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Mother arrested for DUI in Destin
A DeFuniak Springs woman is facing charges after a crash with property damage in Destin. According to the arrest report, 27-year-old Ellen Rae Caswell failed to negotiate a roundabout at Benning Drive and Mountain Drive. A witness told the Okaloosa Sheriff's Office that her Kia Soul hit the curb, dr
Escaping winter in Destin, Florida
Now that the cold weather has arrived, you might be thinking about ways to escape it. Consistently rated among the best beaches in Florida and in the USA (and even the world), you can’t go wrong with a visit to Destin, Florida. Known for it’s emerald green yet totally clear water and white “sugar sa
Texas man indicted in Fort Walton Beach shooting
Thursday, the state attorney's office said the grand jury indicted Ledesma Vonzell Wooden for the deadly shooting near the Greyhound bus station, October 31st.
Hurricane Michael relief worker indicted on murder, attempted murder charges
OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) - Ledesma Vonzell Wooden, a Hurricane Michael relief worker, was indicted Thursday, November 15, 2018 by the Grand Jury of Okaloosa County for the charges of first degree premeditated murder with a firearm, attempted first degree premeditated murder with a firearm, aggra
Federal Prosecutors Discover Altered Election Documents in Broward County Tied to Florida Democrats
“Cure affidavits” are due by 5 PM the daybeforethe election, however prosecutors have discovered these altered documents show the ballots could be turned in on Thursday, one dayafterthe election.
Teen Charged with Threatening to Shoot Other Student
CRESTVIEW,Fla. -A Crestview High School student was arrested this morning following an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office investigation into alleged threats against another student. 15-year old Drew Williams is charged with making a false report concerning the use of a firearm in a violent manner agai
Milton woman found guilt in deadly drive-by shooting
Milton woman found guilt in deadly drive-by shooting . (Source: Santa Rosa County Jailview/ Photo: Melissa Pocopanni) A Milton woman charged with her role in a deadly shooting in Milton has been found guilty by a jury of her peers. Melissa Pocopanni was found guilty of second-degree murder and two c
Altered election affidavits found in Santa Rosa and Okaloosa County
The Florida Department of State Division of Elections is investigating altered "cure affidavits" in Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Broward and Citrus counties. Cure affidavits are forms to fix mailed absentee ballots, when the signature of the voter doesn't match the signature election officials have on fil
Crestview student arrested for allegedly threatening to bring a Glock to kill another peer
According to the report, a second teen overheard the threat, which was allegedly sparked by Williams seeing his ex-girlfriend walking with the other boy at Crestview High School on November 9.
Pedestrian Killed On Highway 98 In Okaloosa County
OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. - A woman is dead after attempting to cross US Highway 98 on foot Monday night.According to Florida Highway Patrol, it happened just after 11 p.m. when a Fort Walton Beach man was driving an SUV in the left lane.A woman was walking on part of the shoulder and the road.She attem
Veterans with PTSD Are Finding Relief Through Floatation Therapy - Medical Daily Times
In floatation therapy, the patient rests in a small tank or pool filled with ten inches of water mixed with a half-ton of Epsom salt, more formally known as magnesium sulfate. The high concentration of salt lets the patient float. The water is kept at a temperature of 94.2 degrees Fahrenheit.
UPDATE: Mobile Police say man shot multiple times at car wash on Three Notch Road
MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) -- The Mobile Police Department is investigating a shooting at a car wash on Three Notch Road Wednesday evening. The shooting happened at the Splash N Dash Car Wash located at 7265 Three Notch Road near Sollie Road. Police say when they arrived on scene, they found a man shot m
Baker Woman Charged with Child Neglect, DUI
Okaloosa County, Fla. - An Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputy was forced off the road to avoid a head-on collision and the driver of the other vehicle has been charged with DUI and child neglect, officials wrote in a news release.
Escaping winter in Destin, Fla.
Now that the cold weather has arrived, you might be thinking about ways to escape it. Consistently rated among the best beaches in Florida and in the USA (and even the world), you can't go wrong with a visit to Destin, Fla. Known for it's emerald green yet totally clear water and white "sugar sand"
ALERT: Scammers used local business owner’s email to con people out of cash
According to OCSO, an employee of a Fort Walton Beach business was contacted on Monday by email from someone who appeared to be from a business owner, requesting her to purchase gift cards and issue them out.
National Weather Service confirms tornado near Gulf Breeze Zoo
GULF BREEZE, Fla (WKRG) - The National Weather Service confirms a tornado touchdown near the Gulf Breeze Zoo along Highway 98 Monday, and straight line wind damage in the Waterford Sound neighborhood
Ohio woman killed in Okaloosa County Crash
Okaloosa County, FL (WKRG) - The FHP says a woman from Ohio was killed trying to cross Highway 98 Monday night. The investigation into what happened continues. According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, the 27-year-old victim was trying to cross Highway 98 around 11 Monday night. The rep
Teen accused of shooting Mobile Police Officer pleads not guilty to attempted murder
Bond has been granted for Dajoune Dubose, the teen accused of shooting a Mobile Police Officer. A judge set bond at $507,500 for Dubose. $500,000 of that is for the attempted murder charge and $15,000 of that must be paid in cash. The judge set bond at $7,500 on the receiving stolen property charge.
Driver runs deputy off road, leads to DUI and child neglect arrest
Okaloosa County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Felicia Freeman, 32, of Baker, for DUI and child neglect.
Arrest made in Atmore triple shooting
ATMORE, Ala. (WKRG) - Three people were shot inside the Assembly Hall on Carver Avenue in Atmore, Alabama just after midnight Sunday morning.