Local and State News

WCSO Offering Reward For Info Leading To The Arrest of Jewelry Store Burglar

May 17, 2017 Walton County, Fla—A reward is now being offered for any information leading to the arrest of Joshua Graves, 39. Deputies responded to 12889 U.S. Highway 98 West just before 11 p.m. April 29 following a 911 call from the store’s owner. The caller said he fired an unknown number of shots with his .25-caliber handgun at two ...

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Okaloosa County to Install Fishing Line Recycling Receptacles Featuring Wildlife Paintings by Local Artist

May 18, 2017 The public is invited to Ross Marler Park today, Thursday, May 18th, at 2:00PM for the installation of the first of ten fishing line recycling receptacles to be placed around the county. Okaloosa County has partnered with the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance to place the receptacles in locations that will encourage anglers of all types to help responsibly ...

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FWC: Safe boating saves lives

May 17, 2017 In conjunction with National Safe Boating Week, Gov. Rick Scott has issued a proclamation declaring May 20-26, Safe Boating Week in Florida. Although Florida’s boating season never really ends, the traditional start is marked by National Safe Boating Week – a time for boaters to focus on simple and effective steps that make boating safer. Leading the ...

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An Officer Involved Shooting That Left A Suspect Dead After Attempting To Serve Felony Warrants Has Been Ruled Justifiable

May 17, 2017 The shooting death of Joseph Leland Fletcher on November 18, 2016 by an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Deputy has been been determined justified and no charges will be filed according to Bill Eddins, the State Attorney for the First Judicial Circuit in Florida. On November 18, 2016, deputies with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office attempted to execute an ...

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OCSO Arrests Man Wanted for NYC Murder

May 17, 2017 A man wanted as a fugitive from justice in connection with a murder warrant issued by the New York Police Department is now behind bars in Okaloosa County. An Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputy spotted 32-year old Audley Wilson walking south on Airport Road in Destin around 7:13 a.m. Tuesday. Other deputies quickly arrived on the scene ...

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The shooting of a Crestview man on May 4th on Racetrack Rd has now turned into a Murder Investigation.

May 17, 2017 A Crestview man shot multiple times at a home off Racetrack Road earlier this month died from his injuries over the weekend. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, which has been pursuing multiple leads in the case, has upgraded the case to a murder investigation. 20-year old Davonte Williams of Valley Road was found bleeding outside a home ...

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Is a City Manager form of government really the only viable alternative for Crestview’s continued growth

May 17, 2017 The Crestview City Council will have a special meeting at 5:00 PM today to name a seven member Charter Review Committee. Former Crestview Mayor Jerry Milligan has more on the current Charter Review process in today’s “Comment on the News”. By Jerry Milligan The question of Charter Change in Crestview is just about as old as the ...

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Niceville Man Victim of fatal Accident in Pensacola

May 16, 2017 Niceville resident, Gary L Surgner Jr., was fatally injured in a Monday night traffic accident in North Pensacola. According to a traffic crash press release from the Florida Highway Patrol, Surgner and Sean M Harris of Pensacola, FL had just left the Circle K, located at 2205 West Nine Mile Rd and were attempting to crossing Pine ...

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Crestview to hold special meeting to name Charter Review Committee

My 16, 2017 The Crestview City Council will have a special meeting Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at 5:00 PM. The Primary reason for that meeting is to name members of a seven-member Charter Review Committee.  Each member of the Crestview City Council along with Mayor David Cadle and City Clerk Betsy Roy, will each appoint one person to review the ...

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Crestview PD Seeing Public Help in Identifying Two Burglary Suspects

May 15, 2017 The Crestview Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a pair of burglar’s who broke into several businesses in the early morning hours of May 14th. According to a news release, Officers with the Crestview Police Department responded to the business complex located on the corner of Ashley Drive and PJ Adams Blvd. in reference ...

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