FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — When Florida Highway Patrol troopers arrived at a crash scene in the Panhandle this summer, they found a 23-year-old Navy officer dead at the wheel with neck wounds that initially looked like a possible shooting.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A restaurant customer in Fort Lauderdale has died of a bacterial infection after eating raw oysters. A Pensacola man died the same way this month. Both cases involved oysters from Louisiana.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — An appellate court has upheld a lower court ruling that a parentless 16-year-old girl in the Florida Panhandle was not “sufficiently mature" to end her pregnancy while seeking a waiver from a state law that requires minors to get parental consent for an abortion.
DETROIT (AP) — A Florida man who was killed in a traffic crash last month could be the 20th death in the U.S. caused by exploding Takata air bag inflators.
Authorities say the driver of a 2006 Ford Ranger pickup truck was killed in a crash last month near Pensacola, Florida.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels have named the first woman as a demonstration pilot for the 2023 air show season.
Women have served with the Blue Angels in other capacities for more than 55 years, but Lt.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — An 8-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed a 1-year-old girl and injured a 2-year-old girl at a Florida motel on Sunday, authorities said.
The boy's father left the gun holstered in his Pensacola motel room closet.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday asked that a statewide grand jury be set up to examine networks that illegally smuggle people into the state as part of an investigation that also would focus on local governments that he says violate state law by adopting “sanctuary" policies.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Gas prices in Florida rose an average of 13 cents per gallon over the past week and are now $4.89 a gallon on average, AAA reported on Monday.
Despite the rise, Florida prices are still below those nationwide, which hit above $5 a gallon over the weekend.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The chief of a volunteer fire department in Florida is accused of fatally shooting a business owner because the victim owed him money, authorities said.
Brian Keith Easterling, 52, was taken into custody earlier Monday at his home in Holt, Florida and is awaiting extradition from the nearby county of Okaloosa, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office said.
Tony Stewart's exhibition Superstar Racing Experience has signed Camping World as its title sponsor for its second season.
Camping World also was the title sponsor for the inaugural SRX season, and Tuesday's announcement includes a commitment from Camping World to sponsor the No.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — An abortion clinic that serves women from all over the U.S. South had its license suspended this weekend under an emergency order from Florida health officials after two women who underwent procedures at the clinic were hospitalized this year.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida Panhandle man pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony charge related to storming the U.S. Capitol during the January 2021 insurrection.
Andrew William Griswold, 33, of Niceville, Florida, pleaded guilty to a civil disorder charge in District of Columbia federal court, according to court records.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Corey Allen scored 29 points and third-seeded Georgia State won the Sun Belt Conference tournament for the fourth time in eight years, defeating Louisiana 80-71 on Monday night.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Starr Jacobs scored 28 points for the third straight game and No. 2 seed UT Arlington beat and top-seeded Troy 76-61 on Monday to clinch its first Sun Belt Conference tournament championship.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Corey Allen had a season-high 29 points as Georgia State edged past Appalachian State 71-66 in the Sun Belt Conference tournament's semifinals on Sunday night.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Greg Williams Jr. had 16 points as Louisiana-Lafayette topped Troy 66-57 in the semifinals of the Sun Belt Conference Tourney on Sunday.
Theo Akwuba had 15 points and eight rebounds for Louisiana-Lafayette (16-14).
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Justin Forrest had a season-high 20 points as Appalachian State topped Georgia Southern 73-60 in the quarterfinals of the Sun Belt Conference tournament on Saturday night.
Donovan Gregory had 17 points and nine rebounds for Appalachian State (19-13).
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Kane Williams matched his season high with 23 points as Georgia State edged past Arkansas State 65-62 in the quarterfinals of the Sun Belt Conference tournament on Saturday.
Corey Allen had 11 points for Georgia State (16-10).
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Efe Odigie recorded 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead fourth-seeded Troy to a 69-62 win over No. 12-seed Little Rock in the Sun Belt Conference tournament quarterfinals on Saturday.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Jordan Brown had a career-high 31 points as Louisiana-Lafayette got past Texas State 79-72 in the Sun Belt Conference Tourney quarterfinals on Saturday.
ESPN — Southern Tournament: TBD, Championship, Asheville, N.C.
ESPN2 — Sun Belt Tournament: TBD, Championship, Pensacola, Fla.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Elijah McCadden tossed in 15 points as Georgia Southern got past Coastal Carolina 70-64 in the first round of the Sun Belt Conference tournament on Thursday night.
Andrei Savrasov had 12 points for the 10th-seeded Eagles (13-15).
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Norchad Omier had a career-high 35 points plus 13 rebounds as sixth-seeded Arkansas State beat 11th-seeded Louisiana-Monroe 81-77 in the Sun Belt Conference tournament first round on Thursday.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Jordan Jefferson had a season-high 24 points as Arkansas-Little Rock narrowly defeated South Alabama 75-71 in the first round of the Sun Belt Conference tournament on Thursday.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Jalen Dalcourt had 16 points as Louisiana-Lafayette narrowly beat Texas-Arlington 67-64 in the first round of the Sun Belt Conference Tourney on Thursday.
