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Northwest Florida Daily News
OCSO: Victims held at gunpoint in armed home invasionthe victims they would shoot them if they didn't do as told. With one suspect
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted yesterday
the victims they would shoot them if they didn't do as told. With one suspect in custody, details have emerged from the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office concerning a harrowing late-night home invasion in Mary Esther. Already in custody for the... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Man changes ex-girlfriend's locks, charged with stalkingafter authorities say he changed the locks to his ex-girlfriend's home and hid
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted yesterday
after authorities say he changed the locks to his ex-girlfriend's home and hid in her car. According to a release from the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, the Crestview victim said on Sunday, August 20 she heard someone at her door, then spotted... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Car burglers caught on cameraup around midnight, heard talking and then saw two people run back up the stree
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted yesterday
up around midnight, heard talking and then saw two people run back up the street, according to a press release from the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. When the homeowner checked his external cameras, he saw a white man with light skinny... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
OCSO seeking informationwith what appeared to be duct tape covering her mouth in an older model gray mi
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
with what appeared to be duct tape covering her mouth in an older model gray minivan in the area of Thornhill Road. Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is seeking information of a possible crime. OCSO received a call from an individual on... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Arrest made in Mary Esther home invasion robberyBeach, while two other suspects remain at-large. By Bob Heist | 315-4404 | @bo
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
Beach, while two other suspects remain at-large. By Bob Heist | 315-4404 | @bobheistNWFDN | bheist@nwfdailynews.com Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office has confirmed one arrest in the armed home invasion robbery that was committed late Friday... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
OCSO investigating home invasion robberyin Mary Esther. A reported home invasion robbery late Friday night in Mary Est
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
in Mary Esther. A reported home invasion robbery late Friday night in Mary Esther is currently under investigation by the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. According to an OCSO news release, the incident occurred around midnight when three men... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
OCSO issues scam alert for grandparentsOkaloosa County Sheriff's Office has received numerous reports of con artists t
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 3 days ago
Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office has received numerous reports of con artists targeting area seniors. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is reporting a phone scam that's targeting grandparents. According to an OCSO post on its Facebook page,... Read more
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Santa Rosa Press Gazette
OCSO issues scam alert for grandparentsOkaloosa County Sheriff's Office has received numerous reports of con artists t
Santa Rosa Press Gazette / Posted 4 days ago
Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office has received numerous reports of con artists targeting area seniors. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is reporting a phone scam that's targeting grandparents. According to an OCSO post on its Facebook page,... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
OCSO issues scam alert for grandparentsOkaloosa County Sheriff's Office has received numerous reports of con artists t
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office has received numerous reports of con artists targeting area seniors. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is reporting a phone scam that's targeting grandparents. According to an OCSO post on its Facebook page,... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Should Northwest Florida go topless? (PHOTO GALLERY)the rules about nudity on the Emerald Coast: OKALOOSA In Okaloosa County, the
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
the rules about nudity on the Emerald Coast: OKALOOSA In Okaloosa County, there is no ordinance against public nudity. Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office public information officer Michele Nicholson said in 2014 there aren't a lot of complaints... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
OCSO: Potentially deadly fentanyl being sold on streetOkaloosa County Sheriff's Office is advising residents that the pressed pills h
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is advising residents that the pressed pills have a "chalky" texture and do not look like normal prescription pills. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has issued a public alert in reference to what could be... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
North Okaloosa's July 25 through Aug. 13 arrestsCRESTVIEW — The Crestview Police Department and Okaloosa County Sheriff's Offic
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 8 days ago
CRESTVIEW — The Crestview Police Department and Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office provided these arrest reports. Defendants are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. •Branden Gywayne Givens, 33, of Panama City: trafficking 4 to 14 grams... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Man threatens to 'blow his brains out,' holes up in local hotelhimself in his room for more than two hours. George Frederick Thompson, a 69-y
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 8 days ago
