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The Florida Department of Transportation has committed to spend $3.5 million to study options for replacing the Brooks Bridge.
About 25 local and state law officers received an up-close tour Tuesday of Hurlburt Field's 1st Special Operations Security Forces Squadron.
A local child care center closed its doors unexpectedly Tuesday evening. Parents and schools received news about TLC Recreation Center's closure less than a day before they needed to find new options.
Armed with hard hats and gold shovels, city officials on Tuesday celebrated the groundbreaking of the new recreation center on Jet Drive.
T. Cain Grocery of Fairhope, Ala., has purchased The Pantry, the cost-plus grocery store that opened in September at the former Food World site on Mary Esther Boulevard.
The old oyster shell arch that sat at the entrance for more than 40 years was removed for safety reasons in early 2012.
Brian Michael Robinson was sentenced to 42 months in prison Monday on nine counts of possession of child pornography and one count of promoting a sexual performance by a child.
Officials are continuing to look for a fugitive wanted for burglary with assault, battery, larceny and vehicle theft after a high speed chase around Fort Walton Beach on Sunday morning.
A man who escaped law enforcement officers during a high-speed car chase on Sunday was found hiding in a closet in an apartment on Okaloosa Island on Monday afternoon.
This past week, I was lucky enough to represent Halifax Media Group's Northwest Florida properties at the International Aerospace Industry Forum for Northwest Florida Leadership.
No one was in the building when the blaze was reported about noon, according to the Ocean City-Wright Fire Department.
Golf equipment retailer Edwin Watts' Tampa store, at 11921 N Dale Mabry Highway, is closing as part of a recent sale of the struggling chain.
There's a chance that Staff's Restaurant, a downtown fixture for 100 years, could reopen in 2014 under new family ownership.
Fort Walton Beach police Cpl. Charles Pettis and police Capt. Tom Mhez pose with Astro the narcotic detection dog at the police department in Fort Walton Beach, Dec. 9. The military donated Astro, formally known as Astor, to the FWB Police Department in April of 2011.