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TWO SERIOUSLY INJURED IN SEVEN-VEHICLE CRASH

  Two people suffered serious injuries and four received minor injuries during a seven-vehicle crash Monday morning in Walton County. According to a press release from the Florida Highway Patrol, 22-year-old Christian Carvajal, from Hialeah, Florida, was driving a Dodge Ram west on State Road 20 around 10 a.m. The truck drifted to the left and crossed the centerline swiping ...

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MAN ARRESTED FOR OPERATING WATERCRAFT UNDER THE INFLUENCE AT BIG LAGOON STATE PARK

  A Pensacola man is behind bars after an arrest report says he was operating a personal watercraft (PWC) erratically and allegedly under the influence. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) the incident occurred on Saturday at the Big Lagoon State Park in Escambia County. The report says two FWC Officers were patrolling in the idle ...

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GAS PRICES PROJECTED TO RISE IN THE NEXT WEEK

  The state of Florida is seeing the lowest gas prices since February but AAA officials expect that to change. According to their website, Franklin, Gulf, Calhoun, Holmes, Washington and Bay county have some of the highest averages per gallon in the state. Last week, Panama City had the highest average per gallon at $2.58. AAA spokesman, Mark Jenkins says ...

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FIRST RESPONDERS SEARCH FOR POSSIBLE MISSING SWIMMER

  The Coast Guard and other first responders searched the Gulf of Mexico by Seagrove Place Monday for a swimmer possibly at risk of drowning offshore. The Walton County Sheriff’s Office said they received calls from witnesses who said there appeared to be a man far offshore struggling to stay afloat, according to spokeswoman Corey Dobridnia. Deputies responded by boat ...

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LOCAL RESIDENTS QUESTION STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF FUTURE STAGE

  The new performance stage planned for the Fort Walton Landing is designed to hold up in 150-mph winds, says City Manager Michael Beedie. Plans call for the $1.5 million stage to be an open-air facility that extends partially over the Santa Rosa Sound. The modernly equipped structure will replace the existing stage, which does not have a permanent roof. ...

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4 NEW RESTAURANTS COMING TO CRESTVIEW

  Citizens of Crestview will soon have more options when it comes to their dining choice. Four new restaurants are getting set to open throughout the city in the next few months. City manager Tim Bolduc said the explosion of new restaurants is all part of city staff’s efforts to expand the city. “I think that as the city continues ...

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FWB MAN ACCUSED OF KIDNAPPING CAPTURED AFTER HIGH-SPEED CHASE

A man accused of kidnapping a woman in Fort Walton Beach was taken into custody after a leading lawmen on a high-speed car chase in Jackson County on Sunday afternoon, officials say. According to a social media post from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, the communications center received a 911 call from employees of a Love Truck Stop in Cottondale. ...

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FHP SEEKING DRIVER WHO REAR-ENDED MOTORCYCLIST IN ESCAMBIA COUNTY

  A motorcyclist was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries after a driver hit the rider from behind and took off. According to Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the accident occurred on Sunday night around 8:47 p.m. on Glass Drive and Rainbow Avenue. The report states 54-year-old Tina Marie Sisson was riding her motorcycle southbound on Glass Drive when ...

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PENSACOLA MAN ALLEGEDLY POINTS GUN AT WOMAN IN FRONT OF CHILDREN

  A man has been arrested after allegedly pointing a gun at a woman while children were present. The arrest report from the Pensacola Police Department states 43-year-old Roderick Randall and a woman were in an argument over some comments made by her Facebook. The report says Randall felt he was being slandered on social media. During the argument, which ...

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