Okaloosa County Newswire

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  1. Woman facing meth charges after traffic stopRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... 2013. She was not able to locate the registration and "appeared very nervous and fidgety," the report said. Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputies had seen her leaving over and hiding something. Rittell later told deputies she'd hidden some marijuana ...

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  2. NWF State responds to Crestview grad's leadership with winRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... graduates Roman Donofro and Tate Sweatt. Both were part of Crestview's program with Dean, who came back to Okaloosa County after a freshman season at LSU. "They are my best friends," said Dean, who transferred due to expected limited playing time ...

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  3. New unemployment rates out; data change problematicRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... was the lowest in Northwest Florida last month. Santa Rosa had the fifth lowest unemployment rate statewide. Okaloosa County followed right behind with an unemployment rate of 4.9 percent, the sixth lowest in the state. Okaloosa County had an ...

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  4. County officials sound off on budget prioritiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Okaloosa County's 2015-16 budget deliberations won't begin until mid-summer, but officials are already prioritizing funding needs.

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  5. Man accused of burglarizing vehicleRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... man is charged with burglarizing a car after allegedly setting off a car alarm and being seen by a witness. Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputies were called for the burglary around 6 a.m. on March 13, according to the arrest report. A witness said ...

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  6. Authorities looking for alleged car burglarsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is looking for a two individuals after a rash of "smash and grab" car burglaries in Destin Tuesday evening.

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  7. Two injured in Mid-Bay Bridge crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... not been released. Traffic was blocked both ways until just after 1 p.m. Both drivers were transported by Okaloosa County EMS, one to Twin Cities Hospital and the other to Sacred Heart on the Emerald Coast, Baugh reported. Neither driver's status ...

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  8. Teens charged with grand theft of vehicleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... Antonio Lamar Prather and a 15-year-old boy in the car with two juveniles in the backseat, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. The other teen, who was not named because of his age, also was charged with carrying a prohibited weapon ...

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  9. Ex-firefighter suspected in string of firesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... 23, was taken into custody Wednesday in Wilmington, Ohio, on a charge of first degree arson, according to Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Michele Nicholson. She is being held without bond awaiting extradition. Vanhoose worked for the ...

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  10. Community preps for homeless veterans eventRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    The actual event is still several months away, but preparations are underway for the eighth annual Okaloosa County Homeless Veterans' Stand Down.

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  11. Former Fla. Firefighter Suspected in Arson StringRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | FireHouse.com

    March 25--A woman who fought fires for the Laurel Hill and Dorcus volunteer departments is facing 20 years in prison for arson. Brittney Vanhoose, 23, was taken into custody Wednesday in Wilmington, Ohio, on a charge of first degree arson, according to Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Michele Nicholson.

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  12. Woman accused of trading stolen vehicle for drugsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... is accused of taking a vehicle from a woman in Alabama without permission and then trading it for narcotics. Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputies were called by the victim's son on March 13, according to the arrest report. He told deputies that he'd ...

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  13. Two Teens Arrested for Stealing a CarRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    Two Fort Walton Beach teenagers are charged with car theft after they were found sitting in the stolen car at a vacant lot Tuesday evening. Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputies responding to a call of a suspicious car around 9 p.m.and found 18-year old Antonio Prather and 15-year old Jadden Edwards inside a white Mercedes on Weeks Road.

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  14. Torch Run goes through Okaloosa CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Smatterings of applause greeted officers, servicemen and athletes Wednesday morning as Okaloosa County joined in the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run.

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  15. EDITORIAL: Bridges, parks and road workRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... for the first of 85 deck spans. The new, wider bridge is expected to be finished in the summer of 2016. In Okaloosa County, Allen French and three friends have launched Trees Destin, a nonprofit group that hopes to plant trees in the city. "One of ...

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  16. Man gets 15 years in drug trafficking caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... and possession of marijuana, according to the State Attorney's Office. He was arrested Sept. 16, 2014, when Okaloosa County sheriff's deputies served a warrant and smelled marijuana, the State Attorney's Office reported. Deputies initiated a drug ...

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  17. Housing subdivision to be built near Stillwell ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... Watree Homes. Harris said the company has built previous homes in that area that have been well received. Okaloosa County Growth Management Director Elliot Kampert said the subdivision fits nicely into the area. The 6.9-acre site is located on Essex ...

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  18. LETTER: Too bad for usRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... lessons, the seniors exercising and the swim teams preparing for a big meet. It's so sad that officials in Okaloosa County, Fort Walton Beach and Niceville do not care about their swim teams, children learning to swim and many handicapped people ...

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  19. Sheriff stops SRO bonusesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Okaloosa County deputies will no longer receive bonuses for their work as school resource officers.

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  20. Local gallery raising money for Covenant HospiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    A local artist has created a series of paintings to raise money for Covenant Hospice.

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