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Coast Guard crews have suspended the search for an Alabama boater whose vessel was found near a Florida fishing pier with its throttle engaged but no one inside, officials said.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Injured Clemson starting offensive lineman Hunter Rayburn is moving to the Tigers coaching staff.
Rayburn will become a student coach on Dabo Swinney's staff this upcming season because of neck problems, school spokesman Ross Taylor said Thursday.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A 29-year-old man who struck a flight attendant and tried to open the cockpit door during a flight to Florida has pleaded guilty to interfering with a flight crew and could face time in prison.
GULF BREEZE, Fla. (AP) — A man who was rewarded by the Planters peanut company for being a good Samaritan is continuing to help others in his Florida Panhandle city.
Over the previous two Christmas seasons, Mike Esmond donated about $12,000 to pay off utility bills for people in Gulf Breeze who needed some extra help.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Occupying a train depot that hasn't been used in 17 years, a new museum dedicated to the legacy of women veterans opened Wednesday in a veteran-heavy spot in the Florida Panhandle.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Four astronauts returned to Earth on Monday, riding home with SpaceX to end a 200-day space station mission that began last spring.
Their capsule streaked through the late night sky like a dazzling meteor before parachuting into the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pensacola, Florida.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A California man has been arrested for allegedly threatening to kill Rep. Matt Gaetz days after the Capitol riot in January, court records show.
Authorities said Eugene Huelsman, 58, was arrested last week in the Los Angeles area.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies fatally shot a man who pulled a gun from his waistband and shot at a deputy as he was being questioned near Pensacola, officials said.
The deputy was struck in the leg and taken to a hospital for treatment on Tuesday night, Escambia County Sheriff Chip Simmons said during a news conference.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The construction company Skanska has been ordered to pay more than $92,000 after a judge ruled it had destroyed evidence in a lawsuit over damage to the Pensacola Bay Bridge during Hurricane Sally.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida's Panhandle are searching for the body of a 40-year-old woman whose roommate is already accused of her death.
Investigators have expanded their search for Latonya Baxter throughout parts of Pensacola and into Alabama, Pensacola police Chief Eric Randall said Monday.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A 34-year-old chief petty officer at Naval Air Station Pensacola is accused of locking her husband in their garage and fatally shooting him as he spoke to a 911 dispatcher, officials said.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — One of the men who U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz accused of being behind a plot to extort $25 million from his family in exchange for having a federal sex investigation into the congressman go away was indicted Tuesday on charges of wire fraud and attempting to stop authorities from viewing his IPhone.
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins pitching prospect Jake Eder is scheduled to undergo reconstructive elbow surgery and might be sidelined until 2023.
Eder was a fourth-round pick in 2020 out of Vanderbilt and is ranked as one of baseball's top 100 prospects.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Twice this summer a fire marshal in Florida's Panhandle has been in the right place at the right time to help save a life.
Escambia County Fire Marshal Joe Quinn sprang into action on June 22 when urban planner Christina Smith almost choked on a piece of cantaloupe as she ate lunch in the county's office complex in Pensacola.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Three people were injured when a small plane crashed near a Florida elementary school on Thursday, officials said.
The single-engine aircraft went down near Blue Angel Elementary in Pensacola, the Pensacola News Journal reported.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida Panhandle church youth director who was already facing video voyeurism charges after a hidden camera was found in a bathroom has been arrested again, officials said.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panhandle city of Pensacola celebrated its 200th anniversary on Saturday as part of the U.S., marking the date the then-territory shifted from Spanish rule.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The co-founder of the “We Build The Wall" project aimed at raising money for a border wall has been indicted on a second tax charge in Florida, adding to an earlier tax charge and fraud charge.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A star Florida high school quarterback playing for a Georgia university died after more than 50 gunshots were fired into the car he was driving.
Ladarius Clardy, 18, was found dead with several gunshot wounds before dawn Thursday after the vehicle he was driving crashed at a Pensacola intersection.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Authorities in Alabama say a suspected tornado spurred by Tropical Storm Claudette demolished or badly damaged at least 50 homes in a small town just north of the Florida border.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The youth director at a Florida Panhandle church is accused of hiding a camera in a church bathroom, officials said.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Motorists in the Pensacola area can continue to drive toll-free across one bridge while repairs continue on the hurricane-damaged Pensacola Bay Bridge.
The toll suspension on the Garcon Point Bridge was set to expire Sunday.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Department of Transportation reopened the Pensacola Bay Bridge Friday morning without fanfare and just in time for the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
The bridge — a vital connection between Pensacola and Gulf Breeze along U.S.