himself in his room for more than two hours. George Frederick Thompson, a 69-year-old Fort Walton Beach man, told the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office dispatcher that he was going to "blow his brains out," according to his arrest report. He... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Traffic stop leads to felony arrest of two local teensa traffic stop led to the discovery of drugs, cash and a weapon early Sunday mo
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 9 days ago
a traffic stop led to the discovery of drugs, cash and a weapon early Sunday morning, according to a press release from Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. A deputy pulled over the car with five teens inside around 1:40 a.m. Sunday on Lewis... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Traffic stop leads to arrest of two teensa traffic stop led to the discovery of drugs, cash and a weapon early Sunday mo
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 9 days ago
a traffic stop led to the discovery of drugs, cash and a weapon early Sunday morning, according to a press release from Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. A deputy pulled over the car with five teens inside around 1:40 a.m. Sunday on Lewis... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Reports: Missing Destin teen located and home with motherbeing shared that Erin has been located and is now home with her mother. Thanks
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 12 days ago
being shared that Erin has been located and is now home with her mother. Thanks for your concern and updating this story. Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office has issued public notice for information to find a local missing teenager. According to a... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Do you know who killed Shelly Meadors?the death of the 15-year-old from Louisville, Kentucky. Bob Heist | 315-4404 |
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 12 days ago
the death of the 15-year-old from Louisville, Kentucky. Bob Heist | 315-4404 | @bobheistNWFDN | bheist@nwfdailynews.com Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office continues to look for information on the death of Shelly Meadors, a vacationing teenager... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Motorist Alert: Residential road closures planned near Mid-Bay Bridgearriving. The county's plan was to notify homeowners on Monday, but a letter d
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 12 days ago
arriving. The county's plan was to notify homeowners on Monday, but a letter detailing the experiment was sent to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday. The Daily News obtained a copy of the letter. The proposal was the result of... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
OCSO requests help in locating missing Destin teenErin Taylor Bankston was last seen Aug. 5. Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office ha
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 12 days ago
Erin Taylor Bankston was last seen Aug. 5. Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office has issued public notice for information to find a local missing teenager. According to a post on its Facebook page, OCSO is asking for the public's help to locate... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Residential road closures planned near Mid-Bay Bridgearriving. The county's plan was to notify homeowners on Monday, but a letter d
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 12 days ago
arriving. The county's plan was to notify homeowners on Monday, but a letter detailing the experiment was sent to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday. The Daily News obtained a copy of the letter. The proposal was the result of... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Baker man charged with producing, possessing child pornafter authorities discovered he was using his government computer to search for
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 13 days ago
after authorities discovered he was using his government computer to search for "exploitative" images, according to his Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office arrest report. Search terms included "prepubescent," which he searched for 930 times,... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Teen faces charges after chase in stolen carAcres Road about 2:35 a.m. Aug. 8 sitting the driver's seat of a 2016 Nissan Al
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 13 days ago
Acres Road about 2:35 a.m. Aug. 8 sitting the driver's seat of a 2016 Nissan Altima, according to an arrest report from the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. After a sheriff's deputy did a records check and discovered the car was stolen, he tried... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Woman shares revenge porn ordealwebcam name and real name telling people where she worked and asking them to co
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 13 days ago
webcam name and real name telling people where she worked and asking them to come by and say "hi." That's when she called Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. "I was just thinking, 'Where does it stop?'" she said. "I live alone. Stuff like that can... Read more
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Santa Rosa Press Gazette
Eglin closes roads for mission testing (CLOSURE LISTING)FORCE BASE, Fla. — State Roads 123, 85 and 285 are currently closed for an unde
Santa Rosa Press Gazette / Posted 13 days ago
FORCE BASE, Fla. — State Roads 123, 85 and 285 are currently closed for an undetermined amount of time, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office as Eglin units complete their missions. Below is a listing of all road closures in and... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Eglin closes roads for mission testing (CLOSURE LISTING)FORCE BASE, Fla. — State Roads 123, 85 and 285 are currently closed for an unde
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 13 days ago
FORCE BASE, Fla. — State Roads 123, 85 and 285 are currently closed for an undetermined amount of time, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office as Eglin units complete their missions. Below is a listing of all road closures in and... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
