Okaloosa County Newswire

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  1. Tips for attracting birds to your yardRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... on Florida wildlife. A plant clinic will be held May 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Fort Walton Beach at the Okaloosa County Extension building, 127 W. Hollywood Boulevard. The plant clinic is designed to provide a place and time for people to bring in ...

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  2. Waitress accused of overcharging 94 credit transactions in two monthsRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... Hickory River Smokehouse is accused of overcharging 94 credit transactions between July and September 2014. Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputies were called on Oct. 29, 2014, according to the arrest report. They were told that from July 10, 2014, to ...

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  3. EDITORIAL: Angling for improved safetyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... Island or someone gets hurt, rescuers couldn't push their way through the crowd. Soon, perhaps, they can. Okaloosa County commissioners approved April 21 a proposal to establish an emergency corridor delineated by buoy markers, posts or some other ...

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  4. Hundreds save on collection fees, pay off finesRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... for whatever reason had been behind, and the money collected will be providing for county operations," said Okaloosa County Clerk of Courts JD Peacock. Linda Warren, director of court services in Walton County said the lower number was due to the ...

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  5. Body found near where swimmer went missingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... weekend. The body was found south of Marler Bridge in Destin's East Pass, according to a news release from Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office Marine Unit recovered the body and took it to the Destin Coast Guard Station. The ...

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  6. Okaloosa Man is Behind Bars for Yelling Profanities in a ChurchRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WJHG-TV Panama City

    Okaloosa County Sheriff's Deputies arrested 44-year-old Michael Holman, after they say he walked into a church service at the First Assembly of God in Milligan, and shouted swear words and then left.

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  7. Drunken man with 666 on forehead busted for ruckus at churchRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... and seemed to have balance issues and trouble walking toward State Road 4, the report said. An off-duty Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputy who was attending services at the church became concerned for Holman's safety and went to speak with him. Holman ...

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  8. Okaloosa County Sheriff's are Looking for Suspects Involved in a Home InvasionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WJHG-TV Panama City

    Authorities say three or four men dressed in black carrying guns tied up and robbed residents at 125 Country Club Drive. The victim told authorities that he and the other resident were tied up and pushed to the ground while the group of armed men went through their home looking for things to steal.

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  9. A Ft. Walton Beach Man Arrested for Trafficking CocaineRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WJHG-TV Panama City

    According to reports, 33-year-old Cornelius Lee was arrested and charged with trafficking cocaine, possession of a controlled substance and violation of probation on Wednesday. Approximately 40 grams of cocaine were found at 317 Sims Street, Lot A. after a joint investigation between Probation and Parole and the Okaloosa County Sheriff's office searched the residence.

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  10. Home invasion robbery under investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... back door was forced open sometime after 8:30 p.m. and the two were tied up and robbed, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office news release. They said that three to four men dressed in black and carrying guns proceeded to search through ...

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  11. Community helps search for missing swimmerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... with family at the marina. "If you don't have a job and you have a boat, come out here, please." Along with Okaloosa County Sheriff deputies and officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, about 40 volunteers offered their ...

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  12. Probation search reveals 43 grams of cocaineRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Two men were arrested after a joint investigation by probation and parole officers and the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit.

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  13. Home Invasion Robbery In DestinRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | WTVY Dothan

    The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is investigating a reported home invasion robbery Wednesday night in Destin. The victims say they were tied up and robbed by three to four men dressed in black and carrying guns.

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  14. Dunes in Schools' pilot program wraps up, looking to continueRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | Walton Sun

    For those who have grown up in South Walton, living near the many coastal dune lakes is normal. But once one realizes how rare and unique they are, the lakes soon become something to be cherished.

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  15. Woman facing drug charges after asking deputy about identity theftRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... Beach woman is facing drug charges after allegedly calling deputies to inquire about "identity theft." Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputies responded to the call on April 19 around 1 a.m., according to the arrest report. The woman, identified as ...

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  16. Search continues for missing manRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... Tuesday. Searchers did surface surveying Wednesday to try to find 20-year-old Rodney Barnes, according to Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Michele Nicholson. Barnes' family is organizing an independent search starting Thursday. Searchers ...

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  17. Man allegedly forgot about drugs in his wallet after arrestRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... a gun as a convicted felon allegedly forgot about the drugs he had in his wallet when he was taken to jail. Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputies were called to a Fort Walton Beach residence around 9:30 a.m. on April 18 for a woman reporting that her ...

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  18. Man accused of stealing truck, running from deputiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    A Fort Walton Beach man is accused of stealing a truck from a Destin home and then fleeing Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputies.

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  19. Cox donates computers through grant programRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... of Cox Communications Tuesday afternoon. Zampetti and her son, Johnny Petrie, were one of 15 families in Okaloosa County given a free computer through Cox's Connect2Compete program. "I'm very grateful," Zampetti said, and then added with a grin, ...

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  20. A lot of people are praying'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... "He was too young," said Charlie. "He was a great kid that had everything going for him - he had a plan." Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office and Coast Guard boats have had dive units out since Sunday. Okaloosa Island Fire Department, Destin Fire ...

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