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Fort Walton Beach, Florida is located in Okaloosa County. Zip codes in Fort Walton Beach, FL include 32547, 32548, and 32549. The median home price in Fort Walton Beach is $149,000 which is roughly $96/per square foot. More Fort Walton Beach information.

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3 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

Man accused of trespassing to avoid bad weather

A 60-year-old man was arrested for trespassing after going into a park he'd previously been told to leave, saying he was just trying to avoid the bad weather.

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4 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

Who says romance is dead?

A 29-year-old Fort Walton Beach man is charged with taking four pairs of women's pants from Walmart and one pair from Kohls, telling deputies they were for his girlfriend.

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4 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

Man charged with battery after trying to pull woman off toilet

A 29-year-old Fort Walton Beach man is charged with trying to pull a woman off the toilet after being kicked out of her house the night before.

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7 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

New hotel set to open next month

Major construction is finished. The paint is dry. Furniture has been delivered. The first TownePlace Suites in Northwest Florida is scheduled to open Aug. 15. "Fort Walton Beach is going to have the newest and best representative of the Marriott brand right here at the foot of the Shalimar bridge," said John Birr, general manager of the TownePlace ... (more)

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11 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

Struggle over keys results in shots fired, man's arrest

Bradley Charles Cauthron tried to shoot a man during a struggle over a set of keys, authorities say.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

Stamp show July 26 in FWB

The Panhandle Philatelic Society will host Stampfest III on July 26 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 205 Carol Ave. .

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Northwest Florida Daily News

Bos: FWB needs two bridges to Okaloosa Island

Local developer Peter Bos is inserting himself into the ongoing Brooks Bridge debate, calling it the biggest and most impactful issue facing the region.

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Northwest Florida Daily News

Bicycling for charity: 'I'm pretty much ready for anything'

As a special forces soldier, Sgt. 1st Class Lamar Estridge has spent a lot of time traveling the world supporting his country.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

Man injured in drive-by shooting

Shacori Smith, 23, was shot once in the leg. He was taken to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, treated and released.

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Northwest Florida Daily News

Beyond the MRAP: Area lawmen have bought much more

Although the recent acquisition of a Mine Resistant, Ambush Protected vehicle - or MRAP - by the Walton County Sheriff's Office has been a matter of some debate, the program isn't new.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

Man chases woman down the street during argument

A 47-year-old man is accused of chasing a woman down the street yelling threats and obscenities at her during an argument.

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Northwest Florida Daily News

FWB police looking for burglary suspect

Fort Walton Beach police are looking for a man who may be charged with attempted murder after an armed burglary.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

Man gets 15 years for robbing store

A 33-year-old man who lied about having a gun and a bomb while robbing a Fort Walton Beach store was sentenced to 15.1 years in prison Thursday.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

Man charged with drunken beating

A 24-year-old Fort Walton Beach man is charged with beating a woman after she asked him to leave her residence.

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Northwest Florida Daily News

Hurlburt Airman named Big of the Year

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida has named Senior Airman John Wilbur as the 2013 Big of the Year for Okaloosa County.

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Shark bite victim has broken foot, deep puncture wounds

The wife of a Tennessee man bitten by a shark off Florida's Panhandle says she's grateful his injuries aren't more serious.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

5 things to know about Okaloosa County's budget

Unfunded state mandates, dwindling reserves and mounting personnel and equipment needs are among the major challenges facing county leaders as they deliberate the 2014-15 budget in the coming weeks.

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Northwest Florida Daily News

School district figures out how to spend $2.79 million windfall

A few transportation needs, some new maintenance equipment and an infusion of new technology is in the future of the Okaloosa County School District.

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Waterloo Chronicle

Wrestling a true art form for Foley

"It's funny because people on the outside art world would shudder at the idea of wrestlers referring to themselves artists," Foley told me over the phone this past week from Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

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Northwest Florida Daily News

Blackberries amazing at Brooks Farm

Last weekend my husband and I visited Brooks Farm produce stand in Baker. They had a wonderful assortment of produce including: purple hull and white zipper peas, peppers, cucumbers, peaches, beautiful tomatoes and amazing blackberries.

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