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New record-breaking day reported COVID-19 cases in Florida

FLORIDA (WKRG) — Florida reported a record 15,299 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases to 269,811 across the state. As of Sunday morning 18,271 people have been hospitalized and 4,242 deaths have been reported. Here is a break down of the counties in our area: ESCAMBIA COUNTY: 3,596 cases…MORE

Late evening fire in Escambia County

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — Escambia County Fire Rescue responded to a late evening fire in Warrington Saturday night. Around 11 PM Saturday night ECFR responded to the fire on Warrington. There was one person inside and made it out safely with no injuries. The fire is currently under investigation. LATEST STORIESMORE

TRAFFIC ALERT: Car flips on U.S. 98 at Okaloosa Island

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (WKRG) — A News 5 viewer sent in video of a car crash on Okaloosa Island Friday evening. The vehicle looks to have flipped over near the Destin Bridge causing traffic to slow down and merge to one lane. Expect Delays. LATEST STORIES:MORE

Pensacola city community centers, programs closing to the public

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — The city of Pensacola is closing all community resource centers and programs to the public until further notice because of an increase in COVID-19 cases in Escambia County and city staff. Community resource centers will close effective today, Friday, July 10, at the conclusion of any ongoing programming for the day. Exceptions: The free mask…MORE

Police search for suspect following fatal crash in Destin

DESTIN, Fla. (WKRG) — Deputies with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office are looking for a suspect following a fatal crash in Destin. It happened Thursday, just before midnight at the intersection of Harbor Boulevard and Beach Drive. The victim was riding a bicycle. Two others were injured when the car struck a tree. The intersection…MORE

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