Category Archives: Local News

TATE HIGH SCHOOL FIGHT

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office says one teenager has been arrested and a warrant has been issued for another for their involvement in a fight Wednesday at Tate High School. 17-year-old Lester Cheatam has been charged with felony battery and a warrant for the same charge has been issued for 16-year-old Ya’Marcus. Videos show two…MORE

DELAYED PEDESTRIAN FATALITY

The Florida Highway Patrol says a 42-year-old man struck by a car last week in Beulah, has died. Troopers say on November 30th, Jared Dunn was walking on Beulah Road near Nine Mile Road about 6:15 p.m. when he was struck by an SUV driven by 44-year old Constance Spencer of Pensacola. Dunn was transported…MORE

ANIMAL CRUELTY ARREST

Chief Assistant State Attorney Bill Bishop says an Air Force man has been charged with two counts of animal cruelty. Anthony Ward was supposed to care for dogs while the owner was out of town. Someone reported that the dogs were being left unattended for lengthy periods and notified PAWS, the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society,…MORE

PYTHON BOWL

There are many bowls in December and January, but the State of Florida has one of the more unusual ones. Governor Ron DeSantis participated in the launch of the 2020 Florida Python Bowl Challenge. The 10-day Python Bowl starts on January 10th, 2020, and is aimed at protecting the Everglades from invasive snakes, especially Burmese…MORE

PROBLEMS WITH KRATOM

The National Institute on Drug Abuse says there appears to be problems with kratom, a psychoactive plant that grows naturally in Southeast Asian countries and is a relative of the coffee plant. It is usually taken in a powder, pill or liquid form and activates the same brain receptors as opiates. The National Institute on…MORE

FOUND SKELETAL REMAINS IDENTIFIED

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office says skeletal remains discovered in Pine Log State Forest Park the day before Thanksgiving have been identified as those of 60-year-old Tobias Orloff, of Panama City Beach. The Sheriff’s Office said Orloff’s vehicle was discovered in the parking lot of Pine Log State Forest. His remains were found in the…MORE

ECSO: School shooting threat circulating on social media

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating social media rumors about a school shooting at Tate High School Friday. Authorities say they have found no credible threat so far. There will be extra personnel at Tate High Friday.MORE

Rabies alert issued for Escambia County, Florida

The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County has issued a rabies alert for Escambia County, Florida. This alert covers all of Escambia County and will last for 60 days. Alerts are designed to increase awareness to the public, but they should not give a false sense of security to areas that have not been…MORE

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