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Northwest Florida Daily News
Niceville runner selected as Wendy's Heisman state winnerAnnie Blanks @DestinLogAnnie NICEVILLE — Hannah Schneidewind had to make a dea
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 22 hours ago
Annie Blanks @DestinLogAnnie NICEVILLE — Hannah Schneidewind had to make a deal with her coach at the Okaloosa County Cross Country Championship meet on Thursday that she would put down her phone. Schneidewind, a 17-year-old senior at Niceville... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Woman causes $3,500 in damage to carwoman is behind bars after authorities say she caused several thousand dollars
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted yesterday
woman is behind bars after authorities say she caused several thousand dollars in damage to a man's car. According to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responding to a call of a car burglary in progress on Oct. 18 found the suspect,... Read more
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The St. Augustine Record
St. Johns County recorded lowest unemployment rate in state for Septemberjobs over the month. The state gained 62,400 jobs over the year. Individual co
The St. Augustine Record / Posted yesterday
jobs over the month. The state gained 62,400 jobs over the year. Individual county rates are not seasonally adjusted. Okaloosa County tied St. Johns with the lowest rate in Florida, followed by Franklin, Wakulla and Walton counties (2.9... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Readers' guide to coverage of OCSD child abuse caseTo help readers, provided are links that serve as a guide to Daily News coverag
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted yesterday
To help readers, provided are links that serve as a guide to Daily News coverage since we first learned that the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office was actively investigating in August alleged abuse of special needs students at Kenwood Elementary... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Superintendent continues to press district to pay for 'outside counsel'to move forward. There are times when this position needs some outside counsel.
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted yesterday
to move forward. There are times when this position needs some outside counsel.” Annie Blanks @DestinLogAnnie NICEVILLE — Okaloosa County School District Superintendent Mary Beth Jackson reiterated at Thursday's School Board workshop a desire for... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
5-year-old girl let off at wrong bus stop, found wandering streetof the district buses to ensure children are looked after and get off at the ri
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted yesterday
of the district buses to ensure children are looked after and get off at the right stop. Henry Kelley, spokesman for the Okaloosa County School District, said staff was reviewing the incident. “Several years ago, we had security cameras placed... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
Readers' guide to coverage of OCSD child abuse caseTo help readers, provided are links that serve as a guide to Daily News coverag
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted yesterday
To help readers, provided are links that serve as a guide to Daily News coverage since we first learned that the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office was actively investigating in August alleged abuse of special needs students at Kenwood Elementary... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
Superintendent continues to press district to pay for 'outside counsel'to move forward. There are times when this position needs some outside counsel.
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted yesterday
to move forward. There are times when this position needs some outside counsel.” Annie Blanks @DestinLogAnnie NICEVILLE — Okaloosa County School District Superintendent Mary Beth Jackson reiterated at Thursday's School Board workshop a desire for... Read more
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology
FL: Commission Approves Incentives for AirlineOct. 19--SHALIMAR -- In a 4-1 vote, the Okaloosa County Commission on Tuesday a
Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Posted yesterday
Oct. 19--SHALIMAR -- In a 4-1 vote, the Okaloosa County Commission on Tuesday approved giving $1 million worth of incentive money to an airline at Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport. The funding, which will be bed-tax revenue, will help the airline... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
Okaloosa recognized for HIV prevention effortsachievements demonstrating innovative ways to improve public health and safety.
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted yesterday
achievements demonstrating innovative ways to improve public health and safety. Among Model Practice Awards Winners is Okaloosa County Health Department for its program of "Integrating Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Services into a Clinical... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Jackson continues to press for attorneyto move forward. There are times when this position needs some outside counsel.
