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Posted on: July 17, 2020

FREE YOGA CLASSES ARE BACK!

Free Yoga Class

Free one-hour, outdoor yoga sessions will be held the first Sunday of each month at Community Maritime Park resuming on Sept. 6 at 9 a.m. Classes are open to all ages and levels of experience. Certified instructors from Breathe Yoga and Wellness Center wi...

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Posted on: November 25, 2020

'Keep the Wreath Green' Fire Safety Campaign Kicks off Dec. 1

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The Pensacola Fire Department, in collaboration with Escambia County Fire Rescue, will launch its annual “Keep the Wreath Green” Fire Safety campaign Tuesday, Dec. 1.

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

FDOT: Temporary Closure of Intersection at 17th Avenue and Bayfront Parkway Begins Nov. 30

17th Avenue Closure Nov. 30

The intersection of North 17th Avenue and Bayfront Parkway will close to all traffic beginning Monday, Nov. 30 as construction activities advance for the new 17th Avenue interchange. The intersection will remain closed until spring 2021.

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

Community Partnership Adds Native Trees and Plants for Birds at Bruce Beach

Volunteers at Bruce Beach tree planting

More than 100 volunteers gathered at Bruce Beach on Nov. 21 to plant trees and a variety of plants for native & migratory birds, marking the first steps toward creating a bird-friendly environment as the redevelopment of Bruce Beach begins to take shape.

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

Mayor's Neighborhood Cleanup Collects Over 59 Tons of Bulk Waste

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The latest Mayor's Neighborhood Cleanup collected over 59 tons (118,700 pounds) of bulk waste, along with 80 tires and 1,030 gallons of paint.

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Thanksgiving Cooking Safety Tips from Pensacola Fire Department

Practice safe cooking this Thanksgiving

With the Thanksgiving holiday right around the corner, the Pensacola Fire Department encourages residents to practice safe cooking now and throughout the year. Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires.

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

FDOT’s November 19 Updates on the Pensacola Bay Bridge Recovery Efforts

Pensacola Bay Bridge repairs

FDOT’s November 19 Updates on the Pensacola Bay Bridge Recovery Efforts

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As demolition progresses on the Pensacola Bay Bridge, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is preparing to begin dr...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

City Thanksgiving Day Closures, Changes to Sanitation Collection Schedule

Thanksgiving Changes

The following City of Pensacola offices and facilities will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27 in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday.
City of Pensacola administrative offices
City Hall
City of Pensacola community resource centers

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

Port of Pensacola to be Featured on National Television Show 'World's Greatest'

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The Port of Pensacola will soon be featured on the national television series "World's Greatest," highlighting the port as one of the premier and most historic deep-water ports in the world.

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

Two Weeks Remain to Apply for FEMA Assistance for Hurricane Sally in Florida

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Panhandle residents who have uninsured losses resulting from Hurricane Sally have until Dec. 1, 2020 to register with FEMA for assistance.

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

City of Pensacola Resident Satisfaction Survey Results Now Available

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The City of Pensacola has received results from the 2020 Resident Satisfaction Survey, highlighting areas of success with city services and the city's image, along with identifying opportunities for improvement.

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Posted on: November 10, 2020

Mayor Robinson Issues Local State of Emergency for COVID-19

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On Tuesday, Nov. 10, Mayor Grover Robinson issued Declaration of State of Emergency 20-07, declaring a state of emergency in the City of Pensacola due to COVID-19.

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

B Street and Gimble Street Stormwater Rehabilitation Project to Begin Nov. 16

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Construction of the B Street and Gimble Street Stormwater Rehabilitation Project will begin Monday, Nov. 16, which will repair and rehabilitate a 54" stormwater pipe located near Joe Patti's Seafood.

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Posted on: November 3, 2020

Space Heater Safety Tips from Pensacola Fire Department

Keep at least 3 feet around your space heater

As colder weather starts to set in, Pensacola Fire Department encourages residents to practice space heater safety and know the potential risks associated with home heating equipment. Home fires occur more in winter months than any other time of year.

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

Deadline to Apply for SBA Physical Disaster Loans in Florida Is Dec. 1

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The U.S. Small Business Administration is encouraging Florida businesses/residents affected by Hurricane Sally on Sept. 14-28, 2020, to submit loan applications for physical damages by Dec. 1, even if they have not settled with their insurance company.

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Posted on: October 30, 2020

City of Pensacola Launches New Parking App

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The City of Pensacola has launched a new parking app, making it easy for residents and visitors to find and pay for parking on their mobile device.

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

New Non-Stop Destination Coming to Pensacola International Airport

Airport Terminal at the Pensacola International Airport

On Dec. 17, United Airlines will begin non-stop daily service between Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Pensacola International Airport (PNS).

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP ADDS NATIVE TREES AND PLANTS FOR BIRDS AT BRUCE BEACH

Bruce Beach Tree Planting

More than 100 volunteers gathered at Bruce Beach on Nov. 21 to plant trees and a variety of plants for native & migratory birds, marking the first steps toward creating a bird-friendly environment as the redevelopment of Bruce Beach begins to take shape.

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Posted on: November 10, 2020

INWEEKLY'S BEST OF THE COAST 2020

Best of the Coast 2020

The polls are in and your voices were heard! Thank you Pensacola for naming us the Best of the Coast 2020!

Here at Play Pensacola, we take great pride in ensuring that you all Get Out and Play! With 93 parks and 11 Resource Centers, we work hard so that you can play harder. 

This past July, Inweekly took your polls and gave you the opportunity to selec...

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Posted on: November 4, 2020

YOUTH BASKETBALL REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

2020 Youth Basketball

Lace up those sneakers, it's youth basketball season at Play Pensacola!

It's time to register for youth basketball with Play Pensacola! We offer two exciting co-ed programs at our centers that deliver flexible options for families and youth ages 5-14.  

Our Alpha Elite Recreational Basketball League registrat...

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Posted on: October 15, 2020

BAYVIEW SENIOR IN-PERSON PROGRAMMING IS BACK!

BSC In-Person is Back

We've patiently waited and are excited to announce, in-person programming at Bayview Senior Center is back!

With the exception of Parking Lot Bingo Bayview Senior Center in-person programming will be offered on a reservation-based system. Citizens must call in advance to reserve their spot in order to participate. Not quite ready to resume in-person? Don't fret...

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Posted on: August 15, 2020

LEGION FIELD CLOSED FOR IMPROVEMENTS

Legion Field Closed

Legion Field will be closed to the public while upgrades are made as part of the Legion Field Improvements Project. The park's closure is expected to last for the duration of the year and extend into early 2021. Find out more about what's in store!

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

FREE YOGA CLASSES ARE BACK!

Free Yoga Class

Free Yoga Classes are offered the first Sunday of each month at Community Maritime Park courtesy of Breathe Yoga and Wellness Center.

Free one-hour, outdoor yoga sessions will be held the first Sunday of each month at Community Maritime Park resuming on Sept. 6 at 9 a.m. Classes are open to all ages and levels of experience. Certified instructors from Breathe Yoga and Wellness Center wi...

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

WHAT'S NEW IN PARK PROJECTS

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Learn about current and upcoming Parks and Recreation projects or find out when improvements could be coming to your favorite park.

Thank you for your interest in current and upcoming Parks and Recreation projects. We understand that recreation facilities, parks and trails are important to you and we are working hard to make improvements that satisfy our growing community recreation n...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

CITY OF PENSACOLA PARKS AND RECREATION INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT (IPM) PLAN

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Find out the most up to date information on our Integrated Pest Management Plan.

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Minor injuries in two-vehicle crash at Palafox and Wright streets

By Officer Gregory Gordon, PIO, ggordon@cityofpensacola.com

At approximately 6:30 a.m., officers responded to a crash at Palafox and Wright St. A Pensacola Police Crime Analyst vehicle and another vehicle were involved in the crash, causing the marked poli...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Man charged in recent shooting incident

Contact: Officer Mike Wood, PIO, mwood@cityofpensacola.com

Pensacola Police have arrested Raymond Demarcus Durant (12/12/2001), and charged him with aggravated assault, use of a firearm during a felony, and possession of a firearm by a Florida delinquent a...

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Officer involved shooting on West Intendencia Street

Contact: Officer Mike Wood, PIO

mwood@cityofpensacola.com

Pensacola Police received a 911 call at approximately 4:10pm on Friday, September 18th indicating that a fight involving two males was in progress in the 900 block of West Intendencia Street, and tha...

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Posted on: August 24, 2020

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

The 2020 Labor Day Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign began yesterday. 

The Labor Day holiday is an especially dangerous time on the roads, as it is the last long holiday weekend of summer. To keep this busy travel period a safe one, the Pens...

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Posted on: July 27, 2020

Pensacola Police officers credited with saving the life of a three-year-old girl

By Officer Mike Wood, PIO, mwood@cityofpensacola.com

On June 13, 2020, officers received a call that a three year old girl had been found floating in a swimming pool at a residence of the north side of town. Officer Kyle Skipper was the first to arrive and...

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

Operation Dry Streets

Contact: Officer Mike Wood, PIO, mwood@cityofpensacola.com

The Pensacola Police Department, along with the Florida Highway Patrol and other law enforcement agencies statewide, will be increasing our enforcement efforts during March 13 – 15, 2020 ...

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Posted on: February 25, 2020

PPD Officer Stephen Grogan loses courageous battle with brain cancer

Contact: Officer Mike Wood, PIO, mwood@cityofpensacola.com

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Officer Stephen Grogan (34), who fought a courageous three year battle with brain cancer. Officer Grogan passed peacefully just before 7:00 a...

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Posted on: February 25, 2020

Hints to avoid being scammed about the Coronavirus

Contact: Officer Mike Wood, PIO, mwood@cityofpensacola.com

Scammers are taking advantage of fears surrounding the Coronavirus.  They are setting up websites to sell bogus products, and using fake emails, texts, and social media posts as a ruse to ...

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Police searching for couple who robbed bank

Gulf Winds 5

Contact: Officer Britney Sturgeon, PIO, Bsturgeon@cityofpensascola.com

On 02/04/2020 at approximately 1:37 PM, officers responded to a bank robbery at Gulf Winds Bank located at 400 West Garden Street. A black female and black male, both approximately 50 y...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Photographs of men wanted in connection with Wednesday night shooting

Dollar General shooting suspects

Contact: Mike Wood, PIO, Mwood@cityofpensacola.com

Pensacola Police have released photographs of two men wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred Wednesday night at a local business.

The incident occurred around 6:50 p.m. at the Dollar General sto...

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Posted on: January 7, 2020

One arrest made in Cordova Mall fight, warrant issued on second suspect

Newkirk and Mathis

Contact: Officer Mike Wood, PIO, mwood@cityofpensacola.com

Pensacola Police have arrested 19 year old Trenton Newkirk of Pensacola, and charged him with affray and disorderly conduct in reference to the fight that took place last month inside Cordova Mall....

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

Change in simple parking lot crash reporting starting Jan. 1, 2020

Contact: Officer Mike Wood, PIO, mwood@cityofpensacola.com

Starting on January 1, 2020, the Pensacola Police Department will no longer respond to, or make a crash report in simple parking lot crashes.  

