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Woman gets 15 days for throwing cup at Florida congressman

Nov. 18, 2019 9:31 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to 15 days in federal custody for throwing a sports drink at a Florida congressman who frequently appears on television supporting President Donald Trump. Federal court records show that 35-year-old Amanda Kondrat'yev was sentenced last Monday in Pensacola....

Federal authorities charge 29 in Florida corruption case

Nov. 15, 2019 2:04 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department charged 29 people in the Florida Panhandle, including a federal official, after a months-long investigation into “widespread public corruption” over misused federal farm money. During a Friday news conference in Panama City, Florida,...

Florida man pleads guilty to running prostitution operation

Nov. 14, 2019 4:42 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Federal authorities say a Florida man has pleaded guilty to operating massage parlors in three states where undocumented women from Asia were offering sex for money. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida says it executed search warrants in massage...

Report: Loud fight with detective preceded chief's death

Nov. 12, 2019 5:38 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A maintenance man checking on a noise complaint at a Florida beachfront hotel Sunday night walked into the room where a small-town Oklahoma police detective killed his boss in a drunken brawl, authorities said. The noises coming from room 527 at the Hilton on Pensacola Beach on...

Woman accused of setting unfaithful boyfriend's home on fire

Nov. 12, 2019 2:52 AM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman is accused of setting fire to her boyfriend's home after catching him cheating. Citing an arrest report, the Pensacola News Journal reports 47-year-old Tyetha Moore was standing in the driveway of the unoccupied home when firefighters arrived on Nov. 7. She told a...

Officer accused of killing Oklahoma police chief in Florida

Nov. 11, 2019 6:42 PM EST

A small-town Oklahoma policeman was charged with killing his chief after what authorities described as an alcohol-fueled brawl in a Florida Panhandle hotel room. The two men had been staying at the Hilton on Pensacola Beach over the weekend for a law enforcement conference, said Escambia County Sheriff's...

Man guilty in hit-and-run crash that killed woman, baby

Nov. 11, 2019 5:50 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been convicted in a hit-and-run crash that left a woman and baby dead. The Pensacola News Journal reports that 27-year-old Markquise Wallace was found guilty Friday of two counts of vehicular homicide and other charges. He faces up to 65 years in prison at a Nov. 25...

Missing airman identified as recovery efforts continue

Nov. 10, 2019 4:30 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — An airman who is presumed dead in a parachute training exercise off Florida's Panhandle has been identified. According to a military news release, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cole Condiff, 29, was a special tactics combat controller with 24th Special Operations Wing, part of the Air...

Missing airman identified as recovery efforts continue

Nov. 10, 2019 11:09 AM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — An airman who is presumed dead after an unplanned parachute jump from a C-130 aircraft off Florida's Panhandle has been identified. According to a military news release, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cole Condiff, 29, was a special tactics combat controller with 24th Special Operations...

Search suspended for airman missing in Gulf of Mexico

Nov. 9, 2019 10:12 AM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — After four days of searching the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Coast Guard suspended search operations for a missing Hurlburt Field special tactics airman. The search was suspended Friday evening. On Tuesday morning, an airman from the 24th Special Operations Wing fell into the Gulf of...