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MAN USES 9-INCH KNIFE IN SPRINGFIELD ROBBERY

A man is in jail after Springfield Police say he robbed another man with a 9-inch long knife. According to the police report, police responded to the AMI Gas Station located at 3401 Highway Business 98 in reference to a robbery. Once officers arrived on scene, they made contact with the victim who stated a male in his mid-40s, with ...

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BICYCLIST INJURED IN 30A CRASH

On Tuesday night a car hit a man riding a bicycle in Walton County leaving him in critical condition. Florida Highway Patrol troopers said a Santa Rosa Beach man was driving east on 30A near Blue Mountain road when Charles Binford, also of Santa Rosa Beach rode his bike across the road directly in front of the car. The driver ...

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HELP EMERGENCY RESPONDERS FIND YOU – DISPLAY YOUR ADDRESS

When you need help, call 911 and help is on the way. Seconds count and we want our community to have the fastest service available in an emergency. “Our citizens deserve the best possible service. Please help us by displaying your numerical address prominently,” said Chief Mark Weeks. Simple reflective stickers will work or other types of materials such as ...

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TAMPA CONFERENCE SPOTLIGHTS KIDS’ BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

A major conference in Tampa is bringing experts together from across the country to address why kids involved in the juvenile justice system have high levels of behavioral health disorders.  The 32nd Annual Research and Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent and Young Adult Behavioral Health features a number of keynote speakers, including Frankie Guzman. He’s director of the California Youth ...

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CRESTVIEW RED-LIGHT CAMERAS CAUGHT 270 VIOLATORS IN FEBRUARY

Traffic safety cameras at two intersections in town detected 270 cars running red lights in February, bringing the total to almost 600 for the first two months of 2019.Crestview Police Department records custodian Nancy Hough said while she sympathizes with some drivers, “Cameras just don’t lie. We’ve got photographic and video evidence that they drove through a red light.” She ...

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CONTRACT FOR EGLIN F-35 STUDENT DORM SET TO BE AWARDED

A $29 million construction contract for a new dormitory for F-35 maintenance personnel training at the base is expected to be awarded within the next few days through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, according to the facilities engineer for Eglin’s 33rd Fighter Wing. Eglin Air Force Base serves as the training center for all F-35 maintenance personnel, regardless of ...

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POPEYE’S IN CRESTVIEW CLEARED TO OPEN

A deal has been worked out that will allow Popeye’s restaurant to open while it waits for the final documents needed from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, according to City Manager Tim Bolduc. “We were waiting on the Corps of Engineers to close out their documents so we could give Popeye’s a certificate of occupancy,” Bolduc said. Barry Henderson, ...

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BROXSON SHEPHERDS AOB REFORM

Northwest Florida Sen. Doug Broxson found himself in the center of a maelstrom during the first week of the legislative session as a controversial Assignment of Benefits bill passed through the Banking and Insurance Committee he chairs.Senate Bill 122 was pushed out of Broxson’s committee Monday and has landed in the Judiciary Committee chaired by Sen. David Simmons. “The thunderstorm ...

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SPRING BREAK IS HERE – PLEASE DRIVE SAFELY

The month of March brings many travelers through DeFuniak Springs for spring break. DeFuniak Springs Police want to remind our citizens to buckle up and drive cautiously when traveling to your destination. “Safety is our main concern,” remarked Chief Mark Weeks. “We can’t stress enough for drivers to use safety belts, drive sober, and look twice for motorcycles.” Officers will ...

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