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BLOTTER: Woman trying to scare buzzards attracts police attention

NICEVILLE - Residents of a quiet Niceville neighborhood calling police to report gunshots in the area learned that what they were hearing was firecrackers. A resident of Grand Oaks told officers that she was setting off the firecrackers to scare the buzzards out of the trees. The officer told her th

NW FLORIDA DAILY NEWS - 2018-01-20 12:00:00

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SHALIMAR - Each hit on a target gave off a loud pop, and soon the Meigs Middle School gym sounded like a bag of popcorn bursting as budding archers from eight schools competed Saturday in the Okaloosa County Invitational Archery Tournament. The day-long NASP (National Archery in Schools Program) eve

NW FLORIDA DAILY NEWS - 2018-01-21 01:46:27

Law enforcement looks back on 2017 year in crime

Law enforcement agencies across Northwest Florida were kept busy over 2017. While bigger crimes and significant arrests made headlines, deputies responded to tens of thousands of calls from Santa Rosa to Walton counties. Many of them, according to law enforcement leaders, stemmed from the rising opi

NW FLORIDA DAILY NEWS - 2018-01-20 19:00:00

CELEBRATE COMMUNITY: Using girl power for good

Foundation promotes health, positive body image. By Heather Osbourne | 315-4440 | @heatheronwfdn | hosbourne@nwfdailynews.com VALPARAISO - Girl Power Station in Valparaiso is providing an alternative workout experience that promotes body positivity and female unity. Girl Power for Good Foundation,

NW FLORIDA DAILY NEWS - 2018-01-20 15:00:00

Tally Shorts Film Festival continues to grow

Like many great inventions of the imagination, the Tally Shorts Film Festival was born in a garage. Conspiring alongside six other Tallahassee film visionaries, Mark Bauer wanted to increase the odds for independent filmmakers to have their work spotlighted, so as not be lost in the deluge of media

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT - 2018-01-20 19:50:34

Be Aware: Scammers impersonating law enforcement

Please spread the word since awareness and prevention are our biggest allies in preventing local residents from being victimized by these con artists. Staff Report The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is warning the public that a scam is currently circulating in our area that involves criminals imp

NW FLORIDA DAILY NEWS - 2018-01-19 13:21:40

Crestview man arrested in armed robbery over $13.11 in cigarettes

CRESTVIEW - A 20-year-old Crestview man was remanded to the Okaloosa County Jail for robbing a local convenience store at gunpoint Thursday morning, during which he stole two packs of cigarettes valued at $13.11. According to a press release from the Crestview Police Department, Matthew Steven Peaco


5-Year-Old Dies Days After Heartbreaking Photo With Grandfather

GULF BREEZE, FL - A 5-year-old Florida girl has died days after a photo of her lying in a hospital bed next to her crying grandfather, who is battling his own health problems, was shared thousands of times. Braylynn Lawhon of Gulf Breeze died on Monday, according to a crowdfunding page created for h


UPDATE: Springfield Shooting Victim in Critical Condition

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The search continued late Friday morning for a gunman who sent another man to the hospital with critical injuries. The shooting was reported shortly before 4:00 a.m. outside a house in the 1400 block of N. Clay. The victim, whose name has not been released, is at a local hospita

OZARKS FIRST.COM - 2018-01-19 17:29:05

Fire truck overturns in Aurora

AURORA, Mo. -- No injuries were reported after a fire truck rolled over in Aurora Saturday afternoon. Authorities are not releasing much information other than the truck belonged to the Aurora Rural Fire Protection District. We do not know what caused the truck to overturn. Read the original versio

KSPR.COM - 2018-01-21 03:56:00

Why are kids eating Tide Pods? A Springfield middle school counselor weighs in

A dangerous new trend called 'Tide Pod Challenge' is becoming popular on social media, but doctors say it could land them in the emergency room. USA TODAY If you haven't heard, kids are putting poisonous laundry gel pods in their mouths, biting into them and posting videos in a dangerous new online

NEWS-LEADER.COM - 2018-01-20 03:39:19

Neighbors in Springfield Shocked by Friday Morning Shooting

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--A man is fighting for his life after being in an early morning shooting. It happened on the 1400 block of North Clay in Springfield. Police responded to a 911 call on reports that a man had been shot. When they arrived, they found a man with multiple gun shot wounds to the upper t

OZARKS FIRST.COM - 2018-01-20 01:05:55

Mount Vernon dentist faces Medicaid fraud charges

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. - A Mount Vernon dentist was ordered bound over for trial this week in Lawrence County Circuit Court on three counts of Medicaid fraud and a single count of obstruction. Associate Court Judge Scott Sifferman found probable cause at a preliminary hearing Thursday to order Thomas H.

JOPLIN GLOBE - 2018-01-21 00:15:37

Government shutdown means closure for part of popular Springfield area attraction

REPUBLIC, Mo. -- A visit to Wilson's Creek National Battlefield will look different this weekend, as the National Park Service attraction is closed during the government shutdown. The Battlefield's Web-site says: "VISITOR CENTER CLOSED-- The Tour Road will be open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., but the Visitor

KYTV - 2018-01-20 17:57:00

Phone Scam In The Springfield Area

There is a phone scam hitting the Springfield area. The Springfield Police Department says city staff have received complaints about a telephone survey underway about trash collection and other issues; in which the caller is claiming to be from the City Clerk's office. Police say the City of Springf

KTTS - 2018-01-20 02:26:26

Greene County deputies ask for help in locating stolen classic car

FAIR GROVE, Mo. -- The Greene County Sheriff's Department is asking for your help to find a stolen classic car. The thieves stole the 1965 mint condition Chevelle Super Sport from a home in Fair Grove. The theft happened sometime Friday night between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. Deputies fear someone may have

KSPR.COM - 2018-01-21 00:31:00

Man charged with murder in deadly shooting at Dollar General, police say

Asheville Police arrested Derrick Edwards from Weaverville following a deadly shooting Updated: 9:14 AM EST Jan 20, 2018 Asheville Police say Derrick Edwards faces first degree murder charges in a shooting at a Dollar General.SOURCE: Asheville Police say Derrick Edwards faces first degree murder

WYFF4.COM - 2018-01-20 14:14:00

A shooting at Dollar General leaves one man dead

One man was taken to the hospital in critical condition where he later died, after a shooting at the Dollar General on Patton Avenue on Friday afternoon, said Christina Hallingse, public information officer for the Asheville Police Department. A metallic gray Volkswagen Jetta was wrapped in police

CITIZEN TIMES - 2018-01-19 23:35:31

Three people found dead in Spartanburg Co. home after violent killing

SPARTANBURG Co., S.C. (WSPA) - The Spartanburg County Sheriff's and Coroner's Offices are investigating the deaths of three people at a home near Landrum Saturday morning. According to the Spartanburg County Coroner's Office, the victims were found at a home on Landrum Mill Rd. and their deaths were

WSPA.COM - 2018-01-20 16:22:18

Asheville man dies in motorcycle crash on bridge

ASHEVILLE - This morning at about 1:48 a.m., the Asheville Police Department responded to a motor vehicle crash on the Captain Jeff Bowen Bridge. A motorcycle, driven by Matthew Lee Kerley, 26, of Asheville, struck the rear of an SUV. Kerley was taken to Mission Hospital and later succumbed to his

BLUERIDGENOW.COM - 2018-01-20 19:07:34