This change will make our procedure consisten...

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Posted on: December 16, 2019

Holiday season DUI patrols

Contact: Officer Mike Wood, PIO, mwood@cityofpensacola.com

The holiday season is here and with that comes a significant increase in careless, distracted, and impaired driving. The Pensacola Police Department is reminding drivers to buckle up, drive respons...

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

Grand Jury decision announced on officer involved shooting

Contact: Officer Mike Wood, PIO, mwood@cityofpensacola.com

Today, Oct. 25, 2019, the Escambia County Grand Jury made the decision not to indict former Pensacola Police Department Det. Daniel Siemen in the July 5 shooting death of Tymar Crawford.

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Posted on: October 22, 2019

Fourth arrest made in murder of woman at Platinum Club

Contact: Officer Greg Gordon, PIO, Ggordon@cityofpensacola.com

A fourth arrest has been made in the murder of Elizabeth Harris near the Platinum Club on May 27, 2019.

Cordellious Lashawn Dyess, 19 years old, was arrested without incident near Atlanta, Ga. b...

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

PPD officer terminated for violating department's use of deadly force policy

By Officer Mike Wood, PIO

mwood@cityofpensacola.com

The July 5th shooting involving Pensacola Police Department officers that resulted in the death of Tymar Crawford has been concerning to everyone involved. 

It was imperative that PPD conduct a tho...

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Posted on: September 30, 2019

Runaway teen reportedly seen in New Orleans

Selene Roberts

By Officer Mike Wood, PIO

mwood@cityofpensacola.com

FOUND

Runaway Juvenile

Selene Roberts

7/24/2005

Height: 5’02 Weight 160 lbs

Brown eyes / Brown hair

On 9/26/2019, 14 year old Selene Roberts ran away from Cordova Mall. Roberts was wearing the above li...

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Posted on: September 30, 2019

Police searching for woman who left outpatient facility this morning

Stephanie Simmons

By Officer Mike Wood, PIO

mwood@cityofpensacola.com

FOUND

MISSING PERSON

Stephanie Marie Simmons

12-25-1952

5’5, 120 lbs.

On the morning of 9-30-2019, Stephanie Marie Simmons, who is currently a resident at Lakeview Behavior Med, walked away from 1201 ...

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Posted on: September 23, 2019

Photographs released of Jersey Mike's robbery suspects

By Mike Wood, PIO

Mwood@cityofpensacola.com

Pensacola Police have released photographs of two males who robbed Jersey Mike’s on Airport Boulevard. The incident occurred around 8:20 p.m. September 17; no one was injured.

Anyone having information on...

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Posted on: August 21, 2019

DUI Safety Checkpoint

By Officer Mike Wood, PIO, mwood@cityofpensacola.com

The Pensacola Police Department’s D.U.I. Unit is coordinating a Comprehensive Roadside Safety Checkpoint on Saturday, August 31, 2019 from 8:00pm until 12:00am. The Pensacola Police Department ...

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Posted on: July 28, 2019

Police searching for missing man

Donald Clemens

UPDATE: DONALD CLEMENS HAS RETURNED SAFELY HOME.

Pensacola Police are searching for a man who left his home on his bicycle around 9 a.m. this morning and has not yet returned.

Donald Stephen Clemens, 65, who has been diagnosed with vascular dementia, was on...

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Posted on: June 27, 2019

Police searching for person who fired at officer from passing vehicle this morning

An investigation is underway after someone fired from a vehicle early this morning while a Pensacola Police officer was working traffic enforcement. The officer was not injured.

The incident occurred around 3:08 a.m. near the intersection of North J and Ga...

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

Missing woman found

Update by PIO Mike Wood

Marilyn Howard has been located in Douglas County, GA, and is safe. She left Pensacola on her own. Her family has been contacted, and is aware she has been located.

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

Police searching for missing 21-year-old female

Marilyn Howard

By Officer Mike Wood, PIO, mwood@cityofpensacola.com

21 year old female, Marilyn Adrain Howard is missing and endangered. Marilyn was last seen at the Pensacola fishing pier on Monday, June 17th 2019 at approximately 10:00 pm. Marilyn has the mental capaci...

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Posted on: June 17, 2019

Two people arrested this morning after SWAT callout

Pensacola Police SWAT members were called out this morning after a man wanted on a felony warrant ran from an officer during a traffic stop and hid inside the attic of an apartment.

Brandon Wiggins, 33, of Pensacola was charged with obstruction without vio...

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Posted on: June 13, 2019

Police searching for hit and run driver

Pensacola Police need help in finding a vehicle that recently struck a pedestrian on Palafox Street and left the scene.

Officer Brad Buddin said the incident occurred around 1:10 a.m. June 8 on Palafox between Garden and Romana streets. The 22-year-old mal...

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Posted on: June 11, 2019

Camp Friendship Week

It’s Camp Friendship time this week for 60 children within the Pensacola area.

The children, aged five to ten, are spending the week learning about public service, first responders and good citizenship.

In addition to usual camp fare of arts, craf...

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Posted on: June 6, 2019

Shooting suspect arrested

By Mike Wood, PIO Officer, Mwood@cityofpensacola.com

Pensacola Police arrested Jamal Boyer, 23, 400 block of Deborah Ln., for the attempted murder of Terrel Crayton and Clarence Williams. 

On Monday, June 3rd, Crayton was a passenger in a vehicle d...

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

Pensacola man charged with murdering his grandfather

By Officer Mike Wood, PIO, mwood@cityofpensacola.com

Marcus Knight (25) was arrested on May 31, 2019 for the murder of his grandfather, James Howard Royster (66).  Royster was found deceased in his residence at 1035 E Lee St on the morning of May ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2019

Two people injured in traffic crash at Tarragona and Chase streets

Contact: Cindy West, Cewest@cityofpensacola.com

Two people were injured – one of them critically – after they were involved in a two-vehicle crash this afternoon.

The crash occurred around 2:20 p.m. in the intersection of Tarragona and C...

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Posted on: June 1, 2019

Man dies in traffic crash on Texar Drive

Contact: Cindy West, Cewest@cityofpensacola.com

A single-vehicle crash early this morning has claimed the life of a Tampa resident.

Martin Brewer, 40, was westbound on Texar Drive between Menendez and Molaree drives around 2:15 a.m. when his car failed to n...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

Hit and run driver arrested

Contact: Cindy West

Cewest@cityofpensacola.com

A man wanted in connection with a hit and run crash that critically injured a bicyclist May 16 has been arrested.

Robert Lovelace, 46, of Pensacola was arrested around 6:30 tonight. He was charged with leaving t...

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Posted on: April 12, 2019

Wanted for Attempted Murder

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Contact: Officer Mike Wood, PIOmwood@cityofpensacola.comPensacola Police are seeking the whereabouts of 24 year old Ralph Waldo Emerson. Emerson is wanted for the attempted murder of a man who was stabbed on the evening of April 10th on Dunwoody Drive in ...

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

Fraud Alert

Contact: Officer Mike Wood, PIOmwood@cityofpensacola.comPensacola Police are receiving information that several people in our area have been receiving emails and phone calls instructing them to go purchase gift cards, then contact them back with the gift ...

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Posted on: February 20, 2019

PPD receives re-accreditation

By Officer Mike Wood, PIOmwood@cityofpensacola.com                              The Pensacola Police Department has been...

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Posted on: December 14, 2018

Police searching for missing woman

Anna Collie

By Officer Mike Wood, PIO; (850) 393 - 1633

Anna Collie was last seen approximately 5 weeks ago when she left on foot from Station Court in Pensacola. Collie has not contacted anyone, including her son, via phone or social media. Collie has no permanent ad...

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Posted on: November 12, 2018

Pensacola Police Department’s K9 Argo and K9 Foster to get donation of body armor

Williams and Mayo with K9s

By Officer Mike Wood, PIOmwood@cityofpensacola.comPensacola Police Department’s K9 Argo and K9 Foster will receive bullet and stab protective vests thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Argo’s vest is...

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Posted on: November 7, 2018

Accreditation team invites public comments about Pensacola Police Department

(Pensacola):  A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive December 11 to examine all aspects of the Pensacola Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, a...

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Posted on: October 29, 2018

Vehicle burglary suspect arrested

Devoris Lang

By Officer Mike Wood, PIOmwood@cityofpensacola.comPensacola Police have arrested a man wanted in several local vehicle burglaries. Officers responded to the 400 block of Berkley Drive at 3:00am Friday morning in reference to a burglary (of a vehicle) in p...

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Posted on: October 25, 2018

Vehicle burglary suspect

Camelot burglary suspect

By Officer Mike Wood, PIOmwood@cityofpensacola.comPensacola Police Detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying an unknown male suspect who has committed numerous vehicle burglaries in the Camelot neighborhood and at The Flats apartme...

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Posted on: October 8, 2018

Man wanted on multiple charges

Jamal Simmons

By Officer Mike Wood, PIOmwood@cityofpensacola.comPensacola Police are seeking the public’s help in locating 25 year old Jamal Lee Simmons. Simmons is wanted for burglary, grand theft, criminal mischief, credit card fraud, and dealing in stolen ...

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Posted on: October 2, 2018

K-9 Nashoba gets protective vest

Nashoba with protective vest

By Officer Mike Wood, PIOmwood@cityofpensacola.comPensacola Police Department’s K9 Nashoba has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vest was embroidered wi...

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Posted on: October 2, 2018

PPD is in the coffee business

By Officer Mike Wood, PIOmwood@cityofpensacola.comYou are invited to the VIP Launch Party of “Midnight Shift”. It’s a bold new coffee created by the Pensacola Police Department in an effort to stay caffeinated and raise money...

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Posted on: July 27, 2018

Perdido Key man charged with murder of Cassandra Robinson

Steiger

By Officer Mike Wood, PIOPensacola Police Detectives have charged 53 year old Henry Martin Steiger of the 600 block of Clubhouse Terrace with the murder of 25 year old Cassandra Robinson. Steiger and Robinson have a child in common, but were not married. ...

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Posted on: July 27, 2018

Two men wanted for assisting Markquise Wallace

By Officer Mike Wood, PIO

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Posted on: July 24, 2018

Suspect wanted in double traffic homicide arrested

Markquise Wallace

By Officer Mike Wood, PIOMarkquise Deshawn Wallace (26) has been arrested in Philadelphia PA. He was arrested early this afternoon by U.S. Marshals without incident. Wallace had been staying with a relative for approximately one month at the time of his c...

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Posted on: July 17, 2018

Police investigating burglary of Vickrey Community Center

Vickrey Center burglary suspect

July 17, 2018By Officer Mike Wood, PIOPensacola Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a female suspect who burglarized the Vickrey Community Center at 2130 Summit Blvd., last Wednesday evening. A small amount of cash was taken f...

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Posted on: July 3, 2018

Man charged with impersonating a police officer

Stephen Williams

Contact: Officer Mike Wood, PIOmwood@cityofpensacola.com

Pensacola Police have charged a man with impersonating a police officer. Stephen Williams (39) of the 5400 block of Forest Hills Lane in Pensacola was charged in the incident after he contacted peopl...

