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Priest removed from church, accused of sexual abuse

Priest removed from church, accused of sexual abuse

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 [...]

Ad Men review: The swave, public records and court

Ad Men review: The swave, public records and court

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 [...]

PPD also makes an arrest in a school burglary

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 [...]

Searching for Boo Man and AJ

Searching for Boo Man and AJ

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 [...]

Male victims battle memories of sexual assault in the military

Male victims battle memories of sexual assault in the military

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 [...]

Murder brings into question who supervises Escambia County Work Release

Murder brings into question who supervises Escambia County Work Release

By Jesse Farthing The murder of Adnan Glelati, the owner of 7 Stars Auto, Inc., on Aug. 14, raises many questions about the supervisory practices of inmates in the county’s work release program, the Florida State Department of Corrections and the way the two cooperate with one [...]

Alleged murderer was on the county work release program. Commissioners need to investigate how this happened

Alleged murderer was on the county work release program. Commissioners need to investigate how this happened

The daily newspaper gave today the details from the arrest report on Justin Princes Taylor, Jr. who has been charged with the murder of the owner of 7 Stars Auto Inc, Adnan Glelati. According to the arrest report, Taylor came to the car lot around 9 a.m. Wednesday, August 14. He asked to [...]

Pensacola State College theatre technician missing

Pensacola State College theatre technician missing

Tiffany Heaven Daniels — a 25-year-old artist, avid traveler and dedicated dancer — went missing on Aug. 12, 2013. She was last seen at 5 p.m. om August 12 at Pensacola State College — in Pensacola, Fla. — where she worked as a theatre technician. No one has seen or heard from her [...]

Watch Sheriff David Morgan’s speech to downtown Rotary, the one about swallowing a turd

This speech that the daily newspaper reported, the one about shallowing a turd.

County work release worker arrested for murder

County work release worker arrested for murder

One of Escambia County's Work Release workers has been arrested for the August 14 murder of a local used car dealer. Justin Princes Taylor, age 24, has been arrested by the Escambia Sheriff's Office and charge with first degree felony murder, armed robbery and possession of a weapon by a felon for [...]

Ministers ask to delay meeting until FDLE releases its report on Middleton shooting

Sheriff David Morgan told the Independent News that Rev. Larry Watson, president of the Baptist Ministers Union, has asked to delay this organization meeting with the Escambia County Sheriff's Office until the Florida Department of Law Enforcement issues its report on the shooting of Roy Middleton. [...]

Escambia County: Violent crimes down, clearance rate improved

Escambia County: Violent crimes down, clearance rate improved

The semi-annual Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) statistics for the first half of this year indicate that the number of violent crimes have decreased in Escambia County by 14.7 percent when compared to the first half of 2012. The overall crime rate is down 8.7 percent. "Our heartfelt thanks go out [...]

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