Woman Seriously Injured After Driver Runs Stop Sign
One person was injured in a two vehicle crash Thursday night in Cantonment after a driver reportedly ran a stop sign.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 67-year old Billy Cox of Pensacola was traveling north on County Road 97 in a 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe when he ran a stop sign at Muscogee Road and [...]
Poarch Creek Indians Win Alabama Gambling Challenge
An appeals court has ruled against the State of Alabama’s attempt to close casinos operated by the Poarch Creek Indians of Atmore.
The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected an attempt by Alabama to block gambling at Wind Creek in Atmore and two other casinos owned by the tribe. The casinos operate electronic [...]
Cantonment Woman Gets 15 Years On Meth Charges
A Cantonment woman has been sentenced to 15 years in state prison for a active meth lab in her camper trailer.
Vanesa Sharp was convicted of trafficking in methamphetamine greater than 200 grams, unlawful possession of listed chemical anhydrous ammonia, unlawful possession of listed chemical pseudoephedrine, possession of controlled substance methamphetamine, possession of marijuana less than [...]
Tom Thumb Robbed At Gunpoint (With Surveillance Video)
An early morning armed robbery is under investigation at Highway 29 convenience store.
The Tom Thumb at Highway 29 at Roberts Road was robbed at gunpoint just before 1 a.m. Thursday. A black male wearing a dark hoodie and a mask entered the store and demanded cash, according to Sena Maddison, spokesperson for the Escambia County [...]
Man Steals Truck For Beer And Cigarette Run, Visits Creek And Returns Truck
A Bratt man is facing charges after allegedly stealing his neighbor’s truck to buy beer and cigarettes and go to a a creek before returning the pickup the next morning.
A resident of York Road reported his truck stolen, only to wake up the following morning and discover that his truck had been returned He told [...]
Deputies Seek Cantonment Armed Robbery Suspect
Authorities are seeking information in the armed robbery of a Cantonment Tom Thumb during the early morning hours of August 25.
The suspect entered the store in the 300 block of South Highway 29 about 1:45 a.m. He was armed with a revolver, forcing the clerk to place money from the register into a plastic bag. [...]
Big Smiles: Tate Cheerleader Wins $500 Prize For Her Squad
A Tate High School varsity cheerleader received a big surprise, and a big check, Wednesday from her orthodontist. Freshman Emilee Potter won a Shehee & Callahan Family Orthodontics’ car magnet contest, earning her $500 for her school. She chose to give the money to her cheerleading squad. The money will be used to purchase pink [...]
Gunshots Fired During Domestic Dispute, One Injured
Gunshots were apparently fired in a domestic dispute this near Walnut Hill Wednesday morning.
The Escambia County Sheriffs Office responded to an address in the 6000 block of Rockaway Creek Road, south of Nokomis Road. Sena Maddison, spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office, said a female allegedly fired a weapons at a man’s feet during a dispute, [...]
Unlikely Best Friends Battle Cancer As Family Fights For More Research Funding
Bryant Cooper, age 18 years, and Kena Spivey, age 19 months, might seem like the most unlikely of best friends. Their friendship, their bond, is held together by the thing they’d most like to beat — childhood cancer.
In late October of last year, Bryant was a happy, focused young man with a love for football. [...]
Cantonment Man Gets Life For Sexual Assault, Carjacking
A Cantonment carjacking and sexual assault suspect was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison as a prison releasee reoffender. Under the sentence handed down by Circuit Judge Jennie Kensey, Atkins is not eligible for parole and will service the rest of his life in prison.
Eddie Lee Atkins, age 27 of 622 Muscogee Road, [...]
Gulf Power Customers To See Rate Decrease Next Year
Beginning in January, Gulf Power customers will see a 2.7 percent decrease in their electricity bills if approved by the Florida Public Service Commission.
The residential bill for 1,000-kilowatt hours of electricity will drop $3.71 to $135.58. This decrease is due mostly to continued lower prices in natural gas and coal used [...]
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