Author Archives: Christopher Henderson

Two Crestview Residents Are Behind Bars After Drug Raid

November 3, 2016 Crestview, FL –  A Crestview man has been charged with four felonies by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit following an investigation into the illegal distribution of controlled substances which began last September. The OCSO investigation led to obtaining a search warrant for 4624 Scarlet Drive which is located off of Live Oak Church Rd, withing ...

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Limited Quota Dog Deer Hunt Dates Announced for the Geneva State Forest WMA

November 2, 2016 The Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, Wildlife Section has set dates for the first limited quota dog deer hunt at the Geneva State Forest Wildlife Management Area. This hunt will be two days (December 2-3, 2016) and is limited to 275 permits. Each successful registered permit holder can participate in each day of the two day ...

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A Local FDLE Agent Who Is Entrusted With Investigating Sex Crimes On Children Has Been Arrested For Sexual Battery on Two 8 Year Old Children

November 2, 2016 A Supervising Agent with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in Pensacola has been arrested for Sexual Battery on a victim less than 12 years of age and Lewd Lascivious Molestation on a victim less than 12 years of age. The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office was notified on October 28th by an investigator with the Department of Children ...

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Walton County SO Arrests One of Three Suspects in Armed Robbery Case

November 1, 2016 DeFuniak Springs, Fla— One of three suspects wanted in reference to an armed robbery in DeFuniak Springs is behind bars. Shaun Tiyahri Key, 20, was arrested without incident Monday morning following an investigation into an armed robbery that occurred on October 27th. Deputies responded to Wilderness Trace and spoke with the victim who stated he was forced ...

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Crestview Police Department Obtains Accreditation (with video)

November 1, 2016 CRESTVIEW — After more than three years of intensive agency-wide effort, the Crestview Police Department became officially accredited Oct. 26 during a meeting of the Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission. The Crestview Police Department and the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office are the only two accredited departments of the seven law enforcement agencies in the county. Crestview Police ...

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Two Injured in Early Sunday Morning Shooting

October 31, 2016 Wright, FL – Two people were injured in a shooting early Sunday morning at Oakdale Village Mobile Home Park off Gibson Road. Their wounds are not considered life-threatening. Around 5:30 a.m. the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office received at least three calls of people reporting hearing multiple shots fired in the area. Deputies responded and immediately set up ...

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The Big Top is Coming to Crestview November 10-13

October 31, 2016 Crestview, FL – The Big Top is coming to Crestview, FL on November 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th with two shows Thursday through Saturday and one on Sunday. Loomis Brothers Circus will be at the Old Spanish Trail Park located at the intersection of Industrial Dr and Stillwell Blvd behind the Crerstview Police Department. The following are ...

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Time to get rid of Chinese Tallow Trees (with audio)

by Jennifer Bearden Chinese Tallow, also known as the Popcorn Tree, was introduced in the US over 200 years ago.  Ben Franklin sent seeds over in 1772.  Although Franklin was blamed for the invasion of popcorn trees in the US Gulf Coast, scientists performed genetic testing and have concluded that the blame actually lies with federal biologists who imported some ...

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Scary Things are Happening in Our Landscapes this Halloween (with audio)

October 30, 2016 The reality of what happens deep down in the darkness of a fire ant mound hidden to human eyes or in the tunnels of a mole cricket where only creepy crawly things dare to enter may be too scary to believe. University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences along with USDA introduced a tiny South ...

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Equine Nutrition Seminar at the Baker Area Recreation Association on Thursday, November 3rd

October 30, 2016 Baker, FL – The Baker Feed and Country Store and Mid-South Feeds will be hosting a Equine Nutrition Seminar this Thursday, November 3rd, at 6:30 pm at the Baker Area Recreation Association. The “Back to Basics” seminar will feature Jennifer Bearden, AG Agent for Okaloosa County Extension Agent for University of Florida and Steve Ward of Mid-South ...

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