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FLORIDA INSURANCE SHIFT

Insurance regulators say tens of thousands of Florida homeowners will be shifted to a different insurer this spring because of one company’s financial troubles. 43,000 policyholders will be moved from Anchor Property and Casualty Insurance Company to Homeowners Choice Property and Casualty Insurance Company effective April 1st. The move came after Anchor’s financial-stability rating was…MORE

CORRECTIONS OFFICER CHARGED

An Escambia County Alabama correctional officer has been charged with helping two inmates escape from the work release barracks in Brewton, Alabama. Escambia County Alabama Sheriff Heath Jackson said 47-year-old Correction Officer Deidra Madden left a security door propped open early Saturday morning to allow 33-year old Hunter Madden and 24-year old Gregory Smith to…MORE

WINNING FANTASY 5 TICKET

A Fantasy 5 ticket sold in Pensacola is one of four winners in Monday night’s drawing. The ticket was purchased at the Circle K store on Bayou Boulevard and is worth $44,669.52. The numbers are: 9-13-18-27-36. The other winning tickets were purchased in Miami, Apalachicola, and Hallandale Beach in Broward County.MORE

ESCAPED INMATE RECAPTURED

Marianna Police say an inmate who escaped from custody yesterday morning in Jackson County has been recaptured. Police say 36-year-old Travis Wilson was being transported to court for a hearing when he walked off on Jackson Street in Marianna. He is charged with felony battery and sexual battery with a deadly weapon. He taken into…MORE

CRAB ISLAND FEES GOING UP

The Okaloosa County Commission has approved a revised ordinance that means the owners of commercial vessels and floating structures at Crab Island will start paying higher monthly fees to operate in the “Crab Island Entertainment Area.” For example, the monthly fee for commercial vessels has gone up by $200 and is now $400 per vessel. …MORE

PANAMA CITY BEACH BURGLARY ARREST

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office says a suspect in the burglary of the Back Beach Barbecue restaurant in Panama City Beach, has been arrested after a footprint found at the scene connected him to the break-in. The suspect entered from a door not covered by security cameras. He then slipped a cup over the security…MORE

UPDATE: ESCO investigates shooting as case of domestic violence

UPDATE (7:05 a.m.) — According to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, deputies are investigating the case as domestic violence. Investigators are determining if this will be classified as a “Stand Your Ground” case. ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office says a person was shot to death at Don Janeal Road and…MORE

ESCO: Person shot to death in Escambia County

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office says a person was shot to death at Don Janeal Road and Mossy Creek at about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday in the Creekwood subdivision. News 5 is working to get more details. LATEST STORIESMORE

Report: Former daycare worker caught on camera abusing child

MILTON, Fla. (WKRG) — A former daycare worker was caught on camera abusing a small child. According to the arrest report, the incident happened at Kid’s Discovery Learning Center in Milton on Oct. 22, 2019. Haley Goodman, 18, was caught on video holding the child down by the head, holding a blanket over the child’s…MORE

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