Local and State News

Okaloosa and Walton County Traffic Advisory

Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019 Chipley, FL – Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads in Okaloosa and Walton counties as crews perform construction and maintenance activities. Okaloosa County: U.S. 98 Widening from Airport Road to the Okaloosa/Walton County Line- Beginning Monday, Sept. 16 U.S. 98 driveway access for The Plaza at 4509 Furling Lane in Destin will ...

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FWC’s Hunting Hot Sheet

  Zone D youth deer hunt weekend Zone D hunters can take a young person deer hunting Dec. 7-8 during the new youth deer hunt weekend. This opportunity is for youth 15 years old and younger who are supervised by an adult. It is not available on wildlife management areas. During the Saturday-Sunday hunt, youth hunters can use any legal ...

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Fatal Motorcycle Accident Friday Night Claims The Life Of A Laurel Hill Man

Crestview, FL – A traffic accident in the Auburn Community Friday night has claimed the life of a Laurel Hill man. According to a press release from the Florida Highway Patrol, 22 year-old Brian Rodgers, of Crestview, was traveling west bound on Auburn Rd in a 1996 Chevrolet S10 truck. 55 year-old Douglas Hand, of Laurel Hill, was traveling north ...

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Mid Morning Traffic Crash in Crestview Diverts Traffic for Nearly Three Hours

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 Crestview, FL – The Crestview Police Department responded to a traffic crash that caused extensive delays this morning, shortly before 10:00 a.m. According to a press release from Crestview Police Department, officers responded to just north of the Railroad Overpass at the intersection of Ferdon Boulevard (State Highway 85) and Oakdale Avenue to a two vehicle accident. ...

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Three Arrested On Eglin AFB Range And Face Deportation.

Eglin AFB, FL – According to a press release from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), three men have been arrested on Eglin AFB property during a two day detail involving illegal harvesting of native plants. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission worked a two-day detail into the illegal harvest of saw palmetto berries in Walton and ...

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Crestview’s Doc Holliday holiday Saturday, September 14, 2019

Thursday, September 12, 2019 by Brian Hughes Crestview, FL – His legend may have been largely self-manufactured, but that won’t stop Crestview from celebrating Wild West gambler and dentist “Doc” Holliday’s 168th birthday at a free community festival filled with history, lore, artifacts and a Wild West gunfight reenactment. The 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 14 Warriors Hall event is ...

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Crestview PD Seeks Public’s Assistance in Recent Shootings

Monday, September 09, 2019 Crestview, FL – The Crestview Police Department recently responded to two separate shooting over the weekend whereas two residences were struck. On Saturday, September 07, 2019, at 5:00 p.m., the Crestview Police Department responded to an incident regarding an unknown person shooting a firearm in the area of W Edney Avenue and Lincoln Street. When officers ...

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Crestview Man In Custody For Drive-By Shooting

Friday, September 6, 2019 Crestview, FL – A Crestview man is now in custody following a stand-off with Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies who went to his home this morning to serve him with a felony warrant for attempted murder. 27-year old Stephen Cordova of 131 Cabana Way initially refused to come outside. The OCSO Special Response Team and Crisis Negotiations ...

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DeFuniak Springs Man Charged With Trafficking Methamphetamine

Friday, September 6, 2019 Holmes County, FL – A warrant has been issued for a DeFuniak Springs man who fled from a Walton County investigator into Holmes County around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 3. A deputy with the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a reckless motorcycle entering Holmes County and traveling East on Highway 90. Dispatch ...

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Local First Responders Help Mother Deliver Twins

Thursday, September 5, 2019 DeFuniak Springs, Fla — Local first responders stepped in to help a mother deliver twins late Wednesday afternoon. At 3:41 PM on Wednesday, September 5, 2019, Walton County Fire Rescue and the DeFuniak Springs Fire Department were dispatched to a home on Orson Drive for a 25-year-old woman who was in labor. Walton County Fire Rescue ...

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