Double murder in Crestview, Matt Gaetz in the news, police chief dies and snow in Florida

— Is snow coming to Northwest Florida?

Temperatures approached freezing earlier this week and left many people wondering if the cold temperatures and rain would produce snow.

— Crestview man, former Marine, kills parents; turns himself in

A 30-year-old Crestview area resident is charged with two counts of premeditated murder in the deaths of his mother and father early Wednesday morning.

— Details released in police chief’s death in Pensacola Beach

A maintenance man checking on a noise complaint at a Florida beachfront hotel Sunday night walked into the room where a small-town Oklahoma police detective killed his boss in a drunken brawl, authorities said.

Jacob Daniel Price entered the Crestview Police Department lobby shortly after 4 a.m. with blood on his shirt and said he had shot his parents and two family dogs.

— Missing Hurlburt airman’s life ‘like a country song,’ says grieving father

The father of a Hurlburt Field airman presumed dead after a parachute training accident over the Gulf of Mexico last week remembered his son Monday as “a good kid” and “a thrill-seeker.”

PHOTOS: Remembering Staff Sgt. Cole Condiff

“He wasn’t afraid of anything,” Todd Condiff said from the family’s Dallas home, recalling the early life of 29-year-old Air Force Staff Sgt. Cole Condiff of the Hurlburt Field-based 23rd Special Tactics Squadron.

— Pair of local Paula Deen-inspired restaurants close

Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen closed its locations in Destin and Panama City Beach on Monday, less than one year after the restaurants opened.


PHOTOS: Remembering Staff Sgt. Cole Condiff

PHOTOS: Double homicide in Crestview

PHOTOS: Frame-by-frame of drink hitting Congressman Matt Gaetz

PHOTOS: White Sands Bowling Center demolished