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Unleash Your Taste Buds: Crestview's Trio of Unforgettable Mexican Dining Experiences
In this article, we're going to explore three exceptional Mexican restaurants located in Crestview. Have you had the chance to try any of these culinary gems? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.
Report: Destin man injures, attempts to disarm deputy during traffic stop
OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. -- A Destin man is facing charges for allegedly injuring a deputy during a traffic stop on Wednesday in Okaloosa County. Ryan Scott Benjamin Bielec, 24, is charged with Resisting an Officer and Obstructing Police -- Attempted Deprivation of a Weapon. According to an Okaloosa County Sheriff's...
WCSO: Uber driver allegedly attempted to sell narcotics to detectives
WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — An Uber driver offered the wrong passengers drugs, according to the Walton County Sheriff’s Office. In August 2023, John Robert Alcott, 52, of Crestview, was unknowingly transporting Citrus County Sheriff’s Office investigators to dinner. Alcott smelled of marijuana when detectives got into the vehicle, officials wrote in a news release. […]
Louisiana armed carjacking suspect arrested after chase in Santa Rosa County
SANTA ROSA COUNTY, Fla. -- A suspect in an armed carjacking out of Louisiana was arrested in Santa Rosa County Thursday night. 37-year-old Timothy Joe Pierre, of Louisiana, is charged with Carjacking and Aggravated Assault with a Firearm in Louisiana, as well as Fleeing LEO and Resisting an Officer in Santa Rosa County.
New body cam video shows what happened after an OCSO deputy mistook an acorn for gunshot
MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Brand new body camera video showed the moment an already patted-down and handcuffed man was pulled out of a bullet-riddled patrol car in Okaloosa County. It happened shortly after a deputy mistook a falling acorn for a gunshot. That deputy, Jesse Hernandez has since resigned. Body...
Texas man sentenced for fatal shooting at Fort Walton Beach bus station
FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. — A Texas man has been sentenced to life in prison following his conviction for a shooting in Fort Walton Beach that killed a co-worker and wounded another, said the State Attorney’s Office. An Okaloosa County jury found Ledesma Wooden, 29, of Houston, guilty...
Highschool Beach Volleyball | 27 February South Walton Girls Game Notice
The South Walton Girls Beach Volleyball team will have a Conference game with Crestview(Crestview, FL) on 27 February, 2024, None. As of now, Seahawks has won 6 games and lost 4 games, and the winning rate is 0.6.
Santa Rosa Commissioner James Calkins angers fellow board members with "campaign stunt"
District 3 Santa Rosa County Commissioner James Calkins may not have thrown his hat in the ring to run for re-election just yet, but it might be hard to convince anyone in attendance at Thursday's regular board meeting of that. Under the guise of celebrating county workers taking care of...
On the right track: Shoal River Ranch earns CSX 'Select Site' designation at Bronze level
SHALIMAR — On Tuesday, Okaloosa County's Shoal River Ranch Gigasite near Crestview was recognized as a "Select Site" at the Bronze Level by CSX Railroad. This announcement recognized the Shoal River Ranch as one of 19 locations nationwide, and the second location in Florida, to secure this designation. “We are excited to receive this distinction and are proud of the work One Okaloosa EDC has done to achieve this national recognition,” said Okaloosa County Board Chairman Paul...
🚧 Traffic Disruptions Expected in Escambia & Santa Rosa Counties Due to Road Work 🚧
The time displayed is local to the original X account in Chipley, FL. Local drivers are advised to prepare for traffic disruptions as roadwork activities commence in Escambia & Santa Rosa Counties. Crews will be performing construction and maintenance operations on several state roads in these areas. Motorists should anticipate potential delays and plan their routes accordingly to accommodate the scheduled roadwork. The nature of the disruptions points to ongoing efforts to maintain and improve transportation infrastructure in the region. Commuters are encouraged to remain patient and exercise caution when navigating through work zones. Stay tuned for further updates on specific road sections affected and any additional traffic advisories.
Crestview's Spanish Trail Park: A Historical and Recreational Hub for Residents
The Old Spanish Trail Park in Crestview, established on February 26, 1990, is a well-known recreational facility. It was built on the former L&N Railroad property and now hosts a variety of activities. The park includes ball fields, picnic pavilions, a senior center, an amphitheatre, festival fields, a walking track, a farmers’ market, a playground, and a wooded area. This wooded area is used by scout troops and for World War II reenactments.
Arrest report details kidnap incident outside Pensacola Burlington before I-10 manhunt
ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. -- A Pensacola man arrested following last week's manhunt along I-10 in Santa Rosa County now faces kidnap and robbery charges in Escambia County. WEAR News reported last week that Michael Nazario, 28, was charged with simple assault and resisting in Santa Rosa County, as well as battery by strangulation (domestic violence) in Escambia County.
SANTA ROSA INSIDER – Liberal PNJ Continues Attacks on Conservative Leadership
Yesterday’s Santa Rosa County Board of Commissioners meeting had inspiring presentations, celebrating the 100th Anniversary of United Way of West Florida and creating awareness of FoodRaising Friends. But instead of covering either of those worthy causes, Pensacola News Journal’s takeaway from the meeting was taking issue over a 48-second video District 3 Commissioner James Calkins played, praising county staff for resolving a flooding problem in his district.
Okaloosa County OKs $613K contract to move ahead with pedestrian path on Okaloosa Island
SHALIMAR — After years of negotiations and planning, the Okaloosa County Commission approved a $612,999 contract for Neel-Schaffer Inc. to be the engineering and inspection team during the planned construction of a 4.3-mile multi-use pathway along Okaloosa Island, offering a safe pathway for bicyclists and pedestrians. The funding for...
Sheriff Johnson Creates Foundation to Support Community and Employees
Santa Rosa County Sheriff Bob Johnson has established a foundation aimted to provide support to employees of the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office, Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office community engagement, charitable organizations within Santa Rosa County, and charitable organizations whose purpose is to support First Responders and their families.
Florida deputy mistakes falling acorn for gunshot, opens fire on patrol vehicle where man detained
A Florida deputy resigned after he mistook a falling acorn hitting his patrol vehicle for a gunshot and subsequently opened fire on the car, where a person was detained in the backseat, according to investigators.
The gas price fluctuate between $2.99 and $3.52 in Crestview as of 2024-02-23. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Friday is $3.267, a week ago the price is $3.284 , according to AAA.
One Pensacola pizza shop receives high complaint over 12 flying insects during inspection
Here's the breakdown of recent restaurant inspections in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties for the week of Feb. 12-18. Florida's restaurant owners are not required to post restaurant inspection results where guests can see them. So, every week, we provide that information for you. During the latest round of inspections...
Daily Outtakes: More ready fo kindergarten
Escambia is only 1.7 percentage points below the statewide average of 51.2%. Santa Rosa County dropped two points but is well above the state average, with 59.2% ready for kindergarten. A key to Escambia County’s success appears to be having more students in the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten program. The VPK students...
Proposal sent to Santa Rosa County commissioners to limit large holes on beaches
NAVARRE, Fla. -- Tragedy struck a beach in South Florida when a 7-year-old girl was killed and 9-year-old boy was sent to the hospital after being trapped in a 6-foot deep hole in the sand. Rescue teams say the sand collapsed on them as they were digging. Digging holes on...