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  1. Hurricane Michael: FWBMC getting assistance from federal disaster medical team Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    FORT WALTON BEACH - As Fort Walton Beach Medical Center continues to see patients from areas savaged by Hurricane Michael, helping hands are coming from a federal Disaster Medical Assistance Team.

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  2. Interim FWB police chief working to improve agency Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    The morale in the Fort Walton Beach Police Department seems to have improved in the past few weeks, according to interim Chief Robert Lovering.

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  3. Water leak repairs block part of Highway 98 at Brooks Bridge Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    A city utility crew working on a water leak in front of the Shoppes at Paradise Point at the foot of Brooks Bridge has partially blocked traffic on U.S. Highway 98. The work has westbound traffic heading into Fort Walton Beach squeezing into a single lane as the utility crew works to determine whether the leak is a break in a city water main or a ... (more)

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  4. FWB claims playoff spot with win against ChoctawRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... dove to the floor a half second too late. By the time she looked up, the Vikings were already celebrating. Fort Walton Beach was moving on and guaranteed a region playoff berth with a hard-fought 25-14, 25-17, 21-25, 26-24 victory. “We're ...

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  5. FHSAA power ranks has 5 area teams in regional playoffsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... Freeport have joined forces for a non-competitive, charity game after their games were canceled. Meanwhile Fort Walton Beach's trip to Bay and Walton's visit to Chipley have been postponed indefinitely. The only games in town are Northview visiting ...

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  6. Man sentenced to 25 years for drug trafficking, possession Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    A Fort Walton Beach man has been sentenced to 25 years in state prison for trafficking heroin and possession of cannabis.

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  7. A ride through the aftermath of Hurricane MichaelRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 14 | The Star

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Gatehouse Media Florida Staff Writer Savannah Evanoff and photographer Michael Snyder drove from Fort Walton Beach to Panama City on Friday to deliver supplies to their colleagues at the Panama City News Herald and report on the area. Along the entire drive to Panama City, Michael Snyder and I discussed how lucky we are in Fort Walton Beach to have not suffered the aftermath from Hurricane Michael.

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  8. The Latest: Major Hurricane Michael nearing Cat 4 strengthRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 14 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    Waves crash against the Okaloosa Fishing Pier on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Florida on Tuesday Oct. 9, 2018, as Hurricane Michael approaches the Panhandle. Major Hurricane Michael is still gaining strength and forecast to become a potentially devastating Category 4 storm before making landfall along Florida's northeast Gulf Coast.

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  9. Pat Rice: Are newspapers indispensable? Ask the PanhandleRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 14 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    ... too weak a word. Before I came to Daytona Beach, I was the editor of the Northwest Florida Daily News in Fort Walton Beach, and also the director of content for two dailies and eight weeklies in the Panhandle. They included the daily News Herald in ...

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  10. Niceville residents help evacuate bed-ridden patients Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 13 | Walton Sun

    ... first things we did was try to get a picture of her and send it to our family.” McCauley was in the Fort Walton Beach and Niceville area during the first part of the storm, but when he saw beach cameras displaying the storm zeroing in on ...

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  11. Total domination: Crestview blasts FWBRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 13 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    They didn't need Friday night's 55-0 running-clock victory against Fort Walton Beach in Steve Riggs Stadium to prove it, though a fourth shutout in eight games certainly furthers the narrative.

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  12. Radio Grades Itself After the StormRead the original story

    Thursday Oct 11 | MT Shortwave Central

    Radio Ink 11 Oct 2018 We were able to monitor the radio coverage of Hurricane Michael all day long Wednesday on both iHeartRadio and Tune-In, depending on which radio station or company we wanted to listen to, as radio stations went wall-to-wall once the storm approached landfall. Late last night we reached out to three managers to get their assessment on how their teams performed.

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  13. Niceville (7-1, 2-0) holds on to beat Choctaw (1-6) 7th straight timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 13 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    FORT WALTON BEACH – John Hicks didn't want to hear about Niceville's 2-0 mark in District 3-6A play.

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  14. Jessie Ritter Bests More Than 800 Artists to Win 2018 "Nash Next" CompetitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 12 | WORC-FM Worcester

    After a four-month-long competition that featured more than 800 artists from around the country, Jessie Ritter has been named the 2018 Nash Next champion. Jessie, a Fort Walton Beach, Fla., native, bested nine other finalists during the Nash Next finale at Nashville's Wildhorse Saloon on Oct. 11. As winner of the fourth annual competition, Jessie will receive a recording contract with Nash Next Records under the Big Machine Label Group umbrella and substantial radio exposure on Cumulus radio stations nationwide.

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  15. Teacher child abuse trial gets underwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 12 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    FORT WALTON BEACH - Jurors will be asked this week to decide whether former Okaloosa County special education teacher Marlynn Stillions abused a child in her care or simply did what she had to do to control a 4-year-old autistic child with aggression issues.

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  16. Okaloosa hospitals taking patients from Panama City Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 12 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... and were expecting to receive as many as 50 more, according to figures included in various news releases. Fort Walton Beach Medical Center had taken in more than 60 patients as of Friday afternoon, and remained ready to receive additional ones, ...

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  17. Niceville eyes 7th straight win vs. Choctaw Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 12 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    FORT WALTON BEACH – In 2012, Dominik Jordan split the uprights with zeroes on the Joe Etheredge Stadium scoreboard to give Choctaw a 31-28 district win over Niceville.

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  18. Cumulus Media VP/Programming & Ops Greg Frey Talks Hurricane MichaelRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 11 | AllAccess.com

    After slamming into FLORIDA as a Cat 4 and hitting GEORGIA as a Cat 3 storm, HURRICANE MICHAEL is far from finished as it heads NORTHEAST, threatening the CAROLINAS. The huge storm has left thousands of people without power, uprooted trees, turned homes and marinas into ruins, and killed at least 2 people.

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  19. Hurricane Michael Could Do Billions of Dollars of DamageRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 10 | Scientific American

    ... the coast, from the Alabama-Florida border to the Suwannee River. A westward drift - toward the Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin metropolitan statistical area - would be considerably more destructive than a landfall between Panama City and Port ...

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  20. Hurricane Michael leaves at least 1 dead in FloridaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 10 | San Bernardino County Sun

    ... in central Georgia. A beachgoer take photos of the waves on Wednesday Oct. 10, 2018, on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., behind the boardwalk as Hurricane Michael impacts the coast. (Nick Tomecek/Northwest Florida Daily News via AP) Derik ...

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