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SCAM ALERT!

SCAM ALERT! There is a new IRS scam circulating in Okaloosa County. The con-artists calls or emails someone saying they owe money to the IRS and gives them directions on paying by getting a “Green Dot Card. ” Then, then con-artist informs the citizens if they do not pay the money owed today, they will be arrested. There are more ...

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MOTOR, MOTEL AND METH

MOTOR, MOTEL AND METH A borrowed car, a motel parking lot…and drugs. It all started when the owner contacted DeFuniak Springs Police Thursday evening to report that his car, who he loaned to a friend, had not been returned. This prompted Officers to look for the vehicle. An Officer making a security check at the Regency Inn located the vehicle. ...

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ATTY GEN. ACTIVATES PRICE GOUGING HOTLINE

ATTY GEN. ACTIVATES PRICE GOUGING HOTLINE Attorney General Pam Bondi activated the state’s price gouging hotline for all Florida counties, as Tropical Storm Erika approaches the state. The activation comes as Governor Rick Scott declares a statewide state of emergency. State law prohibits the extreme increase in the prices of essential commodities such as food, water, hotels, ice, gasoline, lumber ...

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BE SURE YOUR SINS WILL FIND YOU OUT

BE SURE YOUR SINS WILL FIND YOU OUT Numbers 32:23 It looks like American cheaters have been caught with their proverbial hand in the cookie jar. When “extramarital encounter” website Ashley Madison was hacked last week, 10 gigabytes of usage data was released showing that family values aren’t necessarily as strong in the US as we might have hoped.   ...

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GULF POWER MONITORS ERIKA, CREWS READY

GULF POWER MONITORS ERIKA, CREWS READY  Gulf Power Company is continuing to monitor for Tropical Storm Erika and stands at the ready should the storm enter the Gulf of Mexico and threaten Northwest Florida. Although Erika is expected to track over the Florida Peninsula Monday through Wednesday, there is a chance it could track into the eastern Gulf. While the biggest threat locally ...

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SHERIFF’S POSSE LOCATES MISSING WOMAN

SHERIFF’S POSSE LOCATES MISSING WOMAN Around 8:30 AM Friday, a 62-year-old woman vacationing from Indiana, went missing while walking back to her condo in the Miramar Beach area of Walton County. Her and her friends did not have cell phones and when the woman didn’t return her friends called the Sheriff’s Office. The woman has a heart condition and they were concerned ...

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PONCE DE LEON MAN WANTED FOR BURGLARY

PONCE DE LEON MAN WANTED FOR BURGLARY  A recent burglary in the Pittman community have authorities looking for 49-year-old Billy Earl Dozier, a white male, of Ponce de Leon. The August 16th burglary resulted in the theft of an ATV, guns and ammunition valued at several thousand dollars. An investigation revealed that the stolen items were distributed between Geneva and ...

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HURLBURT AIRMEN KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN

HURLBURT AIRMEN KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN Once again, American servicemen have been killed by soldiers in Afghan National Defense and Security Forces uniforms in Afghanistan. Capt. Matthew D. Roland, 27, of Kentucky and Staff Sgt. Forrest B. Sibley, 31, of Pensacola,  both from Hurlburt Field, were shot Tuesday at their forward operating base at Camp Antonik, Helmand Province, Afghanistan and died ...

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DFS POLICE LOOKING FOR SUSPECT IN THEFT

DFS POLICE LOOKING FOR SUSPECT IN THEFT DeFuniak Springs Police are trying to identify a man suspected of taking an elderly lady’s purse that contained her money and personal effects. Police say the incident occurred Wednesday around noon in the parking lot of the Wal Mart store on Hwy. 331 South.  The elderly woman left her purse in her shopping ...

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PANAMA CITY BEACH PROPOSES NEW ORDINANCES FOR SPRING BREAK

PANAMA CITY BEACH PROPOSES NEW ORDINANCES FOR SPRING BREAK After last year’s debacle of shootings, underage drinking, sexual assaults and fights, the PCB City Council is proposing four new ordinances. One proposed ordinance would ban two- and three-wheel scooters after Sept. 5, 2017. Another proposed ordinance would amend the city’s short-term vacation rentals by owner as permitted by state law, require ...

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