Hospital

89 year old Navarre man arrested from nursing home

89 year old Navarre man arrested from nursing home

An 89-year-old Navarre man, Karl Trugenberger, was arrested from his nursing home in Gulf Breeze Thursday at 10:30 p.m. on charges stemming from a motor vehicle accident May 3. According to the Florida Highway Patrol warrant affidavit and accident report, May 3 Trugenberger was driving a red Suzuki sedan westbound on U.S. Highway 98 in […]

Suspect in custody in shooting, drugs found

Suspect in custody in shooting, drugs found

    A man shot in the face in Navarre is in stable condition, but he could face drug possession charges after responding officers allegedly found marijuana in his home. The victim, William Michael Johnson, had a bullet wound completely through his cheek. The man who allegedly shot him during a drug deal gone bad […]

Sick firefighter makes full recovery

Sick firefighter makes full recovery

Navarre Beach firefighter Chris Jines, 42, has been cleared by his doctors to return to duty after being hospitalized with a severe brain infection likely contracted while responding to a call. Jines had a case of severe encephalitis which can cause brain inflammation, headaches, flu-like symptoms, stiffness, seizures, confusion and memory loss. Encephalitis cases are generally […]

Woman in hospital after Thanksgiving fire

Woman in hospital after Thanksgiving fire

One woman and two Santa Rosa Sheriff’s deputies were sent to the hospital for smoke inhalation Thursday night, Nov. 24, after a fire engulfed a home on Hidden Estates Circle in Navarre. According to a press release from the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office, deputies James Moye and Joshua Hargitt responded at approximately 11:30 p.m. to […]

Shooting reported Sunday near Panhandle Trail

Shooting reported Sunday near Panhandle Trail

Santa Rosa County deputies were dispatched to a reported shooting at around 2:50 a.m. Sunday in the area of Panhandle Trail and Deer Lane. An adult male on the side of the road told police he was walking along the roadway when an unknown vehicle with an unknown driver shot at him, striking him in […]

Emergency room expansion underway

Emergency room expansion underway

Santa Rosa Medical Center broke ground Thursday on an expansion program that will more than double the size of the hospital’s emergency department. Construction will take place during the next 12 month, however, the new space is scheduled to open to patients in February 2016. Renovation of the current space should be completed and operational […]

Aydelott found incompetent

Aydelott found incompetent

In a competency hearing held earlier today Brandon Aydelott was ordered to be transferred to the Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee for a mental evaluation, which is expected to be complete within six months.  During today’s proceedings, the court accepted two mental competency reports from a defense expert and court-appointed expert reports and placed them […]