.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Law Enforcement/Courts

  • Sheriff’s Report Dec.13, 2018

    Activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office for the week of Nov. 29 to Dec. 6.

    FRIDAY, NOV. 30

  • Confidential informant case settled before trial

    By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
    Editor

    Confidential informant Justin Jackson settled his federal lawsuit a week before his case was to go to trial in Tallahassee – reportedly taking an offer of $250,000.
    Jackson was an informant for the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office in October 2015 when  he was used for a drug bust in Crawfordville. The sheriff’s office quickly sent out a press release to area media touting the bust, including Jackson’s mugshot, and then held him in jail for five days.

  • Sheriff’s Report Dec.6, 2018

    Activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office for the week of Nov. 22 to Nov. 29.

    FRIDAY, NOV. 23

  • Sheriff’s Report Nov. 29, 2018

    Activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office for the week of Nov. 15 to Nov. 21.

    FRIDAY, NOV. 16

  • Dunn files bill to ease burden on Hurricane Michael victims

    Special to The News
     
    Congressman Neal Dunn, R-Panama City, introduced legislation to ease the financial burden on those who were devastated by Hurricane Michael.
    The Hurricane Michael Tax Relief Act allows individuals affected by the Category-4.9 storm penalty-free early access to their retirement savings and helps employers and businesses within the disaster area.
    The bill has been cosponsored by Congressman Al Lawson, D-Tallahassee, whose district was also ravaged by the storm. 

  • Sheriff’s Report Nov. 21, 2018

    Activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office for the week of Nov. 8 to Nov. 15.

    THURSDAY, NOV. 8

  • One injured when car flips on 319

    Story & Photos
    By ERIN HILL

    A man was injured during a crash on the north end of Highway 319 on Wednesday, Nov. 6, around noon.
    After swerving off the road to avoid a head-on collision with another vehicle, the driver of gold Toyota Solara overturned his vehicle, according to a Florida Highway Patrol trooper.
    The car came to a final rest in the right-of-way on the east side of Highway 319, near Grace Baptist Church. The driver’s injuries were reportedly non-life-threatening.

  • Man killed in crash on Nov. 7

    The Florida Highway Patrol reported that a man was killed in the early morning hours on Tuesday, Nov. 7 when he struck a large tree that had fallen across both lanes of Wakulla Springs Road just north of Emily Lane.

  • Sheriff’s Report Nov.15, 2018

    Activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office for the week of Nov. 1 to Nov. 8.

    FRIDAY, NOV. 2

  • Woman dies in crash at Alligator Point

    The Florida Highway Patrol reported that a woman was killed after midnight on Friday, Nov. 2, when she failed to negotiate a curve on Bald Point Road in Alligator Point.
    Laura Rocco, 70, of Alligator Point, was traveling southbound in a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe when she missed a sharp right curve and left the roadway onto the northbound shoulder, striking a utility pole with the left rear of the vehicle. The vehicle then rotated in a counterclockwise direction causing the vehicle to overturn. The driver was ejected from the vehicle and suffered fatal injuries.