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Coast Guard: Boating accidents, deaths decline

Coast Guard: Boating accidents, deaths decline

Boating fatalities, injuries and accidents all decreased slightly in 2018, according to statistics released by the United States Coast Guard last week. There were 633 boating fatalities in 2018, a 3.8 % decrease from 2017 when there were 658.   Read the full article in the Sept. 5 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. ‘EMPIRE’ ACTOR TURNS HIMSELF IN Jussie Smollett to face accusations that he filed a false police report when he told authorities he was attacked in Chicago by two men. 2. FIRE IN ANCIENT SHOPING DISTRICT IN BANGLADESH KILLS DOZENS A devastating fire raced through densely packed buildings in a centuries-old shopping district in Bangladesh’s […]

Fleet Fly In showcases helicopters from all over the U.S.

Fleet Fly In showcases helicopters from all over the U.S.

Navy, Marine and Coast Guard helicopters from throughout the U.S. descended on NAS Whiting Field Monday, Oct. 24, for a week of training and knowledge sharing at the base’s annual Fleet Fly In. “The goal of the event is to expose helicopter student aviators to new helicopters in addition to the TH-57s they are used […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 28

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 28

COAST GUARD RESCUES 4 BOATERS WHO WENT MISSING OFF KEY WEST The Coast Guard reports on social media that a rescue crew reached the missing vessel around 5 p.m. Wednesday, about 40 miles northwest of Key West. All four people onboard were reportedly in good health. A Coast Guard plane spotted the boat earlier Wednesday […]

Search for missing swimmer continues

Search for missing swimmer continues

Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, the search near Navarre Beach for a missing local swimmer is ongoing. Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at 6:18 p.m. Tuesday that Jay Wiley Evans, a 64-year-old Caucasian male, had not returned from his daily swim off of Navarre Beach. Involved in […]

Five Things to know in Florida for July 2

Five Things to know in Florida for July 2

COMPENSATION EXPERT TO OVERSEE ORLANDO DONATION FUNDS Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said in a news release Friday that Kenneth R. Feinberg will work with the OneOrlando fund and with the National Compassion Fund. The National Compassion Fund is a program of the National Center for Victims of Crime, a nonprofit group dedicated to assisting mass […]

Teen takes the helm during Gulf rescue

Teen takes the helm during Gulf rescue

The Blue Water Escape Charter boat Charles Garrett Stone and his father, Charles Samuel, are taking out to the Destin Pass sways back and forth in the choppy waves of the Gulf of Mexico. It’s a muggy Thursday morning in early June, a brief rain shower has come and gone, and the father and son […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 14

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 14

FBI: ORLANDO KILLER APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN ‘HOMEGROWN EXTREMIST’ As Orlando mourned its dead with flowers, candles and vigils, counterterrorism investigators dug into the background of 29-year-old Omar Mateen for clues to why the American-born Muslim carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. FBI Director James Comey says there’s no indication that […]

May is Military Appreciation Month

May is Military Appreciation Month

In 1999, the United States Congress designated the month of May as Military Appreciation Month to give communities across the nation the opportunity to show their thanks to the men and women who serve in all branches of the United States military. Navarre Press takes this opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to all who have […]

Overcoming the odds

Overcoming the odds

As she sat aboard a plane destined for Las Vegas in late February, Sebastiana Lopez-Arellano did everything she could to evict the doubt living in her mind. She was crazy, at least in her opinion, for wanting to attempt to compete in the Warrior Games trials at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. Sure, it […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 8

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 8

22 CHARGED IN MIAMI DRUG MONEY LAUNDERING OPERATION Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said Thursday the case is a joint investigation with federal Homeland Security Department officials. Authorities say the undercover operation involved about $1 million a month in drug money from throughout North America. MAN GETS PROBATION FOR TAKING DAUGHTER, FRIEND TO STRIP […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 26

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 26

COAST GUARD RESCUES 13 FROM SINKING SHIP The Coast Guard responded Monday night after getting a call that a yacht was taking on water off Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. The boat will be towed to shore. LAWSUIT AGAINST DEPUTY WHO SHOT UNARMED MAN SET TO BEGIN Opening statements are scheduled Tuesday in the federal lawsuit filed by 22-year-old […]

