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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

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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5 hrs ago | 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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WTVY Dothan

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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Northwest Florida Daily News

Mama Sherry's Pizza Wings and Things is on Harbor Boulevard in Destin.

Try this at home: Go into a dark room, utter the words "dinner in Destin" and take out your credit card.

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Northwest Florida Daily News

Enjoy family friendly movies by moonlight

Nighttime is no excuse to end your summer fun - even if you have little ones. Enjoy the warm summer night while watching family friendly movies that appeal to young and old.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

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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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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