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Communications Tax Cut Moves Forward In Senate

Lawmakers continued to charge forward Monday with Gov. Rick Scott’s ambitious proposal to cut taxes on cable-television and cell-phone services knowing the final... Read more

Two 'persons of interest' in custody after shooting near Camp Shelby

Photo Source: MGNTwo people are now in police custody after shots were fired at soldiers from a Mississippi military post.  The soldiers are stationed at... Read more

Church van overturns on North Carolina interstate; 15 hurt

BENSON, N.C. (AP) Authorities say 15 people in a church van were hurt after their van blew a tire and overturned on Interstate 40 in... Read more

Wells Fargo on Bayou Boulevard robbed

Photo courtesy: Kate S. PeabodyPENSACOLA, Fl. (WEAR) Authorities are on the hunt for a man who robbed a bank and got away with an undisclosed... Read more

Toddler Survives 13 Hours in Upside-Down Car in Frigid Utah River

UTAH (ABC)- 18-month-old girl is in critical condition and her mother is dead after their car crashed in a frigid Utah river and they were... Read more

Maintenance system likely to cause more delays for F-35

Photo: MGNMore delays are expected for the F-35, due problems with the software that's supposed to identify maintenance issues in the jet.According to the Air... Read more

Pensacola diver qualifies for 2 National Competitions

Three years ago, when she was eight, Elise Grissom suddenly decided she wanted to try diving. She jumped in with Port City Diving, a Pensacola... Read more

Decorated Marine killed in Black Hawk crash buried at Arlington National Cemetery

The steady, pouring rain was fitting for the occasion. It was a military funeral at Arlington National Cemetery for Marine Staff Sgt. Andrew Seif, killed... Read more

Weekend Gardening: Expert Tips For The Month Of June

Here are gardening tips for the month of June from the Santa Rosa County Extension Service: Flowers Annuals to plant include celosia, coleus, crossandra, hollyhock, ... Read more

Local High Performing Schools Receive $3.3 Million In Bonus Money

High performing schools in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties are receiving over $3.3 million in School Recognition Program funding. The financial awards are based on... Read more

Smaller building may impact work of courthouse employees

Too many cases and not enough courtrooms. That's the reality facing courthouse employees on their first day in their new building. The irony that they... Read more

Physical altercation leads to arrest of a man trespassing

Deputies arrested Zachary Price, 34, after responding to a physical altercation at a home in Freeport. The incident happened at a home off Wildwood Drive.... Read more

Win a Golden Ticket to Pensacon 2015!

Taking place February 27–March 1 this year, Penscaon will be hosted at the Pensacola Bay Center and will attract fans from all genres of film,... Read more

Senate expected to vote on veteran suicide prevention bill Tuesday

The US senate is expected to vote on the "Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act" Tuesday.The bill is named for a 26-year-old vet... Read more

Extended breastfeeding linked to higher IQ and income in study

(CNN)- "Breast is best" -- you could call it a mantra of sorts that sums up much of today's research on breastfeeding.Not only does breastfeeding... Read more

Florida Wildlife Officials Support Black Bear Hunts

Black bears are closer to being placed on the state’s wildlife hunting calendar for the first time in more than 20 years. The Fish and... Read more

How smoke detectors may not keep you safe

Every year around this time we're reminded to check our smoke detectors and create a fire safety plan. But the reality is, most of us... Read more

Marines killed in helicopter crash identified

Photo: Staff Sgt. Andrew Seif(WEAR) - The Marines killed in the helicopter crash in the Santa Rosa Sound have been identified. ... Source: www.weartv.com/Read Full... Read more

Tate High School Class Of 2015 Graduates

The Tate High School Class of 2015 graduated Tuesday night at the Pensacola Bay Center. “Before saying anything else, I must thank Jesus Christ, without whom... Read more

Doug Baldwin, others, fined for Super Bowl behavior

NEW YORK (AP) - Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin has been fined $10,000 by the NFL for his role in a scuffle with 18 seconds... Read more

Would You Give Your Boss Your Facebook, Social Media Passwords?

Most employees and job seekers could refuse to turn over private user names and passwords for social media sites without retribution, under a ... Read more

Miserable Heat Indexes Around 107 This Afternoon

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast: Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 96.... Read more

Free Teach The Teacher Soil Workshop Offered

This summer, the University of Florida IFAS Soil Science Department is offering a one-day, Teach the Teacher International Year of Soil Workshop... Read more

$45 Million Insurance Claim On Escambia Jail Denied

Part of Escambia County’s insurance claim on the Central Booking and Detention Center at the Escambia County Jail has been denied. The county’s insurance provider has... Read more

Woman Killed In I-10 Crash; Two Children Injured

A Milton woman was killed and two children injured in a single vehicle crash on I-10 Sunday afternoon. The Florida Highway Patrol said 44-year old Wendy... Read more

