Author Archives: Nancy Simpler

KENNEL REOPENS WHERE ANIMALS FOUND DEAD

  A pet boarding facility has opened at the same address where 21 dead animals were found two months ago. Richard Rack, who also goes by the name Danny James, said in a Facebook post last week that he is again boarding animals in Crestview. “For those who don’t know or haven’t heard, I have FINALLY moved out of the ...

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WANTED FUGITIVE ARRESTED IN HOLMES COUNTY

A wanted fugitive has been arrested in Holmes County. The arrest was made Tuesday by members of the U.S. Marshals Service Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force. Members of the task force met at 3642 Twin Lakes Drive in Holmes County to take 41-year-old Travis Stephens into custody on active felony warrants out of Holmes and Bay Counties. While making the ...

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IMPACT 100 NWF TO AWARD $508K TO CHARITIES THIS YEAR

  IMPACT 100 NWF has announced that its 2019 membership has reached 508 women, which will allow the organization to give $508,000 to local nonprofit organizations serving Okaloosa and Walton counties. Since 2012, IMPACT 100 NWF has given $2.7 million to the community. Grant applications for this year are due June 28. Finalists will be chosen from five focus areas: ...

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FBI UNCOVERS HOMEGROWN TERROR TRAINING CAMP IN ALABAMA

   At first glance, it looks like an abandoned dump. But this plot of land in Macon County, Alabama is described in an FBI search warrant as a “makeshift military-style obstacle course” belonging to a small group of terrorists led by Siraj Wahhaj who owned the property up a long dirt road but just a few miles from downtown Tuskegee. ...

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FIRST BAPTIST OF CRESTVIEW OFFERS MUSIC AND ARTS CAMP

  First Baptist Church Crestview is having a Summer Music and Arts Camp for students who graduated first through sixth grades, and a junior camp for K-4 through kindergarten students. Hours are 8 a.m.-noon June 10-14 at FBC Crestview, 171 Hickory Ave. W. Family night presentations are at 6 p.m. June 14. Cost is $35 per child or $85 per ...

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TEACHERS CREDIT UNION SHOWS APPRECIATION FOR EDUCATORS

  The Okaloosa County Teachers Federal Credit Union honored three local teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week (May 6-10). The Credit Union partnered with the Northwest Florida Daily News for a teacher appreciation contest. Jordan Appelberg, a fourth-grade teacher at Bob Sikes Elementary, was chosen as the elementary school winner. Michelle Cook, a technology teacher at Bruner Middle School and Gina ...

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MAN IDENTIFIED AND ARRESTED IN DEPUTY-INVOLVED SHOOTING

  The arrest report for a man who was shot by deputies in Pensacola Sunday afternoon was released. Jerome Berry, 19, was arrested for an outstanding domestic violence by strangulation warrant and charged with assault on an officer and resisting officers. Four deputies went to serve the warrant at a house in the 1200 block of Albuquerque Circle but Berry ...

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CRESTVIEW POLICE HOLD CEREMONY FOR FALLEN OFFICERS

  Crestview Police held a ceremony to honor fallen officers from around the country. This is all part of National Police Week, which started Monday. The ceremony was held outside the Crestview Police Department, and around 130 names of fallen officers were read. The ceremony was held at 6:15 a.m. by the department’s chaplaincy division. One officer said that the ...

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