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8 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

Search comes up empty for fast-food bridge jumper

Agencies searched for several hours Thursday for a man who was seen jumping off Brooks Bridge just after noon.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Fast Food, US Coast Guard, US Military, US News

12 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

Okaloosa residents to see drop in school tax rate

The proposed tax rate levied by Okaloosa County Schools is slightly lower than last year.

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Related Topix: Fort Walton Beach, FL

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

Sheriff closer than ever to getting TDC money for budget

For the past few years, Sheriff Larry Ashley has pushed to use bed tax money to pay for beach and marine patrols in Destin and on Okaloosa Island.

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Related Topix: Destin, FL, Mary Esther, FL, Fort Walton Beach, FL, Cinco Bayou, FL

Northwest Florida Daily News

Look at the horizon... jump out'

There's one final test in the junior lifeguard program on Okaloosa Island - jumping off of the fishing pier.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

Man accused of trespassing to avoid bad weather

A 60-year-old man was arrested for trespassing after going into a park he'd previously been told to leave, saying he was just trying to avoid the bad weather.

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Related Topix: Fort Walton Beach, FL

WJHG-TV Panama City

An Okaloosa County Man Gets Life Sentence

A jury convicted 31 year old Phillip Michael Hess on Monday of 2 counts of sexual battery on a child less than 12 years old.

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Related Topix: Crestview, FL

Northwest Florida Daily News

Who says romance is dead?

A 29-year-old Fort Walton Beach man is charged with taking four pairs of women's pants from Walmart and one pair from Kohls, telling deputies they were for his girlfriend.

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Related Topix: Fort Walton Beach, FL

Northwest Florida Daily News

Man charged with battery after trying to pull woman off toilet

A 29-year-old Fort Walton Beach man is charged with trying to pull a woman off the toilet after being kicked out of her house the night before.

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Related Topix: Fort Walton Beach, FL

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

'This was not some little deal': Soldier on trial for weapons cache

Johnson was the first witness in the trial of her ex-fiance Vaughn Pottle, the 31-year-old Army 7th Special Forces Group soldier charged with harboring stolen military explosives in the couple's home in Baker.

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Related Topix: Baker, FL, Train Disaster, Crestview, FL

Northwest Florida Daily News

Bos: FWB needs two bridges to Okaloosa Island

Local developer Peter Bos is inserting himself into the ongoing Brooks Bridge debate, calling it the biggest and most impactful issue facing the region.

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Related Topix: Fort Walton Beach, FL, Destin, FL

Sun Jul 20, 2014

WJHG-TV Panama City

Okaloosa County Sheriff SRO Unit Earns "Agency of the Year" Award

From safety and security, to mentoring and leadership development, Okaloosa County School Resource Officers spend each and every day making sure the kids and community in the county feel safe.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Education Etc.

Northwest Florida Daily News

Man injured in drive-by shooting

Shacori Smith, 23, was shot once in the leg. He was taken to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, treated and released.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Fort Walton Beach, FL

Northwest Florida Daily News

Beyond the MRAP: Area lawmen have bought much more

Although the recent acquisition of a Mine Resistant, Ambush Protected vehicle - or MRAP - by the Walton County Sheriff's Office has been a matter of some debate, the program isn't new.

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Related Topix: Walton County, FL, Escambia County, FL, Defuniak Springs, FL (De Funiak Springs, FL), De Funiak Springs, FL (Defuniak Springs, FL), Fort Walton Beach, FL

Northwest Florida Daily News

Pickleworms, stinkbugs, leaffooted bugs in summer garden

Q. What are the little worms that tunnel into my cucumbers and how can I control them? A. These are pickleworms.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Life, Fruits, Food, Apiculture, Science, Entomology, Vegetables

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

Man chases woman down the street during argument

A 47-year-old man is accused of chasing a woman down the street yelling threats and obscenities at her during an argument.

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Related Topix: Fort Walton Beach, FL

Northwest Florida Daily News

Okaloosa declines to pay higher DJJ costs

Okaloosa County commissioners say they won't stop fighting the state Department of Juvenile Justice over what they see as ongoing overcharges for housing young offenders.

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Related Topix: Tallahassee, FL

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

Expert: Jobless numbers not what they seem

Just looking at Florida's new unemployment report released Friday it would appear that the nation has begun outpacing the state in job growth, but a local economist says that is not the case.

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Related Topix: Florida, US Governors, Rick Scott, Walton County, FL, Santa Rosa County, FL

WALA

Firefighters save cats from burning home

Firefighters arrived to the scene around 5 p.m. Thursday, July 17 at the fire on Hickory Avenue in Shalimar.

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Related Topix: Fire

Northwest Florida Daily News

Foster care topic of July 25 prayer breakfast

WANT TO GO? Okaloosa County spiritual leaders are invited to attend an interfaith prayer breakfast on July 25 at Niceville United Methodist Church at 214 Partin Drive S. The breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m., and the program begins at 9 a.m. Attendees are asked to R.S.V.P. by calling 429-6682 or emailing Terri.Marshall@bhcpns.org.

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Related Topix: Niceville, FL, Rick Scott, US Governors, Florida, Lottery

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

Man charged with drunken beating

A 24-year-old Fort Walton Beach man is charged with beating a woman after she asked him to leave her residence.

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Related Topix: Fort Walton Beach, FL

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