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Northwest Florida Daily News
Man transported after motorcycle wreckPrius as it was traveling south on Eglin making a left hand turn onto Hughes St
Man transported after motorcycle wreck
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 5 hours ago
Prius as it was traveling south on Eglin making a left hand turn onto Hughes Street.Curtis was rushed from the scene via Okaloosa County EMS to the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. At this time it does not appear that alcohol was a contributing... Read more
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WJHG Panama City
Okaloosa Sheriff's officials say extra funding helped during Spring BreakOKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Another spring break has come and gone for
Okaloosa Sheriff's officials say extra funding helped during Spring Break
WJHG Panama City / Posted 7 hours ago
OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Another spring break has come and gone for Okaloosa County. And thanks to an extra $107,000 in funding from the county and the City of Destin, Okaloosa County Sheriff's officials say this year they were able to do... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Man demands oxycodone and fleesThe Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a robbery that occurred a
Man demands oxycodone and flees
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 13 hours ago
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a robbery that occurred at the Walmart Pharmacy in Destin around 10:30 a.m. this morning.According to a press release from OCSO, the suspect waited for customers to leave and then approached the... Read more
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WJHG Panama City
Okaloosa Sheriff's officials identify Walmart Pharmacy robbery suspectDESTIN, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Okaloosa County Sheriff's officials have arrested a
Okaloosa Sheriff's officials identify Walmart Pharmacy robbery suspect
WJHG Panama City / Posted 13 hours ago
DESTIN, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Okaloosa County Sheriff's officials have arrested a man they say robbed the Walmart Pharmacy in Destin Sunday morning. Sheriff's officials say the robbery took place around 10:30 a.m. They say the suspect waited for... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Man demands oxycodone and fleesThe Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a robbery that occurred a
Man demands oxycodone and flees
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 15 hours ago
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a robbery that occurred at the Walmart Pharmacy in Destin around 10:30 a.m. this morning.According to a press release from OCSO, the suspect waited for customers to leave and then approached the... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
SCHOOL SCOOPS: Choctaw students do well in ACT-SO competitionACT-SO competition Posted May. 1, 2016 at 7:00 AM Late in April, Choctawhatch
SCHOOL SCOOPS: Choctaw students do well in ACT-SO competition
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 22 hours ago
ACT-SO competition Posted May. 1, 2016 at 7:00 AM Late in April, Choctawhatchee High School students participated in the Okaloosa County NAACP ACT-SO competition, with good results.Jessica Shouse earned a gold medal for painting and a silver... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Man robs Circle K in Mary EstherMARY ESTHER — The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s is Office looking for a man who rob
Man robs Circle K in Mary Esther
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted yesterday
MARY ESTHER — The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s is Office looking for a man who robbed a Circle K store early Saturday.The attendant at the store at 180 Mary Esther Blvd. said a white man wearing a yellow hat, tan shorts and a white shirt came in about... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Beach accesswe pay, we play”)I totally agree with Daily News columnist Del Stone and believ
Beach access
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
we pay, we play”)I totally agree with Daily News columnist Del Stone and believe we need to do something about beach use in Okaloosa County, too. It is no longer enjoyable to walk the beach at Crystal Beach because the residents have put up ropes,... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Human remains found where ex-pastor said he buried woman- Authorities have found human remains where a former Florida pastor said he bu
Human remains found where ex-pastor said he buried woman
Naples Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
- Authorities have found human remains where a former Florida pastor said he buried a woman's body nearly five years ago. Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office Capt. Mike Card told The Northwest Florida Daily News (http://bit.ly/1SUKNhX ) the remains... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Possible electrocution victim remembered as 'maintenance angel'angel,’” Carnley recalled. “He would just look at me and smile and flap his arm
Possible electrocution victim remembered as 'maintenance angel'
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
angel,’” Carnley recalled. “He would just look at me and smile and flap his arms. … He always had a friendly attitude and I just could count on him.”Carnley said the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating. Northwest Florida Da... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Human remains found at burial site (ARREST REPORT, PHOTOS, VIDEOremains to allow for their shipment to Pensacola, where the Medical Examiner’s
