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Northwest Florida Daily News
Two seriously injured in one-vehicle crashTwo people from Baker are in area hospitals following a one-vehicle accident in
Two seriously injured in one-vehicle crash
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 2 hours ago
Two people from Baker are in area hospitals following a one-vehicle accident in Okaloosa County late Monday night.According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, Hayley Marie Melanson, 19, was traveling at a high rate of speed in a 2001 Hyundai Tiburon... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
Two seriously injured in one-vehicle crashTwo people from Baker are in area hospitals following a one-vehicle accident in
Two seriously injured in one-vehicle crash
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 2 hours ago
Two people from Baker are in area hospitals following a one-vehicle accident in Okaloosa County late Monday night.According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, Hayley Marie Melanson, 19, was traveling at a high rate of speed in a 2001 Hyundai Tiburon... Read more
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WJHG Panama City
Two injured, one critically, in late night traffic crashOKALOOSA, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A 19-year-old from Baker is in critical condition
Two injured, one critically, in late night traffic crash
WJHG Panama City / Posted 2 hours ago
OKALOOSA, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A 19-year-old from Baker is in critical condition after a traffic crash in Okaloosa County. Just before midnight Monday night, Florida Highway Patrol says Haley Melanson was driving east on Lighthouse Church Road at a... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
Crestview City Council blasts new courthouse orientationCity leaders encourage residents to attend the Okaloosa County Board of County
Crestview City Council blasts new courthouse orientation
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 10 hours ago
City leaders encourage residents to attend the Okaloosa County Board of County Commissioners' 8:15 a.m. June 7 meeting and voice their opinions on the proposed new courthouse's orientation. The meeting will be held at the Crestview City Hall council... Read more
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology
Inaugural flights continue for Allegiantfrom St. Louis is scheduled to touch down. So far, only two Allegiant flights
Inaugural flights continue for Allegiant
Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Posted 10 hours ago
from St. Louis is scheduled to touch down. So far, only two Allegiant flights have departed from the airport. According to Okaloosa County Airports Director Tracy Stage, while the first flight from Destin-Fort Walton Beach to Cincinnati was delayed... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Florida No. 1 in boats, boat accidents: Here's how to stay safe on the waterof a list isn’t a good thing.According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserv
Florida No. 1 in boats, boat accidents: Here's how to stay safe on the water
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 15 hours ago
of a list isn’t a good thing.According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s 2015 boating statistics, Okaloosa County is ranked 12th out of the state’s 67 in “boating incidents.” These incidents included reported accidents,... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
County fires 3 of 5 EMTs under investigationOkaloosa County has fired three of five EMTs under investigation for “alleged i
County fires 3 of 5 EMTs under investigation
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 15 hours ago
Okaloosa County has fired three of five EMTs under investigation for “alleged inappropriate behavior” while on duty, County Administrator John Hofstad said Monday. Okaloosa County has fired three of five EMTs under investigation for “alleged... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
County fires 3 of 5 EMTs under investigationOkaloosa County has fired three of five EMTs under investigation for “alleged i
County fires 3 of 5 EMTs under investigation
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 15 hours ago
Okaloosa County has fired three of five EMTs under investigation for “alleged inappropriate behavior” while on duty, County Administrator John Hofstad said Monday. Posted May. 23, 2016 at 4:55 PM Okaloosa County has fired three of five EMTs under... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Inaugural flights continue for Allegiantfrom St. Louis is scheduled to touch down.So far, only two Allegiant flights ha
Inaugural flights continue for Allegiant
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 17 hours ago
from St. Louis is scheduled to touch down.So far, only two Allegiant flights have departed from the airport. According to Okaloosa County Airports Director Tracy Stage, while the first flight from Destin-Fort Walton Beach to Cincinnati was delayed... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
MAKING A DIFFERENCE: 'We have been blessed'valued at $819 and takes up less room than a typical floor mixer. With its stan
MAKING A DIFFERENCE: 'We have been blessed'
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 18 hours ago
valued at $819 and takes up less room than a typical floor mixer. With its stand the equipment cost $1,056.49.Godbold said Okaloosa County School District board member Dewey Destin purchased the mixer for the school from his discretionary funds.The... Read more
