Local and State News

Fatal Motorcycle Wreck Sunday Night Claims The Life of Laurel Hill Woman

September 5, 2017 Crestview, FL – Shortly after 6:30 p.m. Sunday  night, September 03, 2017, the Crestview Police Department responded to a multi-vehicle accident at the intersection of South Ferdon Boulevard and Aplin Road. When officers arrived on scene, it was determined that there were two motorcycles and a pick-up truck involved in the accident. There were two motorcycles driving ...

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Gov. Scott Declares State of Emergency to Prepare Florida for Hurricane Irma

September 5, 2017 NAPLES, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott issued Executive Order 17-235 on Monday declaring a state of emergency in all 67 counties within the State of Florida in response to Hurricane Irma – a major Category 5 storm approaching Florida. By declaring a state of emergency in all 67 Florida counties, Governor Scott is ensuring that local governments have ample time, resources ...

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Crestview PD Identifies One of Three Suspects in Early Morning Shooting

September 3, 2017 Crestview, FL – Shortly after 3:00 a.m. this morning, Sunday, September 3, 2017, the Crestview Police Department, with the assistance of the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Highway Patrol, responded to the Holland Apartments located at 564 West James Lee Boulevard, in reference to a shooting incident. When officers arrived on scene at the Crestview Inn, ...

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Former Gulf Breeze Attorney Sentenced to Federal Prison for Destin Bank Fraud

Destin, FL – Richard Michael Colbert, 56, of Pensacola Beach, was sentenced today to 40 months in prison and ordered to pay more than $3.7 million in restitution for conspiracy to commit bank and mail fraud, false statement to a federally insured financial institution, nine counts of money laundering, and two counts of theft, embezzlement or misapplication by a person ...

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Okaloosa and Walton County Traffic Alert

August 31 2017 Drivers will encounter traffic variations on the following state roads in Okaloosa and Walton counties as crews perform construction and maintenance activities. For the upcoming Labor Day Holiday there will be no lane closures on state roads beginning at 6 a.m. Friday, Sept 1 and ending at12:01a.m.Tuesday, Sept. 5. Okaloosa County State Road (S.R.) 85 Turn Lane Construction from Commerce ...

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FWC Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report August 11 through August 17

Bay County The FWC Dispatch received a call from the St. Andrews State Park manager reporting that a subject in a gold Altima with Arizona license plates was driving erratically in the park. The suspect vehicle had also entered the park without paying the entrance fee. Officers were responding to the park when Communications advised the suspect vehicle exited the ...

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Car Burglars Hit Seagrove; Nine Unlocked Cars, Weapons Taken

August 31, 2017   Santa Rosa Beach, Fla— Following a rash of burglaries over the weekend, nine more cars were burglarized overnight Tuesday in the area of Seagrove in Walton County. All cars were left unlocked. Two handguns were stolen. The burglaries took place on or in the area of Gulf Cove Court between 7pm Tuesday and 10am Wednesday morning. ...

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OCSO Property Room Technician Charged With Grand Theft A Controlled Substance

August 30, 2017 Shalimar, FL – The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office charged an OCSO civilian employee with grand theft of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. 40-year old Deidra Rezzarday, a Property Room Technician, was placed on immediate suspension without pay on Thursday August 24th following the launch of a criminal investigation. She was not ...

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Search Warrant For Drive-By Shooting Reveals Weaponery Arsenal

August 30, 2017 DeFuniak Springs, Fla— A search warrant investigating the involvement of two brothers into a drive-by shooting results in the discovery of multiple high caliber weapons at a home off Tyner Lane. On July 17th, Walton County Sheriff’s Office was called to a home off Hermitage Road in reference shots fired. No one was injured and two suspects, ...

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Shoal River Middle School Fundraiser at New York’s Famous Pizza tfn

Students of Shoal River Middle School has partnered with New York’ Famous Pizza & Pasta for a fundraiser –  Each time a family that orders from or dines-in will help raise money for their school and Relay for Life. Dates they will be there : Sept. 4th & 25th  Oct. 16th Nov. 6th & 27th Dec. 18th.  Also the first ...

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