Crestview house damaged in fire

Sunday, May 19, 2019

CRESTVIEW ― Firefighters were able to save the majority of a house that caught on fire Saturday morning.The Crestview Fire Department was called to a house fire on West North Avenue in Crestview around 9:30 a.m., the department said in a press release.When they arrived firefighters found smoke and flames coming from a rear bedroom of the residence. They put out the fire and were able to save most of the house. Fire damage was confined to the room.Nobody was […]

‘One Ring’ phone scam: Do not return phone calls

Sunday, May 19, 2019

PENSACOLA — BBB Northwest Florida is cautioning consumers about the “One Ring” phone scam’s return.Scammers call consumers numerous times, usually late into the night, where the phone will ring only one or two times, then the call stops.The BBB stated in a media release that consumers who receive calls from a number that is unknown to them should not call the number back.The phone numbers may appear to be from a local number with familiar area codes. […]

Santa Rosa School Board to regroup on impact fee

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Santa Rosa County School District Superintendent Tim Wryosdick shared with School Board members how the more than four-hour joint meeting with the County Commission affected him.“I left the meeting last night feeling somewhat despondent,” he said during the School Board’s Thursday meeting. “I didn’t sleep last night much. That’s just a tendency I have. I feel like I played a game or athletic contest.”Wryosdick and School Board […]

Santa Rosa School Board to regroup on impact fee

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Santa Rosa County School District Superintendent Tim Wryosdick shared with School Board members how the more than four-hour joint meeting with the County Commission affected him.“I left the meeting last night feeling somewhat despondent,” he said during the School Board’s Thursday meeting. “I didn’t sleep last night much. That’s just a tendency I have. I feel like I played a game or athletic contest.”Wryosdick and School Board […]

Eglin to hold prescribed burn today

Sunday, May 19, 2019

EGLIN — The base will conduct another prescribed burn today on the western portion of the reservation, officials say.The burn will take place in tactical training areas E-30, E-31, H-22, H-24 and A-79, north of Range Road 678, east of range roads 291 and 747, south of Range Road 682 and west of Range Road 729.It will involved about 3,250 acres and the smoke is expected to drift north to a mixing height of 3,300 feet.

Forecasters eyeing tropical weather feature in Atlantic

Sunday, May 19, 2019

MIAMI — A new weather feature that appeared in the Atlantic Ocean east of the Bahamas yesterday and today stands a chance of developing into a tropical cyclone, hurricane forecasters say.The feature, which is an area of cloudiness at the moment, consists of an elongated area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms.The National Hurricane Center, in a 12:25 CDT statement on Saturday, said gradual development was possible during the early and middle part of next week. […]

UPDATE: Tropical low expected to form Monday

Sunday, May 19, 2019

A low pressure area expected to form east of the Bahamas on Monday could become a tropical cyclone, forecasters say.In an 8 a.m. statement on Sunday the National Hurricane Center said the low, which is several hundred miles southwest of Bermuda, could …

Eglin conducting prescribed burns

Saturday, May 18, 2019

EGLIN — The base will hold prescribed burns at two locations on the reservation today, officials say.The burns will take place in tactical training areas H-13 and G-8. They will involve about 4,000 acres on the western part of the reservation.The burn in G-8 is west of Range Road 236. H-13 is south of Range Road 234.Transport winds are out of the south with a mixing height of 5,000 feet.Smoke impacts should be minimal.

Forecasters eyeing tropical weather feature in Atlantic

Saturday, May 18, 2019

MIAMI — A new weather feature that appeared in the Atlantic Ocean east of the Bahamas yesterday and today stands a chance of developing into a tropical cyclone, hurricane forecasters say.The feature, which is an area of cloudiness at the moment, consists of an elongated area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms.The National Hurricane Center, in a 12:25 CDT statement on Saturday, said gradual development was possible during the early and middle part of next week. […]

Local activist promises evidence soon on private border wall

Saturday, May 18, 2019

MIRAMAR BEACH — With his own projected deadlines for beginning construction of a privately funded wall along the U.S.-Mexico border either already past or immediately looming, and with questions starting to be asked, local wounded warrior and conservative activist Brian Kolfage is dropping big hints that evidence of progress is imminent.Kolfage, an Air Force veteran who lost both legs and an arm in a 2004 rocket attack on an air base in Iraq, announced the private border wall […]