Okaloosa County Newswire

Okaloosa County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Okaloosa County, FL.

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  1. Riders reach their final destination to honor slain Okaloosa deputyRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    The Brotherhood Riders reached their final destination in Fort Walton Beach on Friday and honored fallen Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office Deputy Bill Myers.

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  2. Gaetz says he agrees with sheriff, Black Lives Matter is a terrorist organizationRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Congressional candidate Matt Gaetz has announced on Facebook that he supports Okaloosa County Sheriff Larry Ashley's stance that the Black Lives Matter group is a terrorist organization.

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  3. Valparaiso man caught in online sting operation soliciting childRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Investigators with the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office initiated an undercover operation, targeting offenders who prey on minors via electronic communications.

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  4. Suspect in Ocean Springs rape, assault case pleads not guilty, trial set for OctoberRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | The Mississippi Press

    ... and then he choked her, rendering her incapacitated. May fled to Florida, where he was apprehended by the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office on Sept. 21. May refused to waive his right to an extradition hearing, forcing the Jackson County District ...

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  5. Man arrested for hotel trysts with 16-year-old girl Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Bradley James Stegmeier, who is 46, was taken into custody by the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office on charges out of the Niceville Police Department.

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  6. LETTER: Voters: Think issue overRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Your July 24 article, "A Pristine Beach," showed how beautiful Walton and Okaloosa County beaches can be.

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  7. County could exceed bed tax spending cap to fund lifeguardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Okaloosa County Commissioners plan to fully fund lifeguards on local beaches next summer - even if they have to defy the Florida Legislature to do it.

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  8. Developer plans to turn old Cox building into 'premier medical campus'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... Here's what he had to say: A: The Emily Odom Institute is the premier medical campus for healthcare in Okaloosa County with a friendly, inviting and comfortable atmosphere. Q: Why did you decide to buy this building and name it after your mother? ...

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  9. Body washes ashore; search for missing swimmer called offRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... The friend got Hunter out of the water, but he was unresponsive, according to the incident report from the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. Beach safety arrived and began CPR. A 14-year-old swimmer also was rescued from a nearby guarded beach about ...

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  10. County hopes new position will correct TDD spending issuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    The Okaloosa County Purchasing Department will one day soon employ a media buyer whose paychecks are signed by the Tourist Development Department director.

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  11. Beach conditions improving, but remain 'hazardous'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 27 | Walton Sun

    ... for entering the water. "We're still high hazardous," said Rich Huffnagle, beach safety division chief for Okaloosa County. "Stay out of the water." Hunter Veit, an 18-year-old from New Mexico, was in critical but stable condition at Fort Walton ...

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  12. Teen charged with attacking womanRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 26 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... burglary with assault after the woman picked him out of a photo lineup, according to a news release from the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. The 32-year-old woman was unloading groceries from her car July 26, 2015, at her home on Brown Place in ...

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  13. Okaloosa joins Walton in closing beaches to swimmingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 26 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    A low pressure system closed the Gulf of Mexico to swimming in Okaloosa and Walton counties Tuesday as officials "erred on the side of caution" to keep visitors and other beachgoers safe.

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  14. Two Paramedics Play Horrible Selfie Game & Face Felony ChargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 26 | WMGI-FM Terre Haute

    Personal mobile phones banned from ambulances in Okaloosa County in Florida after EMS paramedics took photos of 41 patients in a selfie game. Police say that two paramedics have been arrested and accused of conducting what police called the "sick game" of using patients in ambulances - some of them "intubated, sedated or otherwise unconscious" - as props in their selfie competitions.

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  15. Hurlburt airman enters plea on child porn chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 25 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... after a friend reported he had seen the images on Mullins' personal computer, the press release said. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office was notified and began investigating. Mullins admitted to having had child pornography at one point, but said ...

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  16. FAC presents Ketchel with Presidential Advocacy Award Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 25 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    The Florida Association of Counties presented Okaloosa County Commissioner Carolyn Ketchel with the Presidential Advocacy Award during the 2016 FAC Annual Conference & Exposition in Orange County.

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  17. Police Blotter: Angry woman throws brick, gets pepper-sprayedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 25 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... assault with a weapon for the July 4 incident. The 51-year-old Fort Walton Beach woman approached an Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputy complaining that the victim had pepper-sprayed her eyes. The victim told the deputy that she'd had an ...

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  18. Gulf Power bullish on area's manufacturing future Posted atRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 24 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... Stan Connally Jr. said. "We've got some fish close to the bait. We've just got to get them landed." Okaloosa County has one certified site, Bob Sikes Air Park in Crestview, while Santa Rosa County has three sites - Vic's of Navarre on State Road 87, ...

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  19. Don Gaetz mulls bid for UWF presidencyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 24 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... jobs in the past without experience in the fields. That included his former role as superintendent of the Okaloosa County schools. "I am sort of the quintessential nontraditional candidate for every job I've ever had," he said. "What I've tried to ...

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  20. Stories from the Street: Doug looking for Kurt becomes bone of contention for family dogRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 24 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... at an inflatable bull attraction in Destin on June 30, the man was charged with disorderly conduct. He told Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputies he was a firefighter at Possier City Fire Rescue, which does not appear to exist based on an ...

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