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July 23, 2019
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Thursday Morning Headlines: Mark Jacobs

FACEAPP WARNING

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office has a warning for those using a popular new app.  FaceApp takes pictures of your face and shows what you might look like when you get older, but there are concerns about the app’s Terms and Conditions.  A Russian company is behind the app, and users may be unknowingly giving developers the right to keep your photo for public display indefinitely.  The sheriff’s office yesterday urged parents to talk to their kids about the apps they download and be mindful of the terms of service.

CERVANTES IMPROVEMENTS

Business owners are skeptical of new plans to make a busy Pensacola street safer.  FDOT this week held a public meeting in Brownsville to unveil its first draft of safety improvements on West Cervantes Street.  The plans include raised medians, which business owners worry would discourage shoppers.  FDOT is asking for recommendations, and another public meeting is set for next month at the Fricker Center. 

EGLIN UPDATE

Eglin Air Force Base may fall short of a goal set by the Pentagon.  Defense officials want all bases to have 80-percent of their F-35 Lightning Two stealth fighter jets mission capable by the end of September.  As of last month, Eglin was just under 77 percent.  An official with the base’s 33rd Fighter Wing told the News Herald yesterday maintenance issues may prevent Eglin from reaching its mark. 

NAVARRE INCORPORATE

Navarre Area United will have to get nearly 25-hundred petition signatures from a combined six precincts in the Navarre area to move forward with its incorporation effort after the precinct for unincorporated Holley was removed from the proposed incorporation boundaries.  The PNJ reports that’s according to a vote Thursday by the Santa Rosa County Commissioners, who asked for the changes after a proposal from NAU Executive Director Jonathan Cole on July 8th.

SERIOUS CRASH

Two Pensacola men suffered serious injuries in a crash Wednesday morning on West Michigan Avenue. Florida Highway Patrol says it happened shortly after 8 yesterday morning when 46-year old Kent Bryant lost control of his car and collided with a car being driven by 21-year old Leonard Watson the Third.  Both Bryant and Watson suffered serious injuries.  FHP tells Channel 3 DUI charges are pending.

MISSING TEEN FOUND

The missing 16-year-old teen from Santa Rosa County believed to be endangered has been found safe according to the sheriff’s office. According to Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office, Kyla Shannon was reported missing on June 28. The sheriff’s office has not provided any further details on where the teen was found.

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