Local and State News

Three Arrests Have Been Made In Murder Of Crestview Teen

July 25, 2015 Crestview, FL – The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has charged three people with first degree murder and racketeering in connection with the shooting death of a Crestview teenager. A fourth individual is being sought on an active warrant for racketeering relating to homicide and narcotics violations. Invaluable assistance has been provided by the State Attorney’s Office and the ...

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Church Chaplain Arrested on Charge of Lewd and Lascivious Battery

November 14, 2014 The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office today charged a Shalimar man with lewd or lascivious battery on a person 12 to 16 years of age. 53-year old Larry Michael Thorne, a Chaplain at Abundant Life Church, is accused of committing the sexual acts on numerous occasions between January 1st 2012 and November 11th, 2014. The victim says the ...

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GulfSouth Private Bank of Destin, Florida Closed by FDIC

October 19, 2012 GulfSouth Private Bank, Destin, Florida, was closed today by the Florida Office of Financial Regulation, which appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as receiver. To protect the depositors, the FDIC entered into a purchase and assumption agreement with SmartBank, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, to assume all of the deposits of GulfSouth Private Bank. The four branches of ...

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