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January 20, 2020
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Thursday Afternoon Headlines

MISSING PENSACOLA TEENS
The search is on for two runaway teens.  Pensacola Police is asking for your help in finding 17-year old Alexander Brill and 16-year old Alexis Grubbs.  The two left Washington High School on Monday at 2:45pm and were last seen at 4pm in the area of Fairfield Drive and Lillian Highway.  Alexander Brill is a white male 5 foot 6, 120 pounds last seen wearing a black hoodie and dark colored pants.  Alexis Grubbs is a white female 5 foot 2, 115 pounds last seen wearing a baby blue pullover, black leggings and no shoes.  If you see them, call PPD.

US MILITARY TRAINING FOR SAUDI STUDENTS COULD RESUME SOON
The Pentagon says that U.S. training for more than 800 Saudi Arabian military students could be restarted “in the coming days.” It was nearly six weeks when a shooting by one Saudi trainee killed three sailors at a Florida base. The Pentagon had stopped all flight and field training for the approximately 850 Saudi students amid fears that others may have known about or been involved in the shooting at the Pensacola Naval Air Station. Classroom training has continued.  The U.S. has completed security screenings of all the students, and on Monday, the Justice Department announced that 21 were being sent home.

TWO WANTED FOR QUESTIONING IN CERVANTES SHOOTOUT
Pensacola Police want to question two people about Friday’s shootout outside the McDonald’s on East Cervantes Street.  Police are looking for 26-year old Boderick Eugene Davis and 23-year old D’Aundre Da’Juan Jordan.  While police say they only want to question Davis and Jordan, Jordan has an active warrant with Pensacola Police.  We have their pictures on our News Radio Facebook page.  Both men are considered armed and dangerous.  If you see them, you’re asked to call PPD or Crime Stoppers.

PERSON WANTED TO FOR QUESTIONING IN WEEKEND MURDER
Escambia County deputies say they would like to find someone for questioning only in relation to a weekend homicide.  ECSO says they would like to talk to Demetrius Vonshae Johnson about a homicide that occurred on January 12th on the 100th block of 2nd street.  If you know where he is, call ECSO.

GUNPOINT ROBBERY
Three people have been arrested for an armed robbery in Pensacola.  Escambia County Sheriff’s deputies say the incident happened on Delano Street, where a person told deputies they had been robbed by several people with a gun.  Deputies found the suspects in a nearby home where they executed a search warrant and found the victim’s stolen items, as well as a toy revolver with several rounds of ammunition.  They also found a small amount of narcotics.  Amanda Booth and Emmanuel Henry are charged with armed robbery, while Ryan Frye is charged with armed robbery and possession of ammunition by a convicted felon.

STATE SUPREME COURT WEIGHS-IN ON FELON VOTING RIGHTS’ LAW
The Florida Supreme Court is siding with Governor Ron DeSantis and state lawmakers on how the law restoring voting rights to felons is implemented.  Florida voters approved Amendment 4 in 2018, but the state legislature passed a bill that requires offenders to pay fees, fines and restitution before they are able to vote again.  The state’s highest court issued an opinion today saying the law’s definition of “all terms of sentence” includes all legal financial obligations imposed at sentencing.  After a federal judge blocked the law last year, Governor DeSantis asked the Supreme Court to weigh-in on the wording of the amendment.

FLORIDA COULD EXPAND LAW TO COMPENSATE WRONGFULLY IMPRISONED
Florida could expand a law to compensate people imprisoned for crimes they didn’t commit under a bill unanimously approved by a House committee. Florida law currently allows wrongfully incarcerated prisoners to received $50,000 for each year they were imprisoned for a crime they didn’t commit. But it doesn’t allow people to make a claim if they were previously convicted of an unrelated violent crime. The bill before the House would strip that so-called clean hands provision from current law.  Lawmakers considering the legislation have heard from a former death row inmate who was exonerated in a killing.

BIDEN LEADS IN NEW FLORIDA POLL
Florida Democrats appear to be strongly behind one particular candidate to defeat Donald Trump.  A new poll shows Joe Biden with a 26-point lead over Bernie Sanders.  The Florida Atlantic University poll has Biden at 42-percent, while the Vermont senator is at 16-percent.  Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is third at ten-percent.  In head-to-head matchups, the poll found all three would beat President Trump. 

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