Man leads deputies on chase in stolen vehicle, gets arrested: Escambia County Sheriff’s Office
A man was arrested Friday after allegedly leading sheriff's deputies on a chase in a stolen car.
The best steakhouse in Pensacola right now, according to diners—plus, see the rest of the top 11
Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated steakhouses in Pensacola, according to diners' reviews on Yelp as of January 2024.
Teen missing in Escambia County — have you seen him?
The Escambia County Sheriff's Office is looking for a missing and possibly endangered 16-year-old.
Escambia County employee who died in tree trimming incident identified
ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — The Escambia County employee who died during a tree trimming incident Monday has been identified as 59-year-old David Owen. A news release from the county said Owen had worked for the county for almost 25 years as an equipment operator III for the Public Works Department. Coworkers of Owens said […]
Escambia County residents concerned by new subdivision due to flooding, habitat loss
ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. -- A new subdivision being built in Escambia County is not getting a warm welcome from neighbors. People living in the the Estates at Emerald Shores development say the new development is causing major problems for them including flooding, uncontrolled burns, and disrupting habitat for wildlife. Their...
Escambia County Superintendent calls out parents amid school violence, felony crimes
ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. -- Combatting school violence has become a top priority for Escambia County Public Schools. Data from the Department of Education shows the district's average number of daily violence is far above surrounding school districts. In fact, in less than a week recently, at least five teenagers in Escambia County were arrested on felony charges.
Deputies: Pensacola man hit another man over the head with a hammer
ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. -- A 40-year-old man was arrested Friday morning after hitting another man in the head with a hammer in Escambia County, according to the sheriff's office. Kenneth Minnick is charged with aggravated battery. The incident happened around 5 a.m. at a residence on Pilgrim Road. Deputies say...
5 Things to Do This Weekend – March 1-3
MOBILE, Ala. (Gulf Coast CW) — Trading Mardi Gras beads for Krispy Kreme donuts, Beers & Blooms, and a renaissance faire highlight your 5 Things to Do This Weekend for March 1-3, 2024!. 1- This weekend is one people look forward to all year. You put in all that...
Snapchat showed Pensacola man driving 150 mph. He was sentenced to life for killing 2.
Circuit Judge John Simon sentenced a Pensacola man to life in prison after a jury found him guilty on multiple counts of vehicular homicide Friday. The jury convicted 24-year-old Zhonterius Jones on two counts of vehicular homicide, a second-degree felony, and reckless driving causing serious bodily injury, a third-degree felony. ...
Pensacola Mar 01 Weekly Crime Report: 435 Incidents and 11 Crime Stories
Pensacola Mar 01 Weekly Crime Report: 435 Incidents and 11 Crime Stories. During the last week, Pensacola witnessed a total of 435 crime cases reported. The most frequent crime type was 'Disturbance', accounting for 114 cases, followed by 'Other' with 87 cases, and 'Assault' with 64 cases. Other significant crime categories included 'Trespass' with 62 cases, 'Burglary' with 39 cases, and 'Theft' with 27 cases. Lesser reported crimes were 'Arrest' with 13 cases, 'Vandalism' with 10 cases, 'Shooting' with 7 cases, and 'Robbery' with 6 cases. The least reported crime was 'Arson' with only a single case. These figures point towards a concerning level of disturbance and assault incidents in the place. The relatively lower numbers of severe crimes such as shooting, robbery, and arson, however, provide a small measure of solace in an otherwise grim scenario.
Food truck combining Asian and American barbecue plans brick and mortar restaurant
The Something Asian Food Truck, one of the food trucks within The City Limits Food Truck Park on Cervantes Street, could soon be opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant on West Michigan Avenue. The owners of City Limits and its food trucks, Donnie Deluna and Melvin Jacob, are undergoing the approval process...
Escambia County inmate, wanted for battery, escapes release facility: Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff's deputies are searching for an inmate who recently escaped a release facility.
How to: Free tax prep in Baldwin, Escambia Counties
MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — The South Alabama Regional Planning Commission, a governmental organization that provides services in community development, employment, economic development, and senior and social services, announced 7 sites for people to get their tax returns prepared for free. According to a SARPC flyer, the free tax returns are part of the IRS’ Tax […]
Six new developments slated to bring 350 homes to Escambia. See where:
During the month of February Escambia County's Development Review Committee approved six residential development projects that will add dozens of homes to their respective areas of the county. The six projects will create about 350 new housing units across Escambia County including in Beulah, Ferry Pass and Warrington. Here’s a...
Escambia County Sheriff’s Office looking for missing 12-year-old
The Escambia County Sheriff's Office asks for help locating a missing and endangered juvenile.
Florida Man Claims $5 Million Prize from Monopoly Scratch-Off Game
The Florida Lottery recently announced that Bernard Waters, of Milton, claimed a $5 million top prize from the $20 MONOPOLY DOUBLER scratch-off game at Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. The Santa Rosa County man chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $3,994,698.00. The North Florida winner purchased...
Escambia County officials warn about dangers of digging holes on the beach
PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — Escambia County emergency officials are issuing warnings about the risks of digging deep holes in the sand. The warning comes after a young girl died when a hole she was digging collapsed on her on a beach in South Florida, according to previous reporting. According to reports, the 7-year-old girl died […]
Pensacola man sentenced to 25 years for 2021 Attucks Court murder of Michael Yeldon Jr.
The Pensacola man who gunned down 22-year-old Michael Yeldon Jr. at Attucks Court was sentenced to a quarter century in state prison Thursday. Circuit Judge Coleman Robinson sentenced 19-year-old Iris Jenkins to 25 years in the Department of Corrections for second-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.
Man taken to hospital after being shot in leg in Escambia County
ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. -- A man was taken to the hospital after being shot in Escambia County on Tuesday afternoon. The Escambia County Sheriff's Office says a man showed up to his own home on Guerlain Way at around 3:25 p.m. with a gunshot wound to the leg. EMS was...
Nine Mile Stories: The Shack music venue/bar welcomes all (except chicken thieves)
There's a big and colorful chicken chained up day and night outside a shack on Nine Mile Road. Actually, not a shack. But The Shack ‒ a long-standing live music and funky bar at 2800 W. Nine Mile Road. The metal decorative chicken is a "national landmark" said Amy Jackson, a retired EMS worker who purchased The Shack in September. Don't know about that, but The Shack folks do keep it chained up day and night ‒ and no, it's not the Popeyes restaurant folks right next door eyeing the bird or anything like that.