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Two Accidents Monday Morning on 331

Around 8:30am Monday, local first responders worked two separate accidents on U.S. 331, both with injuries, both with road blockage and both multi vehicle. One was at the intersection with Highway 20 and the other in Woodlawn at Lakewood. A Saturn, driven by 26-year-old Charles Brown of DeFuniak Springs, was going south on 331 approaching the traffic signal at Highway ...

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DFS Police

Do not trust the caller ID as proof of who is calling. DeFuniak Springs Police have received numerous complaints from Citizens about scammers calling them for money. According to the potential victims, the scammers identify themselves as Police Officers with the DeFuniak Springs Police Department. The scammers then say that they are collecting money to help the Police Department. To ...

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DUI Fatality

A 21-year-old charged with DUI failed to stop and the accident ended in taking the life of a Michigan woman. The FHP says a 2007 Infiniti, driven by 21-year-old Ian Lara, of Santa Rosa Beach, was traveling westbound in the outside lane of U.S. Hwy. 98 at a high rate of speed approaching the rear of 2013 Cadillac Escalade, driven ...

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Dog Attack Followup, Woman Arrested

Remember the New Year’s Day dog attack? Here is the followup. Geraldine Pearce, 50, of Orange Avenue in Oakwood Hills, was arrested for 6 counts of culpable negligence. This arrest stemmed from the incident that took place on January 1, 2015, where Mr. Philip Lieberman was attacked by 6 dogs who belonged to Pearce. According to the arrest report, on ...

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Man Charged For Shooting At brother

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office charged a Fort Walton Beach man with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he shot at his brother outside a home on Tanager Drive. 25-year old Ernest lee Powell of 816 Tanager Drive is also charged with aggravated child abuse, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of marijuana, and tampering with ...

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WCSO Investigating Armed Robbery of Convenience Store Patron

Update: WCSO Investigating Armed Robbery of Convenience Store Patron The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is actively investigating all leads to an armed robbery of a patron that occurred yesterday morning at the Tom Thumb located at 3871 E County Highway 30A east, Seagrove Place.  Four individuals were detained yesterday and questioned by investigators.  All four cooperated with law enforcement and ...

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State Assistance Application Available In North Walton

More good news as those needing to apply or ask questions about qualifying for state assistance will now have additional options. The Matrix Community Outreach has been helping to fill the vacancies when Jobs Plus, Children and Families and others left this area. For those in need of assistance is can be difficult due to transportation and location problems. State ...

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Man Arrested In Shooting Incident

A Crestview man is charged with armed burglary and battery following a shooting incident at a home on River Loop Drive Wednesday evening. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office says 37-year-old Dennis Ray Gibson of Tall Pine Street was located and taken into custody after barging into his ex-girlfriend’s house and attacking another man. Investigators say Gibson had arrived at the ...

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Crestview Man Charged with Child Abuse on Baby

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has charged a Crestview man with aggravated child abuse and felony battery in connection with life threatening injuries suffered by a three month old baby. The child’s mother brought the infant to North Okaloosa Medical Center Wednesday evening (January 28th), claiming she had accidentally dropped the baby on its head at her Crestview home. During a medical ...

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TDC Announces New Airline Bringing Two Flights To Orlando

Silver Airways is continuing to expand its Florida flying by introducing service from its 12th Sunshine State airport: Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) in Panama City. On March 19, 2015, the airline is starting nonstop service from Panama City to both Orlando and Tampa. The two new routes are not currently being serviced from Panama City. TDC Director Jim ...

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