Category Archives: Local News

ESCAMBIA COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR RETIRING

Escambia County Administrator Jack Brown is retiring. Brown became County Administrator in June of 2014. He said he made the decision in order to take care of his wife and her health issues. During yesterday’s meeting, commissioners recognized Brown for a job well done and offered prayers for his family.  MORE

SEXUAL ASSAULT ARREST

A 27-year-old Pensacola man was arrested on sexual assault charges for inappropriately touching two underage girls. Escambia County Sheriff’s Office investigators said the acts occurred between March 2013 and February 2015. During that time Nicholas Moore put the girls on his lap when they visited him in his RV, unbuttoned their pants and touched them…MORE

CHILD ABUSE ARREST

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Department said a man and woman, have been arrested for beating a child in their care. A Department of Children and Families investigator alerted authorities after an anonymous complaint was made regarding excessive bruising on the child who had been in the care of 26-year-old Tony Walker, and 35-year-old Lea Haygood.…MORE

GONZALEZ NATURAL GAS LEAK

A gas leak from a broken main in Gonzalez in Escambia County closed the area around the intersection of Old Chemstrand Road and Highway 95A yesterday afternoon after a backhoe struck a natural gas line just before 2 p.m. A cloud of gas was visibly leaking from the line near the railroad tracks and CSX…MORE

SANTA ROSA COUNTY SCHOOLS LOCKED DOWN

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Department said Avalon Middle School and Benny Russell Elementary were placed on lockdown for a time yesterday after information was received that a student overheard another saying there was a weapon at the school. One person was questioned about the incident and the lockdown was lifted from both schools around…MORE

BAY COUNTY CURFEW HOURS CHANGE

As the Florida panhandle continues to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Michael, the curfew for Bay County has been changed. Authorities say the curfew is now from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. However, anyone found violating curfew is subject to arrest.MORE

PENSACOLA BEACH TO NAVARRE ROAD REMAINS CLOSED

The National Park Service says Highway 399 between Pensacola Beach and Navarre will remain closed through mid-January because of damage from Hurricane Michael. Dan Brown, superintendent of Gulf Islands National Seashore, said it will take at least three months to repair the damaged sections of the road. Plans are to lower some elevated sections of the roadway’s…MORE

CHILD NEGLECT ARREST

A 32-year-old Pensacola woman is facing a child neglect charge after a child was found in her vehicle that had drugs and needles in it. An Escambia County Sheriff’s deputy approached Nikki Porter’s car for a parking violation and she said she didn’t have any identification on her, then gave a false name and date…MORE

RED TIDE CONTINUES

Red tide continues to linger in Northwest Florida. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said red tide, was observed in medium concentrations in or offshore of Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Escambia counties. Red Tide can deplete oxygen in the water, killing marine life, and it can also irritate people’s noses, throats and eyes. It…MORE

SUPREME COURT CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT RULING

The Florida Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to three proposed constitutional amendments on the November ballot that focused on whether the proposals improperly bundled unrelated issues into single ballot measures. They included  Amendment 9, that seeks to ban offshore oil drilling and the use of electronic cigarettes in workplaces; Amendment 7, which deals with…MORE

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