Category Archives: Local News

CANTONMENT CHILD PORN ARREST

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office says a 26-year-old Cantonment man was arrested on child pornography charges after authorities served a search warrant at his residence on Wednesday. Investigators said more than 10 files containing photographs and videos depicting children between 8 and 13-years of age engaged in sexual activity with adults and other children, were…MORE

MURDER SUSPECT DENIED BOND

The Crestview man who admitted killing his parents and two dogs, was denied bond by a judge yesterday. 30-year-old Jacob Price walked into the Crestview Police Department shortly after 4 a.m. Wednesday and told authorities he had shot and killed his parents and two family pets. Deputies found the bodies of his parents and the…MORE

FLORIDA TEACHER INCENTIVE PLAN

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has presented a 300 million-dollar, bonus program to reward teachers and principals of high-performing schools. The program would place higher emphasis on Title One schools, with bonuses up to $7,500 for teachers and $10,000 for principals of high-performing schools. For non-Title One schools, teachers would receive up to $3,700 bonuses and…MORE

MANATEE AWARENESS MONTH

November is Manatee Awareness Month, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is reminding the public to slow down and look out for these large aquatic mammals. As cooler weather comes many of Florida’s 7,000 manatees migrate to warmer waters since Manatees can’t tolerate water temperatures lower than 68 degrees for extended periods of…MORE

AUTOMATIC POWER RESTORING DEVICES

Gulf Power is installing Automated Lateral Switches on their power poles. The devices are intended to automatically restore power after a temporary disruption. Company spokesman Gordon Paulus said if the device senses an interference, like a tree limb, it will test the line up to three times. If it determines the tree limb is no…MORE

OKALOOSA COUNTY SCHOOL THREAT INVESTIGATION

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a school threat that was written on the wall in a boy’s bathroom wall at Choctawhatchee High School. Investigators said the threat was general and not directed at a specific individual. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office or to call Emerald Coast Crime…MORE

COURTHOUSE EVACUATED

The Federal Court building in downtown Pensacola was evacuated yesterday afternoon after a white powder was found inside an envelope that was mailed to the courthouse. The Pensacola Fire Department was dispatched to the courthouse about 2:30 pm and the building was evacuated. The Escambia County Hazmat team was on scene and prepared to enter…MORE

PENSACOLA STORMWATER FEES

The Pensacola News Journal is reporting that the Pensacola City Council will vote today on a resolution that could establish a new stormwater fee to pay for improvements to the city’s stormwater system. Mayor Grover Robinson told the Pensacola News Journal the vote will not set a new fee, but would give the Council the…MORE

MATT GAETZ ATTACKER TO BE SENTENCED

Congressman Matt Gaetz is asking the federal court to sentence the woman who threw a drink on him last June to serve some time in jail to send a message to supporters and opponents that violence will not be tolerated. 35-year-old Amanda Kondrat’yev admitted throwing a cup of red liquid at Gaetz as he was…MORE

ECUA RECYCLING MANAGER ARRESTED

The former manager of Emerald Coast Utilities Authority’s recycling facility has been charged with stealing more than $510,000. Escambia County Sheriff’s investigators say 42-year-old Jarrell Reynolds created a shell company and sold recycling material collected by ECUA to three other companies. Two of the companies were led to believe that they were buying from ECUA…MORE

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