Local and State News

Home Invasion in Baker

Baker, FL – A Baker family says two men came into their Hilton Road home Sunday morning and stole a car and cash. One of the victims informed deputies that two white males entered the residence around 10:30 a.m. and took a wallet with cash, then stole a 2005 black Lincoln Town Car. She described the intruders as two thinly ...

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Juveniles Burglarize Cars and Set Boat Ablaze

September 10, 2017 Santa Rosa Beach, Fla—A report of a boat fire leads to the arrest of two juveniles after deputies link them to nine reported car burglaries and two stolen firearms. Just before 6 AM Saturday morning, September 9th, deputies were called to a report of a boat fire on Trae Lane. While en route, a resident living off ...

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Things to Remember While Traveling During A Natural Disaster

September 10, 2017 The Florida Highway Patrol would like to remind motorist that during the upcoming storm to please stay off the roadways. The local bridges will be monitored for wind hazards and will be evaluated for closure when winds reach 40 mph sustained. During the storm our troopers will be taken off the roadway, when the weather becomes too ...

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Home Auto Shop Severly Damaged After Multiple Explosions and Fire in DeFuniak Springs

September 8, 2017 DeFuniak Springs, Fla— A structure fire rips through a Walton County resident’s home auto shop causing multiple explosions in DeFuniak Springs. At approximately 4:40 PM Friday afternoon, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a residential building involved in a structure fire on Corbin Gainey Road. The homeowner stated he had just left his private ...

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September 8, 2017 Santa Rosa Beach, Fla— A second suspect has been arrested for his involvement in more than a dozen car burglaries in Walton County. Felipe Da Silva Piraja, 24, was taken into custody yesterday evening following an investigation into a string of car burglaries that happened over a two week period in late August. On August 25th cars ...

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Important Information for Escambia, Okaloosa and Santa Rosa Counties

September 8, 2017 All public K-12 schools, state colleges, state universities and state offices to close Friday, September 8 – Monday, September 11. Escambia County There ARE NO evacuations ordered for Escambia County residents, no matter the location. Host Shelters Pensacola bay Center located as 201 E. Gregory St. starting at 5 p.m. The shelter is for south Florida evacuees. There are ...

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Gaining Momentum: Walton County Fire Rescue Adds First Training Officer To Their Team

September 7, 2017 Walton County, FL – Walton County Fire Rescue, the primary provider of Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the largest fire suppression agency north of Choctawhatchee Bay in Walton County, announces the addition of Captain Ralph Everage as the department’s first Training Officer. After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Resource Management from Troy ...

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Gov. Scott: We’re Working Aggressively to Get More Fuel to Gas Stations

September 7, 2017 WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Today, Governor Scott made the following statement outlining the steps that are being taken to bring more fuel to Florida gas stations. Governor Scott said, “We are aggressively working around the clock to bring more fuel to Florida gas stations. I have held calls with the federal government, fuel retailers and oil companies ...

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Governor Scott Closes All K-12 Public Schools, State Colleges, State Universities and State Offices to Begin Preparations Immediately

September 7, 2017 West Palm, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott is directing all public K-12 schools, state colleges, state universities and state offices to close Friday, September 8 – Monday, September 11. Governor Scott said, “Today, I am directing the closure of all public schools, state colleges, state universities and state offices for their normal activities effective Friday through Monday, ...

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Suspects Identified, One Arrested in Multiple Vehicle Burglaries

September 7, 2017 Santa Rosa Beach, Fla— Almost two-dozen cases have been solved in Walton County following a string of car burglaries over the last two weeks. The thefts started on the night of August 25th in the area of Birch Street. Over the next several days Sandestin, West Hewitt Road, and Seagrove were also hit. Weapons, cash, a laptop ...

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