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Victim in serious condition following shooting in Pensacola

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — One person is in serious condition following an overnight shooting in Pensacola. Police say the victim was shot inside a home on East Baars Street. The victim was rushed to the hospital. The suspect managed to get away, but officers say they believe they know who shot the victim. LATEST STORIES:MORE

UPDATE: Man arrested following overnight shooting in Pensacola

UPDATE: (5:36 am) — Police have arrested 20-year-old Da’Nautica Quashawn Pearson in connection to the shooting. The mugshot is from a previous arrest. PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — One person is in serious condition following an overnight shooting in Pensacola. Police say the victim was shot inside a home on East Baars Street. The victim was…MORE

New York man dies after being struck by three cars on Eglin Parkway

SHALIMAR, Fla. (WKRG) — On Nov. 30 at about 7:30 p.m., a 28-year-old man from New York was struck by three cars and killed while walking along Eglin Parkway near Joe Martin Circle. The Florida Highway Patrol traffic report says an SUV and a sedan were traveling north on Eglin Parkway near Joe Martin Circle…MORE

COVIDE-19 UPDATE

The Florida Department of Health says the state added 8.847 new COVID-19 cases yesterday, bringing the state’s total to 1,008,166. There were also 82 new deaths bringing the state’s death toll to 18,916 Escambia County had 143 new cases and one new death Santa Rosa County had 108 new cases Okaloosa County had 20 new…MORE

ILLEGAL RECORDING DEVICE FOUND IN ESCAMBIA COUNTY ADMINISTRATORS OFFICE

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement says an illegal recording device was found in Escambia County Administrator Janice Gilley’s office earlier this year. FDLE spokeswoman Gretl Plessinger said an investigation did locate a hidden video-audio recording device, but the case was closed when no additional information was developed. Gilley said she became concerned when she…MORE

CENTURY SHOOTING INVESTIGATION

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office says one person was killed in a triple shooting in Century late Monday night. The shooting occurred around 11:30 p.m. in the 8200 block of Alger Road, off North Century Boulevard. Arriving deputies found one male dead and two others injured. The injured were transported by Escambia County EMS and…MORE

FORMER SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR ARRESTED

A former administrator with the Escambia Virtual Academy has been charged with sexual battery of an underage girl over several years. 46-year-old Jeremy Lowery, allegedly molested the girl beginning when she was 13-years old, and it continued from 2013 thru 2017. None of the abuse was reported to be directly related to his employment at…MORE

DELAYED RAPE ARREST

The Escambia County Sherriff’s Office says a man accused of raping a woman in Escambia County in 2009 has been arrested. In September 2009, the victim reported she went to a home with a friend where she was drinking alcohol and believes someone drugged her. She says she was in and out of consciousness when…MORE

ASCEND WORKING TO RESTART PLANT

Ascend Performance Materials in Gonzalez is working to restart production at their plant following a weekend power failure that led to releases of chemicals. The power failed at the plant on Old Chemstrand Road just before midnight on Friday, leading to the release of anhydrous ammonia, nitric oxide and nitrogen dioxide that lasted for 33…MORE

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