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Bonifay Woman Sentenced to Prison for Fraudulently Obtaining Veterans Disability Benefits

April 29, 2017 PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA – Veronica Dale Hahn, 60, of Bonifay, Florida, was sentenced yesterday to 9 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $394,800.85 in restitution, after pleading guilty to theft of government funds on the second day of her trial in January. The sentence was announced by Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the ...

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Construction Company Partner Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison for Evading Taxes on more than $1,000,000.00

April 29, 2017 PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA –Patrick Shawn Kelley, 55, of Panama City Beach, was sentenced Thursday to 15 months in prison and $210,397 in restitution to the IRS, after pleading guilty to tax evasion in October 2016. The sentence was announced by Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida. Between 2009 and 2011, Kelley ...

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UPDATE: Common Questions and Answers about First NBC Bank Closing

April 29, 2017 The following list of responses to frequently asked questions may assist you in understanding what is happening at First NBC Bank. On Friday, April 28, 2017, First NBC Bank, New Orleans, LA was closed by the Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) was then named Receiver. Subsequent to the closure, Whitney Bank, ...

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Crestview Branch of First NBC Bank of New Orleans Ordered Closed by Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions and turned over to FDIC.

April 29, 2017 First NBC Bank, New Orleans, was closed on Friday by the Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions, which appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as receiver. To protect the depositors, the FDIC entered into a purchase and assumption agreement with Whitney Bank, Gulfport, Mississippi. No depositor is losing money as a result of this transaction. At the ...

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Traffic Stop Leads to Narcotics Arrest

April 28, 2017 On 4/27/17 at approximately 1:00 am, a deputy with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a black Mitsubishi for a speeding, 68 mph in a 45 mph zone, in Pace. During the traffic stop, the deputy identified Shianne Marie Stanislow as the driver. After checking Stanislow’s driver license and the vehicle’s tag, ...

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Crestview Man Wanted By The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office For Sexual Assault

April 28, 2017 The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a man wanted for sexually assaulting a teenage girl in a wooded lot off Panagra Lane near Crestview during the April 22nd/23rd  timeframe. Twenty-Nine year old Christopher Allen Dreading, no known address, is a 6’5” white male, weighing around 240 pounds. He has short ...

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Deadly Accident in Walton County Claims the Life of Bessemer, AL Lady

April 27, 2017 According to a Florida Highway Patrol News Release, On April 26, 2017 at approximately 1:40 AM, Jamie Kimbrell Huddleston of Bessemer, AL, was the sole occupant of a 2006 Honda Accord which was traveling South on State Road 81. As the Honda Accord approached Dead River Road it left the roadway while traveling around a left hand ...

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One Apprehended by K-9 and One by Deputies in Navarre Residential Burglary

April 26, 2017 On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 2800 block of Augustus Rd in Navarre at approximately 9:40 am in reference to a 911 call of a burglary in progress. The caller stated there were two subjects in the residence. While Deputies were in route, both subjects fled the scene in ...

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WANTED: Runaway Juvenile Steals Handgun and Car

April 26, 2017 Walton County, Fla— A runaway teen is being sought by Walton County Sheriff’s Office after stealing a handgun, ammunition, and a car. Brett Tyler Robertson, 16, was last seen on Tuesday April 25th at 10 p.m. in a stolen 2008 orange Mitsubishi Eclipse with Florida tag #Y74MAV. Robertson also stole a debit card and a .22 caliber ...

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Crestview Man in Critical Condition After Being Stabbed at Area Trailer Park

April 26, 2017 A Crestview man is in critical condition after being stabbed in the buttocks outside Robert’s Mobile Home Park on East James Lee Boulevard. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office investigators have arrested 42-year old Demone Blackman in connection with the stabbing, which took place around 10 p.m. Monday night. Blackman is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. The ...

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