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MAN STEALS DONATION JAR FROM CARYVILLE GAS STATION

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who stole a donation jar from a Caryville gas station. Deputies say he took the jar on Wednesday afternoon from the River Stop Gas Station on U.S. 90. The bucket contained donation which were being collected for a local family who has a medically needy infant. The suspect is a ...

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MICHAEL WHITE’S RESIGNMENT AGREEMENT DETAILS RELEASED

  Lynn Haven City Commissioners accepted the resignation of Michael White as City Manager during their meeting Tuesday. This comes a week after White was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without the intent to kill. Lynn Haven City Attorney Adam Albritton said White’s legal council submitted his resignation letter Tuesday. Albritton said the council’s decision ...

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CRIMESTOPPERS WEEKLY WANTED AD

Good afternoon! Attached are this week’s Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers wanted individuals. These and more wanted folks can be viewed at www.emeraldcoastcrimestoppers.com. Please Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward to the anonymous tipster who helps authorities locate Matthew Kyle Estes and Erica Alicia Varner. Matthew Kyle Estes – White male, 34 years old (DOB: 07/26/1984), 5’07” tall, ...

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7 YEAR OLD ACCIDENTALLY DISCHARGES PISTOL

  Officers and Detectives with DeFuniak Springs Police responded to North 20th Street Wednesday afternoon around 3:30 p.m. in reference to a possible shooting of a child.  Responding units were able to determine that no one had actually been shot or injured.  Investigators determined that a 7 year old had found a pistol that was being stored in a vehicle ...

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LAWSUIT FILED BY CRUM FAMILY ALLEGING WRONGFUL DEATH

  After the deaths of Liberty County High School Baseball Coach Corey Crum and his wife, Shana, the Crum family is suing. A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against the Florida Public Utilities Company by the Crum family. The lawsuit alleges the company should not have had live wires in the area; the wires were not insulated and were ...

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LYNN HAVEN CITY MANAGER MICHAEL WHITE RESIGNS AFTER ARREST

  The city of Lynn Haven is on the search for a new city manager. In a unanimous vote, the Lynn Haven commission accepted the resignation and separation agreement of city manager Michael White. White was arrested on March 17 and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after authorities said he pointed a gun at his wife’s face ...

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NEW EMERALD COAST WILDLIFE REFUGE TO OPEN WITHOUT ANIMALS

  The new Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge will open June 15 — at least that is the plan according to Bill Anderson, president and ECWR Board chairman. ECWR lacks funds to complete the medical wing of the new facility at 3051 Cloptons Circle. “We cannot move any animals to the new location until the medical building is completed and staffed,” ...

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INVESTIGATORS FIND CHILD PORN PLAYING ON TV, MAN ARRESTED

  State Attorney Bill Eddins announced that David Wayne Smith was sentenced following a plea of no contest on March 26 to six counts of possession of photos, motion pictures, etc. which include the sexual conduct of a child and two counts of transmission of pornography. Judge Kelvin Wells sentenced Smith to 10 Years in the Florida Department of Corrections ...

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WOMAN WITH THREE CHILDREN PRESENT CHARGED WITH DUI

  A Crestview woman was charged with a DUI and three counts of child neglect following a welfare check Monday. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrested 32-year-old Analise Guillen, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office. Guillen’s ex-husband called authorities saying he was concerned, the release said. He had just arrived at the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport on ...

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DAUGHTER RETURNS FROM DEPLOYMENT, SURPRISES MOM

  Last Friday, a Walton County native surprised her mom at the Walton County Sheriff’s Office after a two-year deployment. WCSO Capt. Angie Hogeboom was listening to interviews in her office when there was a knock at her door. Her daughter was on the other side. “When they opened the door … it took me a minute to register it ...

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