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted yesterday
to move forward. There are times when this position needs some outside counsel.” Annie Blanks @DestinLogAnnie NICEVILLE — Okaloosa County School District Superintendent Mary Beth Jackson reiterated at Thursday's School Board workshop a desire for... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
5-year-old girl let off at wrong bus stop, found wandering streetof the district busses to ensure children are looked after and get off at the r
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted yesterday
of the district busses to ensure children are looked after and get off at the right stop. Henry Kelley, spokesman for the Okaloosa County School District, said staff was reviewing the incident. “Several years ago, we had security cameras placed... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
Child, woman injured in horrific domestic violence attackDarrin Mitchell was already on probation for felony aggravated battery on a pre
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted yesterday
Darrin Mitchell was already on probation for felony aggravated battery on a pregnant victim, according to his Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrest report. The victims, a woman in her 30s and a preschool-age child, told deputies he... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Child, woman injured in horrific domestic violence attackDarrin Mitchell was already on probation for felony aggravated battery on a pre
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
Darrin Mitchell was already on probation for felony aggravated battery on a pregnant victim, according to his Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrest report. The victims, a woman in her 30s and a preschool-age child, told deputies he... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
SIX MONTHS MISSING: No new leads in Stallworth caseno new leads, tips or information to pursue. We have been working with the Flor
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
no new leads, tips or information to pursue. We have been working with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office on the case. We have also been working with out-of-state agencies because, for example, she... Read more
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Rutland Herald
Snapshots: Families of the fallen, and their presidents“My husband was awesome. My world sucks without him.” “Any chance I get to spe
Rutland Herald / Posted 2 days ago
“My husband was awesome. My world sucks without him.” “Any chance I get to speak about that man, I take it.” She lives in Okaloosa County, Florida. Relatives of Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, a Springfield, Massachusetts, native who was killed in an... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Commission approves incentives for airlineSHALIMAR — In a 4-1 vote, the Okaloosa County Commission on Tuesday approved gi
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
SHALIMAR — In a 4-1 vote, the Okaloosa County Commission on Tuesday approved giving $1 million worth of incentive money to an airline at Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport. The funding, which will be bed-tax revenue, will help the airline expand its... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
U.S. 98, State Road 30 meetings scheduledCenter at 8700 Navarre Parkway. The project would extend Portside Drive in San
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
Center at 8700 Navarre Parkway. The project would extend Portside Drive in Santa Rosa County to Mary Esther Boulevard in Okaloosa County (about 24.5 miles). The study will investigate widening the existing facility throughout the project limits,... Read more
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CBS News
"I could feel his warmth": Gold Star families open up on presidents"My husband was awesome. My world sucks without him." "Any chance I get to spe
CBS News / Posted 2 days ago
"My husband was awesome. My world sucks without him." "Any chance I get to speak about that man, I take it." She lives in Okaloosa County, Florida. - Matthew Barakat, Northern VirginiaStill waiting Relatives of Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, a... Read more
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Santa Rosa Press Gazette
U.S. 98, State Road 30 meetings scheduledCenter at 8700 Navarre Parkway. The project would extend Portside Drive in San
Santa Rosa Press Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
Center at 8700 Navarre Parkway. The project would extend Portside Drive in Santa Rosa County to Mary Esther Boulevard in Okaloosa County (about 24.5 miles). The study will investigate widening the existing facility throughout the project limits,... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Families of the fallen, and their presidents"My husband was awesome. My world sucks without him." "Any chance I get to spe
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 3 days ago
"My husband was awesome. My world sucks without him." "Any chance I get to speak about that man, I take it." She lives in Okaloosa County, Florida. — Matthew Barakat, Northern Virginia STILL WAITING Relatives of Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, a... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
Families of the fallen, and their presidents"My husband was awesome. My world sucks without him." "Any chance I get to spe
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 3 days ago
"My husband was awesome. My world sucks without him." "Any chance I get to speak about that man, I take it." She lives in Okaloosa County, Florida. - Matthew Barakat, Northern Virginia STILL WAITING Relatives of Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, a... Read more
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The Register Citizen
Families of the fallen, and their presidents"My husband was awesome. My world sucks without him." "Any chance I get to spe
The Register Citizen / Posted 3 days ago
"My husband was awesome. My world sucks without him." "Any chance I get to speak about that man, I take it." She lives in Okaloosa County, Florida. — Matthew Barakat, Northern Virginia STILL WAITING Relatives of Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, a... Read more
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WSB-TV 2 Atlanta
Families of the fallen, and their presidents"My husband was awesome. My world sucks without him." "Any chance I get to spe
WSB-TV 2 Atlanta / Posted 3 days ago
