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Crestview · Crestview

Missing child alert: 14-year-old missing from Crestview, Florida

50% Center coverage: 4 sources
Aiden Pierce Howey, 14, was last seen in Crestview in Okaloosa County. Aiden is a white, blond male with green eyes. He is 6'2 and weighs approximately 140 pounds. He was wearing a grey shirt with the Batman logo and jogging pants.See the Story
US & Canada · Okaloosa County

Gov. DeSantis speaks from Okaloosa County elementary school

Coverage: 2 sources
Gov. Ron DeSantis is scheduled to speak at an elementary school in Mary Esther. The governor is expected to be joined by outgoing Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran. The event is set to begin at 10 a.m. EST. This is a developing story. Stay up to date on the latest from News Channel 8 on-air and on the go.See the Story
SEC · Destin

Shakeup in SEC College Football Scheduling Should Be Discussed At Key Meeting Next Week

100% Right coverage: 1 sources
We have all grown accustomed to the current scheduling model within the SEC, basing it on a rotating opponent out of each division on a yearly basis, The upcoming SEC meetings in Destin will present the opportunity for athletic directors to decide on future scheduling. But not everyone is on the same page.See the Story
SEC · Destin

College Football Should Call the SEC's Bluff and Let it Form Its Own Playoff

The news was conveniently planted on ESPN on Monday that the SEC would explore the idea of is own College Football Playoff during its spring meetings in Destin, Florida next week. This news doesn’t just happen. It gets leaked. Ask yourself why something like this might get leaked? Who might stand to benefit from this […]See the Story
Crestview · Crestview

Crestview valedictorian headed to BYU

She has two brothers in the Provo area. One is in school at BYU and another has graduated from the school so she will have some familiar faces in the new world she enters.“I’m a little bit nervous to leave home, but I’m excited to see new places,” she said. “I tend to get overwhelmed by the schoolwork and forget to go out and see new things. I think going out there, there will be a lot of new things I can go out and see.See the Story
Fish · Crestview

Crestview students out to catch big fish

“I was invited by David Driggers and I will be fishing alongside T.J. Davis on the MLF (Major League Fishing) series and the Bass College series,” he said.Before heading south for college, Paxton has one more tournament to fish next month with his high school partner, Trace Mathews.“We got involved together when I had started the bass fishing team in in the high school series,” Paxton said. “I knew from (church) youth group.See the Story
Church · Crestview

Hope City Community Church here to serve Crestview

“The main vision behind the church is to be a community focused church that gets behind not just church efforts, but local nonprofits and help support the vision for anybody that wants to make a difference in the city,” Neel said. “So far we’ve been able to already make an impact.See the Story
Mary Esther · Mary Esther

Mary Esther man found dead from suspected overdose in U-Haul parked outside Whataburger

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
A 34-year-old Mary Esther man was found dead from a suspected overdose inside a U-Haul parked outside Whataburger early Saturday morning. Drug overdoses have been on the rise in Northwest Florida and across the nation. Many of those deaths have been attributed to fentanyl, a synthetic opioid.See the Story
Okaloosa County · Okaloosa County

Upcoming resurfacing project on State Road 85 in Okaloosa County

These additional improvements and enhancements will also be made during this project:• Sidewalk improvements• Signalization enhancements• Drainage upgrades• New signage and pavement markingsDuring construction, drivers may encounter temporary traffic shifts, as well as intermittent and alternating lane closures between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday nights.See the Story

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