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Posted on: June 21, 2018

Police K-9 takes loaded shotgun from suspect

By Officer Mike Wood, PIOThe newest K-9 of the Pensacola Police Department is being credited with saving the lives of several officers and a suspect after the police dog took a loaded shotgun out of the hands of an armed burglary suspect.The incident occu...

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Posted on: June 12, 2018

Man wanted on active larceny warrant

Jabari Miller

By Officer Mike Wood, PIOmwood@cityofpensacola.comPensacola Police are seeking the whereabouts of 33 year old Jabari Miller of the 400 block of E. Hatton Street in Pensacola.Miller has an active warrant for larceny (second degree felony). Miller and anoth...

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Posted on: June 12, 2018

Police searching for missing woman

Cassandra Robinson

By Officer Mike Wood, PIOmwood@cityofpensacola.comPensacola Police are seeking the whereabouts of a missing female.Cassandra Lavonne Robinson (DOB 03/13/93) of 705 W. Strong Street in Pensacola, was last seen on February 1st. She is a black female who sta...

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Posted on: June 1, 2018

Man charged with damaging memorial display

Robert Link

By Officer Mike Wood, PIOPensacola Police have arrested a man and charged him with felony criminal mischief after he intentionally caused damage to memorial display at the Veteran’s Memorial Park downtown.Police charged 55 year old Robert Link of the 5000...

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Posted on: May 18, 2018

Arrest made in recent shooting

Kuanterion Ji Shawn Rivers

By Officer Mike Wood, PIOmwood@cityofpensacola.com

One suspect has been charged in the shooting on Strong Street between “E” and “F”: Streets, which occurred Wednesday night.Kuanterion Ji’Shawn Rivers (16) ...

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Posted on: May 16, 2018

Police searching for help in identifying hit and run driver

Hit and run driver

By Officer Mike Wood, PIO, 850-393-1633The Pensacola Police Department is asking for help from the public to identify two vehicles that struck a man and left the scene.

The incident occurred on April 15th at 3:00 am on Barrancas Ave near Main Street. The v...

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Posted on: May 15, 2018

Police searching for strong-arm robbery suspects

Red truck

By Officer Mike Wood, PIOMwood@cityofpensacola.com

Pensacola Police are seeking the identity of two black male suspects involved in a strong armed robbery at the Bank of America located at 5041 Bayou Blvd. At 2:15 pm on May 14th, a man left his vehicle on ...

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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Five PPD officers and one civilian presented awards

April 19, 2018

Contact: Officer Mike Wood, PIO                (850) 393-1633

     Today five Pensacola Police Officers and one civilian were presented with aw...

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Posted on: April 17, 2018

ARRESTED: Man wanted on robbery and aggravated battery charges

Zachary Peterson Jr.

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Posted on: April 11, 2018

Police seeking people who may have been victimized by woman posing as a distressed military wife

Javon Harris

April11, 2018

Contact:Officer Mike Wood, PIO (850) 393-1633

Pensacola
Police detectives are seeking those who may have fallen victim to a scamconducted by a woman posing as a distressed military wife.

The
woman, 34 year old Javon Lasha Harri...

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Posted on: September 22, 2017

Promotions of Lt. Erik Goss and Sgts. Shannan Briarton and Chris Grantham

By PIO Mike Wood

Pensacola Police Chief Tommi Lyter will be making three promotions today at 12:00pm in the training room of the Pensacola Police Department.Being promoted from Sergeant to Lieutenant is Sgt. Erik Goss, and Officers Shannan Briarton and Chr...

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Police
Posted on: September 13, 2017

Road Incident Map added to PPD website

By PIO Mike Wood

The Pensacola Police Department added new real time information to it’s website. It’s a green icon on the right side of the page labeled “Road Incident Map”. Click on it, and you get up todate locati...

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Police
Posted on: September 16, 2017

Death investigation underway after man's body found on wooded lot

Pensacola Police are conducting a death investigation after a man’s body was found this afternoon in a wooded lot.

The man, whose name is not yet being released pending family notification, is believed to be a transient. Police were dispatched to...

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Police
Posted on: August 26, 2017

One man arrested during demonstration at Lee Square

By: Officer Mike Wood The demonstration at Lee Square went from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm today, with approximately 250-300 people in attendance.  Pensacola police officers were present to monitor the event.

Mayor Ashton Hayward said “We...

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Police
Posted on: July 26, 2017

National Night Out set for August 1

     It’s time to once again unite with thousands of communities nationwide for the annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event.

     In Pensacola, National Nig...

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Police
Posted on: July 15, 2017

Pensacola man charged with negligent manslaughte

     A Pensacola man was arrested Friday morning and charged with negligent manslaughter.

     Donny Ray Dearmon, 38, of the 1600 block of East Jordan Street, was arrested around 10:45...

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Police
Posted on: July 7, 2017

Pensacola man sentenced to 27 years in prison for trafficking heroin

Tristan Fairley

     Circuit Court Judge J. Scott Duncan sentenced a Pensacola man to 27 years in state prison on Thursday after he was convicted of trafficking in heroin and possession of drug equipment.

   &...

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Police
Posted on: July 7, 2017

Missing Saraland woman returns home unharmed

     A woman who hadn’t been seen by her family since June 24 has returned home.

     Detective Joshua Hudson said Michelle Lynne Hamilton, 36, of Saraland, Ala., returned ho...

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Police
Posted on: July 6, 2017

Police searching for woman who hasn't been seen since June 24

Michelle Hamilton 3 and vehicle

      Pensacola Police are trying to locate a woman who hasn’t been seen by her family since June 24.

     Michelle Lynne Hamilton, 36, of Saraland, Ala., was last seen around 3 a.m. June 24 at a friend...

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Police
Posted on: July 5, 2017

Man charged with two stabbings that occurred July 4

     One man was arrested Tuesday night after an investigation determined he stabbed two other males.

     Clayton D. Weaver, 34, no permanent address, was charged with two counts of a...

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Police
Posted on: June 29, 2017

PPD and FHP announce traffic enforcement partnership

PPD and FHP traffic enforcement photo

     The Pensacola Police Department and Florida Highway Patrol are joining forces to crack down on reckless drivers and traffic crashes within city limits

During July, officers from both agencies will work overtime to enforce tr...

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Police
Posted on: June 28, 2017

PPD Officer Greg Gomez receives Lifesaving Award from Florida Police Chiefs Association

Officer Greg Gomez June 2017

     Pensacola Police Officer Greg Gomez is one of the heroes who walk among us.

     Since being hired as a cadet by the Pensacola Police Department on March 17, 2014 and promoted to police officer on ...

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Police
Posted on: June 26, 2017

Name released of traffic fatality at Bayou Boulevard and Inverness Drive

     The name of a man who died in a single-vehicle traffic crash Sunday night has been released.

     The man has been identified as Scott Baehr, 38, of Pensacola.

     Office...

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Police
Posted on: June 26, 2017

Investigation continues into fatal traffic crash at Bayou and Inverness

     An investigation is continuing into a traffic crash that claimed the life of a Pensacola man Sunday night.

     The crash occurred just before 11 p.m. near the intersection of Bayou Boulevard and I...

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Police
Posted on: June 19, 2017

PPD motorcycle officer injured in crash undergoes surgery

     A Pensacola Police officer who was injured in a traffic crash Friday afternoon has begun his long road to recovery after undergoing surgery Sunday.

     Officer Brad Buddin, 44, was escorting a fun...

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Police
Posted on: June 18, 2017

Sun Trust Bank robbery suspect arrested

     A man wanted for robbing a Pensacola bank on Thursday has been arrested.

     Louis Martin Cillo, 60, address unavailable, was taken into custody around 12:50 p.m. today at a residence in the 7900 ...

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Police
Posted on: June 18, 2017

Warrant issued for Sun Trust Bank robbery suspect

Sun Trust robbery suspect June 15 2017

     Pensacola Police have identified a man wanted for robbing a bank on Thursday and have issued a warrant for his arrest.

     Louis Martin Cillo, 60, address unavailable, is wanted for the armed robb...

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Police
Posted on: June 16, 2017

Crime statistics for City of Pensacola show a 10.2 percent decrease for total crime rate last year

     Crime statistics have been compiled for 2016 and show the City of Pensacola had a 10.2 percent decrease in its total crime rate last year.

     “This is a new historic low for overall cri...

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Police
Posted on: June 15, 2017

Man robs bank of undisclosed amount of cash this afternoon

Sun Trust robbery suspect June 15 2017

     A man escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash after he robbed a local bank this afternoon.

     The incident occurred around 12:40 p.m. at Sun Trust Bank, 6700 N. Davis Highway, when the suspect...

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Police
Posted on: June 14, 2017

Additional victims found on cell phone of man charged with video voyeurism

Michael Donson

     Videotapes of at least 18 additional victims have been found on the cell phone camera of a man arrested May 31 and charged with four counts of video voyeurism.

     The suspect – Michael ...

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Police
Posted on: June 13, 2017

Police searching for man who tried to rob cab driver

Attempted cab robbery suspect

     The search continues for a man who tried to rob a female taxi cab driver at gunpoint earlier this month.

     The incident occurred around 12:03 a.m. June 2 in the 200 block of North Palafox Street...

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Police
Posted on: June 12, 2017

Police continue investigating armed carjacking that occurred June 10

     Pensacola Police are continuing their investigation into an armed carjacking that occurred around 10:50 p.m. Saturday in the 5000 block of Bayou Boulevard.

    Detective Joshua Hudson said two female employ...

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Police
Posted on: June 7, 2017

Investigation determines Nakisha Hawkins is not endangered

     An investigation has determined there is no indication teenager Nakisha Hawkins, who failed to return home Tuesday, is endangered or that foul play is involved in her disappearance.

     This is no...

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Police
Posted on: June 7, 2017

Police searching for missing teen-aged female

Nakisha Hawkins

     Pensacola Police are searching for a teen-aged female who was last Tuesday (June 6) morning in the Cordova Mall area.

     Nakisha Hawkins, 17, was last seen around 7:40 a.m. Tuesday in the area of...

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Police
Posted on: June 7, 2017

Man charged with 2013 homicide

     A man has been arrested and charged in connection with a homicide that occurred in 2013.

     Warren Mygel Hetherington Sr., 42, of 1802 W. Gadsden St., Pensacola, was arrested around 5:15 p.m. Tue...

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Police
Posted on: May 24, 2017

Police searching for two armed robbery suspects

Two Smart Fill robbery suspects

     Pensacola Police are searching for two males who robbed a business at gunpoint Monday night.

     The incident occurred around 8:25 p.m. at the Smart Fill, 4306 N. Davis Highway.

  &nbs...

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Police
Posted on: May 23, 2017

Public installation set for PPD Chief Tommi Lyter

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     A public event celebrating Tommi Lyter being appointed the new Chief of the Pensacola Police Department is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday (May 26) at Olive Baptist Church, located at the corner of Olive Road and Davis Highway....

