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MULTI-CAR CRASH

As reported by Wolfgang Menser Monday, November 20th, at 7:46 p.m., a Mary Esther woman, Mackenzie Rados, age 19, traveled westbound on U.S. Highway 98 when she fell asleep at the wheel of the first vehicle.  The vehicle veered off the roadway which then caused the vehicle to overturn and came to rest in a ditch.  Another motorist, George Griffin,  ...

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FORE FAMILY BENEFIT DINNER

As reported by Wolfgang Menser Tuesday, November 21st, at the Walton County Extension Office, 4-H held a Family Benefit Dinner for the Fore (F-O-R-E) Family.  October 28th, Ivana and Emma Fore were in a head-on collision with a semi-truck.  Ms. Ivana, mother of Emma, was transported to Fort Walton Beach Medical and, 8-year old, Emma was transported to Sacred Heart ...

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VOLUNTEERS PACK FOR SAMARITAN’S PURSE

On Sunday, November 19th, volunteers of all ages gathered at Woodstock Church in Panama City Beach to give back.  “We were packing boxes to send to people who really don’t have stuff,” Operation Christmas Child volunteer Allison Whitmore said. It’s all part of the Samaritan’s Purse project: Operation Christmas Child.  “What Samaritan’s Purse does is it gathers hygiene items, toy ...

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PENSACOLA MAN ARRESTED

As reported by Wolfgang Menser On Monday, November 20th, Steven Truax, Jr., age 30, was arrested and charged by Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office with 32 counts of child pornography.  Back in September, The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children sent a tip to Florida Department of Law Enforcement.  FDLE then obtained search warrants against Steven Truax, Jr.  FDLE ...

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CAR BURGLARIES OVER THE WEEKEND

As reported by Wolfgang Menser Over the weekend from Saturday night to Monday morning, there were 15 car burglaries reported in Walton County.  Eight (8) of the car burglaries occurred on Red Fish Circle, Blue Mountain Beach, three (3) others occurred on Hackberry Way.  Walton County Sheriff’s Office, in effort to lower burglaries, reminds you to hide your things, lock ...

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NAVARRE MARCHING BAND BUS CAUGHT FIRE

As reported by Wolfgang Menser Friday, November 17th,  a bus carrying Navarre High School band students caught on fire on the way from a playoff game in St. Augustine around 3:00 a.m. Saturday morning.  The Florida Highway Patrol said the bus fire happened on Interstate I-10 in Gadsden County.  Troopers say all of the students were able to get off ...

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SEMI-TRUCK FLIPS

As reported by Wolfgang Menser Friday, November 17th, at 1:15 p.m., Charles Smith, age 52, was driving his semi-truck southbound on U.S. Highway 331 in Walton County.  At the intersection of U.S. Highway 331 and U.S. Highway 98, Mr. Smith turned left onto U.S. Highway 98.  While turning, the right rear tire blew on the semi-truck causing the trailer to ...

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SHALIMAR WOMAN CHARGED WITH MURDER

As reported by Wolfgang Menser Late Friday Night, November 17th, Barbara Wozniak, age 65, was originally charged and arrested by Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office with tampering with evidence but, now has a been charged with second degree murder after further investigation was held.  Per Ms. Wozniak she murdered her husband in self-defense after he was choking her on November 10th.  ...

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ZIKA CASE

As reported by Wolfgang Menser As of Friday, November 17th, Florida Department of Health announced that a transmitted case of Zika occurred in Miami-Dade County.  Currently there is no evidence of an ongoing transmission of Zika.  From CDC, a Zika zone was not established because it was an isolated case.  Since the transmission, mosquito control and appropriate mosquito reduction have ...

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INVESTIGATION OF INMATE’S DEATH

As reported by Wolfgang Menser An ongoing investigation arose from the death of an Okaloosa County Jail inmate.  The investigation began on Friday, November 17th, the inmate that died, Nathaniel Edwards, was arrested by Fort Walton Beach Police Department the night before on an outstanding warrant for felony battery-domestic violence.  After arriving at the jail, a search was conducted on ...

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