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Florida gov heeds call from Texas, Arizona for border help

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is castigating the Biden administration for what he called “a disaster and an emergency” at the nation’s border with Mexico. On Wednesday, the Republican governor said he would send law enforcement to Texas and Arizona, whose Republican governors have appealed to other states for help. DeSantis becomes…MORE

Officials: Arrive early, stay patient as demand for air travel increases

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — Melissa Gillespie was in Destin this past week for her sister’s bachelorette weekend. On Sunday, while trying to return to Chicago, things didn’t go according to plan at the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport. “A group ahead of us that were flying earlier than us warned that the situation was pretty chaotic,”…MORE

Fourth of July celebrations along the Gulf Coast

MOBILE COUNTY City of Mobile 4th of July Celebration: Plan to spend your July 4th in downtown Mobile! Enjoy a fantastic fireworks show and music at Cooper Riverside Park while celebrating the birth of our nation Sunday, July 4, at Cooper Riverside Park, 101 S. Water St., from 4-10 p.m. Mobile Pops 4th of July…MORE

Fatal officer-involved shooting under investigation in Jackson County

ALFORD, Fla. (WMBB) — An Alford man was killed by Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies during an early morning confrontation Wednesday. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement confirmed they are investigating the incident which happened at about 1 a.m. at a home on Stuckey Road. Family members of John Earle Barnes identified him as the man…MORE

Suspect charged in alleged kidnapping, robbery

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — One of three people named as suspects in an alleged kidnapping and robbery case has been arrested.  Joshua Aaron Baker, 32, turned himself in Tuesday morning and was charged with kidnapping, aggravated battery, aggravated assault and robbery. Baker was named alongside 21-year-old Tristan Byars and 40-year-old Jessica Carpenter as suspects involved…MORE

Suspect charged in alleged kidnapping, robbery in Escambia County Florida

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — One of three people named as suspects in an alleged kidnapping and robbery case has been arrested. Joshua Aaron Baker, 32, turned himself in Tuesday morning and was charged with kidnapping, aggravated battery, aggravated assault and robbery. Baker was named alongside 21-year-old Tristan Byars and 40-year-old Jessica Carpenter as suspects involved…MORE

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