2 Blue Angels planes touch during midair practice run
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Navy says two Blue Angels jets touched midair during a practice run in the Florida Panhandle.
Navy spokeswoman Lt. Michelle Tucker tells the Pensacola News...
Deputy shoots, wounds armed man at Florida grocery store
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida deputy shot and wounded a man who was firing a handgun in a grocery store.
The Escambia County Sheriff's Office posted on Facebook that the...
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Florida man gets life for killing mother of infant daughter
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing the mother of his infant daughter.
The Pensacola News Journal reports Henry Steiger was sentenced...
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A landmark beach bar on the Florida-Alabama state line is suing MTV's popular "Floribama Shore" show for trademark infringement.
4 suspects charged in theft of 40,000 oysters in Florida
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Florida wildlife officials say four people, including a mother and son, are facing charges for the theft of 40,000 oysters from a lease belonging to a commercial fishing...
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A woman has pleaded guilty to throwing a sports drink at a Florida congressman who frequently appears on television supporting President Donald Trump.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for knowingly spreading HIV.
The Pensacola News Journal reports that 27-year-old Rasheem Ikey Bodiford was...
PENASCOLA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida seafood company says someone stole 17,000 oysters.
Pensacola Bay Oyster Co. posted photos on Instagram of more than 35 empty bags that were tossed into a...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a Florida businessman on allegations of conspiring to violate the U.S. embargo against Iran.
Boy with cerebral palsy receives adaptive car
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Four-year-old Jack Carroll loves to move.
The Pensacola preschooler barely sat still in his stroller as his parents, Mike and Danielle Carroll, rolled him into the...
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida inmate scheduled to be released next year has gotten another 10 years in prison for sending fake anthrax to a state prosecutor.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police officer fatally shot a man who wrestled a gun away from a second officer.
The Pensacola News Journal reports the man was killed late Friday by a...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Utah man and a Florida man have been convicted of running a Nevada ring aimed at creating and selling synthetic marijuana known as "spice."
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A rape victim won $900,000 in damages from a civil suit against a maintenance man who used his keys to enter her apartment and attack her.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida inmate has been indicted on federal charges for making several bomb threats that led to evacuations at federal buildings.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — For the first time in the history of Helicopter Training Squadron Eight at Naval Air Station Whiting Field, two women held the top two leadership positions in the Navy's...
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PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been arrested for shooting his neighbor's pit bull after it wandered onto his property near Pensacola.
1 injured in fire at Florida power plant
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A firefighter has been taken to the hospital after a fire broke out at a Florida power plant.
Escambia County spokeswoman Hana Frenette says the fire started at a coal...
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman has been sentenced to a year of probation after lying about seeing a deputy shoot her son in the arm.
Sheekina Williams pleaded no contest to one count...
MILTON, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida newlyweds and four wedding guests have been arrested for breaking into a former elementary school after their ceremony.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida congressman who frequently appears on television supporting President Donald Trump was struck by a thrown drink as he left a town hall.
NAVARRE, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities say a Louisiana woman beat her wife with a bedpost, apparently upset her spouse put their marijuana through a washing machine.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida inmate made several bomb threats that led to evacuations at two federal buildings.
An FBI complaint says 24-year-old Noah Stirn faces federal...
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Six students at a Florida elementary school have been taken to the hospital after passing out during a presentation in the school cafeteria.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man accused of torturing his girlfriend's 2-year-old daughter by burning her, shooting her with a BB gun and wearing a werewolf mask to scare her has killed...
- Business WireCresco Labs Announces Opening of VidaCann Dispensaries in Pensacola and JacksonvilleJune 12, 2019
- Business WireRailUSA Acquires CSX’s 430-Mile Florida Panhandle Rail LineJune 3, 2019
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PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Sean Harris, 28, was five days away from his wedding when he died in a hospital bed on May 16, 2017.
He was struck by an SUV the night before while out with his...
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is accused of torturing his girlfriend's 2-year-old daughter by burning her, shooting her with a BB gun and wearing a werewolf mask to scare her.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to five years in prison for crashing into a group of pedestrians while driving under the influence.
Florida man, blind dog complete 1,100-mile hike
MIAMI (AP) — A Florida man and his blind dog have completed a 1,100 mile hike across the Sunshine State.
Kyle Rohrig is an avid hiker and his Shiba Inu named Katana usually accompanies him....
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A non-profit is building a multi-million dollar center to treat Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress for active duty service members at a Florida military...