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Police
Posted on: May 16, 2017

Badge pinning ceremony for eight newly promoted supervisors

Eight supervisor promotions

     Badges will be pinned on the newest members of the Pensacola Police Department’s leadership team during a ceremony next week.

     The ceremony is scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, May 22, at ...

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Police
Posted on: May 13, 2017

PPD Law Enforcement Memorial scheduled for May 17

     The Pensacola Police Department will have its annual Law Enforcement Memorial this coming week.

     The ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday (May 17) at police headquarters, 711 N. Hayne St...

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Police
Posted on: May 12, 2017

Eight supervisor promotions announced at PPD

Eight supervisor promotions

     Pensacola Police Chief Tommi Lyter has announced the newest members of the department’s leadership team.

     - Kevin Christman has been promoted from lieutenant to captain. Christman was...

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Police
Posted on: May 9, 2017

Investigation determines no criminal wrongdoing in paddling of child

     A joint investigation by the Pensacola Police Department and the Florida Department of Children and Families has determined no charges will be filed against a woman who was recorded on a camera phone spanking a child with a...

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Police
Posted on: May 8, 2017

Body of missing elderly man found

     The body of an elderly man who left his home to get a prescription filled on Friday has been found.

     Joseph John Sodomka, 84, who lived near Scenic Heights Elementary School, was found around 2...

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Police
Posted on: May 5, 2017

Police searching for missing elderly man

Joseph Sodomka

    Pensacola Police are searching for an elderly man who left his home this morning and had not returned as of 9 tonight.

   Joseph John Sodomka, 84, who lives near Scenic Heights Elementary School, was last seen by his...

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Police
Posted on: May 5, 2017

Chief David Alexander III retires after 32 years with PPD

Chief Alexander

     A law enforcement career that began 32 years ago when David Alexander III was hired by the Pensacola Police Department as a cadet ends today (Friday, May 5) when he retires as Chief of Police.     ...

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Police
Posted on: May 1, 2017

Crash at Bayview Way and Scenic Highway remains under investigation

     Pensacola Police are investigating a traffic crash that occurred Sunday on Scenic Highway during the Pensacola Triathlon.

     The crash occurred around 9 a.m. between a Pensacola Police patrol car...

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Police
Posted on: April 27, 2017

Officer Lonnie Isom retires

Officer Lonnie Isom

    Congratulations to Officer Lonnie Isom, who retires today after serving the community for 29 years as a Pensacola Police Officer.

    Officer Isom was hired by the department as a cadet on July 5, 1988 and was promot...

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Police
Posted on: April 20, 2017

Parking ticket email scam

     If you receive an email saying you have received a parking citation within city limits and can pay it online with a charge card, don’t do it.

     Neither the Pensacola Police Department ...

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Police
Posted on: April 14, 2017

Rolex watch theft suspects identified

Rolex watch suspects

     The long arm of the law is reaching around the world in this investigation as law enforcement officers try to find two Romanian citizens who stole a Rolex watch from a Pensacola business, fled the area and were identified w...

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Police
Posted on: April 12, 2017

Man arrested after he tries to sell stolen ring on internet

     It was a case where some hand lotion caused a ring to fall off the finger of its owner and into the hands of a restaurant employee who found it and tried to sell it on an internet app.

     The sus...

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Police
Posted on: April 12, 2017

Man arrested after putting hand gun in another man's mouth

     A verbal dispute regarding a man’s driving after he had been drinking in a local bar resulted in him being arrested after he stuck a handgun in another man’s mouth and struck him on the head with an obje...

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Police
Posted on: April 11, 2017

Officer Garland McKenzie retires after 22 years with PPD

Officer Garland McKenzie

     A Pensacola Police officer will retire from the department this week after serving the community for 22 years.

     Officer Garland McKenzie began his law enforcement career as a cadet on January 1...

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Police
Posted on: April 4, 2017

Police searching for missing man

Drulmauert Mims

Police need help in finding a man who has not seen been by family members since last week.

The man – Drulmauert D. Mims, 23 of the 2100 block of West LaRua Street – was last seen at the residence around 10:30 a.m. on March 29. He was la...

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Police
Posted on: March 29, 2017

Capt. Steve Johnson retires March 31 after 37 years with PPD

Captain Steve Johnson

     When Captain Steve Johnson retires Friday (March 31), he will not only leave behind a 37-year career at the Pensacola Police Department, but also become a part of world history.

     For example, o...

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Police
Posted on: March 27, 2017

One burglary suspect in custody; police searching for second

One man has been arrested and police are searching for a second suspect involved in at least one burglary that occurred Wednesday.

Rodney D. Anderson, 23, of the 7800 block of Herrington Drive, Pensacola was arrested Thursday morning. He was charged with b...

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Police
Posted on: March 22, 2017

Pensacola man charged with sexual battery and burglary

    A Pensacola man was arrested Tuesday after an investigation determined he entered a woman’s locked apartment uninvited last week and had sex with her while she was sedated from prescription medications.

   ...

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Police
Posted on: March 22, 2017

Woman charged with cruelty toward a child

     A Pensacola woman was arrested Tuesday afternoon after an investigation determined she physically abused a 14-month-old male left in her care for 12 hours.

     Rainna Anne Sakry, 52, of the 400 bl...

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Police
Posted on: March 17, 2017

Suspect arrested for leaving the scene of a crash with property damage

A man who was wanted after he was
involved in a traffic crash last month and left the scene before police arrivedhas been arrested.<_o3a_p>
<_o3a_p>Jason Phillip Lowy, 31, address
unavailable, turned himself in around 1:15 p.m. today at the Escambia CountyJail. He w...

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Police
Posted on: March 16, 2017

Warrant issued for suspect who left scene of crash involving property damage

Jason Lowy

A warrant has been issued for a man identified as driving a vehicle involved in a traffic crash last month and who then left the scene before police arrived.Jason Phillip Lowy, 31, address unavailable, is wanted for leaving the scene of a crash involving ...

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Police
Posted on: March 13, 2017

Identity of pedestrian fatality from Cervantes and H streets released

The name of a woman who died Friday night after being hit by a car on West Cervantes Street has been released.The woman - Faith Shoemore, 39, of Pensacola – died in a local hospital after walking into the path of a car around 8 p.m. Friday on Ce...

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Police
Posted on: March 13, 2017

Suspects arrested in purse theft and shopping spree

Derick Jones and Sheena Outing

A man and woman wanted in connection with the theft of a woman’s purse from her vehicle on February 18 and who then went shopping with the victim’s stolen credit card the next day have been arrested.

Arrested on Saturday were:

- Derick L...

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Police
Posted on: March 10, 2017

Pedestrian hit by car at 14th Avenue and Cervantes Street

A Pensacola woman is hospitalized in stable condition after she was hit by a car while crossing Cervantes Street this afternoon.The incident occurred around 2:45 p.m. at the intersection of Cervantes Street and 14th Avenue.Officer Jason Browning said Sand...

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Police
Posted on: March 5, 2017

Suspect arrested after struggling with officer and then jumping off I110

A violent struggle between a Pensacola Police officer and a suspect Saturday night on Interstate 110 ended when the suspect jumped over the side of the overpass, but was captured a short time later and taken to jail.Brandon Lintner, 25, of Little Egg Harb...

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Police
Posted on: March 2, 2017

One man hospitalized after shooting this afternoon

Pensacola Police are investigating a shooting that occurred this afternoon and sent one man to a local hospital for treatment.A man contacted police around 3:50 p.m. today after hearing a gun shot. The incident occurred in the 5900 block of Sanders Avenue...

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Police
Posted on: March 2, 2017

Three adults charged with cruelty toward a child

Three adults were arrested this
afternoon after an investigation determined they were involved in physical andmental abuse of an autistic child.<_o3a_p>
<_o3a_p>Charged with cruelty toward a
child were:<_o3a_p>
- Rose Patton James, 53, of the1100 block of Candlewood, Pensaco...

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Police
Posted on: February 28, 2017

Vases vandalized in local cemetery

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Four marble vases and one granite
vase were vandalized overnight at Bayview Memorial Park, 3351 Scenic Highway.<_o3a_p>
<_o3a_p>Officer Britney Sturgeon said thedamage was discovered this morning by maintenance personnel and reported to
police around 9 a.m. The vases ...

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Police
Posted on: February 27, 2017

Warrants issued for suspects in purse snatching and shopping spree

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Warrants
have been issued for the man and woman believed to have been involved in thetheft of a woman’s purse from her vehicle on February 18 and who then went
shopping with the victim’s stolen credit card the next day.<_o3a_p>
<_o3a_p>DerickLeve...

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Police
Posted on: February 23, 2017

Police searching for purse snatching suspect

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Pensacola Police are searchingfor a man who stole a woman’s purse from her vehicle on February 18 and then
went shopping with a woman using the victim’s stolen credit card the next day.<_o3a_p>
<_o3a_p>The incident occurred sometimebetween 4 and 5...

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Police
Posted on: February 23, 2017

Police searching for strong-armed robbery suspect

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Pensacola Police are asking for
help in identifying a man who hit a woman in the throat, stole her purse, pushedher out of a vehicle, and then fled the scene on Wednesday.<_o3a_p>
<_o3a_p>The incident occurred around 2
p.m. at the corner of P and Gadsden streets after...

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Police
Posted on: February 22, 2017

Police searching for man who robbed business at knifepoint

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Pensacola Police are searching
for a man who robbed a business at knifepoint on February 11 and escaped withan undisclosed amount of cash.<_o3a_p>

<_o3a_p>The incident occurred around 9:50
p.m. at the Dollar General, 2601 W. Cervantes St.<_o3a_p>
<_o3a_p>The suspect reportedly entered...

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Police
Posted on: February 21, 2017

Police searching for Jeep involved in hit and run crash

The Pensacola Police Department
needs help in locating a vehicle that recently was involved in a hit and runcrash.<_o3a_p>
<_o3a_p>The incident occurred around 9:50
p.m. February 14 near the parking lot at Circle K, 2020 W. Cervantes St.<_o3a_p>

<_o3a_p>Officer Tony Garza said the dar...

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Police
Posted on: February 16, 2017

Woman who poured glue into ATM has been arrested

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A woman who was caught on camera pouring
glue into an ATM after a debit/credit card was declined has been arrested.<_o3a_p>
<_o3a_p>Gweynn Marie Brown, 32, addressunavailable, was arrested in Jacksonville Wednesday (Feb. 15). Charges will have
to be released by Jackso...

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Police
Posted on: February 15, 2017

Five people arrested in recent burglary

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Five people – one of whom was
wanted on a warrant for bank robbery - have been arrested on various charges afterthey were involved in an armed burglary incident on Sund<_o3a_p>ay.
<_o3a_p>Arrested were:<_o3a_p>- Joshua Miller, 30, address
unavailable. Charged with t...

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Police
Posted on: February 7, 2017

Armed carjacking suspect arrested in Alabama

David Lee Hicks.jpg

A Pensacola man wanted in connection with an armed carjacking that occurred in January has been arrested.David Lee Hicks, 28, was arrested this morning in Phenix City, AL by U.S. Marshals. He was wanted for robbery with a firearm, aggravated assault, poss...

