Author: Wendy Victora Rudman

Warning to Navarre beachgoers: We will not be lenient

With a developing tropical system stirring things up in the Gulf of Mexico, Navarre Beach Safety officials are expecting dangerous conditions to impact the area.

Navarre Beach Fire Rescue Chief Danny Fureigh said double red flags will be flying and his staff "will not be lenient." Conditions will be "extremely dangerous," he said with major rip currents.

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Turner House renovation slightly behind schedule

Clean-up and renovation of the Turner House along Gulf Boulevard on Navarre Beach continues as planned, although slightly behind schedule. The first phase, which involved cleaning up the site that has been an eyesore for more than a decade, was completed in mid-May, about a month behind schedule. The first construction phase started last week, with a 90-day time window in which to work.

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Daughter needs help burying WW II veteran dad

Until a few days before he died, Ruben Patterson was living with his daughter in her Holley By The Sea home.

The veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam war was not Shannon Henson’s biological father. But he was the only dad she’d ever known, having taken her in relatively late in his life. She was his late wife’s granddaughter, though they both adopted her as a child.

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Pace infant dies after being left in locked vehicle

A 9-month old child who'd been left in a locked vehicle for several hours on June 9 could not be revived. The Santa Rosa Sheriff's Office got the call on June 9 at 7:45 p.m. about an unresponsive child in the 4600 block of Ephrem Lane in Pace. Deputies arrived and immediately began life saving measures. Shortly after, EMS assumed advanced life support efforts. The child was subsequently pronounced deceased.

Major Crimes Detectives and Crime Scene arrived to begin an investigation and the case remains active, according to a Santa Rosa Sheriff's Office press release.

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