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Spring Break arrests down in Orange Beach

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WKRG) - It's taken a couple of years, but it seems the message has gotten across in Orange Beach. If you want to party, don't come here. We are quickly approaching the midway point of the spring break season in Orange Beach with only a few rough patches. "I think it's definitely

WKRG - 2018-03-20 23:25:59

ECSO searching for suspect who held up Pensacola Walgreens for pills

The Escambia County Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect who held up a Walgreens and demanded pills. The suspect walked into the Walgreens at Nine Mile and Pine Forest Road at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded pills, according to authorities. He then left the store

PENSACOLA NEWS JOURNAL - 2018-03-21 18:36:03

Baldwin County 'bursting at the seams' with another school groundbreaking

We see it everywhere we go. Things are booming in South Alabama. The numbers for residential and commercial building permits in our area shows a lot of activity in 2017, but it's Baldwin County that's really bursting at the seams. Every school groundbreaking is a reminder that more and more people a

MYNBC15.COM - 2018-03-21 16:50:02

Mobile man charged with murder in shooting of woman at apartment complex

Mobile Police made an arrest overnight in a murder investigation. Kenneth Lamared Smith, 24, is charged with the shooting death of his 21-year-old girlfriend. The shooting happened at Dickens Ferry Apartments near Old Shell Road Wednesday. Police have not released the victim's name or a motive. Smit

WALA-TV FOX10 - 2018-03-22 13:38:00

Fisherman has close call with a shark in Pensacola Bay

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) - It was a close call for a local fisherman when a shark came within just a few inches of biting his hand. The video is getting a lot of attention online that shows a shark in Pensacola Bay snapping at local fisherman Tyler Manning. "When I got my hand on the leader, I can fee

WKRG - 2018-03-20 23:40:06

Police: Pensacola woman arrested after calling 911 several times

Abusing 911 - that's what led to the arrest of a Pensacola woman over the weekend. Mary Elaine King, 63, is facing a third-degree felony charge for public order crimes. Pensacola police are warning residents not to call unless it's a true emergency. Pensacola Police Department Public Information Off

WEAR - 2018-03-20 23:24:58

Wanted Cantonment Man Arrested Day After High Speed Pursuit; Speeds Topped 100 MPH

Deputies have arrested a man they say led them on a high speed chase through North Escambia Monday night, reaching speeds of up to 110 mph. The Escambia County Sheriff's Office received a tip that Marcelo Adrian Reyes was on his way to his girlfriend's house in the 1500 block of Lake Drive in Canton

NORTHESCAMBIA.COM - 2018-03-22 07:00:00

Assault Suspect Captured After Months on the Run

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) - An assault suspect wanted in Northwest Florida was captured Monday afternoon in Escambia County. Anthony Antonio Purifoy Jr., a 23-year-old from Cantonment, was arrested on charges of resisting an officer and illegal weapons possession. He is currently being held witho

WKRG - 2018-03-21 13:46:06

NW Florida man gets 20 years for gang-related shooting

Suspect in case was sentenced Tuesday after pleading no contest to third-degree murder. PENSACOLA - A Northwest Florida man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for a gang-related shooting that left one of his friends dead. Demetric Milhouse, 23, of Pensacola, was sentenced Tuesday after pleadin

NW FLORIDA DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-21 13:05:14

Pensacola man convicted of attempted murder after setting woman fire

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) - A Pensacola man was convicted Wednesday by an Escambia County jury of attempted second-degree murder with a weapon after prosecutors say he threw gasoline on a woman and set her on fire. On September 20, 2016, 41-year-old Tavares Antwan Lewis threw gasoline on the victim an

WKRG - 2018-03-21 21:01:38

Pensacola's mayor says he won't seek third term

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) - Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward announced Wednesday that he would not seek a third term as mayor in 2018 and released the following statement: "Serving as Pensacola's mayor for the past seven years has been the greatest honor and privilege of my life. I've been humbled to lea

WKRG - 2018-03-21 19:50:36

New jobs heading to Robertsdale

ROBERTSDALE, Ala. (WKRG) - It may not look like much now, but a 35 thousand square foot warehouse will soon be home to a new multi-million dollar industry in Robertsdale. A global leader in marine manufacturing, AdvanTec, is expanding its reach to Robertsdale. "It's going to create over 40 new jobs

WKRG - 2018-03-21 01:01:47

Fairhope mayor pulls rug out from under police sergeant position

Lagniappe | Fairhope Police Chief Joseph PettiesFairhope Mayor Karin Wilson "withdrew" former Ethics Commission agent Tony Goubil from the position of police sergeant and possibly the position of public safety director last Thursday, 15 days after she announced his hiring outside of normal personnel

LAGNIAPPEMOBILE - 2018-03-20 20:42:55

Mobile County Sheriff identifies deputy who had beer bottle in his patrol vehicle

Mobile County Sheriff Sam Cochran identified the deputy who left a beer bottle in his patrol vehicle late last week. The bottle was spotted by a citizen who took a video and posted it on Facebook. Cochran said the vehicle was assigned to Sgt. Joe Mahoney, who has been with the sheriff's office for


Trial begins for man accused of setting girlfriend on fire

Opening statements began in a trial for a Pensacola man charged with pouring gasoline on his girlfriend and setting her on fire two years ago. Marie Long said she fought for her life after spending seven months in the hospital. The victim, her mother, and investigators in the case took the witness s

WEAR - 2018-03-20 19:09:09

Distracted driving simulator comes to Pensacola State College

Distracted driving simulator comes to Pensacola State College A tour showing the dangers of distracted and impaired driving made a stop in Pensacola on Tuesday. The Arrive Alive Tour set up a simulator at Pensacola State College (PSC). It allows participants to experience the potential consequences

WEAR - 2018-03-20 22:06:39

Teen accused of setting house on fire while victims slept

Deputies have arrested a 13-year-old for intentionally setting a garage fire at a home on Stafford Farm Boulevard. Ethan Marsh-Hual admitted he set the fire because he was upset with a child who lived in the home, according to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office (SRCSO). According to an arrest re


Gulf Breeze City Council approves Tiger Point land sale to school district

The city of Gulf Breeze City Council voted Monday evening to accept the Santa Rosa County School District's offer to buy property on the west side of Tiger Point Golf Course for $1.9 million. In a 4-1 vote, the council approved the deal that would allow the school district to purchase 45 acres from

PENSACOLA NEWS JOURNAL - 2018-03-20 13:12:41

Man gets 20 years for gang-related shooting

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for a gang-related shooting that left one of his friends dead. The Pensacola News Journal reports that 23-year-old Demetric Milhouse was sentenced Tuesday after pleading no contest to third-degree murder. Authorities say

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2018-03-21 07:20:45

Baldwin County Job & Career Fair

A diverse group of employers packed the Daphne Civic Center for this year's Baldwin County Job & Career Fair. Hundreds of people had the chance to speak one-on-one with more than 50 employers from industries such as health care, sales, engineering and law enforcement. This was the first time the E

WALA-TV FOX10 - 2018-03-20 20:42:00