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Thu, 03 Nov 2016 06:19:39 GMT
POLICE BLOTTER: Trees still standing; tree trimmer arrested  -  The Northwest Florida Daily News
NICEVILLE — A man who took money to cut down trees but never came back to finish the job done has been charged with theft. A homeowner who lives in Niceville told Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputies he'd met with an individual in July to discuss ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 06:19:39 GMT
POLICE BLOTTER: Woman says she allows people to use drugs in her shed  -  The Northwest Florida Daily News
CRESTVIEW — After receiving complaints from a Crestview homeowner that illegal activity was taking place on his property, Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputies searched a parcel on Huckleberry Lane in Crestview. They discovered crystal meth, ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 01:36:11 GMT

County creates final resting place for dozens of residents  -  WEAR
Okaloosa County named a small plot of land the "Lazarus field" after a man in one of Jesus' parables who died a poor man and went to heaven. A ceremony was organized to remember those who might have been otherwise unremembered. The names of the ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 23:07:00 GMT

Record Voter Registration Could Mean Record Turnout in NWFL  -  WUWF
Supervisors of Elections in the three counties report a record in the number of voter registrations for an election cycle: 130,000 in Santa Rosa County and 135,000 in Okaloosa. “Include us in that list,” says Escambia County Supervisor David Stafford ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 22:38:04 GMT
Daily News launches Rotary essay contest  -  The Northwest Florida Daily News
Do you enjoy the monthly Kid Scoop News publication being jointly partnered by the Northwest Florida Daily News and seven Rotary clubs across Okaloosa and Walton counties? Well, you're going to love what's next. The Daily News and Rotary clubs ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 21:49:15 GMT
'Dignity in death' Ceremony memorializes 67 who died alone  -  The Northwest Florida Daily News
“This is something that should have been done a long time ago, but nobody thought of it,” said Okaloosa County Commissioner Carolyn Ketchel, who spearheaded the event. “I feel grateful that our community has come together to remember those who had no ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 05:05:07 GMT
FELONY ARRESTS for Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties for Monday, Oct. 31, 2016:  -  Destin Log
FELONY ARRESTS for Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties for Monday, Oct. 31, 2016: Previous. Hide caption. WALTON: Shaun Tiyahri Key, 20, DeFuniak Springs, robbery with a firearm. Hide caption. ESCAMBIA: Tyler Bradley Bare, 21, ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 00:29:25 GMT

Man charged with murder in overdose death  -  WEAR
Investigators with the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office say it was for love. Now the state attorney accuses her boyfriend, William Tylor Kendall, of providing the fatal dose at the apartment complex last December. By his own admission, Kendall ...
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 23:26:30 GMT

Police: Ex-boyfriend choked, kicked and held woman against her will  -  WEAR
The officer found the woman with a swollen left wrist and bruising on her right hip. Billy Joe Lejuene was arrested and taken to the Okaloosa County Jail on Sunday, October 30. He was charged with domestic battery by strangulation and false imprisonment.
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 22:43:22 GMT

Presidential race brings out more early voters  -  The Northwest Florida Daily News
Okaloosa has many more voters than we do, and our voters are used to the eight days and the eight hours (of early voting),” she said. Walton County has 46,751 registered voters, almost three times fewer voters than Okaloosa County's total. But ...