"My husband was awesome. My world sucks without him." "Any chance I get to speak about that man, I take it." She lives in Okaloosa County, Florida. - Matthew Barakat, Northern Virginia STILL WAITING Relatives of Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, a... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Families of the fallen, and their presidents"My husband was awesome. My world sucks without him." "Any chance I get to spe
Houston Chronicle / Posted 3 days ago
"My husband was awesome. My world sucks without him." "Any chance I get to speak about that man, I take it." She lives in Okaloosa County, Florida. — Matthew Barakat, Northern Virginia STILL WAITING Relatives of Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, a... Read more
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The Middletown Press
Families of the fallen, and their presidents"My husband was awesome. My world sucks without him." "Any chance I get to spe
The Middletown Press / Posted 3 days ago
"My husband was awesome. My world sucks without him." "Any chance I get to speak about that man, I take it." She lives in Okaloosa County, Florida. — Matthew Barakat, Northern Virginia STILL WAITING Relatives of Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, a... Read more
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FOX News
Families of the fallen, and their presidents"My husband was awesome. My world sucks without him." "Any chance I get to spe
FOX News / Posted 3 days ago
"My husband was awesome. My world sucks without him." "Any chance I get to speak about that man, I take it." She lives in Okaloosa County, Florida. — Matthew Barakat, Northern Virginia STILL WAITING Relatives of Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, a... Read more
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FOX News
Families of the fallen, and their presidents"My husband was awesome. My world sucks without him." "Any chance I get to spe
FOX News / Posted 3 days ago
"My husband was awesome. My world sucks without him." "Any chance I get to speak about that man, I take it." She lives in Okaloosa County, Florida. — Matthew Barakat, Northern Virginia STILL WAITING Relatives of Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, a... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Officials prep for control tower launchShalimar resident, guiding the first plane off the runway. "This has been over
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
Shalimar resident, guiding the first plane off the runway. "This has been over a decade in the making," said Tracy Stage, Okaloosa County airports director. “From a safety standpoint, this is huge." With construction on the tower complete, Stage... Read more
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The Register Citizen
Families of the fallen, and their presidents"My husband was awesome. My world sucks without him." "Any chance I get to spe
The Register Citizen / Posted 3 days ago
"My husband was awesome. My world sucks without him." "Any chance I get to speak about that man, I take it." She lives in Okaloosa County, Florida. — Matthew Barakat, Northern Virginia STILL WAITING Relatives of Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, a... Read more
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CBS News
"I could feel his warmth": Gold Star families open up on presidents"My husband was awesome. My world sucks without him." "Any chance I get to spe
CBS News / Posted 3 days ago
"My husband was awesome. My world sucks without him." "Any chance I get to speak about that man, I take it." She lives in Okaloosa County, Florida. - Matthew Barakat, Northern VirginiaStill waiting Relatives of Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, a... Read more
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Boston Herald
Families of the fallen, and their presidents"My husband was awesome. My world sucks without him." "Any chance I get to spe
Boston Herald / Posted 3 days ago
"My husband was awesome. My world sucks without him." "Any chance I get to speak about that man, I take it." She lives in Okaloosa County, Florida. — Matthew Barakat, Northern Virginia STILL WAITING Relatives of Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, a... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Former Okaloosa County employee charged with swindling$223,000 from Water and Sewer Department FORT WALTON BEACH — Five months after
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
$223,000 from Water and Sewer Department FORT WALTON BEACH — Five months after being terminated from her position at the Okaloosa County’s Water and Sewer Department, Kathy Nelson has been charged with grand theft. Nelson, who is 57, was also... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
Former Okaloosa County employee charged with swindling$223,000 from Water and Sewer Department FORT WALTON BEACH — Five months after
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 3 days ago
$223,000 from Water and Sewer Department FORT WALTON BEACH — Five months after being terminated from her position at the Okaloosa County’s Water and Sewer Department, Kathy Nelson has been charged with grand theft. Nelson, who is 57, was also... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Woman: He's definitely not hiding in my closet (he isFORT WALTON BEACH – A 24-year-old woman was charged with resisting an officer a
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
FORT WALTON BEACH – A 24-year-old woman was charged with resisting an officer after repeatedly lying to members of the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit about a suspect’s whereabouts. The suspect had five active warrants, including... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Argument over drinking leads to punch in faceangry after his fiancé accused him of drinking too much, escalated the argument
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
angry after his fiancé accused him of drinking too much, escalated the argument into a physical battle. According to his Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, the 47-year-old man followed the woman when she walked away and pinned her in... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Shoplifter fills (really big) purse with shoesat a local store was charged with theft. The Virginia woman left the store wit
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
