IN cover #5: A Mother’s Pain

December 27, 2013

The Independent News wanted to show the human toll of the increasing numbers of homicides in our community, many of which were going unsolved because witnesses were reluctant to come forward. A group of mothers who…


Deputies will not be charged in Middleton shooting

October 16, 2013

The Grand Jury reviewing the shooting death of James W. McGlothlin and the wounding of Roy Middleton by Escambia County deputies has returned No True Bills in both cases. “This means that the Grand Jury has…


Free shotguns…right, who thinks that is a good idea

September 27, 2013

The Armed Citizen Project of Florida has been dropping leaflets on doorsteps in the Sunshine Gardens community near Orlando, Fla., offering to “arm volunteer households,” for free. Apparently a firearms retailer has agreed to gives the…

Crime Politics

Disconnect is catching up with Hayward

September 25, 2013

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…


Gunshots heard at memorial service for PHS student

September 24, 2013

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…


Man allegedly beats juvenile to song Blurred Lines

September 17, 2013

This is another one for our “News of the Weird” column. is reporting a Molino man is facing multiple child abuse charges after allegedly beating a juvenile girl on video to the tune of the…


Work Release tales

September 10, 2013

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…


Search for Tiffany Daniels continues

September 10, 2013

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…


Priest removed from church, accused of sexual abuse

September 3, 2013

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.…