• Fountain accused of forgery and mismanagement of pier

    UPDATE: Today’s hearing has been cancelled per Okaloosa Clerk of Court website. Navarre real estate attorney Ken Fountain is facing serious allegations, including forgery and mismanagement of Navarre Beach Fishing Pier operations. The accusations were made October 12 in court documents filed by four of Fountain’s business partners, and the opposing parties were expected to … read more

  • Storm crews work around the clock to restore power

    Crews restored power to 5,000 Gulf Power customers overnight on Friday. Power has been restored to more than 55,000 Gulf Power customers total since Hurricane Michael came through Northwest Florida on Wednesday, and estimated restoration times have now been assigned for some of the areas significantly impacted by the storm. “We’ve brought in more than 5,000 lineworkers … read more

  • New tropical wave not expected to impact Gulf Coast

    The National Weather Service in this morning’s tropical weather update stated a tropical low is expected to move westward over the next few days before conditions become unfavorable for further development. “A broad, low-latitude tropical wave located more than 800 miles east of French Guiana is producing a large area of cloudiness and disorganized thunderstorms,” … read more

  • Adoption fee reduced for cats through the end of October

    Santa Rosa County Animal Services is reducing the adoption fee from $45 to $20 for cats six months of age and older for the remainder of October. The adoption fee includes spay/neuter and one year rabies vaccination. “We have so many beautiful cats that need a second chance for a loving family. It is imperative … read more

  • Trio found guilty in Santa Rosa Correctional Institute attack

    State Attorney Bill Eddins announced today that on October 11 a Santa Rosa County Jury found Dukene Myrtil, Andre Williams, Markus Vincent and Johnslow Sauveur guilty of charges stemming from an attack on correctional officers that occurred at the Santa Rosa Correctional Institution on January 1, 2018. Dukene Myrtil was found guilty of two counts … read more

  • Man accused of molesting child at hurricane shelter

    The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s office arrested a homeless man Thursday on charges he sexually molested a six year old child at a school being used as an emergency hurricane shelter. 60-year old John Stapleton, at large Destin, is charged with lewd and lascivious molestation of a victim under the age of twelve. A witness told … read more

  • Low-pressure system developing in Caribbean

    The National Weather Service in its 1 p.m. CDT tropical weather outlook reported that a low-pressure system in the Caribbean has a 40-percent chance of developing over the next five days. “A broad area of low pressure is expected to develop over the west-central Caribbean Sea in a day or two. This system is expected … read more