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Past articles by Lauren:

Waterfront Rescue Mission giving back to people who need it

The Waterfront Rescue Mission is having their annual Thanksgiving banquet this morning. They've been serving meals for 70 years. Channel 3's Lauren Wolfe spoke with people who help make this happen. The Waterfront Rescue Mission plans to serve over a thousand meals between here and Mobile, Alabama. Folks will be able to come in and get meal just like this one. You have your turkey, green beans… → Read More

Developer proposes to build apartment complex on Mobile Highway

A Niceville developer wants to bring more housing to Escambia County. The developer proposed to build an 80-unit apartment complex on land on Mobile Highway. The site is adjacent to both Bellview Middle School and Bellview Elementary and next door to the Krystal restaurant. The 3. 5 acres of land is currently undeveloped and zoned commercial. The Escambia Development Review Committee is getting… → Read More

Voters question integrity of election system

After three high profile candidates demanded a recount after the Midterm Election, many voters are questioning the integrity of the voting system. 67 Florida counties are anticipating a recount of ballots, including counties in Northwest Florida. "We will be in a recount situation here in the state of Florida for one or more of these contests here in the next couple of days," said David… → Read More

Santa Rosa County proposes adding new property tax bill to fund sheriff's office

Santa Rosa County is discussing the idea of having a new line item on property tax bills. The tax bill would be specifically for funding the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office. County leaders say funding the Sheriff's office this way would be more transparent for tax-payers, but it's just a proposal for now. The Sheriff's Office is currently funded from the county commissioner's general fund.… → Read More

Locals address what is bringing them to the polls in this election

The mid-term elections typically don't draw as many voters as a presidential year. Many people are voting at the precinct in Myrtle Grove. People are piling into the location. People are also standing to the side with their signs. Channel 3 caught up with people before and after they voted to find out what issues are concerning them. "Of the amendment choices of course I didn't like the… → Read More

Storm preparations underway in Navarre Beach ahead of Michael

UPDATE:People in this area were told to seek a safe place to ride out the storm. The biggest concerns for this area is the possibility of storm surge and the strong winds that could be very dangerous. If you have storm damage you can report it and submit photos online www. santarosa. fl. gov. There's also a hotline you can call, 850-983-4636. We will continue to monitor conditions out here all… → Read More

FBI executes search warrant at United Way of Santa Rosa County

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents are investigating the United Way of Santa Rosa County. An FBI spokesperson told Channel 3 News that agents executed a search warrant, but declined to discuss specifically what they were looking for. Guy Thompson, and two other employees remain on paid administrative leave. Their names are not being disclosed. "The board has decided to not name those two… → Read More

Owner hopes his Ted Bundy artwork brings more business to Brownsville

A new mural in Brownsville is getting a lot of attention. It showcases notorious serial killer Ted Bundy. The artwork is on a building that's now Uncle Billy's Antique Mall. The location is close to where he was captured. "Basically, showing when he got caught, went to prison, through the electric chair, to the grave," said Billy Boyette, owner of Uncle Billy's Antique Mall. Boyette owns the… → Read More

Milton deadly drive-by shooting trial update

A Santa Rosa County jury started their trial deliberations around 5 p. m. on Friday evening and have found all three men guilty. The three men, Kyhem Johnson, Dedric Davis and Walter Ford are on trial for the murder of Thomas Buckhalter. Milton deadly drive-by shooting trial update. (Source: WEAR-TV) According to the report, Johnson, Davis and Ford were named as suspects in a deadly drive-by… → Read More

Do you have a plan if a catastrophic hurricane were to hit the gulf coast?

More than a million people have been ordered to leave their homes ahead of Hurricane Florence. Many aren't sure where they're going or how long they'll have to stay away. While people on the gulf coast have been spared, hurricane season is not over. Channel 3 News asked folks if they have a plan in case of a disaster. Michael Hastings said he lives near Gulf Beach Highway. Channel 3 News asked… → Read More

Surfers are enjoying the large waves from Tropical Storm Gordon

We see red flags flying on Pensacola Beach. That means it's too dangerous for people to swim in the gulf, but there is an exception for surfers.Many vacationers stopped by to take a quick picture of the choppy waves.Pensacola Beach Water Safety Chief, Dave → Read More

Drug overdoses on the rise across the region

Investigators with the medical examiner's office are seeing a rise in drug-related overdose deaths across the region.Now emergency room doctors are trying to help patients who struggle with substance abuse starting at the emergency room.Dr. Mark Stavros sa → Read More

Voters casting their ballots for Escambia County commissioner seats

Escambia County voters are headed out to cast ballots for District 2 and District 4 county commission seats.On Tuesday afternoon, people are still lined up to vote over in District 2 for their Republican candidate. WEAR Over $100,000 was → Read More

Niceville man says his backpacks could save lives

School is back in session for students across Northwest Florida. That means safety is once again a major concern for many parents.One Niceville man told Channel 3 News that his business could help ease some of those fears.James Renteria owns and operates C → Read More

Family member speaks about boater found dead

Authorities were called just before 8 a.m. this morning. They responded to a man who fell off a boat and didn't resurface.Joan Little says she stopped to watch the search near Escambia Bay Bridge.When I came over the bridge I saw an empty boat and I saw a → Read More

Rep. Gaetz hosts Congressional field hearing about protecting Whiting Field

Whiting Field is one of the most important components of the Santa Rosa County economy. Congressman Matt Gaetz held a Congressional field hearing on Monday discussing efforts to protect the base from future rounds of base closures and realignments.Congress → Read More

Sweltering heat index prompts warning from officials

Forecasters say some areas could feel about 110 degrees this weekendA sweltering heat index this weekend will have some people staying indoors.Captain Craig Ammons with Escambia County Fire Rescue said he is warning people to take precautions.This is going → Read More

City leader wants Pensacola city to hire an archaeologist

The City of Pensacola is debating whether to hire a city archaeologist.Councilman Brian Spencer said for years city leaders have been working with archaeologists to preserve Pensacola's underground history, but they need more help.Spencer told Channel 3 Ne → Read More

Social media helps father and son arrest a suspected burglar

On Thursday, an Okaloosa viewer turned to WEAR-TV for help on catching a two suspected burglars.The story was shared more than 200 times on Facebook. One man saw the video and recognized the suspected burglar in a Walmart and called authorities.He and his → Read More

PPD asking public for any information on missing woman

Pensacola police are asking the public for any information on a missing 25-year-old woman.According to the Pensacola Police Department, Cassandra Lavonne Robinson was last seen on February 1. She lives in the 700 block of East Strong Street.Robinson stands → Read More