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  • Does a Mistake Equal Crime? Opening Statements for Coastal Community Bank Trial

    Does a Mistake Equal Crime? Opening Statements for Coastal Community Bank Trial

    Does a Mistake Equal Crime? Opening Statements for Coastal Community Bank Trial

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:51 AM EDT2014-04-23 09:51:19 GMT
    Tuesday morning at the Federal Courthouse in Panama City opening statements kicked off in the trial against three former Panhandle bankers.The men are accused of defrauding the United States Government and defaulting on a 3.8 million dollar federal loan and this case will all boil down to down to intent.  More >>
    Tuesday morning at the Federal Courthouse in Panama City opening statements kicked off in the trial against three former Panhandle bankers.The men are accused of defrauding the United States Government and defaulting on a 3.8 million dollar federal loan and this case will all boil down to down to intent.  More >>
  • Mexico Beach Super Tuesday Results

    Mexico Beach Super Tuesday Results

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:48:50 GMT
    Bay County's threecity elections are over andtheunofficial resultsare in fromthe Bay County Supervisor of Elections Office. In Mexico Beach, there were three very close races. The results are below. Council Member Group Two: Mary Blackburn – 281 (50.37%) Gary Woodham – 252 (49.62%) Council Member Group Four: Incumbent Tanya Castro – 268 (52.72%) Tom Bailey – 264 (47.27) Council Member Group Five: Jeff Tendler – 275 (51.98%) Bill McGlothlin – 254 (48.01%) There are some changes for Mexi...More >>
    Bay County's threecity elections are over andtheunofficial resultsare in fromthe Bay County Supervisor of Elections Office. In Mexico Beach, there were three very close races. The results are below. Council Member Group Two: Mary Blackburn – 281 (50.37%) Gary Woodham – 252 (49.62%) Council Member Group Four: Incumbent Tanya Castro – 268 (52.72%) Tom Bailey – 264 (47.27) Council Member Group Five: Jeff Tendler – 275 (51.98%) Bill McGlothlin – 254 (48.01%) There are some changes for Mexi...More >>
  • Callaway Candidates React to Super Tuesday Election Results

    Callaway Candidates React to Super Tuesday Election Results

    Callaway Candidates React to Super Tuesday Election Results

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:46 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:46:59 GMT
    In the City of Callaway, the Mayor and two Council seats were up for grabs during Tuesday's election.More >>
    In the City of Callaway, the Mayor and two Council seats were up for grabs during Tuesday's election.More >>
  • QF-4 Drone Leaves Runway at Tyndall Air Force Base

    QF-4 Drone Leaves Runway at Tyndall Air Force Base

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:22:36 GMT
    An Air Force QF-4 Phantom departed the runway shortly after landing on Tyndall Air Force Base at 3:40 p.m. today following a routine training mission. The aircraft is intact and poses no danger to the public, nor was Highway 98 closed at any time. The crew is currently under supervision of the 325th Medical Group. First responders are on scene. Additional details will be provided as soon as they become available.===Information provided by 325th Fighter Wing Public AffairsMore >>
    An Air Force QF-4 Phantom departed the runway shortly after landing on Tyndall Air Force Base at 3:40 p.m. today following a routine training mission. The aircraft is intact and poses no danger to the public, nor was Highway 98 closed at any time. The crew is currently under supervision of the 325th Medical Group. First responders are on scene. Additional details will be provided as soon as they become available.===Information provided by 325th Fighter Wing Public AffairsMore >>
  • Panama City Beach Super Tuesday Results

    Panama City Beach Super Tuesday Results

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:09:04 GMT
    Bay County's three city elections are over and the unofficial results are in. From the Bay County Supervisor of Elections Office. We start with Panama City Beach in Ward Three City Council, incumbent Josie Strange beat challenger Skip Alford 686-546. Also on Panama City Beach, all of the 12 referendums passed. Both incumbent Strange and her challenger reacted to the election results tonight... Challenger Skip Alford said he was disappointed but it was a good eexperience whileincumbent Strange...More >>
    Bay County's three city elections are over and the unofficial results are in. From the Bay County Supervisor of Elections Office. We start with Panama City Beach in Ward Three City Council, incumbent Josie Strange beat challenger Skip Alford 686-546. Also on Panama City Beach, all of the 12 referendums passed. Both incumbent Strange and her challenger reacted to the election results tonight... Challenger Skip Alford said he was disappointed but it was a good eexperience whileincumbent Strange...More >>
  • Court Overturns Ruling in Lewd and Lascivious Case

    Court Overturns Ruling in Lewd and Lascivious Case

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:00 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:00:47 GMT
    The First District Court of Appeal cleared the way Tuesday for prosecutors to use video and photographs from a cell phone in a lewd and lascivious case in Bay County. The three-judge panel overturned Circuit Judge Elijah Smiley’s ruling suppressingimages recovered from a cell phone showing Kayla Nichole Fosmire and Nicholas Evans, both23 of 3518 Eagle Lane, having sex with each other with a 2-year-old girl on the bed with them. Police discovered images on Evans’ cell phone and a tablet when F...More >>
    The First District Court of Appeal cleared the way Tuesday for prosecutors to use video and photographs from a cell phone in a lewd and lascivious case in Bay County. The three-judge panel overturned Circuit Judge Elijah Smiley’s ruling suppressingimages recovered from a cell phone showing Kayla Nichole Fosmire and Nicholas Evans, both23 of 3518 Eagle Lane, having sex with each other with a 2-year-old girl on the bed with them. Police discovered images on Evans’ cell phone and a tablet when F...More >>
  • Witnesses Called To The Stand In Bay County Murder Trial

    Witnesses Called To The Stand In Bay County Murder Trial

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:38:39 GMT
    About a dozen witnesses were called to the stand, Tuesday, in the murder trial for the man who fired nine shots at his ex-girlfriend in broad day light, last March. Joseph moody is accused of first degree murder. In the opening statement, Assistant State Attorney Bob Sombathy depicted the incident on the afternoon of March 19th, 2013. He said Megan Pettis, 24, was leaving the Club Sun tanning salon in the Publix Shopping Center on 23rd street, similar to what she did many times on her lunch...More >>
    About a dozen witnesses were called to the stand, Tuesday, in the murder trial for the man who fired nine shots at his ex-girlfriend in broad day light, last March. Joseph moody is accused of first degree murder. In the opening statement, Assistant State Attorney Bob Sombathy depicted the incident on the afternoon of March 19th, 2013. He said Megan Pettis, 24, was leaving the Club Sun tanning salon in the Publix Shopping Center on 23rd street, similar to what she did many times on her lunch...More >>
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission Recalls

    Consumer Product Safety Commission Recalls

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:15 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:15:11 GMT
    We have new information on recalled products that may be in your home. Some of them affect children. News 13 has details in this week's Problem Solver. First on the list children's bed canopies fromMore >>
    New items under recall are released from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  News 13 Problem Solver has details.More >>
  • PC Commission Changes Personnel Policies; Hears Harassment Complaint

    PC Commission Changes Personnel Policies; Hears Harassment Complaint

    PC Commission Changes Personnel Policies; Hears Harassment Complaint

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:51:29 GMT
    The city of Panama City is implementing some policy changes for its employees; including a new social media policy. Acting City Manager Jeff Brown brought the issue before the commissioners at Tuesday's commission meeting.There were multiple considerations for the board to address; the social media policy and others concerning sick leave-family policies and reasons for discharge or disciplinary action.The city is laying out new procedures in the event of an employees arrest. Now, an internal ...More >>
    The city of Panama City is implementing some policy changes for its employees; including a new social media policy. Acting City Manager Jeff Brown brought the issue before the commissioners at Tuesday's commission meeting.There were multiple considerations for the board to address; the social media policy and others concerning sick leave-family policies and reasons for discharge or disciplinary action.The city is laying out new procedures in the event of an employees arrest. Now, an internal ...More >>
  • Deputies Searching for Missing Freeport Teenager

