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Miami Gardens tackles its 25 homicides in 2012

Miami Gardens tackles its 25 homicides in 2012

Pensacola and its population of 52,197 has had one homicide since the first of the year- the 18-year-old that was beaten in Morris Court and later was taken off life support. It was the third violent crime in the city's Morris Court neighborhood in less than four weeks, the second resulting in [...]

Street Buzz: Another home invasion and shooting

Street Buzz: Another home invasion and shooting

I was awakened this morning by a phone call from a source. According to him, Victor Rome was shot twice last night after armed men invaded his home and robbed him of $200. Rome, at one time, was a big-time drug dealer and was reportedly under house arrest. The attackers knew that he would be [...]

New Warrington Road Shooting

New Warrington Road Shooting

ECSO Release: Escambia Sheriff’s deputies are investigating an afternoon shooting on New Warrington Rd. Deputies responded to a call of a shooting victim in the area of New Warrington Rd and Chiefs Way around 5:20 pm. Upon arrival deputies learned that Willie Wilson, 34, of Pensacola, had gone [...]

Video: Hot Stove Politics in Escambia and Pensacola

On Jan. 8, I was invited to sit in with attorney Bill Rankin on his television show "Within Reason." Segment One - Ernie Lee Magaha handing out bonuses and pay raises to his employees - "The Danger of the Lame Duck" Segment Two - Gun Violence, Cycle of Poverty and Possible [...]

News Journal has interactive map of 23 homicides in 2012

News Journal has interactive map of 23 homicides in 2012

Catch this before the paywall goes up. The Pensacola News Journal has an interactive map of the area's 23 homicides last year. Good work - here.

Follow up to Jan. 3: Arrest made in Matthew Cox murder

Follow up to Jan. 3: Arrest made in Matthew Cox murder

Press Release: Investigators have charged a Pensacola man with a Homicide that occurred on July 28, 2012. Bennie Robbins III, 18, was charged yesterday after investigators were able to obtain an arrest warrant charging Robbins with Homicide, Robbery and Aggravated Assault. Matthew Cox, 19, was [...]

WTF: City of Pensacola has higher murder rate than NYC

WTF: City of Pensacola has higher murder rate than NYC

Last Friday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg praised his Police Department for newly released 2012 homicide statistics, which showed 414 murders in the city—the city's lowest homicide rate in 40 years and a 19 percent decrease over 2011's rate of 515. That puts the city’s homicide rate [...]

The escalating violence in crimes committed in Pensacola is troubling

The violent crime in Pensacola is escalating to a much more dangerous level. In 2009, I was writing about drive-by shootings. Shots were fired over crowds, few people were injured. In 2010 and 2011, people were shot and killed on the streets, in front of houses, in parking lots-but the homes were [...]

Myers, LBJ motions: more council staff, chief of staff not target

Myers, LBJ motions: more council staff, chief of staff not target

Pensacola City Council members explain their motions to amend the 2012-13 city budget Pensacola City Councilwoman Sherri Myers said she would like to use the money city council recently moved out of marketing budgets and into their own for hiring a staff to assist the board. “I think that we [...]

EHS arsonist high on cocaine

EHS arsonist high on cocaine

NorthEscambia.com has obtained the arrest report of Daniel Lance Quattlebaum,the man accused of setting fire to Escambia High School Tuesday nigh. Quattlebaun turned himself in. He called 9-1-1 and told the dispatcher that he had broken into Escambia High School and set it on fire. He would wait [...]

Nodine trial continues

On Wednesday, the murder of former Mobile County Commissioner and 2009 Mullet Toss champion Steve Nodine resumed. Jurors heard about a 2009 incident when a drunk Nodine caused a scene at the home of the murder victim, Angel Downs. They also saw video and photos from the crime scene - which the [...]

On TLC Tonight

I will be on TLC tonight for a show about the Billings murders - 9 pm Central; 10 pm Eastern. Home Invasion Murders: The Billings and The Petits TV-PG (SV), CC It's every family's worst nightmare: the home you once considered safe and secure is the site of a terrible crime. The Petit family [...]

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