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CALHOUN COUNTY MURDER INVESTIGATION

A Blountstown man is now charged in the murder of an elderly man in Calhoun County 28-year-old James Michael Hathaway has been charged with felony murder and grand theft over ten thousand dollars and burglary with battery. Frank Smith of Blountstown, was found tied and beaten at home on Wrennie Moody Road last week. He was airlifted to a hospital ...

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SEARCH CONTINUES FOR TWO FISHERMEN REPORTED MISSING IN MOBILE BAY

The search continues Thursday for two men who were reported missing in Mobile Bay. Family members shared a photo of 85-year-old Floyd Nelson with us. They say he and his deckhand, David Stegman, went out fishing Tuesday night. They launched on the Theodore Ship Channel near C&S Live Bait & Tackle to go fishing near Gaillard Island. They were supposed ...

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LOCAL WOMAN DEAD AFTER BEING HIT BY A SEMI

A Fountain woman is dead after being hit by a semi-truck early Thursday morning. According to Florida Highway Patrol, a semi driven by Daniel Heath, 52, was heading south on Highway 231 near Burke Road when Mandy Kimbler, 32, walked into the path of the truck. Kimbler was pronounced dead at the scene.

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DEFUNIAK SPRINGS MAN KILLED IN EARLY MORNING CRASH

A DeFuniak Springs man is dead after a car crash early Thursday morning. Florida Highway Patrol Troopers say around 4 a.m. at the intersection of State Road 285 and Bob Sikes Road, a vehicle driven by Justin Mason, 27, veered into the southbound lane of State Road 285. They say Mason’s vehicle hit another vehicle, driven by Kenneth Abplanalp, 39, ...

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LOCAL MAN ARRESTED AFTER THREATENING TO KILL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS

A man has been arrested in Pensacola after calling the Federal Bureau of Investigation several times in recent days threatening to kill all law enforcement officers he sees. Olin Dale Hulsey, 46, is charged with making threats to kill and intimidation. The FBI first notified the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office of a terroristic threat made by telephone by Hulsey Saturday ...

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FDOT WARNS OF FAKE COMPANY SENDING TOLL INVOICES

The Florida Department of Transportation is warning drivers to be on the lookout for possible scammers trying to trick them into sending payments. FDOT officials said there’s a fake company out there called Toll Enforcement, LLC. The company is trying to pull a fast one on the many drivers who take tolls not just around Tampa Bay area but also ...

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NICEVILLE MAN IN CUSTODY AFTER STANDOFF WITH DEPUTIES

A 36-year-old man will face additional charges after he barricaded himself inside his home for nearly three hours Tuesday afternoon when Okaloosa County sheriff’s deputies attempted to serve him two felony warrants. Jeffrey Lee Davis was at his home at 1714 26th St. when deputies arrived around noon. Davis refused to come out and the sheriff’s office Special Response Team ...

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THREE SERIOUSLY INJURED, ONE CRITICAL IN WALTON CRASH

Three men were left in serious condition and one woman was listed as critical Monday night after a driver ran a stop sign at the intersection of U.S. 90 and State Road 285. Joseph Brown, 47 of Baker, was driving east on U.S. 90 at 6:10 p.m. in a Chevrolet 2500 when he failed to observe a stop sign and ...

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OKALOOSA MAN JUMPS THROUGH CAR WINDOW TO ALLEGEDLY STEAL VEHICLE

An Okaloosa man is behind bars after an arrest report says he jumped through the passenger window of a vehicle and began to force the driver out of the car. According to Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) 31-year-old Juan Carlos Madrigal was in the area of Riverside Drive and Massachusetts Avenue when a driver saw him appear as if he ...

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