The daily newspaper is calling out on their editorial page Mayor Ashton Hayward for his lack of leadership in dealing with crime in the community. The editorial board was particularly upset how, after the death of a 14-year-old Pensacola High School student, the only word from the mayor's office [...]
A planned vigil for a slain 14-year-old Pensacola High student has been canceled after gunfire was heard in the neighborhood at another memorial service held on Sunday. Kenteyanna Anderson was killed last Thursday in the Maxwell Street area, a few blocks from her high school. On Sunday, [...]
We have heard that the cars at Pensacola High School are being searched this morning. Last night, Kenteyonna Anderson, 14, of Pensacola was shot and killed last night shortly before 9:00 pm on Maxwell Street, just blocks from the high school.
This is another one for our "News of the Weird" column. NorthEscambia.com is reporting a Molino man is facing multiple child abuse charges after allegedly beating a juvenile girl on video to the tune of the Robin Thicke song “Blurred Lines”. The victim told deputies that she was being [...]
We've gotten several phone calls from people who have been enrolled in the Escambia County Work Release program. The lack of supervision and no follow-up on the actual jobs are the themes of the calls. The Sept. 5 cover story, "Get Out Of Jail Free," investigates the program that is being run [...]
Pensacola Police are continuing their investigation into the disappearance of a woman who hasn’t been seen for almost a month. Tiffany Daniels, 25, was last seen Aug. 12 when she left her job early. She is a theater department technician at Pensacola State College. Her 1999 Toyota 4Runner was [...]
Another Pensacola child pornography arrest, third in last two months, 12th over the past 12 months. Should we be concerned?
A Pensacola man, Walter L. Burket, 68, was arrested by Pensacola Police Thursday on child pornography charges after investigators determined he downloaded sexually explicit pictures and movies of children from the internet onto his computer. He was charged with 10 counts of possession of child [...]
Monsignor Michael Cherup, pastor of St. Mary's Church in Fort Walton Beach, has been removed by the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, pending the outcome of an investigation into alleged sexual abuse. Parishioners were notified over the weekend. On July 19, the Diocese was notified that alleged [...]
From the testimony at former City Administrator Bill Reynolds’ trial, we know the city conspired to keep any record of The Zimmerman Agency's new logos for the city of Pensacola and its marketing plan from the public. We know that when Diana Mack requested the TZA reports and copies of the new [...]
A Pensacola man was arrested this morning and charged with a burglary of an elementary school that occurred in May. Dominic Schcur Davis, 19, of 4850 Ward Blvd., Pensacola, was charged with burglary, criminal mischief of $1,000 or more, and grand theft. The incident was discovered around 6 [...]
At a press conference held in the media room of Montclair Elementary School, Sheriff David Morgan talked about the recent arrests of nine individual--seven under the age of 18 and Escambia County middle school students--for the burglaries of Montclair and Molino Park schools. Investigators are [...]
In April, I reported for the Independent News on high number of sexual assaults in our military, "Not Invisible Anymore." Not all the victims are females. I interviewed a Marine combat engineer, who was raped in Okinawa, Japan nearly 40 years ago and now lives in Pensacola. Bill, who asked to [...]