Local and State News

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Seminar Set For April 21st

March 30, 2018 The Walton Okaloosa Council on Aging and the West Florida Hospital Memory Disorder Clinic will be conducting a four-hour seminar on Alzheimer’s. This free seminar will be held on the 21st of April from 9:00 A.M. till 1:00 P.M. at the Walton Okaloosa Council on Aging Main office located at 1154 Baldwin Ave DeFuniak Springs. The seminar ...

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Fort Walton Beach Man Arrested When Meeting Who He Thought Was A 15-Year-Old For Sex

March 29, 2018 DeFuniak Springs, Fla — A man who engaged a 15-year-old for nude photos through a popular smart phone app is now behind bars for traveling to meet a minor for sex. On March 16th deputies learned following a tip of a parent that a 15-year-old Walton County resident had been sending nude photos to a 27-year-old man ...

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Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport Tests Emergency Response Skills

March 29, 2018 Eglin Air Force Base, FL – 15 different agencies, including Okaloosa Airports, Eglin AFB Fire Emergency Services, The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office-Airport Security Unit, American Airlines, various military and civil branches at Eglin Air Force Base, Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, Twin Cities Hospital and Destin ER practiced for a worst case scenario: A civilian commuter plane ...

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Suspect in Tuesday’s Fatal Officer Involved Shooting Identified

March 29, 2018 Midway, FL – The suspect that died in an officer involved shooting on Tuesday afternoon has been identified. According to a news release, the deceased suspect has been identified as 24-year-old Isaac white male Isaac Michael Scroggie with a last known address in Pensacola, FL. On Tuesday, March 27th at approximately 12:50 p.m. the Santa Rosa County ...

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WCSO Investigating Fatal House Fire

March 29, 2018 Ponce De Leon, Fla — Walton County Sheriff’s Office is currently on scene of a fatal house fire on 181-C. Walton County Fire Rescue and WCSO were called to the home at approximately 12:40 AM on Thursday March 29, 2018 following a 911 call. When deputies and fire crews arrived the home was fully engulfed. Two bodies ...

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Walton County Fire Rescue Teams Up With Local First Responders To Host Mock DUI Crash Ahead Of Prom Season

March 27, 2018 Walton County, Fla — Walton County Fire Rescue crews and other local first responders teamed up with South Walton High School today to highlight the dangers of distracted and intoxicated driving as the school prepares for prom night. Walton County Fire Rescue firefighters and Walton County Sheriff’s Office deputies were joined by South Walton Fire District, Florida Highway ...

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Officer Involved Shooting Sends One to the Hospital and Leaves One Dead

March 28, 2018 Gulf Breeze, FL – One person is dead, and another injured after Home Invasion turns into Officer Involved Shooting in South Santa Rosa County. According to a news release from Sgt. Rich Aloy with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a home in the 2000 block of Bright Water Drive in Gulf Breeze (Midway ...

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Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport and Eglin AFB to Perform Emergency Training Exercise Wednesday March 28th

March 27, 2018 Valparaiso, Fl – The Destin Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) will conduct a “Triennial-Full Scale Emergency Exercise” on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 in partnership with Eglin Air Force Base. The event, which will occur from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., is to test the effectiveness of Destin Fort Walton Beach Airport’s Emergency Operations Plan, which is designed to ...

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FWC Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report 3/02/2018 – 3/08/2018

March 27, 2018 Escambia County Officer McHenry completed his investigation on a derelict vessel located in the Santa Rosa Sound. The owner of the vessel claimed he sold it but did not have a bill of sale or proof of transferred title. Officer Allgood issued the subject a notice to appear citation for the derelict vessel. Citations were also issued ...

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Gov. Scott Signs Legislation Expanding PTSD Benefits for First Responders

March 27, 2018 TAMPA, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott signed SB 376, a bill expanding PTSD benefits for first responders at the Tampa Firefighter Museum. The bill revises the standards for determining compensability of employment-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) under workers’ compensation insurance for first responders, which includes volunteers or employees engaged as law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, ...

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