Escambia County

Escambia County’s first case of West Nile virus is now confirmed, prompting reminders about how to protect yourself from the disease.

As is the practice, the patient is not being identified – other than they’re an Escambia County resident. The Florida Department of Health-Escambia has issued a mosquito-borne illness advisory, for what Health Director Dr. John Lanza calls an “endemic.”

Court: Only One Parent Needs To Sign Off On Surgery

May 25, 2016

In what could be first-of-its-kind case in Florida, an appeals court Wednesday rejected arguments that both parents need to sign off before a child can undergo surgery.

A Pensacola dentist has vanished -- as has his patients' cash -- and police are looking for both.

The Escambia County Sheriff said Dr. Thomas Rollins, a licensed dentist with a history of disciplinary actions suddenly, closed down his office without alerting patients or performing services for which they had already paid, according to the Pensacola News Journal. They are asking patients who may be victims to contact detectives.

Public-health authorities say the number of infections and deaths in Florida this year from vibrio vulnificus is not out of the ordinary, but the primary mode of transmission seems to have changed, the Pensacola News Journal reports.