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UPDATE: Hurlburt Field airman found dead off-base identified

UPDATE: Hurlburt Field airman found dead off-base identified

The Hurlburt Field airman found dead outside the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center the morning of Jan. 28 has been identified as Senior Airman Luis Navajas, 30, a member of the 505th Communications Squadron . Navajas’ death is under investigation. “There is no greater loss than that of a valued Airman and teammate,” said Col. Sean […]

Army Ranger instructor arrested for sexual assault at Navarre Beach

Army Ranger instructor arrested for sexual assault at Navarre Beach

Richard Cruz, II, a 39 year old Army special forces soldier, has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a 14 year old and giving her beer at Navarre Beach March 29. According to the arrest report, on March 30 the girl was taken to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center to be medically examined after […]

Pedestrian struck while crossing Highway 98 in Navarre

Pedestrian struck while crossing Highway 98 in Navarre

Bilal Amin, age 30 of Navarre, was driving east on U.S. Highway 98 in Navarre just east of Pullum Street when a pedestrian, Joseph Newborn of Niceville, stepped in front of Amin’s Hyundai Tiburon. The accident happened early Saturday morning according to the Florida Highway Patrol report. The 18 year old victim was crossing the […]

What women want showcase

All ladies are invited to the Cumulus Media What Women Want Showcase from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Santa Rosa Mall.  It’s absolutely FREE, hundreds of dollars in prizes will be awarded including a $500 gift certificate to Santa Rosa Mall, and the first 300 ladies in attendance will receive a goody bag courtesy […]

NEW INFO: Suspect in custody after gunfire exchange with OCSO

NEW INFO:  Suspect in custody after gunfire exchange with OCSO

An Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Deputy was shot this morning outside an attorney’s office on Plew Avenue in Shalimar. He was taken to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. A call of shots fired came into the OCSO Communications Center around 8:20 a.m. this morning. Authorities shut down Plew Avenue in Shalimar and a portion of John […]

Local shark bite is No. 14 this year

Local shark bite is No. 14 this year

A Florida researcher said that the July 14 shark bite in Okaloosa County was the 14 such attack this year, but only the first one along the state’s Gulf Coast. George Burgess, director of the Florida Program for Shark Research, confirmed Terrell Moore’s injury was due to a shark bite and will be classified as […]

Okaloosa County high-speed chase ends in arrest

Okaloosa County high-speed chase ends in arrest

A carjacking suspect from Baker led authorities on a 25-mile chase last night with speeds approaching 100 mph that started in Crestview and ended with the suspect crashing the vehicle into a bar on Lewis Turner Boulevard in Fort Walton Beach. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office reports 21-year-old Waylon Casey of Baker was able to elude […]