Local and State News

Legendary Marine executives accused of stealing hundreds of thousands from business

March 22, 2018 Two former executives from Legendary Marine, LLC and a spouse are facing racketeering and organized fraud charges. According to a press release from the office of State Attorney for the First Judicial Circuit, Bill Eddins, Andrew Crisp, Fred Pace and his wife, Leslie Pace are facing criminal charges after a joint investigation was launched by the State ...

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14 Year old Charged with Taking Mom’s Car and Carrying a Concealed Weapon

March 22, 2108 Fort Walton Beach, FL – A traffic stop shortly before midnight last night led to multiple charges against the 14-year old driver. An Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputy spotted a car with no tag lights around 11:40 p.m. Wednesday on Navy Street. The driver turned out to be 14-year old Eian Wilson of Fort Walton Beach, who ...

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Teen Colony In The Woods’ Is Just A Rumor

March 22, 2018 Crestview, FL — It may sound like a story from a supermarket tabloid or maybe a sequel to “Lord of the Flies,” but investigators from the Crestview Police Department assure residents there is no feral colony of five dozen homeless teens living in the woods somewhere in the city. “We’re not sure how the rumor started, but we can ...

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Health Advisory Issued For Rocky Bayou State Park

March 21, 2018 Ft. Walton Beach, Fla – The Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County (DOH-Okaloosa) conducts bi-weekly saltwater beach water quality monitoring at 11 sites through the Healthy Beaches Monitoring Program. Samples are collected from March through the end of October. The water samples are analyzed for enteric bacteria (enterococci) that normally inhabit the intestinal tract of humans and animals and ...

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WCSO Posse Volunteers More Than 9,545 Hours In 2017

March 21, 2018 Walton County, Fla — At the end of 2017 the Walton County Sheriff’s Office Posse will have volunteered more than 9,500 hours to the community it serves. The 18 member unit tallied 9,545 hours total contributing approximately $216,000 worth of value to Walton County in the way of public safety. That number is according to the latest ...

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Holt Woman Admits Hitting Live In Boyfriend in Head with Hammer Multiple Times

March 21, 2018 Holt, FL – A Holt man says an argument with his live-in girlfriend ended with her picking up a hammer from the floorboard of their car and striking him in the head several times. 28-year old Megan Ostman is charged with aggravated battery in connection with the incident which took place around five p.m. off Log Lake Road on ...

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FWC Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report 2/16/2018 – 2/22/2018

March 20, 2018 Escambia County Officer Land was on patrol at Pensacola Beach conducting resource inspections and approached an individual who was surf fishing on the beach. A large tail was protruding from a five-gallon bucket filled with water near the subject. The red drum was over the maximum size of 27 inches. The fish was released to the water ...

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Bobwhite Quail Enthusiasts Tour Alabama Black Belt

March 19, 2018 By David Rainer The bobwhite quail opportunities in the Alabama Black Belt were put under intense scrutiny recently. As expected, the Black Belt quail experience received nothing but praise. Alabama Black Belt Adventures and sponsors hosted representatives of Quail Forever and the outdoors media for a grand tour of the quail hunting in the Alabama area famous ...

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Laurel Hill Man Facing Charges in Gruesome Mutilation Death of His Father’s Dog

March 20, 2018 Laurel Hill, FL – A Laurel Hill man being held in the Walton County jail is facing charges in Okaloosa County ranging from aggravated battery to felony animal cruelty in the gruesome mutilation death of his father’s dog. 22-year old Michael Reeves was wanted in Okaloosa County in connection with a domestic battery on his father March 7th. ...

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Oklahoma Man Charged with Hosting Open House Party in Destin

March 20, 2018 Destin, FL – An Oklahoma man renting a Destin home is charged with hosting an open house party after allowing underage attendees to consume alcoholic beverages. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies were responding to a noise complaint at 3463 Scenic Highway 98 today around 2:45 p.m. A deputy spotted up to 30 people in the home’s pool with ...

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