Teen Dies After Early Morning Shooting In Escambia County

November 19, 2019

A teenager has died following a shooting early Tuesday morning in Escambia County.

The 15-year old male was shot inside a vehicle at Patricia and Fairfield Drive about 1 a.m.

Three people were inside the car at the time. The Sheriff’s Office says a passenger is being “somewhat cooperative” but they still have not determined why the shooting occurred.

The vehicle was driven to Edison and Garfield and abandoned after the shooting. Deputies are still searching for the driver.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 436-9620 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 433-STOP.

Driver Ticketed After Colliding With Escambia County Deputy

November 19, 2019

A driver was ticketed after causing a collision with an Escambia County deputy late Monday night.

It happened about 9:10 p.m. when 51-year old Darren Lamar Lee of Pensacola traveled from a Nine Mile Road entrance ramp to Highway 29, across a high seperator in the construction zone and into the path of a deputy’s marked Chevrolet Tahoe, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

FHP said Deputy B. Kersey tried to slow and avoid a crash but hit the driver’s side of Lee’s Ford Ranger.

Neither driver was injured, but Kersey was temporarily unable to exit his vehicle due to the damage.

Lee was cited for crossing a marked divider.

Barry Named Chairman Of Escambia County Commission

November 19, 2019

District 5 Commissioner Steven Barry has been named the new chairman of the Escambia County Commission, and District 4 Commissioner Robert Bender has been named vice-chairman.

Barry succeeds District 3 Commissioner Lumon May at chairman of the five-member board. He will serve for one year. The chairmanship of the Escambia County Commission changes each year on a rotating schedule.

Let The Miracle League Fry Your Thanksgiving Turkey

November 19, 2019

Volunteers from the Miracle League of Pensacola will fry your turkey for you on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving,  saving you the time and trouble while benefiting the charity. And there is still time to make an appointment.

Completely thaw your turkey, removing all of the inside packaging and giblets. Write down exactly how much your turkey weighs so it is fried perfectly and take it to the Miracle League Park at 555 East Nine Mile Road from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27. For a monetary donation to Miracle League, the volunteers will fry your turkey to perfection. A minimum of $20 per turkey is necessary to help cover costs, and any additional donation will benefit the Miracle League of Pensacola.

Call (850)516-7124 with questions or to schedule your time (leave a message if no answer). Walk-ups are welcome, but reservations should be made early as the number of time slots is limited and appointments take priority.

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Sunshine, Warming Temperatures

November 19, 2019

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 68. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph.

Tuesday Night: Clear, with a low around 45. Calm wind.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 72. Calm wind.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 48. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. East wind around 5 mph becoming south in the morning.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the morning.

Friday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. South wind around 5 mph becoming northwest after midnight.

Saturday: A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66.

Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 43.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 40.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 64.