Local and State News

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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Niceville Bank Robbery Update

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 Niceville, FL — According to a media release from the Niceville Police Department, an unknown male walked in Peoples National Bank located at 1020 E. John Sims Pkwy a little after 3 pm and demanded money. The unknown male was wearing a white long-sleeve shirt, light colored pants and dark colored shoes. The subject also had on ...

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Local Bank in Niceville Robbed

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 Niceville, FL — According to a media release from the Niceville Police Department, a local bank was robbed earlier this afternoon. Peoples National Bank, located at 1020 East John Sims Pkwy, was robbed earlier this afternoon. According to Nicevile PD, this investigation is ongoing and more information will be released as it comes available. The Federal ...

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Afternoon Shooting in Crestview Leaves One Dead

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 Crestview, FL — The Crestview Police Department is currently investigating a homicide which occurred this afternoon in the area of 249 West Bowers Avenue. The victim, 46 year old, Jerry Jerome Aaron Sr. Of Crestview, was shot and killed just before 3:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, August 25, 2020. The Crestview Police Department is working with the Florida ...

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Search Warrant at Suspected Crestview Drug House Results in Arrest for Methamphetamine

Saturday, August 22, 2020 Crestview, FL — A search warrant executed at 1101 Mapoles Street in Crestview, FL, less than 1000 feet from First Baptist Church of Crestview, has resulted in an arrest for possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia amongst other charges. Members of the Okaloosa County Multi-Agency Drug Task Force executed the search warrant at the residence on ...

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