Local and State News

Gov. Scott Highlights Proposed Funding and Legislation to Combat Opioid Abuse

February 1, 2018 Naples, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott joined Collier County law enforcement officials to highlight his $53 million in recommended funding and proposed legislation to combat opioid abuse. The legislation, HB 21 and SB 8, follows Governor Scott’s proposal to limit the chance of drug addiction, reduce the ability for dangerous drugs to spread in Florida’s communities, give vulnerable Floridians the ...

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Navarre School Threat

February 2, 2018 Navarre, FL – Sheriff’s Office is currently investing a threat of violence at Holley Navarre Middle School At approximately 7pm Thursday evening, the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a threat on social media. The message came from an unknown source and indicated of a shooting at the Holley Navarre Middle School. Deputies have been ...

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Third Person Arrested for Shalimar Home Invasion Robbery

January 31, 2018 Shalimar, FL – A third person has been charged in connection with a Shalimar home invasion robbery that occurred August 5th 2017. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrested 19-year old Kaitlin Skrivanie of Fort Walton Beach on Monday. Investigators say Skrivanie helped plan and orchestrate the crime at 43 Fawn Lane by going into the house with the ...

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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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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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