Human remains found at burial site (ARREST REPORT, PHOTOS, VIDEO
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
remains to allow for their shipment to Pensacola, where the Medical Examiner’s Office will positively identify them, said Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Mike Card.The identification will conclude a search for the 37-year-old Carlson that... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Human remains found at burial site (ARREST REPORT, PHOTOS, VIDEOMarie Carlson five years ago.Following the initial discovery the excavation of
Human remains found at burial site (ARREST REPORT, PHOTOS, VIDEO
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
Marie Carlson five years ago.Following the initial discovery the excavation of the site slowed to a crawl, according to Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Mike Card, so that nothing of evidentiary value would lost.READ the arrest... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Human remains found where ex-pastor said he buried woman— Authorities have found human remains where a former Florida pastor said he bu
Human remains found where ex-pastor said he buried woman
The Seattle Times / Posted 2 days ago
— Authorities have found human remains where a former Florida pastor said he buried a woman’s body nearly five years ago. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Mike Card told The Northwest Florida Daily News (http://bit.ly/1SUKNhX ) the remains... Read more
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WJHG Panama City
Human remains found at Fort Walton Beach homeFORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Human remains have been found at a home i
Human remains found at Fort Walton Beach home
WJHG Panama City / Posted 2 days ago
FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Human remains have been found at a home in Fort Walton Beach. According to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, they and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement found the remains after they were led to the... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
Eating out in Crestview: Are more restaurants needed?number of chain restaurants 12: number of "fast food" chain restaurants 9: ap
Eating out in Crestview: Are more restaurants needed?
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 2 days ago
number of chain restaurants 12: number of "fast food" chain restaurants 9: approximate eateries in neighboring North Okaloosa County communities 5: roadside food trucks/trailers in Crestview Projects approved in February by the Crestview... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
Airsoft returns to Laurel Hill; field opens April 30PM Posted Apr. 29, 2016 at 12:09 PM LAUREL HILL — Starting Saturday, the spor
Airsoft returns to Laurel Hill; field opens April 30
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 2 days ago
PM Posted Apr. 29, 2016 at 12:09 PM LAUREL HILL — Starting Saturday, the sport of Airsoft again has a venue in North Okaloosa County. Evolution Airsoft opens in a previous operator’s wooded 22-acre site at the end of Robbins Road.Its... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Human remains found at burial site (PHOTOS, VIDEOMarie Carlson five years ago.Following the initial discovery the excavation of
Human remains found at burial site (PHOTOS, VIDEO
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
Marie Carlson five years ago.Following the initial discovery the excavation of the site slowed to a crawl, according to Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Mike Card, so that nothing of evidentiary value would lost.“We’re literally using... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Argument over cheating leads to tire jack attackthan a year. He held her down until she managed to slap him, after which she hi
Argument over cheating leads to tire jack attack
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
than a year. He held her down until she managed to slap him, after which she hit him with the tire jack, according to her Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrest report.Her boyfriend admitted calling her a cheater, at which point she attacked him.... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Lawmen begin search for Marie Jane Carlson's body (VIDEO) The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Okaloosa County Sheriff's Offic
Lawmen begin search for Marie Jane Carlson's body (VIDEO)
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office have begun the search for Marie Jane Carlson's body, allegedly buried in the back yard of a Revere Avenue... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Woman buys multiple iPhones using false identificationLynn Orjuela, who is 41 and lives in Kissimmee, Florida, has been charged with
Woman buys multiple iPhones using false identification
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
Lynn Orjuela, who is 41 and lives in Kissimmee, Florida, has been charged with larceny and fraud, according to her Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrest report.She made the first transaction on Jan. 23 at a store in Destin. Six days... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Former pastor pleads in murder case involving missing woman (VIDEOS)members chose not to speak to the media Thursday.Eddins applauded the work of M
Former pastor pleads in murder case involving missing woman (VIDEOS)
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
