Latest News

Author Archives: Nancy Simpler

Man dead after shooting himself in ER

One man is dead after he walked into the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center and shot himself, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. Michele Nicholson, spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called to the shooting before 6 a.m. Nicholson said the man walked into the emergency room area, where he shot himself. No other injuries were reported, ...

Read More »

Duke Field pilot found not guilty of sexual assaults

An Air Force Reserve pilot with the 919th Special Operations Group at Duke Field has been found not guilty of sexually assaulting a female senior airman during a 2017 deployment to Uganda, according to the public affairs office at Eglin Air Force Base. Lt. Col. Michael B. Black, a C-145A Skytruck pilot, was alleged to have raped the airman twice, ...

Read More »

Troopers begin crackdown on speeding motorists

Law enforcement officers in five southern states are planning a crackdown on speeding motorists next week. State troopers and local officers in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee are participating in a speed enforcement campaign called Operation Southern Shield 2019, according to news releases from the state agencies. The enforcement push begins Monday and continues through July 21. “Speed ...

Read More »

New high school underway in Destin

Destin residents could see a new high school within their area in the upcoming 2020 school year. The governing board of Destin High School Inc. announced on Sunday, July 14 they plan to move forward into purchasing Destin United Methodist Church’s (DUMC) Beach Drive campus to build Destin High School. According to the Destin High School Inc. officials Destin High ...

Read More »

Search for wanted man in Holmes County

The Bonifay Police Department and Crimestoppers of Holmes County needs your help finding a wanted man. Officials say Jesse Rogers, 36, is wanted on charges of organized scheme to defraud, burglary, and criminal mischief. Rogers is described as 6’1″ tall and about 170 pounds. Officials say if you see Rogers or if you know any information about his case, call ...

Read More »

Man arrested for DUI after apparent hit and run

Witnesses at the scene thought a motorcyclist was hit by an SUV on Saturday night in Panama City Beach but the Florida Highway Patrol says that’s not the case. The Bay County Sheriff’s Office responded to an accident on Thomas Drive near Joan Avenue around 9:00 p.m. Troopers with Florida Highway Patrol also responded to further investigate the initial reports ...

Read More »

Alabama prison escapee remains on the run after eluding authorities

The search continues this morning for an escaped Alabama inmate. Last week, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office says 41-year-old Travis Dawson escaped from Loxley work release Wednesday night. Authorities believe he was in the area of Miller Road and Rockaway Creek Road Friday morning near the Florida community of Nokomis. They say Dawson had previous ties to the North Escambia and ...

Read More »

A REMINDER THAT WALTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE TO CONDUCT DUI CHECKPOINT IN DEFUNIAK SPRINGS

Walton County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a DUI and Roadside Safety Checkpoint Friday, July 19, between 10 PM. and 3:00 AM on Highway 90 near the intersection of Bishop Pond Road. DUI checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and DUI arrest frequency, affording the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence. Locations are chosen ...

Read More »