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FDLE report: State has lowest crime rate in 44 years

FDLE report: State has lowest crime rate in 44 years

Florida Department of Law Enforcement released its 2014 Annual Crime in Florida report today. The report shows Florida’s crime rate dropped 4.9 percent compared to 2013. The total number of crimes fell 3.6 percent from last year which translates into 25,476 fewer crimes than in 2013. Overall [...]

Escambia County Hungry Games begin June 1

Escambia County Hungry Games begin June 1

The end of the school year means that 24,000 children in Escambia County will be searching for food over the next two and a half months. Escambia County will help fill the gap with its summer camp program. Press Release: Children ages 5-12 are invited to join Escambia County’s Department of [...]

Property appraiser expects assessments to be up (updated)

Property appraiser expects assessments to be up (updated)

Next week, Escambia County Property Appraiser Chris Jones will send out his projections on the property assessments to the city of Pensacola and Escambia County. The final numbers won't come to until later, but the projections help local governments with their budget planning. Inweekly asked [...]

Final Showdown is the biggest: Malcolm Thomas vs. Newpoint Education Partners

Final Showdown is the biggest:  Malcolm Thomas vs. Newpoint Education Partners

In a week filled with showdowns, the last one—Superintendent Malcolm Thomas vs. Newpoint Education Partners—could be the biggest. At 1:30 p.m. today, the Escambia County School Board will hear the superintendent’s case to terminate the charter contracts for the three schools run by NEP. [...]

Newpoint: Superintendent and staff knew of grade tampering allegations a year ago

Newpoint: Superintendent and staff knew of grade tampering allegations a year ago

Despite earlier claims that district only recently learned of possible grade tampering at Newpoint High School, Superintendent Malcolm Thomas and his staff knew of the allegations in May 2014, according to records Inweekly has received from the School District through a public records request. [...]

Escambia County: No place for heroes (video)

Escambia County: No place for heroes (video)

Escambia County employee Kelley Bradford went to work April 30, 2014. Her workplace - Central Booking and Detention Center - was flooded, and several of her co-workers complained of the smell of gas. While others chose to go home or not report for work, Kelley went to work in the property [...]

Message to Escambia County: Show Compassion for Kelley

Message to Escambia County: Show Compassion for Kelley

I'm not sure the people of Escambia County agree with the decision to fire a jail employee who has been widely recognized for her valor and courage during last year's explosion at the Central Booking and Detention Center. Our feature news story this week - "A Legacy of Trauma" - has an exclusive [...]

Insurance carrier rejects county claim on jail explosion

Insurance carrier rejects county claim on jail explosion

NorthEscambia.com is reporting this morning that the county’s insurance carrier has agreed to pay a its flood claim on jail ($25 million). However, the carrier has denied the $45 million “all-peril” claim for the natural gas explosion at Central Booking and Detention Center, which killed two [...]

Leaders gather for sexual assault awareness proclamation

Leaders gather for sexual assault awareness proclamation

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward joins Captain Keith Hoskins, the Commanding Officer of NAS Pensacola, Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan, Pensacola Chief of Police Chip Simmons, and Escambia County Commissioner Lumon May for a ceremonial signing of a joint proclamation designating April as Sexual [...]

Inweekly 2009: The rise of gangs in Escambia County

Inweekly 2009: The rise of gangs in Escambia County

Since 2007, Inweekly has reported on the rise of gangs in Escambia County. In 2008, Florida changed its gang statute-Florida Statute 874.03-to include the characteristics of hybrid gangs so that they could be prosecuted on a higher criminal level for crimes committed by group members. The Florida [...]

Newport High: ‘School of Dorks’

Newport High:  ‘School of Dorks’

A Newpoint High School parent described the school her child attends as a "School of Dorks." The parent said, "They are computer geeks. These kids read, they test well--they just don't fit or do well in a big school environment." The School District told Inweekly that it is investigating [...]

Newpoint denies allegations, blames ‘disgruntled former employee’

Newpoint denies allegations, blames ‘disgruntled former employee’

Newpoint High School sent out a press release late this afternoon denying the allegations of grade tampering. The school said, "These allegations are baseless, unfounded and utterly false." The school said that the insinuation that changing grades is the reason for the school's A grades was [...]

PS Today: Judy Bense, Albert Balido and Grover Robinson

PS Today:  Judy Bense, Albert Balido and Grover Robinson

Yesterday, the UWF Board of Trustees extend Dr. Judy Bense's contract as president of the university. She will be on the show at 5:05 pm to talk about her future with the UWF. At 5:20 p.m., Alberto Balido with Anfield Consulting will talk about the bills on the House and Senate regarding the way [...]

PS Podcast: Underhill on his first 100 days

PS Podcast: Underhill on his first 100 days

Escambia County Commissioner Doug Underhill came on Pensacola Speaks yesterday and talked about the county projects in District 2 and about the creation of cybersecurity jobs. Pensacola Speaks airs on News Talk 1370 WCOA Monday-Friday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. You can call in and join the [...]

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