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Florida man arrested after burning large pile of marijuana in backyard, deputies say

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, Fla. - A Florida man was arrested after deputies were led to his location by billowing smoke and the overpowering aroma of marijuana burning in his backyard, investigators said.


Pensacola man arrested for knowingly spreading HIV

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) -- A man is in jail with no bond after a woman says he had sex with her and did not tell her he is HIV positive. The woman says she had sex with Amos Weatherspoon, 35, twice in 2018, and she admitted he was her drug dealer. Text messages between Weatherspoon and the victim's s


Florida White Supremacist Allegedly Kidnapped, Drugged And Repeatedly Raped A Black Woman

A white supremacist in Escambia County, Florida is in police custody after abducting and raping a Black woman, according to CBS affiliate WKRG News 5. Joshua Edwards faces a slew of charges, including sexual assault, two counts of theft by carjacking and armed abduction.


Viral Video Shows Florida Woman Hosing 'Loser' Man for Fishing in Waters She Claims to Own: 'You're Going to Jail'

Footage of a Florida woman berating a fisherman for being in water she claimed to own has gone viral—and a protest is being planned in the same area for tomorrow. The incident took place at Vero Beach last Thursday and footage was later uploaded to social media by fisherman Jose Ortiz, under the acc


ECSO: Foul play not suspected in infant's death

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — A three-month-old has been found dead at the Oakwood Terrace Apartments. The Escambia County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death. At this time it's unclear if foul play involved or if the child died of natural causes.


Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Pensacola Added 4,300 New Jobs Over the Year

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Pensacola area added 4,300 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area’s unemployment rate was 3.4 percent in February, down 0.4 percentage point in the past year. Statewide, Florida businesses created 24,300 new private-sector jo


HAVE YOU SEEN HER? Deputies in NW Florida search for car thief

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) -- The Escambia County Sheriff's Office says a woman stole a vehicle at the Red Roof Inn in Pensacola. On March 17 deputies say the woman in a pink shirt and jeans told people she was Brazilian and spoke with an accent. She then drove off in a black 2009 Mercury Milan wi


Caught on Cam: Squirrel goes nuts, attacks Florida man

SARASOTA, Fla. (WFLA/NBC News) - A domesticated squirrel is being blamed for a series of attacks in a Florida neighborhood. The offending rodent has gone after four people, using its claws and teeth to injure his victims.


Florida sheriff: Videos in Robert Kraft case 'are probably going to get released'

Robert Kraft does not want you to see the videotape of his visits to Orchids of Asia Day Spa. But the sheriff who led the prostitution and human trafficking sting that ensnared the New England Patriots owner says Kraft might not get his way.


Escambia Man Sentenced To Prison On Animal Cruelty Charges

An Escambia County man has been sentenced to prison for aggravated animal cruelty, cruelty to animals and contributing to the delinquency of a child. Circuit Judge Kinsey sentenced 25-year old David Wick to four years in state prison followed by three years of supervision with conditions including t


Santa Rosa deputy continues to improve after having stroke on the job

MILTON — Kathy Robinson can best describe her son, Santa Rosa County Deputy Matthew Robinson, by telling this story. After being kept under observation in the intensive care unit at West Florida Hospital in Pensacola, Matt was finally moved to a room, which he shared with an elderly man.


Investigation underway after man says deputies entered his home without warrant

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, FL (WEAR/CNN) - A man says authorities in Florida arrested him after they entered his home without a warrant. Now Jamarco Carnell is asking that the resisting arrest charge against him be dropped.


Homeless Summit Planned for Pensacola

Community leaders and local non-profits are scheduled to gather on April 5 for a summit on the homeless and how to enforce laws governing panhandling. The summit is the brainchild of Pensacola Mayor Grover Robinson and Escambia County Commission Chairman Lumon May. At his weekly news conference Mond


Jury finds Demetric Carter guilty of attempted murder on law enforcement officers

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WEAR) — A jury of six found Demetric Carter, the man who allegedly opened fire at three Escambia County deputies guilty on three counts of attempted 1st degree premeditated murder on a law enforcement officer.


Kingsfield Road Crash Claims Life Of Pedestrian

A pedestrian was killed in a crash Thursday night on East Kingsfield Road. The Florida Highway Patrol said 39-year old Jason Fleming of Cantonment was traveling east on East Kingsfield about 8 p.m. approaching the intersection of Joel Street in a 2003 Honda Accent. A pedestrian was walking east on t


Bands on the Beach and Blue Angels return to Pensacola

The Pensacola Bay Area is teeming with events, activities and more for residents and visitors alike to enjoy. Here’s a roundup of everything happening in April. Everyone’s favorite outdoor beach concert series returns Tuesday, April 2. Set on the white sands of Pensacola Beach, Bands on the Beach fe


Escambia County Property, Tangible Taxes Due

Escambia County Tax Collector Scott Lunsford is reminding local residents that 2018 unpaid real estate and tangible property taxes become delinquent April 1. Penalties of three percent for real estate taxes and one and one-half percent for tangible taxes will be assessed. Over $24.8 million remains


Business is booming in the Milton-Pace area

By Ramon Rios | @RamonrSrpg | 850-623-2120 | rrios@srpressgazette.com PACE — Construction crews are building new restaurants, a new senior living facility, a new emergency medical facility and a new car wash in the Milton-Pace area.


Bill that sets condition on voting rights for felons won approval in the house

Pensacola, Fla (WKRG)- A bill that sets conditions on restoring felon voting rights won approval in a Florida House Committee on Tuesday. The bill requires civil fines and court costs to be paid before felons can have their voting rights restored.


Speak Out: Press Gazette readers' calls

Here are featured comments from our Speak Out hotline. I was calling about an article that's in Wednesday's paper. They had more or less the same article in the Pensacola paper the other day, and I figure they just made a mistake, but you've got the same thing in here about a guy that robbed some la