    Deputies Searching for Missing Freeport Teenager

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:39:26 GMT
    The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Johnny Kirk, 15, of Freeport, FL. Kirk was last seen by his mother boarding a school bus around 6 am on April 16th. Kirk is 5’1, weighs 106 lbs and has blonde hair and blue eyes. Kirk was last seen wearing a Freeport High School t-shirt, blue jeans, a black jacket and blue/white tennis shoes.Anyone with information on Johnny Kirk is asked to please contact Investigator Rome Garrett at the Walton County Sheriff’s Office at 850.892.8111.===In...More >>
    The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Johnny Kirk, 15, of Freeport, FL. Kirk was last seen by his mother boarding a school bus around 6 am on April 16th. Kirk is 5’1, weighs 106 lbs and has blonde hair and blue eyes. Kirk was last seen wearing a Freeport High School t-shirt, blue jeans, a black jacket and blue/white tennis shoes.Anyone with information on Johnny Kirk is asked to please contact Investigator Rome Garrett at the Walton County Sheriff’s Office at 850.892.8111.===In...More >>
  • Itameri Wins Raymond James Freedom Scholarship

    Itameri Wins Raymond James Freedom Scholarship

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:06 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:06:27 GMT
    Arnold high school senior Elena Itameri has been named the winner of the Raymond James Associates Economic Freedom Scholarship which will provide $500 for college expenses during her freshman year in college.Itameri competed in an essay contest that was open to other seniors throughout Bay County. The contest required students to discuss the relationship between developing personal economic responsibility and creating a strong, diverse national economy. “It is important for young people t...More >>
    Arnold high school senior Elena Itameri has been named the winner of the Raymond James Associates Economic Freedom Scholarship which will provide $500 for college expenses during her freshman year in college.Itameri competed in an essay contest that was open to other seniors throughout Bay County. The contest required students to discuss the relationship between developing personal economic responsibility and creating a strong, diverse national economy. “It is important for young people t...More >>
  • Updated Road Closures For Panhandle Area

    Updated Road Closures For Panhandle Area

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:29 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:29:50 GMT
    Here is a list of updated road closures for area counties. Washington County Ledger Road - Entire Road - Closed Farrell Nelson Road - Entire Road - Closed Mary Acres Road - From Campbellton HighwayMore >>
    Here is a list of updated road closures for area countiesMore >>
  • Walton County Teacher of the Year Recognized by Gov. Rick Scott

    Walton County Teacher of the Year Recognized by Gov. Rick Scott

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:41 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:41:29 GMT
    Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized three outstanding educators for their contributions to learning with the Governor’s Shine Awards. The Shine Award is presented to Florida educators who have impacted the lives of students through the classroom. The teachers who were recognized during the Florida Cabinet meeting were recently named District Teachers of the Year for their respective counties. Governor Scott said, “These three county Teachers of the...More >>
    Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized three outstanding educators for their contributions to learning with the Governor’s Shine Awards. The Shine Award is presented to Florida educators who have impacted the lives of students through the classroom. The teachers who were recognized during the Florida Cabinet meeting were recently named District Teachers of the Year for their respective counties. Governor Scott said, “These three county Teachers of the...More >>
  • Hamm Awarded O'Neal Family Scholarship

    Hamm Awarded O'Neal Family Scholarship

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:18 AM EDT2014-04-22 14:18:36 GMT
    George P. Hamm, a senior at Bay High School, has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the O’Neal Family Math/Science Scholarship.Hamm will receive $500 to assist with expenses when he enters college this fall. Hamm expects to pursue a bachelor’s degree in physics and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering.Hamm is ranked first in his class at Bay High School.A well-rounded student, he has earned varsity letters in swimming as well as numerous academic honors and has documented almost 1...More >>
    George P. Hamm, a senior at Bay High School, has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the O’Neal Family Math/Science Scholarship.Hamm will receive $500 to assist with expenses when he enters college this fall. Hamm expects to pursue a bachelor’s degree in physics and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering.Hamm is ranked first in his class at Bay High School.A well-rounded student, he has earned varsity letters in swimming as well as numerous academic honors and has documented almost 1...More >>
  • Hicks Awarded Drew MacLean Memorial Scholarship

    Hicks Awarded Drew MacLean Memorial Scholarship

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:14 AM EDT2014-04-22 14:14:32 GMT
    The MacLean Family, Hatch Mott McDonald and the Bay Education Foundation proudly announce that Shannon Hicks, a Mosley High School student, is the 2014 Drew MacLean Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by Hatch Mott MacDonald. This scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating senior who plans to major in engineering at a Florida university. “The family looks for a student who has Drew’s strengths, “said Janet Kessler, Bay Education Foundation contact for this program. “They look for good gra...More >>
    The MacLean Family, Hatch Mott McDonald and the Bay Education Foundation proudly announce that Shannon Hicks, a Mosley High School student, is the 2014 Drew MacLean Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by Hatch Mott MacDonald. This scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating senior who plans to major in engineering at a Florida university. “The family looks for a student who has Drew’s strengths, “said Janet Kessler, Bay Education Foundation contact for this program. “They look for good gra...More >>
  • Teachers in Walton County Choose Impasse Over Agreement

    Teachers in Walton County Choose Impasse Over Agreement

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-04-22 02:45:59 GMT
    Teachers in Walton County are still at impasse with the School District in negotiations over teacher salaries. Monday night, the District called the teachers union back to the table for one last shot at coming to an agreement.More >>
    Teachers in Walton County are still at impasse with the School District in negotiations over teacher salaries. Monday night, the District called the teachers union back to the table for one last shot at coming to an agreement.More >>
  • The Wheel Lands on Lexus Raynez Rouhlac

    The Wheel Lands on Lexus Raynez Rouhlac

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-04-22 02:00:07 GMT
    Lexus Raynez Roulhac is 21 years old. He is 6'5", with black hair and brown eyes he is wanted for sale of cocaine. Law Enforcement says during the hours of the narcotics investigation, Roulhac was found to have sold crack cocaine to an individual. A warrant was issued for the arrest of Lexus Roulhac. His current whereabouts are unknown. If you know where he is now, call Crimestoppers at 785-Tips or Crimestoppers of Washington County at 638-Tips.More >>
    Lexus Raynez Roulhac is 21 years old. He is 6'5", with black hair and brown eyes he is wanted for sale of cocaine. Law Enforcement says during the hours of the narcotics investigation, Roulhac was found to have sold crack cocaine to an individual. A warrant was issued for the arrest of Lexus Roulhac. His current whereabouts are unknown. If you know where he is now, call Crimestoppers at 785-Tips or Crimestoppers of Washington County at 638-Tips.More >>
  • Jury Selected for Panhandle Bankers Federal Case

    Jury Selected for Panhandle Bankers Federal Case

    Jury Selected for Panhandle Bankers Federal Case

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:52 PM EDT2014-04-21 23:52:02 GMT
    Jury selection for the United States Government versus Terry Dubose, Frank Banker and Elwood West started at 8:30 this Monday morning at the US District Court in Panama City. The federal trial involves allegations of fraud with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Judge Richard Smoak entered the courtroom at 11:30, when jury selection got under way. The case brought in 51 potential jurors and at 5:15 in the evening that pool was officially trimmed to 14. The jury is comprised of 9 women...More >>
    Jury selection for the United States Government versus Terry Dubose, Frank Banker and Elwood West started at 8:30 this Monday morning at the US District Court in Panama City. The federal trial involves allegations of fraud with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Judge Richard Smoak entered the courtroom at 11:30, when jury selection got under way. The case brought in 51 potential jurors and at 5:15 in the evening that pool was officially trimmed to 14. The jury is comprised of 9 women...More >>
  • Man Charged with Armed Robbery of Family Dollar

    Man Charged with Armed Robbery of Family Dollar

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-04-21 22:10:37 GMT
    Panama City Police Department 1209 E. 15th Street Panama City, FL 32405 (850) 872-3100 (office)The Panama City Police Department announces the arrest of Michael Lee Harris, 52 years ofage, of Panama City, Florida. Harris is charged with armed robbery.On April 16, 2014, PanamaCity Police officers responded to a robbery at the Family Dollar located at 297 W. 15th Street. Aninvestigation revealed that Harris entered the store and brandished a pocket knife and demandedmoney from the store clerk. ...More >>
    Panama City Police Department 1209 E. 15th Street Panama City, FL 32405 (850) 872-3100 (office)The Panama City Police Department announces the arrest of Michael Lee Harris, 52 years ofage, of Panama City, Florida. Harris is charged with armed robbery.On April 16, 2014, PanamaCity Police officers responded to a robbery at the Family Dollar located at 297 W. 15th Street. Aninvestigation revealed that Harris entered the store and brandished a pocket knife and demandedmoney from the store clerk. ...More >>
  • Remaining Jets Arrive at Tyndall Air Force Base

    Remaining Jets Arrive at Tyndall Air Force Base

    Remaining Jets Arrive at Tyndall Air Force Base

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:46:43 GMT
     The last of the remaining incoming raptors have arrived at Tyndall Air Force Base from New Mexico, making the final count 24 jets on the tarmac. The base now holds the designation as the largest fleet of F-22's in the world.