Blue Angels gear up for new era in F/A-18 Super Hornet
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — As the 2019 Blue Angels delight fans at air shows nationwide this year, two former Blue Angels have been busy laying the groundwork for one of the biggest changes in the...
Florida mom accused when daughter, 2, dies in hot car
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 36-year-old Florida woman slept as her 2-year-old daughter died in a car parked outside her apartment.
Satanist acquitted of disrupting government meeting
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida religious freedom activist and self-proclaimed Satanist who objects to prayers before government meetings has been acquitted of disrupting a meeting.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been convicted of causing a fatal crash while fleeing a traffic stop.
The Pensacola News Journal reports that 30-year-old Denorris Antonio Wright...
Woman gets life sentence for sitting on, smothering girl
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman has been sentenced to life in prison for killing her 9-year-old cousin sitting on her as a form of punishment.
Mule a speedy workhorse for American Magic sailing crew
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Out on Pensacola Bay, the combination of a fantastical-looking test boat called the Mule and technology from aviation giant Airbus is giving the New York Yacht Club's American...
Police: Man ends standoff for slice of pizza
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man accused of threatening his family ended a four-hour standoff with police after he was promised a slice of pizza.
Florida Panhandle fishermen reel in great white shark
NAVARRE, Fla. (AP) — Fishermen in Florida's Panhandle made a rare catch: a 10-foot-long (3-meter-long) great white shark.
Thomas Thielman told reporters his fishing team took over an hour to...
Troopers: Man faces DUI charges after hitting 8 servicemen
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has pleaded guilty to a drunken driving crash that injured eight Navy sailors.
News outlets reported this week that 58-year-old Eric Watt has pleaded...
Tulane U opens speaker series on sports and social justice
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tulane University is opening its new "Sport and Social Justice Speaker Series" this week with a movie about the first integrated Little League game.
A news release says the free event Wednesday evening will include a screening and discussion of "Long Time Coming: A 1955 Baseball Story."
The documentary is about Florida's 1955 Little League state championship between the all-black Pensacola Jaycees and the all-white Orlando Kiwanis, and the players' thoughts 60 years later.
Troopers: Man threatened to kill people at Florida rest stop
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A 40-year-old Washington man is accused of threatening to kill people at a rest stop on Interstate 10 in Florida's Panhandle.
Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Eddie Elmore said in a news release that Ronald Lynch of Long Beach, Washington, was arrested Saturday after troopers and Santa Rosa County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the rest stop.
Florida track ends greyhound races ahead of 2021 deadline
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida Panhandle dog track has ended its greyhound racing well ahead of a 2021 deadline.
The Pensacola Greyhound Track and Poker Room's fall greyhound racing season ended Sept. 30, and races were supposed to resume Jan. 18.
But in November, Florida voters approved an amendment that will phase out live greyhound races statewide by 2021.
Police: Man drove through Florida airport fence, onto runway
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Police say a man drove through a Florida airport fence and onto an active runway.
In a Pensacola News-Journal report , police said 20-year-old Zane Alexander Carlson was arrested Wednesday at Pensacola International Airport on suspicion of trespassing and criminal mischief.
Woman gets life sentence for role in drive-by shooting
MILTON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman has been sentenced to life in prison for letting her car be used in a fatal drive-by shooting.
The Pensacola News Journal reports that Melissa Pocopanni was sentenced Tuesday. She was convicted in November of principal to second-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder.
Sheriff deputy shoots, kills armed man in Florida
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a sheriff deputy has shot and killed an armed man in Florida after he pointed his firearm at the officer.
The Escambia County Sheriff's Office said in a Saturday statement that deputies were told the gunman was threatening to kill another family member in a rural area north of Pensacola.
The suspect did not follow the deputies' orders and raised his gun in the direction of one of them. The man was shot and died at the scene Friday.
Longtime leader of New Jersey’s Trenton diocese dies at 83
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A longtime leader of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Trenton has died.
Church officials say Bishop Emeritus John Smith died Tuesday after a long illness, but did not disclose further details. He was 83.
Smith served as the ninth bishop of the Trenton diocese, holding the post from 1997 until his retirement in 2010. He was a coadjutor bishop in the diocese for two years before that and also served as bishop of the Pensacola-Tallahassee Diocese in Florida from 1991-95.
Florida mayor resigns due to ‘inappropriate texting’
GULF BREEZE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida mayor is resigning due to inappropriate texting.
The Pensacola News-Journal reported that Gulf Breeze Mayor David Landfair resigned on Friday. Landfair had just been sworn in as the mayor of the northwest Florida city in December.