Local and State News

Social Security Recipients Will Automatically Receive Economic Impact Payments

April 1, 2020 Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service today announced that Social Security beneficiaries who are not typically required to file tax returns will not need to file an abbreviated tax return to receive an Economic Impact Payment. Instead, payments will be automatically deposited into their bank accounts. “Social Security recipients ...

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Economic Impact Payments: What you need to know

March 30, 2020 Check IRS.gov for the latest information: No action needed by most people at this time WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today announced that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. However, some taxpayers who typically ...

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Five Month Old Infant Dies From Gunshot Wound To Torso

Thursday, March 26, 2020 Fort Walton, FL — A thirty year old Fort Walton Beach woman suspected of killing her infant son yesterday remains in stable condition at a local hospital. In a press release from the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, Investigators believe it was a murder/suicide attempt. An autopsy today revealed the five month old had been shot once in ...

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Infant Death and Attempted Suicide Investigation

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Fort Walton, FL –— The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a five month old in an early morning murder and attempted suicide this morning. Deputies were called to the parking lot of The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island around 8:30 a.m. by a crew of workers. The baby boy was found deceased in a ...

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A Message from the Okaloosa County Superintendent of Schools, Marcus Chambers –

Sunday, March 22, 2020 The week of March 23rd will be a busy week for our schools in Okaloosa County. As parents, you will receive several important notifications through email, social media, and call outs. The goal for this week is to provide our students and parents with the necessary information as we all transition into this new normal of ...

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Major & Minor League Baseball To Delay Opening Day By At Least Two Weeks; Spring Training Games Cancelled

March 13, 2020 Following a call with 30 Clubs, and after consultation with the Major League Baseball Players Association, Commissioner Robert D. Manfired, Jr. announced on Wednesday, March 12, 2020, that MLB has decided to suspend Spring Training games and to delay the start of the 2020 regular season by at two weeks due to the national emergency created by ...

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City of Destin Parks and Recreation Department Programs and Events

• *NEW* DODGEBALL: Beginning Thursday, April 2nd, 2020, the Destin Community Center will host open Dodgeball on Thursday nights from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Children ages 8 to 14 are welcome to participate in a night filled with friends, fun and dodgeball! The fee is $3/session for non-residents and $2/session for Destin residents. A waiver will be required for each child. ...

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City of Destin Parks and Recreation Department Programs and Events

• *NEW* DODGEBALL: Beginning Thursday, April 2nd, 2020, the Destin Community Center will host open Dodgeball on Thursday nights from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Children ages 8 to 14 are welcome to participate in a night filled with friends, fun and dodgeball! The fee is $3/session for non-residents and $2/session for Destin residents. A waiver will be required for each child. ...

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Crestview Inn Shooting Suspect Arrested For Murder

Crestview, Fla. – The Crestview Police Department has arrested one person for murder and released the identity of the victim in Thursday night’s shooting death at the Crestview Inn. The Crestview Police Department has arrested 38-year-old, Lovejoy Cassie Ponthieux of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida and charged her with Murder in connection with the shooting death of 26-year-old Jonathan Tyler Harvard ...

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Shooting at a Local Motel in Crestview Claims the Life of a Niceville Man

Friday, February 21, 2020 Crestview, Fla. — The Crestview Police Department with the assistance from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the State Attorney’s Office is investigating a shooting that claimed the life of a 26-year-old Niceville, FL man. According to a press release from the Crestview Police Department, the unnamed Niceville man was shot to death shortly after ...

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