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Health advisories lifted for Cinco Bayou and Boggy Bayou in Fort Walton Beach

FORT WALTON BEACH, Ala. (WKRG) — On Sept. 22, The Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County (DOH-Okaloosa) announced that the health advisories for Cinco Bayou and Boggy Bayou have been lifted. In Cinco Bayou, the lift also applies to the area of Snapper Cove around Monahan. The lifts for Boggy Bayou include Lyons Park…MORE

Okaloosa County identifies man seen on walking trail camera

BAKER, Fla. (WKRG) — The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) says the man seen on an early morning surveillance camera this week is not Brian Laundrie. OCSO looked into a social media post showing a man with a backpack walking a trail early Tuesday morning in Baker. Speculation began around the post that it could…MORE

Okaloosa County identifies man seen walking on trail camera

BAKER, Fla. (WKRG) — The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) says the man seen on an early morning surveillance camera this week is not Brian Laundrie. OCSO looked into a social media post showing a man with a backpack walking a trail early Tuesday morning in Baker. Speculation began around the post that it could…MORE

Okaloosa deputies report 43 car burglaries and multiple stolen guns this month

OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) is reminding residents to lock their cars at night after an increase in vehicle burglaries and car thefts. OCSO said 3 guns have been stolen and 9 vehicles were taken from Okaloosa County communities. 43 burglaries have been reported in the month of September…MORE

Escambia County launches decal program to better serve those with autism

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) says residents can pick up new Autism awareness decals to help deputies better serve their families in a crisis. A special decal can be placed on vehicles and windows of homes so deputies can recognize a special need of service while responding to calls.…MORE

Okaloosa Island Pier closed Sunday morning for clean up dive

Okaloosa Island Pier closed Sunday morning for clean up dive

OKALOOSA ISLAND, Fla. (WKRG) — The Okaloosa Island Pier will be closed to fishermen until noon Sunday, Sept. 26 to host a trash pick up in the Gulf of Mexico. Divers will start around 7 a.m. to remove debris and other foreign materials from around the fishing pier. A 150-foot safety barrier will be up…MORE

Destin Beach Safety confirms red tide outbreak in Okaloosa County

DESTIN, Fla (WKRG) — Destin Beach Safety confirms to WKRG News 5 that red tide is present in Destin. The division chief says the algae bloom has not killed any fish and it is not bad at the moment. “Some people can tolerate it. Some walk off beach.” Joe D’Agostino, Destin Beach Safety Division Chief…MORE

Pensacola nonprofit gives Florida prisoners boost with books

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — September is National Literacy Month and one Pensacola nonprofit has dedicated the last 21 years to promoting literacy and reducing recidivism in Florida prisons. Open Books, located at 1040 North Guillemard St. in Pensacola, acts as a nonprofit bookstore where volunteers accept used book donations and sell them to fund books…MORE

Trending September 21: Morgan Wallen and Sea Turtles

(WKRG) — Country music fans are excited about this! We know because it’s one of the top stories today on WKRG.com. A Morgan Wallen concert in Mobile! This will be the biggest name to perform at the grounds since Josh Turner held a concert at the fair a few years ago. Morgan Wallen to perform…MORE

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