Local and State News

Florida FWC Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report (Sept. 13 – 26, 2019)

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report Northwest Region Cases Escambia County Officer Specialist Clark and Officer Long found bush hooks along the side of the river while on patrol on the Perdido River in the Perdido Water Management Area. The hooks were not marked and were baited with pieces of bream. Officer Specialist Clark saw ...

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Two Subjects Arrested in Crestview’s Sunday Morning Shooting

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Crestview – FL — The Crestview Police Department has made two arrests in connection with a shooting incident that occurred at around 10:15 a.m., Sunday, October 13, 2019 on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The Crestview Police Department has arrested and charged 41 year old, Thomas Junior Adams, of Haines City, Florida, and 39 year old, ...

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Sunday Morning Shooting in Crestview Leaves One Man in Serious Condition

Sunday, October 13, 2019 Crestview, FL – The Crestview Police Department is looking for three suspects involved in a shooting incident that occurred just before 10:30 a.m. this morning. An altercation occurred at an abandoned residence located near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr Avenue and Wilson Street in Crestview. One person was transported for a gunshot to the ...

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Elections Office To Hold Class About The Candidate Process

October 12, 2019 Crestview, FL – Okaloosa County Supervisor of Elections will hold Candidate University on Wednesday, November 6, and Thursday, November 7, 2019. The class is for anyone interested in running for public office or wanting to learn about the candidate process. Two sessions are available: 6:00 – 9:00 pm, Wednesday. November 6, 2019, in Crestview at the Supervisor ...

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Ham Radio Operator Handed $17,000 Notice of Forfeiture

Washington, DC — A ham radio operator who was repeatedly warned not to deliberately interfere with other amateur radio operators has been slapped with a $17,000 forfeiture. Commission’s rules are clear on the issue: Amateur radio licensees may not monopolize the ham radio frequency for their exclusive use. Yet the Enforcement Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission said New York ...

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Major Drug Rig Dismantled Following Multi-Agency Investigation

October 11, 2019 Santa Rosa / Okaloosa / Walton Counties, Fla — A drug ring supplying meth and heroin to three Northwest Florida Counties has been dismantled thanks to the work of VICE/Narcotics Investigators across multiple agencies. The multi-agency effort has resulted in multiple arrests along with the recovery of firearms, large quantities of heroin, methamphetamine, and cash in Okaloosa, ...

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Okaloosa and Walton County Traffic Advisory

Sunday, October 6, 2019 Chipley, FL – Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads in Okaloosa and Walton counties as crews perform construction and maintenance activities. Okaloosa County: U.S. 98 Widening from Airport Road to the Okaloosa/Walton County Line- Paving operations are set to begin on the new westbound travel lanes, between Kel-Wen Circle and the Okaloosa/Walton County line, the week of Sunday, Oct. ...

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If you hearing something in the sky starting Monday night it will be the Sound of Freedom.

October 6, 2019 Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. — Residents may experience aircraft noise as early as Monday evening. The 43rd Fighter Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base plans to conduct night flying operations utilizing the F-22 Raptor this coming week Monday through Friday, October 7 – 11, 2019. Eglin advised in a press release as many as 14 F-22 ...

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The Oak Ridge Boys Team With AARP & Justice Department To Raise Awareness About Fraud Targeting Older Americans

Friday, October 4, 2019 TULSA, Okla. – The Department of Justice & AARP unveiled a new public service announcement (PSA) campaign with iconic country music supergroup The Oak Ridge Boys to raise awareness of fraud schemes targeting elders. “The Oak Ridge Boys are honored to bring awareness to elder fraud and abuse,” said Duane Allen of the Oak Ridge Boys. ...

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Florida Forest Service suspends burn authorizations in three-county Blackwater area

Friday, October 04, 2019 Milton, FL – In light of extremely dry and dangerous conditions, officials with the Florida Forest Service’s Blackwater Forestry Center will not be issuing authorizations for broadcast or pile burns. This went into effect this past Wednesday, October 2, 2019, until further notice. Burn authorizations will not be issued until conditions improve and the area receives ...

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