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Stories by Crestview Bulletin

Stories by Crestview Bulletin

Authorities I.D. victim killed by the ‘Happy Face Killer’ in 1994

October 4, 2023
In February 1996, Keith Jesperson, the serial killer known nationally as the “Happy Face killer,” admitted to an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office investigator he was responsible for killing a “Jane Doe” in August 1994, and dumping her body near the Holt exit on Interstate 10.

Ponder to continue service with Florida Association of Counties

September 21, 2023
Okaloosa County District 5 Commissioner Mel Ponder was recently appointed to serve a third consecutive year as an at-large member on the board of directors for the Florida Association of Counties.

STEMM Academy earns top honor

September 21, 2023
The Okaloosa County School District has announced that the Okaloosa Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medical (STEMM) Academy has achieved a remarkable milestone by being recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School.

Mixon appointed to Health, Safety & Justice Committee

September 19, 2023
Okaloosa County District 1 Commissioner Paul Mixon, who is the County Commission’s vice chairman, recently was appointed to the Florida Association of Counties Health, Safety & Justice Policy Committee by the association’s president, Bill Truex of Charlotte County.

Crestview reoffender faces life in prison

September 15, 2023
After a three-day trial, an Okaloosa County jury on Sept. 13 found 32-year-old Crestview resident Anthony Michael Gabriel guilty as charged for armed burglary of a dwelling with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Never forget: Crestview Fire Department honors 9/11 victims

September 13, 2023
On Sept. 9, six members of the Crestview Fire Department participated in this year’s Tunnel to Towers Foundation 9/11 Stair Climb at Margaritaville Resort in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Crestview man is charged with first-degree murder after police say he killed his wife

September 5, 2023
A 54-year-old Crestview man was arrested on Sept. 2 after he allegedly shot and killed his wife at their home. Corey Ray Vallie, of 820 Moorhen Way, faces charges of first-degree capital murder and tampering with or destroying evidence in a life felony case.

S.O.: Teens crash stolen car into Crestview business

August 29, 2023
One teen is in custody and warrants are pending against another following a pursuit of a stolen car that crashed into a Crestview business during the early morning of Aug. 26.

Seniors Vs. Crime office seeks volunteers

August 24, 2023
The Crestview office of the Seniors Vs. Crime program is down to two senior volunteers, with one moving soon, and needs seniors 55 and older who are willing to work a couple of hours per week helping other seniors.

A most wonderful concert

December 6, 2022
The 20-voice Crestview Community Chorus sang in the season in the three performances of their Christmas concert. Titled “The Most Wonderful Season,” the evening was indeed a most wonderful concert.
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