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  • Altha Woman Dies After Falling Out of Vehicle

    Altha Woman Dies After Falling Out of Vehicle

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:33:49 GMT
    The Calhoun County Sheriffs Office is investigating a traffic related death that occurred on Sunday, April 20, 2014 on NW CR 274.The deceased is 53 year old Fe Smiley of Altha, Florida.More >>
    The Calhoun County Sheriffs Office is investigating a traffic related death that occurred on Sunday, April 20, 2014 on NW CR 274.The deceased is 53 year old Fe Smiley of Altha, Florida.More >>
  • Boil Water Notice Issued for Treasure Bay Area

    Boil Water Notice Issued for Treasure Bay Area

    Monday, April 21 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-04-21 20:50:15 GMT
    Notice to all customers North of Treasure Bay including Simmons Bayou and Jones Homestead Your water service was interrupted on Monday April 21, 2014 to repair a leaking water main.When the service was restored we have issued a Precautionary Boil water notice. You are advised to bring water to a rolling boil for 1 full minute prior to using for drinking, cooking, or brushing teeth or use bottled water until further notice. The water will be field tested immediately after the repair is c...More >>
    Notice to all customers North of Treasure Bay including Simmons Bayou and Jones Homestead Your water service was interrupted on Monday April 21, 2014 to repair a leaking water main.When the service was restored we have issued a Precautionary Boil water notice. You are advised to bring water to a rolling boil for 1 full minute prior to using for drinking, cooking, or brushing teeth or use bottled water until further notice. The water will be field tested immediately after the repair is c...More >>
  • Zooworld Holds Easter Egg Hunt

    Zooworld Holds Easter Egg Hunt

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:06 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:06:44 GMT
    Thousands of children from around Bay County spent Saturday hunting Easter eggsand today was no different.But at Zoo World in Panama City Beach, kids spent this morning looking for a much different kind of egg. From bearded dragon eggs to bird eggs to even Burmese python eggs,today was about the colored varieties. For the last 8 years Zoo World in Panama City Beach has welcomed families in for it's annual Easter egg hunt. Over 1,500 eggs along with toys were spread through out the park for...More >>
    Thousands of children from around Bay County spent Saturday hunting Easter eggsand today was no different.But at Zoo World in Panama City Beach, kids spent this morning looking for a much different kind of egg. From bearded dragon eggs to bird eggs to even Burmese python eggs,today was about the colored varieties. For the last 8 years Zoo World in Panama City Beach has welcomed families in for it's annual Easter egg hunt. Over 1,500 eggs along with toys were spread through out the park for...More >>
  • Easter Service at Worship on the Water

    Easter Service at Worship on the Water

    Monday, April 21 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-04-21 16:52:21 GMT
    There was no dress code required for a very special church service this morning,and that's because Easter Sunday at Woodlawn Methodist Church celebrates with a service on the worlds most beautiful beaches. While many headed out to Easter services inside this morning,locals and tourists alike hit the back deck at Sharky's Beach Front Restaurant for their Sunday service,wearing flip flops, shortsand even short sleeves. All came for the same reason though, and that was for worship and praise. ...More >>
    There was no dress code required for a very special church service this morning,and that's because Easter Sunday at Woodlawn Methodist Church celebrates with a service on the worlds most beautiful beaches. While many headed out to Easter services inside this morning,locals and tourists alike hit the back deck at Sharky's Beach Front Restaurant for their Sunday service,wearing flip flops, shortsand even short sleeves. All came for the same reason though, and that was for worship and praise. ...More >>
  • Helicopter Drops Easter Eggs for Children

    Helicopter Drops Easter Eggs for Children

    Monday, April 21 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-04-21 16:42:46 GMT
    The sky is the limit for a church in Panama City this Easter. This year they took the art of Easter egg hunts to a whole new level.About 500 children at Bear Creek Assembly of God Church eagerly await their Easter surprise. A helicopter dropping more than 5,000 eggs swooped in giving the children a hunt they won't soon forget. Once they hit the ground it was game on, the kids wasting no time searching them out and Pastor Tony Teas says it makes him happy to see the surprise and smile on all...More >>
    The sky is the limit for a church in Panama City this Easter. This year they took the art of Easter egg hunts to a whole new level.About 500 children at Bear Creek Assembly of God Church eagerly await their Easter surprise. A helicopter dropping more than 5,000 eggs swooped in giving the children a hunt they won't soon forget. Once they hit the ground it was game on, the kids wasting no time searching them out and Pastor Tony Teas says it makes him happy to see the surprise and smile on all...More >>
  • Thousands Attend Area Easter Egg Hunts

    Thousands Attend Area Easter Egg Hunts

    Monday, April 21 2014 12:27 PM EDT2014-04-21 16:27:33 GMT
    Thousands of children participated in Easter Egg hunts throughout the county on Saturday. Here is a look at the highlights of those hunts.More >>
    Thousands of children participated in Easter Egg hunts throughout the county on Saturday. Here is a look at the highlights of those hunts.More >>
  • Teams Compete in Robotics Competition

    Teams Compete in Robotics Competition

    Monday, April 21 2014 12:23 PM EDT2014-04-21 16:23:26 GMT
    The new Advanced Technology Center at Gulf Coast State College welcomed in students from around the southeast today.The schools went head to head in a robotics competition. This event is part of the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematic or STEM program.Robots were the focal as student from Pensacola to Orlando came to town to build a robot and run it thought an urban maze. This all part of the mini-urban challenge high school robotics competition. Nearly 100 students making up 9 team...More >>
    The new Advanced Technology Center at Gulf Coast State College welcomed in students from around the southeast today.The schools went head to head in a robotics competition. This event is part of the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematic or STEM program.Robots were the focal as student from Pensacola to Orlando came to town to build a robot and run it thought an urban maze. This all part of the mini-urban challenge high school robotics competition. Nearly 100 students making up 9 team...More >>
  • Rabbit Race Raises Funds for Junior League

    Rabbit Race Raises Funds for Junior League

    Monday, April 21 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-04-21 16:09:10 GMT
    While the rain and chilly weather didn't stop the walk across panama city it also didn't stop runners from coming out to this years run for the bunny. A little over 400 H.G. Harder's Park in the 5th annual Rabbit Race 5k and Half-Mile Bunny Hop. This is a culmination of The Junior League program "Girls On The Run" for girls from elementary school to middle school and today's race was there chance to show their stuff. Race director Heather Kretzer says seeing the girls finish the race makes a...More >>
    While the rain and chilly weather didn't stop the walk across panama city it also didn't stop runners from coming out to this years run for the bunny. A little over 400 H.G. Harder's Park in the 5th annual Rabbit Race 5k and Half-Mile Bunny Hop. This is a culmination of The Junior League program "Girls On The Run" for girls from elementary school to middle school and today's race was there chance to show their stuff. Race director Heather Kretzer says seeing the girls finish the race makes a...More >>
  • Governor Scott Announces $2.1 Million Grant for Apalachicola Bay Assistance

    Governor Scott Announces $2.1 Million Grant for Apalachicola Bay Assistance

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:57 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:57:27 GMT
    Governor Rick Scott announced the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) received a $2.1 million supplemental National Emergency Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor (US DOL) to provide training and other re-employment services to approximately 94 oystermen to prepare for careers in other industries. Workers eligible for these services must have participated in the temporary jobs component of this emergency grant, which was provided in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Debby in Ju...More >>
    Governor Rick Scott announced the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) received a $2.1 million supplemental National Emergency Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor (US DOL) to provide training and other re-employment services to approximately 94 oystermen to prepare for careers in other industries. Workers eligible for these services must have participated in the temporary jobs component of this emergency grant, which was provided in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Debby in Ju...More >>
  • Shellfish Harvest Areas Closed

    Shellfish Harvest Areas Closed

    Monday, April 21 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-04-21 13:33:42 GMT
    The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is temporarily closing the following shellfish area for the harvest of oysters, clams and mussels. In this context, shellfish does not include scallops, shrimp or crabs.#1212 East Bay Section 1 Shellfish Harvest Area - Bay#0822 West Bay Shellfish Harvest Area - Bay The closure is based on a change in conditions specifically required under the management plan. Water samples will continue to be collected and analyzed for the area until...More >>
    The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is temporarily closing the following shellfish area for the harvest of oysters, clams and mussels. In this context, shellfish does not include scallops, shrimp or crabs.#1212 East Bay Section 1 Shellfish Harvest Area - Bay#0822 West Bay Shellfish Harvest Area - Bay The closure is based on a change in conditions specifically required under the management plan. Water samples will continue to be collected and analyzed for the area until...More >>
  • Flooding in South Walton Neighborhood is a Problem

