Local and State News

Crestview Man Killed In Florosa Shooting

Saturday, November 21, 2020 Florosa, FL — The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the apparent shooting death of a Crestview man at a home in southwest Okaloosa County. The OCSO received a 9-1-1 call yesterday, Friday, November 20, 2020 around 1:44 p.m. from a screaming woman at a home at 107 Marimba Street in Florosa. When deputies arrived at the ...

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Crestview PD’s Annual Cops For Kids Toy Giveaway Benefits Hundreds of Area Kids In Need

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 by BRIAN HUGHES Public Information Officer | City of Crestview Crestview, FL — For many North Okaloosa County parents, affording Christmas presents for their children can really stretch an already tight budget. As this unusual year draws to a close, many families are finding it harder than ever to buy gifts to place under the tree ...

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Crestview Traffic Fatality Claims Life of Pedestrian from Texas

Sunday, November 15, 2020 Crestview, FL. — A Texas man attempting to cross S. Ferdon Blvd Saturday night is the latest Traffic Fatality victim in Crestview. According to a news release from the Crestview Police Department, the traffic accident occurred at the intersection of Wal-Mart Rd. (Mirage Ave.) and South Ferdon Blvd. (Hwy 85 S) shortly before 11:00 pm last ...

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FWB 2020 Christmas Parade 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020.

Theme is “Christmas Lights & Winter Nights” and will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. The route begins at First Street and proceeds north on Eglin Parkway to the old K-Mart parking lot. The parade will include approximately 100 entries ranging from non-profits and the military to area schools, bands, civic organizations and area businesses. Parade ...

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Walton County Couple Arrested in Relation to the Death of 8 Year Old Child

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Walton County, FL — A Defuniak Springs woman and her boyfriend are arrested after torture and abuse are discovered following a child’s death. On the evening of June 6th, Walton County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 1400 block of Highway 183 S following a 911 call regarding an 8-year-old boy who was unresponsive. The child was transported ...

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Eglin’s 96th Test Wing to Conduct Testing, Closing Hwy 285

Monday, September 21, 2020 Eglin AFB, FL — The 96th Test Wing is scheduled to conduct testing on the Eglin range complex requiring the closure of State Road 285. According to a press release, Hwy 285 will be closed periodically on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 22nd and 23rd between the hours of 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The mission also ...

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Waste Pro USA to Temporarily Suspend Services in South Santa Rosa County

Monday, September 14, 2020 Santa Rosa County, FL – Due to Hurricane Sally and in conjunction with the Santa Rosa County landfill closure, Waste Pro USA has suspended collection services for Tuesday, September 15th for all residential Waste Pro customers in the South Santa Rosa County area. Once weather permits, services will resume. Waste Pro advised if your service is impacted, collection ...

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Eglin AFB to Close Hwy 285 for Testing on Range

Monday, September 14, 2020 Eglin AFB, FL — The 96th Test Wing is scheduled to conduct testing on the Eglin range complex requiring the closure of State Road 285. Testing is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, September 16th and Thursday, September 17th between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on both days. The road will not be ...

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Crestview Police Investigating Friday Afternoon Bank Robbery

Friday, September 11, 2020 Crestview, FL — The Crestview Police Department is investigating a bank robbery that occurred late Friday Afternoon. According to a news release from from the Crestview Police Department, a person entered the Hankcock Whitney bank located at 2541 S. Ferdon Blvd shortly before 2:30 p.m. While inside, the suspect passed a note to a teller demanding ...

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Mississippi Woman Breaks Into Crestview Business To Test Drive Off-Road Vehicles

Wednesday, August 9, 2020 Crestview, FL — A Mississippi woman is facing felony charges after she was caught inside a Crestview business, starting up and moving multiple off road vehicles. Deputies with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office responded to an alarm shortly after midnight at Hall’s Motorsports located at  655 W. James Lee Boulevard. Upon arrival, deputies saw a female, ...

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