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Gulf Breeze police warn of car thefts, burglaries

Gulf Breeze police warn of car thefts, burglaries

Several unlocked cars parked in Gulf Breeze residential driveways have been burglarized recently and two of the vehicles were stolen, police say. “It’s mainly driveways of residences within the city,” said Gulf Breeze Police Sgt. Steve Neff. “Every time the car has been stolen the key has been left in the car, the doors unlocked.” […]

Mother’s Day marred by neglect and violence

Mother’s Day marred by neglect and violence

This year, Mother’s Day in Santa Rosa County was tragic indeed.  Two mothers lost their lives in equally tragic ways and both allegedly by the hands of their own child.  It is every parent’s worst nightmare. For Karen Passmore, who died while under her 22-year-old daughter’s care, there is no explaining the lack of attention […]

Is new Executive Order cause for gun owners to worry?

Is new Executive Order cause for gun owners to worry?

On Jan. 5, a tearful-eyed President Obama set out a call to action for the American people in  public speech outlining his new executive order on limiting gun violence. Gun violence has taken a heartbreaking toll on too many communities across the country. Over the past decade in America, more than 100,000 people have been […]

New system to speed emergency notification to residents

New system to speed emergency notification to residents

Santa Rosa County Division of Emergency Management has a new emergency warning tool that provides rapid phone notifications to residents when public safety may be at risk. In the event of an emergency, GeoCast®Web will be utilized to make rapid emergency telephone notifications to residents and businesses in an impacted area. Citizens can register and […]