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  1. REPORT: Man says hitting man with keys, breaking door was accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... head with a set of keys and then broke a sliding glass door told deputies that his actions were accidental. Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputies were called after an argument on Nov. 16, according to the arrest report. When they arrived, the victim ...

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  2. Man accused of threatening woman with broom while intoxicatedRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputies were called to a disturbance on Nov. 15, according to the arrest report.

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  3. Three arrested after failed shoplifting attempt, chaseRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Three Pensacola residents were arrested Friday night after they tried to shoplift items that included a security safe, a ceiling fan and some cupcakes from Wal-Mart, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office.

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  4. Crashes on U.S. 98 lead to two DUI arrestsRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... report of a single-vehicle crash near Boshamp's restaurant came in about at 12:27 a.m., according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. A utility pole was broken and a water main was damaged. No one was seriously injured, but the driver was ...

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  5. Three Fort Walton Beach Residents Arrested for ShopliftingRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | WJHG-TV Panama City

    An effort to shoplift a number of items from a WalMart in Fort Walton Beach puts three people behind bars. Okaloosa County Sheriff's officials say around 6:30 Friday evening, two females, later identified as Rashavia Manuel, and Lauren Pinkney walked out of Walmart with shopping carts full of unpaid items.

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  6. More than $12 million and 28 years later, Brooks Bridge consensus still elusiveRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... Beach Bridge Authority lay dormant and was $1.3 million in debt, its recommendations kicked to the curb by Okaloosa County residents. State Rep. Jerry Melvin championed the cause of reestablishing a bridge authority to study Brooks Bridge options ...

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  7. Crestview gets new consignment store; BOTE expands to FWBRead the original story

    Friday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... who owns BOTE Boards with her husband, Corey. BOTE began in Destin, and manufacturing still takes place in Okaloosa County, although the standup paddle boards now see nationwide distribution. The Destin BOTE retail center is still open, and since ...

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  8. 'You would make one heck of a moonshiner'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... Brothers Distillery in Crestview assisting in making the first legal batch of rye whiskey ever made in Okaloosa County. The Peaden Brothers Distillery opened earlier this year as the first legal distillery in Okaloosa County, although moonshining ...

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  9. Woman facing felony shoplifting chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputies were called on Nov. 13 for the theft, according to the arrest report.

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  10. Two taken to hospital after Friday morning wreckRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... to medical facilities on Hurlburt. Ocean City-Wright Fire Department, Hurlburt Fire Department and Okaloosa County EMS also responded. Contact Daily News Staff Writer Trista Pruett at 850-315-4445 or tpruett@nwfdailynews.com. Follow her on Twitter ...

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  11. Fla. jobless mark at lowest since mid-2008Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    ... from 3.7 percent in September. Walton County in Northwest Florida remained at 3.9 percent, while nearby Okaloosa County dipped from 4.6 percent to 4.5 percent. Many of the counties with the lowest unemployment rates were those with relatively high ...

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  12. Man accused of hitting woman in argument over taking witness to hospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... during an argument over taking a witness to the hospital before taking the third person's phone and leaving. Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputies were called for a disturbance on Nov. 12, according to the arrest report. A "third party eyewitness" ...

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  13. Meth bust results in five arrestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... found that 50-year-old Richard Lee Marinelli was living on the same property. Marinelli was wanted by Okaloosa County for violating probation, the release said. He was arrested and a small child was removed from the home by the Department of ...

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  14. Salvation Army kicks off Christmas campaignRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    The Salvation Army in Okaloosa and Walton Counties is launching its annual Christmas Campaign to raise funds to help those who struggle in Okaloosa and Walton counties.

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  15. South Walton Youth Cheerleaders WinRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | Walton Sun

    ... season serving as assistant coaches and great role models. To stay up-to-date on registration for Walton and Okaloosa County sports, sign up for the newsletter at www.Emeraldcoastkids.org or facebook/EmeraldCoastKids. The South Walton Youth ...

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  16. Sewage spill triggers advisoryRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    The Okaloosa County Health Department issued an advisory for Garnier's Bayou after a sewage spill near the Shalimar bridge Wednesday morning.

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  17. Man accused of taking acquaintance's credit cardRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... of taking a woman's credit card to make a variety of food purchases over a two day span. The woman called Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputies on Nov. 10, according to the arrest report. She said Elliott James Holmes had taken her credit card and used ...

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  18. Counties warn of scam recirculationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... the IRS and if they get a Green Dot or prepaid money card and send the numbers, they can avoid arrest. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's press release notes the scammers will often use names of "well-known local public servants" to try to add ...

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  19. Man spots intruder in his house, takes the shotRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... missed. The resident was in bed when someone tried to force open his bedroom door, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office call history record. "All he could see was a hand and an arm reaching through the door with a dark colored sleeve," ...

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  20. 17-year-old's artistic efforts win him an iPadRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... exciting. I'm kind of proud of my ability." It's the third year the Special Forces Association has asked Okaloosa County High School students to submit logos for the annual run, according to Sam Smith, who was on-hand at NHS to give Fletcher the ...

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