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Update: court date set for Andrews Bridal Shop suspect
CHIPLEY, Fla. (WDHN) — A Florida man is behind bars after authorities identified him as the suspect in a robbery and sexual assault incident that occurred at Andrews Bridal Shoppe on April 1.
Family home burned, local help requested
CHIPLEY - One local real estate company is asking for local help for one of its team member's family that suffered at the wrath of Hurricane Michael - now, a total loss house fire.
Sign warning drivers of speed trap ahead foils Florida deputies
GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla. (FOX 35) - Deputies in Florida were ready to hand out tickets to speeding drivers--- except they couldn't catch any because of a very tricky sign-maker.
Chipley abduction and sexual assault suspect found and arrested
CHIPLEY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - UPDATE:. The suspect in the abduction and sexual assault of a Chipley woman has been captured. Chipley Chief of Police Scott Thompson has announced today that Travis D. Wilson, 36, of Cottondale has been arrested. Thompson was wanted for an incident that occurred April 3.
Storms in South kill girl in Florida, bring tornado threat
ATLANTA — A strong storm system barreling through the South killed an 8-year-old girl in Florida on Friday and threatened to bring tornadoes to large parts of the Carolinas and southern Virginia on Saturday.
Marianna pedestrian killed in collision with Dodge
JACKSON COUNTY — A Marianna man was killed Friday morning after he was struck by a car, officials report. The incident occurred early Friday morning on Rocky Creek Road. The Florida Highway Patrol said 45-year-old Charles Coulliette of Marianna was walking west, partly in the travel lane and partly
Man arrested after shooting wife in chest
CHIPLEY - A woman remains in critical condition after her husband shot her twice Wednesday night. According to a Washington County Sheriff's Office arrest affidavit, deputies responded to a domestic dispute at 4687 Moss Hill Road late Wednesday night. Upon arrival, deputies located the victim under
On the Road: Death and automobiles in Florida
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — There are many tragic ways to die in an automobile. And Florida seems to be a bad place to pass away in one, according to three recent news releases that crossed our path this week.
Garth Brooks concert shuts down roads at University of Florida
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB)-- With the Garth Brooks concert set to happen Saturday evening, multiple roads will be closed. As of noon, only those with parking passes will be allowed to park on the University of Florida campus.
Florida deputy reassigned after video shows him punching teen in the head
A Florida deputy was reassigned Friday after cellphone video showed him punching a teenage boy in the head during an arrest. Broward County Sheriff's deputies were called to a Tamarac shopping plaza about a large group of students who were fighting, according to an arrest report from Thursday. After
Baby hurt when oak tree falls on Florida home
A 9-month-old baby is recovering after a tree fell on her Florida home, crashing through the ceiling where she slept. It happened in Columbia County, between Lake City and Wellborn. — Bailey-Ann Taylor-Doll survived with just a few scratches.
From the Floridan archives: 1967
The Board of County Commissioners yesterday accepted 4,840 signed petitions from Jaycee President Paul Donofro, which called for the Board to order an election to determine if Jackson County would be a wet or a dry county.
Marianna man killed after being hit by vehicle
JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Florida Highway Patrol troopers say a Marianna man is dead after being hit by a vehicle. The crash happened in Jackson County, just before 5:30 a.m., near County Road 280 and Rocky Creek Road. Troopers say Charles Coulliette, 45, of Marianna was walking westbound o
Hurricane Michael Upgraded to Rare Category 5 Months After It Ravaged Florida Panhandle
(MIAMI) — Hurricane Michael, which devastated a swath of the Florida Panhandle last fall, has been upgraded to a Category 5 storm, only the fourth to make recorded landfall in the United States and the first since 1992.
Road painted with a misspelled word outside a Florida school
DORAL, Fla. (AP) — A road crew in Florida should get an “F″ for spelling. A driver spotted the error on Thursday, realizing that workers in Doral had made a mistake when painting the word “school” at a pedestrian crossing in the road. Instead of S-C-H-O-O-L, it was spelled S-C-O-H-O-L.
Florida man used hidden camera to record women in shower, deputies say
TITUSVILLE, Fla. - A 46-year-old Titusville man was arrested Thursday on allegations of using a hidden camera to record women showering in his home. Jonathan Moist was arrested on a felony charge of video voyeurism of someone at least 19 years old.
Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross Says South Florida Immigrants Shouldn't Fear Census Citizenship Question
U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says immigrants and non-citizens in South Florida should not fear a citizenship question on the 2020 census. During a visit to Miami Thursday to meet with local business leaders, Ross—who oversees the census—emphasized that Census Bureau workers cannot share peopl
Florida firefighters cancer coverage being fast-tracked to clear Legislature this year
ORLANDO, Fla. - After four years of legislative inaction, a bill that would grant Florida firefighters cancer coverage is being fast-tracked to clear the Legislature this year.
Three men arrested after attempted burglaries in Jackson County
JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Three men have been arrested after a call involving a possible burglary. According to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, deputies received information April 17 that two men were attempting to break into residences at a mobile home park located north of Greenwood
Pedestrian dead after being hit by car in Jackson County, FHP investigating
JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. — Troopers say charges are pending against a man who hit and killed a Marianna man Friday morning. According to Florida Highway Patrol, the crash happened on Roaky Creed Road in Jackson County at 5:20 a.m. Friday.