Sunny Skies Continue

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast: Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 63. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning. Wednesday... Read more

Decision on regulating 'Uber' drivers held for a later date

Pensacola taxi drivers voiced their frustrations with ride sharing transportation services like Uber during Thursday's city council meeting where council members talked about whether to... Read more

Official: 1 pilot locked out of Alpine crash plane cockpit

PARIS (AP)- One of the pilots of the German airliner that crashed in the Alps was apparently locked out of the cockpit when the plane... Read more

Pregnant woman's baby cut from womb when she answers Craigslist ad

Photo Credit: CNNCOLORADO (CNN)- A stranger stabbed a pregnant woman and cut her baby from her womb when the victim answered a Craigslist ad in... Read more

The rising debt on the Garcon Point Bridge

The Garcon Point Bridge in Santa Rosa County has had a bad reputation since its beginning. It was called “the bridge to nowhere.”The bridge opened... Read more

White House releases budget

The White House will unveil its 2016 budget request this morning.The books have already arrived from the publishing office.   Here's some of what we expect... Read more

Florida Residents Urged To Get Vaccinated Against Measles

The Florida Department of Health is working with other state and federal officials to monitor individuals who may have been exposed to measles... Read more

Harrison Ford hospitalized after crashing small plane near LA

Harrison Ford was injured when the antique single-engine plane he was piloting crashed on a golf course near Santa Monica, California, sources said today.Ford, 72,... Read more

Infant taken from drug house in DeFuniak Springs

(WEAR) - Three people have been arrested after an infant was found inside a home with drugs in DeFuniak Springs. A one-year-old baby is now... Read more

Newpoint investigation update: VP declines to comment on allegations

The investigation into several allegations at Newpoint High School and Academy in Pensacola continues. Last week, an Escambia County School Board member received a letter with... Read more

Alcohol suspected in deadly Pine Forest Crash

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fl. (WEAR) Authorities believe alcohol is a factor in a deadly crash that happened last week at Pine Forest Road and Highway 297A.... Read more

Man in wheelchair dies 4 days after hit and run accident

A Pensacola man has died after a hit and run accident last week.Steven Bachynski, 46, was in a motorized wheelchair when he was hit on... Read more

Grandma charged after forcing girl to run over 3 hours until she died

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama woman charged with capital murder in the death of her granddaughter forced the girl to run for more than... Read more

Singer, Chris Brown, named as suspect in alleged assault during a basketball game

Photo credit: MGN(CNN) Las Vegas police want to talk to R&B singer Chris Brown, who has been named as a suspect in an alleged assault... Read more

Northview Celebrates National FFA Week With Breakfast

FFA members at Northview High School are celebrating National FFA Week with a variety of events. Tuesday morning, the FFA officers and members prepared... Read more

Man loses leg to flesh-eating bacteria after wading in the Gulf of Mexico

Zach Motal speaks to the press from his hospital bed after his leg was amputated due to a flesh-eating bacteria infection. PhotoCredit: ABCNewsFORT MEYERS, Fla.... Read more

Escambia’s Morgan, State Sheriff’s Association Backing Evacuation Gun Bill

A National Rifle Association-supported measure that failed to win legislative approval a year ago appears to have a clear shot of advancing now... Read more

Concussion Baseline Testing Monday For Northview Student Athletes

Student athletes in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties are participating in a concussion study. For Northview High student athletes, concussion baseline testing will be held on... Read more

Pensacola Police Chief Retiring

Pensacola Chief of Police Chip Simmons plans to retire in August after 29 years of service with the Pensacola Police Department. Simmons will reportedly become an... Read more

OCSO: Teen survives 'horrific' crash

Photos: Okaloosa County Sheriff's OfficeOKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WEAR) An 18-year-old girl survived a crash in Okaloosa County and has been charged with careless driving.Her 2006... Read more

Heroin epidemic getting worse in America

America's heroin epidemic is getting worse.That's the findings in a new report that shows despite a major increase in seizures of the drug, the government... Read more

3 arrested for rape of autistic girl

Photos courtesy ECSO: (left) Roderick Billings, (middle) Jorge Gonzalez-Zuazua, (right) Allen WeedenPENSACOLA, Fl. (WEAR) Three men have been charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old autistic... Read more

Cellphone photos lead to child pornography arrest

An Escambia County man has been arrested and charged with child pornography.Brian Swauger was charged with 35 counts of possession of obscene material.On May 3rd,... Read more

Facebook's Zuckerberg makes big donation

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook's boy billionaire Mark Zuckerberg is giving away a chunk of his fortune.On his Facebook page, Zuckerberg announced he and his wife... Read more

Escambia Man Convicted On Child Porn Charges

A federal trial jury convicted Thomas Victor Sway, 24, of Pensacola, of receipt, attempted receipt, and possession of child pornography. At trial, the government presented evidence... Read more

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