The News Bulletin's Top 10 stories of 2013

Published: Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:15 PM.

CRESTVIEW — As another eventful year draws to a close, the Crestview News Bulletin's staff looks back on the top stories we reported on in 2013.

1. THE CONVICTION OF JOSEPH FLOYD

Former Crestview police Maj. Joseph Floyd faces 12 years in prison following his October sentencing on a single racketeering charge.

Floyd, who commanded the department's defunct Street Crimes Unit, was credited with remedying the city's rampant drug problem and improving departmental professionalism.

However, evidence presented at his trial showed he harassed, intimidated and physically abused criminal suspects, residents and officers who worked for him, falsified paperwork and destroyed evidence.
 

2. GERMANY, MEET NORTHWEST FLORIDA

The International Aerospace Industry Forum for Northwest Florida Leadership, held earlier this month in Hamburg, Germany, brought 35 business, education and community leaders from Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Santa Rosa and Escambia counties.



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