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Five Okaloosa Youth Development Center inmates arrested for battery on staff

August 15, 2016 Five inmates at the Okaloosa Youth Development Center near Crestview are charged with attacking an employee who wouldn’t give them his cell phone. Deputies say the 21-year old victim was beaten, choked, bitten, and kneed when he refused to allow the teens to use his phone. They were temporarily able to get the phone away from the ...

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Milton couple sentenced to 10 years for child ingesting Methamphetamine ingredients

August 15, 2016 State Attorney Bill Eddins announced today that Amber Nicole Cooley, 24, and Kyle Joseph Cooley, 27, were sentenced on August 11, 2016 and August 12, 2016, respectively, to 10 years in state prison by Circuit Judge Ross Goodman for charges that arose when a 3 year old child ingested ingredients used by the couple to manufacture methamphetamine ...

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Navarre Man Pleads Guilty To Multiple Charges Involving A Firearm

August 15, 2016 State Attorney Bill Eddins announced today that Francisco Aponte Carrasquillo, 51 years of age, pled guilty to Aggravated Assault by Threat with a Firearm, Burglary of a Dwelling with a Battery, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Shooting within a Building, and Criminal Mischief. On November 26, 2015, Carrasquillo, a convicted felon, kicked in the ...

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Opp, AL man arrested in florida after he stole a Florala PD patrol car and crashes.

On Sunday, August 14, 2016, at approximately 3:40 p.m. officers with the Florala Police Department responded to 9th street in Florala, AL in reference to a subject brandishing a firearm at a neighbor. Upon arrival, Officers identified the suspect as Anthony Scott Brown. Further investigation revealed that Brown had active felony warrants out of Florida for Violation of Probation, Grand ...

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Journey to more self-sufficient food production seminar

by Larry Williams    August 15, 2016 Would you like to grow more of your own food? If so, you may be interested in an upcoming gardening seminar being offered at the UF/IFAS Extension Office in Okaloosa County. Karen Harper and Marg Stewart, Okaloosa County Master Gardeners, will present an amazing look into their quests to grow more of their own ...

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Preparing Your Plants for a Storm

Preventive maintenance is key to preparing for storms An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of care when it comes to preparing for hurricanes. Compared to many areas of the United States, we live in a fairly high-risk area for storm damage and as a result should be prepared. One of the most important preventive measures is to periodically ...

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Fertilizing Your Home Lawn

What type of fertilizer should be used on lawns? This may be rotary spreader the most difficult question to answer without a soil sample. In the absence of a soil sample, it is best to use a fertilizer with a 3-1-2 or 4-1-2 ratio of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Examples of fertilizers with these ratios are 12-4-8 and 16-4-8. These ...

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Niceville Man charged with Manslaughter

On Thursday, August 11, 2016, at approximately 3:13 A.M. the Niceville Police Department responded to 304 Reeves Street Lot E-8, in reference to a person being shot. Upon officers arrival, they found 19 year old Johnathan Alexander Hoover. Hoover had been fatally shot.   Information obtained on scene led them to identify 22 year old Zachary Joseph Scott MacLean, the ...

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Fort Walton Beach man pleads No Contest to Lewd or Lascivious Molestation of Victim less than 12.

Bill Eddins, State Attorney for the First Judicial Circuit, announced today that 69-year-old Leon Harrison Willis entered a plea of No Contest on August 9, 2016, to two counts of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation of a victim less than 12 years of age. He was immediately sentenced to a minimum mandatory term of 25 years in the Department of Corrections ...

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Destin man’s body found buried in shallow grave in South Walton County and warrants have been issued for two Walton County men.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office responded to Legion Village Apartments at 734 Legion Drive on August 2nd to conduct a welfare check on 36-year old Osvaldo Torres-Michua. Michua’s boss was concerned because he had not turned up for work. He went by Michua’s apartment and noted what appeared to be spots of blood on a second floor sliding glass door. ...

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