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  1. Deputies remembered five years after tragic deathsRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    As April 25 dawned five years ago, the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office was struggling to recover from the scandal of having its leader arrested.

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  2. Concerns expressed as Menz case gathers steamRead the original story

    Wednesday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... set of charges for Manny's kidnapping." She said she's worried because Menz, who is being held in the Okaloosa County jail on a charge of kidnapping-interference with custody, isn't facing the kind of prison time she thinks he deserves. Lynch is ...

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  3. Father charged with strangling ex-wife, son fights backRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 22 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    A 54-year-old man has been arrested and charged with attempting to strangle his ex-wife at their home on Airport Road, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office.

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  4. Man stuffs mouthwash, toothpaste, socks into shortsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 22 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    The man shoved a portable phone charger, pair of black socks, mouthwash and toothpaste into his shorts and walked out of the store on April 7, according to an arrest report from the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office.

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  5. Okaloosa Student Art Show starts April 30Read the original story

    16 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    The Okaloosa County School District and the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation will present the 2014 Okaloosa County K-12 Student Art Show on April 30 and May 1 at the C.H. "Bull" Rigdon Fairgrounds .

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  6. EDITORIAL: Toward a healthier economyRead the original story

    Wednesday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... growth in the 1970s and became downright hostile to it in the 1980s." Well, not entirely hostile. The Okaloosa County Economic Development Council was formed in 1989 to try to take the local economy in new directions. It would be a tricky task. ...

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  7. Fred Grimm: One-size-fits-all gun laws fail FloridiansRead the original story

    Mar 5, 2014 | The Miami Herald

    ... neighbors, blasting away at his makeshift gun range with an AK-47. Hamstrung by the state's preemption law, Okaloosa County Sheriff Larry Ashley could only lament (according to the Northwest Florida Daily News), "Just because you can do something ...

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  8. Hundreds of teams descend onto beach for spring tournamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... State, among 12 other states in the U.S. As of Wednesday morning, 245 total teams had descended upon Okaloosa County for the 26th spring Volleyball Week (there is another in the fall). It's a four-day beach-a-thon where the party starts "before your ...

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  9. Man 'messing' with Jet Ski charged with loiteringRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 22 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    A 25-year-old man seen "messing" with a Jet Ski behind Olin Marler Charters was arrested April 7 and charged with loitering, according to an Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office arrest report.

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  10. Kids clothes, shoes top shoplifter's listRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 22 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    A 25-year-old woman on April 7 shoplifted almost $100 in children's shoes and clothing at Walmart on Beal Parkway, according to an arrest report from the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office.

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  11. Man pulled from Sound identified, still criticalRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 22 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office identified Robert David Walters as the man pulled from the Santa Rosa Sound Monday after attempting to cross the waterway on a dare.

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  12. Be cautious of too-good-to-be-true lawn grassesRead the original story

    Friday Apr 18 | 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. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. This phrase offers ...

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  13. Report: Drunk and reeking of urine, man is arrested for trespassingRead the original story

    Friday Apr 18 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... of Fill Ups on Emerald Coast Parkway in Destin, waving his arms and yelling at customers, according to an Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputy, who remembered numerous previous encounters with the man. The deputy added the man was unsteady on his feet ...

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  14. Victoria Secret's beach bash is in the pinkRead the original story

    Mar 13, 2014 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... to meet people, score some freebies and maybe "meet some guys." The Pink Party, which had to be approved by Okaloosa County commissioners because of its size and location, was pretty "subdued" all afternoon, said Clint Rogers, who manages The Crab ...

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  15. Unemployment rates drop locallyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 22 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... to 3.8 percent in March, which tied with Monroe County for the lowest unemployment rate in the state. Okaloosa County had the next lowest unemployment rate with 4.8 percent, down from 5 percent in February. Santa Rosa County's March unemployment ...

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  16. Clerk's records' office moving out of annexRead the original story

    Monday Apr 21 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... clerk services spread out at two facilities, said Don Allgood, the clerk's office director of records. Okaloosa County's Board of Commissioners provided space for the clerk's records' division by approving conversion of a third floor area originally ...

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  17. Vet Tech inquiry continuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 21 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    The Okaloosa County School Board continues to seek answers about how hundreds of animals ended up at Choice High School and Technical Center.

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  18. Swimmer nearly dies crossing Sound on a dareRead the original story

    Monday Apr 21 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office identified Robert David Walters as the man pulled from the Santa Rosa Sound Monday after trying to swim cross the waterway on a dare.

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  19. Deputy: Man Wanted To Be Arrested So He Could Get Out Of The RainRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 22 | CBS Local

    A Florida man told an Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputy that he deliberately violated a trespass order so he could be arrested and get out of the rain, according to the arrest report.

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  20. Doughnut lands man in jailRead the original story

    Monday Apr 21 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    William Edward Hicks, 36, was charged with two misdemeanors and a felony after he fled with the sugary confection from Wal-Mart without paying, according to his Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office arrest report.

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