members chose not to speak to the media Thursday.Eddins applauded the work of Mason in closing the Flanders’ case and the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office for its investigation of Carlson’s disappearance and presumed murder.He said the Sheriff’s... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
A walk on the wild(life) side: The numbers to know when you encounter wild animalsabout an intruder on her front lawn on Northampton Circle.The intruder was a 3-
A walk on the wild(life) side: The numbers to know when you encounter wild animals
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
about an intruder on her front lawn on Northampton Circle.The intruder was a 3-foot adolescent gator.The woman called the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies were on scene and had the gator “in custody” according to the call history... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
SR 123 widening remains stopped over environmental concerns The widening project on State Road 123 in Okaloosa County will remain at a ne
SR 123 widening remains stopped over environmental concerns
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
The widening project on State Road 123 in Okaloosa County will remain at a near standstill as crews work to prevent silt from entering nearby creeks on the Eglin Air Force Base... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
The line of animal duty: Law enforcement officers save lives, and not all are humanLaw enforcement officers save lives — not all of them are human.In the past wee
The line of animal duty: Law enforcement officers save lives, and not all are human
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
Law enforcement officers save lives — not all of them are human.In the past week, Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office responded to 12 animal incident calls, everything from an injured pelican to an elusive hog. Here’s a highlight of the calls: This... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Dead man found in restaurant may have been electrocuted, lawmen saykitchen of the Breakfast Table restaurant may have died from electrocution.Acco
Dead man found in restaurant may have been electrocuted, lawmen say
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
kitchen of the Breakfast Table restaurant may have died from electrocution.According to the call history record from the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to an emergency medical call at the restaurant around 10:36 a.m.... Read more
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WJHG Panama City
Crestview man arrested for alleged sex crimesto get the teen to engage in sexual acts with him. Monday, FDLE agents say the
Crestview man arrested for alleged sex crimes
WJHG Panama City / Posted 4 days ago
to get the teen to engage in sexual acts with him. Monday, FDLE agents say they arrested Parish and booked him in the Okaloosa County Jail. No bond has been set. He's charged with the online solicitation of a child for sexual conduct and the... Read more
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WJHG Panama City
Okaloosa County man sentenced to prison for child molestationOKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - An Okaloosa County man will spend the rest
Okaloosa County man sentenced to prison for child molestation
WJHG Panama City / Posted 4 days ago
OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - An Okaloosa County man will spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted for lewd and lascivious molestation. The state attorney's office says, Jeremiah Goshay touched a nine-year-old girl... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Control tower at Destin airport taking shapeinterior and then setting up the equipment, and that will take several months,”
Control tower at Destin airport taking shape
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
interior and then setting up the equipment, and that will take several months,” he said.The tower, which was approved by Okaloosa County Commissioners in 2015, is set to cost $4.8 million funded with $1,486,682 from the Florida Department of... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Man accused of soliciting sex from a 14-year-oldresult of Operation Wolf Hunter, a sting conducted the week of Oct. 19, 2015 th
Man accused of soliciting sex from a 14-year-old
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
result of Operation Wolf Hunter, a sting conducted the week of Oct. 19, 2015 that included several agencies, including the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office.Parish thought he was speaking to a 14-year-old girl when he requested “sexual acts” from an... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Man who molested 9-year-old after getting out of jail is sent to prison for lifevictim disclosed to her mother that the defendant had touched her inappropriate
Man who molested 9-year-old after getting out of jail is sent to prison for life
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
victim disclosed to her mother that the defendant had touched her inappropriately while she was visiting with family in Okaloosa County,” the release said. “The defendant, a long-time family friend, had been visiting in the home at the same... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
United Way of Okaloosa and Walton counties selects president-CEOsucceed Ken Hinrichs, how is retiring.Rick Owen, the new executive, is a 27-yea
United Way of Okaloosa and Walton counties selects president-CEO
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 4 days ago