Eglin closes roads for mission testing (CLOSURE LISTING)FORCE BASE, Fla. — State Roads 123, 85 and 285 are currently closed for an unde
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 13 days ago
FORCE BASE, Fla. — State Roads 123, 85 and 285 are currently closed for an undetermined amount of time, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office as Eglin units complete their missions. Below is a listing of all road closures in and... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arkansan who drowned at Florida beach identifiedArea in Destin, Fla., about 12:30 p.m. when she realized she could no longer to
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 14 days ago
Area in Destin, Fla., about 12:30 p.m. when she realized she could no longer touch the bottom and panicked, the Okaloosa County sheriff's office said. Bystanders pulled the 70-year-old from the water and performed CPR until emergency... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Authorities identify Arkansas woman who drowned at Florida beachArea in Destin, Fla., about 12:30 p.m. when she realized she could no longer to
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 14 days ago
Area in Destin, Fla., about 12:30 p.m. when she realized she could no longer touch the bottom and panicked, the Okaloosa County sheriff's office said. Bystanders reportedly pulled the 70-year-old from the water and performed CPR until... Read more
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FOX 16 Little Rock
Florida Drowning Victim is Rogers WomanDESTIN, Fla. - A Northwest Arkansas woman has drowned in Florida. The Okaloosa
FOX 16 Little Rock / Posted 14 days ago
DESTIN, Fla. - A Northwest Arkansas woman has drowned in Florida. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) has identified the victim as Nori Bracho, 70, of Rogers. Bracho was swimming with family members in the Gulf of Mexico around 12:30 Monday... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Destin drowning victim identifieddrowned while swimming in the Gulf of Mexico at Henderson Beach State Park on M
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 14 days ago
drowned while swimming in the Gulf of Mexico at Henderson Beach State Park on Monday has been identified. According to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, tourist Nori Brancho from Rogers, Arkansas, got into difficulty while swimming with family... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Arkansas tourist drowns off Florida beachDESTIN, Fla. (AP) - A tourist from Arkansas has drowned off a Florida beach. T
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 15 days ago
DESTIN, Fla. (AP) - A tourist from Arkansas has drowned off a Florida beach. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office says that the 70-year-old woman started to panic Monday when she couldn't touch the bottom while swimming at Henderson Beach State... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Arkansas tourist drowns off Florida beachDESTIN, Fla. (AP) - A tourist from Arkansas has drowned off a Florida beach. T
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 15 days ago
DESTIN, Fla. (AP) - A tourist from Arkansas has drowned off a Florida beach. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office says that the 70-year-old woman started to panic Monday when she couldn't touch the bottom while swimming at Henderson Beach State... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arkansan drowns at Florida beachDESTIN, Fla. -- A tourist from Arkansas drowned Monday off a Florida beach. Th
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 15 days ago
DESTIN, Fla. -- A tourist from Arkansas drowned Monday off a Florida beach. The Okaloosa County sheriff's office said a 70-year-old woman started to panic Monday when she couldn't touch the bottom while swimming at Henderson Beach State Recreation... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Arkansas tourist drowns off Florida beachDESTIN, Fla. (AP) � A tourist from Arkansas has drowned off a Florida beach. T
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 15 days ago
DESTIN, Fla. (AP) � A tourist from Arkansas has drowned off a Florida beach. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office says that the 70-year-old woman started to panic Monday when she couldn't touch the bottom while swimming at Henderson Beach State... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Deputies cleared in Destin shooting (911 recording)DESTIN — Two Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputies investigated for their r
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 15 days ago
DESTIN — Two Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputies investigated for their role in the shooting of a suicidal man have been cleared. Jeffery Cantwell and Robert Rodriguez acted properly in the Feb. 16 shooting of Randy Patton and the accidental... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
70-year-old woman drowns in Destin— A woman drowned while swimming with family members at Henderson Beach State P
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 15 days ago
— A woman drowned while swimming with family members at Henderson Beach State Park on Monday. According to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, a 70-year-old Arkansas tourist got into difficulty while swimming with family members in... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Report: Deputies cleared of wrongdoing in Destin shootingDESTIN — Two Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputies investigated for their r
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 15 days ago
DESTIN — Two Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputies investigated for their role in the shooting of a suicidal man have been cleared. Jeffery Cantwell and Robert Rodriguez acted properly in the Feb. 16 shooting of Randy Patton and the accidental... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Authorities hold out hope for some of area's most perplexing cold casesinvestigators continue to pursue leads on an array of cold cases. Deputy Dougla
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 16 days ago
