Local and State News

Baker Woman Behind Bars For Slamming Her 64 Year Old Mother To The Ground and Breaking Her Leg

October 28, 2016 Baker, FL – A Baker woman has been arrested and charged with Felony Domestic Battery and Battery on a victim 65 Years of age or older The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office responded to 5331 Vernon Taylor Road in Baker, FL Tuesday night in reference to a report of a physical disturbance. While gathering statements and documenting injuries, ...

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Update on Wells Fargo Bank Robbery (with suspect photos)

October 28, 2016 Mary Esther, FL – Surveillance cameras captured video of the suspect in Thursday’s robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank, 101 Mary Esther Boulevard. Investigators with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office say the tall, skinny black male came into the bank around 1 p.m., passed the teller a threatening note, and then left with cash. Witnesses saw the ...

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Arrest Warrant Issued in Connection with Shooting Outside Okaloosa Island Gentlemen’s Club

An arrest warrant has been issued for a man suspected of shooting three people following an altercation at the Red Rose Gentleman’s Club on Okaloosa Island around 4 a.m. on May 15th, 2016. 21-year old Nkosi Albertie-Chamberlain faces three counts of aggravated battery with a firearm. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office investigators say Chamberlain was linked to the shooting outside the ...

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Okaloosa County Sheriff Office Takes Down Craigslist Meth Distribution Scheme

October 28, 2016 Three men have been arrested after the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Section launched a probe into the suspected distribution of methamphetamine. The investigation was targeted online to a classified advertisement on Craigslist. The ad portrayed “ice cubes” that have “crystalized already”. After getting information October 26th about the scheme, undercover OCSO investigators contacted the author ...

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Okaloosa County Department of Corrections Receives 4th Reaccreditation

October 27, 2016 Upon an extensive review of files, a multiple-day observation of jail operations, and numerous focused interviews with staff and inmates, the Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission (FCAC) found the Okaloosa County Department Corrections to be in full compliance with all required accreditation standards. FCAC voted unanimously to award the department its fourth reaccreditation at its fall conference held ...

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Walton County Sheriff’s Office to be Featured in New A&E Network Series ‘Live PD’

October 27, 2016 DeFuniak Springs, Fla— The Walton County Sheriff’s Office commitment to excellence is about to be seen on a whole new level – live national television. WCSO is one of six diverse law enforcement agencies around the country that will be featured in the new weekly series Live PD. The announcement was made by A&E Network on October ...

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New Traffic Pattern on US 331 Just North of Freeport October 30th

Freeport– North and southbound traffic on U.S. 331 will be transitioned to the newly constructed northbound roadway between Owls Head and Edgewood Circle in Walton County Sunday, Oct. 30 as crews begin reconstruction work on the existing lanes. Traffic at Wagon Wheel and Rock Hill Roads will also return to the normal traffic pattern.  A temporary traffic pattern has been ...

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October 27, 2016 The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a bank robbery that took place around 1:04 pm this afternoon at the Wells Fargo Bank in Mary Esther. The robber is described as a tall, skinny black male with long dreads and wearing a blue T-shirt, sunglasses, and a black baseball cap with red brim. The suspect left the ...

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Man Robbed at Gun Point in DeFuniak Springs, Deputies Searching for Suspect Vehicle

October 27, 2016 Defuniak Springs, Fla— Walton County Sheriff’s Office is currently on scene of an armed robbery that has already occurred. The incident happened just after 5 pm at 199 Wilderness Trace where a victim states he was forced into a green in color Chevy Malibu with chrome rims.  The victim describes the suspects as two black males; and ...

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Florida Poison Control Safety Tips For Halloween

October 26, 2016 JACKSONVILLE, FL — As tens of thousands of North Florida children head out to enjoy Halloween festivities, the Florida/USVI Poison Information Center – Jacksonville reminds parents and guardians to keep kids safe from poison perils. “Halloween is always an exciting experience for children. We would like to remind parents and caregivers that simple precautions will help to ...

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