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ACLU report: DWB more likely to lead to a traffic ticket

January 28, 2016

Driving While Black (DWB) may lead to a ticket in the Florida, at least the chances are greater than for white drivers. The ACLU yesterday released a report, “Racial Disparities in Florida Safety Belt Law Enforcement,”…

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‘Blue Moon’ suspect arrested

October 27, 2015

Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan this announced that Donald Hartung Sr., 58, has been arrested in connection with a triple homicide that occurred on Deerfield Drive on July 31. The victims, all deceased, were Voncile Smith,…

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Pensacola man charged with identity theft

October 7, 2015

An investigation by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and the Tallahassee Police Department resulted in recent identity theft charges against Gerald Howard Washington of Pensacola. Washington (DOB 8/25/96) was charged with one count of Criminal…

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Another jail death

September 2, 2015

Shawn Jordan was found dead in his cell at the Escambia County Jail late Monday afternoon. County Administrator Jack Brown told Inweekly that the death is under investigation. According to the county administrator, Jordan, who was…

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U.S. has more prisoners than China

June 18, 2015

Over 5.5 million prisoners populate the five largest prison population states. United States: 2,228,424 China: 1,701,344 Russian Federation: 671,700 Brazil: 581,507 India: 411,992 Per 100,000 citizens United States: 707 Russian Federation:470 Brazil: 274 China: 172 India:…

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Gonzalez release request denied

March 25, 2015

After a hearing in Tallahassee, the Commission on Offender Review unanimously voted to deny Leonard Patrick Gonzalez, Sr.’s request for early release. Gonzalez, Sr. requested the early release due to medical issues. The Department of Corrections…

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Inweekly 2008: Bubbas on Patrol

March 21, 2015

We all know those Keystone Cops. Escambia had its own version. They were Escambia code enforcement officers.       Bubbas On Patrol By Duwayne Escobedo, published 3/5/08 Sheriff’s Office Boots County Code Enforcement Officers We…

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Manhunt ends: Mannings in custody

March 12, 2015

PENSACOLA, Fla. – Escambia County Warrants Task Force partners have taken Douglas Albert Manning, 47, and Leah Giannotti Manning, 40 into custody at 12:30 local time this afternoon in Colorado. The couple was being sought for…