Author Archives: Christopher Henderson

Florida DOC to Cancel Weekend Visitation Statewide to Ensure Safety

August 16, 2017 Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida Department of Corrections announced the cancellation of weekend visitation at all Institutions for Saturday, August 19, and Sunday, August 20. This cancellation includes all major institutions, work camps and annex facilities. In response to credible intelligence indicating that small groups of inmates at several institutions may attempt to disrupt FDC operations and impact ...

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Freeport Man Behind Bars After Causing $129,000.00 in Damages to Crestview Wal-Mart Liquor Store

August 13, 2017 By Brian Hughes Crestview FL — A 32-year-old Freeport man is in custody following a Saturday night rampage in which he caused more than $100,000 in damage to the liquor store under construction at the Crestview Wal-mart and to construction equipment. Multiple 911 calls flooded the Police Department’s Dispatch Center around 9:10 p.m. stating the suspect, identified ...

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Fatal Accident on Okaloosa Ln Claims the Life of Crestview Man

August 11, 2017 Crestview, FL – A Single vehicle accident Thursday evening on Okaloosa Ln . in Crestview claimed the life of a Crestview man. According to a Florida Highway Patrol press release, 56 year old George J. Davis of Crestview, FL was traveling southbound on Okaloosa Ln. in a 2010 Toyota Tundra pick-up truck just south of Honey Lane. ...

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School Zones Are in Effect: So Are Fines for Speeding Through Them

August 10, 2017 By: B rian Hughes Crestview, FL  — Distracted driving causes scores of accidents throughout our community, whether by pedestrians not paying attention to traffic while messing with their cellphones, or drivers doing the same thing. But since Thursday morning, such distractions, plus speeding, could cost us our most precious resources, our children. Twice a day, starting as ...

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Walton County High-speed car chase ends in Crestview with suspects’ arrest

August 10, 2017 By: Brian Hughes Crestview, FL — A stolen vehicle chase that began in Walton County ended with the Crestview Police Department’s apprehension of two teenage suspects when they ditched the car in downtown Crestview and ran Tuesday evening. Working in cooperation with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office, Crestview Police prepared to arrest the suspects as they fled ...

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WCSO Searching for Suspect Vehicle Following Car Burglaries in Miramar Beach

August 10, 2017 Walton County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help locating a suspect vehicle involved in several smash and grab vehicle burglaries at Gold’s Gym on U.S. Highway 98 West in Miramar Beach. These burglaries have occurred within the last two hours. Both victim’s left purses on the front seat in plain view. Passenger side windows were smashed, purses ...

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Certified Pile Burner Course – August 30 & September 13

The Florida Forest Service (FFS) and UF/IFAS Extension Service will be conducting a Certified Pile Burners Course on Wednesday, August 30 in Milton, and Wednesday, September 13, 2017 in Marianna and in Madison, FL.  (This course is also being offered in other areas of the state.  Check the website for the closest training to your location:  FFS Training Scheudule).  .  This training will be held ...

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Fatal Motorcycle Accident Closes Hwy 90 at Old Bethel Rd for Several Hours

August 9, 2017 Crestview, FL – A fatal accident that occurred at the intersection of Hwy 90 W and Old Bethel Rd Tuesday Afternoon claimed the life of a 44 year old Crestview man. According to a Florida Highway Patrol news release 61 year old Talmadge Lee Johnson of Crestview was operating a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado Truck traveling east on ...

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Crestview PD partners with Walker Elementary Partnership will include fundraiser for fourth K9, mentorships

August 9, 2017 by BRIAN HUGHES Crestview, FL — Dogs traditionally chase after birds. This year, however, Walker Elementary School Owls will be chasing after funding for a fourth Crestview Police Department K9 officer. Police Chief Tony Taylor met recently with Walker Elementary Principal Lorna Carnley, Assistant Principal Lori Wagner and student council adviser Elizabeth Springle to discuss an exciting ...

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Department of Health Issues Advisories for Three Okaloosa County Parks

August 9, 2017 Ft. Walton Beach, Fla– The Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County (DOH-Okaloosa) conducts bi-weekly saltwater beach water quality monitoring at 11 sites through the Healthy Beaches Monitoring Program. Samples are collected from March through the end of October.The water samples are analyzed for enteric bacteria (enterococci) that normally inhabit the intestinal tract of humans and animals and ...

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