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When the hospital released a suicidal Hurley man, he went straight to a bridge and jumped | The Sun Herald

Randy Vermilyea of Hurley was determined to die. Jackson County Sheriff's deputies spent 90 minutes talking him off the ledge of the Pascagoula River Bridge in the predawn hours of Oct. 12, 2014. They took him to Singing River Hospital in Pascagoula, where doctors and a nurse assessed and released h

BILOXI SUN HERALD - 2018-03-17 10:00:00

VIDEO: Security cameras capture car crash into Pensacola home

Residents in a Pensacola neighborhood had a rude awakening when a vehicle crashed into a home. It happened late Friday afternoon along Zaragoza Street in downtown Pensacola. A Pensacola Police spokesperson said a vehicle jumped the curb and crashed into the home. Elayne Diamond says she is lucky to

WEAR - 2018-03-17 19:24:23

ECSO deputy cited in Pace Boulevard intersection collision

Source: MGN An Escambia County Sheriff's deputy has been cited for failing to stop at a red light following an early morning collision at Pace Boulevard and Fairfield Drive. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), Deputy Benjamin Dunlap was heading to a disturbance call in an unmarked patrol

WEAR - 2018-03-17 12:08:24

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


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

PENSACOLA NEWS JOURNAL - 2018-03-18 21:13:50

Parrot returned to Pensacola owner after improbable three-week journey away from home

A 2-year-old parrot previously separated from his owner for three weeks shows off his singing -- er, screaming -- ability and performs a trick he learned while away in Alabama. (Jake Newby/jnewby@pnj.com) When Dino the parrot flew out of the back door of his house on University Parkway in February


Florida jury convicts Ohio man over charter school scheme

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - An Ohio businessman involved with several Florida charter schools has been convicted of racketeering and organized fraud. The Pensacola News-Journal reported that a jury deliberated for five hours on Friday before finding Steven Kunkemoeller guilty. During the trial prosecutor

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-03-18 07:06:12

Smokin' in the Square kicks off in downtown Pensacola!

WEAR Smokin in the Square kicks off today! Pro's and backyard barbecuers will be competing in a seafood competition, and there will be plenty of food to fill up your plate. There will also be live entertainment, games, and other vendors. The festivities kick off at 12:00 p.m. on Friday at Community


Pensacola man gets 40-year sentence for using Taser in $200 burglary

A 31-year-old Pensacola man has been sentenced to 40 years in state prison for using a Taser to stun a man and then stealing $200 from him. An Escambia County jury on Feb. 8 convicted Derick Levell Jones of robbery with a weapon and battery, according to a news release from State Attorney Bill Eddin


Cirque Italia brings the water circus to Pensacola

The circus is coming to town, but probably not the one you'd expect. Cordova Mall has announced it will be hosting the first traveling water circus in the U.S., Cirque Italia, from April 12-15 in the parking lot near Dillard's. Along with this announcement, Cirque Italia is introducing a second un


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Pensacola woman houses weak, famished baby pelican for a night

Pete the baby pelican waddled onto Fort Pickens Fishing Pier on Thursday in search of a few scraps and what he got was a nice fish dinner and room and board for a night. Not bad, Pete, not bad. It was a fairly ordinary evening at the pier for local fisher woman Sandy Boyd until she and other fisher


Pensacola Beach leaders again question $1 million cost of Portofino bathroom

Pensacola Beach leaders are again raising questions about the cost of a public bathroom scheduled to be built across from the Portofino condominium towers. Jerry Watson, chairman of the Santa Rosa Island Authority, said he has received many questions from voters about the 900-square-foot bathroom, w


First female fire chief speaks about new position

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) - Ginny Cranor will be the first female fire chief the City of Pensacola has ever seen. Cranor says she was not expecting the mayor to choose her. "Chief Allen had five very prepared candidates for the mayor to choose from," Cranor said. "Any of the ones he could have chosen w


Deputies Seek Two For Questioning In Tuesday Cantonment Shooting

The Escambia County Sheriff's Office is seeking two people for questioning only in a shooting Tuesday on Well Line Road in Cantonment. Deputies want to talk to 22-year old Seth Fuller and 30-year old Summer Campbell. An adult male was shot about 3:45 p.m. at a home in the 400 block of Well Line Road


Gov. Scott's budget OKs $3M for Pensacola airport, vetoes $2M for Escambia County, UWF

Gov. Rick Scott's approval of the state budget gave the city of Pensacola reason to celebrate, but it was a different story for Escambia County and the University of West Florida, which, together, lost out on nearly $2 million in funding. Scott struck $64 million of statewide projects and funds from


Ropella will expand headquarters in Milton, hire additional employees

Santa Rosa County has approved a $100,000 incentive for an executive search firm to expand its headquarters in the Santa Rosa Industrial Park. The move will allow Ropella to hire 50 additional employees over the next five years, according to a news release from the county. Ropella started in Chicago


Santa Rosa school board approves buying Tiger Point land for future school

A small group of Gulf Breeze-area residents could not sway the Santa Rosa County School District board from backing the superintendent's plan to buy 45 acres on the west side of the Tiger Point Golf Course for the future site of a school. The school board voted 5-0 Thursday to approve the $1.9 mill


Man gets life sentence for fatal shooting

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting another man. The Pensacola News Journal reports that 21-year-old Marquis Bryant was sentenced Wednesday. He was convicted in December of second-degree murder. Prosecutors say Bryant shot Al


Man convicted of Cantonment murder sentenced to life in prison

Photo: Marquis Bryant Source: Escambia County Sheriff's Office A 21-year-old Cantonment man convicted of a 2016 murder has been sentenced to life in prison by Circuit Judge Scott Duncan. According to a press release from State Attorney Bill Eddins's Office, Marquis Bryant was sentenced Wednesday to