at a local store was charged with theft. The Virginia woman left the store without paying for the items, which totaled more than $120, according to her Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrest report. The report did not say how large her purse... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Department of Health and IrmaAs a registered nurse, I am a member of the Okaloosa County Medical Reserve Cor
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
As a registered nurse, I am a member of the Okaloosa County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) with our local Department of Health (DOH). It is not necessary for one to be a medical professional to join the MRC. There are roles and ways everyone can help. I... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Families of the fallen, and their presidents"My husband was awesome. My world sucks without him." "Any chance I get to spe
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 3 days ago
"My husband was awesome. My world sucks without him." "Any chance I get to speak about that man, I take it." She lives in Okaloosa County, Florida. — Matthew Barakat, Northern Virginia STILL WAITING Relatives of Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, a... Read more
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ABC News
Families of the fallen, and their presidents"My husband was awesome. My world sucks without him." "Any chance I get to spe
ABC News / Posted 3 days ago
"My husband was awesome. My world sucks without him." "Any chance I get to speak about that man, I take it." She lives in Okaloosa County, Florida. — Matthew Barakat, Northern Virginia Relatives of Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, a Springfield,... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Destin Council keeps options open on electric utility issuesCouncilman Jim Foreman cast the lone dissenting vote. • In a 5-2 vote, adopted
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
Councilman Jim Foreman cast the lone dissenting vote. • In a 5-2 vote, adopted a revised ordinance that calls for an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputy to use the “plainly audible” standard while investigating noise disturbances at all... Read more
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Daily Herald
Families of the fallen, and their presidents"My husband was awesome. My world sucks without him." "Any chance I get to spe
Daily Herald / Posted 3 days ago
"My husband was awesome. My world sucks without him." "Any chance I get to speak about that man, I take it." She lives in Okaloosa County, Florida. - Matthew Barakat, Northern Virginia Relatives of Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, a Springfield,... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Families of the fallen, and their presidents"My husband was awesome. My world sucks without him." "Any chance I get to spe
Houston Chronicle / Posted 3 days ago
"My husband was awesome. My world sucks without him." "Any chance I get to speak about that man, I take it." She lives in Okaloosa County, Florida. — Matthew Barakat, Northern Virginia STILL WAITING Relatives of Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, a... Read more
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The Middletown Press
Families of the fallen, and their presidents"My husband was awesome. My world sucks without him." "Any chance I get to spe
The Middletown Press / Posted 3 days ago
"My husband was awesome. My world sucks without him." "Any chance I get to speak about that man, I take it." She lives in Okaloosa County, Florida. — Matthew Barakat, Northern Virginia STILL WAITING Relatives of Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, a... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
SIX MONTHS MISSING: No new leads in Stallworth case, police sayno new leads, tips or information to pursue. We have been working with the Flor
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 3 days ago
no new leads, tips or information to pursue. We have been working with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office on the case. We have also been working with out-of-state agencies because, for example, she... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
Crestview Fall Festival to blend music, food and funcnbrenee Editor’s Note: This continues our Celebrate Community series on nonpr
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 3 days ago
cnbrenee Editor’s Note: This continues our Celebrate Community series on nonprofit organizations that improve North Okaloosa County residents’ quality of life. CRESTVIEW — People attending the annual Fall Festival in Crestview will have... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Man fears wife is hot for someone else. He's rightthat his wife wanted to have sex with someone else became angry when she confir
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
that his wife wanted to have sex with someone else became angry when she confirmed his suspicions. According to his Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, the man accused her of wanting to be unfaithful, to which she replied that... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
10 Unwritten Laws of Northwest Floridato buy alcohol on Sundays. This is still the Bible-belt, folks, and the adult b
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
to buy alcohol on Sundays. This is still the Bible-belt, folks, and the adult beverage aisle will be closed until 1 p.m in Okaloosa County. 4. Don’t drive slow in the left lane. This should be a universal no-brainer, but with one road to the... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Angry mom throws empty booze bottle at daughtersleeping on the couch at the time. The bottle hit her in the head and then fel
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
sleeping on the couch at the time. The bottle hit her in the head and then fell to her chest, according to the mother’s Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrest report. The daughter told deputies that after being hit by the bottle, she went back... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
BLOTTER: Man fears wife is hot for someone else. He's rightthat his wife wanted to have sex with someone else became angry when she confir
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 4 days ago
that his wife wanted to have sex with someone else became angry when she confirmed his suspicions. According to his Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, the man accused her of wanting to be unfaithful, to which she replied that... Read more
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