succeed Ken Hinrichs, how is retiring.Rick Owen, the new executive, is a 27-year Air Force veteran who recently served as Okaloosa County's administrative manager and RESTORE Act coordinator.“I believe that our United Way under Rick’s leadership,... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Man found passed out in car with gun in his handthey discovered the 36-year-old man had a handgun in his right hand and that he
Man found passed out in car with gun in his hand
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
they discovered the 36-year-old man had a handgun in his right hand and that he was contemplating suicide, according to his Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrest report.They also learned he had active DUI warrants out of Pennsylvania, as well as... Read more
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WJHG Panama City
Three teens arrested and charged with armed burglaryallegedly planning to stab, punch and/or kill someone to steal jewelry and mone
Three teens arrested and charged with armed burglary
WJHG Panama City / Posted 5 days ago
allegedly planning to stab, punch and/or kill someone to steal jewelry and money have been arrested for armed burglary. Okaloosa County Sheriff's Deputies say they arrested 15-year-old Daniel Jackson, 16-year-old Jacob Parker and 19-year-old... Read more
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Daily Mail
Man, 28, having sex in community pool started fighting with onlookersasked Misiak to stop, he got out of the pool, chased a number of kids around an
Man, 28, having sex in community pool started fighting with onlookers
Daily Mail / Posted 5 days ago
asked Misiak to stop, he got out of the pool, chased a number of kids around and tried to hit them, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. He also yelled at a man and got into a fight with a 15-year-old girl, who told him to stop... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Florida man has sex in pool, chases and tries to hit...Daily News reports. Misiak exited the pool and began chasing children around an
Florida man has sex in pool, chases and tries to hit...
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 5 days ago
Daily News reports. Misiak exited the pool and began chasing children around and attempted to hit them, deputies said. Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office After being yelled at by an adult male, he began to walk away, but was confronted by a... Read more
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New York Magazine
Criminal Case Against Bill Cosby Goes Ahead, While Cruz and Kasich Have Lost the Plotthan this, even in Florida. A Florida man is in jail after reacting badly when
Criminal Case Against Bill Cosby Goes Ahead, While Cruz and Kasich Have Lost the Plot
New York Magazine / Posted 6 days ago
than this, even in Florida. A Florida man is in jail after reacting badly when people told him to stop having sex in a Okaloosa County public pool because, among other reasons, children were present. The man chased said children around the pool... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Collier County has $430,000 past due to marketing agencyfrom the firm's attorneys. The clerk's office, she said, is scrutinizing invoic
Collier County has $430,000 past due to marketing agency
Naples Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
from the firm's attorneys. The clerk's office, she said, is scrutinizing invoices more closely following a scandal in Okaloosa County, where the tourism director spent more than $1.4 million in public money on a personal home, yacht and other... Read more
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WJHG Panama City
Suspect drives off with van containing $15,000 of liquorOKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Okaloosa County Sheriff's Deputies are sea
Suspect drives off with van containing $15,000 of liquor
WJHG Panama City / Posted 6 days ago
OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Okaloosa County Sheriff's Deputies are searching for the suspect who drove off with a delivery van containing cigars, cigarettes, and $15,000 of liquor on Okaloosa Island this weekend. Sheriff's officials say a... Read more
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Springfield News-Sun
Threatening email sent to schools was likely work of hacker,...A threatening email sent to several school district employees and media outlets
Threatening email sent to schools was likely work of hacker,...
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 8 days ago
A threatening email sent to several school district employees and media outlets in Okaloosa County, Florida, appears to have been the work of a hacker attempting to "swat" a northwest Florida man, sheriff's deputies said Friday. Investigators... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
Threatening email sent to schools was likely work of hacker, deputies sayA threatening email sent to several school district employees and media outlets
Threatening email sent to schools was likely work of hacker, deputies say
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 8 days ago
A threatening email sent to several school district employees and media outlets in Okaloosa County, Florida, appears to have been the work of a hacker attempting to "swat" a northwest Florida man, sheriff's deputies said Friday. Investigators... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
Threatening email sent to schools was likely work of hacker,...A threatening email sent to several school district employees and media outlets
Threatening email sent to schools was likely work of hacker,...
