Multiple Injuries In Firetruck, SUV Crash In McDavid
At least three people were injured in a collision between a fire engine and a SUV early Tuesday evening in McDavid.
The engine, with lights and sirens activated, departed the McDavid Station of Escambia Fire Rescue at 5:14 p.m with lights and siren activated. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 62-year old Gordon Janksy of Pensacola [...]
From The Farm To The City: A Thanksgiving Bounty For The Needy (With Gallery)
About 200 students from schools in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties worked in fields near Jay Monday to harvest collards and bag sweet potatoes that will feed hundreds of needy families later this week for Thanksgiving.
The event at the University of Florida’s West Florida Research and Education Center was part [...]
Jim Allen Elementary’s Saturday Scholars Graduate
Fifty-eight students from Jim Allen Elementary School graduated from the Saturday Scholars Program in a ceremony held at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola chapel recently.
Center for Information Dominance (CID) Unit Corry Station continued a long tradition of partnering with the Escambia County school district to have volunteers spend Saturday mornings, [...]
Minor Injuries In Train, Pickup Collision At Quintette Crossing
A Cantonment man received minor injuries after a train-pickup collision in Cantonment Monday afternoon.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 65-year old Roy Moore was westbound about 2:30 p.m. at a crossing on Quinette Road just east of Highway 95A. He told state troopers he failed to see the flashing red lights on the railroad crossing [...]
Gulf Power Seeks Approval For Voluntary Solar Program With Yearly Fee
Gulf Power is seeking approval from state regulators for a pilot program that would involve customers voluntarily paying extra fees for solar-generated electricity rather than installing expensive rooftop solar panels.
The proposal, filed last week with the Florida Public Service Commission, would lead to customers paying $89 or $99 annual “subscription” fees [...]
Downed Line Cuts Power For 300 Customers In Molino, Sparks Brush Fire
About 330 Gulf Power customers in the Molino area lost power Sunday night due to a downed power line on Highway 196 near Schifko Road.
The downed line sparked a roadside brush fire that was extinguished by the Molino Station of Escambia Fire Rescue.
Most of those that lost power — located along and near Chestnut and [...]
Barrineau Park 4-H Club Wins State Community Pride Grant
The Florida 4-H Foundation has awarded a statewide 4-H Community Pride Grant to the Barrineau Park 4-H Club. The grant focuses on youth exploring the needs of their community and encouraging them to improve the quality of life of those around them.
The Barrineau Park 4-H proposal addresses needs of hunger, mentorship, and agricultural education [...]
Deputies Honored For Saving Officer After Shots Fired In Cantonment
Two Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputes have been awarded Medals of Courage for their actions to save another deputy after he was shot at in Cantonment last September.
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 1500 block of Crystal Drive to assist EMS after the 19-year-old’s family thought he was having a heart [...]
Tate High Varsity Cheerleaders Win Second Weekend Competition
For the second weekend in the row, the Tate High School Varsity cheerleaders won a competition Saturday. The cheerleaders came in first at the Cheering for a Clause Cheer Competition held at West Florida High School. Photo by Karen Potter for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.
Tate Beats Pine Forest To Advance In Playoffs (With Photo Gallery)
The Tate High School Aggies continued their march to state Friday night with a 31-7 win over the Pine Forest Eagles in the Region 1-6A semifinals.
In the regular season, Pine Forest claimed the District 1-6A crown in a game that was tied up 28-all headed into the fourth only to see the Eagles surge to [...]
Molino Park Students Check Out The Moon, Stars
Molino Park Elementary School students and their families took part in a stargazing event Friday night at the school.
They were able to use an iPad app to see a virtual sky map as they panned from horizon to horizon, and telescopes were set up for a closer look at stars and planets.
Pictured top: [...]
County: Storm Damage Was Not Tornado (With Photo Gallery)
A Cantonment home was damaged as a line of thunderstorms moved through Escambia County Wednesday afternoon when a large limb from oak tree came crashing down on the roof, and officials say a tornado was not to blame.
The home is located on Highway 95A near Danielle Lane. Two people in the house escaped without injury, [...]