    Flooding in South Walton Neighborhood is a Problem

    Sunday, April 20 2014 11:07 PM EDT2014-04-21 03:07:23 GMT
    Nearly 24 hours of constant rain can cause flooding in most any area....but a neighborhood in Walton County says a re-occurring flooding problem in their community is just getting worse and worse. More >>
    Nearly 24 hours of constant rain can cause flooding in most any area....but a neighborhood in Walton County says a re-occurring flooding problem in their community is just getting worse and worse. More >>
  • Washington County Man Found Dead Behind His Farmhouse

    Washington County Man Found Dead Behind His Farmhouse

    Washington County Man Found Dead Behind His Farmhouse

    Sunday, April 20 2014 10:02 PM EDT2014-04-21 02:02:37 GMT
    A man is found dead behind his family's farmhouse in Washington County Sunday. Authorities say they received a phone call around 1:30 Sunday morning from the Alabama Bureau of Investigations advising that a vehicle involved in a shooting of an Alabama State Trooper was owned by a resident of Washington County. Sheriff's office deputies were immediately dispatched to the home on Dauphin Road to check on the registered vehicle owner and that's where they found the body of 66-year-old James Shor...More >>
    A man is found dead behind his family's farmhouse in Washington County Sunday. Authorities say they received a phone call around 1:30 Sunday morning from the Alabama Bureau of Investigations advising that a vehicle involved in a shooting of an Alabama State Trooper was owned by a resident of Washington County. Sheriff's office deputies were immediately dispatched to the home on Dauphin Road to check on the registered vehicle owner and that's where they found the body of 66-year-old James Shor...More >>
  • Woman Arrested After Police Standoff in Lynn Haven

    Woman Arrested After Police Standoff in Lynn Haven

    Woman Arrested After Police Standoff in Lynn Haven

    Saturday, April 19 2014 8:04 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:04:34 GMT
    A woman is behind bars after a domestic dispute leads to a police standoff in Lynn Haven this morning off of Acme Lane... Bay County Sheriff's Office and Lynn Haven Police Department were on scene around 8 o'clock Saturday morning.Police say a domestic dispute between two woman turned violent when one of them pulled out a weapon and assaulted the other. The injured woman escaped, but that's when authorities say 26-year-old Adrienne Zeaiter refused to leave the house keeping herself locked ins...More >>
    A woman is behind bars after a domestic dispute leads to a police standoff in Lynn Haven this morning off of Acme Lane... Bay County Sheriff's Office and Lynn Haven Police Department were on scene around 8 o'clock Saturday morning.Police say a domestic dispute between two woman turned violent when one of them pulled out a weapon and assaulted the other. The injured woman escaped, but that's when authorities say 26-year-old Adrienne Zeaiter refused to leave the house keeping herself locked ins...More >>
  • A Statewide Movement To End Child Abuse Makes Stop In Panama City

    A Statewide Movement To End Child Abuse Makes Stop In Panama City

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:31:13 GMT
    1 in 3 girls and 1 in 5 boys in the United States are likely to be abused before their 18th birthday. With that statistic in mind, Lauren Book, a child abuse survivor and advocate is raising her voice to help give others like her the power to overcome the hurt. Lauren made a stop in Panama City as part of a statewide movement. She and hundreds of other walked 6 miles starting and ending at the Children’s Advocacy Center on 11th street. Five years ago, Lauren Book started a mission to help r...More >>
    1 in 3 girls and 1 in 5 boys in the United States are likely to be abused before their 18th birthday. With that statistic in mind, Lauren Book, a child abuse survivor and advocate is raising her voice to help give others like her the power to overcome the hurt. Lauren made a stop in Panama City as part of a statewide movement. She and hundreds of other walked 6 miles starting and ending at the Children’s Advocacy Center on 11th street. Five years ago, Lauren Book started a mission to help r...More >>
  • Miracle Strip Park Re-Opens at Pier Park

    Miracle Strip Park Re-Opens at Pier Park

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:30:37 GMT
    A long standing family tradition here in Bay County is again up and running, in a new location. Miracle Strip Park had it's grand re-opening earlier Saturday and a line of anxious adrenaline seekers waited for the gates to open. The amusement park originally moved to Pier Park in 2009, but opened in it's new location Saturday and people are just happy the fun is back. More >>
    A long standing family tradition here in Bay County is again up and running, in a new location. Miracle Strip Park had it's grand re-opening earlier Saturday and a line of anxious adrenaline seekers waited for the gates to open. The amusement park originally moved to Pier Park in 2009, but opened in it's new location Saturday and people are just happy the fun is back. More >>
  • Local State of Emergency

    Local State of Emergency

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-04-18 23:44:07 GMT
    Jackson and Washington counties have declared a local state of emergency. This comes after a week of flooding throughout the panhandle. Monday both counties received 3-4 inches of rain and Friday's rainMore >>
    Jackson and Washington counties have declared a local state of emergency. This comes after a week of flooding throughout the panhandle. Monday both counties received 3-4 inches of rain and Friday's rain hasn't helped. Blue Lake in Washington County is one area of major concern, it sits right next to State Road 77 and now crews are working around the clock to keep levels down.More >>
  • Choctawhatchee River Flooding is No Stranger to Residents in Bruce

    Choctawhatchee River Flooding is No Stranger to Residents in Bruce

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-04-18 23:31:27 GMT
    The Choctawhatchee River has a history of flooding, most notably in 1994, when flood waters reached a record high. Now, residents in Bruce are no strangers to the event. The water is very high with manyMore >>
    The Choctawhatchee River has a history of flooding, most notably in 1994, when flood waters reached a record high. Now, residents in Bruce are no strangers to the event. More >>
  • Magic Broadcasting II Unveils New Radio Station

    Magic Broadcasting II Unveils New Radio Station

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-04-18 19:40:07 GMT
    It is time to "Get Your Groove On" with a brand new radio station in Panama City. Magic Broadcasting II unveiled its new station, "Groove 100.1 – Feel Good Old School." The team at Magic BroadcastingMore >>
    It is time to "Get Your Groove On" with a brand new radio station in Panama City. Magic Broadcasting II unveiled its new station, "Groove 100.1 – Feel Good Old School."More >>
  • Easter Feast on A Budget

    Easter Feast on A Budget

    Friday, April 18 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-04-18 18:09:44 GMT
    With Easter just around the corner, we wanted to show you how to prepare that Sunday family feast on a budget. Vonda Gainer, the "Qpon Qween" and Kathie Riley from My Best Friend's Kitchen teamed upMore >>
    With Easter just around the corner, we wanted to show you how to prepare that Sunday family feast on a budget. More >>
  • Man Charged with Molesting Victims Under Age of 12

    Man Charged with Molesting Victims Under Age of 12

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:56 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:56:23 GMT
    The Bay County Sheriff's Office arrested David Hale, age 40, of 1414 Park Lane, Panama City, yesterday April 16, 2014, after an investigation was done on allegations Hale molested three victims less thanMore >>
    The Bay County Sheriff's Office arrested David Hale, age 40, of 1414 Park Lane, Panama City, yesterday April 16, 2014, after an investigation was done on allegations Hale molested three victims less thanMore >>
  • Man Charged After Shooting Incident

    Man Charged After Shooting Incident

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:54:43 GMT
    A Bay County man is charged after a shooting incident late Thursday evening. According to the Bay County Sheriff's Office, Michael Oloughlin was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, shootingMore >>
    A Bay County man is charged after a shooting incident late Thursday evening.More >>
  • Notice Issued for Sewage Discharge in Robinson Bayou

    Notice Issued for Sewage Discharge in Robinson Bayou

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-04-18 13:54:41 GMT
    Due to a sewer line blockage, approximately 2000 gallons of untreated sewage overflowed into a storm drain in the 2400 block of Charco Drive in Panama City. The storm drain empties into Robinson Bayou. SewageMore >>
    Due to a sewer line blockage, approximately 2000 gallons of untreated sewage overflowed into a storm drain in the 2400 block of Charco Drive in Panama City. The storm drain empties into Robinson Bayou.More >>
  • Washington County Declares Local State Emergency for Flooding

