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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 [...]

Operation Clean Sweep to run expanded operation in Brownsville

The Escambia County's Sheriff's Office will conduct an "Operation Clean Sweep" tomorrow in the Brownsville area. The clean-up will begin at 8 a.m. at the new Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 2601 W. Strong Street. For the first time, Pensacola Police Department will join effort that will cover [...]

NAACP state and local leaders misspeak…twice

Adora Obi Nweze, president of the Florida State Conference NAACP, made a misstatement while she was in Pensacola last Saturday morning for a town hall meeting on the shooting last month of Roy Middleton by Escambia County deputies. Middleton was unarmed and in his front yard. Newza blasted [...]

Revenge of the BP Barbies

Revenge of the BP Barbies

In the weeks after Deepwater Horizon explosion in April 2010, but before the oil and tar balls began washing ashore, BP sent out into the coastal communities of the Gulf Coast an army of young, female marketing reps to handle the scared, angry mobs of locals worried about their businesses and [...]

Touart Transfer Plan Calls For Sheriff To Give Up 40 Percent Of His Administrative Staff…or does it? (update)

By Jesse Farthing Most difficult tasks have checklists. That’s the way all parties can make sure deadlines are met in an orderly fashion. That’s not how Escambia County government works. At today’s Escambia County Jail Transfer Workshop, Interim County Administrator George Touart made [...]

Matt Gaetz to hold hearings on Stand Your Ground

Will Weatherford, the Republican speaker of Florida’s House of Representatives, said on Friday that Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fort Walton Beach), chair of the House's Criminal Justice subcommittee, will hold hearings on the “Stand Your Ground” law sometime this fall. "Our evaluation of its [...]

Commissioner Valentino goes after Sheriff Morgan on television over Middleton shooting

Commissioner Gene Valentino used the shooting of Roy Middleton as an opportunity to challenge Sheriff David Morgan. He complained to CNN and WALA 10 that he wasn't informed of the shooting. According to the post on the WALA website, the commissioner said the shooting raises questions on the level [...]

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