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BLOTTER: Habitual driving offender arrested for driving, tries to fool police

NICEVILLE - A man marked as a habitual offender for driving with a suspended license was arrested for driving with a suspended license despite an apparent ploy to fool police. An officer spotted the 30-year-old DeFuniak Springs man driving in Niceville on Nov. 3 and followed him to confirm he was, i

NW FLORIDA DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-20 12:00:00

Scene of fatal crash in Destin getting official review

According to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, Jane Bartleson was driving her 2007 Chevy Equinox westbound on Highway 98 at around 12:45 a.m. Nov. 16 when her car flipped over, killing her. Her father, Bart Bartleson, said her car hit a concrete median that had been placed in the center of the r

NW FLORIDA DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-20 20:54:11

Local hospitals' safety assessed in nonprofit's report

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center and Twin Cities Hospital in Niceville each received "A" rankings from The Leapfrog Group. By Jim Thompson | 315-4445 | @Jimtnwfdn | jthompson@nwfdailynews.com FORT WALTON BEACH - Fort Walton Beach Medical Center and Twin Cities Hospital in Niceville each received "A


By Michael Snyder Northwest Florida Daily News

"I guess I was just daydreaming and thought, you know, I need to give this (mandolin-building) a try." From a tidy, modest workshop/garage, Niceville luthier Jason Sloan has been building exceptional handmade mandolins for working musicians and collectors. He built his first mandolin, an F5 style,

NW FLORIDA DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-19 06:01:00

Wozniak charged with murder in shooting death of husband

The Medical Examiner's Office determined Alfred Wozniak had been shot in the left temple. His body was found inside a tarp, arms duct taped at the wrists and placed across his midsection while his feet were taped together at the ankles. By Bob Heist | 315-4404 | @bobheistNWFDN | bheist@nwfdailynews.


Hope for Destin high school not dead

Supporters of the proposed high school in the city were less than happy Monday when the Okaloosa County School Board voted to rescind its half-cent sales tax referendum. By Heather Osbourne | 315-4440 | @heatheronwfdn | hosbourne@nwfdailynews.com DESTIN - Supporters of the proposed high school in t


EDITORIAL: Is the Gulfview Hotel worth the expense?

When the idea of relocating the old Gulfview Hotel to the heart of downtown Fort Walton Beach was first floated earlier this year, supporters quickly lined up for the idea. The building, which dates back to the early 1900s, has had several expensive renovations over the years and could be due for a

NW FLORIDA DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-19 12:00:00

CELEBRATE COMMUNITY: Mission Love Seeds plants seeds of hope

"I remember putting together the 10-year anniversary newsletter and it was mind-boggling to think what we accomplished. We are truly blessed to be a blessing for others." DESTIN - Mission Love Seeds began with 600 pounds of rice and a big heart. It was toward the end of 2004 when Barbi Carroll made


Police on the scene of a shooting in Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - Norfolk dispatchers say police are on the scene of a shooting in the 800 block of Goff Street. The call came in just before 6 p.m. The extent of the injuries is unknown at this time. NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - Norfolk dispatchers say police are on the scene of a shooting in the 800

WAVY NEWS 10 - 2017-11-19 23:14:24

Police holding second blood drive in support of Portsmouth officer

The Portsmouth Police Department held a blood Nov. 13, 2017 in support of Officer Angelina Baaklini, who was injured in a shooting earlier in the month. Baaklini spoke to some who gave blood in the donation via FaceTime. She was in good spirits the day of the drive, and on the road to recovery. Cre

WAVY NEWS 10 - 2017-11-20 14:52:47

IC Norcom HS closed due to power outage

I. C. Norcom High School PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) - I.C. Norcom High School in Portsmouth will be closed Monday due to a power outage. Officials with Portsmouth Public Schools say generators have also been affected in the total outage. Norcom buses are being returned to bus stops so that students ca

WAVY NEWS 10 - 2017-11-20 12:31:00

Man killed in single-vehicle crash in Accomack County

Image Credit: Virginia State Police/Facebook ACCOMACK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) - A man was killed Saturday night in a crash on Virginia's Eastern Shore. Virginia State Police say a 2000 Pontiac Sunfire being driven by Daniel Eli Yoder ran off the road on Horsey Road, near Route 13, and hit a tree. Yoder

WAVY NEWS 10 - 2017-11-20 13:43:19

Second suspect charged in August shooting in Newport News

Markeis Eric Swain (Left) and Dimair Tyaree Prince Jones (Right) were both charged in an Aug. 8, 2017 shooting. (Credit: Newport News Police Department). NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - A second suspect in an August shooting in Newport News has been arrested and charged. Police say 19-year-old Markeis

WAVY NEWS 10 - 2017-11-20 19:42:36

Local students glimpse future career options through 'mobile lab'

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - Hundreds of high school students from across Hampton Roads took a glimpse into a possible future career field. This Mobile Manufacturing Lab from Festo pulled up to ECPI University's Virginia Beach Campus last Friday. Festo is one of the world's leaders in advanced autom

WAVY NEWS 10 - 2017-11-20 19:26:46

Blog: Thanksgiving Approacheth!

Future Trak forecast Hark! Tis almost here. We are just a few days away from Thanksgiving. The weather will be pretty good this week overall. Temperatures will be up and down, but most of the time we will be dry. The drier/cooler weather has slowed down my grass-cutting. I'm loving that. But not e

WAVY NEWS 10 - 2017-11-20 13:42:54

Va. Board of Ed. votes to change school accreditation and graduation requirements

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) - The Virginia Board of Education has approved revisions to the standards schools must meet for state accreditation and the requirements students must meet to earn a high school diploma, according to a news release. "I think it's great progress," said Norfolk School Board C

WAVY NEWS 10 - 2017-11-20 22:27:09

86 Alabama Baptist pastors sign letter against sex abuse

More than 85 pastors at Southern Baptist-affiliated churches in Alabama have signed a letter this week saying they denounce sexual abuse against women, although the letter does not mention U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore. As of today there were at least 86 signees including the current president of


Alabama inmate considered 'armed and dangerous' manages to escape prison for the second time in less than 30 days

Shane Anthony Vernon, 27, broke free from Coosa County Prison in Rockford, south-east of Birmingham, on Sunday at about 2.30pm An Alabama inmate has managed to escape prison for the second time in less than one month. Shane Anthony Vernon, 27, broke free from Coosa County Prison in Rockford, south-

DAILY MAIL - 2017-11-20 15:09:25

Auburn professor has asteroid named after him

An Auburn University professor has joined in elite group of scientist to have an asteroid named after him. Auburn University professor, Masatoshi Hirabayashi, was taken by surprise after learning about this rare opportunity. "A lot of scientists want to have their asteroids, and I'm one of them righ

WSFA - 2017-11-19 20:35:32

Young Republicans: Moore victory 'will not be a win for our party'

Embed x Share CLOSE ROY MOORE SEX ALLEGATIONS Kayla Moore defends husband Roy Moore at event | 0:39 Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore's wife defended him against allegations of sexual misconduct at a gathering on the steps of Alabama's Capitol building in Montgomery on Friday, Nov. 17 Wochit 1

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - 2017-11-20 14:45:02