COVID-19 in Escambia and Santa Rosa: 44 new cases, no additional deaths reported Monday

From staff reports Published 12:41 PM EDT Aug 31, 2020 A total of 44 new positive COVID-19 cases were reported Monday in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, according to the latest report from the Florida Department of Health. Escambia County added 32 new cases to reach a cumulative total of 11,183 cases since the start of the pandemic,Continue reading “COVID-19 in Escambia and Santa Rosa: 44 new cases, no additional deaths reported Monday”

ECSO: Suspect in Friday ‘gun battle’ was schizophrenic, didn’t want to go back to jail

Colin Warren-Hicks Pensacola News Journal Published 2:33 PM EDT Aug 31, 2020 The Pensacola man accused of engaging Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputies last week in a “running gun battle” has schizophrenia, believes “everyone is out to get him” and had previously told his mother he wasn’t going back to jail, according to an arrest report.Continue reading “ECSO: Suspect in Friday ‘gun battle’ was schizophrenic, didn’t want to go back to jail”

Rewrite the record books: Santa Rosa County man lands state’s biggest flathead catfish

Special to Gannett Published 11:24 AM EDT Aug 31, 2020 Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) fisheries biologists certified a new state record flathead catfish weighing 69.9 pounds, measuring 48.5 inches long, with a girth of 38.25 inches, caught by angler Lavon Nowling from Santa Rosa County. Nowling caught his flathead catfish on rodContinue reading “Rewrite the record books: Santa Rosa County man lands state’s biggest flathead catfish”

Sal de Mar poolside Pensacola Beach restaurant opening at the Hilton

Jake Newby Pensacola News Journal Published 7:00 AM EDT Aug 31, 2020 Forty-ounce margaritas, overstuffed milkshakes, homages to the Spanish settlement at Pensacola, and sweet, sweet tacos are about to come together under one pergola.  If it sounds like Sal de Mar — the new outdoor restaurant at the Hilton Pensacola Beach hotel — has a lotContinue reading “Sal de Mar poolside Pensacola Beach restaurant opening at the Hilton”

Here are eight traffic initiatives planned for Pensacola Beach this off season

Madison Arnold Pensacola News Journal Published 7:00 AM EDT Aug 31, 2020 Escambia County is planning eight traffic initiatives on Pensacola Beach during the off season. With the exception of a $1.8 million access road that has been planned for years, most of the projects do not include new construction. Rather, they are meant to reconfigureContinue reading “Here are eight traffic initiatives planned for Pensacola Beach this off season”

Gulf Coast faces long recovery, will need help after Hurricane Laura’s wrath | Guestview

opinion Daytona Bach News-Journal Editorial Board Published 1:00 PM EDT Aug 30, 2020 It will likely take days to get a clear picture of the devastation Hurricane Laura wrought as it swept over the coast of eastern Texas and Louisiana and headed north into Arkansas. But the images gathered by news organizations and shared acrossContinue reading “Gulf Coast faces long recovery, will need help after Hurricane Laura’s wrath | Guestview”