IN 2008: Judging the Jails

March 1, 2015

By Jennifer Waters Experts: Local Jails Lack Progressive Programs, Standards The inmate’s request isn’t for better food, smokes or luxuries. “I wish we had NA (Narcotics Anonymous),” says Leonard Ballard, a methamphetamine addict in the Santa…


Settlement reached in woman’s case against ECSO

February 21, 2015

From the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office: Statement Regarding Settlement in Rosebloom Case The following are the Sheriff’s comments regarding a recent settlement in the case of a lawsuit filed in Federal Court by Ms. Jaqueline Rosenbloom…


Downtown hit with string of burglaries

February 10, 2015

On the day I post a story about crime soaring in Okaloosa County, Pensacola Police report a rash of burglaries in downtown Pensacola on Monday. The burglaries are believed to have occurred between 10 p.m. Sunday…

Business Crime

Kipling Manor administrator arrested for witness tampering

November 8, 2014 reports that Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit arrested yesterday Adrienne Taylor, the facility administrator of Kipling Manor Retirement Center, for allegedly tampering with or harassing a witness, tampering with or fabricating physical…


Former Crestview bank president indicted for bank fraud

November 7, 2014

U.S. Attorney Pamela Marsh’s office announced this morning that Michael “Sean” Davis, 43, of Crestview, has been indicted by a federal grand jury for nine felony counts, which included one count of conspiracy to commit bank…

Crime News

Breaking news: Jail death reported

November 3, 2014

A death occurred at the Escambia County Main Jail last night. The public information office is reporting the death of white male prisoner, age 48, happened at 10:45 p.m. The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.…

Crime State & National News

TaxWatch recommends paroling elderly prisoners

October 7, 2014

Florida’s prison population is rapidly increasing despite declining crime rates, and the latest report from Florida TaxWatch recommends options to prevent increasing costs from overwhelming taxpayers. The report, Florida’s Aging Prisoner Problem, warns that the steadily…


Wall of Silence broken in Truong homicide

September 27, 2014

At noon press conference on Saturday, Sheriff David Morgan announced two arrests in the Sept. 13 homicide of Phuong Truong at TM Mart on Michigan Avenue. Dontonio Diaz Thornton, 19, has been charged with homicide and…