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Garage fire damages house (PHOTOS)

PONCE DE LEON — The Walton County Fire Rescue put out a structure fire near Bruce on Thursday.The Walton County Fire Rescue responded to a call around 2:15 p.m. Thursday at 6444 State Road 20 E. When firefighters arrived, a double garage belonging to a one-story home was on fire.Fire Rescue training Capt. Ralph Everage said firefighters were able to extinguish the flames before it caused any major damage to the main living area.Everage said there was [...]



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Florida Lottery results for Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017

These Florida lotteries were drawn Tuesday:Fantasy 5: 01-04-08-20-23Lucky Money: 05-13-31-40, Lucky Ball 2, estimated jackpot: $2 millionMega Millions: 10-12-20-38-41, Mega Ball 25, Megaplier 4, estimated jackpot $277 millionPowerball: estimated jackpot $337 millionPick 2 Evening: 9-7Pick 2 Midday: 6-5Pick 3 Evening: 9-5- [...]

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Man injured in fall from roof reaches hospital in Kuala Lumpur

Jeff "Swede" Swedenhjelm has made it safely to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he is being prepped for surgery."It's a Christmas miracle," said his daughter, Lyric.Swede fell 33 feet Dec. 18 while chasing a monkey across a rooftop in Bali after it stole his favorite Pittsburgh Steelers cap. He was diagnosed with severe damage to his spinal cord and is paralyzed from the chest down. [...]


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Empty Stocking Fund tops $100,000 goal

Although it's impossible to know which donation pushed the Empty Stocking Fund over its goal of $100,000, it seems almost certain that it came in on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.It might have been the $10 donation from a Fort Walton Beach man or the anonymous $1,000 donation made as a tribute to a Biblical verse. [...]

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In the heart of Trump Country, his base’s faith is unshaken

Despite the president's dismal approval ratings and lethargic legislative achievements, he remains profoundly popular here in the Appalachian Mountains, a region so badly battered by the collapse of the coal industry it became the symbolic heart of Trump's white working-class base.