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Motorcyclist in Critical Condition after being thrown from bike

Sunday, September 25, 2016 Santa Rosa Beach, FL – A motorcyclist is in critical condition after the front tire of the motorcycle he was riding popped up in the air and he was thrown from his bike. At approximately 7pm Saturday night, 50 year old Robert Willard Pulley of Kingwood Harris, TX was westbound on US Highway 98 between East ...

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Family Hopes for Closure in 32 Year Old Crestview Murder

Sunday September 25, 2016 Today marks 32 years since the disappearance of 24-year old Linda Kay Carroll of Crestview. The young mother of two who was last seen at her home on Kingston Road the night of September 25 1984. Investigators found the bedsheets missing on her bed and human hair on a striker plate of a doorjamb. At the time ...

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Victim of Early Morning Stabbing in Freeport has Died

Saturday, September 24, 2016 Freeport, Fla— The victim of a stabbing early Friday morning has died. 26 year old Sandy James Berlin of Alabama has succumbed to injuries he received after he was stabbed during an altercation. During the early morning hours on Friday, September 23, 2016, Sandy James Berlin and 26 year old Jefferson Charles Michael Helton of Cantonment, FL ...

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Destin Man Charged with Shooting Handgun inside Destin Tattoo Shop

September 23, 2016 A Destin resident has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after witnesses say he fired a gun at another man inside a Destin tattoo business. 48-year old Gabriel Spencer of 277 Twin Lakes Lane was located at his home shortly after the incident was reported Friday afternoon. Victim Christopher Caupp of Ohio says he ...

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Oct. 11, 2016 is Final Day for registration to Vote in General Election

Friday, September 23, 2016 Paul Lux, the Okaloosa County Supervisor of Elections, would like to make voters aware of the Registration Books Closing date of October 11, 2016 for the November 8, 2016 General Election. All new registrations must be submitted to either Okaloosa County Supervisor of Elections office by October 11. Address changes and other updates are always welcome ...

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Pensacola Man Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to Making False Statements in Investigation of ISIL-Related Postings

September 23, 2016 PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – Robert Blake Jackson, 31, of Pensacola, pled guilty today to making materially false statements in a federal investigation. The guilty plea was announced by Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida. In October 2014, Jackson’s Facebook profile contained comments, photos, and videos expressing support for extremist terrorist groups such ...

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Pensacola Attorney / CPA indicted for Federal Tax Crimes

September 23, 2016 PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – James R.J. Scheltema, 56, of Pensacola, made an initial appearance today in the U.S. District Court in Pensacola after a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging him with filing false tax returns and tax evasion. The indictment was announced by Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida. The ...

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Ponce DeLeon man arrested on drug charges after fleeing police on skateboard

A 21 year old man was arrested Saturday on drug charges after Officers with the DeFuniak Springs Police Department located the backpack he had been wearing and found that it contained drugs. Officers initially responded to the area around the DeFuniak Springs McDonald’s at approximately 11:30 a.m. for a report that Jason James Sparks, of Ponce De Leon, was possibly ...

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Fort Walton Beach man arrested in stabbing over $180 in drugs

**********UPDATE**********UPDATE**********UPDATE**********UPDATE**********UPDATE********** Monday, September 26, 2016 On Tuesday, September 20th, Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Patrol deputies responded to a stabbing incident at 1599 Hunt Club St (Heather Glen Apartments). 19 year old Aaron Rodriguez was found to be the victim of a stabbing. Rodriguez advised that Lequalisha Markee Lewis was the suspect. Rodriguez claimed Lewis followed him to the above location ...

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Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers Weekly Wanted Subjects

Submit a Web Tip Wanted As Of: 08/08/2016 VOP-Grand Theft, Trafficking in Stolen Property & Fraud Name: Arron Deering Odle Alias: Aaron Odle Sex: Male Race: Caucasian Age: DOB: 09/04/1986 Height: 6ft 3in Weight: 180 lbs Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown Odle`s last known address was on Sycamore Avenue in Niceville. Warrant: Okaloosa County Sheriff`s Office   Submit a Web Tip ...

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