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ALABAMA LEADS NATION IN LIGHTNING DEATHS

Alabama is one of the most deadly states when it comes to being struck by lightning. Four people have died in Alabama from being struck by lighting in the last couple of weeks. A couple in Covington County died June 23 while they were outside covering their chickens, and a 12-year-old girl died in Fort Morgan July 5 while on ...

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LOG TRUCK OVERTURNS, CRASHES

Another log truck has overturned and crashed, this time, in Bay County. Troopers say 29-year-old Timothy Zimmerman was eastbound on SR 388 east of Burnt Mill Creek Road around 10:00 Friday morning when his 2005 Kenworth tractor and trailer traveled out of the eastbound lane and onto the eastbound grass shoulder. As Zimmerman  steered back onto the roadway and the ...

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FALLEN AIRMEN HONORED AT MEMORIAL

Two Special Tactics Airmen were honored during a private memorial service at Hurlburt Field Friday. More than 650 friends and family members gathered to mourn the loss of Tech. Sgt. Timothy Officer Jr. and Tech. Sgt. Marty Bettelyoun. The two airmen were killed during a military freefall training accident on Eglin Range last Monday. The cause of the incident is ...

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AAA: HOW TO SAVE ON BACK-TO-SCHOOL SHOPPING

The average Florida family with children K-12 plans to spend $755.33 on electronics, apparel, shoes and other school needs, according to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse™ survey. One-third of parents (33%) feel they are better off financially over last year, thanks in part to wage increases (59%) and lower gas prices (37%), but the majority (58%) are looking for a deal ...

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Florida Forest Service Celebrates Smokey Bear’s 71st Birthday

This Sunday, the Florida Forest Service will celebrate the 71st birthday of Smokey Bear, the national symbol for wildfire prevention. For generations, the Smokey Bear campaign has been the cornerstone for effective wildfire prevention education. Since 1944, Smokey Bear has been a recognized symbol for the conservation and protection of America’s forests.  Smokey Bear’s message, “Only you can prevent wildfires,” has ...

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LOCAL WOMAN GRADUATES FROM AIR FORCE BOOT CAMP

Air Force Airman Haley A. Goddin graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science ...

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UPDATE: CONFEDERATE FLAG STAYS PUT IN CRESTVIEW…FOR NOW

UPDATE: CONFEDERATE FLAG STAYS PUT IN CRESTVIEW…FOR NOW In a packed chamber last night, residents gathered in Crestview to voice their support and opposition to the Confederate flag at the Bill Lundy Memorial. Mayor David Cadle had it removed July 3rd without City Council approval.  The council had it restored until they could consider the issue as a whole. Nearly ...

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TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO DRUGS, ARREST

A routine traffic stop for non-operational trailer tail-lights turned out to be anything but routine. Walton County Sheriff’s Deputy Phillip Kent was responding to a reckless driver call in the area of U.S. Hwy. 31 and Highway 90 around 10:30 Thursday morning when he spotted green GMC pick-up truck at the corner of Black Bass Boulevard and Juniper Lake Road ...

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GENEVA COUNTY MURDER TRIAL UNDERWAY

GENEVA COUNTY MURDER TRIAL UNDERWAY Jurors heard the taped confession of murder suspect Shawn Adkison in a Geneva County, Alabama courtroom Wednesday. Adkison and co-defendant Chris Finely are standing trial for the murder of 48-year old Debbie Ayers in 2014.  In Sept of 2014 Geneva County, AL Sheriff Tony Helms was contacted by the victim’s sister stating she was missing ...

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