Local and State News

Freeport Mobile and RV Destroyed in Early Morning Fire

June 10, 2017 Freeport, Fla— A Walton County resident lost his mobile home and RV in a structure fire overnight. At approximately 3:30 AM Saturday morning, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a mobile home fire on Four Mile Road in Freeport. The resident stated he was cleaning up around his home when he heard something blow ...

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Crestview Shopping Center Closed for Gas Leak Friday

June 9, 2017 The Crestview Fire Department along with Crestview Police Department closed the shopping center located at the corner of West James Lee Blvd and North Lloyd Street for a reported gas leak Friday morning around 9:30 AM. Customers were denied access to the shopping center while Okaloosa Gas District fixed the leak. Business affected by the leak included, ...

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School Burglarized in Jay

June 9, 2017 On Thursday June 8 at approximately 6:55 am, 2 individuals broke into the Jay Elementary School on Alabama Street in Jay. During the burglary, money and computers were stolen. These individuals are also being sought for other school burglaries in Alabama. The suspects are a white male and white female. They were seen driving a late 1990’s ...

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OCSO Deputies Undergo Precautionary Treatment for Possible Fentanyl Exposure

June 9, 2017 Two Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies went through precautionary decontamination procedures on Thursday after being exposed to suspected fentanyl during a traffic stop. The opioid drug epidemic has caused increased hazards for law enforcement officers. In fact, an Ohio Police Officer overdosed last month after accidentally touching fentanyl. He had to be given four doses of Narcan to ...

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Woman Claims Craigslist Ad Repairman Disabled Car He Was Hired to Fix

June 9, 2017 A Texas woman who says she hired a man she found in a Craigslist ad to fix her car but instead of getting her back on the road, he deliberately disabled it. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the Destin Walmart Wednesday evening in reference to a “customer dispute”. The 28-year old victim told deputies her 2006 ...

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Seven Arrested for Inciting Riot at DJJ Facility in Walton County

June 8, 2017 DeFuniak Springs, Fla— A group of teenagers are arrested on felony charges after a suspected gang related incident at a facility contracted through the Department of Juvenile Justice. At approximately 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Walton County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 286 Gene Hurley Road in reference to a possible riot. After reviewing surveillance video and interviewing on ...

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Ponce DeLeon Man Charged With Sexual Battery on Mentally Challenged Person

June 7, 2017 DeFuniak Springs, FLA – The DeFuniak Springs Police Department began an investigation approximately a month ago after an allegation of sexual contact with a mentally challenged person was made. Detectives with the DeFuniak Springs Police initiated an investigation that led them to the victim stating they had engaged in intercourse with a friend of the family in ...

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Stallworth Disappearance Continues To Baffle Crestview Police

June 7, 2017 by BRIAN HUGHES CRESTVIEW — The case of a missing Crestview woman continues to confound area law enforcement. Rampant rumors—none substantiated—add to the difficulty of solving the case of Calandra Stallworth’s disappearance. Missing since the end of March, Stallworth, the mother of two children, was originally reported missing by her mother the week before, but presented herself ...

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Infant Succumbs to Injuries Following Sunday Afternoon Wreck in Crestview

June 6, 2017 CRESTVIEW, FLA — The Crestview Police Department continues to investigate a now fatal traffic accident that claimed the life of a Fort Walton Beach infant. On Sunday afternoon at approximately 12:30 pm the Crestview Police Department responded to the intersection of S Ferdon Blvd and John King Rd of a reported two vehicle accident with injuries. According to ...

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Infant in Guarded Condition Following Sunday Afternoon Wreck In Crestview

June 5, 2017 by BRIAN HUGHES CRESTVIEW, FLA — The Crestview Police Department continues to investigate a traffic accident that occurred around 12:30 Sunday afternoon at the intersection of State Road 85 and John King Road. According to Officer Jay Seals, a northbound blue Kia SUV driven by Bettye Barbee, 77, of Crestview with two passengers turned left at John ...

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