Local and State News

Walton County Sheriff’s Office K9 “Drago” to Receive Body Armor

September 8, 2016 Walton County, Fla— Walton County Sheriff’s Office K9 Drago will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Drago’s vest is sponsored by an Anonymous Donor and will be embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of those loved and lost in Orlando”. Delivery is ...

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State Road 285 to close for mission Sept. 12-16 and Sept. 19-21

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The 96th Test Wing will conduct testing on the Eglin range complex requiring the closure of State Road 285. Testing will take place the week of Sept. 12-16 and Sept. 19-21.  The road should not be closed more than approximately 90 minutes at a time, between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. each ...

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Shalimar Woman Charged With Aggravated Child Abuse While High On Heroin

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a woman on charges of aggravated child abuse in connection with injuries suffered by a five month old baby. Investigators say 25-year old Ashley Carnley was high on heroin when she violently shook the infant at her home at 806 Massachusetts Avenue in Fort Walton Beach May 31st. The baby, who had facial ...

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Crestview Man Arrested For Leaving 3 Year Old Home Alone

09/07/16 A Crestview man is charged with leaving a three year old home alone while he drove from Crestview to a friend’s house in Valparaiso Tuesday night. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has charged 29-year old Eduardo Arevalo with child neglect without great bodily harm. Deputies were called to a home on Chanan Drive in Crestview around 9:30 last night ...

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Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers wanted individuals

  Submit a Web Tip Wanted As Of: 03/02/2016 VOP-Home Invasion Robbery Name: Jerry Antonio Blackshear Alias: Sex: Male Race: Black Age: DOB: 04/04/1975 Height: 6ft 2in Weight: 225 lbs Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Blackshear`s last known address was in Fort Walton Beach. Warrant: Okaloosa County Sheriff`s Office   Submit a Web Tip Wanted As Of: 07/22/2011 Aggravated Assault Name: ...

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Navarre man pleads to Bank Robbery that occurred in April of 2015

September 6, 2016 State Attorney Bill Eddins announced today that Joel Anthony Beauchemin entered a plea to Robbery without a Weapon for 15 years in state prison before Judge Ross Goodman in Santa Rosa County. On April 17, 2015, Beauchemin entered Centennial Bank in Navarre wearing a gray toboggan on his head, a sweatshirt, sweat pants, silver-rimmed mirrored aviator sunglasses and ...

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Fort Walton Beach man victim of Fatal Traffic Accident as he attempted to cross Beal Pkwy

09/16/2016 According to a Florida Highway Patrol press release, 49 year old Brian keith Gilmore, of Fort Walton Beach, FL, died at the scene after being struck by a vehicle as he attempted to cross Beal Pkwy near manring Dr on foot Monday evening. On September 5, 2016, at approximately 8:55 PM, Charles Clifton Muncher was traveling northbound on Beal ...

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Okaloosa County Officials Observe September as National Preparedness Month

Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.— Okaloosa County Department of Public Safety and Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County (DOH-Okaloosa) are observing September as National Preparedness Month in order to remind residents of easy ways to keep their families prepared and safe during emergencies. Weekly messaging will be released to news media outlets and community partners to help spread the word ...

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Ponce De Leon man victim of fatal ATV wreck

9/3/16 19 year old Dustin Douglas Manning of Ponce De Leon, FL was the victim of a fatal ATV wreck when the Honda ATV he was operating was struck by a 2003 Ford Mustang late friday night. On September 2, 2016 at approximately 11:45 P.M., 33 year old Wesley T. Floyd, of Ponce De Leon, FL, was traveling westbound on ...

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Okaloosa and Walton County Traffic Alert

Chipley, FL – Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads in Okaloosa and Walton counties as crews perform construction and maintenance activities.  There will be no planned lane closures on the state road system through 12:01 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 6.  All major roads will be open to normal traffic.  In emergency situations requiring a lane /road closure, repairs ...

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