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 8 days ago
A threatening email sent to several school district employees and media outlets in Okaloosa County, Florida, appears to have been the work of a hacker attempting to "swat" a northwest Florida man, sheriff's deputies said Friday. Investigators... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Threatening email sent to schools was likely work of hacker, deputies sayA threatening email sent to several school district employees and media outlets
Threatening email sent to schools was likely work of hacker, deputies say
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 8 days ago
A threatening email sent to several school district employees and media outlets in Okaloosa County, Florida, appears to have been the work of a hacker attempting to "swat" a northwest Florida man, sheriff's deputies said Friday. Investigators... Read more
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ajc.com
Threatening email sent to schools was likely work of hacker,...A threatening email sent to several school district employees and media outlets
Threatening email sent to schools was likely work of hacker,...
ajc.com / Posted 8 days ago
A threatening email sent to several school district employees and media outlets in Okaloosa County, Florida, appears to have been the work of a hacker attempting to "swat" a northwest Florida man, sheriff's deputies said Friday. Investigators... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Threatening email sent to schools was likely work of hacker,...A threatening email sent to several school district employees and media outlets
Threatening email sent to schools was likely work of hacker,...
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 8 days ago
A threatening email sent to several school district employees and media outlets in Okaloosa County, Florida, appears to have been the work of a hacker attempting to "swat" a northwest Florida man, sheriff's deputies said Friday. Investigators... Read more
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Dayton Daily News
Threatening email sent to schools was likely work of hacker,...A threatening email sent to several school district employees and media outlets
Threatening email sent to schools was likely work of hacker,...
Dayton Daily News / Posted 8 days ago
A threatening email sent to several school district employees and media outlets in Okaloosa County, Florida, appears to have been the work of a hacker attempting to "swat" a northwest Florida man, sheriff's deputies said Friday. Investigators... Read more
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WJHG Panama City
Okaloosa County Sheriff's Department investigates threatening emailOKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - An email threatening school violence in Oka
Okaloosa County Sheriff's Department investigates threatening email
WJHG Panama City / Posted 9 days ago
OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - An email threatening school violence in Okaloosa County was sent from a Northwest Florida man’s email account after someone hacked into his computer network using a server located in a foreign country. During a... Read more
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WJHG Panama City
Okaloosa County Child abuse defendant sentenced to prisonOKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - An Okaloosa County man has been sentenced t
Okaloosa County Child abuse defendant sentenced to prison
WJHG Panama City / Posted 9 days ago
OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - An Okaloosa County man has been sentenced to prison on child abuse charges. According to the state attorney, David Fowler was sentenced Thursday to 20 years behind bars for the crime of Aggravated Child... Read more
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WJHG Panama City
Former deputy arrested for indecent exposureOKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A former Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputy i
Former deputy arrested for indecent exposure
WJHG Panama City / Posted 9 days ago
OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A former Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputy is facing charges for allegedly exposing himself at a children's park. Franklin Hawley was arrested Wednesday at Dugan Park in Crestview after an undercover deputy says he... Read more
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WJHG Panama City
Thousands of child porn files allegedly found on Ft. Walton Beach man's computer- An investigation into a Ft. Walton Beach man has allegedly led to the discove
Thousands of child porn files allegedly found on Ft. Walton Beach man's computer
WJHG Panama City / Posted 10 days ago
- An investigation into a Ft. Walton Beach man has allegedly led to the discovery of thousands of child pornography files. Okaloosa County Sheriff's Deputies say 25-year-old Thomas Hawkins was arrested back in February after they learned he... Read more
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WJHG Panama City
Man robs taxi driver at gunpointtaxi cab driver who thought she was picking up a fare was met by a man who poin
Man robs taxi driver at gunpoint
WJHG Panama City / Posted 11 days ago
taxi cab driver who thought she was picking up a fare was met by a man who pointed a gun in her face, demanding money. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office says the alleged incident happened on Spencer Drive in Ft. Walton Beach. Officials tell us... Read more
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