Pensacola cyclist killed in hit-and-run on Sorrento Road, troopers search for suspect
ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. -- A 61-year-old Pensacola man was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Escambia County early Saturday morning, according to Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers say the crash happened around 2:45 a.m. on Sorrento Road, west of Blue Angel Parkway. According to FHP, the man was bicycling eastbound on...
20-year-old Pensacola man sentenced to 15 years in state prison
ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. -- A Pensacola man arrested following a shots fired incident at Oakwood Terrace Apartments was sentenced to 15 years in state prison. A judge sentenced 20-year-old James Shoemo III on Wednesday for Possession of Firearm by a Convicted Delinquent Under 24 Years of Age. The State Attorney's...
Pensacola woman reportedly bit a deputy, so he punched her in the eye
A Pensacola woman is facing multiple charges after she reportedly bit an Escambia County (Fla.) deputy during her arrest Thursday. WEAR in Pensacola reports deputies were called to a residence on Gettysburg Drive Thursday morning after a call advising Scott was causing a disturbance. A police report indicated Scott already had existing warrants for aggravated assault and trespassing.
This group takes kids around the world without leaving Pensacola. Why the trip is worthwhile
The grant from the U.S. Department of Defense was worth just over $2.9 million and Escambia was one of seven school districts in the country to receive it. The money was intended to fund additional foreign language classes and expanded areas of study at three of the district's high schools, four middle schools and seven elementary schools that have high military family enrollment.
Pensacola man found guilty in love triangle murder; sentenced to life
A jury rejected a man's claims that he shot his ex-girlfriend's new partner in self-defense and found him guilty of murder following a two-day trial in Pensacola. After just over an hour of deliberations, an Escambia County jury returned to the courtroom Friday afternoon and determined Pensacola man Brandian Lyons murdered Larry Gross in 2021.
After years sitting vacant, there's construction underway at this Barrancas lot. What's coming?
A long vacant lot at the corner of Barrancas Avenue and Manchester Street is about to get a lot livelier. Extended Stay America is planning a new four-story, long-stay hotel on the property, according to a development order filed to Escambia County. Here’s what you need to know: ...
State drops charges against Escambia Little League treasurer accused of stealing $17K
The Office of the State Attorney decided they would not prosecute the Northwest Escambia Little League treasurer accused of stealing $17,000 from the organization. Court records indicate the state attorney announced "no prosecution" of 48-year-old Paula Star Pugh's fraud and grand theft charges citing "jurisdiction reasons." Escambia County Sheriff's spokesperson Morgan Lewis told the...
Charges dropped for Florida woman accused of theft from Little League, may be refiled in Alabama
Embezzlement charges against a woman accused of stealing nearly $17,000 from a Little League organization have been dropped in Florida due to a jurisdictional issue, according to NorthEscambia.com, but they may be refiled in Alabama. Paula Star Pugh was arrested in April and charged with grand theft and fraud. Authorities...
Perdido Key Drive closed after crash involving power lines
PERDIDO KEY, Fla. -- Perdido Key Drive is currently closed due to a crash involving power lines Friday afternoon. It happened around 12:15 p.m. in the 14000-block of Perdido Key Drive. FHP says authorities are working a vehicle crash with roadblock. The Escambia County Sheriff's Office says the crash involves...
Pensacola man who broke into home, strangled woman sentenced to 20 years
ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. -- A Pensacola man who broke into a woman's home and choked her unconscious was sentenced to 20 years in state prison. A judge sentenced Jeffrey Stokes, 59, on Tuesday for Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling with a Battery. The incident happened on June 30, 2022. The...
Several people hospitalized after car rear-ends van on Pensacola Boulevard
ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. -- Several people were hospitalized after a crash Thursday morning on Pensacola Boulevard in Escambia County. It happened around 5 a.m. at Pensacola Blvd. and Pinestead Road. According to Florida Highway Patrol, the crash involved a van driven by a 42-year old Pensacola man with six passengers...
Florida man sentenced to 15 years for illegal firearm possession: Escambia County Police
ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — A Florida man was sentenced to fifteen years in prison for “possession of firearm by a convicted delinquent under 24 years of age,” according to a release from the First Judicial Circuit of Florida Friday. James Darnell Shoemo, III, 20, was sentenced Wednesday to the maximum sentence of 15 years […]
Escambia Animal Control officers remove a whopping 608 pigs from a Cantonment property
Escambia County animal control officers spent three-and-a-half days in Cantonment over the last week collecting pigs belonging to the In Loving Swineness Sanctuary run by Christal and Francis Ellard, eventually nabbing 608 animals and shipping them off to farms or other locations in the region. "I about fell out," Mary...
Escambia Fire Rescue investigates hay barn blaze at Sigafoose Dairy in Bratt
ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. -- Escambia Fire Rescue is investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a large hay barn in Bratt Saturday morning. According to NorthEscambia.com, a neighbor saw smoke coming from the barn and alerted authorities. The over 6,000 square foot barn is at Sigafoose Dairy on Oakshade...
‘We need help’ Hispanic community addresses Escambia Co. commission
PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — Documented immigrants in Northwest Florida are raising concerns three weeks before a new immigration law takes effect. “We are all humans and we need help,” Lucy Trejo said. Trejo is a DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipient and came to America from Mexico. She’s speaking out against SB1718 because of […]
Special Weather Statement by NWS
Instruction: If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building. The National Weather Service has issued a warning for a strong thunderstorm in east central Baldwin and central Escambia Counties until 1 PM CDT. The storm is currently stationary and could produce winds over 40 mph and half inch hail, leading to potential damage to outdoor objects. The affected areas are mainly rural.
Juveniles in jail still need to learn. Here's who is teaching them in Escambia County.
Escambia County has some of the highest arrest rates of children ages 10 – 17 in the state of Florida. According to the latest data from the Florida Department of Health, 33 children per 1,000 people were arrested in 2021. The state average is half that. Five years ago,...
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