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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 2 hours 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
Outside help sought in allegations against Choctaw High School employeeDistrict employees were placed on administrative leave this week pending the re
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted yesterday
District employees were placed on administrative leave this week pending the results of child abuse probes involving the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office and Department of Children and Families. Personnel involved were from Walker Elementary in... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Outside help sought in allegations against Choctaw High School employeeDistrict employees were placed on administrative leave this week pending the re
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted yesterday
District employees were placed on administrative leave this week pending the results of child abuse probes involving the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office and Department of Children and Families. Personnel involved were from Walker Elementary in... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
4 school district staffers placed on administrative leave this weeka teacher's aide at Walker Elementary School in Crestview, has already been cle
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
a teacher's aide at Walker Elementary School in Crestview, has already been cleared of criminal wrongdoing by the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. Additionally, two Elliott Point Elementary staff members and one from Destin Elementary... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
4 school district staffers placed on administrative leave this weeka teacher's aide at Walker Elementary School in Crestview, has already been cle
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 3 days ago
a teacher's aide at Walker Elementary School in Crestview, has already been cleared of criminal wrongdoing by the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. Additionally, two Elliott Point Elementary staff members and one from Destin Elementary... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
4 school district staffers placed on leavea teacher's aide at Walker Elementary School in Crestview, has already been cle
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
a teacher's aide at Walker Elementary School in Crestview, has already been cleared of criminal wrongdoing by the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. Additionally, two Elliott Point Elementary staff members and one from Destin Elementary... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
No credible threat discovered; bank reopened after suspicious package callAnnie Blanks @DestinLogAnnie UPDATE 2:40 p.m. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Of
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
Annie Blanks @DestinLogAnnie UPDATE 2:40 p.m. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office said the Bank of America on Eglin Parkway is back open for business and no credible threat was discovered. Previous coverage CINCO BAYOU — The Okaloosa County... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Plew placed on lockdown this morningafter there were reports of shots fired that could be heard," said Michele Nich
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
after there were reports of shots fired that could be heard," said Michele Nicholson, the public information officer of the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. "Patrol determined it a homeowner living on a large wooded lot on Rocky Drive was doing... 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 6 days ago
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
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 6 days ago
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
Teens arrested after beating fellow detaineestimes in the head and body, possibly using a chicken bone at one point to stab
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
times in the head and body, possibly using a chicken bone at one point to stab the victim in the cheek. According to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, 15-year-old Dakota James Davis and 15-year-old John Horak III have been charged with... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
Teens arrested after beating fellow detaineestimes in the head and body, possibly using a chicken bone at one point to stab
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 6 days ago
times in the head and body, possibly using a chicken bone at one point to stab the victim in the cheek. According to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, 15-year-old Dakota James Davis and 15-year-old John Horak III have been charged with... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
OCSO seeks 'smelly' woman in Destin armed robberywas robbed Saturday night by an armed woman the victim described as “smelly” an
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 8 days ago
was robbed Saturday night by an armed woman the victim described as “smelly” and wearing a brown wig. According to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, the robber came into the Subway at 1253 Airport Road around 10 p.m. several times and on... Read more
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Santa Rosa Press Gazette
Students face charges over school violence threatsan AK-47. The words, "Don't come to skool tomorrow" was written across the scre
Santa Rosa Press Gazette / Posted 11 days ago
an AK-47. The words, "Don't come to skool tomorrow" was written across the screen, according to his arrest report from the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. Also on Wednesday, a Navarre High School student warned others not to go to school Friday,... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Students face charges over school violence threatsan AK-47. The words, "Don't come to skool tomorrow" was written across the scre
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 11 days ago
an AK-47. The words, "Don't come to skool tomorrow" was written across the screen, according to his arrest report from the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. Also on Wednesday, a Navarre High School student warned others not to go to school Friday,... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Body tentatively identified as missing manbody was found floating by a boat slip in the Santa Rosa Sound around 2:30 p.m.