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Police
Posted on: February 3, 2017

Woman hospitalized after being hit by train

A woman is undergoing treatment in a local hospital after
she was struck by a train Thursday.<_o3a_p>
<_o3a_p>The incident occurred around 5 p.m. over the cliff at BluffsPark North in the 3400 block of Scenic Highway.<_o3a_p><_o3a_p>Officer Nathaniel Aikens said the female –...

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Police
Posted on: February 1, 2017

Motorcyclist injured in afternoon traffic crash

A Pensacola man is hospitalized
in serious but stable condition after the motorcycle he was riding collidedwith a Jeep this afternoon.<_o3a_p>
<_o3a_p>The crash occurred around 2:40
p.m. near the intersection of North N and West Cervantes streets.<_o3a_p>
<_o3a_p>Officer Kevin Smith s...

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Police
Posted on: February 1, 2017

Driver flees from police

Pensacola Police are
investigating an incident that occurred early this morning after a recklessdriver fled from police, crashed the vehicle into a power pole and left the
scene.<_o3a_p>
<_o3a_p>The incident began around 12:05a.m. when Sgt. Erik Goss saw a reckless ...

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Police
Posted on: January 30, 2017

Warrant issued for armed carjacking suspect

David Lee Hicks.jpg

A warrant has been issued for a Pensacola man wanted in connection with an armed carjacking and several other felony charges.David Lee Hicks, 28, wanted for robbery with a firearm, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, battery, ...

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Police
Posted on: January 30, 2017

PPD announces three promotions

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Pensacola Police Chief David Alexander III has announced badge pinnings for the department’s three newest supervisors.Sergeant Stephen Bauer has been promoted to lieutenant. Bauer was hired as a police officer on June 5, 1995 and promoted to ser...

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Police
Posted on: January 25, 2017

Unoccupied vehicle rolls into water near 17th Avenue boat ramp

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No one was injured this morning
when an unoccupied vehicle rolled into the water near the 17thAvenue boat ramp.<_o3a_p>
<_o3a_p>The incident was reported to
police around 8:56 a.m.<_o3a_p>
<_o3a_p>Officer Matt Maracle said a womangot out of the vehicle to talk with a friend at the b...

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Police
Posted on: January 18, 2017

Warrant sweep nets four arrests; investigation continues

More than a dozen officers worked a five-hour sweep Tuesday night in search of 14 people who had outstanding warrants.At the end of the night, four people had been taken into custody, and the search continues for the remaining 10. All of the suspects are ...

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Police
Posted on: January 5, 2017

Man who tried to steal elderly woman's purse arrested

A man who tried to steal an
elderly woman’s purse from her while she was entering a local business lastmonth has been arrested.<_o3a_p>

Kannon Erich Kirchharr, 18, of
the 5500 block of Chipper Lane, Pace, was arrested this afternoon. He wascharged ...

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Police
Posted on: January 3, 2017

Four people injured when car hits bus

Four people were injured this afternoon after a car ran a stop sign and struck an ECAT bus in downtown Pensacola.The crash occurred around 2 p.m. at the intersection of South E and West Government streets.Officer Ronald Boutin said Rachel Wehring, 22, of ...

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Police
Posted on: December 27, 2016

Officer Greg Robichaud retires

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A man who taught defensive tactics, gun laws and basic policing principles to many law enforcement officers has retired.

Officer Greg Robichaud retired Monday (Dec. 26) after 26 years with the Pensacola Police Department.

Robichaud was hired by the Pensacol...

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Police
Posted on: December 23, 2016

Armed robbery suspect arrested

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A man wanted for robbing an employee of a Pensacola business at gunpoint on Tuesday has been arrested.Marsarius Savontae Evans, aka “T.T.”, 26, no permanent address, was arrested this afternoon at a residence in the 2400 block of North...

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Police
Posted on: December 21, 2016

Warrant issued for man who robbed store employee

Marsarius Evans.jpg

A warrant has been issued for a man who robbed an employee of a Pensacola business at gunpoint on Tuesday.Marsarius Savontae Evans, aka “T.T.”, 26, no permanent address, is wanted for armed robbery, possession of a firearm by a convict...

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Police
Posted on: December 20, 2016

Police searching for man who robbed store employee this morning

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No one was injured this morning when a man robbed an employee of a Pensacola business at gunpoint.The incident occurred around 6:45 a.m. at the Smart Fill, 4306 N. Davis Highway.The suspect entered the store, grabbed a 27-year-old female clerk by the arm,...

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Police
Posted on: December 13, 2016

Coffee with a Cop set for December 16

Friday will once again be an opportunity for people to visit local establishments, get a cup of coffee – or not – and talk with Pensacola Police officers.

The second Coffee with a Cop this year is scheduled from 7 to 9 .m. this Friday, ...

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Police
Posted on: December 12, 2016

PPD Officer Charles Restifo named the department's Officer of the Year for 2017

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Charles Restifo has been a Pensacola Police officer for approximately 19 months, and already has earned numerous awards and recognitions for his pro-active approach to his job.

In recognition of those achievements, Pensacola Police Chief David Alexander II...

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Police
Posted on: December 12, 2016

Woman dies from injuries she received in traffic crash December 10

A Pensacola woman has died from injuries she received in a single-vehicle crash early Saturday morning.

According to Officer Ronald Boutin the woman - Samantha Viola, 30 - was driving a blue 2004 Kia Spectra northbound on North Palafox Street when she fail...

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Police

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Posted on: November 25, 2020

'Keep the Wreath Green' Fire Safety Campaign Kicks off Dec. 1

keep the wreath green wreath

The Pensacola Fire Department, in collaboration with Escambia County Fire Rescue, will launch its annual “Keep the Wreath Green” Fire Safety campaign Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Additional Info... Public Information Office
Posted on: November 24, 2020

FDOT: Temporary Closure of Intersection at 17th Avenue and Bayfront Parkway Begins Nov. 30

17th Avenue Closure Nov. 30

The intersection of North 17th Avenue and Bayfront Parkway will close to all traffic beginning Monday, Nov. 30 as construction activities advance for the new 17th Avenue interchange. The intersection will remain closed until spring 2021.

Additional Info... Public Information Office
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Community Partnership Adds Native Trees and Plants for Birds at Bruce Beach

Volunteers at Bruce Beach tree planting

More than 100 volunteers gathered at Bruce Beach on Nov. 21 to plant trees and a variety of plants for native & migratory birds, marking the first steps toward creating a bird-friendly environment as the redevelopment of Bruce Beach begins to take shape.

Additional Info... Public Information Office
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Thanksgiving Cooking Safety Tips from Pensacola Fire Department

Practice safe cooking this Thanksgiving

With the Thanksgiving holiday right around the corner, the Pensacola Fire Department encourages residents to practice safe cooking now and throughout the year. Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires.

Additional Info... Public Information Office
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Port of Pensacola to be Featured on National Television Show 'World's Greatest'

Worlds Greatest Port instagram

The Port of Pensacola will soon be featured on the national television series "World's Greatest," highlighting the port as one of the premier and most historic deep-water ports in the world.

Additional Info... Public Information Office
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Two Weeks Remain to Apply for FEMA Assistance for Hurricane Sally in Florida

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Panhandle residents who have uninsured losses resulting from Hurricane Sally have until Dec. 1, 2020 to register with FEMA for assistance.

Additional Info... Public Information Office
Posted on: November 16, 2020

City of Pensacola Resident Satisfaction Survey Results Now Available

Aerial of businesses and buildings in downtown Pensacola with bay in background

The City of Pensacola has received results from the 2020 Resident Satisfaction Survey, highlighting areas of success with city services and the city's image, along with identifying opportunities for improvement.

Additional Info... Public Information Office
Posted on: November 13, 2020

LAST REMINDER: Final City Debris Pickup Nov. 16

Final debris collection scheduled for Monday, Nov. 16 in the city of pensacola

City of Pensacola residents are reminded that the final pass for Hurricane Sally debris collection is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 16. Residents should place any remaining debris curbside now for collection.

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Posted on: November 12, 2020

UPDATE: Langley Avenue Roundabout Project

Langley Avenue roundabout construction

Due to weather delays, the new substantial completion date for the Langley Avenue Roundabout Project is expected to be Wednesday, Nov. 25, weather permitting.

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Posted on: November 12, 2020

FEMA Mobile Centers to Close Nov. 14

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FEMA mobile registration centers in Escambia County will close permanently at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14.

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Posted on: November 10, 2020

Residents Encouraged to Monitor Tropical Storm Eta Through Sunday

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Escambia County and the City of Pensacola are encouraging residents and visitors to closely monitor official weather sources for information regarding Tropical Storm Eta.

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Posted on: November 6, 2020

REMINDER: Final Hurricane Sally Debris Pickup Scheduled for Nov. 16

A city sanitation worker collects yard debris

City of Pensacola residents are reminded that the final pass for Hurricane Sally debris collection is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 16. Residents should place any remaining debris curbside now for collection.

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Posted on: November 3, 2020

Deadline Extended for CRA Garden Street Beautification Comment Period

Garden Street deadline extended

To provide additional opportunity for public input due to Hurricane Zeta, the City of Pensacola Community Redevelopment Agency is offering an extension on the public comment period for the Garden Street Landscape Beautification Project.

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Posted on: November 3, 2020

Space Heater Safety Tips from Pensacola Fire Department

Keep at least 3 feet around your space heater

As colder weather starts to set in, Pensacola Fire Department encourages residents to practice space heater safety and know the potential risks associated with home heating equipment. Home fires occur more in winter months than any other time of year.

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

Deadline to Apply for SBA Physical Disaster Loans in Florida Is Dec. 1

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The U.S. Small Business Administration is encouraging Florida businesses/residents affected by Hurricane Sally on Sept. 14-28, 2020, to submit loan applications for physical damages by Dec. 1, even if they have not settled with their insurance company.

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Posted on: October 29, 2020

Hurricane Zeta 7:30 a.m. Update for Thursday, Oct. 29

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Hurricane Zeta update from Escambia County Emergency Management.

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Posted on: October 28, 2020

Hurricane Zeta 5:30 p.m. Update for Wednesday, Oct. 28

hurricane zeta wednesday afternoon forecast map

Evening update on Hurricane Zeta from Escambia County Emergency Management.

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Posted on: October 28, 2020

City Sanitation to Complete Remainder of Wednesday Route on Thursday

Sanitation changes

City of Pensacola Sanitation Services is suspending service for the remainder of the day today, Wednesday, Oct. 28, due to inclement weather from Hurricane Zeta.

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Posted on: October 28, 2020

City Sanitation to Complete Remainder of Wednesday Route on Thursday

Sanitation changes

City of Pensacola Sanitation Services is suspending service for the remainder of the day today, Wednesday, Oct. 28, due to inclement weather from Hurricane Delta.

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Posted on: October 28, 2020

City Road Closure Information Available Online

Road closure map

With road closures possible due to Hurricane Zeta, City of Pensacola residents are reminded that real-time road closures are available online on the city's road closures map.

