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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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2 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

Intoxicated person complaint leads to arrest on warrant

A 50-year-old man was arrested on a warrant out of Santa Rosa County after someone called police with an intoxicated person complaint.

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6 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

Woman runs afowl of county poultry ordinance

When Torrie Cox moved from Fort Walton Beach to Mary Esther with her 13 chickens two months ago, she talked to most of her new neighbors.

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10 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

7-year-old's battle with cancer inspires community

Alumni from notoriously rival high schools are joining forces to help a grieving family.

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15 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

Churches offering school supply giveaways

At least three local churches are offering back-to-school supplies for those who need them.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

Lawmen hope display will warn people of hot car dangers

Visitors to the Okaloosa County Courthouse Annex Extension this week will be greeted with a strong reminder of the dangers of leaving animals and children in hot cars.

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Northwest Florida Daily News

Apparent swimmer in distress not so distressed

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a man from the Santa Rosa Sound Monday afternoon after witnesses, including two Fort Walton Beach Police Department officers, concluded he was in distress.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

FX in FWB: Navarre man hosts special effects workshop

For the month of July, the Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce building has been transformed from a typical office to a special effects lab of sorts - for the weekends at least.

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Northwest Florida Daily News

Hidden Gems: Get your workout in while kids burn energy

When you need to get your daily workout in, but don't want to be stuck at an indoor gym, head to Vesta Heights Park.

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Northwest Florida Daily News

Youth Spotlight: Girl Scouts

Alenie Sariol, Alyssa Clifford, Ava Floro, Brittany Teeples, Cadi Beck, Emy Sariol, Graci Rushing, Isabell Laws, Kaia Floro, Kiana Owens, Kalyn Solley, Lauren Slattery, Layla Seaton, Leilee Beck, Macy Schilder, Naomi Bagent, Paige Cicchetti, Shyania Shutt, Skye Snyder, Summer Mclendon, and Sydney Orwig all donated their time to clean up the area.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

He had to take it, because his friend never showed up

A Fort Walton Beach man who was cited for shoplifting told officers that his friend 'never came to the store with the money to purchase the merchandise.'

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Northwest Florida Daily News

Man charged with failing to return rented cell phone

A 22-year-old man is charged with not making payments on a rented cell phone, and then not returning it after agreeing to do so.

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Five-Year-Old Survives Near Drowning in Destin

Quick action by a Louisiana visitor helped save the life of a five-year-old boy following a near drowning in Destin Friday evening.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

Woman charged with stealing Duck Dynasty sunglasses

A 28-year-old Fort Walton Beach woman is accused of trying to shoplift a pair of Duck Dynasty style sunglasses from Dodge's Store.

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Northwest Florida Daily News

All the world's a stage ... maybe Navarre too, someday

Stacey Albaugh is on a mission to bring more arts to the Navarre area. As a former theater major at the University of West Florida, Albaugh has spent most of the past 20 years performing in local productions in Pensacola and Fort Walton Beach.

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Northwest Florida Daily News

Bill Gates is not evil; it just feels that way sometimes

Q: Help, Bill Gates has me prisoner! The other day my 'puter did its usual Windows 7 update and downloaded a bunch of stuff Bill thinks I need.

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Northwest Florida Daily News

Former Niceville man indicted for tax fraud

A 62-year-old former Niceville business owner has been indicted in federal court on charges of filing false individual and corporate tax returns.

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Northwest Florida Daily News

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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Northwest Florida Daily News

New rule for cooking with wine

It used to be that people believed that a wine that was undrinkable was perfectly acceptable to be used in cooking.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

Buzzworthy: what to do, where to go, who to see

Want a few suggestions for what to do, where to go and who to see? You'll find them here each week.

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Northwest Florida Daily News

Okaloosa residents to see drop in school tax rate

The proposed tax rate levied by Okaloosa County Schools is slightly lower than last year.

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