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NAS Pensacola hosts Wreaths Across America

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Naval Air Station Pensacola will host Wreaths Across America onboard the installation Dec.14 at Barrancas National Cemetery. This year’s event will kick-off at 11 a.m. to remember and honor our veterans through the laying of Remembrance Wreaths on the graves of our country’s fallen heroes and the act of saying the name…MORE

Man hit by car along Highway 90 in Santa Rosa County

Man hit by car along Highway 90 in Santa Rosa County

SANTA ROSA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — Officers with the Florida Highway Patrol are investigating a pedestrian crash in Santa Rosa County. According to a report from FHP, a man was hit by a truck last night near Highway 90 and South Airport Road. The crash happened around midnight. According to the report, Larry Bass was…MORE

Escaped Alabama inmate captured in Florida, extradited back to Chilton County

Escaped Alabama inmate captured in Florida, extradited back to Chilton County

CHILTON COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) — A second inmate who escaped from the Chilton County jail has been captured by deputies in Escambia County, Florida. According to the Escambia County jail log, Landon Gunter was arrested on December 8th. He has since been extradited to Chilton County. Deputies say Gunter and Joseph Edwards escaped from the…MORE

RANSOMWARE ATTACK AGAINST CITY OF PENSACOLA

Officials with the City of Pensacola say the ongoing cyberattack against the city is a ransomware attack, but have not released details about any potential demands for money. Other Florida cities have paid out hundreds of thousands of dollars to recover encrypted data in similar attacks. City spokesperson Kaycee Lagarde said some limited email service…MORE

TRAINING FOR SAUDI STUDENTS HALTED

The Pensacola News Journal is reporting that training has been suspended for more than 300 Saudi Arabian students at three Navy bases in Florida following the deadly shooting by a Saudi Air Force officer on Friday at NAS Pensacola. The Navy said classroom training will start again this week, and flight training for other students…MORE

WINGS OF GOLD AWARDED

The Navy has posthumously awarded Wings of Gold to the three Sailors killed during the shooting at the Pensacola Naval Air Station last week. Acting Secretary of the Navy  Thomas Modly proclaimed Ensign Joshua Watson as a naval aviator, and Airman Mohammed Haitham and Airman Apprentice Cameron Walters as naval aircrewmen. Vice Admiral DeWolfe Miller…MORE

TATE HIGH PLACED ON LOCKDOWN

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office says Tate High School was placed a precautionary lockdown for a time yesterday morning. Major Andrew Hobbs said deputies were attempting to arrest a suspect on a warrant for domestic violence in the area near the school when the suspect fled, but did not run onto the campus. The lockdown…MORE

CRESTVIEW SCHOOLS LOCKDOWN

The Crestview Police Department said Northwood Elementary/ Richbourg School and Bob Sikes Elementary, were placed on precautionary lockdown after reports were received of a man shooting a gun in the wooded area at the end of Panama Drive. Responding officers  got a description of the person and a short time later a deputy tried to…MORE

FORMER CHAMBER PRESIDENT SENTENCED

The former President of the Crestview Area Chamber of Commerce has been sentenced to three years in prison and ten years probation for stealing over $77,000 from the Chamber from November 2012 to September 2017. Valerie Lott was arrested in August 2018 for fraud and pleaded no contest to the charge. She was accused of…MORE

Navy awards “Wings of Gold” to three sailors killed at NAS Pensacola

Navy awards “Wings of Gold” to three sailors killed at NAS Pensacola

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — The Secretary of the Navy was at Pensacola Tuesday and awarded gold wings to the parents of the three sailors who were killed in Friday’s mass shooting. The gold wings are pilots wings for the officer and crew member’s wings for the enlisted.  WASHINGTON (NNS) — Three sailors died during an…MORE

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