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Niceville K-9 officer killed in car crash

NICEVILLE, Fla. (WKRG) — Officials with the Niceville Police Department have confirmed that one of their K-9s has died after he and his handler were involved in a car crash on Sunday, Aug. 7. According to police, Sgt. Phillip Ritcheson and K-9 Officer Blue were reporting for duty on Sunday when the crash occurred. The […]
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Teens face attempted murder charges for Crestview shooting

CRESTVIEW, Fla. (WKRG) — Crestview police have an 18-year-old in custody for attempted murder. Police said more young adults are facing charges. Crestview police issued a warrant for Taeya Rashell Hinton in June after a wild gun-filled night in Crestview. Police said a Snapchat video on May 7, 2022, showed Hinton with a gun threatening […]
CRESTVIEW, FL
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Aldi, other stores coming to Crestview Commons

CRESTVIEW, Fla. (WKRG) — The City of Crestview confirmed to WKRG News 5 which stores are moving into the long-awaited Crestview Commons shopping center. Aldi fans, get your quarters ready. Stores for Crestview Commons: Aldi Ulta Marshall’s Five Below Burlington’s Coat Factory Chili’s Chance Leavins, public information manager for the city, said more store-front spots […]
CRESTVIEW, FL
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Destin’s Chef Al Massa wins second place at National Competition

The 2022 Great American Seafood Cook-Off took place on Saturday, August 6, 2022 in New Orleans. The 18th annual event was held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in conjunction with the Louisiana Restaurant Association Showcase. You’ll remember from last week’s newsletter that Chef Al Massa of Brotula’s Seafood...
DESTIN, FL
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Bed-Tax Projects: Destin wants more public beaches, FWB invests in sports/parks, Niceville looking at aquatic center

As part of the expanded Tourist Development District in Okaloosa County, local municipalities each receive a proportionate share of 12.5% of the bed taxes that are collected. Initial expenditure plans were reviewed by county staff and legal for compliance with the Interlocal Agreement, Tourist Development Plan, and Florida Statute. Okaloosa...
OKALOOSA COUNTY, FL
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Gulf Coast volunteers pack 320k meals for children in Haiti

OKALOOSA ISLAND, Fla. (WKRG) — The Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center housed one of the largest charity food packing events in the nation Saturday. More than 900 volunteers packed 320,000 meals to help children in Haiti suffering from food insecurity. Military son Bryson Turner began his Hope for the Hungry Emerald Coast event in 2015 […]
FORT WALTON BEACH, FL
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RV catches fire at Dixie RV in Mossy Head

WALTON COUNTY, Fla. -- Walton County Fire Rescue was called out to a vehicle fire Sunday afternoon in the Mossy Head community. According to rescue crew's, firefighter's received a call at approximately 1:39 p.m. to head out to Dixie RV to put out a RV reportedly engulfed in flames. Firefighter's...
MOSSY HEAD, FL
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Crestview man charged with trafficking in fentanyl, methamphetamine

CRESTVIEW, Fla. — A Crestview man originally wanted on a stalking charge is now facing five additional charges, including trafficking in narcotics, the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has announced. Jerry Blackshear, 47, has been charged with trafficking in fentanyl, trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of cocaine, resisting an officer,...
CRESTVIEW, FL
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Okaloosa Stemm Center ranked #1 Florida middle school by U.S. News

VALPARAISO, Fla. — The Okaloosa Stemm Center in Valparaiso has been ranked the number one middle school in Florida for 2021 by U.S. News and World Report. The Okaloosa Stemm Center is a magnet school located at 379 Edge Ave in Valparaiso. It has 292 students. U.S. News said...
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Man wanted in attempted Okaloosa County bank robbery

OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. -- Okaloosa County deputies are looking for a suspect involved in an attempted bank robbery Monday afternoon. Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers say the incident took place around 3:15 p.m. at the Eglin Federal Credit Union located at 321 E. Hollywood Boulevard in Mary Esther. The suspect came...
OKALOOSA COUNTY, FL
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Salute to our Veterans: SrA Brittney Watson

NBC 15 is giving a salute to our veterans. Tonight we honor SrA Brittney Watson who serves in the U.S. Air Force and is based at Hurlburt Field.. She was recently honored as the 505th Command and Control Wing’s Airman of the Year. Thank you for your service, SrA...
HURLBURT FIELD, FL
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2022 Wiregrass Two-A-Days: Florala Wildcats

FLORALA, Ala. (WTVY) -- The Florala Wildcats are looking for another playoff berth after missing them in 2021 for the first time in four seasons. Subscribe to our News 4 newsletter and receive the latest local news and weather straight to your email every morning. Get instant notifications on top stories from News 4 by downloading our mobile apps.
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