Local and State News

Free Women’s and Adult Saltwater Fishing Clinics coming up in Panama City Beach

July 9, 2017 Panama City Beach, FL – The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting a Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic in Panama City Beach on July 22 and an Adult Saltwater Fishing Clinic for both women and men 18 years or older on July 23. The free, day-long clinics are from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at St. Andrews State Park, 4607 State ...

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Discovery of Suspicious Item Closes Destin Nature Walk

July 8, 2017 First responders including the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, Destin Fire Department, and EMS were called out to Mattie Kelly Park and Nature Walk on Beach Drive in Destin Saturday morning after two people walking a dog found a small suspicious item around 9 a.m. The boardwalk and adjacent parking lot near Joe’s Bayou were blocked off while ...

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Pensacola Man Found Guilt of Trafficking in Heroin

July 7, 2017 A Pensacola man was convicted by an Escambia County Jury for Trafficking in Heroin and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and was immediately sentenced to 27 years in state prison. An investigation into narcotics by undercover officers with the Vice and Narcotics Unit at the Pensacola Police Department led to the arrest of 37 year old Tristan Jamaal ...

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Okaloosa County Inmate Found Guilty For Ordering Hit On His 17 Year Old Victim.

July 7, 2017 Fort Walton Beach, FL – An Okaloosa County Inmate has been found guilty for ordering a hit on his 17 year old victim. An Okaloosa County Jury came back with a guilty verdict for Darell James Robinson for Solicitation to Commit First Degree Murder. Robinson will face thirty years in state prison. In August of 2015, Darell Robinson ...

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Former Little League Coach Designated as a Sexual Predator and can have no contact with the victim or any minors

July 7, 2017 DeFuniak Springs, FL – A former Little League Coach will spend the next 40 years of his life behind bars for what was first reported as soliciting the parents through Facebook to have sex with their 10 year old child. Bill Eddins, State Attorney for the First Judicial Circuit, announced today that 27-yearold Jason Cody Hughes entered ...

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Okaloosa County Commission Plans Executive Session

July 7, 2017 The Okaloosa County Commission will conduct an Executive Session at the conclusion of its regularly scheduled Board meeting on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at the City Council Meeting Room located at the City Hall of Crestview, 198 North Wilson Street, Crestview Florida 32536 to discuss ongoing litigation. The Executive Session will begin following the completion of the ...

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Alabama Troopers Investigating Eight Traffic Fatalities, One Drowning for Fourth of July Travel Period

July 6, 2017 Montgomery, Ala – Three words for this year’s Fourth of July holiday travel period: no seat belts. Seat belts were available but not in use in seven of the eight deadly traffic crashes Alabama State Troopers are investigating from this year’s extended holiday weekend, which began at 6 p.m. Friday, June 30, and ran through midnight Tuesday, July 4. The eight fatal traffic crashes consisted ...

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Little League State Championship Ring Recovered Following Burglary

July 6, 2017 Santa Rosa Beach, Fla— A 6-year-old boy just a week away from competing in the Little League World Series in Louisiana will now have his championship ring back thanks to the quick work of Walton County Sheriff’s Office deputies. Thursday morning, around 8am deputies responded to a report of a car burglary on Magnolia Creek Road in ...

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Infant Death Investigation Continues

July 6, 2017 A seven-week-old baby who was found deceased after being left in a family vehicle for nearly eight hours July 2 nd is identified as Timothy Christopher McCoy of Romana Lane, Mary Esther. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation and will release details at the appropriate time. The OCSO received a 9-1-1 call around 9:30 ...

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Explosion at McKinley Climatic Lab

July 5, 2017 Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. – An explosion occurred at the McKinley Climatic Lab shortly before 10:00 a.m. Wednesday morning. According to base officials a 1,000 foot cordon was established and the surrounding area was evacuated. The smoke that was visible did not pose a health hazard to the general public. Although base officials did at one ...

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