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More problems on the 2nd day of Florida Standards Assessments testing

The Florida Department of Education tells us a software issue is to blame and they had thought that the company called "AIR" had fixed the... Read more

School For Learning Disabled May Expand To Century

There could be a new school in Century’s future, and area residents will have the opportunity to learn more about it during a free lunch... Read more

Pre-game ride-along in Goodyear Blimp

The best seat for Super Bowl XLIX may not be found in University of Phoenix Stadium. Flying high above Sunday's big game will be the... Read more

Season of Selling: How to get your home ready for the market

If you're thinking of putting your home on the market, now is a pretty good time.Selling a home can be an intimidating process. Local Realtor,... Read more

Mira Awards Honor Escambia County’s Most Creative High School Seniors

About 70 of Escambia County’s most creative high school seniors were honored recently during the 2015 Mira Creative Arts Awards Banquet ... Read more

Hit And Run Crashes On The Increase

Florida has experienced an alarming increase in the number of fatal hit and run crashes during the last two years, and law enforcement agencies are... Read more

Study finds air pollution levels in local counties

Air is all around you. But, depending on where you live, it could be clear andhealthy or so polluted it can be a visible threat... Read more

Planet Fitness Revokes Woman's Membership After She Complained About Transgender Person

Michigan (ABC)- A Michigan woman's Planet Fitness membership was revoked after she complained about a transgender person in the women's locker room.Yvette Cormier, a 48,... Read more

Fire Destroys Large, Two Story Escambia County Home

Fire destroyed a large two story home just off Scenic Highway Thursday night, leaving an elderly couple unharmed,  but homeless. The fire was reported just before... Read more

Tiger Point Golf Course struggling to stay afloat

 Several golf courses in Northwest Florida have been struggling and some have changed hands.Just over two years ago, the city of Gulf Breeze bought the... Read more

Ice Flyers Captain Brett Lutes punches out Columbus’ Chris Bailer

Instead of pucks, fists were flying on the ice tonight. Ice Flyers Captain, Brett Lutes, #17 and Columbus' Chris Bailer, #28, duked it out during... Read more

10 Big Issues To Watch During 2015 Legislative Session

Florida lawmakers will gather March 3 in the Capitol for the pomp-filled start of the 2015 legislative session. Then the real work begins. For 60... Read more

Escambia Breaks Ground On Perdido River Boat Ramp

Tuesday, Florida Department of Environmental Protection and  Escambia County officials attended the groundbreaking for the Perdido River Boat Ramp. The new boat ramp is the... Read more

Florida legislators fail to agree on Medicaid expansion

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida House adjourned its annual session three days early because of budget impasse with the Senate over Medicaid expansion.House Speaker... Read more

Abortion Waiting Period Awaits Scott’s Signature

A bill that would require 24-hour waiting periods before women can have abortions is heading to the desk of Gov. Rick Scott, following passage... Read more

Woman paralyzed at bachelorette party becomes a mom, thanks to surrogate

Rachelle and Chris Chapman with their new baby, Kaylee Rae. Photo Credit: ABCNewsRachelle Friedman Chapman was paralyzed when a bridesmaid playfully pushed her into a... Read more

Five Charged In Home Invasion

Five people have been charged in connection with a January 10th home invasion on Olive Road. According to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, three females barged... Read more

Crash victim had compassionate heart for "broken and hurting people"

Friends of Donna Alexander said she was a compassionate person who had a heart for helping people. Alexander was killed when a truck crashed through... Read more

Appeals Court Weighs Slot Machines At Poarch Creek’s Gretna Horse Track

In a case that could have far-reaching implications, a lawyer argued before an appeals court Wednesday that the state erred in denying a ... Read more

VA Vet center offers readjustment counseling services

(WEAR) Department of Veterans Affairs Vet Center staff members across the region (Biloxi, Miss., Mobile, Ala., Pensacola, Okaloosa County, and Bay County, Fla.) along with... Read more

Man dies after hit-and-run in Milton, Fla.

MILTON, Fla. (WEAR)-  A Milton man has died, after he was hit by a Ford Mustang on Highway 90 in Santa Rosa County, Friday.The Florida... Read more

Supreme Court to hear historic same-sex marriage arguments

WASHINGTON (AP)- The Supreme Court is set to hear historic arguments in cases that could make same-sex marriage the law of the land.The justices are... Read more

Helicopter to be pulled from Santa Rosa Sound Friday

Santa Rosa Co. (WEAR) - The UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter that crashed in the Santa Rosa Sound Tuesday night will be pulled from the water... Read more

Cantonment Convicted Sex Offender Arrested

A convicted Cantonment sex offender was arrested for failing to register as required. Jessie J. Robinson, age 47 of 131 Robinson Street, was charged with the... Read more