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Posted on: October 28, 2020

Hurricane Zeta Update at noon, Wednesday, Oct. 28

hurricane zeta wednesday afternoon forecast map

The latest information about Hurricane Zeta from Escambia County Emergency Management.

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Posted on: October 28, 2020

FDOT: Pensacola Bay Bridge Repair Update October 2020

Pensacola Bay Bridge damage

FDOT's October update on Pensacola Bay Bridge repairs.

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Posted on: October 27, 2020

UPDATE: Langley Avenue Roundabout Project

Langley Avenue roundabout construction

The City of Pensacola is pleased to announce that the Langley Avenue Roundabout Project construction is nearing completion. Pending good weather conditions, the expected completion date is Thursday, Nov. 12.

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Posted on: October 27, 2020

Residents Asked Not to Place Additional Debris Curbside Before Zeta

Please do not place yard debris curbside ahead of tropical storm zeta

For everyone's safety, City of Pensacola residents are asked not to place additional debris curbside until after Tropical Storm Zeta moves through the Gulf Coast and is no longer a threat to the Pensacola area.

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Posted on: October 27, 2020

Tropical Storm Zeta Update from Escambia County Emergency Management

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The latest information about Tropical Storm Zeta.

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Posted on: October 25, 2020

Residents Encouraged to Monitor Tropical Storm Zeta This Week

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Escambia County and the City of Pensacola are encouraging residents and visitors to closely monitor official weather sources for information regarding Tropical Storm Zeta.

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

Escambia County in the Top 25 for Census Self-Response in Florida

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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the 2020 Census data collection has been completed with over 99.9% of addresses nationwide accounted for. As of Oct. 16, the national self-response rate is 67.0%, with the City of Pensacola’s response rate as 68.8%.

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

City of Pensacola Capital Improvement Projects Dashboard Now Available Online

Capital projects map

The City of Pensacola has launched an interactive Capital Improvement Projects Dashboard, providing the public with the latest information about ongoing projects throughout the city.

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Hurricane Sally Shows Stormwater Improvements in Pensacola Since 2014 Flood

Hurricane Sally flooding

Virtually all of the City of Pensacola’s stormwater systems were tested by Hurricane Sally and passed the test, thanks to significant stormwater improvements implemented by the City of Pensacola’s Public Works & Facilities Department.

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

Alcaniz Street Outfall to Pensacola Bay Stormwater Project to Begin Nov. 10

Bayou alcaniz map

Construction of the Alcaniz Street Outfall to Pensacola Bay Stormwater Treatment Enhancement Project will begin Tuesday, Nov. 10 as part of the City of Pensacola's ongoing efforts to improve water quality of area waterways throughout the city.

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

City Phone Line Issues Resolved

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The City of Pensacola has resolved issues with incoming phone calls that were occurring Sunday, Oct. 18 and Monday, Oct. 19.

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

City Hurricane Sally Debris Collection Update: Final Pickup Scheduled for Nov. 16

Hurricane Sally debris at the curb for pickup

City Sanitation crews are continuing curbside debris pickup after Hurricane Sally, collecting over 9,733 loads totaling 426,424 cubic yards since Monday, Sept. 21. The final pass for Hurricane Sally debris collection is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 16.

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

New Non-Stop Destination Coming to Pensacola International Airport

Airport Terminal at the Pensacola International Airport

On Dec. 17, United Airlines will begin non-stop daily service between Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Pensacola International Airport (PNS).

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

Hitzman-Optimist Park Improvements Project Set to Begin Oct. 26

Hitzman Park

Construction of the City of Pensacola Hitzman-Optimist Park Improvements Project is expected to begin Monday, Oct. 26. This project includes athletic fields, a walking trail, parking, restrooms, concession and stormwater facilities.

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Posted on: October 18, 2020

Landlines Experiencing Issues Calling City Phone Lines Including PPD

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The City of Pensacola has received reports of callers experiencing issues connecting to some City of Pensacola and Pensacola Police Department phone lines when calling from a landline. 911 is not impacted.

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

CONSTRUCTION COMPLETE: Bayou Texar Stormwater Treatment Enhancement Project

Stormwater treatment unit being installed

The City of Pensacola is pleased to announce that construction of the Bayou Boulevard, Perry, Blount, and Avery Outfalls at Bayou Texar Stormwater Treatment Enhancement Project has been completed.

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

City of Pensacola Recycling Will Resume Oct. 19

Recycling for City of Pensacola Sanitation customers will resume Monday, Oct. 19

After being suspended temporarily, recycling will resume for City of Pensacola Sanitation customers starting Monday, Oct. 19.

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

City Survey Shows Improvement in Employee Satisfaction and Engagement

Employee Engagement Survey summary

The City of Pensacola has completed the second annual city employee engagement and satisfaction survey, which showed that 72% of employees are satisfied to work for the city, and more than half of employees are highly engaged in their work.

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Residents Asked to Help Keep Stormwater Drains Clear

Stormwater drain clogged with leaves

Residents are asked to help keep stormwater drains and inlets clear by not placing leaves and other debris in the roadway. Debris should be sorted and placed behind the curb, not on the road side of the curb or in the roadway.

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Posted on: October 6, 2020

Mayor Robinson Issues Local State of Emergency for Hurricane Delta

Hurricane Delta forecast

On Tuesday, Oct. 6, Mayor Grover Robinson issued Declaration of State of Emergency 20-05, declaring a local state of emergency in the City of Pensacola due to Hurricane Delta.

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Posted on: October 6, 2020

Residents Encouraged to Complete a Ferry Service Survey

Ferry survey FINAL

A survey has been designed by the UWF College of Business and the Haas Center to gauge the community's interest in ferry service between Pensacola, Gulf Breeze & Pensacola Beach. The survey will take just a few minutes to complete at uwf.edu/ferryservice.

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

City of Pensacola Offices Reopen to the Public Monday

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City of Pensacola offices and facilities that were closed due to COVID-19 will reopen to the public on Monday, Oct. 5, with some restrictions still in place to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

City of Pensacola Offices Reopen to the Public Monday

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City of Pensacola offices and facilities that were closed due to COVID-19 will reopen to the public on Monday, Oct. 5, with some restrictions still in place to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

Escambia County Receives FEMA Disaster Declaration for Individual Assistance

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Escambia County has received a FEMA Disaster Declaration for Individual Assistance. This declaration will allow those who have been impacted by Hurricane Sally to apply for the Individuals and Households Program.

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

Urban Forest Teams Survey Damaged Trees in City and County Parks

Urban Forest Strike Team member assesses a damaged tree

Urban Forest Strike Teams are assessing Hurricane Sally tree damage in public parks throughout the City of Pensacola and Escambia County this week to help with recovery efforts related to tree removal and mitigation.

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

City of Pensacola Debris Collection Update

A city sanitation worker collects yard debris

City of Pensacola Sanitation crews and contractors are continuing curbside debris pickup after Hurricane Sally, collecting approximately 2,792 loads totaling 122,644 cubic yards since Monday, Sept. 21.

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

DeVilliers Street Revitalization Project Phase II Expected to Begin Oct. 5

Devilliers Streetscape Wider Concept - Close Up

Construction for the City of Pensacola Community Redevelopment Agency DeVilliers Street Revitalization Project Phase II from Garden Street to Cervantes Street is expected to begin Monday, Oct. 5.

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

Pensacola Strong - Blue Angels Flyover Friday, Sept. 25

Blue Angels Flyover (3)

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will be flying over Pensacola starting at 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25 as a tribute to the people of Pensacola and the resiliency of the Pensacola community after Hurricane Sally.

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

Reminder: Do Not Use Plastic Bags for Yard Debris

Please do not bag yard debris

City of Pensacola Sanitation customers are reminded to please place yard debris loose at the curb for pickup. Do not place yard debris in plastic garbage bags.

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

President Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Escambia County

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President Trump has declared a major disaster exists in Florida from Hurricane Sally, including Escambia County, Florida, for all public assistance. Individual assistance is still under review.

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

City of Pensacola Hurricane Sally Recovery Update #5

Downed trees in the roadway from hurricane Sally

Information about Hurricane Sally recovery in the City of Pensacola, including debris pickup, damage assessments and more.

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

City of Pensacola Hurricane Sally Recovery Update #4

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Information about Hurricane Sally recovery in the City of Pensacola, including debris pickup, damage assessments and more.

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

City of Pensacola Hurricane Sally Recovery Update #3

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Information about Hurricane Sally recovery in the City of Pensacola, including damage assessments, tree removal and more.

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

City of Pensacola Recycling Temporarily on Hold

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Due to significant damage from Hurricane Sally at the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority's Materials Recycling Facility, recycling for City of Pensacola Sanitation customers is temporarily on hold.

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Posted on: September 20, 2020

City of Pensacola Hurricane Sally Recovery Update #2

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Latest information about City of Pensacola Hurricane Sally recovery efforts, including downed tree clearing, damage assessments and more.

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Posted on: September 20, 2020

Free Tarps and Water Available at Several City Community Centers Monday

Copy of free tarps

City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation, in coordination with the Escambia County Emergency Operations Center and FEMA, will be distributing free tarps and water on Monday, Sept. 21 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. or until supplies are gone.

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Posted on: September 20, 2020

Free Tarps Available at Fire Stations 1 and 6 Starting at 1 p.m. Today

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Pensacola Fire Department, in coordination with the Escambia County Emergency Operations Center and FEMA, will be distributing free tarps starting at 1 p.m. today, Sunday, Sept. 20 at Fire Stations 1 and 2. Limit 2 per household.

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Posted on: September 19, 2020

City of Pensacola Hurricane Sally Recovery Update

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City of Pensacola staff have been working diligently to clear downed trees from city roadways, restore traffic signals, clear stormwater ponds, assess damages and more since Hurricane Sally made landfall.

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Posted on: September 19, 2020

Updated Curfew Hours for Escambia County, City of Pensacola

New curfew hours

The curfew in Escambia County due to Hurricane Sally has been extended through Sunday, Sept. 20, with new curfew hours of 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m. This curfew includes the City of Pensacola.

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Food and Water Distribution Sites Announced in Escambia County

POD distribution site

Food and water will be distributed at the following locations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 through Monday, Sept. 21 in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally.

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

City Sanitation Customers to Receive Garbage Pickup Twice Next Week

Sanitation pickup twice next week

City of Pensacola Sanitation Services will be modified next week so that every customer will receive garbage pickup twice. Customers will receive garbage pickup (no recycling) twice during the week of Monday, Sept. 21.

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Pensacola International Airport to Reopen at Noon Today (Sept. 18)

Airport reopening

Pensacola International Airport will reopen at noon today, Friday, Sept. 18 to commercial air traffic. The PNS operations team has worked with all airport partners to ensure the airport is safe and secure in order to resume normal operations.

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Information on City Debris Pickup

FEMA Debris

Starting Monday, Sept. 21, City of Pensacola Sanitation will begin to pickup yard debris on residents' curbside.