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 12 days ago
body was found floating by a boat slip in the Santa Rosa Sound around 2:30 p.m., according to a press release from the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. Heppe was from Oregon. There are no initial indications of foul play, the release said.... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Readers' guide to coverage of OCSD child abuse casehelp readers, provided are links that serve as a guide to Daily News coverage o
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 12 days ago
help readers, provided are links that serve as a guide to Daily News coverage of the case since we first learned that the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office was actively investigating in August what by that time was a year of silence on the case... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
Readers' guide to coverage of OCSD child abuse casehelp readers, provided are links that serve as a guide to Daily News coverage o
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 12 days ago
help readers, provided are links that serve as a guide to Daily News coverage of the case since we first learned that the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office was actively investigating in August what by that time was a year of silence on the case... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Tourist missing and endangered from FWBFORT WALTON BEACH — The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is searching for 25-ye
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 13 days ago
FORT WALTON BEACH — The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is searching for 25-year-old Vaughan Heppe, who is believed to be missing and endangered. Vaughan, a Hood River, Oregon native, was last seen at 7 a.m. Monday at the Hilton Garden Inn on... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
North Okaloosa's Sept. 2-Oct. 1 arrestsCRESTVIEW — The Crestview Police Department and Okaloosa County Sheriff's Offic
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 14 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. •Roy Nelson Howland II, 55, of Gulf Breeze: controlled substance... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Bicyclist pulls fake gun, points it at motoristwho threatened a motorist with a replica gun was charged with aggravated assaul
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 14 days ago
who threatened a motorist with a replica gun was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. According to his Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office arrest report, Lee Alvin Brooks was riding his bike around 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28 when... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Nancy Grace takes OCSD abuse investigation nationalthis year concerning alleged abuse of a now 6-year-old non-verbal autistic chil
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 14 days ago
this year concerning alleged abuse of a now 6-year-old non-verbal autistic child by his teacher. That investigation by the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office has resulted in three arrests to date: former Kenwood Elementary special education teacher... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Nancy Grace takes abuse investigation nationalthis year concerning alleged abuse of a now 6-year-old non-verbal autistic chil
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 15 days ago
this year concerning alleged abuse of a now 6-year-old non-verbal autistic child by his teacher. That investigation by the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office has resulted in three arrests to date: former Kenwood Elementary special education teacher... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Homeless woman badly beaten, hospitalizedBEACH — A 57-year-old homeless man was arrested Sunday for beating a homeless w
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 15 days ago
BEACH — A 57-year-old homeless man was arrested Sunday for beating a homeless woman, according to a press release from Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. According to the release, Douglas Warren Levins, who has no known address, was arrested... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Report: Passenger tries to kiss, fondle cab drivercharged with felony burglary with assault and battery for trying to force himse
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 15 days ago
charged with felony burglary with assault and battery for trying to force himself on a taxi driver. The female victim told Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputies that she was waiting for a fare outside of Club 10 when Nickolas Montemayor... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
Readers' guide to coverage of OCSD child abuse casehelp readers, provided are links that serve as a guide to Daily News coverage o
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 15 days ago
help readers, provided are links that serve as a guide to Daily News coverage of the case since we first learned that the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office was actively investigating in August what by that time was a year of silence on the case... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
School Board chairman believes abuse probe followed 'district investigative process'students made against Stillions. Those allegations would eventually result in
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 15 days ago
students made against Stillions. Those allegations would eventually result in a criminal investigation a year later by the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office and Stillions' arrest Sept. 13 on four counts of felony child abuse without great bodily... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
School Board chairman believes abuse probe followed 'district investigative process'students made against Stillions. Those allegations would eventually result in
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 15 days ago
students made against Stillions. Those allegations would eventually result in a criminal investigation a year later by the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office and Stillions' arrest Sept. 13 on four counts of felony child abuse without great bodily... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Readers' guide to coverage of OCSD child abuse casehelp readers, provided are links that serve as a guide to Daily News coverage o
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 17 days ago
help readers, provided are links that serve as a guide to Daily News coverage of the case since we first learned that the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office was actively investigating in August what by that time was a year of silence on the case... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Readers' guide to coverage of OCSD child abuse casehelp readers, provided are links that serve as a guide to Daily News coverage o
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 18 days ago
help readers, provided are links that serve as a guide to Daily News coverage of the case since we first learned that the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office was actively investigating in August what by that time was a year of silence on the case... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Readers' guide to coverage of OCSD child abuse caseTo help readers, below are links that serve as a guide to Daily News coverage o
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 19 days ago
To help readers, below are links that serve as a guide to Daily News coverage of the case since we first learned that the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office was actively investigating in August what by that time was a year of silence on the case... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
Sheriff's Office: Superintendent knew of child abuse reportbased on the contents of the report by Arden Farley that I forwarded to her,” A
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 19 days ago
based on the contents of the report by Arden Farley that I forwarded to her,” Arnold Brown, investigations bureau chief for Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, told the Northwest Florida Daily News. By Heather Osbourne | 315-4440 | @heatheronwfdn |... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Sheriff's Office: Superintendent knew of child abuse reportbased on the contents of the report by Arden Farley that I forwarded to her,” A
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 19 days ago
