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Dozens of families displaced in Santa Rosa County after new management changes

Brittany Ham, a resident at the Boardwalk Apartments in Milton, said when a new management company bought her complex, she learned that her rent would go up by a hundred dollars and that she'd need a new deposit of 500 dollars to stay.

WEAR - 2018-08-16 20:01:52

Pensacola, Escambia County divided on whether to save troubled fair housing commission

In a "monitoring report" summarizing its findings, the clerk's office noted that the EPHRC had distributed "community relations" dollars to friends and family members, ignored statutorily-mandated reporting and transparency obligations, and resolved just seven client complaints in roughly two-and-a-

PENSACOLA NEWS JOURNAL - 2018-08-16 21:59:00

Milton City Council sails toward approving boat rental businesses on Blackwater River

The ordinance will go into effect following the second reading. With that, visitors to Milton will then be able to rent different vessels — paddleboats, outboards, kayaks or even a canoe — in the downtown area along the water.

PENSACOLA NEWS JOURNAL - 2018-08-15 11:42:00

Man wanted for Mobile murder captured in Florida during traffic stop

PNJreports, "during the stop, the trooper smelled marijuana in the vehicle and began a criminal investigation, where it was determined Russell was allegedly in possession of a felony amount of marijuana."

MYNBC15.COM - 2018-08-15 21:38:55

Mississippi murder suspect arrested in Fort Walton Beach

OCSO Deputies arrested Crawford at the hospital. They were also able to locate the victim’s vehicle, a black Suzuki, concealed in the wood line off Interstate 10 near Mile Marker 58.

WKRG - 2018-08-16 22:18:59

Milton considers better lighting, security cameras at historic cemetery

At the request of the cemetery board, city staff determined a need for three security cameras on the perimeter of the cemetery with an estimated total cost of $3,500 for the cameras and other equipment.

PENSACOLA NEWS JOURNAL - 2018-08-15 22:01:00

Pensacola fishermen catch 12-foot tiger shark at Fort Pickens

Jack Moran, David Smith and other local fishermen struggled with a 12-foot tiger shark on Friday night but finally roped it in after an hour of work.Courtesy of Jack Moran/Yakin with Jack, Pensacola News Journal

PENSACOLA NEWS JOURNAL - 2018-08-15 17:16:00

DUI suspect pleads guilty in Pace car crash that killed two sisters

Kelly’s attorney, Randall Etheridge, said his client didn’t want to put the victims’ family through a trial. He pleaded guilty as charged to a dozen charges, including DUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide and fleeing law enforcement causing death.

PENSACOLA NEWS JOURNAL - 2018-08-15 20:21:00

Pensacola man arrested for pleasuring himself at a restaurant table

The witness stated within the report as she worked she noticed Goldsmith started eating the food he brought in with him in the restaurant. As witness diverted her attention back to her work, and when she looked back up Goldsmith was looking directly at her holding his privates in his hand and pleasu

WEAR - 2018-08-15 15:30:18

Judge throws out case against Wild Greg's owner for concealing surveillance video

Urban, the owner of the Palafox Street club, was charged in May with resisting an officer without violence for a February incident in which authoritiesclaimed he was deliberately misleading policeas they investigated an alleged assault at the business.

PENSACOLA NEWS JOURNAL - 2018-08-16 18:54:00

Main Street Milton will host CivicCon watch party

Great cities begin with civic dialogue. That’s the bottom line of CivicCon,a year-long project of the News Journal and the Studer Community Instituteto strengthen communities as great places to live, invest, grow and prosper. The joint project is a series of public town halls and workshops with the


REPORT: Woman attacks kid for using 'her cup'

Kristina Pitcher is being held without bond, according to the Escambia County Jail View, on one count of cruelty towards a child/child abuse without great bodily harm.


Indiana man charged with traveling to Pensacola to meet minor for sex

Jesse Alan Wilkum, 20, was charged with a series of offenses, including interfering with the custody of a minor, child cruelty and obscene communication, for the alleged sexual acts between July 6 and 10.


Escambia man arrested for dragging girlfriend out of the car

On Sunday, August 21, 2018, Escambia County Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to a home on Mindoro Circle in Escambia County in reference to a disturbance.


A sibling rivalry over the use of the bathroom turns ugly.

Within the arrest report, the victim stated she was in the shower for approximately 15 minutes before her brother, Gratton arrived home. Gratton then told his sister to get out of the bathroom once she was out they began to argue.


Deputies search for missing 15-year-old

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla (WKRG) -- The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing teen. The 15-year old missing teen is Isis Sparks of Fort Walton Beach. She was last seen at her home on Spencer Drive on August 11th. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to please contac


Man catches huge 12 foot shark in Pensacola

Man gets the ultimate catch while fishing with friends in PensacolaPENSACOLA, Fla (WKRG) -- Talk about getting the ultimate catch!Jack Moran says he caught a monster 12 foot shark while fishing with his wife and a friend in Pensacola.Moran says it took him an hour and a half to battle the giant shar


Police: Two Molino Men Arrested For Walmart Theft, One Had A Loaded Gun And Spice

The Pensacola Police Department responded to a retail theft complaint at the Walmart on Creighton Road after Jonathan David Franklin and Dakota Ray Smith, both 25, allegedly approached a self checkout register with a shopping cart full of merchandise and a Stanley roller luggage-type plastic box. Af


Escambia and Santa Rosa felony and DUI arrests for Friday, Aug. 10

Curtis Jerome Atwood, 23, address unavailable, drug possession, fleeing or eluding police, driving with a suspended license.


Pensacola teen wins taekwondo gold medals at world championships, beating adults twice her age

"It was very natural for me to pick it up," Lewis said. "I feel like it's all based on self-improvement. You can strive to improve your ability, but it helps with your self-discipline. It's helped with my confidence. It taught me how to talk to people. I was very, very closed up before I joined."