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Oklahoma man charged with throwing open house party in Destin

A deputy spotted up to 30 people in the home's pool with alcoholic drinks. An Oklahoma man renting a Destin home is charged with hosting an open house party after allowing underage attendees to consume alcoholic beverages. Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputies were responding to a noise complain

NW FLORIDA DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-20 14:00:59

Woman shot in Crestview home invasion

CRESTVIEW, Fla. (WKRG) - Crestview Police are investigating a March 17 home invasion incident in which a 19-year-old Crestview woman was shot while at her mother's house on Virginia Court. According to the incident report, a witness said a white male and a black male, their faces covered by bandanas

WKRG - 2018-03-20 16:38:12

BLOTTER: Battle over boy's messy room leads to battery charge

CRESTVIEW - A 17-year-old boy angry that his mom had taken some of his stuff after he refused to clean his room was charged with battery after he forced her bedroom door open to confront her. His mom told him to stop pushing, but he continued, according to his Crestview Police Department arrest repo

NW FLORIDA DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-20 12:00:00

Teenager wounded in home invasion shooting

CRESTVIEW - The Crestview Police Department is investigating an early morning home invasion and shooting that occurred March 17. Officers responded to a call about the home invasion, located at 202 Virginia St., around 2 a.m. and immediately began performing first aid on a 19-year-old victim who was

NW FLORIDA DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-19 22:18:28

FWB man arrested after shooting stepson

Domestic dispute occurred Saturday night on Country Club Drive. A Fort Walton Beach man is being held in the Okaloosa County Jail without bond following a domestic violence shooting incident over the weekend. Fort Walton Beach Police Department reported that officers responded to a shooting victim c

NW FLORIDA DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-19 13:30:50

Coast Guard medevacs 62-year-old man near Destin

DESTIN, Fla. (WKRG) - The Coast Guard medevaced a man from his vessel in Destin Harbor near Destin, Florida, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a call at 7:51 a.m. from the 62-year-old man with leg pain on an anchored sailing vessel in Destin Harbor. Watchstanders directed th

WKRG - 2018-03-20 16:18:47

Miramar Beach named top small town destination

South Walton has 16 beach neighborhoods, each with its own distinct sense of style. But according to a recent article from FloridaRentals.com, one of them is among the top 11 popular small town destinations in Florida. Miramar Beach was picked, among other beach towns such as Cocoa Beach, Saint Pete

NW FLORIDA DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-20 18:14:48

Okaloosa to further discuss possible stormwater utility

SHALIMAR - The Okaloosa County Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved holding a public hearing on April 17 to consider whether to approve the first reading of an ordinance to establish a stormwater utility. The possible utility might be designated as an enterprise fund and be funded at least in

NW FLORIDA DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-21 00:07:50

Man charged with hosting underage house party in Destin

An Oklahoma man renting a Destin home has been charged with hosting an open house party after reportedly allowing underage attendees to drink alcohol. According to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a noise complaint at the 3400 block of Scenic Highway 98 around 2:45 p.m. on

WEAR - 2018-03-19 22:09:09

BLOTTER: Teen arrested after he's found with stolen Eglin gun, runaway juvenile

FORT WALTON BEACH - An 18-year-old man was arrested after deputies found marijuana and a stolen gun on his person. On March 12, authorities found the man, who was accompanied by a runaway juvenile from Walton County, at a gas station in Fort Walton Beach, according to a Fort Walton Beach Police Depa

NW FLORIDA DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-19 12:00:00

Man pulled from Gulf in Destin

DESTIN - A man was pulled from the Gulf of Mexico near the Henderson Beach Inn on Saturday afternoon and had a faint pulse when he was taken to Destin Emergency Room, officials say. A call about a distressed swimmer was recieved at 1:14 p.m. and rescuers responded to the scene. The man was 43 years


Local Harley rider critical following collision with buzzard

A Walton County motorcyclist is hospitalized in critical condition following a collision with a buzzard early Sunday night. According to a Florida Highway Patrol press release, Dominic John Brewer, 47, of Santa Rosa Beach, was traveling west on County Road 3280 at the time of the 6:15 p.m. crash. Wh

NW FLORIDA DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-19 13:10:43

Man allegedly shoots step-son in the leg

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A man is facing charges after he allegedly shot his step-son in the leg Saturday night in Fort Walton Beach. According to the Fort Walton Beach police, they responded to a home on Country Club Drive in reference to a male victim who had been shot. The victim,

WJHG-TV - 2018-03-19 17:11:00

Destin candidates quick to remove campaign signs

DESTIN - Well within a single day after the March 13 city election in Destin, the vast majority of the hundreds of campaign signs placed by the two mayoral candidates and the five candidates vying for three open council seats had been removed from the city's roadsides and neighborhoods. A city ordin

NW FLORIDA DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-19 21:31:20

Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office: Mississippi man dies after apparent drowning

DESTIN, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - According to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, a Mississippi man died after an apparent drowning in the Gulf of Mexico Saturday. He has been identified as Roscoe Brooks, 43, of Shannon, Mississippi. Officials said a witness spotted Brooks in trouble on a boogie board


UPDATE: Man dies of apparent drowning in Destin

Visitor from Mississippi was spotted floating unresponsive in the Gulf of Mexico near the Henderson Beach Inn. DESTIN - A man who was pulled from the Gulf of Mexico near the Henderson Beach Inn on Saturday afternoon has died. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office made the announcement on its Faceboo


Crestview PD investigating late-night shooting

Victims of the shooting drove to U.S. 90 Waffle House in bullet-riddled Toyota Camry for aid. CRESTVIEW - The Crestview Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that occurred around 10:30 p.m. Friday. The apparent victims drove to the U.S. Highway 90 Waffle House in their bullet-riddle


Mississippi man drowns off Florida Panhandle coast

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a body pulled from the water of the Florida Panhandle was that of a Mississippi man who apparently drowned. The Okaloosa Sheriff's Office identified the victim Sunday as 43-year-old Roscoe Brooks of Shannon, Mississippi. DESTIN, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a body

DELTA DEMOCRAT TIMES - 2018-03-19 08:57:00

Two men flee to Waffle House for help after being shot at

CRESTVIEW, Fla. - Two men in Crestview drove their bullet-riddled vehicle to a nearby Waffle House in an attempt to get help after being shot at. Authorities say around 10:30 Friday night, 35 year-old Ron Borner and 25 year-old Kreskin Robinson drove to the waffle house on Highway 90 in a Toyota C


Still hopeful: 'Homeless people aren't bums'

FORT WALTON BEACH - One Hopeful Place is still a place a hope. Last Tuesday afternoon a few residents are keeping busy around the shelter. One man cooks a meal on a hot plate, another is making his bed. Some are taking a smoke break outside. The TV plays soft music in the background. "God put me her