FHP: One killed in interstate crash
OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Florida Highway Patrol troopers said one person is dead after a single-car crash in Okaloosa County Friday. Troopers said around 8:40 p.m., an SUV was heading eastbound on Interstate 10 approaching the 61 mile marker. They said the car merged off of the road and crashed into the tree line on the south shoulder of road.
Florida Crimes of The Week: Uber driver tries to sell drugs to investigators in town for drug conference
FLORIDA - A Florida Uber driver is accused of trying to sell drugs to investigators in town for a drug conference, a man in an airboat allegedly shot at a construction crew, two Orlando women are accused of stealing $22,000 worth of cosmetic products, and a Florida man allegedly pushed a bride to the ground, causing chaos at a wedding: Here is FOX 35's Week in Review.
Man dies in Friday night car crash
A DeFuniak Springs man is dead after a Friday night car crash, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Barrier installation on SR 85 and other driving disruptions in Okaloosa
OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. — Drivers in Okaloosa County may encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads this week as crews perform construction and maintenance activities, according to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). — Brooks Bridge Replacement Project. Drivers may encounter the following traffic disruptions Sunday, March 3...
Walton County Mar 01 Weekly Crime Report: 84 Incidents and 5 Crime Stories
Walton County Mar 01 Weekly Crime Report: 84 Incidents and 5 Crime Stories. During the last week, Walton County reported a total of 84 crime cases. The most common crime was 'Arrest', with 30 instances, accounting for approximately 36% of the total crime cases. This was followed closely by 'Suspicious Situation' with 27 cases, making up about 32% of the total. Other notable crimes included 'Disturbance' with 11 cases, 'Trespass' with 4 cases, and 'Theft', 'Other', 'Shooting', 'Domestic Related', and 'Burglary', each with 2 cases. Less severe crimes such as 'Assault' and 'Vandalism' were reported only once. The data indicates a concerning prevalence of arrests and suspicious situations, suggesting a need for heightened vigilance and law enforcement presence in the place.
Dogs in Need: Could Your Home Be Their New Home in Eglin Afb, FL?
Whether you're thinking about adopting a pet or simply delight in watching cute animals, you'd find a plethora of endearing pets awaiting adoption at animal shelters across and close to eglin afb..
Geneva Co. couple jumps into action; saves driver from burning car, alerts authorities
WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WDHN) – A Geneva couple is being hailed as heroes after stopping their journey home to help two people involved in a head-on collision. According to the Walton County Sheriff’s Office, the couple, identified as Mr. and Mrs. Cardwell, was driving on County Road 185 in Walton County coming home from a celebration in Destin, when tragedy struck right in front of them.
Legendary captains added to first Destin Fishing Hall of Fame
OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - For many across the Panhandle, fishing is more than a hobby; it’s a way of life. Fishing is what has given the City of Destin the title of the “world’s luckiest fishing village”. Friday, more than a dozen fishing captains were honored and recognized for their part in making Destin what it is today.
The gas price fluctuate between $2.97 and $3.19 in Fort Walton Beach as of 2024-03-04. 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 Monday is $3.352, a week ago the price is $3.264 , according to AAA.
Okaloosa County poised for economic boost with CSX Railroad’s Select Site certification
Crestview, Florida – Okaloosa County’s Shoal River Ranch Gigasite has recently achieved a significant milestone by being designated as a “Select Site” at the Bronze Level by CSX Railroad, a leading entity in freight transportation across North America. This prestigious recognition places the Shoal River Ranch among an exclusive group of 19 sites nationwide, heralding a new era of economic development and job creation opportunities for the County.
WCSO: No injuries reported after truck catches fire on highway
WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - People driving along Highway 331 in Walton County Saturday were delayed by a scary scene. Around 9 a.m., Walton County Sheriff’s Office officials stated both northbound lanes of Highway 331, near Mallett Bayou Road south of Freeport proper, were closed due to a vehicle fire. A truck pulling a trailer had caught fire in a turn lane.
Rick Scott, Jimmy Patronis stop by Eglin AFB to show support for military
OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Some state leaders stopped by Eglin Air Force Base to show their support for Florida’s military. Saturday morning, Senator Rick Scott and Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis spent the morning with officials on Eglin Air Force Base itself, hearing a briefing and discussing needs for the future.
Walton County to receive new hospital and ER
WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Walton County residents will no longer need to travel long distances for their healthcare needs as a new hospital is slated to open. The rural hospital and emergency room will be called North Walton Doctors Hospital. It is located in DeFuniak Springs and sits on the property where Healthmark Regional Medical Center once stood before shutting down in 2022.
WCSO: Car chase involving a stolen vehicle ends in a crash
WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) – On Thursday, a car flipped over resulting in two people being treated for injuries, all captured on dash camera. Walton County Sheriff’s deputies said they were chasing the vehicle because it was stolen. At about noon, the car showed up on a deputy’s computer, showing it was stolen in DeFuniak […]
Charming Niceville Home Sells for $1.08M
A charming 2-story house near Niceville, Florida recently found its new owners for the price of $1,079,929 on February 29th. Located at 165 Caraway Dr, Niceville, FL, 32578, this property boasts 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and a spacious 3,373 square feet. The real estate listing described the house as a stunning custom build, featuring an office that could also serve as a 5th bedroom, a Florida room, and a bonus room in PH 2 at Deer Moss Creek.
Taste the Ocean: 3 Exceptional Seafood Restaurants in Destin You Must Visit
This article presents three exceptional seafood restaurants in Destin. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below:
Florida high school football stadium tour: 32 best home fields across the Sunshine State
Catching a high school football game in Florida can be an experience from the Panhandle to the Florida Keys. Though the high school football season is over, spring football is just over two months away, we wanted to throw out a list of fields that have stood out to us over the last couple of ...
Destin High School to seek new principal after Christine Cruickshank decides to step down from the role
Destin, Florida – Destin High School is facing a significant change in its administration as Principal Christine Cruickshank has decided to step down from her position, according to an announcement from the school officials on Monday. Her resignation, submitted to Executive Director Donald “Willy” Williams last Friday, comes with a decision to concentrate more on her family and health. Her tenure as principal will officially end on March 3.
Unveiling the Top 3 Seafood Spots in Niceville: A Culinary Journey
In this article, we will be exploring three exceptional seafood restaurants located in Niceville. Have you had the pleasure of dining at any of these establishments? If you have, we'd love for you to share your experiences in the comments section below.
🚧 U.S. 98 Intersection Improvement Project Details in Okaloosa County Released
The time displayed is local to the original X account in Chipley, FL. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has released information regarding the improvement project at the intersection of U.S. 98 and Palms St./Sandprint Dr. Residents and interested parties can view the project details starting at 12 p.m. (CST) on Wednesday, March 6th. The information is accessible online at https://t.co/b9satIknp1. This project is aimed at improving traffic flow and increasing safety for all intersection users.