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1 hr ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

Teen teaches business lessons to children

"Brave cost me 500 dozen eggs," said Bolen of the horse he purchased by selling cartons of his Natural Eggs to customers from Walton to Okaloosa county.

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Related Topix: Niceville, FL

4 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

Choctaw High may forgo the 'royalty' at prom

That's what some graduating seniors at Choctawhatchee High School are asking now that it appears there won't be any crowns at their formal dance next week.

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Related Topix: Fort Walton Beach, FL

4 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

Gardens may be affected by cold

Gardens planted during this month's warm spring weather may be affected by this week's cold spell, according to horticulture experts from local University of Florida IFAS Extension Offices.

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Related Topix: Santa Rosa County, FL, Home Gardening, Home

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

Looming storms stir up the Gulf, but don't keep beachgoers away

As temperatures pushed toward 80 degrees, a light breeze kept people from getting too warm.

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Related Topix: Destin, FL, Weather

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

Three arrested after meth lab found

Deputies responded to the home in Wright after someone called 911 and said 31-year-old Jessica Burgess was being choked with an electrical cord, according to the Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Wright, FL, Fort Walton Beach, FL

Northwest Florida Daily News

Bike Safety: Tips and FAQs

Bike Safety: Tips and FAQs

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Related Topix: Headphones, Destin, FL, Fort Walton Beach, FL, Walton County, FL

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

Motorcyclists flock to competition

The yellow motorcycle wound his way through the bright orange cones with ease before coming to a halt on a sharp turn.

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Related Topix: Motorcycles

WJHG-TV Panama City

Man Impersonating Airline Pilot Arrested

Okaloosa County sheriff's investigators say they've arrested a man who's been impersonating an airline pilot to rip off condo owners.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

Man struck, injured after stepping in front of car, lawmen say

A pedestrian who stepped in front of a car Wednesday night at Fort Walton Beach City Hall received extensive, but not life-threatening injuries, according to police.

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Related Topix: Fort Walton Beach, FL, Pensacola, FL

Walton Sun

Community Briefs April 12

Shelter House is now the certified rape crisis center for Okaloosa and Walton counties after receiving official notification from the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence.

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Related Topix: Walton County, FL, Santa Rosa Beach, FL, Entertainment, Television, Emeril's Florida

WJHG-TV Panama City

Bogus Company Scams SunPass Users

When they pass through a toll booth, like these on the Mid-Bay Bridge in Okaloosa County, an electronic reader picks up the sensor and deducts part of the pre-paid amount.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

Man accused of slipping printer cartridges into his pants

A man is accused of slipping three printer cartridges into his pants and trying to walk out of a store without paying for them.

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Related Topix: Printers, Niceville, FL

Northwest Florida Daily News

FHP says woman crashed her pickup into vehicles

A 46-year-old woman was arrested after she struck nine vehicles with her pickup truck Tuesday night in the parking lot of Legacy on the Bay, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

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Related Topix: Fort Walton Beach, FL, Destin, FL

Northwest Florida Daily News

Attorney facing criminal charges again

R. Scott Whitehead, a local attorney who avoided a prison sentence last year when he testified in the attempted murder trial of another lawyer, is again facing criminal charges in Okaloosa County.

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Related Topix: Pensacola, FL

Alabama Live

Florida lifeguards using old, new technology to warn about dangerous rip currents

This re-purposed road sign warns swimmers of dangerous rip currents on the beach at Okaloosa Island, Florida.

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Related Topix: Walton County, FL

Northwest Florida Daily News

Report: Woman refuses to leave cantina, screams profanities at deputy

An intoxicated woman refused to leave a bar and had a few choice words for a deputy who tried to intervene, lawmen say.

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Related Topix: Shalimar, FL, Destin, FL

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

'This time he took a deep breath and spit on (the sergeant's) face leaving blood on his cheek'

Lawmen say a man allegedly attacked a woman in the parking lot of a local discount store, then tangled with Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputies, kicking them, spitting on them and at one point declaring, "I spit on you again, bitch."

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Related Topix: Fort Walton Beach, FL

Northwest Florida Daily News

Woman says ex-hubby 'chest bumped' her

A man was arrested after he chest bumped his ex-wife during an argument, according to a report.

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Related Topix: Crestview, FL

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

Man with a history accused of attempted shoplifting

A man with a history of theft was caught taking items from a local discount store.

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Related Topix: Fort Walton Beach, FL

Northwest Florida Daily News

Man says he was just trying to give his ex a hug

A man accused of battery told an Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputy he was just trying to give his ex-girlfriend a hug when he picked her up and wouldn't let her go.

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Related Topix: Fort Walton Beach, FL

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