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Past articles by Christina:

Gillum encourages voters to stay in line and VOTE

It is a stormy and soggy election night in Tallahassee. We are at Florida A&M University. This university has a lot of significance to Andrew Gillum. While he was a political science major he was elected as the youngest person ever to city commission. It's also where he met his wife. And this is the city where he became mayor. Now it's very wet out here and that has kind of became the big story.… → Read More

Florida’s proposed amendments: Here’s a breakdown ahead of the midterms

As Florida voters prepare to cast their ballots, you will see 12 proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution. Some voters say sometimes the amendments are to hard to interpret and shouldn't be included on the ballot. Therefore to make things a little less complicated, Channel 3's Christina Leavenworth has prepared a breakdown to Florida's 2018 Amendments listed on the General Election… → Read More

Search and rescues shift to search and recovery missions in Mexico Beach

Mexico Beach local Rich and his family are salvaging the little that they can – old mugs, mirrors, anything they can find. He came back to find his home and business gone. “I saw the pictures before and was pretty certain that it was gone, but as soon as I turned down the street – I mean, obviously, a big impact. I just sat a little while and took it in,” Rich said. Damage is widespread – block… → Read More

Prosecution presents opening statements in Mary Rice trial

On Tuesday, trial started for a woman accused of being an accomplice to William "Billy" Boyette Jr. in a multi-state crime spree that left four people dead. Mary Rice is facing a murder charge in the death of Kayla Crocker of Beulah. She's facing accessory after the fact to murder in the deaths of Alicia Greer and Jacqueline Moore of Milton. Both the state and defense addressed the jury in their… → Read More

United Way gearing up for annual Day of Caring

The United Way of Escambia County is gearing up for their 26th Annual Day of Caring. They now have a new website allowing them to recruit more volunteers and match them with opportunities year-round.The agency just launched a website called Get Connected. → Read More

Report: Man strangled girlfriend with bare hands while she held their child

An arrest report has been released shedding more light on the death of Pensacola mother, Cassandra Robinson, and the man who allegedly killed her.Cassandra Robinson was last seen on February 1 at her child Evelynn's first birthday party. The missing person → Read More

Pensacola siblings looking to land series on HGTV

Two siblings from Pensacola have a pilot airing Monday night on HGTV. The show is called Seaside Reno and they flip homes right here on the Gulf Coast.TJ and Shaye Martin both graduated from Washington High School. Over the past year, the duo teamed up not → Read More

New Pensacola ferry service set to begin Friday

The Pensacola Bay ferries open up to the public on Friday. On Wednesday, local dignataries and partners took their first cruise aboard the Pelican Perch on the Bay.The boats will be serving food and beverages. They are already talking about dinner cruises → Read More

Six acres of real estate up for grabs in Downtown Pensacola

Six acres of prime waterfront real estate are up for grabs in Downtown Pensacola. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has called it quits on a $18 million dollar fish hatchery that was going to be built on Bruce Beach.Most people have nev → Read More

Pensacola Lighthouse restoration project receives recognition

The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation is now recognizing the Pensacola Lighthouse for their recent restoration. It took five years and $2.5 million to do it. It was finally completed this year.The lighthouse will be in the running for national recogn → Read More

Therapy dog shot in East Hill neighborhood, owner searching for answers

A Pensacola family is warning other residents in the East Hill area of Pensacola after their therapy dog was found shot in the leg. Kerri Whitlock and her flat coated retriever, Dexter, have a special bond.She said, He really feels human emotions. If peopl → Read More

Lifeguards prepare for more rescues as low pressure systems move closer to shore

It was a busy weekend for lifeguards on Pensacola Beach. They rescued 46 people over the weekend and this was during yellow flag conditions and moderate surf. They also did more than 3000 preventative actions where they tell people to stay away from rip cu → Read More

Pace man found not guilty by reason of insanity in Mother's Day murder

A Santa Rosa County judge found a Pace man accused of murder not guilty by reason of insanity. Christopher Lynch beat his mother, Cheryl Lynch, to death in May of 2016 on Mother's Day. He also attacked deputies, according to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's → Read More

Local sailor part of federal lawsuit challenging military ban

A U.S. Navy sailor that serves on Eglin Air Force base is part of a federal lawsuit challenging president Trump's military transgender ban. Petty officer second class, Phillip Stephens has served in the Navy for almost 6 years as a structural mechanic.Phil → Read More

Flomaton High basketball player goes into cardiac arrest after game

A Flomaton High School basketball player collapsed on the court Monday. His heart stopped beating for several minutes.School officials say its a miracle 16-year old Deverick Williams is alive today. They said a big part of that is the fact they had a defib → Read More

Local teacher using Chutes and Ladders board game to teach algebra

Throughout February and March, WEAR along with Hill-Kelly Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, are Paying it Forward to education.This week, we introduce you to a teacher using a timeless game to teach a lesson.Remember algebraic linear equations? They definitely were → Read More

Ensley teacher giving children opportunities with English second-language program

In February and March, WEAR, along with Hill-Kelly Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, are 'Paying it Forward to Education'.This week, we introduce you to a teacher who teaches children English as a second language.Regina Smolenski teaches kindergarten and third grad → Read More

Elementary school teacher uses unique treasures for 'Cache the STEM bug' scavenger hunt

In February and March, WEAR along with Hill-Kelly Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram are 'Paying it Forward to Education'. This week, we introduce you to an educator teaching children about science through exploring our environment.Molly O'Connor is leading the ultim → Read More

Harsh flu season leaves many ill in Northwest Florida

The flu is now considered an epidemic in the U.S. Twenty children have died from the flu. Experts said the flu vaccine is only 10 percent effective this year.Northwest Florida doctors said the cold weather could cause it to spread even more. The reason is → Read More

Crops affected by Northwest Florida hard freeze

The hard freeze last week has affected crops, particularly strawberries and leafy vegetables.This is the first time William Wendt has planted strawberries in more than 20 years. He laughed and said, 'Why is it so cold?' It's cause I planted strawberries, → Read More