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WCSO enforces sex offender law requirements
Two sex offenders are behind bars in Washington County after failing to comply with offender registration requirements. Investigators with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office obtained a warrant for 37-year-old Jeremy Bailey after attempts to locate him during the monthly address verification were
Mobile Crisis Response Team coming to Holmes County
BONIFAY, Fla - The Holmes County Sheriff's Office is partnering with big bend community based care and life management to provide a rural mobile crisis team to the area. The idea is to have a team that will respond to Holmes County when a student or child makes a threat to harm themselves or someone
These Florida Restaurants Ordered To Clean Up
FLORIDA -- Some clues to a bad restaurant are easy to spot: Nasty smells, grimy tables or unkempt employees are all red flags. But sometimes the problem is harder to pin down, such as food stored at improper temperatures or unclean kitchen equipment.
Holmes County students have a special visit with Santa
BONIFAY, Fla - Wednesday, the Holmes County Kiwanis Club didn't have just a regular meeting, instead, they had a special guest stop by. Santa Clause visited the group at their regular meeting site M&W Restaurant, along with roughly 70 students from Tri-County Westville Head Start.
Warrant results in two arrests by HCSO, U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force
BONIFAY – Two subjects are in custody as the result of a joint effort between investigators with the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Service Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force.
Frightening Words Caught On Tape During Traffic Stop, Two Arrested for Meth Possession
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Fla. - Washington County Sheriff’s deputies were reminded of the immediate dangers of a traffic stop last Thursday when reviewing the in-car camera footage.
Judge Sets Trial Date For Florida Parking Lot Shooting Of Unarmed Black Father, Markeis McGlockton
The high-profile Florida parking lot shooting case of Black father Markeis McGlockton will be heading to trial in August 2019. According to the Associated Press, a judge set the date, August 19 of next year, during a hearing on Friday.
Florida police get expanded ‘stand your ground’ immunity
Florida law enforcement officers can invoke the state’s “stand your ground” self-defense law to protect themselves from criminal prosecution in some instances of deadly force, the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday.
Ponce De Leon High Evacuated After Bomb Threat
Ponce De Leon, Fla. - Holmes County Sheriff’s Office responded to a bomb threat at Ponce de Leon High School Thursday. The response came after school officials received what appeared to be a form email stating an explosive device had been placed “in the building where their business was being conduc
Bonifay doctor's office under state investigation
BONIFAY, Fla. - Some employees at a Holmes County doctor's office are left in the dark as state personnel raided the facility Wednesday morning. Florida's Attorney General is investigating a Holmes County doctor for Medicaid fraud.
Trial scheduled for woman charged in infant’s death, defense attorney withdraws
A women set for trial on murder charges next month now has no attorney. Defense attorney Cada Carter filed a motion to withdraw from the case of Ericka Lee Dabney, 26, of Citadel Avenue, who is charged with murder in connection to the August death of her four-month-old infant. Dabney’s trial is set
Jury trial rescheduled for Dothan man facing capital murder charges
A Houston County man’s capital murder case has been rescheduled for Feb. 4. Judge Larry Anderson was scheduled to hear the trial of Jose Luis Rosales, Sr. in September. Rosales was arrested in August 2014 following the death of his son, Jose Rosales Jr.
Severe weather threat pushes into Central Florida Friday
A few strong to severe storms are possible Friday evening and into early Saturday morning in Central Florida. The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has labeled most of Central Florida as under a “slight risk” of severe weather from 8 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday.
Florida Sheriff: I Have Done Nothing to Warrant Resignation
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Bond hearing set for father facing capital murder charges in infant death
A Houston County judge will consider setting bond for a Dothan man charged with capital murder in the death of his son earlier this year. Rolando Castillo Jr. has been held without bond in the Houston County Jail since his April 26 arrest on a capital murder charge in connection with the infant’s Ja
Florida Executes Inmate As Report Cites 'Continuing Erosion' Of Death Penalty
At 9:48 p.m. on Thursday, Jose Jimenez became the 25th person to be executed in the United States in 2018. Jimenez was convicted of a 1992 murder; his execution had originally been scheduled for August, but the Supreme Court of Florida issued a stay that was later lifted.
OCSO: DUI driver arrested with blood alcohol level four times the legal limit https://bit.
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. (WPMI) — A Defuniak Springs man pulled over by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office for driving recklessly on State Road 85 is charged with DUI and deputies say the man’s blood alcohol level was four times the legal limit.
Homicide Investigation Underway After Missing Man Found in Gadsden County
GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - A man who was kidnapped from Tallahassee three days ago has been found dead in Gadsden County. Police confirm 27-year-old Kelton Washington was found dead in Gadsden County Thursday morning. He was reported missing after he disappeared from Tallahassee.
Restaurant Chains Closing in Florida, Across the Nation
Several fast food restaurants and popular food chains are closing across Florida and nationwide. That’s what First Coast News, 24/7 Wall Street, USA Today and other media outlets are reporting.
Preliminary hearing rescheduled, bond set for Dothan woman charged with murder
A Houston County judge rescheduled a preliminary hearing for a Dothan woman facing murder charges in the stabbing death of her boyfriend at the request of her attorney, who has a scheduling conflict.