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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

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

Jury convicts Pensacola man of attempted murder for setting victim on fire

An Escambia County jury on Wednesday convicted a man of attempted murder for setting a woman on fire. Tavares Antwan Lewis, 41, of Pensacola, threw gasoline on the victim and set her on fire Sept. 20, 2016. The victim was in the hospital with severe burns for seven months, according to the State Att

PENSACOLA NEWS JOURNAL - 2018-03-21 20:37:22

BLOTTER: Police called to scene where 30-year-old woman gives 'lip' to mom

NICEVILLE - A woman called police to tell them her 30-year-old daughter was "giving her lip" during an argument. According to call history records with the Niceville Police Department, the complainant called and said she and her daughter had been having a verbal argument and her daughter was "giving

NW FLORIDA DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-21 12:00:00

Woman charged with hitting boyfriend with hammer

HOLT - A woman has been arrested after her live-in boyfriend said she struck him on the head with a hammer during an argument. According to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded Tuesday to The Rivers Edge Campground at 4001 Log Lake Road in Holt in reference to a disturbance. Depu

NW FLORIDA DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-21 20:16:58

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

High school senior sets sights on school board seat

CRESTVIEW - Alby Clendennin is an 18-year-old Baker High School senior with a list of achievements. Senior class president. Beta Club president. Academic team. Production manager of the school TV station. Track team. And, quite possibly, Okaloosa County School Board Member for District 3. Clendennin

NW FLORIDA DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-21 23:01:11

BLOTTER: Auto parts store assistant manager arrested for making fraudulent refunds to pay bills

NICEVILLE - A 46-year-old Crestview woman who was an assistant manager at a Niceville auto parts store was arrested after she made cash refunds and took the money for herself to pay rent. According to a Niceville Police Department arrest report, on three separate dates in November and December the w

NW FLORIDA DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-21 12:00:00

Woman shot in Crestview home invasion

CRESTVIEW, Fla. (WKRG) - Crestview Police are investigating a March 17 home invasion incident in which a 19-year-old Crestview woman was shot while at her mother's house on Virginia Court. According to the incident report, a witness said a white male and a black male, their faces covered by bandanas

WKRG - 2018-03-20 16:38:12

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

Oklahoma man charged with throwing open house party in Destin

A deputy spotted up to 30 people in the home's pool with alcoholic drinks. An Oklahoma man renting a Destin home is charged with hosting an open house party after allowing underage attendees to consume alcoholic beverages. Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputies were responding to a noise complain

NW FLORIDA DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-20 14:00:59

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

BLOTTER: Battle over boy's messy room leads to battery charge

CRESTVIEW - A 17-year-old boy angry that his mom had taken some of his stuff after he refused to clean his room was charged with battery after he forced her bedroom door open to confront her. His mom told him to stop pushing, but he continued, according to his Crestview Police Department arrest repo

NW FLORIDA DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-20 12:00:00

Two men flee to Waffle House for help after being shot at

CRESTVIEW, Fla. - Two men in Crestview drove their bullet-riddled vehicle to a nearby Waffle House in an attempt to get help after being shot at. Authorities say around 10:30 Friday night, 35 year-old Ron Borner and 25 year-old Kreskin Robinson drove to the waffle house on Highway 90 in a Toyota C


Man pulled from Gulf in Destin

DESTIN - A man was pulled from the Gulf of Mexico near the Henderson Beach Inn on Saturday afternoon and had a faint pulse when he was taken to Destin Emergency Room, officials say. A call about a distressed swimmer was recieved at 1:14 p.m. and rescuers responded to the scene. The man was 43 years


Preschoolers found with pot, meth, alcohol in their systems; 2 charged

Two women have been charged with the public order crime of failing to report suspected child abuse after they failed to report that children in their care had apparently consumed drug-laced brownies. The women were both aware that the children had eaten the brownies and that the children were lethar


Crestview PD investigating late-night shooting

Victims of the shooting drove to U.S. 90 Waffle House in bullet-riddled Toyota Camry for aid. CRESTVIEW - The Crestview Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that occurred around 10:30 p.m. Friday. The apparent victims drove to the U.S. Highway 90 Waffle House in their bullet-riddle


Sheriff's Office cracks down on underage drinking in Destin

"Destin is cleaner than Panama City Beach, and to be honest, the laws are much stricter there." By Maddie Rowley | 315-4353 | @maddiedestinlog | mrowley@thedestinlog.com DESTIN - Sergeant Jason Fulghum's eyes darted from right to left. "When I drive past, I always look to see if they act nervous o


Coincidence through donation connects Gulf Breeze lacrosse with Canadian group

Lacrosse communities, traditionally, are pretty close-knit. That's the case in Pensacola, for certain, and also everywhere else in the world. That's how a donation from Gulf Breeze girls lacrosse head coach Carlee Costello to a worldwide lacrosse charity resulted in a heart-warming coincidence. Co


Police: Crestview shooting victims seek help at Waffle House

CRESTVIEW, Fla. (WKRG) - The Crestview, Florida Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred Friday night. According to Crestview Police, two victims drove their bullet-ridden white Toyota Sedan to Waffle House on US Hwy 90 west for help. Police say Waffle House employees and patrons