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OPP COPS SHOT GUNMAN

OPP COPS SHOT GUNMAN A police shooting in the town of Opp, Alabama Thursday leaves one man in critical condition and two officers on administrative leave. Police say officers responded to an accident on U.S. Hwy 84 West between the communities of Babbie and Sanford around 2:30 Thursday when witnesses say one driver fled the scene on foot.  Officers caught ...

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SOUTH FL MAN NABBED IN OKALOOSA MORTGAGE FRAUD CASE

SOUTH FL MAN NABBED IN OKALOOSA MORTGAGE FRAUD CASE  A joint investigation between the FBI and Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office ended Thursday in the arrest of RICARDO MARTINEZ in Coral Gables, Florida. MARTINEZ was charged with multiple felony counts which included a scheme to defraud, mortgage fraud, and unlawful promises to provide insider-information. MARTINEZ was employed in South Florida as an ...

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RADIO RESCUE

RADIO RESCUE A 12 year old Siberian Husky named “Chevy” went missing from east Defuniak Springs a week ago and owner, David Henry, was frantic. After searching the area and canvassing neigborhoods, Chevy was nowhere to be found. Fearing the dog was stolen, Henry filed a report with the Sheriff’s Office. On Thursday, an unidentified passing motorist found the dog ...

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GUNMAN SHOT BY POLICE

GUNMAN SHOT BY POLICE A police shooting in the town of Opp, Alabama Thursday leaves one man in critical condition and two officers on administrative leave. Police say officers responded to an accident on U.S. Hwy 84 West between the communities of Babbie and Sanford around 2:30 Thursday when witnesses say one driver fled the scene on foot.  Officers caught up ...

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SPILL/CRASH

SPILL/CRASH A late Thursday morning crash on SR 85 just north of SR 123 resulted in a chemical spill. State Troopers say 18 year-old Alison Marie Drummer, of Crestview, ran off the road, over corrected and lost control of her vehicle crossing the median striking a Dodge pickup truck pulling a trailer driven by 57 year-old William Christopher Brown of ...

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LANE CLOSURES

LANE CLOSURES Drivers will encounter alternating lane closures on U.S. 331 across the Clyde B. Wells Bridge in Walton County on Friday, July 17 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. as crews place concrete for the new bridge. Flagmen will be on site to safely direct traffic through the work zone. Large concrete pump trucks will be present on the bridge so drivers are ...

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GRAND THEFT AUTO

GRAND THEFT AUTO Holmes County Sheriff’s Investigators have recovered a stolen vehicle and are now looking for the suspect involved. The Holmes County Sheriff’s Office  received a report of a 2006 Ford Escape stolen from the Gritney community on July 3. Through a tip, deputies located the SUV in Gritney on Wednesday. Authorities are now seeking 28-year-old Lewis Snow Collins ...

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SHOOTING

SHOOTING The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office in cooperation with the Ft Walton Beach Police Department and other local law enforcement entities is aggressively investigating a rash of recent shootings. All evidence and information collected to date indicates none of these shootings are random acts, but are violent confrontations between acquaintances’ or at least individuals who are known to each other. ...

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North Okaloosa Pair Charged with Stealing TV’s, Pitbull

Two Holt residents have been charged with burglary and two thefts in the Laurel Hill area of north Okaloosa County. Investigators say 25-year old Travis Monroe Adams of 220 West Highway 90 and 21-year old Myra Ellen King first went to a home at 7838 North State Road 85 around 3:45 p.m. Monday and stole two flat screen televisions. The ...

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Local Woman in Serious Condition After Crash

A Freeport woman was injured after a single vehicle crash in the parking lot of the Freeport Post Office. 42 year-old Jennifer T. Nick suffered a medical emergency while exiting the parking lot, lost control of her vehicle, jumped the curb and struck a pine tree.  The tree fell over causing the vehicle to roll over onto the roof. Nick ...

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