Local and State News

Crestview Cancer Survivor to Appear in National Campaign for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Launching in Times Square this March

February 8, 2018 Behind a message of “Fight with Courage,” Crestview resident Riley Castro will be one of the 25 people featured in a new PSA rotating in Times Square this March for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Castro was diagnosed with colorectal cancer at 24 and has become an ambassador for the country’s leading advocacy organization focused on colorectal cancer ...

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Walton County Fire Rescue Firefighters Battle Residential Fire In DeFuniak Springs

February 6, 2018 DeFuniak Springs, Fla — Walton County Fire Rescue respond to a structure fire on Cosson Road in DeFuniak Springs to find a fully engulfed mobile home. Sunday night at 8:08 PM a 911 call promptly dispatched Walton County Fire Rescue crews to 2817 Cosson Road in reference to a residential fire. Firefighters and Paramedics arrived within minutes ...

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Santa Rosa Jury Duty Scam

February 6, 2018 Milton, FL – A new twist to an old scam has shown up in Santa Rosa County where a person claiming to be an officer will call informing you, you have a warrant for your arrest for non-compliance to a jury duty summons. A Santa Rosa County resident received a phone call on February 5th from a ...

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CPD Chief Supports Commissioner of Agriculture on Gun Licensing

February 6, 2018 Crestview, FL – If there’s one thing about which Crestview Police Chief Tony Taylor is adamant, it’s the right of every law-abiding American to keep and bear arms. So it was music to his ears when Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam announced Jan. 30th that his office was expediting the concealed weapons permit applications of 100,000 veterans ...

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Elderly Man Attacks Wife and Disabled Son with Metal Mallet

February 6, 2018 Niceville, FL – A Niceville area woman and her disabled son are fighting for their lives after being attacked by a family member armed with a metal mallet around 6 a.m. this morning. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has charged 76-year old Judson Wood of 1911 Benton Avenue with two counts of attempted premeditated murder. OCSO Investigators say ...

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Crestview Domestic Violence Suspect Charged with Attempted Murder and Aggravated Battery

February 6, 2018 Crestview, FL – A Crestview man who beat his wife with his fists and a wooden table leg, then fired a shotgun at two other family members, has been charged with attempted murder and two counts of aggravated battery. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office responded to 6253 Barnes Road around 2:45 p.m. Monday after getting reports of a ...

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OCSO Inquiry Underway After Weapon Inadvertently Left In Faculty Bathroom

February 6, 2018 Fort Walton Beach, FL – The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a review after a School Resource Officer inadvertently left her service weapon inside a faculty bathroom off-limits to students. The weapon was there less than five minutes before the officer realized she had not put it back on her belt after placing it on a shelf approximately ...

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FWC To Offer Hunter Safety Courses In Person and Online Completion This February

February 6, 2018 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety courses in two additional counties in February and march. Students who have taken the online course and wish to complete the classroom portion must bring the online-completion report with them. All firearms, ammunition and materials are provided free of charge. Students should bring a ...

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K9 Jester Joins Revamped WCSO K9 Team

February 6, 2018 DeFuniak Springs, Fla — A new K9 has joined the Walton County Sheriff’s Office family and wasted no time making an impact on drug enforcement. K9 Jester, a Netherland born one-year-old Belgian Malinois recently joined the revamped K9 Unit at WCSO. Walton County Sheriff’s Office made the decision in October to pursue certification through the Florida Department of ...

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SRO Investigation Leads to Recovery of Loaded Handgun on Okaloosa County School Bus

February 6, 2018 Fort Walton Beach, FL – An investigation by Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officers (SRO) led to the recovery of a loaded handgun hidden on an AMI Kids school bus in Fort Walton Beach this afternoon. A Snapchat video was sent to an SRO in Crestview depicting what appeared to be a student brandishing a firearm ...

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