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WJHG Panama City
Panhandle Summertime Learning Opportunities 2016County Sheriff's Office Wilderness Camp Dates: June 13 - 17, June 20 - 24 Cos
Panhandle Summertime Learning Opportunities 2016
WJHG Panama City / Posted 20 hours ago
County Sheriff's Office Wilderness Camp Dates: June 13 - 17, June 20 - 24 Cost: FREE More information: (850) 747-4700 OKALOOSA COUNTY: Full STEAAM Ahead Summer History Camp Dates: June 27 - July 1 Cost: $75 for the full week or $17 per... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Gun violence acts can leave lasting stain on communitytwo shootings in or near his Okaloosa Island club this year, business owner Cas
Gun violence acts can leave lasting stain on community
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted yesterday
two shootings in or near his Okaloosa Island club this year, business owner Cash Moore isn’t taking any chances.While the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office sifts through the evidence from the two shootings, which left a total of five injured and... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Apartment complex management smells weed; Crestview man arrestedPolice Department arrest report.Officers were able to identify him and discover
Apartment complex management smells weed; Crestview man arrested
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted yesterday
Police Department arrest report.Officers were able to identify him and discovered he had outstanding warrants from the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office.A bag of a white powdery substance that tested positive for cocaine was found in the car,... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
Man accused of sexual battery in Crestview due in court May 18to some readers.---CRESTVIEW — A Tennessee man accused of sexually battering a
Man accused of sexual battery in Crestview due in court May 18
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted yesterday
to some readers.---CRESTVIEW — A Tennessee man accused of sexually battering a child faces a May 18 court appearance.An Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office arrest report states that Kenneth Marion Webster, 37, of Clairborne Drive, Newport, Tenn.,... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Lawmen still poring over unresolved cases from 2015that between 2010 and 2014 had averaged just over one per year. The pace of the
Lawmen still poring over unresolved cases from 2015
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted yesterday
that between 2010 and 2014 had averaged just over one per year. The pace of the carnage has slowed significantly since Okaloosa County's last fatal shooting in November in Baker, but it's probably too early to call 2015 an anomaly — only one... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
POLICE BLOTTER: Apartment complex management smells weed; Crestview man arrestedPolice Department arrest report.Officers were able to identify him and discover
POLICE BLOTTER: Apartment complex management smells weed; Crestview man arrested
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 2 days ago
Police Department arrest report.Officers were able to identify him and discovered he had outstanding warrants from the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office.A bag of a white powdery substance that tested positive for cocaine was found in the car,... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
'Facing a dead-end, one-way street'CRESTVIEW — The Okaloosa County Courthouse has faced Crestview’s downtown distr
'Facing a dead-end, one-way street'
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
CRESTVIEW — The Okaloosa County Courthouse has faced Crestview’s downtown district for almost 100 years, but that appears likely to change.Okaloosa County Commissioners’ recent approval of an orientation adjustment for the new courthouse didn’t sit... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Area counties beef up mosquito control but call on public to do its partdefense is an informed public. “It's source reduction — that's what we're preac
Area counties beef up mosquito control but call on public to do its part
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
defense is an informed public. “It's source reduction — that's what we're preaching,” said Brian Shepheard, south-end foreman of Okaloosa County's mosquito control division. “It's going to take all of the citizens of Okaloosa County to help us... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Man accused of choking ‘nagging’ wifewho is 49, was packing his belongings to leave the residence when his wife star
Man accused of choking ‘nagging’ wife
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
who is 49, was packing his belongings to leave the residence when his wife started “nagging” him, according to his Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrest report.He pushed her on the bed and put his hands around her neck, the report... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Woman with smelly purse busted for pot possessioncigar in her purse.Authorities detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from
Woman with smelly purse busted for pot possession
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
