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TWO LOCAL CITIES MANDATE MASK

The City of Milton’s Mayor, Heather Lindsay, in an emergency declaration has ordered that masks be worn inside all businesses by both employees and customers. The city of Gulf Breeze has also issued a declaration requiring masks and the City of Pensacola ordered masks be worn last week. However, masks are not required in the…MORE

HEAD OF TEACHERS UNION ARRESTED

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Department says the head of the teacher’s union in Santa Rosa County has been arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a weapon after she fired shots at a woman who was on her property. The woman told deputies she was talking to someone in front of Chavers’ home on…MORE

VFW OFFICIAL ARRESTED

A former quartermaster of a Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Milton has been arrested for stealing more $140,000 from the nonprofit organization. The president of VFW Post 4833 on Carroll Road in Milton contacted the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office last summer to report that 35-year-old Steven Williams, of Milton, had stolen more than…MORE

CITY OF WEEKI WACHEE DISSOLVED

The Florida city of Weeki Wachee – known for its mermaid shows – has been dissolved. The city, about 50 miles north of Tampa, was founded in 1966, mainly to help promote the Weeki Wachee mermaid attraction at the state park. But with only 13 residents, the city was insolvent and offered no services to…MORE

ATTEMPTED ARMED ROBBERY

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Department is still seeking a suspect for an attempted armed robbery that happened Tuesday night on Jackson Street and 57th Avenue in Myrtle Grove. The victim says the suspect tried to sell them drugs as they were coming out of a store and when the victim refused and started to ride…MORE

CHILD ABUSE ARREST

A 32-year-old Okaloosa County woman has been arrested for failing to report sexual abuse of a child while she was living in Tennessee. The report states sometime between 2017 and 2019, while riding in the backseat of a car belonging to Samantha Leigh Cockrell, a male friend of hers physically molested the child. Cockrell says…MORE

WORLD-WIDE COVID-19 DEATH TOLL

The confirmed global death toll from the COVID-19 virus is now at least 400,000. The United States leads the world with nearly 110,000 confirmed virus-related deaths. Europe has more than 175,000 Italy and Spain, with over 60,000 combined deaths, have acknowledged that their death count is probably larger. Brazil’s government has stopped publishing a running…MORE

BURN BANS LIFTED

Santa Rosa County Commissioners lifted its burn ban yesterday after discussions with the Florida Forest Service following some much-needed rainfall. Escambia County announced its burn ban will be lifted today and the Forest Service will also begin issuing burn permits again. However, interim Escambia County Fire Chief Paul Williams said it is still illegal to…MORE

PEDESTRIANS STRUCK IN NATIONAL SESHORE

The Florida Highway Patrol says a 36-year-old man and a two-year-old boy were hit by a car Tuesday night in the Gulf Island National Seashore near Pensacola Beach. Troopers say the two were getting into a car that was parked on the side of State Road 399 around 8:30 p.m. when an oncoming car swerved…MORE

MEAL SITES CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER

With the school year officially over dozens of meal distributions sites at schools across Escambia County have also closed. The Escambia County School District Food Service Department served over 180,000 breakfasts and lunches since March 23rd. However, the West Florida Public Libraries will continue to serve meals Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at…MORE

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