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UPDATE: 16-year-old boy missing in Escambia County found safe

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — UPDATE (5:48 p.m.): Stephen Rush has been safely located. Original story Escambia County deputies are looking for a missing endangered 16-year-old. Stephen Rush was last seen at about 8:45 a.m. Saturday in the 6900 block of Fort Deposit Drive. Rush has brown hair, blue eyes, he is 5’5, 133 lbs.…MORE

Escambia County man wanted for ATM thefts arrested in Texas

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — A man accused of stealing from two ATMs in Escambia County has been arrested in Houston, Texas. Lakevin DeShun Alexander, 19, had active warrants for the theft of ATMs at Gulf Winds Credit Union and Hancock Whitney Bank. He also had warrants for two vehicle thefts. Alexander was arrested on…MORE

Man shot twice while riding skateboard in Escambia County

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — An Escambia County man was shot twice early Saturday morning while riding his skateboard, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies say it happened at West Jackson Street and Kirk Street at about 12:30 a.m. The victim told deputies he was riding his skateboard and was randomly shot twice…MORE

Woman charged in wreck with school bus

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — A woman from Pensacola is being charged after authorities say she rear-ended a loaded school bus. It happened around 2:30 this (Friday 1/17) afternoon in western Escambia County, on Tower Ridge Road. Florida State Troopers say 59-year old Donna Harris was driving carelessly when she hit the bus from behind.…MORE

WATCH: Gallery Night, UWF team up to celebrate ‘Year of the Rat’ downtown

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — Gallery Night, a nonprofit that holds monthly events in downtown Pensacola, University of West Florida International Programs, and the UWF Office of Equity and Diversity teamed on Friday to celebrate the Lunar New Year. The groups celebrated the new year, the Year of the Rat, by hanging more than 250 Chinese…MORE

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