cigar in her purse.Authorities detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the purse.The 37-year-old Fort Walton Beach woman was arrested May 12, according to her Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrest report. Northwest Florida... Read more
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WJHG Panama City
Laurel Hill man killed after vehicle strikes tree and catches fireLAUREL HILL, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A Laurel Hill man is dead after his vehicle cau
Laurel Hill man killed after vehicle strikes tree and catches fire
WJHG Panama City / Posted 3 days ago
LAUREL HILL, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A Laurel Hill man is dead after his vehicle caught fire early Friday morning in Okaloosa County. Florida Highway Patrol officers say just after 3 a.m., 89-year-old Lorez Reeves was heading east on County Road 2 when... Read more
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WJHG Panama City
Some Okaloosa County EMS employees being investigatedOKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Okaloosa County is investigating alleged in
Some Okaloosa County EMS employees being investigated
WJHG Panama City / Posted 3 days ago
OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Okaloosa County is investigating alleged inappropriate behavior of some of its employees with the Emergency Medical Services Division while on duty. According to the county's public information officer, these... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Airport rolls out welcome mat for new airline (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport, Friday’s welcome ceremony removed all doubt.V
Airport rolls out welcome mat for new airline (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport, Friday’s welcome ceremony removed all doubt.VIDEO: Another angle from the arrival >>The Okaloosa County airports director pulled out all the stops for the event, which marked the arrival of the airline’s first... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Sheriff's Office investigating Okaloosa EMS 'inappropriate behavior' The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a criminal investigation i
Sheriff's Office investigating Okaloosa EMS 'inappropriate behavior'
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a criminal investigation into “alleged inappropriate behavior” within the county’s Emergency Medical Services division, officials... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Airport rolls out welcome mat for new airlineAirlines’ inaugural flights into Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport, Friday’s wel
Airport rolls out welcome mat for new airline
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
Airlines’ inaugural flights into Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport, Friday’s welcome ceremony removed all doubt.The Okaloosa County airports director pulled out all the stops for the event, which marked the arrival of the airline’s first... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
OCSO closes out National Police Week with bittersweet ceremony The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office closed out National Police Week with a b
OCSO closes out National Police Week with bittersweet ceremony
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office closed out National Police Week with a bittersweet ceremony on Friday.The annual Law Enforcement Memorial and Appreciation Luncheon took time to... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Sheriff's Office investigating county EMS over 'alleged inappropriate behavior' The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a criminal investigation i
Sheriff's Office investigating county EMS over 'alleged inappropriate behavior'
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a criminal investigation into “alleged inappropriate behavior” within the county’s Emergency Medical Services... Read more
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WJHG Panama City
Allegiant Air's first inaugural flight out of VPSOKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A new airline will officially land at the D
Allegiant Air's first inaugural flight out of VPS
WJHG Panama City / Posted 3 days ago
OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A new airline will officially land at the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) Friday afternoon. Friday is Allegiant Air's first inaugural flight into VPS from Cincinnati, Ohio. Airport officials say the flight... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
Okaloosa deputies take 3 into custody after aggravated fleeing attempt3 into custody after aggravated fleeing attempt Posted May. 20, 2016 at 11:04
Okaloosa deputies take 3 into custody after aggravated fleeing attempt
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 3 days ago
3 into custody after aggravated fleeing attempt Posted May. 20, 2016 at 11:04 AM SHALIMAR — A Shalimar man trying to flee Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies nearly hit a patrol car before eventually crashing Thursday night. He now faces... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
Okaloosa Republicans schedule Property Appraiser forum Posted May. 20, 2016 at 11:59 AM FORT WALTON BEACH — The Okaloosa County Rep
Okaloosa Republicans schedule Property Appraiser forum
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 3 days ago
Posted May. 20, 2016 at 11:59 AM FORT WALTON BEACH — The Okaloosa County Republican Club’s monthly meeting, featuring an Okaloosa County Property Appraiser forum, is Thursday, May 26 at... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Chase leads to wreck and discovery of gunshot victim A Shalimar man trying to flee Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies nearl
