Local and State News

Okaloosa County School Bus Driver Charged with Cruelty Toward a Child

Thursday, September 5, 2019 Fort Walton Beach, Fla – A Walton County resident who drives a school bus in Okaloosa County was arrested today on a count of child abuse, accused of forcefully shaking the arms of a wheelchair bound non-verbal child who has a condition that causes weak bones. 56-year old Evelyn Fields was picked up today by the Walton ...

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Drive By Shooting Took Place While Child’s Birthday Party Underway in Back Yard

Sunday, September 1, 2019 Fort Walton Beach, FL – The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a drive-by shooting that took place Saturday outside 28 Miller Street off Racetrack Road. One individual is being treated at a local hospital. Deputies say the drive-by took place around 4:15 p.m. while a child’s birthday party was underway in the back yard.  Several ...

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The Church of God by Faith Family & Friends Day

The Evangelistic Outreach Ministry will celebrate the annual event on Sunday, Sept. 22nd at 4:00 pm.

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Crestview Man Arrested After Dumping Load of Dirt on Girlfriends’ Borrowed Car

August 15, 2019 Crestview, Fla. – A 20 year old Crestview man who dumped dirt on his girlfriend was charged with felony criminal mischief today. Hunter D. Mills, of Crestview, was arrested by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office for Felony Criminal Mischief. The incident took place at Mills’ work place off Phil-Dirt Drive in Crestview. Deputies say Mills invited his girlfriend ...

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Disability Resource Center Services Coming to Crestview Aug. 21

August 12, 2019 by Brian Hughes Public Information Officer | City of Crestview Crestview, Fla. — Intake and outreach resource information for residents living with disabilities, and their healthcare providers, is coming to the county seat Wednesday, Aug. 21, when the Center for Independent Living’s Disability Resource Center partners with CareerSource Okaloosa/Walton. The Crestview Public Library hosts the event, which will ...

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FWC’s Hunting Hot Sheet

August 14, 2019 The latest hunting and conservation news and events from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) New features added to Florida Buck Registry webpage The Florida Buck Registry webpage has been updated so it’s mobile friendly and includes these features: A score calculator for unofficial scoring. An easy way to find official Florida Buck Registry scorers in your ...

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Youth Dove Hunts Provide a Gateway to the Outdoors

August 14, 2019 The Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) provides several youth dove hunt opportunities throughout the state each fall. A simple hunting setup combined with a fun, family-friendly atmosphere makes WFF’s youth dove hunts an ideal way to introduce young people to the outdoors. Registration for this year’s hunts will open at 8 a.m. on August ...

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Free Air Force Program Gives Parents A Much-Needed Break

August 13, 2019 By Jennifer Vollmer , Team Eglin Public Affairs Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. – Deployments, extended TDY’s, and ongoing medical appointments increase stress on military families–especially those with young children. To offset some of these challenges, eligible active-duty parents can receive free childcare vouchers through the “Give Parents a Break” program. The program, sponsored by the Air ...

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Welfare Check at Sonic Restaurant Leads to Multiple Drug Trafficking Charges

August 13, 2019 Mary Esther, FL – A call for Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies to check the welfare of a man slumped over behind the wheel of a car at a Mary Esther restaurant ended with the driver facing trafficking charges for fentanyl, oxycodone, and methamphetamine. A man later identified as 29-year old Stephen Scott Wilson, address unknown, was sleeping ...

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Former Sex Offender Arrested For Having Sex With 16-Year-Old Employee

August 13, 2019 Walton County, Fla — A former sex offender is arrested by Walton County Sheriff’s Office for having sex with a 16-year-old. In July of this year, Walton County Sheriff’s Office took a report regarding a 35-year-old man who had sexual encounters with a 16-year-old subordinate on three separate occasions. An investigation was initiated by the WCSO Criminal Investigation ...

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