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PENSACOLA CONFEDERATE MONUMENT REMOVED

The Confederate monument in Pensacola is being dismantled. A work crew removed the statue of the soldier on top of the monument in Florida Square yesterday. The city is paying Green-Simmons Company $135,000 to remove the monument without damaging it, and the contract gives the company 30 days to complete the work. The monument will…MORE

GULF ISLANDS CLOSES JOHNSON BEACH

Gulf Islands National Seashore closed Perdido Key and Johnson Beach  ahead of Hurricane Zeta, which is expected to bring heavy rainfall, high surf, dangerous rip currents and coastal flooding to Northwest Florida. Fort Pickens Road, Highway 399 – J. Earle Bowden Way – and the Opal Beach Areas remain closed because of damage from Hurricane…MORE

FATAL SHOOTING

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting that happened early Monday morning in the Crescent Lake Subdivision off Michigan Avenue. Deputies responded about 12:30 a.m. to the 5400 block of Glass Drive, where they found a man dead from a gunshot wound. Investigators are searching for 18-year-old Antonio Slocum Jr., for questioning…MORE

ESCAMBIA COUNTY BURN BAN

The burn ban in Escambia County has been lifted for the entire county. The Florida Forest Service says residents do not need a burn authorization to burn yard waste as long as the pile is less than 8 feet in diameter – 25 feet from forests, 50 feet from paved public roads, 25 feet from…MORE

CRASH OF NAVY TRAINING PLANE CONTINUES

The investigation into the fatal crash of a Naval training aircraft that killed two pilots is continuing and there are reports that the model of aircraft involved in the crash – the T-6B Texan II – has a history of safety issues. In 2017, The Air Force grounded its T-6s for about three weeks after…MORE

FLORIDA GAS PRICES

The triple “A” Auto Club says Florida prices are at their lowest level in nearly a month, averaging $2.08 per gallon. That’s 4.5 cents less than a week ago and 33 cents per gallon less than this time last year. The state average has declined the past 22 consecutive days. Gasoline demand is also 15%…MORE

Crews begin to remove Pensacola confederate monument

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — The City of Pensacola has started the process of removing the Florida Square confederate monument. A contractor crew on Monday removed the top portion of the monument — a statue of a confederate soldier. The contractor, which will be paid $130,000, has 30 days to remove the monument. The Pensacola City…MORE

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