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Jul 18, 2013

Heavy rainfall likely source of Navarre Park water quality

The water at the shore of Navarre Park is still testing high in bacteria levels, and health department officials are saying that the heavy rainfall in the area is likely the largest contributing factor.

Jul 18, 2013

Seven arrested in prescription drug trafficking ring

Seven people, including four Navarre residents, have been arrested in connection to a prescription drug trafficking operation led by a Fort Walton Beach nurse. The Okaloosa County Multi-Agency Drug Task Force (DTF) has concluded a joint investigation with the Drug Enforcement Agency which led to multiple warrants.

Jul 18, 2013

Woman releases dog on officers

Police shot and killed a large dog last Tuesday after a woman released the dog while officers were attempting to search a Navarre house for suspected drug trafficking. According to Santa Rosa Sheriffs Office Public Information Officer Richard Aloy, SRSO deputies along with agents from the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force, Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office and Special Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration attempted to serve an outstanding warrant at a home on Toledo Street in Navarre when the incident occurred. 

Jul 11, 2013

Dead zone

This year’s dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico could be one of the largest yet, according to forecast models from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. This dead zone, or area of highly hypoxic levels, is an area off of the gulf coast that has dangerously low levels of oxygen.

Jul 11, 2013

Navarre man arrested for beating his girlfriend

A Navarre man was arrested in Pensacola on Monday after striking his girlfriend at the Queen Mary Inn on Davis Highway and holding her in a hotel room against her will.

Jul 11, 2013

All eyes on RESTORE funding for Beach Restoration

The erosion of Navarre Beach is a primary concern for the Navarre Beach Leaseholders and Residents Association (NBLRA), but progress toward beach renourishment has been slow to date. The group is advocating for action toward a planned beach restoration, which was anticipated to start this year. However, plans for the estimated $10-12 million project had been placed on the backburner due to uncertainty related to funding.

Jul 11, 2013

Three arrested for meth lab bust in Gulf Breeze

Three Gulf Breeze residents were arrested June 27 after a search by the Santa Rosa County Narcotics Unit at their home on East Bay Boulevard revealed a meth lab, other illegal drugs and firearms.

Jul 11, 2013

Navarre woman arrested for sex with minor

A Navarre woman was arrested last Friday after a minor reported having sex with her.

Jul 11, 2013

RESTORE Council to set funding criteria

Santa Rosa’s RESTORE Council is trying to determine how to establish evaluation criteria to review projects submitted to the county for funding via RESTORE Act dollars. So far, 19 proposed projects have been submitted for consideration. For a complete list of proposed projects, visit our website at http://www.navarrepress.com/news/13/6333-nineteen-projects-vie-for-restore-act-funds. At the July 8 RESTORE Council meeting, Commissioner Lane Lynchard, who serves as chairman of the council, pointed out that just three of the submitted projects add up to roughly $130 million, underscoring the need for the county to develop evaluation criteria to make funding decisions. “We’re going to have to really work and prioritize the funding that we get,” said Lynchard.

Jul 11, 2013

Virginia man arrested for Navarre sex crimes

A Virginia man who traveled to Navarre to meet with a teenage girl was captured in Virginia last Wednesday, less than a day after he bolted from his hotel in Navarre.
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