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Christopher Saul


Big Rock, IL, United States

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Past articles by Christopher:

Local officials speak out on how parents can help stop school threats

A wave of threats against schools on social media -- and the shooting deaths of 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida has prompted action across the state and here in Northwest Florida.There has been no shortage of threats or perceived threats in → Read More

Okaloosa County wants to build sports complex on Air Force property

A new sports complex may be coming to Okaloosa County, but two things need to happen for the idea to become a reality.First, the Air Force would have to approve a lease on their property. Then, the group would have to find an investor.The piece of land is → Read More

Local horses featured in blockbuster 'Black Panther'

The Black Panther movie has burst onto screens around the world. Two stars of the movie are from our area though.It's a huge honor, but both horses were never supposed to be on the silver screen.Chavez is a prize-winning barrel racer, and Seven is all abou → Read More

Car thefts, burglaries create rise in Fort Walton Beach annual crime rate

Crime in Fort Walton Beach increased, according to the department's own statistics.Police Chief Ed Ryan said an upswing in car thefts and non-residential burglaries created a two percent increase in the annual crime rate, but they also said their community → Read More

Jail inmates receiving special job training

The Walton County Jail houses 207 prisoners from Escambia County. Now some of those inmates are getting life-changing training.The goal is to give these inmates job training so that they will stay on the right side of this fence once they leave the county → Read More

Dad: Child with specials needs allegedly abused by school teacher 'doing much better'

A fourth person has been arrested in connection to a child abuse case in an Okaloosa County school.Stacie Smith turned herself into the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office Monday evening. She's an assistant superintendent for human resources and is now charge → Read More

Crestview locals worry of possible crime rise after liquor store robbery

An armed robbery of a liquor store was caught on camera and Crestview police have recently released the video. The Cash's Liquor clerk escaped with her life, but store employees in the city said it's just the latest example of crime on the rise.The liquor → Read More

Construction could begin soon for Fort Walton Beach's Landmark Center

A planned condo/hotel/restaurant development in the heart of downtown Fort Walton Beach may be one step closer to reality.Announced in 2008, the project has been delayed thanks to a series of unforeseen consequences.Owners hope to take the Landmark Center → Read More

Gulfarium prepares for cold weather

With an Arctic chill in the air, many animals will need extra help just staying alive, including endangered sea turtles.The Gulfarium will, in addition to keeping its own animals warm, host several turtles through the cold snap.They have eight cold shocked → Read More

Destin leader pushes to change Sunday alcohol sale ordinance

Destin may see a change in its laws, which would make it easier to buy alcohol on Sundays.Right now, in the city of Destin, if you want to buy a six-pack of beer, you're going to have to wait until one o'clock, but if a local politician and owners of liquo → Read More

Suspected burglar held at gunpoint by Fort Walton Beach homeowner

Okaloosa County has experienced a rash of unrelated burglaries, which led to the arrest of six people this week.But it was the arrest in Fort Walton Beach by police which raised eyebrows.Robert Patrick Cash is looking at two counts of burglary of an occupi → Read More

Hundreds of sea turtles stunned by cold weather recovering at Gulf World

Turtles from around the Gulf Coast have been at risk this week. The endangered animals could die because of the cold weather, but groups from around the area are working with Florida Wildlife Commission and the U.S. Geological Survey to save them. Almost 3 → Read More

Destin utilities debate: City looking to end Gulf Power contract

The City of Destin is still moving closer to switching to another power company.The city came to the end of its 30-year contract with Gulf Power and city leaders said they want to lower their power bill, but a Political Action Committee group from Washingt → Read More

Pensacola nurse to walk in Rose Bowl Parade after life-changing surgery

Tragedy has turned into something positive for one local woman.One man's organ donation means a better life for a local nurse and a chance to walk in the Rose Bowl Parade.Ryanne Wilkes was working in her garage several years ago when she fell and tore liga → Read More

AAA: 100,000,000 people expected to hit the road this Christmas

The highways in Northwest Florida will be full of holiday travelers.This rest stop in Okaloosa County has seen a steady stream of comers and goers as they made their way to different destinations across Florida this holiday season.Gas stations are full, an → Read More

Risk of package theft goes up as holidays approach

Criminals looking to ruin your holiday season are out and about in force, and they are targeting your mail.The Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office said with Christmas a week away, they are beginning to see an uptick in annual calls about postal thefts.Eliza → Read More

Anonymous donor gives 150 pairs of shoes to Baker students

The Baker School received almost 1,500 pairs of shoes for its students this holiday season!The Baker Ministerial Association found a group willing to donate the shoes.According to the school district, the donor wished to remain anonymous.All students are e → Read More

Principal: Fire at Baker School was extinguished before students had chance to evacuate

A fire at the Baker School in Okaloosa County right as school let out, caused by a heating unit, did minor damage to the school's roof.No one was injured, but it's the lack of an evacuation which concerned one parent.The unit, which caught fire, sits betwe → Read More

Christian values, sexual misconduct allegations weigh on Alabama voters

Voters in Covington County have come to the polls in Lockhart, Alabama. People from all over the area, including the nearby town of Florala, have come to vote and so far, they've had about 30 voters an hour to come in and fill out this ballot.It's kind of → Read More

Big plans for new Okaloosa County property

Okaloosa County leaders just sealed the deal on a piece of property they hope will pay big dividends in the future. They believe the 1,500 acres will play a big part in the balancing act of the local economy.The county's economy revolves around one of two → Read More