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Father, son facing multiple fraud charges in Escambia County, Fla.

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — A father and son are facing multiple fraud charges stemming from obtaining a CARES ACT loan with a stolen identity. On Feb. 24, ECSO Economic Crimes Investigator Greg Goult rearrested 19-year-old Antonio Raychouni Slocum Jr. along with his father, 34-year-old Antonio Raychouni Slocum Sr., for fraud-related crimes. Investigator Goult along…MORE

COVID-19 UPDATE

COVID-19 cases yesterday, bringing the state’s total to 1,885,661. There were also 129 new deaths and Florida’s death toll is now 30,878. Escambia County had 87 new cases Santa Rosa County had 55 new cases and 4 new deaths Okaloosa County had 46 new cases and 1 new death Walton County had 28 new casesMORE

MASS VACCINATION EVENT FOR VETERANS

On Saturday the Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System will hold a mass COVID-19 vaccination event in Pensacola for qualifying veterans. The event will run from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Joint Ambulatory Care Center at 790 Veterans Way, off of Highway 98 in Warrington and is by appointment only. Those eligible are…MORE

SANTA ROSA COUNTY JAIL INMATE FOUND DEAD

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Department is investigating after an inmate at the Santa Rosa County Jail was found dead in a cell.  Emergency life-saving measures were not successful. The Sheriff’s Office says the case is being investigated as a possible suicide. The identity of the inmate had not yet been released.  MORE

PENSACOLA GUN BUY-BACK PROGRAM

The Pensacola City Council will vote tonight on whether to approve a gun buy-back program. Councilman Delarian Wiggins who proposed the program says the city would pay anywhere between $125 to $200 for a functioning firearm, no questions asked, in order to take guns off the street. People selling guns will not have to give…MORE

ECUA SEWAGE OVERFLOW

The Emerald Coast Utilities Authority says there was a 5,200 gallon sewage overflow on West Roberts Road in Cantonment due to a broken six-inch main that was damaged by a utility contractor. 3,500 gallons were recovered by vacuum truck and transported to an ECUA water reclamation facility for proper disposal and treatment. There was another…MORE

PENSACOLA CVS VACCINE LOCATION

The CVS Pharmacy at 2100 W. Cervantes Street in Pensacola is among the CVS locations in Florida that are now booking COVID-19 vaccine appointments. It is the only CVS location in Escambia County currently offering the vaccine. Eligible residents must be 65 or older or frontline health care workers. Patients must register in advance at…MORE

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