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

City Working to Clear Over 250 Downed Trees from Hurricane Sally

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City crews are working to clear over 250 downed trees reported so far within city limits due to Hurricane Sally. The public's patience is appreciated as crews work to clear major thoroughfares first before clearing trees on roadways in city neighborhoods.

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Curfew in Effect for Escambia County, City of Pensacola at 7 p.m.

A 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew has been issued for Escambia County due to Hurricane Sally, effective at 7 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 16. This curfew includes the City of Pensacola.

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

City of Pensacola Hurricane Sally Update: Residents Urged to Stay Home and Off Roadways

STAY OFF ROADS

The City of Pensacola is continuing to experience impacts from Hurricane Sally, and residents are urged to stay home for their safety. A Flash Flood Emergency is in effect for Pensacola until 5:30 p.m. today, Wednesday, Sept. 16.

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Posted on: September 15, 2020

Hurricane Sally Update #2

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The latest Hurricane Sally information from the City of Pensacola.

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Hurricane Sally Update #1

Hurricane Sally forecast track map

The latest information about Hurricane Sally.

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

City Offices Closed Tuesday, Sanitation Pickup Changes

Sanitation pickup changes for Hurricane Sally

City of Pensacola offices and facilities will be closed to the public Tuesday, Sept. 15 due to Hurricane Sally. City of Pensacola Sanitation customers will also experience a change in their pickup schedule this week due to Hurricane Sally.

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Posted on: September 13, 2020

Tropical Storm Sally Update from Escambia County Emergency Management

Tropical Storm Sally track map

Escambia County and the City of Pensacola are closely monitoring Tropical Storm Sally and are encouraging residents to take precautions as needed through Wednesday, Sept. 16.

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Labor Day Closures, Changes to Sanitation Collection Schedule

Labor Day Sanitation Changes

City of Pensacola office closures and sanitation schedule changes for the Labor Day holiday.

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

'Disasters Don't Wait. Make a Plan Today' for National Preparedness Month

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Escambia County and the City of Pensacola encourage residents to join in observing National Preparedness Month in September, recognized each year by FEMA to remind everyone that we all must prepare for disasters now and throughout the year.

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

Rent, Mortgage & Utility Assistance Available Sept. 1 through Escambia CARES Program

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Escambia County and the City of Pensacola are participating in the Coronavirus Relief Funds. Approximately $813,451 will be made available Sept. 1 to assist applicants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with rent, mortgage, and/or utility assistance.

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Posted on: August 24, 2020

Tropical Storm Update from Escambia County Emergency Management

Tropical Storm Laura and Marco map

Escambia County and the City of Pensacola are closely monitoring Tropical Storm Marco and Tropical Storm Laura and are encouraging residents to take precautions as needed through Wednesday, Aug. 26.

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Residents Encouraged to Monitor Potential Severe Weather Through Wednesday

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The City of Pensacola and Escambia County are encouraging residents to closely monitor Tropical Storm Laura and Tropical Depression 14 this weekend and take precautions as needed through Wednesday, Aug. 26.

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Posted on: August 12, 2020

City, County Encourage Community to Complete 2020 Census by Sept. 30 Deadline

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The City of Pensacola and Escambia County are encouraging all residents to complete the 2020 Census to ensure everyone in the community is accurately counted. The deadline to complete your 2020 Census is quickly approaching on Sept. 30, 2020.

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

FDOT: 17th Avenue Closure Begins July 19

17th Avenue Closure July 19-25

17th Avenue will be closed between U.S. 98 and the railroad overpass (Graffiti Bridge) from 8 p.m. Sunday, July 19 to 6 a.m. Saturday, July 25.

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

City of Pensacola Draft Budget Available Online

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A draft of the Fiscal Year 2021 budget for the City of Pensacola is now available online, along with a Budget in Brief informational guide for citizens.

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Posted on: July 13, 2020

City Seeks Input from Residents for Annual Satisfaction Survey

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The City of Pensacola is conducting its annual resident satisfaction survey and is encouraging all city residents to participate and let their voices be heard. Complete the survey online at uwf.edu/HaasResidentSurvey or by phone at 850-495-2666 by Aug. 9.

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

City Community Centers, Programs to Close to the Public

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The City of Pensacola is closing all community resource centers and programs to the public until further notice, due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in Escambia County and city staff. Community resource centers will close effective Friday, July 10.

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Free Masks Available at Some City Community Centers Starting July 13

Public Face Mask Distribution (1)

In an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the City of Pensacola is making 20,000 masks available to the public free of charge at several city community centers beginning Monday, July 13.

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Next Mayor's Neighborhood Cleanup Set for July 25

A city sanitation worker on a truck picks up debris during the mayor's neighborhood cleanup

The next Mayor's Neighborhood Cleanup will be on Saturday, July 25 in the Eastgate, Parker Creek and Palisade areas (please see cleanup area map for details).

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Mayor Announces New Business Restrictions to Prevent Covid-19 Spread

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Mayor Grover Robinson announced today an order with new business restrictions in the City of Pensacola to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the Pensacola community.

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Escambia County, City Cancel Publicly-Permitted Events with 50+ People

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Escambia County and the City of Pensacola are canceling all publicly-permitted events with 50 or more people in an abundance of caution related to COVID-19. The action is being taken in response to a recommendation from the CDC.

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

List of City-Permitted Event Cancellations

City-permitted event cancellations and postponements

A listing of city-permitted events that are canceled or postponed due to the Escambia County and the City of Pensacola’s decision to cancel all publicly-permitted events with 500 or more people starting Monday, March 16.

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Pensacola International Airport Open for Business, Monitoring COVID-19

Airport Main Terminal

Pensacola International Airport continues to monitor coronavirus (COVID-19) and stay in regular contact with state and local partners to ensure a coordinated approach for any necessary response.

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

City Selects David Forte as Capital Improvement Projects Manager

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The City of Pensacola has selected David Forte to fill the new Capital Improvement Projects Manager position, responsible for managing and facilitating a variety of construction and capital projects in the city.

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

Census Stakeholder and Community Kick-off Scheduled for March 18

Census Logo Escambia County and City of Pensacola

The City of Pensacola and Escambia County are encouraging the media, partner agencies and residents to participate in a 2020 Census Stakeholder and Community Kick-Off event at the Brownsville Community Center on Wednesday, March 18 at 5:30 p.m.

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

New City e-Newsletter Now Available

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Read about Pensacola being named one of the top 20 places to live in Florida and more in the city's latest e-newsletter!

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

City, Blue Wahoos to Expand Protective Netting at Wahoos Stadium

Wahoos Baseball in progress at the Stadium

The City of Pensacola and Pensacola Blue Wahoos have partnered to expand the protective netting at Blue Wahoos Stadium, increasing safety for fans and employees as concerns about the dangers of foul balls increase throughout Minor League Baseball.

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Posted on: February 21, 2020

Pensacola Blueway Community Proclamation Set for Feb. 24

Blueway community flyer

The City of Pensacola will take the next step toward becoming a Florida Paddling Trails Blueway Community with a proclamation by Mayor Grover Robinson on Monday, Feb. 24.

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

Gov. DeSantis Announces Nearly $5 Million Florida Job Growth Grant Awarded to Pensacola

Gov. Ron DeSantis makes an announcement at Pensacola International Airport

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced he is awarding nearly $5 million to the City of Pensacola for infrastructure enhancements to the Pensacola International Airport through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund.

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

Court Rules in Favor of Protecting Historic Bayview Cross

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A historic World War II-era cross in Bayview Park will remain standing thanks to a victory at the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals today, which ruled that the cross is constitutional.

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Posted on: February 10, 2020

City Resident Satisfaction Survey Sees 55 Percent Increase in Participation

HAAS survey results now available online

The City of Pensacola has received results from the 2019 Resident Satisfaction Survey, which shows an overall satisfaction with core city services, the city's image and business-friendly environment. A total of 808 residents completed the online survey.

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Posted on: February 10, 2020

Presidents Day Closures, Sanitation Collection Schedule Changes

Presidents Day sanitation

A list of city offices closed Monday, Feb. 17 for Presidents Day, along with City of Pensacola Sanitation schedule changes for the week of Feb. 17.

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Posted on: February 10, 2020

City Reviewing Recommendations from Cyberattack Assessment

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Deloitte & Touche has completed its assessment of the cyberattack on the City of Pensacola and provided the city with areas of strength and opportunities for improvement, which the city will be implementing where feasible to increase network security.

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Posted on: February 6, 2020

New City e-Newsletter Now Available

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Read about the upcoming 2020 Census, employee recognition ceremony, upcoming events and more in the latest city e-newsletter!

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Posted on: February 6, 2020

UPDATE: Langley Avenue Stormwater Project Construction to Begin Feb. 11

Langley Avenue aerial map

Construction of the Langley Avenue Diversion Box and Stormwater Conveyance Project will begin Tuesday, Feb. 11, part of an ongoing three-phase project to directly benefit the water quality of Escambia Bay and Pensacola Bay.

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Langley Avenue Stormwater Conveyance Project Construction to Begin Feb. 11

Langley Avenue aerial map

Construction of the Langley Avenue Diversion Box and Stormwater Conveyance Project will begin Tuesday, Feb. 11, part of an ongoing three-phase project to directly benefit the water quality of Escambia Bay and Pensacola Bay.

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Posted on: January 31, 2020

City, County Encourage Community Participation in 2020 Census

Census Logo Escambia County and City of Pensacola

The City of Pensacola and Escambia County are encouraging all residents to participate in the 2020 Census to ensure everyone in the community is accurately counted during the nation's once-in-a-decade headcount of every person in the United States.

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Posted on: January 30, 2020

New City e-Newsletter Now Available

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Read about the first Mayor's Neighborhood Cleanup of the year, upcoming events and more in the latest city e-newsletter!

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

Temporary Lane Closure on Palafox Street Thursday and Friday

Palafox lane closure map

An Emerald Coast Utilities Authority contractor will temporarily close a section of South Palafox Street Thursday, Jan. 30 and Friday, Jan. 31 to repair an ECUA water main in the area.

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Posted on: January 27, 2020

CRA Workshop on Urban Core Projects Including SCAPE Set for Feb. 3

CRA workshop 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3 at City Hall, 222 W. Main St.

The Pensacola Community Redevelopment Agency will host a public workshop Monday, Feb. 3 at 5:30 p.m. to review projects for funding through the Urban Core Redevelopment Refunding and Improvements Revenue Bond, Series 2019.

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Pensacola Fire Department Members Recognized for Service, Promotions

Members of the pensacola fire department at their annual awards ceremony

Members of the Pensacola Fire Department were recognized for outstanding service, promotions and more during PFD's annual awards and recognition ceremony Thursday, Jan. 16 at the Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Resource Center.

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

New City e-Newsletter Now Available

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Read about upcoming events, news from the Port of Pensacola and more in the latest city e-newsletter!

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Next Mayor's Neighborhood Cleanup Set for Jan. 25 in Downtown Area

Mayors Neighborhood Cleanup Map January 2020

The first Mayor's Neighborhood Cleanup of 2020 will be on Saturday, Jan. 25 in the downtown area, allowing residents in the cleanup area to leave eligible items at the curb to be picked up by City of Pensacola Sanitation Services free of charge.

