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45 min ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

The sky isn't falling: Woman's chickens win a reprieve

After reading about a Mary Esther woman at risk of losing her 13 chickens due to code compliance, Okaloosa County Commissioner Nathan Boyles quickly stepped into action, even though it was nearing 9 p.m. "This is an issue that has come up before with another constituent," he said, after getting his first glimpse of the article at nwfdailynews.com.

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Related Topix: Mary Esther, FL, Santa Rosa County, FL, Baker, FL

4 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

Teen wanted on sex, theft charges busted in FWB

A tip led authorities to arrest an 18-year-old accused of a crime spree in Indiana, lawmen say.

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Related Topix: Fort Walton Beach, FL

9 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

County administrator submits resignation

"Thanks to all of you for giving me the opportunity to be your administrator," he wrote.

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9 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

County administrator submits resignation

"Thanks to all of you for giving me the opportunity to be your administrator," he wrote.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

Man sits on bucket, refuses to get up

A 41-year-old man arrested on a Fort Walton Beach warrant sat on a bucket and refused to stand up while deputies arrested him.

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Related Topix: Fort Walton Beach, FL

Northwest Florida Daily News

Woman runs afowl of county poultry ordinance

When Torrie Cox moved from Fort Walton Beach to Mary Esther with her 13 chickens two months ago, she talked to most of her new neighbors.

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Related Topix: Mary Esther, FL, Fort Walton Beach, FL, Santa Rosa County, FL, Navarre, FL

Northwest Florida Daily News

Search under way for 4-year-old missing at Garnier's Park

Multiple agencies are assisting in the search for a 4-year-old boy who was last seen playing in the water at Garnier's Beach Park.

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Related Topix: US Coast Guard, US Military, US News

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

Lawmen hope display will warn people of hot car dangers

Visitors to the Okaloosa County Courthouse Annex Extension this week will be greeted with a strong reminder of the dangers of leaving animals and children in hot cars.

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Related Topix: Weather, Fort Walton Beach, FL, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Northwest Florida Daily News

Louisiana man charged with attacked two teenage girls

A Louisiana man has been charged with attacking two teenage girls at an Okaloosa Island condominium complex early Sunday morning.

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Northwest Florida Daily News

Lawn, landscape, garden diseases increase with wet weather

The frequent rains and high humidity of summer provide ideal conditions for foliage disease development in our lawns, landscapes and gardens.

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Related Topix: Weather, Home Gardening, Home, Life, Food, Vegetables

Sat Jul 26, 2014

WJHG-TV Panama City

Crestview Police Hope to Raise K-9 Unit Funds

"It is an invaluable tool. I do explain to them about tracking suspects, fleeing suspects.

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Related Topix: Crestview, FL

Northwest Florida Daily News

Woman performs CPR on boy pulled from pool

A Louisiana woman is being credited with helping save a 5-year-old boy Friday night after he nearly drowned in a swimming pool at Sandpiper Cove.

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

Thu Jul 24, 2014

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

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

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