Local and State News

Take a Youth Deer Hunting

November 10, 2016 You have a special opportunity to introduce someone to hunting before Alabama’s gun deer season begins on November 19. Alabama’s Youth Deer Season is November 11-14, 2016. Youth must be under the age of 16 to participate, and may hunt on privately owned land, leased land and open-permit public land. Several Wildlife Management Areas will be hosting ...

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DEPUTIES PULL INJURED MAN FROM FIERY WRECK

November 10, 2016 Freeport, Fla— A deputy’s decision to travel a different route while on duty has changed the lives of three men forever. Walton County Sheriff’s Deputy David Sanders was not even half way through his shift on November 1st when he steered his patrol car towards Highway 20 on South Jackson Street just before 1:30am. “Normally, I wouldn’t ...

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Escaped Convict From Michigan Sentenced To Prison for July Escape From Private Transport While in Santa Rosa County

November 10, 2016 Milton – A 36 Year Old Michigan man who escaped from a private transport in July of this year has been sentenced to 15 years in prison according to a news release from the State Attorneys office of Bill Eddins. On July 2nd 2016, shortly after 10:30 PM Saatio was being transported in a private prisoner transportation ...

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Alleged Murder, David R Holbrook, Arrives in Okaloosa County. (with video)

November 9, 2016 CRESTVIEW — A suspect in the 2006 murder ion Crestview resident Melissa Howard is in custody at the Okaloosa County Jail in Crestview following his extradition from Alabama early this afternoon. David Russell Holbrook Jr., 42, of Huntsville, Alabama, was flown to Destin Executive Airport early this afternoon following his arrest yesterday by agents with the Florida ...

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2016 General Election Unofficial Results for Okaloosa County, FL

2016 General Election Unofficial Results For Okaloosa County, FL Registered Voters:   135,640 Ballots Cast:  101,806 Voter Turnout:   75.06% President and Vice President                                                                   Percentage            Votes Donald J. Trump / Michael R. Pence (REP)                                 70.54%                 71,415 Hillary Rodham Clinton / Timothy Michael Kaine (DEM)        23.24%               23,526 Gary Johnson / Bill Weld (LPF)                                                        4.05%                    4,097 Darrell ...

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Crestview PD Makes Arrest In The 2006 Murder Of Melissa Howard

November 8, 2016 HUNTSVILLE, AL. – Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Crestview Police Department, US Marshals Service, and Alabama Law Enforcement Agency arrested David Russell Holbrook Jr., 42, of Huntsville, Alabama for first degree murder in the 2006 homicide of Melissa Howard. An Okaloosa County Grand Jury indicted Holbrook today. FDLE and the Crestview Police Department are ...

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ILLEGALLY PARKED VEHICLE RESULTS IN DRUG ARREST, SEIZURE OF $5,000.00 AND $1,000,000.00 BOND

November 6, 2016 DeFuniak Springs – A driver, who was reported to DeFuniak Springs Police for driving recklessly on U.S. Highway 331 South around 7 a.m. Sunday morning, was arrested for drugs after a traffic stop was conducted and has a $1,000,000.00 and could face life in prison if convicted. Officers responded to the area and observed 38 year old ...

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UPDATE: A Couple’s Multi-State Crime Spree Comes To An End In South Walton County (Includes Original Story)

November 6, 2016 Miramar Beach, Fla— A Georgia couple’s efforts at defrauding businesses across three states in search of a lavish lifestyle have come to an end. A viral Facebook post has led to the arrest of Dino John Marks, 37, and Marlena Pebble McMillen, 37, following a multi-state credit card scheme where they defrauded businesses of thousands of dollars ...

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Motorcyclist In Critical Condition After Rear Ending SUV At A High Rate Of Speed

November 5, 2016 Miramar, FL – A Miramar Beach man is in critical condition after his motorcycle rear ended a car and was ejected. Mark Wright (47) from Miramar Beach, FL was operating a 2014 Suzuki GSX-R Motorcycle at a high rate of speed traveling eastbound on US 98 in the area of Sea Scape Dr. Kalib karns (33) of ...

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A Couple’s Multi-State Crime Spree Comes To An End In South Walton County

November 5, 2016 A Georgia couple suspected in a retail theft crime spree across South Alabama and Northwest Florida is currently being held in the Walton County jail on arrest warrants from the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office and more charges are in the works. 37-year old Dino Marks and 37-year old Marlena McMillan were arrested Friday night after investigators developed ...

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