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Juneteenth music festival coming to Fort Walton Beach

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (WKRG) — A Juneteenth music festival is scheduled for Saturday, June 18 at the Fort Walton Beach Landing. Live DJ’s, performers, artists and speakers will showcase African-Amercian culture. Randall Richmond and Mike Eason are hosting the event from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for everyone in Okaloosa County to enjoy. The […]
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22-year-old Niceville man critically injured in motorcycle crash

OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. -- A 22-year-old Niceville man is in critical condition after a motorcycle crash in Okaloosa County Tuesday morning. It happened around 3:20 a.m. on State Road 293 south of Lakeshore Drive. FHP states the motorcycle crossed the median and overturned. The man was transported to a local...
NICEVILLE, FL
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Destin plans summer kick-off weekend before Memorial Day

DESTIN, Fla. (WRKG) — Harborwalk Village in Destin will be filled with family events for the weekend before Memorial Day on May 30, 2022. Live music will be played at the HarborWalk Village stage all weekend long. A lineup of Memorial Day Celebration has events for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Event Schedule: Saturday, May 28th […]
DESTIN, FL

DeSantis holds press conference in Crestview

CRESTVIEW, Fla. (WKRG) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is scheduled to appear in Crestview Wednesday morning. The governor’s office said he will appear with Dane Eagle, secretary of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). The press conference is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Central Time at Hub City Smokehouse & Grill. WKRG News 5 will […]
CRESTVIEW, FL
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Gov. DeSantis announces $3.2M for Shoal River Ranch Gigasite

OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday held a news conference in downtown Crestview, handing over a check for $3,217,188 to Okaloosa County to fund infrastructure improvements at the Shoal River Ranch Gigasite. During the event at Hub City Smokehouse & Grill, DeSantis said the funding...
CRESTVIEW, FL
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Flights from CKB to Destin extended

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - NCWV Airport Director Rick Rock unveiled positive news regarding the flight to Destin Tuesday to the Benedum Airport Authority, according to Connect Bridgeport. “You can now book flights to Destin through November,” Rock told the Authority, the airport’s governing body. “Last year it was a summer...
BRIDGEPORT, WV
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Bowlegs celebrates capture of Fort Walton Beach with 66th annual parade

FORT WALTON BEACH — Thousands of people lined Eglin Parkway Monday evening to catch some pirate loot and help Capt. Billy Bowlegs and his merry band of pirates celebrate their takeover of the city. Another recent event: 'The full Star Wars experience': FWB residents celebrate 'May the 4th be with you' day More: Body builders face off in Panhandle Showdown ...
FORT WALTON BEACH, FL

OCSO investigating 'suspicious activity' after 11-year-old approached by man at Destin bus stop

DESTIN — The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is investigating a report of suspicious activity near a school bus stop Monday morning. Interpreters were working Monday to get all of the information from the victim, who does not speak English, according to the OCSO. The initial report indicated the 11-year-old girl was approached by a man about 8:15 a.m. near Beach and Sandalwood drives.
DESTIN, FL
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Two Ponce De Leon teens, Freeport woman injured in crash on U.S. 331 in Walton County

DeFUNIAK SPRINGS — Three people, including two teenagers, were injured in a crash at the intersection of U.S. Highway 331 and Rock Hill Road in Walton County on Monday. A 17-year-old driver reportedly crossed into the path of another vehicle about 7:30 a.m. while traveling through the intersection, according to a report by the Florida Highway Patrol.
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Shooting at Mary Esther bar, no injuries reported

MARY ESTHER, Fla. (WKRG) — The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office found more than two dozen shell casings in the parking lot of a Mary Esther business after a shooting on May 16. The incident occurred just after midnight at Cash’s Sports Page Lounge, located off Miracle Strip Parkway near Fort Walton Beach High School. According […]
MARY ESTHER, FL

Ocean City, Fort Walton Beach unveil fire engine, ladder truck replacing decades-old trucks

A new fire engine and ladder truck are rolling out in south Okaloosa County to replace two nearly decades-old trucks. The Ocean City-Wright Fire Control District and Fort Walton Beach Fire Department each received new trucks this month after a year's worth of manufacturing. Ocea City-Wright fundraiser:Ocean City-Wright firefighter spearheads...
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