through the training, [...]
The Way we Worked: Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit Coming To Molino
“The Way we Worked”, a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition, is coming to the Molino Museum next month.
The Way We Worked, adapted from an original exhibition developed by the National Archives and Records Administration, explores how work has become a central element in American culture. It traces the many changes that have affected the workforce and [...]