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Okaloosa County Board to present options to purchase Northwest Florida Fairgrounds, $4M cash investment

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (WKRG) — The Board of Okaloosa County Commissioners approved a motion at the Dec. 6 meeting to present three options to the City of Fort Walton Beach in hopes to purchase the Northwest Florida Fairgrounds on Lewis Turner Blvd. Option 1: The County would purchase the City’s Fairgrounds Property.This would be […]
OKALOOSA COUNTY, FL
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Local stars prepare for Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game: “there’s real, raw talent down in the 251”

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — The state’s top high school football talent is in Mobile for this week’s Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game — The roster includes two local stars, Theodore defensive back Will James and Foley wide receiver Harrison Knight. Both young men excited to represent the Mobile and Baldwin County area. “I really want to prove […]
MOBILE, AL
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Man discovers ex-wife allegedly stole thousands from his elderly parents: ECSO reports

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — A Cantonment woman is behind bars after allegedly taking advantage of her ex-husband’s parents and stealing thousands of dollars by opening fraudulent credit accounts, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. Samantha Ariel Perea, 36, was charged with grand theft, uttering a false instrument, criminal use of personal ID information […]
CANTONMENT, FL

McCarthy critic ups opposition, says he ‘doesn’t have the ability to serve as speaker’

Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-Mont.) ticked up his opposition to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) Speakership bid in an op-ed on Wednesday, leaving little room for the possibility that he could support McCarthy for Speaker on the House floor next year. “If Kevin McCarthy couldn’t lead in the minority, he doesn’t have the ability to […]
WASHINGTON STATE

Rick Scott defends ‘good, quality’ Senate candidates following Georgia runoff loss

Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) on Wednesday defended the GOP’s crop of midterm Senate nominees and pushed back on accusations that candidate quality was the reason for their downfall. Scott, who led the Senate GOP’s campaign arm, lamented the party’s losses following Sen. Raphael Warnock’s (D-Ga.) victory over Republican Herschel Walker in the Georgia runoff on Tuesday. […]
GEORGIA STATE

DOJ watchdog finds series of ‘failures’ by prison officials before Whitey Bulger death

The Justice Department’s inspector general identified a series of “management and performance failures” among Bureau of Prison (BOP) employees that preceded the 2018 death of infamous mobster James “Whitey” Bulger in a West Virginia prison. Three men were charged with conspiracy to commit first degree murder over Bulger’s killing, which occurred in October 2018 just […]
WEST VIRGINIA STATE

The hottest December day in Destin area

DESTIN, Fla. (WKRG) — Weather data tracking back to 1996 in the Destin area lists Dec. 27, 2008, as the hottest December day in the history of the region at 85 degrees. Second on that list is Dec. 2, 2021, at 82 degrees. A day that WKRG News 5 First Alert Storm Team Meteorologists say […]
DESTIN, FL

Manhattan prosecutor: Even with Trump Org conviction, investigation is ‘ongoing’

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D) said the investigation involving former President Trump is “ongoing” in the aftermath of his family organization being convicted of tax fraud.  Bragg said on “CNN This Morning” on Wednesday that he views the case against the Trump Organization as “one chapter in the book” for his team’s probe.  “While […]
MANHATTAN, NY

Schumer: Abortion ruling and Jan. 6 hearings helped Democrats expand Senate majority

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday morning took a victory lap after Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) won his runoff election, declaring the Supreme Court’s decision striking down abortion rights and the House Jan. 6 hearings were key factors in Democrats expanding their Senate majority.   “It is a good morning, a great morning!” […]
TEXAS STATE

Louisiana man accused burglarizing home; returned to residence the next morning possessing the stolen item

Disclaimer: All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty. MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD) — The Monroe Police Department was dispatched to a residence in Monroe, La. on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, around 6:38 AM. According to police, they were advised that 36-year-old Louis Zontrell Ross Sr. allegedly burglarized the home a day prior and took a […]
MONROE, LA

Emhoff on combating antisemitism: ‘I refuse to be afraid’

Second gentleman Doug Emhoff condemned a recent uptick in hateful rhetoric against Jewish people and warned of an “epidemic of hate facing our country” during a roundtable focused on combating antisemitism. “I will not remain silent. I am proud to be Jewish. I’m proud to live openly as a Jew. I am not afraid. I […]
FLORIDA STATE

Key Democrats ask State, Defense for records on Kushner family business

Two Democratic congressional committee chairs have co-authored letters to the State and Defense departments on Tuesday asking for an array of records on Jared Kushner’s family business, raising concerns about his financial interests as he influenced the Trump administration’s foreign policy in the Persian Gulf. House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (N.Y.) and […]
WASHINGTON STATE