    Washington County Declares Local State Emergency for Flooding

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:41 AM EDT2014-04-18 13:41:19 GMT
    Washington County has declared a Local State of Emergency effective at 6AM on Friday, April 18th. We urge drivers to use caution when traveling on county roads, particularly dirt roads. Heavy rains haveMore >>
    Washington County has declared a Local State of Emergency effective at 6AM on Friday, April 18th. We urge drivers to use caution when traveling on county roads, particularly dirt roads. Heavy rains haveMore >>
  • Lynn Haven Library Celebrates Donation

    Lynn Haven Library Celebrates Donation

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:08 AM EDT2014-04-18 04:08:17 GMT
    A new room and an upgrade for the library is cause for celebration in the city of Lynn Haven. Four years ago, the library was given 50,000, and over that time it has worked hard to make sure to put thatMore >>
    A new room and an upgrade for the library is cause for celebration in the city of Lynn Haven. Four years ago, the library was given 50,000, and over that time it has worked hard to make sure to put thatMore >>
  • Update: Attempted Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

    Update: Attempted Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:57 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:57:00 GMT
    The Panama City Police Department is investigating an attempted robbery that occurred on April 17, 2014, at Innovations Federal Credit Union located at 625 Jenks Avenue. At approximately 12:45 PM, a whiteMore >>
    The Panama City Police Department announces the arrest of William Earl Riley, 39 years of age, of Parker, Florida.More >>
  • Flooding Concerns On the Rise

    Flooding Concerns On the Rise

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:32 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:32:56 GMT
    Flooding issues continue across parts the Panhandle as heavy rains have plagued the area off and on over the last few weeks. Most rivers have been slowly falling since about Monday afternoon, but heavyMore >>
    Flooding issues continue across parts the Panhandle as heavy rains have plagued the area off and on over the last few weeks. Most rivers have been slowly falling since about Monday afternoon, but heavyMore >>
  • Panama City TDC Planning Committee Discusses Bed Tax

    Panama City TDC Planning Committee Discusses Bed Tax

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:26 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:26:04 GMT
    The Panama City Tourist Development Council Planning Committee is looking at ways to spend bed tax dollars. It is estimated that 2.6 million dollars will be raised over the next 2 years. A state statuteMore >>
    The Panama City Tourist Development Council Planning Committee is looking at ways to spend bed tax dollars. It is estimated that 2.6 million dollars will be raised over the next 2 years. A state statuteMore >>
  • Early Voting Ends Soon

    Early Voting Ends Soon

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:04 PM EDT2014-04-18 01:04:05 GMT
    Early Voting Ends tomorrow Friday, April 18th at the Supervisor of Elections Office located at 830 W. 11th Street in Panama City. Hours are from 8:00 am through 5:00 pm. Cities having elections thisMore >>
    Early Voting Ends tomorrow Friday, April 18th at the Supervisor of Elections Office located at 830 W. 11th Street in Panama City. Hours are from 8:00 am through 5:00 pm. Cities having elections thisMore >>
  • Springfield Commissioners Looking To Cut Their Own Salaries

    Springfield Commissioners Looking To Cut Their Own Salaries

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:03 PM EDT2014-04-18 00:03:35 GMT
    Springfield commissioners held the second of three city workshops today to talk about how to recover their suffering budget. Commissioners are willing to cut their own salaries, but they are also movingMore >>
    Springfield commissioners held the second of three city workshops today to talk about how to recover their suffering budget. Commissioners are willing to cut their own salaries, but they are also movingMore >>
  • Jackson County Dines Out For Molli Redmon

    Jackson County Dines Out For Molli Redmon

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:00 PM EDT2014-04-18 00:00:29 GMT
    This week a handful of Jackson County restaurants are opening their hearts and doors to the community for Dine Out for Kids. By eating out this week at certain restaurants you are helping a family withMore >>
    This week a handful of Jackson County restaurants are opening their hearts and doors to the community for Dine Out for Kids. By eating out this week at certain restaurants you are helping a family with a large medical burden.More >>
  • Bay District School Board Meets for Round Table Discussion

    Bay District Schools Meets for First Round Table Discussion

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:48:25 GMT
    The proposal to open an alternative school in Panama City Beach was the big topic at Bay District School Board's Round Table Discussion. Board Members held the casual style meeting Thursday afternoon toMore >>
    The proposal to open an alternative school in Panama City Beach was the big topic at Bay District School Board's Round Table Discussion. Board Members held the casual style meeting Thursday afternoon to further discuss the issues they face this school year.More >>
  • Mosley High School Celebrates Achievement with Carnival

    Mosley High School Celebrates Achievement with Carnival

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:47:02 GMT
    FCAT Testing has been the sole focus for many educators and students in Bay County this week. However, one high school took a little time off from the books to celebrate it's achievements last year. MosleyMore >>
    On Thursday afternoon, the Student Government Association threw an "A-School Celebration" for the school's 1,700 students.More >>
  • Bay Districts School Leaders Inspired by Nashville Organization

    Bay Districts School Leaders Inspired by Nashville Organization

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:45 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:45:59 GMT
    Bay District School Leaders are looking to partner with community members to create a lasting impact on our young students and their futures. Superintendent Bill Husfelt invited leaders from our cityMore >>
    Sydney Rogers, of Nashville Tennessee, was the guest speaker. Rogers founded Alignment Nashville, an organization which helped the Nashville Metro School System improve from a failing system to a model example.More >>
  • Motorcycle Accident on 15th Street Sends One to the Hospital

    Motorcycle Accident on 15th Street Sends One to the Hospital

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:17:34 GMT
    A motorcyclist is transported to the hospital after an accident on 15th Street. The motorcyclist was eastbound on 15th when a silver vehicle pulled out of a business and into the path of the driver. Sgt.More >>
    A motorcyclist is transported to the hospital after an accident on 15th Street. The motorcyclist was Eastbound on 15th when a silver vehicle pulled out of a business and into the path of the driver.More >>
  • Modern Medicine: Colon Cancer Screening

    Modern Medicine: Colon Cancer Screening

    Thursday, April 17 2014 1:23 PM EDT2014-04-17 17:23:05 GMT
    Statistics show one in 20 people will be diagnosed with colon cancer. There are things you can do to help detect it early, such as having a screening test. Symptoms such as rectal bleeding, changes inMore >>
    Colon cancer may not have symptoms.  That's why screening tests are so important.More >>
  • Speed Limit Changing on State Road 71 in Calhoun County

    Speed Limit Changing on State Road 71 in Calhoun County

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:14:31 GMT
    Based on the results of a recent speed study, the Florida Department of Transportation will increase the speed limit from 55 MPH to 60 MPH on State Road 71 in Calhoun County Thursday, April 24. New signsMore >>
    Based on the results of a recent speed study, the Florida Department of Transportation will increase the speed limit from 55 MPH to 60 MPH on State Road 71 in Calhoun County Thursday, April 24. New signsMore >>
  • Bay Education Foundation Awards Tuition Assistance Scholarships

    Bay Education Foundation Awards Tuition Assistance Scholarships

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:11:07 GMT
    The Bay Education Foundation is proud to announce the award of Employee Tuition Assistance Scholarships for the Fall 2014 semester to the following Bay District Schools employees. semester. The FoundationMore >>
    The Bay Education Foundation is proud to announce the award of Employee Tuition Assistance Scholarships for the Fall 2014 semester to the following Bay District Schools employees. semester. The FoundationMore >>
  • PCB Dolphins To Offer Free Cheer & Football Camps

    PCB Dolphins To Offer Free Cheer & Football Camps

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-04-17 15:55:08 GMT
    It's not football season yet, but for the Panama City Beach Dolphins, it's already time to start hitting the gridiron. The team will host a couple of free camps for kids ages 5 through twelve. FootballMore >>
    For one area youth football team, it's already time to start hitting the gridiron. They're offering free football and cheer camps before the season begins in the Fall. More >>
  • Motorcycle Accident in Lynn Haven Sends One to Hospital

    Motorcycle Accident in Lynn Haven Sends One to Hospital

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:47 AM EDT2014-04-17 13:47:58 GMT
    The driver of a motorcycle was rushed to the hospital Wednesday night after an accident on Highway 390 in Lynn Haven. The motorcycle and red pick-up truck collided near the parking lot entrance of theMore >>
    A motorcycle and red pick-up truck collided near the parking lot entrance of the Tropical Smoothie Café just after 8:00 p.m.More >>
  • Police Search For Armed Robbery Suspect

    Police Search For Armed Robbery Suspect

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:41:53 GMT
    Authorities are currently investigating an armed robbery at a popular store in Panama City happening just over an hour ago. Police are asking for the publics help to identify the suspect Police sayMore >>
    Authorities are currently investigating an armed robbery at a popular store in Panama City happening just over an hour ago. Police are asking for the publics help to identify the suspect Police sayMore >>
  • Lightning Safety: When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!

