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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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6 hrs ago | WCTV Tallahassee

Nine Sentenced for Filing Fraudulent BP Oil Spill Claims

Pamela C. Marsh, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, announced today that nine individuals have been sentenced in federal court in the past two months for filing false claims with the Gulf Coast Claims Facility related to the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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10 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

4 FWB residents among 9 convicted of defrauding BP

Four Fort Walton Beach residents were among nine Gulf Coast residents convicted of filing fraudulent claims after the 2010 BP oil spill.

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10 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

Sheriff closer than ever to getting TDC money for budget

For the past few years, Sheriff Larry Ashley has pushed to use bed tax money to pay for beach and marine patrols in Destin and on Okaloosa Island.

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12 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

2 Okaloosa men nabbed in sex sting

Two area men were caught in a child sex sting last week in Escambia County, according to a press release from Escambia County Sheriff's Office.

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Yesterday | Northwest Florida Daily News

Boardwalk funds could come in August

A pedestrian-friendly waterfront soon could stretch from Brooks Bridge to Sound Park.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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