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WEEKEND FATAL STABBING

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal weekend stabbing. It happened Sunday morning around 7 a.m. near 62nd Avenue and Fairfield Drive. 26-year-old Demarko Weathers was taken to Baptist Hospital with stab wounds where he later died. No arrests have been made and the investigation is continuing.MORE

MISSING TEENAGER

Escambia County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for missing teenager. 16-year-old Andrea Garcia was last seen on Saturday, October 19th around 7:30 p.m leaving for the fair and did not return. She was last seen wearing a white shirt, jeans, brown shoes, and a sweater.MORE

TOWN OF CENTURY SUNSHINE VIOLATION

The Town of Century in North Escambia County will repeat a Community Redevelopment Agency meeting tonight because of a a self-admitted Sunshine Law violation of the original meeting on October 7th. City Manager Buz Eddy said that meeting was not advertised properly and should not have taken place. The town decided to advertise another CRA…MORE

NICEVILLE DRUG ARRESTS

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office says 4 people were arrested in Niceville on drug charges. A search warrant was served at a residence in the 1400 block of Pine Street and drug paraphernalia including bongs, digital scales, several grams of methamphetamine, cocaine, and pills were seized. Gary Hagan, Amy Powell, Harold Blake, and Pamela Pillitteri…MORE

FLORIDA UNEMPLOYMENT RATE

The latest Florida unemployment numbers show a drop in the unemployment rate. Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.2 percent in September 2019, down a tenth of a percentage point from the August rate and from a year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate was 3.5 percent in September.MORE

CAR BURGLARIES ARREST

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office says two juveniles have been arrested for a string of car burglaries in the Bayou George area. The break-ins happened late Thursday and early Friday and investigators say the vehicles had been left unlocked, but all stolen items were returned to the victims. Sheriff Tommy Ford said the majority of…MORE

Man accused of raping young girl in Okaloosa County

OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — A Panama City Beach man has been charged after an arrest report claims he raped a young girl.  Kristopher William Parish was arrested Wednesday, Oct. 16, and charged with first-degree sexual battery on a victim 12 or older and less than 18. According to the arrest report, the abuse happened…MORE

84-year-old man with dementia reported missing in Pensacola

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — Pensacola Police are searching for a missing 84-year-old man who has a history of dementia. Roy Lee Smith dropped his wife off at 4700 Bayou Blvd. for a doctor’s appointment on Saturday night at about 10:30 p.m. and never returned to pick her up. Family says he never made it home.…MORE

UPDATE: Missing 84-year-old man with dementia located

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — UPDATE: Roy Lee Smith has been located. Original story Pensacola Police are searching for a missing 84-year-old man who has a history of dementia. Roy Lee Smith dropped his wife off at 4700 Bayou Blvd. for a doctor’s appointment on Saturday night at about 10:30 p.m. and never returned to pick…MORE

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