Local and State News

Update: State Road 85 & 285 Road Closures for 2 Test Missions

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 Eglin AFB, FL — The 96th Test Wing of Eglin Air Force Base is scheduled to move a target across the Eglin Air Force Base range complex from the western ranges to the eastern ranges requiring a brief closure of State Roads 85 and 285. The missions are scheduled to take place Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, October 1st, ...

Read More »

Florida is Now Hands-Free in School and Work Zones

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), with its division of the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), advises all motorists that beginning October 1, motorists can be stopped for not operating a motor vehicle in a hands-free manner in a designated school crossing, school zone or active work zone area. FLHSMV, ...

Read More »

Eglin to close S.R. 85 and 285 for mission

Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 Eglin AFB, FL — The 96th Test Wing of Eglin Air Force Base is scheduled to move a target across the Eglin Air Force Base range complex from the western ranges to the eastern ranges requiring a brief closure of State Roads 85 and 285. The mission is scheduled to take place Tuesday and Wednesday, October 1st and ...

Read More »

PowerSouth Energy Cooperative to lower the water level in Gantt Lake (with video)

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2019 Gantt, AL — PowerSouth Energy Cooperative, which owns the hydroelectric dam at Gantt Lake, started lowering the water level in Gantt Lake in Covington County, Alabama, on Sept. 20, 2019. The drawdown, which was approved by required regulatory authorities, is scheduled to last until mid-November 2019. It will allow PowerSouth to make repairs to the dam ...

Read More »

Fire Alert Issued for Alabama

Thursday, September 26, 2019 The Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) has upgraded the recent Fire Danger Advisory to a statewide Fire Alert effective immediately. While under a Fire Alert, permits for outdoor burning will be restricted and issued on an individual basis at the discretion of the State Forester. Anyone who burns a field, grassland, or woodland without a burn permit ...

Read More »

Destin Man Steals Truck and Leads Deputies on Wreckless Chase Before Crashing and Fleeing on Foot.

Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 Destin, FL — A Destin man suspected of stealing a truck, causing a traffic crash with injuries, then fleeing into a storage building was no match for the persistence of OCSO deputies and a K9 Unit. 30 year old Thomas Carter Jr. is charged with aggravating fleeing and eluding with serious bodily injury, hit and run ...

Read More »

Okaloosa County Commissioners Discuss Recycling Issues

Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 Crestview, FL — The Okaloosa County Board of County Commissioners want to set the record straight on the recycling situation in Okaloosa County. The recycling market has deteriorated quickly in the last 24 months, meaning huge changes in how the world and how Okaloosa County recycles. According to a press release for the board of county commissioners, ...

Read More »

Suspect Arrested In Fatal Crestview Hit & Run Accident

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 Crestview, FL — The suspected driver of a fatal accident that took the life of a Crestview man has been arrested. According to a press release for the Florida Highway patrol (FHP), 47 year-old William Michael Boles was arrested Monday evening by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office on a warrant charging him with Hit and Run: ...

Read More »

Eglin to close SR 285 Sept. 25 – 27 for testing.

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019   Walton / Okaloosa County, FL — The 96th Test Wing of Eglin AFB will conduct testing on the Eglin range complex requiring the closure of State Road 285. Testing will take place Wednesday through Friday, Sept. 25-27, between the hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eglin advised although it will not close for more ...

Read More »

Crestview Man Victim of Fatal Hit & Run

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 Crestview, FL — A 71 year-old Crestview man was fatally injured after being struck by a vehicle near the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 90 East and Hare St. Tuesday evening. According to a press release from the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), 48 year-old William Michael Boles was traveling east in a 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix on ...

Read More »
Copyright ©2019 Crestview Broadcast Company. All Rights Reserved