    Lightning Safety: When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:14:57 GMT
    Lightning strikes about 25 million times every year in the United States. It's a very interesting weather phenomenon, but one that can be potentially deadly as well. In the updraft of a thunderstorm,More >>
    Lightning strikes about 25 million times every year in the United States. It's a very interesting weather phenomenon, but one that can be potentially deadly as well. In the updraft of a thunderstorm,More >>
  • Callaway Man Arrested After Officers Serve Search Warrant

    Callaway Man Arrested After Officers Serve Search Warrant

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-04-17 01:34:23 GMT
    The Bay County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant on a residence on Winona Street in Callaway this morning. One arrest has been made. A complaint of a stolen lawnmower and trailer was made to theMore >>
    The Bay County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant on a residence on Winona Street in Callaway this morning. One arrest has been made. A complaint of a stolen lawnmower and trailer was made to theMore >>
  • A Home Run For Veterans

    A Home Run For Veterans

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 7:53 PM EDT2014-04-16 23:53:08 GMT
    Brave men and woman who fought for America's freedom many years ago had the chance to play America's favorite pastime. War veterans from World War II, Vietnam and Korea took to the baseball diamond atMore >>
    Brave men and woman who fought for America's freedom many years ago had the chance to play America's favorite pastime. War veterans from World War II, Vietnam and Korea took to the baseball diamond atMore >>
  • Vernon FFA Students Aid Sand Dune Restoration

    Vernon FFA Students Aid Sand Dune Restoration

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-04-16 23:48:42 GMT
    Vernon High School FFA students made their way to Mexico Beach this morning. While they were having fun in the sun they also worked hard to restore the shore's first line of defense, sand dunes. The organizationMore >>
    Vernon High School FFA students made their way to Mexico Beach this morning. While they were having fun in the sun they also worked hard to restore the shore's first line of defense, sand dunes.More >>
  • Candidates for Panama City Beach Council Seat Talk Spring Break

    Candidates for Panama City Beach Council Seat Talk Spring Break

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 7:15 PM EDT2014-04-16 23:15:07 GMT
    Skip Alford is hoping to oust incumbent Josie strange for the ward three council seat in Panama City Beach. Other than 12 referendums, it's the only one on the ballot for the city. Both Strange and AlfordMore >>
    The race for the Ward 3 council seat in Panama City Beach is the only one on the ballot for the city, but it's a race that's heating up amid the hot topic of Spring Break. More >>
  • Amazon to Start Collecting Sales Tax in Florida

    Amazon to Start Collecting Sales Tax in Florida

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-04-16 19:46:51 GMT
    Internet giant Amazon.com will start to collect sales taxes on purchases made by Floridians starting May 1. For Floridians who are supposed to pay the taxes but haven't, the announcement of Amazon'sMore >>
    Internet giant Amazon.com will start to collect sales taxes on purchases made by Floridians starting May 1. For Floridians who are supposed to pay the taxes but haven't, the announcement of Amazon'sMore >>
  • Red Snapper Fishing Season in State Waters Set

    Red Snapper Fishing Season in State Waters Set

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-04-16 19:28:07 GMT
    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) set the Gulf recreational red snapper season in state waters April 16 at a meeting near Tallahassee. The season will be a total of 52 days inMore >>
    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) set the Gulf recreational red snapper season in state waters April 16 at a meeting near Tallahassee. The season will be a total of 52 days inMore >>
  • UPDATE: Charges Filed in Stabbing Case

    UPDATE: Charges Filed in Stabbing Case

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:50:45 GMT
    Two people are sent to the hospital after a stabbing on Panama City Beach. Bay County Sheriff's Office deputies say it happened this afternoon at this business on Front Beach Road. When deputies arrivedMore >>
    UPDATE: The Bay County Sheriff's Office made an arrest yesterday evening in connection with the stabbing of Tyler Morgan Buckbee. Buckbee was stabbed by Mary May at about 4:30 yesterday, March 15, 2014.More >>
  • Father and Son Held on Weapons, Drug Charges

    Father and Son Held on Weapons, Drug Charges

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:16 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:16:00 GMT
    The Walton County Sheriff's Office, along with assistance from the ATF, arrested Larry Hall and Larry Hall Jr., both of 1060 Delaware Road, DeFuniak Springs, Tuesday, April 15th. A member of the Sheriff'sMore >>
    The Walton County Sheriff's Office, along with assistance from the ATF, arrested Larry Hall and Larry Hall Jr., both of 1060 Delaware Road, DeFuniak Springs, Tuesday, April 15th.More >>
  • What's Going Around - April 16th

    What's Going Around - April 16th

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:16 AM EDT2014-04-16 15:16:33 GMT
    Sinus infections are going around this week. Nurse Practitioner Christy Johnson from Bay Medical-Sacred Heart Family Medicine says, "A sinus infection is inflammation or swelling of your sinuses. WhenMore >>
    A sinus infection can make a person feel miserable. More >>
  • Jackson County Library Seals Time Capsule

    Jackson County Library Seals Time Capsule

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-04-16 14:51:22 GMT
    Community members gathered at the Jackson County Public Library to celebrate 'Viva Florida', which is the state's 500th birthday.. "As a part of that celebration the State of Florida gave each of theMore >>
    Community members gathered at the Jackson County Public Library to celebrate 'Viva Florida', which is the state's 500th birthday.. "As a part of that celebration the State of Florida gave each of theMore >>
  • Eight Arrested on Drug Charges in Gulf County

    Eight Arrested on Drug Charges in Gulf County

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-04-16 14:43:53 GMT
    The Gulf County Sheriff wastes no time taking drugs off the streets. Sheriff Mike Harrison says he arrested 29-year-old Ellery L. Dobbins, 24-year-old Blake C. Lincoln, 21-year-old Sidney L. Robbins,More >>
    The Gulf County Sheriff wastes no time taking drugs off the streets. Sheriff Mike Harrison says he arrested 29-year-old Ellery L. Dobbins, 24-year-old Blake C. Lincoln, 21-year-old Sidney L. Robbins,More >>
  • County Commission Votes to Fix Wastewater Treatment Plant

    County Commission Votes to Fix Wastewater Treatment Plant

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:08 AM EDT2014-04-16 14:08:32 GMT
    The corrosion at the sewage lift station in Callaway has been repaired. Now, Bay county moves forward to make sure it doesn't happen again. The county will look to the original service agreement to determineMore >>
    The corrosion at the sewage lift station in Callaway has been repaired. Now, Bay county moves forward to make sure it doesn't happen again. The county will look to the original service agreement to determineMore >>
  • Shellfish Harvesting Areas Closing

    Shellfish Harvesting Areas Closing

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-04-16 13:56:43 GMT
    The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is temporarily closing shellfish areas for the harvest of oysters, clams and mussels. In this context, shellfish does not include scallops,More >>
    The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is temporarily closing shellfish areas for the harvest of oysters, clams and mussels.More >>
  • Internship Marketplace a Win-Win for Businesses and Students

    Internship Marketplace a Win-Win for Businesses and Students

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:29 PM EDT2014-04-16 03:29:50 GMT
    As the school year begins to wind down, many college students are looking for an opportunity to gain additional experience this summer. The Bay County Chamber of Commerce is making it easier by connectingMore >>
    The Bay County Chamber of Commerce is making it easier by connecting businesses with students through its Internship Marketplace, a single website where employers can post opportunities and students can apply for them.More >>
  • Jackson County School Board Votes on Hoodie Ban

    Jackson County School Board Votes on Hoodie Ban

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:28 PM EDT2014-04-16 03:28:26 GMT
    The Jackson County School Board is working to fine tune the dress code for middle and high school students.For the past 28 days, board members have debated whether to make changes or not to next schoolMore >>
    The Jackson County School Board is working to fine tune the dress code for middle and high school students.For the past 28 days, board members have debated whether to make changes or not to next school years dress code.County principals were asked by the board if there were any issues with uniforms and current dress code, the main issue principals reported were "hoodie" style sweatshirts.More >>
  • Bay County League of Women Voters Hosts Mexico Beach Candidate Forum