investigators continue to pursue leads on an array of cold cases. Deputy Douglas Schwall, an investigator with the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, said while the passing of time may fade evidence and memories, it also has some... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
Right place, right timethe stress really comes it's easier to cope with it," he said. "It's like muscl
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 16 days ago
the stress really comes it's easier to cope with it," he said. "It's like muscle memory." According to reports from the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, witnesses said they heard the plane sputtering prior to the crash. The plane was in... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Right place, right timethe stress really comes it's easier to cope with it," he said. "It's like muscl
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 16 days ago
the stress really comes it's easier to cope with it," he said. "It's like muscle memory." According to reports from the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, witnesses said they heart the plane sputtering prior to the crash. The plane was in... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
OCSO confirms investigation into alleged teacher abuseSands School this year and that she taught there last year as well. Perillo fi
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 18 days ago
Sands School this year and that she taught there last year as well. Perillo filed a criminal complaint in March with the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office (OCSO). He did so after learning of the school district's investigation and its... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Shooting in Fort Walton Beach sends one to hospitaland neighbors reported hearing "four or five" shots. The Fort Walton Beach Pol
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 19 days ago
and neighbors reported hearing "four or five" shots. The Fort Walton Beach Police Department Investigations Unit and Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office were called in to assist. We will update this story with more information as it becomes... Read more
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Daily Mail
Beach attendant disarms gun-toting tourist with a giant UMBRELLAfive... Share this article Woodin, who works for Coastal Beach Services, and
Daily Mail / Posted 19 days ago
five... Share this article Woodin, who works for Coastal Beach Services, and another man held him until deputies from the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office arrived. Woodin noticed the argument on Okaloosa Island, Florida, late on Monday... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Florida man with meth in pocket threatens random workers with weed eaterin the Panhandle, authorities said. Austin Hopper, 32, "was cussing and trying
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 20 days ago
in the Panhandle, authorities said. Austin Hopper, 32, "was cussing and trying to fight everybody for no reason," the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office said. Hopper had been cutting grass along a divided road, U.S. Highway 98, on the peninsula... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
'I was in the moment and lost control' College student charged with sexual batterygirl to have sex with him. The incident happened while the two were showering
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 20 days ago
girl to have sex with him. The incident happened while the two were showering together, according to Denton Roy Boroughs' Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office arrest report. The victim had told Boroughs, who lives in Miramar Beach, that she didn't... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
TRAFFIC ALERT: Street closureHolmes Boulevard from Memorial to Wright is closed for street work. The Okaloo
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 21 days ago
Holmes Boulevard from Memorial to Wright is closed for street work. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is advising motorists that Holmes Boulevard from Memorial to Wright is closed for street work. The duration is unknown as of 7:55 a.m.... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Man disarmed during beach floatie spathas not been identified by officials, was arguing with a group of beachgoers ov
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 21 days ago
has not been identified by officials, was arguing with a group of beachgoers over an inflatable octopus, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. WARNING: Video contains rough language. .embed-container { position: relative;... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Witnesses: Man had gun in spat over beach floatiearmed man was taken to the hospital for injuries from the umbrella. The victim
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 21 days ago
armed man was taken to the hospital for injuries from the umbrella. The victim declined to press charges, according to Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Nicole Wagner. She said the gun actually belonged to the man's wife and they... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Child reports sexual assault at babysitter'shome. Daniel Stephen Stark was at his mother's apartment when the child was dr
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 22 days ago
home. Daniel Stephen Stark was at his mother's apartment when the child was dropped off in August of 2016. He told Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputies that he'd accidentally touched the child's torso when playing with her, but said he... Read more
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Santa Rosa Press Gazette
Unusual incident closes I-10 after dump truck bed strikes bridgePictures from Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office on early morning incident Friday
Santa Rosa Press Gazette / Posted 25 days ago
Pictures from Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office on early morning incident Friday that closed eastbound I-10 at the Holt exit. An unusual incident closed the eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 at Exit 45 (Holt) early in the morning Friday. Florida... Read more
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