based on the contents of the report by Arden Farley that I forwarded to her,” Arnold Brown, investigations bureau chief for Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, told the Northwest Florida Daily News. By Heather Osbourne | 315-4440 | @heatheronwfdn |... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
SRO treated for injuries after attack by middle-school studenttaken into protective custody Wednesday after he attacked and choked his School
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 20 days ago
taken into protective custody Wednesday after he attacked and choked his School Resource Officer (SRO). According to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, the incident occurred at around 11 a.m. when a 14-year-old Exceptional Education student... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Autopsy to be conducted in Destin teen's deathOkaloosa County Sheriff's Office investigators say there are no initial indicat
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 20 days ago
Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office investigators say there are no initial indications of foul play and the death is an apparent suicide. DESTIN — An autopsy will be conducted in connection with the apparent suicide of a Destin teenager Tuesday... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Destin boy's body discovered on beachnight with the discovery of his body along the beach near the west jetty of the
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 20 days ago
night with the discovery of his body along the beach near the west jetty of the East Pass in Destin, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. Connor Bartlett, a Fort Walton Beach High School freshman, was 14. Authorities had been... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Readers' guide to coverage of OCSD child abuse caseTo help readers, below are links that serve as a guide to Daily News coverage o
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 20 days ago
To help readers, below are links that serve as a guide to Daily News coverage of the case since we first learned that the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office was actively investigating in August what by that time was a year of silence on the case... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Louisiana man apparently drowns in GulfDESTIN — A tourist from Louisiana apparently drowned in the Gulf of Mexico on T
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 20 days ago
DESTIN — A tourist from Louisiana apparently drowned in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. Charles Farrar, 53, of Denham Springs, was found unresponsive in the water about 1 p.m. near the Shirah Beach... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Destin boy's body discovered on beachboy ended tragically Tuesday night with the discovery of his body along the bea
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 20 days ago
boy ended tragically Tuesday night with the discovery of his body along the beach near the west jetty, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. Connor Bartlett, a Fort Walton Beach High School freshman, was 14. Authorities had been... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Police continue search for missing endangered teenasked to call the Sheriff’s Office immediately at 850-651-7400 or dial 911. Pr
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 20 days ago
asked to call the Sheriff’s Office immediately at 850-651-7400 or dial 911. Previous coverage: DESTIN — Deputies from the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office — armed with assault rifles — and personnel from Eglin Air Force Base's 96th Security Forces... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Armed break-in reported at Eglin Beach ParkGenevieve DiNatale @GenevieveDNWFDN DESTIN — Deputies from the Okaloosa County
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 20 days ago
Genevieve DiNatale @GenevieveDNWFDN DESTIN — Deputies from the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office — armed with assault rifles — and personnel from Eglin Air Force Base's 96th Security Forces Squadron responded to a call about a break-in at Eglin Beach... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Lawmen: Niceville man points gun, makes threatsto "blow her (expletive) head off." James Gingerich had just locked her out of
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 21 days ago
to "blow her (expletive) head off." James Gingerich had just locked her out of the house they shared, according to her Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office arrest report. The pellet rifle had a telescopic sight and closely resembled a real rifle,... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Woman accused of battering hubby after he threw sex toy at herwas arrested following a domestic disturbance in which she pushed her husband a
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 21 days ago
was arrested following a domestic disturbance in which she pushed her husband after her threw her sex toys. On Sept. 20, Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a residence at Kadima Circle in reference to a domestic battery. OCSO... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Okaloosa School Board to consider new abuse regulationspraise followed the board’s decision to consider drafts of two new policy propo
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 21 days ago
praise followed the board’s decision to consider drafts of two new policy proposals in the wake of a Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office and State Attorney's Office investigation of alleged child abuse involving a teacher and a... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Okaloosa School Board to consider new abuse regulationspraise followed the board’s decision to consider drafts of two new policy propo
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 21 days ago
praise followed the board’s decision to consider drafts of two new policy proposals in the wake of a Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office and State Attorney's Office investigation of alleged child abuse involving a teacher and a... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Readers' guide to coverage of OCSD child abuse caseTo help readers, below are links that serve as a guide to Daily News coverage o
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 21 days ago
To help readers, below are links that serve as a guide to Daily News coverage of the case since we first learned that the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office was actively investigating in August what by that time was a year of silence on the case... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Okaloosa School Board to consider new abuse regulationspraise followed the board’s decision to consider drafts of two new policy propo
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 21 days ago
praise followed the board’s decision to consider drafts of two new policy proposals in the wake of a Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office and State Attorney's Office investigation of alleged child abuse involving a teacher and a... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Social media leads to ice cream truck's recoveryinvestigation, a stolen ice cream truck was recovered only a day after it was r
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 21 days ago
investigation, a stolen ice cream truck was recovered only a day after it was reported missing. According to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, the 1974 ice cream truck valued at $10,000 was reported missing from Angelfish Drive on... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Visitor drowns off Destinin the Gulf of Mexico was pronounced dead in an apparent drowning, according to
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 22 days ago
in the Gulf of Mexico was pronounced dead in an apparent drowning, according to Michele Nicholson, spokeswoman for the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. The man, who Nicholson said was a visitor in his 50s, was found unresponsive in the water... Read more
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Reality TV World
Man credits Facebook users with swift return of stolen ice cream truckfootage with him and authorities, but Stadther credited Facebook users who shar
Reality TV World / Posted 22 days ago
footage with him and authorities, but Stadther credited Facebook users who shared his post -- as well as a post by the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office -- hundreds of times with helping to find it. One man who saw Stadther's truck spotted it... Read more
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