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Most bizarre statement on jail explosion

Most bizarre statement on jail explosion

Jon Stewart would have fun with this statement from Escambia County Public Information Bill Pearson that he told the media at the county's first and only press conference on the April 29 jail explosion: "From everything that we've been told--we've actually gone through our 9-1-1 calls--we did [...]

Main County Health facility relocated

Main County Health facility relocated

The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County’s (DOH-Escambia) main facility, located on Fairfield Drive in Pensacola, has sustained major damage in the recent flood. This facility will remain closed until further notice. All DOH-Escambia medical clinics provided at the Fairfield Drive [...]

United Way: Weekend Update

United Way: Weekend Update

Volunteer NEEDS for Agency Partners to best assist affected residents: Captain Bob Cornett with Salvation Army has made a request for 12 volunteers to work at their Q street location 1501 N Q Street on Monday, 9A to 5P to help stock their mobile units. If any of you can assist, please let us [...]

Road Prison Commander issued ‘secret’ memo on legal visitations

Road Prison Commander issued ‘secret’ memo on legal visitations

County Attorney Alison Rogers emailed me the memo from Commander C.S. Snow of the Escambia Road Prison which orders all shift supervisors to only allow those attorneys listed on the Clerk of Court website as an inmate’s attorney in his criminal case to be allow to visit with that inmate. As of [...]

PNJ has audio of interviews with inmates caught in the blast

PNJ has audio of interviews with inmates caught in the blast

PNJ reporter Kevin Robinson interviewed female inmates that were in Escambia County’s Central Booking and Detention Center. The recordings of those interviews are posted on pnj.com. Their stories match many of the details that we published in this week’s issue (Inside the Chaos). Gas [...]

How the County Commissioners took control of the jail

How the County Commissioners took control of the jail

I went through our reports from last spring and summer on the Department of Justice report, the Escambia County Sheriff's budget request to meet that report and how the county commissioners voted to take back the jail. Here are my notes of what transpired: On April 30, 2013, Sheriff Morgan [...]

Today we assess the damage

Today we assess the damage

Some in the media are declaring that Pensacola received more rainfall in a 24-hour period than any Florida city ever, 15-24 inches. The impact has been devastating to our region and today we will get a better understanding of just how bad we've been hit. Interim County Administrator Larry [...]

Apparent gas explosion rocks Escambia County Jail facility

An explosion, that county officials believe was due to a gas leak, killed two inmates late last night at the Escambia County Central Booking and Detention Facility causing a partial building collapse. Roughly 600 prisoners were in the building at the time. Uninjured inmates were moved to various [...]

Weekend Buzz: Forum on Crime and Education, First Digital Town Hall meeting

Weekend Buzz:  Forum on Crime and Education, First Digital Town Hall meeting

Commissioner May wants to discuss crime, neighborhoods and education Escambia County Commissioner Lumon May, District 3, will hold a town hall meeting on Tuesday, April 22, at 6 p.m., at the Brownsville assembly of God, Reception Hall, 3100 West Desoto Street. The topics are Crime, Education and [...]

Weekend Buzz: North Hill, New County Administrator, More Food trucks Coming

Weekend Buzz:  North Hill, New County Administrator, More Food trucks Coming

Food trucks coming in May Sherry Morris, the city of Pensacola’s Planning Services Administrator, has sent to the city council a draft document outlining the City's upcoming Food Truck Pilot Program, which is modeled after in New Orleans. “We believe that this program will be a good [...]

Video on Sean’s Outpost is going viral

Video on Sean’s Outpost is going viral

This video uploaded by M.K. Lord has already garnered over 36,000 views. The Escambia Board of County Commissioners discuss replacing Janet Lander, the Special Magistrate assigned to hear the code enforcement. Here are Lord's comments on the video: In this meeting, a local resident voiced [...]

County will bring independent investigator to look into animal shelter deaths

County will bring independent investigator to look into animal shelter deaths

Interim Escambia County Administrator Larry Newsom told the county commissioners at their Tuesday meeting that he is bringing an outside person to investigate the deaths at the Escambia County Animal Shelter. In August, the shelter mistakenly put down a runaway Labrador retriever mix named [...]

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