Author Archives: Christopher Henderson

Sonic goes to school, Crestview Police K9 meets some Walker Owls

May 27, 2017 by BRIAN HUGHES Crestview, FLA  — A Crestview Police Department K9 officer has some new friends among the Walker Elementary School Owls. Officer Sonic and his handler, Officer Jay Seals, visited Liz Bears’ third-grade class Thursday morning. With just one more day of school, Sonic’s visit brought back to the halls of academia about 16 young minds ...

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Deputy Cutler Peterson and K9 Miro Earn Their Paws

May 27, 2017 Deputy Cutler Petersen was officially welcomed into the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit on May 24th. In a ceremony attended by his family, he was awarded the coveted K-9 lapel pin. K-9 handlers make up less than 1% of the Sheriff’s Office and Law Enforcement Officers in general. It is not an easy process. First they ...

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Stock Up on Disaster Preparedness Supplies June 2-4 During Florida Sales Tax Holiday

May 25, 2017 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – June marks the start of hurricane season and a time for Floridians to stock up on qualifying disaster preparedness supplies exempt from sales tax. Passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Florida Governor Rick Scott, the 2017 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday, June 2, 2017 and ...

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Milton Man Found Guilty of Aggravated Child Abuse on 4 Month Old Infant

May 25, 2017 A Milton man that was arrested in July of 2015 for Aggravated Child Abuse on a 4 month old infant was found guilty by a jury of his piers. On July 7, 2015, Wilky Pierre Toussaint physically abused a 4 month old infant whose mother had left the child in his care. Toussaint claimed he had left ...

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Walton County Man Arrested After Search Warrant Reveals Evidence of Two Burglaries

May 25, 2017 Santa Rosa Beach, Fla— Two burglaries are solved after a search warrant on S. 4th Street in Walton County; landing one man behind bars. On May 23rd a burglary report was taken from a victim missing approximately $5,000 in stolen property from storage trailers located on his property on S. 4th Street. Walton County deputies were able ...

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OCSO Seeks Information in Car Versus Pedestrian Accident

May 23, 2017 The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is looking for additional information in an accident that took place near the intersection of Highway 98 and Palmetto Drive in Destin around 3:45 a.m. on May 7 th . Deputies initially believed the injuries suffered by 22 year old Tyler Ponthieux of Dryprong Louisiana occurred after he tripped and fell on ...

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Walton United Broadband Initiative Meeting Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 The Walton United Broadband Initiative will hold a Meeting on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 beginning at 12:00 PM at the Walton County Administration Building located at 76 North 6th Street, DeFuniak Springs, FL. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the continued expansion of broadband services in Walton County. Two or more Commissioners may attend ...

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Florida Cops On Top Event Scheduled For June 24th

May 24, 2017 Walton County, Fla — On Saturday, June 24th, teams from across the country will set out to summit their state’s highest point in honor of the law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line of duty. Cops on Top teams are comprised of volunteer climbers, largely self-funded law enforcement officers. Whether their attempt is to climb ...

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Florida Cops On Top Event Scheduled For June 24th

May 24, 2017 Walton County, Fla — On Saturday, June 24th, teams from across the country will set out to summit their state’s highest point in honor of the law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line of duty. Cops on Top teams are comprised of volunteer climbers, largely self-funded law enforcement officers. Whether their attempt is to climb ...

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Governor Scott Signs 16 Bills Into Law

May 23, 2017 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott signed the following bills into law:   CS/CS/SB 18 Relief of ‘Survivor’ and the Estate of ‘Victim’ – This bill directs the Florida Department of Children and Families to provide a total of $3.75 million in compensation relief to Victor Barahona and the estate of Nubia Barahona.   CS/CS/SB 80 ...

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