NewsRadio 1620 Wins Edward R. Murrow Award

NewsRadio1620 has won a 2015 regional Edward R. Murrow Award from the national Radio, Television, Digital News Association (RTNDA). The station won in the Outstanding Continuing... 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

Precautionary boil water notice for ECUA customers

The Emerald Coast Utilities Authority has issued a Precautionary Boil Water Notice after a 4-inch water main rupture in Pensacola.The areas affect by the notice... Read more

Pensacola couple surprises family and friends with twins

Photo: Korey Rademacher(ABC) - Sharon and Korey Rademacher found out they were having twins in August, but what they did next was a little different."As... Read more

Lawyer: No answer on why man who died in custody was stopped

BALTIMORE (AP) -- The lawyer for the family of Freddie Gray, a black man who died of spinal injuries he sustained during an arrest in... Read more

NAACP wants people to "Bank on Escambia"

The NAACP wants people to "Bank on Escambia."That's the name of a program the organization is starting to help low-income people open bank accounts.A study... Read more

Another Pot Hearing Sought To Clear Up Proposed Rule

The Florida Department of Health will hold another hearing to clear up confusion about a proposed medical marijuana rule published after a marathon... Read more

Showers And 75 Today

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast: Tuesday Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid 70s. South winds 5 to 10... Read more

Fairhope couple builds their very own 'fairytale' castle

The old saying goes, "a man's home is his castle." That is literally true for Fairhope artist Dean Mosher and his wife."Once upon a time,"... Read more

Rain Chance Today, Upper 70’s

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast: Monday A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 78. East wind around 5... Read more

Byrneville Elementary’s Vocabulary Words On Parade

Byrneville Elementary School recently held a Literacy Week Parade. Students dressed as vocabulary words for the celebration. For more Byrneville Elementary School Literacy Week Parade photos,... Read more

Multiple I-110 accidents cause concern for safety improvements

The Florida Department of Transportation is looking at ways to improve safety on an Interstate 110 off ramp in Downtown Pensacola.Yesterday evening, Timothy Davey, 20,... Read more

Orientation Workshop Set For Century Business Challenge

The University of West Florida Haas Center and the Florida SBDC at UWF have set dates for orientation and workshops for the upcoming Century... Read more

Rain cancels Pensacola JazzFest

PENSACOLA, Fla. - Rain has canceled JazzFest 2015, which was set for Seville Square in downtown Pensacola this weekend.The Jazz Society of Pensacola puts on... Read more

Pace High weightlifter uses bullying as motivation for success

Pace's Tom Piscopo is a two time state champ in weightlifting. He earned a rare scholarship and has been invited to an Olympic development program.But... Read more

80-year-old man hit by vehicle receives life threatening injuries

An 80-year-old man has been sent to Baptist hospital with life threatening injuries after he was hit by a vehicle at W st and Lloyd st.... Read more

Obama asks congress for military action against ISIS

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is asking Congress to formally authorize war against Islamic State militants and says the group could threaten the U.S.... Read more

Vehicle fire shuts down westbound lanes on I-10 near Milton

Traffic alert on I-10 near Milton. I-10 westbound lanes at mile marker 30, are shut down at this time due to a vehicle fire. Drivers... Read more

Pensacola business damaged in roof collapse

A Pensacola artist is working to rebuild after storm damage crushed his equipment.Scott Novota has been blowing glass in Pensacola for eleven years. A few... Read more

Man sentenced to 40 years in prison on extortion charges

(AP) - Melvin Barber Bridges III has been sentenced to 40 years in prison on child pornography charges.  The Tarpon Springs man was sentenced Friday... Read more

Soliciting Hours Could Increase in FWB

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (WEAR) The curfew for when salespeople are allowed to knock on doors in Fort Walton Beach could soon be later.The city... Read more

Verizon Buying AOL for $4.4 Billion

(AP) Verizon is buying AOL for about $4.4 billion, advancing the telecom's push in both mobile and advertising fields.AOL owns The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Engadget,... Read more

10 Things to Know for Today: Tuesday

Your daily look at stories that will be talked about Tuesday:1. CAR CRASHES INTO SENIOR LIVING APARTMENTSPolice say one man was taken to the hospital... Read more

Alligator causes fatal crash on I-10

NEW ORLEANS (AP) New Orleans police say an alligator crossing Interstate 10 caused a fatal two-vehicle crash.   A van was eastbound near an exit early... Read more

Oil well catches fire in Alabama, one man injured

Flomaton, Ala. (WEAR)- One man has been severely injured after an oil well caught fire in Alabama, Saturday morning. Several fire crews responded to the... Read more

National Town Hall Monday discussions on terror threats and how they impact your life

Santa Rosa County residents are invited to weigh in on  how to spend millions of dollars in oil spill fine money.The restore council is accepting... Read more

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