Chase leads to wreck and discovery of gunshot victim
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
A Shalimar man trying to flee Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies nearly hit a patrol car before eventually crashing Thursday night.He now faces multiple felony charges. Two passengers were... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Report: Fight over infidelity ends with man pushing pregnant girlfriendhis pregnant girlfriend during a fight about his alleged infidelity was charged
Report: Fight over infidelity ends with man pushing pregnant girlfriend
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
his pregnant girlfriend during a fight about his alleged infidelity was charged with aggravated battery, according to his Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrest report.The two have been dating for six months and she is five months pregnant, the... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
UPDATED: Missing woman found9 a.m. update: Kayla Firnschild, who was missing since May 16, has been located
UPDATED: Missing woman found
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
9 a.m. update: Kayla Firnschild, who was missing since May 16, has been located according to a press release from the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. No additional information was provided about her whereabouts. Previous coverage: FORT WALTON BEACH... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Second suspect arrested in sexual battery of teen girlalcohol on a dolphin cruise and later sexually assaulted.A 23-year-old Fort Wal
Second suspect arrested in sexual battery of teen girl
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
alcohol on a dolphin cruise and later sexually assaulted.A 23-year-old Fort Walton Beach man was arrested May 16 by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office and charged with serving alcohol to a minor and contributing to her delinquency for the Oct.... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Outgoing state lawmakers emphasize changes ahead for Northwest Florida A group of four state lawmakers addressed Okaloosa County Realtors and builde
Outgoing state lawmakers emphasize changes ahead for Northwest Florida
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
A group of four state lawmakers addressed Okaloosa County Realtors and builders Tuesday morning at an event that felt a little like the beginning of a farewell tour. NICEVILLE —... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
OCSO searching for missing 19-year-old womanFORT WALTON BEACH — Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is searching for 19-year-o
OCSO searching for missing 19-year-old woman
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
FORT WALTON BEACH — Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is searching for 19-year-old Kayla Virginia Firnschild, who was last seen Monday, May 16.Firnschild is a student at University of South Florida. Her last known address is 118 Jamestown Ave. in Fort... Read more
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WJHG Panama City
Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office searching for missing teenOKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office needs
Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office searching for missing teen
WJHG Panama City / Posted 4 days ago
OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office needs your help finding 19-year-old Kayla Virginia Firnschild. Firnschild was last seen Monday at her home on Jamestown Avenue in Fort Walton Beach. She is described as 5'2"... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Meigs bomb threat traced to 15-year-oldA teacher identified a student with virtually identical handwriting to that on
Meigs bomb threat traced to 15-year-old
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
A teacher identified a student with virtually identical handwriting to that on the wall.While being interviewed by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office SRO, the 15-year-old said his father had told him people need to own up to the mistakes they... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
PAWS to be awarded amended contractThe Panhandle Animal Welfare Society will continue to provide animal control se
PAWS to be awarded amended contract
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
The Panhandle Animal Welfare Society will continue to provide animal control services in Okaloosa County.County commissioners voted Tuesday to award PAWS a $492,000 contract, but added a couple of amendments to it. The contract won’t be finalized... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
Okaloosa candidate qualifying packets available May 27available May 27 Posted May. 19, 2016 at 11:54 AM CRESTVIEW — Candidate quali
Okaloosa candidate qualifying packets available May 27
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 4 days ago
available May 27 Posted May. 19, 2016 at 11:54 AM CRESTVIEW — Candidate qualifying packets for the primary and general Okaloosa County election will be available May 27.Hours and office locations for packet pickup are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Trial of woman accused of child neglect set for June 13Lynn Williams, 35, of Ellis Road, was arrested April 1 on a charge of child neg
