Local and State News

Jacob Lyon’s Family Makes Tearful Plea For Information Leading To His Whereabouts

November 29, 2017 DeFuniak Springs, Fla— Every minute that passes is more painful for the family of Jacob Lyon. Wednesday, his loved ones made a tearful plea for information leading to his whereabouts. K9 teams from KlaasKids and investigators with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office and Niceville Police Department searched an area off U.S. 331 just south of County Highway ...

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OCSO Investigating Armed Robbery at FWB Area Restaurant

November 28, 2017 The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the armed robbery of the Sonny’s BBQ restaurant at 925 Beal Parkway last night. Employees say two men entered the business around 9:30 p.m. and got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. Investigators say there is no connection to a phoned-in bomb threat in reference to the restaurant that was received ...

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Self Proclaimed Pensacola ISIS Member Sentenced to Federal Prison

November 27, 2017 Pensacola, FL –  A Pensacola man has been sentenced to Federal Prison for mailing threats to Escambia County Sheriff. Regis L. Walker, 31, of Pensacola, was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison today, after pleading guilty on January 17, 2017, to mailing threatening communications to Sheriff David Morgan of Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. In June 2016, ...

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One Arrested Following Shooting on Windflower

November 27, 2017 DeFuniak Springs, Fla— A suspect has been arrested following a suspicious shooting on Windflower Drive. On November 22nd around 9pm Walton County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a victim who said he had been shot multiple times. The victim, later identified as Bryant Pitts, 47, was shot once through the back of the shoulder and ...

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Eglin EOD to Conduct Routine Disposal on Reservation Monday

November 27, 2017 Eglin, AFB – The 96th Civil Engineer Group’s Explosive Ordinance Professionals will be conducting a routine disposal on Eglin Reservation around noon today. Eglin officicals advise that residents in Mossy Head, Niceville and DeFuniak Springs may hear a large detonation around noon during the routine disposal.  

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Neither Alcohol Nor Narcotics Contributed to Evers’ Fatal Crash

November 25, 2017 Baker, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol has concluded their Traffic Homicide Investigation in fatal accident that took the life of Senator Gregory Evers. According to a news release for the Florida Highway Patrol, Evers’ toxicology report revealed no alcohol or narcotics in his system at the time of his August 21st crash. The toxicology report did ...

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FWC Certifies New State Record Shoal Bass

November 24, 2017 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) fisheries biologists certified a new state record shoal bass weighing 5.95 pounds and measuring 22.4 inches long, caught by 14-year-old angler Sheldon Grace from Headland, Alabama. Sheldon was excited to catch his shoal bass from a kayak in the Chipola River near Altha, Florida. “I fought him for about 30 ...

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FWC Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report November 3 – November 9

Okaloosa County Officers Corbin and Pifer responded to a single vessel boating accident that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico, just outside of the East Pass. The vessel involved was a 17-foot open console boat. Information was received that one of the five occupants was transported to a local hospital for treatment of injuries. The US Coast Guard (USCG) responded ...

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Rock Throwing Resident Charged with Felony Criminal Mischief

November 22, 2017 Fort Walton Beach, FL – A Fort Walton Beach man is charged with using rocks to damage a business on Lovejoy Road and a woman’s car parked on Elaine Avenue last night. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrested 43-year old Andre Wells in connection with hitting a Dodge SUV in the right rear window and on the ...

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Home Invasion Robbery Reported on Tokalon Court

November 22, 2017 Fort Walton Beach, FL – The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a home invasion robbery by three armed intruders this evening at a home on Tokalon Court near Fort Walton Beach. Three adults and two children were watching television around 6:40 p.m. at 901 Tokalon Court when three black males armed with handguns kicked in the ...

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