    Bay County League of Women Voters Hosts Mexico Beach Candidate Forum

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-04-16 03:14:19 GMT
    Residents of Mexico Beach get to know some of the candidates for City Council. The Bay County League of Women Voters held a Candidate Forum at the Mexico Beach Civic Center on Tuesday night. Three ofMore >>
    Residents of Mexico Beach get to know some of the candidates for City Council. The Bay County League of Women Voters held a Candidate Forum at the Mexico Beach Civic Center on Tuesday night.More >>
  • County Commission Talks Spring Break Changes

    County Commission Talks Spring Break Changes

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 9:46 PM EDT2014-04-16 01:46:29 GMT
    In the last few weeks, Bay County residents have turned out in significant numbers for public meetings to speak their minds about spring break. Tuesday, the Bay County Commissioners expressed their supportMore >>
    In the last few weeks, Bay County residents have turned out in significant numbers for public meetings to speak their minds about spring break. Tuesday, the Bay County Commissioners expressed their supportMore >>
  • Officer Injured in DUI Wreck Returns to Work at PCBPD

    Officer Injured in DUI Wreck Returns to Work at PCBPD

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 7:21 PM EDT2014-04-15 23:21:23 GMT
    It was just another night of spring break. Duty called for Captain Ron Crowson who was working traffic at an accident at Back Beach and Hills Boulevard -- a job he didn't normally do. "We need EMS 10-18,"More >>
    Less than a month after being hit by a drunk driver on Back Beach Road, a tenured Panama City Beach Police officer is back at work.  The captain was working a traffic crash on March 23rd when the wrong-way driver hit him and another man.More >>
  • Community Agency Helps with Tight Budgets for Clothes and Other Items

    Community Agency Helps with Tight Budgets for Clothes and Other Items

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 7:15 PM EDT2014-04-15 23:15:13 GMT
    With income still tight for some families across the Panhandle, there is an agency that can help with clothes, furniture and other items. News 13 takes a look at those services and how to also help restockMore >>
    The Salvation Army is helping those facing lean budget times with clothes, furniture and food items.  News 13 Problem Solver has details.More >>
  • Rabid Raccoon Found in Jackson County

    Rabid Raccoon Found in Jackson County

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-04-15 21:14:49 GMT
    A raccoon received by the Jackson County Health Department has tested positive for rabies according to lab results recently received from the Department of Health Pensacola Branch Lab. The raccoon foughtMore >>
    A raccoon received by the Jackson County Health Department has tested positive for rabies according to lab results recently received from the Department of Health Pensacola Branch Lab. The raccoon foughtMore >>
  • Possible Hoodie Ban in Jackson County Middle and High Schools

    Possible Hoodie Ban in Jackson County Middle and High Schools

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-04-15 20:44:16 GMT
    Jackson County Schools are working to trim all distractions in the classroom by tailoring the dress code. The school board will vote Tuesday to eliminate one clothing item that's popular in all middleMore >>
    Jackson County Schools are working to trim all distractions in the classroom by tailoring the dress code. The school board will vote Tuesday to eliminate one clothing item that's popular in all middle and high school hallways, the hoodie. Principals from each school met with the school board to assess dress code issues.More >>
  • The Wheel Lands on Clayton Eugene Richards

    The Wheel Lands on Clayton Eugene Richards

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-04-15 20:42:54 GMT
    News 13, Crimestoppers and law enforcement work together to try and catch suspects who are on the run. Monday night the wheel landed on Clayton Eugene Richards. Richards is 41 years old, he is 5'10"More >>
    News 13, Crimestoppers and law enforcement work together to try and catch suspects who are on the run. Monday night the wheel landed on Clayton Eugene Richards. Richards is 41 years old, he is 5'10"More >>
  • Volunteers at Bay Medical Center Donate $80,000 to Local Clinic

    Volunteers at Bay Medical Center Donate $80,000 to Local Clinic

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 2:18 PM EDT2014-04-15 18:18:04 GMT
    This week is National Volunteer Week and one group of volunteers from Panama City continues to give back, even during their own app recitation luncheon. Tuesday, Bay Medical Center hosted a luncheonMore >>
    This week is National Volunteer Week and one group of volunteers from Panama City continues to give back, even during their own app recitation luncheon. More >>
  • Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Robbing Lottery Winner

    Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Robbing Lottery Winner

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 2:15 PM EDT2014-04-15 18:15:26 GMT
    Circuit Judge James Fensom sentenced Kelvin Jaquez Mack on Tuesday to 20 years in prison for his participation in an armed home invasion of a Florida Lottery winner. Mack, 27, of 6005 Wallace St., wasMore >>
    Circuit Judge James Fensom sentenced Kelvin Jaquez Mack on Tuesday to 20 years in prison for his participation in an armed home invasion of a Florida Lottery winner. Mack, 27, of 6005 Wallace St., wasMore >>
  • Fowhand Furniture Owner Turns 100 Years Old

    Fowhand Furniture Owner Turns 100 Years Old

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 2:02 PM EDT2014-04-15 18:02:41 GMT
    A century. That's what one well-known Panama City businessman is celebrating, his 100th birthday. Monday, Ellis Fowhand, owner of Fowhand Furniture, reached that milestone and spent most of it at hisMore >>
    A century. That's what one well-known Panama City businessman is celebrating, his 100th birthday. Monday, Ellis Fowhand, owner of Fowhand Furniture, reached that milestone.More >>
  • Income the Freebies on Tax Tuesday

    Income the Freebies on Tax Tuesday

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-04-15 17:19:28 GMT
    The tax deadline is nearing, but regardless of whether you've already filed or you're waiting until the last minute, area businesses are offering some deals in light of the tax deadline. Sonic will offerMore >>

    Regardless of whether you've already filed or are still holding onto those W-2's, area businesses are offering some deals in light of the tax deadline.More >>

  • Deadline to File Tax Return is Tuesday

    Deadline to File Tax Return is Tuesday

    Monday, April 14 2014 11:38 PM EDT2014-04-15 03:38:22 GMT
    It's that time again. April 15th, Tuesday, is the deadline to file your federal income tax return. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) estimates about 35 Million Americans will wait until the last day toMore >>
    April 15th, Tuesday, is the deadline to file your federal income tax return. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) estimates about 35 Million Americans will wait until the last day to complete their taxes.More >>
  • One on One with Don Arias

    One on One with Don Arias

    Monday, April 14 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-04-15 02:19:30 GMT
    It's been almost 13 years since the 9-11 terrorist attacks on our country. Most Americans pause on September 11th to honor those Americans lost that day, but one Bay County man remembers every day. DonMore >>
    It's been almost 13 years since the 9-11 terrorist attacks on our country. Most Americans pause on September 11th to honor those Americans lost that day, but one Bay County man remembers every day. DonMore >>
  • 350 Pound Black Bear Found in Tree in Saint Andrews Neighborhood

    350 Pound Black Bear Found in Tree in Saint Andrews Neighborhood

    Monday, April 14 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-04-14 23:35:39 GMT
    Residents in a Saint Andrews neighborhood had a visitor this morning that caused quite a commotion. A black bear high in a tree near Clay Avenue. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission told me theyMore >>
    Residents in a Saint Andrews neighborhood had a visitor this morning that caused quite a commotion. A black bear high in a tree near Clay Avenue. More >>
  • UPDATE: 75-year-old Panama City Man Beaten and Robbed, Police Searching for Suspect

    UPDATE: 75-year-old Panama City Man Beaten and Robbed, Police Searching for Suspect

    Monday, April 14 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-04-14 22:40:05 GMT
    A 75-year-old Panama City man is robbed and beaten in his own home. Now Panama City Police are asking for any information leading to the suspects capture. The incident happened last night at the homeMore >>
    A 75-year-old Panama City man is robbed and beaten in his own home. Now Panama City Police are asking for any information leading to the suspects capture. More >>
  • Man Charged with Having Sex with a Juvenile

    Man Charged with Having Sex with a Juvenile

    Monday, April 14 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-04-14 21:51:32 GMT
    The Bay County Sheriff's Office responded to a home in Youngstown on April 8, 2014. A woman wished to file a complaint against James Timothy Cooper. She told deputies she had reason to believe Cooper wasMore >>
    The Bay County Sheriff's Office responded to a home in Youngstown on April 8, 2014. A woman wished to file a complaint against James Timothy Cooper. She told deputies she had reason to believe Cooper wasMore >>
  • Man Charged with Threatening Taxi Driver After Stealing Gun

