Author Archives: Christopher Henderson

UPDATE: Child Makes Full Recovery After Falling Into Pool

July 28, 2017 Walton County, Fla—A one-year-old boy transported to a local hospital after falling into a pool has fully recovered. Wednesday morning deputies responded to 1935 Scenic Gulf Drive in reference to a baby that had fallen into a pool. Deputy Lebedoph Otilus took over CPR once he and Deputy Eric Hartzel arrived on scene. South Walton Fire District ...

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Avery Dean Patten

January 26, 1963 ~ July 26, 2017 (age 54) Avery Patten, age 54, passed away at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center on July 26, 2017. Avery was born on January 26, 1963 in Delhi, Louisiana. He graduated from Block High School in Jonesville, Louisiana. He moved to Crestview, Florida in 1989 where he maintained residence until his death. He is ...

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Texas Teens Arrested Following Hit and Run, Burglaries and Theft

July 26, 2017 Santa Rosa Beach, Fla— Two teenagers who drove from Woodlands, Texas to Walton County are behind bars following a multi-day crime spree beginning early Monday. At 6am Wednesday multiple residents in the Nature Walk subdivision reported their cars had been burglarized and items missing. In addition, a model home in the community had been vandalized. While canvassing ...

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Auburn Water System Issues Precautionary Boil Water Notice

July 26, 2017 Crestview, FL – A water main break has occurred in the area of Stamp Ave, Tew Ave, Oxmore Dr, Jenee Ct, Wydell Cir, Liberty Ln, Colonial Cir, Monterrey Rd, Skyline Dr, Constitution Rd, Only, which has necessitated turning off water to these customers in the affected area. Although the repair has been made, to assure the water is safe ...

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Child Transported After Falling Into Pool

July 26, 2017 Miramar Beach, Fla— At 9:24 am Deputies responded to 1935 Scenic Gulf Drive in reference to a baby that had fallen into a pool. Deputies took over CPR once they arrived on scene. South Walton Fire District transported to the child to Sacred Heart Hospital and Okaloosa Med Flight is standing by. The child is 2-years-old and ...

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Okaloosa County Commissioner Windes to Host Town Hall Meeting concerning Mid Bay Bridge Traffic Issues

July 26, 2017 Niceville, FL – Okaloosa County Commissioner Windes to host Town Hall on Niceville Traffic All residents of Okaloosa County are invited to attend a Town Hall meeting on Thursday, July 27, hosted by Commissioner Kelly Windes. The Town Hall will take place at the Niceville Community Center from 5:30-7:30pm. The open forum is being held to hear ...

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Okaloosa County’s Destin Elementary SRO Earns National Award for Exceptional Service

July 25, 2017 Destin, FL – Two weeks after an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer was named Florida’s SRO of the Year, another OCSO SRO has earned a National Award for Exceptional Service. Deputy Sonya Shepard, the SRO at Destin Elementary School, received the recognition today at the Annual Conference of the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) ...

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Walton County SO Seeking Information Following Theft From Paxton Business

July 24, 2017 Paxton, FL – On July 19, 2017 Walton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a theft call at Paxton Auto Parts located on U.S. Highway 331 North in Paxton. The victim told deputies a vehicle pulled into the business at approximately 3:20 A.M. and was caught on surveillance video stealing items from the store. A male and female ...

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State Roads 85, 123, 285 to close for mission Wednesday July 26

July 25, 2017 EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — The 96th Test Wing is scheduled to conduct testing on the Eglin range complex requiring the closure of State Roads 85,123 and 285. Testing will take place July 26. The road should not be closed more than approximately 90 minutes at a time between the hours of 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. For more ...

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Navarre Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Multi County Crime Spree

July 24, 2017 A Navarre man will spend a total of 25 years in prison for a multi-county crime spree that occurred over a period of twelve days. His co-defendant was also sentenced to 25 years in prison in March of this year.   According to a press release from the State Attorney’s Office of the First Judicial Circuit, Joseph ...

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