Author Archives: Christopher Henderson

Hunter safety internet-completion courses offered in February

January 31, 2018 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety internet-completion courses in February (List follows). Students who have taken the online course and wish to complete the classroom portion must bring the online-completion report with them. All firearms, ammunition and materials are provided free of charge. Students should bring a pen or pencil ...

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FWC Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report 1/12/2018 – 1/18/2018

January 31, 2018 Calhoun County Officers Alsobrooks, Coker and Hayes were working night hunting when Officer Alsobrooks observed a truck on a county road traveling at a slow rate of speed. The truck continued to travel slowly while a spotlight out the passenger window illuminated clear-cut fields. Officer Alsobrooks followed the truck for approximately two miles and observed the passenger ...

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Panera Bread Preemptively Recalls All 2 oz. and 8 oz. Cream Cheese Products

January 30, 2018 While there have been no reported illnesses, out of an abundance of caution, Panera Bread is conducting a nationwide preemptive, voluntary recall of all 2 oz. and 8 oz. cream cheese products sold in its U.S. bakery-cafes. This recall was initiated after samples of one variety of 2 oz. cream cheese from a single production day showed ...

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Two OCSO Sergeants Graduate from Florida Leadershp Academy

January 30, 2018 Shalimar, FL – Okaloosa County Sheriff Office Sergeants DJ Fields and Chad Rewis are among the latest graduates of the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute’s Florida Leadership Academy. They are two of 36 first-line supervisors representing 22 criminal justice agencies taking part in the Academy to enhance their leadership roles. The graduates met for four week-long sessions at ...

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Counterfeit and Identity Theft Form Set For February 1st in DeFuniak Springs

January 30, 2018 DeFuniak Springs, FL – The DeFuniak Springs Police and Regions Bank are teaming up to inform the public on “How to spot a counterfeit bill” & “How to prevent being an identity theft victim.” Experts will present the most up to date information so that citizens and businesses may prevent getting “fake money” and becoming the next victim of identity theft.  NO COST ...

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Crestview Police Identify Deceased Body Found Near Interstate

January 30, 2018 Crestview, FL — More details have been released concerning the dead body found Sunday afternoon near Interstate 10 and Hwy 85. The Crestview Police Department identified the body found dead Sunday afternoon in a wooded area adjacent to Wal-Mart Super Store and GameStop as 60 year old George M. Fanning of Crestview, FL. Brian Hughes, Public Information Officer ...

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Free Camellia Workshop in Fort Walton Beach

January 29, 2018 As a community service, the Greater Fort Walton Beach Camellia Society (GFWBCS), which is over 50 years old, conducts a free yearly Camellia Workshop to introduce the camellia to area residents. This year’s workshop will be held Saturday, February 3, 9 a.m. to Noon at the Okaloosa County Extension Annex located at 127 NW Hollywood Boulevard in Fort Walton ...

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SWAT Called For Wanted Barricaded Subject With Hostages

January 29, 2018 Milton, FL – A Milton man that was wanted for Aggravated Battery on a pregnant person barricaded himself in a residence with three hostages early Sunday morning. On Sunday, January 28, at approximately 5:10 a.m. deputies with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s office responded to Bass Ln in Milton to serve a warrant on 17 year old ...

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Inmates Eye New Future In Welding

January 29, 2018 DeFuniak Springs, Fla — Inmates incarcerated at the Walton County Jail are learning a craft that dates back to the middle ages. Eight inmates, including Escambia county inmates currently housed in Walton County, are participating in a six-week on site welding class conducted by Northwest Florida State College. Over that time, inmates will learn flux core welding ...

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Dead Body Found Near Interstate in Crestview

January 28, 2018 Crestview, FL – A body has been found in a campsite in a wooded area near the interstate. According to a news release from the Crestview Police Department, Officers and Investigators investigated the scene of an unattended death in the woods near the westbound Interstate 10 exit and State Road 85 Sunday afternoon around 1 p.m. According to ...

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