Local and State News

Three Suspects Sought in Home Invasion Robbery

June 28, 2017 Laurel Hill, Fla— An investigation is launched after three men kick down the door of a home in northern Walton County. At 10:30pm Tuesday night deputies responded to a home on Richerson Road following a 911 call regarding a home invasion robbery. Deputies found the victim, who is a home Healthcare Nurse, frightened with injuries. She told ...

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WCSO Holds Annual Backpack Drive to Benefit Children in Need

  June 28, 2017 Walton County, Fla— Walton County Sheriff’s Office is hosting their annual Backpack Drive for the third year in a row to benefit children in need in our community as they prepare to go back to school this fall. Through July 28, 2017, WCSO will be collecting backpacks and other school supplies needed for Walton County students ...

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Eglin’s 96th Test Wing to Conduct Fast Cook-Off Test

June 28, 2017 Eglin Air Force Base, FL – The 96th Test Wing is scheduled to conduct a fast cook-off test using jet fuel in a contained basin on the Eglin range complex the morning of Wednesday, June 28. Testing will take place in the early morning and will produce a visible smoke plume that should remain over the reservation and ...

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Panama City Beach Man Charged With Attempted Enticement Of A Minor

June 27, 2017 Panama City Beach, FL – Michael Shawn Garrett, 44, of Panama City Beach, was arraigned Monday in the U.S. District Court in Panama City after a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging him with attempted enticement of a minor for sex. The indictment alleges that, in May 2017, Garrett attempted to entice a minor under the ...

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Crestview Man in Critical Condition After Wrecking Motorcycle

June 27, 2017 A Crestview man is in critical condition after he wrecked his motorcycle on Airport Rd Monday evening. According to a Florida Highway Patrol news release, 56 year old James Robert Caine Jr, of Crestview, FL, was traveling west on Airport Rd approaching Buckhorn Dr on a 2003 Custom Motorcycle. As Caine was traveling around a curve he ...

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DeFuniak Springs Murder Suspect Apprehended

June 26, 2017 Officers with the DeFuniak Springs Police Department responded to 57 N. 10th Street just after 6 p.m. Monday, June 26, 2017 in reference to a caller reporting a possible murder. Officers checked the residence and found a female deceased inside the home. During the course of the investigation, detectives determined that 36 year old Stephen Anthony Taylor ...

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Missouri Man Arrested After Threatening Walton County TDC Employee With Gun

  June 26, 2017 Walton County, Fla – A Missouri man was arrested early Monday morning after threatening a Walton County Tourist Development Council employee with a gun. Around 2:45 Monday morning, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about a verbal disturbance on the beach in Inlet Beach. When WCSO deputies arrived on scene, the victim stated ...

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An Argument Over Money Turned Violent With The Use of A Golf Club

June 26, 2017 DeFuniak Springs, Fla – A DeFuniak Springs man has been arrested after attacking a local man with a golf club. On May 14, 2017 just before 1:00 p.m., the Walton County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a physical altercation in a residential area just off of Highway 83 in DeFuniak Springs. When deputies arrived on scene, ...

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Bay County Air Craft Crash Landing

June 25, 2017 A single engine airplane makes crash landing just east of Ebro. According to a Florida Highway Patrol news release, a single engine Arrow Commander 200 Delta was attempting to make an emergency landing when it lost power and crash landed on the south shoulder of State Road 20. The crash occurred shortly after 1 PM Saturday afternoon, ...

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Milton Man Sentenced To Life in Prison For Lewd or Lascivious Molestation Upon a Child

June 23, 2017 A Milton Man will spend the rest of his life behind bars and has been designated as a Sexual Predator. , 71 YO, was convicted by a Santa Rosa County Jury on June 22, 2017 for Lewd or Lascivious Molestation Upon a Child less than 12 years of age. Immediately following the trial, Judge David Rimmer designated ...

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