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NO MORE RED TIDE

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says tests indicate that red tide was not detected in Florida waters this past week. The region has been impacted by red tide since November 2017 causing serious damage to wildlife. The FWC said the red tide organism was not observed in daily water samples collected from southwest…MORE

ACCUSED MURDERER SENTENCED

A 41-year-old Pensacola woman, awaiting trial on murder charges, has been sentenced to seven years in prison for a separate crime. Ashley McArthur is charged with first-degree murder FOR the 2017 death of 33-year-old Taylor Wright whose body found buried in a wooded area near McArthur’s family property after the two had a dispute over…MORE

BOND SET FOR MURDER SUSPECTS

The three suspects accused in the deadly armed robbery at the Quick Fill gas station on Mobile Highway made their first court appearance and a bond has been set for each suspect. Keandra Smith’s bond is set at 2.5 million dollars and Crystal Claudell’s bond is $100,000. Efidarius Bryant was given no bond amount until…MORE

HIT AND RUN SUSPECT SOUGHT

The Florida Highway Patrol is looking for a Pensacola woman who hit a pedestrian with her car on January 30th and drove off. It happened at the  J & J Apartments in the 7700 block of West Fairfield Drive after 42-year-old Cherie Wallace was involved in a burglary and intentionally backed her car into 56-year-old…MORE

BAY COUNTY FIRE DEATH

A 66-year-old man who served almost 27 years in prison for second-degree murder before his release in 2017, died in a house fire in Callaway Wednesday night. Wilmer Adkison, died when his home at 1903 Greenwood Way was engulfed in flames. His brother, Johnny, was at the home Wednesday when the fire broke out, but…MORE

MID-BAY BRIDGE REPAIRS

The Florida Department of Transportation is working with a contractor to complete a plan to make permanent repairs to the Mid-Bay Bridge, but does not have a completion date yet. The 3.6-mile-long, two-lane toll bridge that crosses Choctawhatchee Bay was closed January 8th after problems were found with steel cables that reinforce the bridge. After…MORE

AIR FORCE HOUSING INSPECTIONS

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Chief of Staff General David Goldfein have directed commanders at every Air Force base worldwide to conduct a review of the condition and safety of all military housing by March 1st. The effort will involve a health and safety check of all 74,500 family housing units in the Air…MORE

CONVENIENCE STORE MURDER ARRESTS

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Department said three people have been arrested and charged in the murder of a convenience store clerk Tuesday night. About 8:15 pm 50-year-old Govardhan Kotha was found shot to death in the Quick Fill convenience store on Mobile Highway by arriving deputies. 29-year-old Efidarius Bryant and 23-year-old Keandra Martez Smith have…MORE

PENSACOLA POLICE DEPT. RE-ACCREDITED

The Pensacola Police Department has been re-accredited by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, an award that symbolizes professionalism, excellence and competence. The process requires a review of every aspect of the agency’s organization, management, operations and administration and took the police department two years to complete. The accreditation standards provide norms against which…MORE

SEX OFFENDER TO BE SENTENCED

A 56-year-old Michigan man who flew to Okaloosa County in October 2018 thinking he would have sex with a 12-year-old girl, could be sentenced to life in prison. 56-year-old Ronald Roscoe of Traverse City, Michigan, is a registered sex offender and thought he was communicating with the underage girl, but it was actually an undercover…MORE

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