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Crestview Man Arrested After Dumping Load of Dirt on Girlfriends’ Borrowed Car

August 15, 2019 Crestview, Fla. – A 20 year old Crestview man who dumped dirt on his girlfriend was charged with felony criminal mischief today. Hunter D. Mills, of Crestview, was arrested by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office for Felony Criminal Mischief. The incident took place at Mills’ work place off Phil-Dirt Drive in Crestview. Deputies say Mills invited his girlfriend ...

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Disability Resource Center Services Coming to Crestview Aug. 21

August 12, 2019 by Brian Hughes Public Information Officer | City of Crestview Crestview, Fla. — Intake and outreach resource information for residents living with disabilities, and their healthcare providers, is coming to the county seat Wednesday, Aug. 21, when the Center for Independent Living’s Disability Resource Center partners with CareerSource Okaloosa/Walton. The Crestview Public Library hosts the event, which will ...

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FWC’s Hunting Hot Sheet

August 14, 2019 The latest hunting and conservation news and events from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) New features added to Florida Buck Registry webpage The Florida Buck Registry webpage has been updated so it’s mobile friendly and includes these features: A score calculator for unofficial scoring. An easy way to find official Florida Buck Registry scorers in your ...

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Youth Dove Hunts Provide a Gateway to the Outdoors

August 14, 2019 The Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) provides several youth dove hunt opportunities throughout the state each fall. A simple hunting setup combined with a fun, family-friendly atmosphere makes WFF’s youth dove hunts an ideal way to introduce young people to the outdoors. Registration for this year’s hunts will open at 8 a.m. on August ...

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Free Air Force Program Gives Parents A Much-Needed Break

August 13, 2019 By Jennifer Vollmer , Team Eglin Public Affairs Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. – Deployments, extended TDY’s, and ongoing medical appointments increase stress on military families–especially those with young children. To offset some of these challenges, eligible active-duty parents can receive free childcare vouchers through the “Give Parents a Break” program. The program, sponsored by the Air ...

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Welfare Check at Sonic Restaurant Leads to Multiple Drug Trafficking Charges

August 13, 2019 Mary Esther, FL – A call for Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies to check the welfare of a man slumped over behind the wheel of a car at a Mary Esther restaurant ended with the driver facing trafficking charges for fentanyl, oxycodone, and methamphetamine. A man later identified as 29-year old Stephen Scott Wilson, address unknown, was sleeping ...

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Former Sex Offender Arrested For Having Sex With 16-Year-Old Employee

August 13, 2019 Walton County, Fla — A former sex offender is arrested by Walton County Sheriff’s Office for having sex with a 16-year-old. In July of this year, Walton County Sheriff’s Office took a report regarding a 35-year-old man who had sexual encounters with a 16-year-old subordinate on three separate occasions. An investigation was initiated by the WCSO Criminal Investigation ...

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Airplane Crashes on Bank of Escambia River

August 13, 2019 Jay, FL – According to Sgt. Rich Aloy with the Santa Rosa County Sheriffs Office, a small aircraft crashed just west of Jay, FL. At approximately 1:00 pm, Deputies with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single airplane crash near the end of Oil Plant Road in Jay. The pilot, who was airlifted by ...

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FWC Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report June 28, 2019 through July 11, 2019

August 11, 2019 Northwest Region Cases Holmes County Officers Yates and Gore conducted a roadside shrimp dealer inspection for quality control in Holmes County. The vendor had questions on quality control and was found to unlicensed. The vendor was cited for no retail saltwater product dealer license and for failure to maintain records of acquisition. Jackson County Officers Little and ...

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Alleged White Supremacist Ideologist arrested by FDLE for making threats on FaceBook to kill or do bodily harm

August 10, 2019 Winter Park, FL – FDLE agents arrested Richard D. Clayton, 26, of Winter Park for written threats to kill or do bodily harm after a joint investigation by FDLE, FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and Winter Park Police Department. The investigation began on August 6 after Clayton made a threat on Facebook saying, “3 more days of ...

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