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  1. Police needs help locating missing teenRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WALA

    The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in trying to locate a missing teenager who was last seen at his home on Airport Road in Destin around 1:50 p.m. November 20th. The family of 18-year-old Jonha Campbell says he didn't show up for work that day and he didn't answer repeated calls to his cell phone.

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  2. Woman reports being robbed at gunpointRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    The woman said that she was robbed around 9 p.m. Tuesday, according to a media release from Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office.

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  3. Okaloosa Authorities Investigating Armed RobberyRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | WTVY Dothan

    The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a Mary Esther woman says she was robbed at gunpoint in the driveway of her home around 9 p.m. Tuesday night. The 56-year old says she had just returned to her Brewer Circle home from a trip to the grocery store and was walking to her front door when two men confronted her and demanded money.

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  4. Okaloosa Authorities Need Your Help Locating Missing TeenRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | WTVY Dothan

    The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in trying to locate a missing teenager who was last seen at his home on Airport Road in Destin around 1:50 p.m. November 20th. The family of 18-year old Jonha Campbell says he didn't show up for work that day and he didn't answer repeated calls to his cell phone.

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  5. Neighbor lauded for quick thinking after seeing theftRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... his neighbor's property and load the prop into a car with an Oklahoma tag, according to a media release from Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. He followed the car while calling his neighbor to verify that no one was supposed to be taking the $15,000 ...

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  6. Annual Power of Service awards celebrate Okaloosa County organizationsRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... have done an outstanding job of developing programs that make a tangible impact in young people's lives in Okaloosa County," said Gulf Power president and CEO Stan Connally. "The investment these organizations are making among the youth in our ...

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  7. Two homes damaged by late-night fireRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Two nighttime fires in southern Okaloosa County are under investigation. The first fire was called in at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday in Destin and the second early Wednesday morning in Fort Walton Beach.

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  8. Local police agencies move toward body camerasRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer, called for a push to make them mandatory law enforcement equipment. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office will be among the first local law enforcement agencies to deploy body cameras on the street. Two already are ...

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  9. Ferguson Hits Home: Local NAACP, lawmen find flaws in handling of caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Okaloosa County's NAACP expressed disgust with a St. Louis County grand jury's failure to indict police officer Darren Wilson "for the senseless and tragic death" of black youth Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

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  10. Teens charged with attacks, robberyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... battery and theft. The robbery occurred about noon Monday at Oak Tree Park in Mary Esther, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. The victims, a 13-year-old boy and a 15-year-old boy, said they met the three teens at Santa Rosa Mall and ...

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  11. Local branch of NAACP reacts to Ferguson grand jury decisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... violated as both demonstrators and authorities observe the "rules of engagement." Raymond Nelson, President, Okaloosa County Branch NAACP stated, "Today our country witnessed yet another chapter of affliction in the overaggressive policing that is ...

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  12. Teenager injured in suspected armed robberyRead the original story

    Monday Nov 24 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    A 13-year-old boy was injured Monday in a reported armed robbery at Oak Tree Nature Park, according to Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office Spokeswoman Michele Nicholson.

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  13. EDITORIAL: A tiff over business tax breaksRead the original story

    Monday Nov 24 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... Bill Imfeld said the board should set guidelines "suitable to Walton County." Not a bad idea. In Okaloosa County, voters this year approved "temporary economic development" tax breaks with guidelines spelled out. A qualifying business must create a ...

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  14. Woman facing drug charges after traffic stopRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 22 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... Navarre woman is facing drug charges after a K-9 alerted on her vehicle during a traffic stop. An Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputy stopped Athena Marie McMahon for a "traffic infraction," according to the arrest report. During the stop, a K-9 ...

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  15. Man facing drug, loitering chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 22 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... after deputies noticed him walking after dark in an area that had recently had multiple vehicle burglaries. Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputies were patrolling on Nov. 17 around 9:20 p.m. when they noticed Jeffery Michael Vincent Greene walking, ...

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  16. Man accused of taking tools, batteries from construction siteRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 22 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputies were called tot he site on Nov. 17 by the construction manager, according to the arrest report.

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  17. Making a Difference: Crestview woman makes life out of feeding the hungryRead the original story

    Monday Nov 24 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... fireplace into the center of the room. Soon, the boxes will be filled and distributed to families from the Okaloosa County Head Start program and other people in need. "I'm loading up a lot of things for people," Coleman said. "I've got boxes ...

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  18. Freeze follow-up for landscapesRead the original story

    Monday Nov 24 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... 689-5850 or 689-5050; or e-mail lwilliams@co.okaloosa.fl.us. He is the Extension horticulture agent with the Okaloosa County Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida. With the recent early freezing temperatures, come questions concerning ...

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  19. Eureka! Science Center opens in its new digsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 23 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... at 31 Memorial Parkway in Fort Walton Beach. Admission is $6 for kids, $7 for seniors and $8 for adults for Okaloosa County residents. Add a dollar for non-residents. Stay tuned for a robotics exhibit coming soon. For more information, visit ...

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  20. Man accused of pulling knife, head butting woman during argumentRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 22 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... man is accused of pulling a knife and head butting a woman during an argument at a Shalimar fuel station. Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputies were called on Nov. 16 for a disturbance, according to the arrest report. They spoke with the woman, who ...

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