Author Archives: Christopher Henderson

Crestview Teen Charged With Threatening To Shoot Another Student

November 14, 2018 Crestview, FL – A Crestview High School student was arrested this morning following an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office investigation into alleged threats against another student. 15-year old Drew Williams is charged with making a false report concerning the use of a firearm in a violent manner against a person. A witness says Williams threatened during a Facetime ...

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Alleged Abduction, Rape Not substantiated. Social Media Reposts Raise Alarm Over Unreported Incident

Crestview, FL — The Crestview Police Department has received multiple inquiries regarding a social media post purporting to warn of an alleged rape in the parking lot of a local business. However, no rape reports have been received by the police. The Friday afternoon post on the “Crestview Crimes and Break-Ins” Facebook page alleged “a friend of our roommate was ...

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Fire Ant Control May Include Doing Nothing

November 13, 2018 Fire ant colonies consist of the brood (eggs, larvae and pupae) and adult ants. The adults include winged males, winged females, one or more egg producing queen and workers. The winged males and females mate in spring or early summer after a rainy period. Males die shortly after mating. Newly mated females can fly as far as ...

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Baker Woman Charged With DUI After Running OCSO Deputy Off Roadway

November 12, 2018 Crestview, FL – An Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputy was forced off the road to avoid a head-on collision and the driver of the other vehicle has been charged with DUI and child neglect. The OCSO supervisor was driving west on Airport Road near the intersection with Wayne Rogers Road around 4:30 October 10th when a green pickup ...

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Kelsea Ballerini Comes Out Swinging in New Video for “Miss Me More” [Watch]

November 9, 2018 Kelsea Ballerini isn’t pulling any punches in her new video for “Miss Me More,” which is currently No. 44 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart after two weeks. “Miss Me More,” which was penned by Kelsea, David Hodges and Brett McLaughlin, is featured on Kelsea’s 2017 sophomore album, Unapologetically. The tune follows previous single “I Hate Love Songs,” which peaked at ...

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It’s Bat Week! Did You Know Bats Eat Insect Pests?

November 9, 2018 by hollyober The week prior to Halloween is officially designated as National Bat Week. In honor of this event, it’s worth considering some of the benefits bats provide to us. Did you know there is a species of bat that lives nowhere in the world but within our state? It’s called the Florida Bonneted Bat, and occurs in only about ...

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The Calm After the Storm

November 9, 2018 by Larry Williams Recovery and cleanup following the devastation of a storm such as Michael begins by removing one limb at a time, one neighbor helping another neighbor, one word of encouragement, which in turn becomes a community pulling together to see order come from chaos. Despite inconveniences of not having power there is something about it ...

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Vince Gill, John Prine, Dean Dillon, Tom T. Hall & More Earn Nominations for 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame

November 8, 2018 The Songwriters Hall of Fame announced more than 20 nominees in two categories (performing and non-performing) for its Class of 2019, including a handful of country-centric songwriters. Performing nominees include Vince Gill, John Prine, Mike Love, Jimmy Cliff, Jeff Lynne, Cat Stevens, Mariah Carey, Chrissie Hynde, Lloyd Price, Missy Elliott, Tommy James and the Eurythmics (Annie Lennox ...

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Hurricane Michael Recovery

by Jennifer Bearden Florida Panhandle – We all know that our neighbors to the east are suffering after taking a direct hit from massive Hurricane Michael.  Many in our community are asking, “What can I do”. We have an opportunity for those who would like to help.  UF IFAS Extension has offices in every county in the state.  Extension Agents from ...

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6th Ranger Battalion to Hold Mass Casualty Response Exercise

Eglin Reservation – The Army’s 6th Ranger Training Battalion, in conjunction with the 96th Test Wing, Okaloosa and Santa Rosa County Emergency Services and Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, are scheduled to conduct their annual mass casualty exercise Oct. 3, 2018 between 10 a.m. and noon. The annual training exercise will take place in the northwest portion of the Eglin range ...

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