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Woman charged with hitting boyfriend with hammer

HOLT - A woman has been arrested after her live-in boyfriend said she struck him on the head with a hammer during an argument. According to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded Tuesday to The Rivers Edge Campground at 4001 Log Lake Road in Holt in reference to a disturbance. Depu

NW FLORIDA DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-21 20:16:58

BLOTTER: Auto parts store assistant manager arrested for making fraudulent refunds to pay bills

NICEVILLE - A 46-year-old Crestview woman who was an assistant manager at a Niceville auto parts store was arrested after she made cash refunds and took the money for herself to pay rent. According to a Niceville Police Department arrest report, on three separate dates in November and December the w

NW FLORIDA DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-21 12:00:00

BLOTTER: Police called to scene where 30-year-old woman gives 'lip' to mom

NICEVILLE - A woman called police to tell them her 30-year-old daughter was "giving her lip" during an argument. According to call history records with the Niceville Police Department, the complainant called and said she and her daughter had been having a verbal argument and her daughter was "giving

NW FLORIDA DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-21 12:00:00

Destin, Florida Condo Rentals - Resorts of Pelican Beach, destin beach rentals.#Destin #beach #rentals

Located at the heart of the Destin resort area, the Resorts of Pelican Beach is a private resort community overlooking the world-famous white-sand beaches and the Gulf of Mexico in the heart of the Destin, Florida resort area. Once guests pass through the gated entry, they leave behind the hustle an

REMMONT.COM - 2018-03-22 10:10:32

BLOTTER: Man says there 'might be' drugs in his car; officers find drugs for sure

NICEVILLE - A man was arrested on multiple drug charges after officers found him passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle with methamphetamine in his car. According to a Niceville Police Department arrest report, in early February officers responded to a John Sims Parkway store in reference to an

NW FLORIDA DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-22 11:00:00

Man sentenced for drunkenly crashing boat through dock (PHOTOS)

Edison Scott McKenzie was found guilty of a BUI crash that caused tens of thousands of dollars in damage. NICEVILLE - A Freeport man has been found guilty of boating under the influence after he crashed his boat through a dock in Niceville last March, injuring himself and a female passenger and caus

DESTIN LOG - 2018-03-21 20:02:10

High school senior sets sights on school board seat

CRESTVIEW - Alby Clendennin is an 18-year-old Baker High School senior with a list of achievements. Senior class president. Beta Club president. Academic team. Production manager of the school TV station. Track team. And, quite possibly, Okaloosa County School Board Member for District 3. Clendennin

NW FLORIDA DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-21 23:01:11

Father-son duo open restaurant at Baytowne

A new dining option has come to The Village of Baytowne Wharf. The father-son team of Gary and Bryce Jarvis opened Sunset Bay Cafe at Sandestin's Linkside Center three years ago offering breakfast and lunch. The duo has now expanded their operations and opened Slick Lips Seafood & Oyster House in Th

WALTONSUN.COM - 2018-03-21 20:48:26

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

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

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


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


What's up with the floating structure behind Juana's in the Santa Rosa Sound?

There's something floating in the water near Navarre Beach, something that may or may not serve hot dogs at some point in the near future. What looks to be a 40 x 40-foot floating restaurant has been anchored a few dozen yards behind Juana's Pagodas waterfront bar & grill in the Santa Rosa Sound si

PENSACOLA NEWS JOURNAL - 2018-03-20 14:49:22

BLOTTER: Woman felled by buttock pain battered by father of two

CRESTVIEW - A 29-year-old father of two was charged with battery after he hit the mother of his children repeatedly with a pillow while she was recovering from an injury to her buttocks. The man had been carrying their baby but he put the child down to assault his wife, according to his Crestview Po


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


Gulf Breeze City Council approves Tiger Point land sale to school district

The city of Gulf Breeze City Council voted Monday evening to accept the Santa Rosa County School District's offer to buy property on the west side of Tiger Point Golf Course for $1.9 million. In a 4-1 vote, the council approved the deal that would allow the school district to purchase 45 acres from


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


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


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,


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