Beach leaseholders approve fire tax increase

Beach leaseholders approve fire tax increase

The Navarre Beach Leaseholders approved an increase in the amount of commercial property taxes for fire protection at their monthly meeting Saturday. The current commercial rate is $900 for up to 10,000 square feet and $3,600 for more than 10,000 square feet. The new rate for commercial is $900 for the first 10,000 square feet […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 10

5 Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 10

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about in Florida today. Parents call off search for missing teen fishermen The private search for two 14-year-old boys has continued since the Coast Guard stopped searching a week after the boys disappeared while fishing in the Atlantic Ocean. Miami City […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for July 28

5 Things to Know in Florida for July 28

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about in Florida today. Coast Guard continues search for missing Florida teens The Coast Guard scoured the waters off Florida on Monday, searching for any sign of two 14-year-old fishermen who disappeared three days earlier as they headed toward the Bahamas. […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for July 27

5 Things to Know in Florida for July 27

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about in Florida today. Coast Guard continues search for missing Florida teens Hundreds of family members, friends and classmates took part in a prayer vigil for two missing 14-year-olds from South Florida who disappeared while fishing in the Atlantic Ocean. Hours […]

Four rescued from capsized sailboat in Gulf

Four rescued from capsized sailboat in Gulf

Four vacationers from Louisiana are praising the U.S. Coast Guard and Navarre Beach Fire Rescue personnel for their safe rescues after their sailboat capsized roughly one-half mile offshore in the Gulf of Mexico during rough weather. “They were super,” Dic k Briody, said, adding, “They did an awesome job.” Department Chief Mike Howard comforted Briody’s wife, Cindy, as […]

Rescue underway for boaters in Gulf

Rescue underway for boaters in Gulf

Navarre Beach Fire Department rescued two people from a capsized boat Tuesday afternoon, and first responders are trying to rescue two more from the same vessel. Coast Guard is on scene assisting the department, Chief Mike Howard said, adding that the boat capsized following a waterspout. Howard said rescuers are looking for a possible fifth person, […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for June 29

5 Things to Know in Florida for June 29

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about in Florida today. Closing arguments set for “Big Tony” in Boulis slaying trial Closing arguments are set in the retrial of reputed mobster Anthony “Big Tony” Moscatiello in the 2001 slaying of a South Florida businessman in a power struggle over a […]

Coast Guard rescues 3 divers off Pensacola coast

Coast Guard rescues 3 divers off Pensacola coast

The Coast Guard reported it rescued three men who had become separated from their boat while diving off the coast of Pensacola. Officials said the rescue occurred Sunday morning about 13 miles from shore. Coast Guard Sector Mobile was notified Saturday night about three men in a 26-foot craft who were reported overdue from their fishing and diving […]

Barge expected to recover helicopter today

Barge expected to recover helicopter today

A salvage barge from Resolve Marine Group, Mobile, Ala., is expected to arrive today to recover the Black Hawk helicopter from Santa Rosa Sound. The operation is expected to take eight hours, weather pending, according to a release from Eglin Air Force Base. An Army and Coast Guard dive team will be on site to […]

Body recovered from Bay

Body recovered from Bay

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office reports that the body of a Fort Walton Beach man who went missing Tuesday while swimming in Choctawhatchee Bay was recovered by search crews offshore of Marler Park. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, Coast Guard, and others searched the surrounding area Tuesday evening but were unable to find the missing individual. The […]

Update: 4-year-old dies from drowning

Update: 4-year-old dies from drowning

A 4-year-old boy whose body was recovered near Garniers Beach July 29 died as a result of drowning. The Fort Walton Beach Police Department released the information July 30 following an investigation by the District 1 Medical Examiner’s Office. The body of Joshua Brady Bryant was found in shallow water by authorities after he was reported missing by family members. The […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for July 15

5 Things to Know in Florida for July 15

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. TAMPA BAY-AREA WOMAN ARRESTED FOR LEAVING TODDLER IN CAR WHILE SHE SHOPPED Sgt. Adam Geissenberger says witnesses alerted Pinellas Park Police that Vita Abramenkova of Clearwater had left her child in a locked, running vehicle for 40 minutes Monday. […]