Category Archives: Local News

DEATH PENALTY BEING SOUGHT

The State Attorney’s Office announced they will ask for the death penalty for the Niceville man who stabbed his 3-year-old son repeatedly on March 15th in their home on Rawlins Court in Okaloosa County. 61-year-old Frederick Franken stabbed his son after his wife said she wanted a divorce. The 3-year-old was found dead on the…MORE

ESCAMBIA COUNTY ARSON ARREST

An Escambia County woman has been arrested and charged with intentionally setting her business on fire. On March 22nd, 2018,  Escambia County firefighters responded to a fire on the 700 block of East Burgess Road in Pensacola. Once the fire was extinguished, fire investigators observed signs the fire may have been deliberately set and also…MORE

CHICKEN DEATH INVESTIGATION

Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan has issued a statement after one of his deputies was accused of shooting a chicken from his car. The Sheriff said the deputy hit and killed a chicken with his vehicle on Monday, April 15th, but did not shoot it from his vehicle. Sheriff Morgan said false reports of the…MORE

THURSDAY NIGHT STORMS

Strong thunderstorms that originated from a system that began in Texas rolled through the area last night downing trees and causing scattered power outages. With wind gusts of 40 to 50 miles an hour and heavy rain the severe weather lasted for several hours. Although several fatalities occurred in Alabama and Mississippi, no serious injuries…MORE

LACK OF BAY COUNTY STORM SHELTERS

The 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins in about six weeks, but Bay County is facing a lack of shelters. Right now only one school that can be used as a shelter in the event of a storm, which is Deane Bozeman. All other schools are too damaged to be able to serve as shelters and…MORE

CRESTVIEW POLICE CHIEF RETIRING

After 30 years of service, Crestview’s police chief is retiring. Chief James Grant presented a letter to the City Manager Tim Bolduc saying his last day will be June 30th.  Assistant Police Chief Lisa Sprague will serve as Interim Chief of Police until a replacement is found. Bolduc said a date has not been selected…MORE

ESCAMBIA CO. CORRECTIONS OFFICERS FIRED

The Pensacola News Journal is reporting that two Escambia County corrections officers have been fired and one resigned after a violent fight between two County jail inmates back on January 31st. One inmate had to be transported the hospital and the other was charged with the attack. An internal investigation revealed the three corrections officers…MORE

GROUPS WANTS OIL-DRILLING BAN

An environmental group says they want Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to stop issuing new oil-drilling permits and to ban fracking. They say they are concerned that the recent earthquakes in the area near the Florida-Alabama line may be linked to oil and gas operations. The group, Food & Water Watch, said that while they do…MORE

UNDERCOVER STING OPERATION

Eight men – including a former Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Deputy – have been arrested for soliciting minors for sex as a part of the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office’s “Operation Spring Cleaning.” During the operation an undercover deputy posed online as a 13 or 14-year-old girl, and in one case as a boy. The men are…MORE

BODY OF MISSING BOATER RECOVERED

The body of a 7th Special Forces Group soldier who was thrown from a boat Sunday afternoon in Choctawhatchee Bay has been found in the Gulf of Mexico near Jetty East Condominiums. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said 34-year-old Sergeant 1st Class Thomas Robinett was ejected from the 20-foot boat early Sunday afternoon…MORE

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