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BREAKING: Driver not charged in four-year-old child fatality

CENTURY, Fla. (WEAR-TV) — No charges have been filed against the driver who struck and killed a four-year-old child in Escambia County. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), four-year-old Ka-merius Doritch was struck by a car on Wednesday in the 7100 block of Jefferson Avenue in Century.


Southern Raceway has a new kid on the block

MILTON — Cantonment’s Dylan Hamilton will remember taking his first win in the Durrence Layne Street Stock Feature at Southern Raceway this past Saturday. Hamilton, kicked the night off by winning his heat race, led wire to wire despite four cautions.


Florida man charged with threatening to kill three Democratic lawmakers

A Florida man was charged Friday with threatening to kill three Democratic members of Congress, federal prosecutors said. John Kless, 49, called the Washington offices of Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Reps. Eric Swalwell of California and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan on Tuesday and left a series o


City of Milton kicking off cheerleading season

MILTON — Get ready, kids, to cheer for the city you love. Milton's Community Center has begun registration for its annual cheerleading season for children ages 5-14. Registration for the cheerleading camp is $95, according to the community center Recreation Activities Coordinator Robert Arnold.


State responds after probation officer faces accusations of using blackmail for sex

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WEAR) — The Florida Department of Corrections is responding after a state probation officer is accused of using his position of authority in exchange for sex.


Two 14-Year-Old Florida Girls Face Criminal Charges After Plotting To Kill Classmates

Two 14-year-old girls in Central Florida were taken into custody Wednesday and face nine counts of conspiracy to commit murder and three counts of conspiracy to commit kidnapping, after allegedly placing students they disliked on a "hit list."


New wastewater plant to improve Blackwater River water quality

MILTON — Milton continues to move forward on its estimated $31 million project to move its wastewater treatment plant to East Milton to end its discharge of effluent into the Blackwater River and improve water quality.


Florida deputy reassigned after video shows him punching teen in the head

A Florida deputy was reassigned Friday after cellphone video showed him punching a teenage boy in the head during an arrest. Broward County Sheriff's deputies were called to a Tamarac shopping plaza about a large group of students who were fighting, according to an arrest report from Thursday. After


8-year-old Florida girl dies after tree falls through house during Friday's storms

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - The Leon County Sheriff's Office reports that an 8-year-old girl has died after a tree fell through a house during Friday's storms. It reportedly happened just after 8 a.m. on Old Woodville Highway.


Florida middle school girls arrested after teacher discovered their plans to kill nine people, police say

Two female students at a Florida middle school were arrested this week after a teacher discovered their plans to kill at least nine people, police say. The teacher reportedly became suspicious when she noticed the two 14-year-old girls acting "hysterical" while looking for a folder at Avon Park Midd


Hurricane Michael Upgraded to Rare Category 5 Months After It Ravaged Florida Panhandle

(MIAMI) — Hurricane Michael, which devastated a swath of the Florida Panhandle last fall, has been upgraded to a Category 5 storm, only the fourth to make recorded landfall in the United States and the first since 1992.


Pensacola man charged in Red Baron Lounge stabbing

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WEAR) — A Pensacola man is in jail after allegedly stabbing a man during a bar fight in January. Christopher Heath Odom, 40, has been charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.


Florida man used hidden camera to record women in shower, deputies say

TITUSVILLE, Fla. - A 46-year-old Titusville man was arrested Thursday on allegations of using a hidden camera to record women showering in his home. Jonathan Moist was arrested on a felony charge of video voyeurism of someone at least 19 years old.


Florida man pleads guilty to robbing 9 banks in 2 states

TAMPA, Fla. — A Florida man who was arrested in Lakeland pleaded guilty to nine bank robberies across Florida and Alabama. The U.S. Attorney's Office said Myron William Ernst, 61, of Orlando faces up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced.


18-wheeler overturned on Interstate-10 exit ramp

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WEAR-TV) — Traffic was delayed for drivers after an 18-wheeler truck overturned near Interstate-10. According to the report the accident happened around 6 a.m. on Friday at the exit ramp of the Interstate-10 on Davis Highway just south of Fairfield Drive in Pensacola.


Yikes, another truck smashed into the Graffiti Bridge!

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WEAR-TV) — Another truck got stuck under the Graffiti Bridge on Friday. According to the Pensacola Police Department (PPD), the accident happened shortly before 8 a.m.


Fishing boat captain reels in 757-pound swordfish in the Florida Keys

FLORIDA KEYS, Fla. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - A Florida fishing boat captain has earned major bragging rights after snagging a 757-pound swordfish--a catch that could be the new state record!


Half-Naked Florida Man Tries to Steal Ford Fiesta, Gets Bat to the Face From Feisty Grandma

A Florida man was charged with two counts of burglary and drug possession after being taken into custody on Sunday morning in Gainesville, Florida. The suspect was accused of breaking into a 65-year-old woman's Ford Fiesta, who promptly sneaked up on him and hit him in the head and face with a baseb


Eva McBride's death ruled an accidental drowning

Pollard, Ala. and Santa Rosa County, Fla. (WEAR-TV) — We have an update to a Channel 3 investigation. Authorities have finally released the cause of death for Eva McBride.


Pensacola Bay Cruises tickets on sale

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WEAR-TV) — Tickets for the Pensacola Bay Cruises are now on sale. Discounts rates of 15-percent are available for groups of 15 or more. The cruise ship will operate seven days a week starting May 15 through August 15 and will run during the offseason Friday through Sunday.