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Three Arrested For Suspected Heroin

A joint investigation led to the January 6th arrests of a trio of suspected heroin distributors in Fort Walton Beach and the seizure of more than thirty grams of the drug. The Okaloosa County Multi-Agency Drug Task Force, Florida Department of Corrections office of Probation and Parole, and the U.S. Marshals Service Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force took part in ...

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Walton Superintendent Carlene Anderson Comments On Abuse Case

While an abuse tragedy happened, the system helped to catch a suspect and stop more possible incidents by him. Walton Superintendent Carlene Anderson said Thursday she was made aware by the Walton County Sheriff’s Office of the arrest of David O’Brien, a former employee of the Board, for sexual assault on a minor child. She says O’Brien was employed by ...

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Former School Bus Driver Arrested for Sexually Battering a 12yoa Child on School Bus

David Gordon O’Brien, 45, of Railroad Ave, DeFuniak Springs, a former bus driver with Walton County, was arrested by WCSO Investigators Thursday at his current place of employment, Graceville Correctional Facility in Jackson County. The Walton County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Bureau opened an investigation on O’Brien after allegations of sexual misconduct were made by multiple children to the school ...

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Suspect Arrested for Sending Explicit Sexual Photos to a Juvenile

An investigator with the WCSO Special Victims Unit arrested 27-year-old Joseph Michael Gibbs, of L Street, Santa Rosa Beach, on Thursday, January 8, 2015. Gibbs communicated with a 12-year-old female on Kik Messenger using an electronic device between the dates of October 9, 2014 and November 5, 2014. Gibbs solicited the juvenile numerous times to send explicit pictures to him ...

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Okaloosa Sentencing (Lundy)

Another Okaloosa man has been sentenced for meth. Victor Todd Lundy, of Crestview, has been sentenced to 7 years state prison after entry of a plea to the charge of Trafficking in Methamphetamine (over 14 grams). The charges arose on November 29, 2013 in Crestview, when Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies responded to information that Lundy was manufacturing Methamphetamine within his ...

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Correction to Friday, January 9th Newsletter

To those receiving our email First Newsletter, please disregard the first story concerning marriages being performed at the Walton County Clerk of Courts Office. Per the Clerk, the Walton County Clerk & Comptroller’s Office will no longer perform marriage ceremonies “due to limited resources and facilities.” We apologize for the confusion.

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Area Sports Schedule for January 12th-January 17th

In Boys High School Basketball Tuesday, January 13 Paxton hosts Central 5 and 7:15 pm Walton at Pensacola Catholic 7 pm Freeport hosts Holmes County 7 pm South Walton hosts Bozeman 7 pm Thursday, January 15 Paxton hosts Poplar Springs 5 and 7:15 pm Freeport hosts North Bay Haven 5:30 and 7 pm South Walton hosts Holmes County 7 pm ...

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Leaders Protest In Holmes County

From WJHG.com Local religious leaders expressed their opposition to same sex marriage Tuesday. A new committee formed in Holmes County met on the steps of its courthouse to protest the decision, and the group says voters feel silenced. As gay couples across Florida prepare to marry, others say it’s a step in the wrong direction and goes against their core ...

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Sacred Heart Announces Additions to Fleet of Emergency Transport Vehicles

Sacred Heart Health System has increased its fleet of emergency-transport vehicles. Additions include: A custom-designed Neonatal Critical Care Transport Unit, which will be stationed at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast (SHHEC) in Miramar Beach and will cover an area within a three-hour radius of SHHEC. This vehicle is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and patient-comfort features and staffed by ...

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Meth Sentencing (Bonifay)

A Baker man was sentenced to 15 years for trafficking in meth. William Eddins, State Attorney for the First Judicial Circuit, announced that Thomas Anthony Bonifay of Baker, Florida has been sentenced to 15 years state prison after he pled to the charge of Trafficking in Methamphetamine (over 200 grams). The charges are the result of a traffic stop on ...

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