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Escambia County


Thornton charges increased to homicide in Troung death

September 29, 2014

Willie May Thornton, 40, has also been charged with Homicide in the September 13 killing of Phoung Nguyen Troung. Her son, Dontonio Diaz Thornton, 19, was charged Friday night with Homicide in the death of the…


Wall of Silence broken in Truong homicide

September 27, 2014

At noon press conference on Saturday, Sheriff David Morgan announced two arrests in the Sept. 13 homicide of Phuong Truong at TM Mart on Michigan Avenue. Dontonio Diaz Thornton, 19, has been charged with homicide and…

Jail Politics

County murmurs

September 24, 2014

Last night the Escambia Board of County Commissioners approved its 2014-15 budget. At request of a commissioner (mostly likely Gene Valentino), the Escambia County Sheriff’s budget request for $750,000 for additional deputies was voted on separately.…

Business Environment

Halliburton offers $1.1 billion settlement

September 4, 2014

It didn’t take long for the Halliburton Company, one of three parties (BP, Transocean and Halliburton) responsible for the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill disaster to agree to a settlement offer — $1.1 billion. Escambia County issued…


Escambia County releases jail report summary

August 29, 2014

County Attorney Alison Rogers has released a summary of attorney Mr. Fleming’s summary of findings related to his interviews with employees associated with the April 30 jail explosion. “Upon further diligent review of legal authority and…