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  1. Museums offer free admission for 1 day onlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 18 | WALA

    Smithsonian Magazine is hosting Museum Day Live 2017 on Saturday, September 23. Museums across the country will wave admission for anyone who downloads a free ticket. Each ticket grants access to the ticket holder and a guest.


  2. Fort Walton Beach man reports home invasion robberyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 13 | WALA

    A Fort Walton Beach man says someone forced him into his townhome on Villa Palm Circle Friday night, rummaged through the family's belongings, and stole cash, according to a news release by the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. The 57-year old victim says he was in his garage around 6:30 p.m. when he was approached by a man dressed in black and wearing a mask, the news releaste states.


  3. Marylynn Stillions, Arden Farley and Angelyn Vaughan were arrested.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 12 | WALA

    A Fort Walton Beach teacher is charged with four counts of child abuse in connection with treatment of an autistic child while she was employed at Kenwood Elementary School. The former principal and a school district employee also face charges for not reporting allegations made against the teacher to the state's child abuse hotline as required by law.


  4. Irma's north winds create few waves on the Emerald CoastRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 9 | WALA

    Even before sunrise, the wind was kicking up gusts about 30 miles per hour with a light rain in Fort Walton Beach. When the sun came up, residents saw something unusual: the Santa Rosa Sound area under Highway 98 was very shallow, only a few inches deep in some places.


  5. Florida man arrested on drug charges during investigation of shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 24 | WALA

    The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is investigating what authorities say appears to be an accidental shooting at a home in Mary Esther Friday night. According to an OCSO news release, deputies responded to a home at 841 Blvd De L'Orleans around 8:30 p.m. and discovered 26-year-old Kevin Chang of Fort Walton Beach with a gunshot wound to the back.


  6. Fort Walton Beach woman reports sexual assault by 2 menRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2017 | WALA

    A Fort Walton Beach woman told officials she was sexually assaulted by two men as she was walking on James Lee Road early Sunday morning. The victim, in her 30s, says she was jumped near the intersection with Falcon Ridge Road around 5:30 a.m. while she was heading to a nearby convenience store.


  7. Fatal shooting under investigation in Fort Walton BeachRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2017 | WALA

    A 38-year-old man died Thursday night after suffering a gunshot wound in Fort Walton Beach, according to a news release from the city. The news release states that at 6:26 p.m. Thursday Fort Walton Beach police officers responded to reports of shots fired at 107 Carson Drive.


  8. Early morning shooting on Okaloosa Island injures manRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2017 | WALA

    An investigation is underway into a shooting that took place at an apartment on Okaloosa Island around 7:15 Saturday morning. Eddie Moore, 27, of Chestnut Avenue in Crestview, was shot.


  9. FWB Police: Investigation into the death of a 16-month-old girlRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2017 | WALA

    Fort Walton Beach police say they are investigating the death of a 16-month-old child. According to a news release, police say Jayanna McNabb was brought to the Medical Center by her family last Monday and was later pronounced deceased by the medical staff.


  10. Tornado rips through Fort Walton Beach, locals left with a messRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2017 | WALA

    Okaloosa County officials said at least 10 different areas suffered significant damage after a twister ripped through the city of Fort Walton Beach. Okaloosa County officials said at least 10 different areas suffered significant damage after a twister ripped through the city of Fort Walton Beach.


  11. Sexual predator who failed to register wanted by officials in Walton County, Fla.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2017 | WALA

    The Walton County Sheriff's Office in Florida is seeking the public's help in finding a man officials say failed to register as a sexual predator in Walton County after his release from a Georgia prison. Eric Ray Weston, 34, who also uses the alias Eric Green, is a registered sexual predator released from incarceration in Georgia on May 28, according to a WCSO new release.


  12. OCSO deputies undergo testing for suspected fentanyl exposureRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2017 | WALA

    Two Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputies underwent precautionary decontamination procedures Thursday, June 8, after being exposed to suspected fentanyl during a traffic stop. OCSO officials say the opioid drug epidemic has caused increased hazards for law enforcement officers.


  13. Fort Walton Beach to allow medical marijuana dispensariesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2017 | WALA

    On March 28, 2017, the Fort Walton Beach City Council voted unanimously to adopt an ordinance that will make medical marijuana dispensaries a permitted use in certain zoning districts of the city. Ordinance 1972 amends the City's Land Development Code to allow and set standards for medical marijuana dispensaries in commercial and mixed use zoning districts.


  14. Shark bites teen in DestinRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2017 | WALA

    According to a press release, A 17-year-old tourist from Kentucky suffered a bite wound to her leg Sunday while swimming the in the Gulf of Mexico behind a condominium at 1040 East Highway 98 in Destin. Witnesses say a five-foot shark bit the girl while she was near the second sandbar around 3:39 p.m. Initial reports described the injuries as a scratch to her left leg, as well as a puncture wound on her right leg which will require stitches.


  15. Carjacking and kidnapping fugitive from Puerto Rico caught in Okaloosa CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2017 | WALA

    A suspect on the run from multiple crimes in Puerto Rico has been taken into custody near Fort Walton Beach by the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office Fugitive Warrants Unit and federal agents. Investigators got information that 28-year-old Angel Padilla-Aponte was believed to be living in an apartment complex at 716 Navy Street.


  16. Fort Walton Beach man charged with sexual battery of child under 12Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2017 | WALA

    A Fort Walton Beach man has been arrested on charges he sexually battered a young girl on multiple occasions during 2012 and 2013. Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office investigators say the victim was around eight years old at the time of the incidents.


  17. 2 pedestrians seriously injured in Wednesday night accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2017 | WALA

    Two Crestview residents remain hospitalized with severe injuries after being struck by a vehicle shortly before 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30. Both were standing in the roadway of Ferdon Boulevard South. Officials say Heather Gibbons, 29, and Erin Davis, 19, stopped their respective vehicles after noticing a dog lying in the northbound inside lane of Ferdon Boulevard at the intersection of Robinson Avenue.


  18. Guns, ammunition seized from convicted felonRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2017 | WALA

    A Fort Walton Beach man wanted on a charge of failure to appear in court for felony battery tried to exit his apartment around midnight with a rifle and pistol when Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputies knocked on his door. Officials say after being challenged, 23-year-old Tyree Dante Jones went back into the apartment at North Sea Lane in Fort Walton Beach with the weapons.


  19. Investigation underway after officer-involved shooting in Okaloosa County, Fla.Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 13, 2016 | WALA

    The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office was on the scene of an officer-involved shooting that took place after deputies made contact with an armed individual at the motel, according to an OCSO news release Thursday evening. The armed subject was taken to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center for treatment, according to OSCO.


  20. Armed and dangerous suspect wanted by OCSORead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2017 | WALA

    The Fort Walton Beach Police Department and Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office are searching for 20-year-old Tony Jerome Byrd. He is wanted by the Fort Walton Beach Police Department on charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and discharging a firearm in public.


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