Local and State News

Counterfeit and Identity Theft Form Set For February 1st in DeFuniak Springs

January 30, 2018 DeFuniak Springs, FL – The DeFuniak Springs Police and Regions Bank are teaming up to inform the public on “How to spot a counterfeit bill” & “How to prevent being an identity theft victim.” Experts will present the most up to date information so that citizens and businesses may prevent getting “fake money” and becoming the next victim of identity theft.  NO COST ...

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Crestview Police Identify Deceased Body Found Near Interstate

January 30, 2018 Crestview, FL — More details have been released concerning the dead body found Sunday afternoon near Interstate 10 and Hwy 85. The Crestview Police Department identified the body found dead Sunday afternoon in a wooded area adjacent to Wal-Mart Super Store and GameStop as 60 year old George M. Fanning of Crestview, FL. Brian Hughes, Public Information Officer ...

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SWAT Called For Wanted Barricaded Subject With Hostages

January 29, 2018 Milton, FL – A Milton man that was wanted for Aggravated Battery on a pregnant person barricaded himself in a residence with three hostages early Sunday morning. On Sunday, January 28, at approximately 5:10 a.m. deputies with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s office responded to Bass Ln in Milton to serve a warrant on 17 year old ...

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Inmates Eye New Future In Welding

January 29, 2018 DeFuniak Springs, Fla — Inmates incarcerated at the Walton County Jail are learning a craft that dates back to the middle ages. Eight inmates, including Escambia county inmates currently housed in Walton County, are participating in a six-week on site welding class conducted by Northwest Florida State College. Over that time, inmates will learn flux core welding ...

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Dead Body Found Near Interstate in Crestview

January 28, 2018 Crestview, FL – A body has been found in a campsite in a wooded area near the interstate. According to a news release from the Crestview Police Department, Officers and Investigators investigated the scene of an unattended death in the woods near the westbound Interstate 10 exit and State Road 85 Sunday afternoon around 1 p.m. According to ...

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Crestview Man Charged with Using Phony Social Media Account to Lure Underage Female

January 26, 2018 Crestview, FL – The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has levied multiple charges against a Crestview man who was using a fake social media account to try to solicit a minor. 27-year old James Allen Foster of Crestview was arrested on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, and charged with transmitting information harmful to minors, using a two way communication device ...

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For Sale Sofa, Coffee table, Dinette set

Green sofa very clean and well kept  $275 Dinette set

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Jury Convicts Panama City Beach Man Of Online Child Exploitation Offenses

January 25, 2018 Panama City, FL – After a one and a half day trial, Brandon Royce Phillips, 34, of Panama City Beach, was convicted Tuesday, January 23, 2018, in the U.S. District Court in Panama City of production, receipt, and possession of child pornography. The verdict was announced by Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the Northern District of ...

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Walton County Launches Broadband Survey for Residents and Businesses

January 25, 2018 In October of 2017, the Walton County Board of County Commissioners approved a contract with Connected Nation to conduct a broadband feasibility study in Walton County. This study will help to determine Walton County’s current internet infrastructure, and possible solutions to ensure that all citizens have access sufficient internet speeds, help promote economic development, and attract those ...

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Recreational And Commercial Management Changes For Cobia In State Waters Of The Gulf Effective Feb. 1

January 24, 2018 Several changes to the management of cobia in state waters of the Gulf of Mexico will go into effect Feb. 1. These changes were approved at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) meeting in December. These changes will further promote sustainable management of this fishery and were developed in coordination with anglers who were concerned ...

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