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

New City E-Newsletter Now Available

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Last chance to take our our Resident Satisfaction Survey, view the new Mayor's Neighborhood Cleanup Schedule and more!

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

New City e-Newsletter Now Available

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Read about upcoming sanitation pickup changes, Christmas tree disposal sites and more in the latest city e-newsletter!

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

City 'Keep the Wreath Green' Fire Safety Campaign Ends with One Red Bulb

Red bulb on fire safety wreath

The City of Pensacola ended its annual "Keep the Wreath Green" Fire Safety Campaign with one red bulb, representing one residential structure fire with damage in city limits during the month of December.

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

City Recognized by DEP for Outstanding Environmental Stewardship

Aerial view of Bill Gregory stormwater pond

The City of Pensacola's Public Works & Facilities Department was recognized this month by DEP's Northwest District for outstanding environmental stewardship and going above and beyond the minimum requirements to reduce impacts to the environment.

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Posted on: December 19, 2019

City Selects Ryan Fitzgerald as Risk Manager

Ryan Fitzgerald

The City of Pensacola has selected Ryan Fitzgerald to fill the Risk Manager position, responsible for managing the city’s risk management operations. Fitzgerald’s first day with the city was Monday, Dec. 16.

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Posted on: December 4, 2019

Over 100 Arrests Made Through Protect Pensacola Joint Task Force

Mayor Grover Robinson speaks at a press conference in front of City Hall

Over 100 arrests were made through the Protect Pensacola joint task force established by the City of Pensacola, Pensacola Police Department and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, with multiple local, state and federal agencies partnering to address gun violence.

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Posted on: November 18, 2019

Pensacola Fire Department Installs 66 Smoke Alarms during Woodland Heights Neighborhood Canvas

Two firefighters install a smoke alarm in a home

The Pensacola Fire Department installed 66 smoke alarms during a neighborhood canvas in Woodland Heights Saturday, Nov. 16, where firefighters went door to door offering to install smoke alarms for residents free of charge.

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

City Seeks Input from Residents for Annual Satisfaction Survey

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The City of Pensacola is conducting its annual resident satisfaction survey and is encouraging all city residents to participate and let their voices be heard. Residents are asked to complete the survey online at uwf.edu/HaasResidentSurvey by Dec. 13.

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

City Earns National Stormwater Recognition, Completes Stormwater Projects

Construction workers install an underground stormwater treatment unit

The City of Pensacola Public Works & Facilities Department has been recognized along with other high-performing municipalities in the fifth annual National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards.

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

Court Rules in Favor of Protecting Heritage Oak Tree

Heritage oak tree

A judge has ruled in favor of protecting a heritage live oak tree on North Spring Street that the City of Pensacola has been working to prevent from being cut down.

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Posted on: October 14, 2019

City's ADA Sidewalk Repair Project Surpasses 9,000 Feet

A new curb ramp on a sidewalk

The City of Pensacola's Public Works and Facilities Department has repaired approximately 9,350 linear feet of sidewalk and installed 215 curb ramps as part of the city's Americans with Disabilities Act Sidewalk Assessment.

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

Pensacola Neighborhood Challenge Grant Program Accepting Applications

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The City of Pensacola is now accepting applications for the Pensacola Neighborhood Challenge Grant Program, which is a matching grant program that provides Pensacola neighborhood associations with funding to complete neighborhood improvement projects.

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

Next Mayor's Neighborhood Cleanup Scheduled for Oct. 26

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The next Mayor's Neighborhood Cleanup day will be on Saturday, Oct. 26, allowing residents in the cleanup area to leave eligible items at the curb to be picked up by City of Pensacola Sanitation Services free of charge.

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

City of Pensacola Staff, Mayor Team up for United Way Day of Caring

Mayor Grover Robinson and city staff sort cans at Manna Food Pantries

Nearly 50 City of Pensacola staff members and Mayor Grover Robinson joined volunteers throughout the community to support United Way Day of Caring on Friday, Oct. 4, an annual community service effort coordinated by United Way of West Florida.

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

Pensacola to Host Premiere Sailing League Exhibition Series

Aerial view of Community Maritime Park and Pensacola Bay

Premiere Sailing League has announced plans to debut stadium sailing on Pensacola Bay during the PSL Winter Exhibition Series between Jan. 3 & April 5, 2020, bringing opportunities for the public to watch teams compete in exhibition stadium-style racing.

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

Ted Kirchharr Selected as City of Pensacola Human Resources Director

Ted Kirchharr headshot

The City of Pensacola has selected Ted Kirchharr to fill the Human Resources Director position, responsible for managing the city’s human resources programs including training and development, performance management, staffing and more.

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Posted on: September 12, 2019

New City e-Newsletter Now Available

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Read about the Mayor's Neighborhood Cleanup, upcoming events and more in this week's City e-Newsletter.

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

PFD Honors Fallen FDNY Firefighters at 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

Members of the Pensacola Fire Department after participating in the 2019 Panama City Beach 9/11 Memo

Members of the Pensacola Fire Department participated in the 2019 Panama City Beach 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb on Saturday, Sept. 7, honoring and remembering the FDNY firefighters who died on Sept. 11, 2001.

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

Next Mayor's Neighborhood Cleanup Sept. 28

Toys and furniture left at the curbside for pickup by City of Pensacola Sanitation

The next Mayor's Neighborhood Cleanup day will be on Saturday, Sept. 28, allowing residents in the cleanup areas to leave eligible items at the curb to be picked up by City of Pensacola Sanitation Services free of charge.

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

Woodland Heights Performing Arts Night Scheduled for Sept. 18

WHRC Performing Arts Night, Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 5:30 p.m. at Woodland Heights Resource Center, 11

Woodland Heights Resource Center will host a Performing Arts Night Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 5:30 p.m., providing an opportunity for the public to help shape future performing arts programming at the center.

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

City of Pensacola Budget Public Hearings Begin Wednesday

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The first public hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year 2020 budget for the City of Pensacola will be held Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, located on the first floor of City Hall, 222 W. Main St.

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Posted on: September 5, 2019

New City e-Newsletter Now Available

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Read about the Morris Court Park ribbon cutting, upcoming events and more in the latest City e-Newsletter.

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Posted on: September 5, 2019

City Council Appoints John Jerralds to District 5 Seat

John Jerralds being sworn in as the District 5 City Councilmember

City Council appointed John Jerralds to the District 5 seat at a special meeting tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 4. Jerralds was appointed by council by a majority vote, filling the vacancy left after District 5 Councilman Gerald Wingate passed away last month.

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

TSA Pre-Check Temporary Enrollment Center Coming to Pensacola International Airport Sept. 23-27

Pensacola International Airport

The Transportation Security Administration Pre?® Temporary Enrollment Center is returning to Pensacola International Airport Monday, Sept. 23 through Friday, Sept. 27.

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

Mayor's Neighborhood Cleanup Collects Over 67 Tons of Bulk Waste

Toys and furniture left at the curbside for pickup by City of Pensacola Sanitation

The latest Mayor's Neighborhood Cleanup collected over 67 tons (135,320 pounds) of bulk waste, along with 367 tires and 1,620 gallons of paint. The cleanup took place on Saturday, Aug. 31 and included over 2,000 houses in the cleanup area.

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Posted on: September 3, 2019

FDOT: Traffic Shift for New Pensacola Bay Bridge Starts Wednesday

Illustration of the Pensacola Bay Bridge

U.S. 98 eastbound traffic (Pensacola to Gulf Breeze) will be shifted to the new Pensacola Bay Bridge Wednesday evening, Sept. 4 and U.S. 98 westbound (Gulf Breeze to Pensacola) on Sunday, Sept. 8.

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Posted on: September 3, 2019

Pensacola Fire Department Sends Resources to Assist after Hurricane Dorian

Firefighters in front of a fire truck

Pensacola Fire Department has deployed an Engine Company prepared to assist with Hurricane Dorian recovery, contributing to one of the Engine Strike Teams pre-staged around the state as part of the State Emergency Response Plan.

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

City Tree Case May Help Set Precedent for New State Statute

Heritage oak tree

A heritage live oak tree the City of Pensacola is trying to prevent from being cut down has brought into focus the challenges of applying a new state statute.

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

Silver Airways to Experience Service Interruptions due to Hurricane Dorian

Pensacola International Airport

Silver Airways will not be operating Monday, Sept. 2 or Tuesday, Sept. 3 due to Hurricane Dorian, which will impact travelers flying Silver Airways at Pensacola International Airport. The airline expects to resume normal operations Wednesday, Sept. 4.

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

Labor Day Holiday Closures, Sanitation Collection Schedule Changes

Labor Day sanitation schedule

Read about City of Pensacola Sanitation schedule changes and city office closures for the Labor Day holiday Monday, Sept. 2.

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

City Selects Matt Coughlin as Deputy Airport Director

Matt Coughlin

The City of Pensacola has selected Matt Coughlin as the Deputy Airport Director for Pensacola International Airport, with a start date of Monday, Sept. 9.

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

Pensacola Recognized as America's Strongest Town

Crowd celebrates Pensacola's Strongest Town award at the Rex Theatre

Pensacola was recognized Tuesday, Aug. 20 for being voted America’s Strongest Town earlier this year, celebrating progress the city has made toward being financially strong and resilient.

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

New City e-Newsletter Now Available

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Read about Pensacola being recognized as the nation's Strongest Town, Pensacola Police Department headquarters being designated as a Safe Trade Spot and more!

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

Mayor Grover Robinson Gives State of the City Address to Pensacola Business Community

Mayor Grover Robinson addresses the crowd at the State of the City luncheon

The Greater Pensacola Chamber hosted Mayor Grover Robinson for a State of the City luncheon Tuesday, Aug. 20, where Mayor Robinson addressed the local business community about the City of Pensacola's economy, development and plans for the city's future.

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

Special City Council Meeting Scheduled for Sept. 4

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City Council will hold a special meeting Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. to make an appointment to the City Council District 5 seat. The meeting will take place in Council Chambers, located on the first floor of City Hall at 222 W. Main St.

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

New City e-Newsletter Now Available

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Read about City Hall Selfie Day, Pensacola featured in the New York Times, upcoming events and more!

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

Veteran-Owned Business Program Scheduled for Aug. 22-23

Boots to Business Reboot U.S. Small Business Administration

Registration is underway for Boots to Business Reboot with the U.S. Small Business Administration, an entrepreneurship training program for veterans and their spouses interested in learning about starting or growing a veteran-owned business.

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

City of Pensacola Mourns the Loss of Councilman Gerald Wingate

Councilman Gerald Wingate headshot outside

The City of Pensacola is mourning the loss of Councilman Gerald Wingate, who passed away overnight at the age of 73.

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Posted on: August 5, 2019

New Palafox Street Bike Lanes Ready for Use

Mayor Grover Robinson rides his bike in the new bike lane along Palafox Street

Bicyclists can now take advantage of new bike lanes along a section of North Palafox Street in downtown Pensacola, part of the City of Pensacola's efforts to become a more bicycle and pedestrian friendly community.

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