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5-car pileup on Blue Angel Parkway sends 6 to hospital

December 23, 2016

Five members of a Tallahassee family were involved in a multi-car accident Thursday afternoon near Blue Angel Parkway and U.S. 90 that left a 58-year-old female in critical condition and two 11-year-olds in serious condition.

The chain-reaction pileup occurred when Terry Lynn Cummings, 46, of Caledonia, Mississippi, was traveling west on Blue Angel Parkway at around 2:46 p.m. Thursday and failed to slow down as he approached the intersection at U.S. 90 where traffic was stopped, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

via 5-car pileup on Blue Angel Parkway sends 6 to hospital.

Harleys to hit the beach in 2017

December 17, 2016

Want to rev up your Harley? Then Pensacola Beach will be the place to be, come November.

Members of the Harley Owners Group, known as H.O.G., were joined by officials from Visit Pensacola and the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners on Friday at Casino Beach Bar to announce that the 2017 Southeast H.O.G. Rally will be Nov. 1-4 at Pensacola Beach.

via Harleys to hit the beach in 2017.

Community rallies to help homeless, Pensacola musician | WEAR

December 11, 2016

PENSACOLA, Fla. WEAR — It’s no secret Pensacola’s homeless population has struggled finding adequate housing. The issue forced one man to seek shelter in a vacant home, but after losing everything in a fire, the community is rallying around him. Maurice Sorrell has been playing downtown along Palafox Street for almost five years.

via Community rallies to help homeless, Pensacola musician | WEAR.

Wanted: Man accused of shooting at officer – FOX10 News | WALA

December 06, 2016

Tijuan Johnson - Wanted

Pensacola Police are searching for a man they say shot at an officer. Tijuan Deonte Johnson, 23, is wanted for attempted murder and aggravated assault.

Investigators say officers reported to Highland Drive around 10:30 pm Friday, December 2, 2016 for a report of a man armed with handgun while riding a bicycle.  A woman told officers, the man approached her car as she was backing out of a driveway.  Fearing for her safety, she sped off and the man fled.

via Wanted: Man accused of shooting at officer – FOX10 News | WALA.

Pensacola Police seeking man who shot at officer – FOX10 News | WALA

December 04, 2016

PENSACOLA, FL (WALA) - Pensacola Police are searching for a man who shot at an officer and then ran from the scene late Friday night.

The officer – Matthew Mercado – was not injured in the incident, which occurred in the area of Torres Avenue and Tunis Street, according to a news release from Pensacola Police.

via Pensacola Police seeking man who shot at officer – FOX10 News | WALA.

Diver’s death sparks renewed concerns in Northwest Florida’s diving community. | WEAR

December 01, 2016

There are renewed concerns in the diving community after a diver died Friday.

The diver’s widow said her husband was diving the shipwreck, Oriskany, when he went up to fast and began suffering from decompression sickness, a condition also known as ‘bends.’

Kerry Freeland, a long time diver and owner of ‘Dive Pros in Pensacola, says getting decompression sickness is rare and treatment requires the use of a hyperbaric chamber.

via Diver’s death sparks renewed concerns in Northwest Florida’s diving community. | WEAR.

Medical marijuana dispensaries coming to Pensacola – FOX10 News | WALA

October 21, 2016

Florida voters are just 10 days away from the start of early voting and one topic on the ballot – medical marijuana. Amendment Two was only two-percent shy of passing back in 2014, but many voters think this year could be different.

In Pensacola, two different medical marijuana dispensaries are already in the works; they were approved by city leaders over the summer.

via Medical marijuana dispensaries coming to Pensacola – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Myrtle Grove residents dispute over affordable housing plan | WEAR

October 20, 2016

(WEAR) — Escambia County Commissioner Doug Underhill pledged to take an item off the agenda at the next commission meeting because of outrage from residents in Myrtle Grove over an affordable housing project.

“I don’t want to give the impression that this community is against affordable housing, because I think everyone can attest that people need a place to start,” said Kim Messer, owner of Tranquil Villas.

via Myrtle Grove residents dispute over affordable housing plan | WEAR.

Perdido Bay to get standalone emergency room

October 15, 2016

In less than a year, residents on the west side of Escambia County will no longer need to travel as far to access emergency health care.

West Florida Healthcare officials announced this week plans to construct the Perdido Bay Emergency Room, a $10 million freestanding emergency department, on the northwest corner of U.S. 98 and Blue Angel Parkway. They anticipate an operating date of August.

via Perdido Bay to get standalone emergency room.

Hurricane Matthew: For storm-hit states, help will come from Alabama | AL.com

October 06, 2016

Hurricane Matthew hasn’t taken aim at Alabama, but some in Alabama are taking aim at Matthew.

Projections suggest it’ll be Thursday night before the storm begins to graze the eastern coast of Florida. It’s unclear whether Matthew will skirt the coast as it sweeps along Georgia and the Carolinas or make landfall one or more times. The possibility has been raised that the storm might even loop out to sea and come back westward for a second strike.

via Hurricane Matthew: For storm-hit states, help will come from Alabama | AL.com.

Military families stationed in Guantanamo Bay coming to Pensacola NAS | WPMI

October 04, 2016

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WPMI) — Military families stationed in Guantanamo Bay are on their way to the Florida Panhandle.

Naval officials say about 700 spouses and children are being evacuated from Guantanamo Bay Naval Air Station because of Hurricane Matthew. They are being flown to Pensacola Naval Air Station.

via Military families stationed in Guantanamo Bay coming to Pensacola NAS | WPMI.

Alabama Beaches Feeling The Effect Of Hermine

September 02, 2016

While Hermine isn’t going to hit our part of the gulf coast head-on, we will still feel some of the storm’s effects at area beaches. Orange Beach saw five to six-foot waves around noon today, and conditions are expected to worsen. Life-threatening rip currents are likely. Red flags are up all along the gulf coast; swimmers are advised to stay out of the water.

via Alabama Beaches Feeling The Effect Of Hermine.

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