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A closer look at a B52 and B1 bombers on Eglin Air Force Base

A closer look at a B52 and B1 bombers on Eglin Air Force Base

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (WKRG) — Crews with the 337th and 49th test and evaluation squadrons showed off massive bomber aircrafts on the Eglin Air Force Base flight line Thursday. Both squadrons flew to Eglin for a Commanders’ conference. Major Paul ‘Midnight’, pilot of the B1B talked to WKRG News 5 about the bomber’s…MORE

Family claims child was hurt in police custody during shooting investigation

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — The family of a man accused of shooting at police during a warrant search is accusing Pensacola Police of negligence, which resulted in the child being injured. Corey Marioneaux, Jr. and his family say a child left in police custody was injured while police investigated the shooting on Feb. 3. “I…MORE

Holocaust Interactive Museum created at Booker T Washington High

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — The staff and students at Booker T Washington High School are collaborating to create a Holocaust Interactive Museum in the school’s Innovation Center. BTWHS said they were one of several Florida schools to receive 18 historical posters and a tub full of books about the Holocaust. The school’s Innovation Specialist Patricia…MORE

Escambia County Sheriff’s Office looking for missing boy

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — Deputies with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office are looking for a missing 12-year-old boy. Noah Isaiah Walls was last seen on Feb. 23 at the 6500-block of North W. Street, according to a Facebook post from the ESCO. Deputies report that Noah was last seen wearing a red plaid jacket…MORE

Retired homicide investigators eager to crack cold cases at ECSO symposium

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — Wednesday marked the start of a two-day cold case symposium at the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.  More than a dozen retired homicide investigators are offering their expertise in hopes of helping the sheriff’s office cold case unit crack six selected cold cases. “We just want this fresh approach from these retired…MORE

African American Heritage Hall opening at Air Force museum for BHM

EGLIN AFB, Fla. (WKRG) — One of four new heritage halls at the Air Force Armament Museum near Eglin Air Force Base will be open Saturday, Feb. 26 honoring Black History Month. The museum located at 100 Museum Drive, will host a fundraising event with the African American Military Heritage Society (AAMHS) from 10 a.m.…MORE

Burnout underway to stop wildfire at Eglin

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (WMBB) — A wildfire near Eglin Air Force Base is producing a large amount of smoke, fire officials said Wednesday afternoon. “Eglin Air Force Base is conducting a burnout operation to halt the progress of a wildfire burning just south of Pleasant Ridge on the reservation,” Walton County Fire Rescue…MORE

SEC tournament moves from Orange Beach to Pensacola

PENSACOLA Fla. (WKRG) — The South Eastern Conference woman’s soccer tournament is moving from Orange Beach, Ala. to Pensacola, Fla. for the next two years. The SEC announced Wednesday, Feb. 23 that the tournament will move to Ashton Brosnaham Soccer Complex in Pensacola.  The SEC tournament will be held at the complex until 2024, “with…MORE

1 charged with manslaughter, hit man with propane tank

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — Deputies with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office have charged one man with manslaughter after a man was killed last summer.  Timothy Johnson was charged with manslaughter in the death of Christopher Hunter. Hunter was hit in his head with a steel propane tank, which caused severe injuries. He later died…MORE

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