Local and State News

County Dump Truck Driver Arrested For Official Misconduct

November 17, 2017 Walton County, Fla— A Walton County Public Works employee is arrested after stealing asphalt and falsifying activity logs while working as a dump truck driver. In early November, a report was filed with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office by a county employee regarding the misconduct of Brian James Walters, 37. The report claimed Walters was telling co-workers ...

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OCSO Investigating Suspicious Death in Shalimar

November 16, 2017 Shalimar, FL – The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspicious death in Shalimar. Deputies were called to a townhome at 86th 10th Avenue around midnight after receiving a call from a family member. OCSO investigators located a body inside the home and have been working to process the scene and interview several individuals. An autopsy is scheduled for ...

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Walton County Human Resources Director Arrested For Insurance Fraud

November 17, 2017 Walton County, Fla— The Human Resources Director for Walton County has been arrested for insurance fraud following an investigation by the Walton County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Department of Financial Services Bureau of Insurance Fraud. On October 17th WCSO was notified of potential insurance fraud involving an employee within the Walton County Human Resources department. An ...

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Fort Walton Beach Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison For Robbing Convenience Store

November 16, 2017 Fort Walton Beach, FL – A Fort Walton Beach Man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for his role in the February 2017 robbery of a convenience store on Race Track Rd. The charges arose on February 1, 2017 when Mark Alvin Nelson, Jr. walked into the AOC Food Mart located at 306 Racetrack Road ...

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OCSO K9s Axle and Bady Receive Protective Vests

November 15, 2017 Shalimar, FL – Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office K9’s Axle & Bady have received bullet and stab protective vests thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Axle & Bady’s vests are sponsored by a fundraiser hosted by the Emerald Coast Chivers and embroidered with the sentiment “Donated by the Emerald Coast ...

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Shots Fired And Speeding Vehicle Results In Meth Arrest

November 15, 2017 DeFuniak Springs, FL – After police responded to shots fired in the area and pulling over a vehicle a large amount of drugs and a gun was taken off the streets of DeFuniak Springs. DeFuniak Springs Police received a complaint of shots fired in the area of N. First Street late Tuesday night.  Officers arrived at approximately ...

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Fight Over Video Game Leads to Felony Aggravated Battery Charge Against Destin Teenager

November 14, 2017 Destin, FL – A sixteen-year-old Destin youth is charged with felony aggravated battery and misdemeanor battery following a fight over his refusal to stop playing video games. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrested the teen yesterday evening at his home. He told deputies he and his mother got into an argument when he refused to stop a ...

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Tis The Season For Fake Money

November 14, 2017 DeFuniak Springs, FL – The Holidays are for celebrations and Thanksgiving.  The last thing people want to think about is receiving worthless money. “Check your bills closely,” says Chief Mark Weeks, when receiving cash.  DeFuniak Springs Police have received reports of “funny money,” you know the type used in movies and is also called “Prop Money”.  The bills ...

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Head Of The Money Mofia Sentenced In 2015 Crestview Teen Murder

November 13, 2017 Crestview, FL – The Head of the Money Mofia Sentenced to Prison for his role in the murder of Crestview teen Mark Williams. Between August 2014 and July 2015, Marvin Andrew Wilkins, as the head of the “Money Mafia”, sold cannabis, committed batteries, assaults, and tampered with evidence. On January 20, 2015, Wilkins believed a member of ...

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State Roads 85, 123 and 285 to Close For Testing on Tuesday & Thursday, November 14th & 16th

November 13, 2017 Eglin AFB, FL – The 96th Test Wing is scheduled to conduct testing on the Eglin Air Force Base range Tuesday, Nov. 14 and Thursday, Nov. 16, that will require closing State Roads 85, 123 and 285. All three roads will be closed between 12:30 and 3 p.m. on both days. If the tests are cancelled those two ...

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