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BREAKING: Lucas found dead in cell

BREAKING: Lucas found dead in cell

A Navarre murder suspect in custody hung himself in his cell Friday morning according to the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Bob Johnson confirmed to Navarre Press that Robert Shane Lucas, 51, took his own life at approximately 5 a.m. Friday. According to Johnson, Lucas was not on suicide watch at the time of the […]

Couple sues county for home flooding

Couple sues county for home flooding

Santa Rosa County is set to pay out at staff’s recommendation $15,000 in a settlement with homeowners alleging that the county is responsible for flooding of their home. In court filings, James and Joy Cowart, through their attorney Darryl Steve Traylor, Jr., allege that lack of maintenance by the county of county-owned stormwater drainage system […]

Husfelt found guilty in Milton stabbing

Husfelt found guilty in Milton stabbing

A Santa Rosa County Jury found Jevon Marquise Lamar Husfelt, 22, guilty of two counts of attempted first degree premeditated murder with a weapon. According to a press release from State Attorney Bill Eddins office, on November 9, 2017, the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a residence on Kabel Drive in Milton […]

Sanborn not guilty of Sunshine Law charge

Sanborn not guilty of Sunshine Law charge

Tourist Development Council member Jack Sanborn was found not guilty Friday on charges that he violated Florida’s Sunshine Law by phoning two other panel volunteers to discuss matters that had previously come before the board. Santa Rosa County Judge Jose Giraud ruled after nearly an hour-long hearing that while Sanborn’s calls on his personal cellphone […]

Mary Rice files to restrict trial publicitiy

Mary Rice files to restrict trial publicitiy

Mary Rice, suspected accomplice to four homicides committed by William “Billy” Boyette, Jr., filed a motion to restrict publicity of pre-trail hearings. The motion will be heard by Judge John Simon Feb. 27 at 1 p.m. The motion lists the reasons for the restriction to include the level of media coverage that has already been […]

Guardian ad Litem program needs voices for children

Guardian ad Litem program needs voices for children

In the state of Florida, when a case of child neglect, abuse or abandonment is reported, the state Department of Children and Families steps in to shelter the child. The shelter may come in the form of a foster home or another family member’s home while the child’s parents are working through their problems. The […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for March 5

5 Things to Know in Florida for March 5

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. STATE SUPREME COURT TAKES UP CHALLENGE TO NEW DISTRICTS The fate of Florida’s 27 members of Congress is now up to the state’s highest court. The Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday held an hour-long hearing on a long-running legal […]

Aydelott remains incompetent to stand trial

Aydelott remains incompetent to stand trial

William Brandon Aydelott, 18, the Gulf Breeze teen charged with premeditated murder in the Christmas Eve 2013 stabbing and beating death of his mother, Holley-Navarre Middle School teacher Sharon Aydelott, remains incompetent to stand trial. During a Feb. 24 status hearing, his case was scheduled to be revisited at a later date, following an extension of […]