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BLUE ANGEL PARKWAY FATAL CRASH
One person is dead and two critically injured in this morning’s fatal crash on Blue Angel Parkway near Millview Road.  FHP says just after 8am, a pickup truck driven by 20-year old Casey Robbirds of Pensacola was heading southbound on Blue Angel Parkway when it began entering into the northbound lane and collided head-on with a northbound car driven by 49-year old Donna Creel of Pensacola.  Creel died at the scene.  A 21-year old passenger, Jana Creel suffered critical injuries and was taken to Sacred Heart Hospital.  Robbirds was also taken to Sacred Heart Hospital with critical injuries.  FHP says charges are pending.

ESCAMBIA COUNTY SHOOTING
One man is hurt in the latest shooting in Escambia County.  ECSO deputies were called to a home on Camelia Drive just before 1 o’clock this morning, ECSO says the shooting did not happen at that home. saying the man went to the home after the incident, and residents there called 911.  He was taken to the hospital with a single gun shot wound. Deputies are now trying to determine where the shooting took place. There are no suspects at this time.

GOSS SENTENCING
A 29-year-old Pensacola man has been sentenced to a mandatory 50 years in state prison as a dangerous sexual felony offender in a 2017 carjacking, kidnapping and sexual assault case.  29-year old Avery Lamont Goss of Pensacola was sentenced on Friday. After a one-day trial in November, a jury found Goss and his co-defendant, Ontorius Larrell Turner, guilty of more than a dozen combined offenses.   Turner was sentenced in January to 30 years in state prison as a habitual felony offender after his own conviction of a string of charges stemming from the kidnapping, carjacking and assault case.

PENSACOLA RANKS TOP CITIES WITH MOST CRAFT BREWERIES
Pensacola has received a top ranking in yet another survey.  C and R research released its list of cities with the most breweries, Pensacola coming in 9th out of more than 500 cities. Pensacola topped big cities such as Grand Rapids, Michigan; Denver, Colorado; and Cincinnati, Ohio.

WOMEN VETS CONFERENCE
The University of West Florida is holding their 6th Annual Florida Women Veteran’s Conference. The session began this morning and will continue into tomorrow. Officials say the topics this year are finances, benefits, networking, health, legal and employment opportunities.

WALMART RAISING MONEY FOR SACRED HEART CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
Two of the area’s biggest retailers are raising money for a local hospital.  All Northwest Florida Walmart stores and Sam’s Clubs are kicking off this year’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fundraising campaign today to directly benefit The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart.  You can participate by donating one dollar or more at the checkout lane or self-checkout at any Walmart or Sam’s Club in Northwest Florida.  The campaign runs through July 7th.

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