Trial of woman accused of child neglect set for June 13
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
Lynn Williams, 35, of Ellis Road, was arrested April 1 on a charge of child neglect without great bodily harm.During an Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office investigation into a sexual abuse case, a 10-year-old stated Williams "told her to recant... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Traffic stop leads to two separate drug buststhen fled on foot.The driver, 28-year-old Robert Harrison Allen, was stopped us
Traffic stop leads to two separate drug busts
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
then fled on foot.The driver, 28-year-old Robert Harrison Allen, was stopped using a Taser and taken into custody at Okaloosa County Jail. During the arrest, more than 28 grams of marijuana and 24 grams of cocaine was discovered in the... Read more
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WJHG Panama City
Pensacola State Attorney's Office says officers are justified in shootingOKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The State Attorney's Office in Pensacola s
Pensacola State Attorney's Office says officers are justified in shooting
WJHG Panama City / Posted 5 days ago
OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The State Attorney's Office in Pensacola says the Okaloosa County deputies who shot Joel Dixon Smith after he killed Deputy Bill Myers were justified in their actions. On September 22, 2015, Deputy Myers was... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
39 graduate from Leadership Okaloosa programfrom the 2015-2016 Leadership Okaloosa program.2016 graduates include:●Tatiana
39 graduate from Leadership Okaloosa program
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 5 days ago
from the 2015-2016 Leadership Okaloosa program.2016 graduates include:●Tatiana Abernathy, Ronald Kimble and Sean Lynch, Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office●Donald Allgood, Okaloosa County Clerk of Circuit Court●Devan Bishop, InDyne●Leslie Cooper,... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
IRS scammers bilk Fort Walton Beach resident out of more than $5K— A Fort Walton Beach woman is the latest victim of con artists who pretend to
IRS scammers bilk Fort Walton Beach resident out of more than $5K
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 5 days ago
— A Fort Walton Beach woman is the latest victim of con artists who pretend to represent the IRS.A media release from the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office stated the 66-year-old got a phone call May 16 from someone with a heavy Hispanic or Indian... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
State of the CountyHere is your chance to meet those officials and ask them about issues that conc
State of the County
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
Here is your chance to meet those officials and ask them about issues that concern you. The League of Women Voters of Okaloosa County and the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce announce the 17th annual Report... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Officers who shot Deputy Myers' killer were justified, state attorney's office rulesbe filed,” was the conclusion of the State Attorney’s Office.Bill Eddins’ offic
Officers who shot Deputy Myers' killer were justified, state attorney's office rules
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
be filed,” was the conclusion of the State Attorney’s Office.Bill Eddins’ office made its decision after reviewing an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office investigation of the Smith shooting, which occurred in a second floor hallway at the Comfort... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
North Okaloosa residents among NWFSC students recognized for achievements— Northwest Florida State College students recognized for 2015-2016 academic ye
North Okaloosa residents among NWFSC students recognized for achievements
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 5 days ago
— Northwest Florida State College students recognized for 2015-2016 academic year achievements include these North Okaloosa County residents.2015-2016 All-Florida Academic Team: Victoria Van Hoorebeke of Crestview2016 William T. Hall... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
June 13 trial set for Baker woman accused of child neglectLynn Williams, 35, of Ellis Road, was arrested April 1 on a charge of child neg
June 13 trial set for Baker woman accused of child neglect
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 5 days ago
Lynn Williams, 35, of Ellis Road, was arrested April 1 on a charge of child neglect without great bodily harm.During an Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office investigation into a sexual abuse case, a 10-year-old stated Williams "told her to recant... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Scammer hits up FWB woman for thousands of dollarsWalton Beach woman got a phone call May 16 from someone claiming to be from the
Scammer hits up FWB woman for thousands of dollars
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
Walton Beach woman got a phone call May 16 from someone claiming to be from the IRS, according to a press release from the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. A 66-year-old Fort Walton Beach woman got a phone call May 16 from someone claiming to be... Read more
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