    Man Charged with Threatening Taxi Driver After Stealing Gun

    Monday, April 14 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-04-14 20:53:51 GMT
    The Bay County Sheriff's Office arrested a Panama City Beach man Sunday, April 13, who allegedly stole a firearm and then threatened a man with it a short time later. Deputies responded to a home in BayMore >>
    The Bay County Sheriff's Office arrested a Panama City Beach man Sunday, April 13, who allegedly stole a firearm and then threatened a man with it a short time later. Deputies responded to a home in BayMore >>
  • Sheriff's Office Searching for Counterfeit Suspect

    Sheriff's Office Searching for Counterfeit Suspect

    Monday, April 14 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-04-14 20:48:55 GMT
    The Bay County Sheriff's Office is investigating an incident involving counterfeit currency. A woman was captured on security video passing counterfeit bills. On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at about 8:00More >>
    The Bay County Sheriff's Office is investigating an incident involving counterfeit currency. A woman was captured on security video passing counterfeit bills. On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at about 8:00More >>
  • BCSO Warns of Gulf Power Scam

    BCSO Warns of Gulf Power Scam

    Monday, April 14 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-04-14 20:43:28 GMT
    The Bay County Sheriff's Office has received ten complaints from Bay County citizens this afternoon regarding a scam that originally hit our area in January of this year and has again today. The scamMore >>
    The Bay County Sheriff's Office has received ten complaints from Bay County citizens this afternoon regarding a scam that originally hit our area in January of this year and has again today. The scamMore >>
  • Morning Accident Slows Traffic at U.S. 231 and East Avenue

    Morning Accident Slows Traffic at U.S. 231 and East Avenue

    Monday, April 14 2014 11:35 AM EDT2014-04-14 15:35:59 GMT
    A morning traffic accident slowed traffic at the intersection of East Avenue and U.S. 231. First responders were working the scene of the accident. Motorists are urged to use caution in the area. NewsMore >>
    A morning traffic accident slowed traffic at the intersection of East Avenue and U.S. 231. First responders were working the scene of the accident. Motorists are urged to use caution in the area. NewsMore >>
  • Law Enforcement Officers Complete Executive Institute

    Law Enforcement Officers Complete Executive Institute

    Monday, April 14 2014 11:17 AM EDT2014-04-14 15:17:43 GMT
    The Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute announces the graduation today of 34 first-line supervisors from the Florida Leadership Academy. The graduates serve in leadership roles in criminal justiceMore >>
    The Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute announces the graduation today of 34 first-line supervisors from the Florida Leadership Academy. The graduates serve in leadership roles in criminal justiceMore >>
  • "NOLE Tank" Winner Takes Cash Prize

    "NOLE Tank" Winner Takes Cash Prize

    Monday, April 14 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-04-14 15:13:04 GMT
    Friday evening, April 11, the final round of NOLE Tank was held at FSU Panama City with the top three teams pitching their business ideas to a panel of judges composed of local entrepreneurs and businessMore >>
    Friday evening, April 11, the final round of NOLE Tank was held at FSU Panama City with the top three teams pitching their business ideas to a panel of judges composed of local entrepreneurs and businessMore >>
  • Jim Woodruff Dam Locks Closed for Repairs

    Jim Woodruff Dam Locks Closed for Repairs

    Monday, April 14 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-04-14 15:08:44 GMT
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Mobile District announced today the Jim Woodruff Lock located on the Apalachicola River in Chattahoochee, Florida will be closed to all vessels as unscheduledMore >>
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Mobile District announced today the Jim Woodruff Lock located on the Apalachicola River in Chattahoochee, Florida will be closed to all vessels as unscheduledMore >>
  • One Year Later: The Disappearance of Emily Paul

    One Year Later: The Disappearance of Emily Paul

    Sunday, April 13 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-04-14 02:46:52 GMT
    One year ago, 14-year-old Emily Paul went missing from her Southport home. Sunday, her disappearance still remains a mystery. The family still passes out copies of the flyer, hoping that one day, they'llMore >>
    One year ago, 14-year-old Emily Paul went missing from her Southport home. Sunday, her disappearance still remains a mystery. More >>
  • Liz Resources Consulting Host First Wheel Chair Basketball Tournament

    Liz Resources Consulting Host First Wheel Chair Basketball Tournament

    Sunday, April 13 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-04-13 22:47:45 GMT
    March Madness is over and while some people are looking forward to next season you may have enjoyed sitting down for a special game of hoops today. At the Bay High Gym nearly 60 players came out to competeMore >>
    March Madness is over and while some people are looking forward to next season you may have enjoyed sitting down for a special game of hoops today. At the Bay High Gym nearly 60 players came out to competeMore >>
  • Representative Southerland Speaks at Women's Small Business Roundtable

    Representative Southerland Speaks at Women's Small Business Roundtable

    Sunday, April 13 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-04-13 22:23:04 GMT
    Northwest Florida has a wide range of issues from fishing in the Gulf to human trafficking, and those were just two of the topics discussed at a meeting held at the Bay County Chamber of Commerce thisMore >>
    Northwest Florida has a wide range of issues from fishing in the Gulf to human trafficking, and those were just two of the topics discussed at a meeting held at the Bay County Chamber of Commerce thisMore >>
  • 4TH Annual Shred-it helps Keep Community Safe

    4TH Annual Shred-it helps Keep Community Safe

    Sunday, April 13 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-04-13 22:21:54 GMT
    In today's electronic age it's becoming more and more important to keep your personal information safe from identity theft something that could definitely wreck havoc in your life. That's why for theMore >>
    In today's electronic age it's becoming more and more important to keep your personal information safe from identity theft something that could definitely wreck havoc in your life. That's why for theMore >>
  • Boater Lined up for the 17th Annual Blessing of the Fleet

    Boater Lined up for the 17th Annual Blessing of the Fleet

    Sunday, April 13 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-04-13 22:20:09 GMT
    It was a beautiful day to be on the water as boat owners from all over Bay County lined up to have their vessels blessed for the 17th annual Blessing of the Fleet. . The event at Panama City Marina isMore >>
    It was a beautiful day to be on the water as boat owners from all over Bay County lined up to have their vessels blessed for the 17th annual Blessing of the Fleet. . The event at Panama City Marina isMore >>
  • Local Restaurant Hosts Crawfish Challenge for a Good Cause

    Local Restaurant Hosts Crawfish Challenge for a Good Cause

    Saturday, April 12 2014 11:40 PM EDT2014-04-13 03:40:43 GMT
    A local restaurant hosts a friendly crawfish boil challenge and it's all for a great cause. The Humane Society of Bay County held its first annual Crawfish Challenge at G.Foley's restaurant on SaturdayMore >>
    A local restaurant hosts a friendly crawfish boil challenge and it's all for a great cause. The Humane Society of Bay County held its first annual Crawfish Challenge at G.Foley's restaurant on Saturday afternoon.More >>
  • FSU-PC Students Raise Money for Man in the Sea Museum

    FSU-PC Students Raise Money for Man in the Sea Museum

    Saturday, April 12 2014 11:36 PM EDT2014-04-13 03:36:49 GMT
    Students at Florida State University's Panama City Campus are helping to raise money to go toward the preservation of Bay County's deep history in ocean research. The Student Government Association andMore >>
    Students at Florida State University's Panama City Campus are helping to raise money to go toward the preservation of Bay County's deep history in ocean research. The Student Government Association and "SHARC" Club came together to host their "Under the Sea" Event at the Holley Academic Center.More >>
  • Saltworks Raids Reenacted in Panama City

    Saltworks Raids Reenacted in Panama City

    Saturday, April 12 2014 11:36 PM EDT2014-04-13 03:36:47 GMT
    Downtown Panama City was filled with canon fire and gun powder explosions Saturday. As the union raided the salt worker site, this was the scene in 1863 and again for the reenactment. Some of the soldiersMore >>
    Downtown Panama City was filled with canon fire and gun powder explosions Saturday. As the union raided the salt worker site, this was the scene in 1863 and again for the reenactment. Some of the soldiersMore >>
  • Bay County Board of Commissioners Hosts 4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

    Bay County Board of Commissioners Hosts 4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

    Saturday, April 12 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-04-13 03:33:53 GMT
    Kids in Bay County are getting into the spring of things. With Easter right around the corner, it was time for the Bay County Easter Egg Hunt The Bay County Board of Commissioners hosted the fourth annualMore >>
    Kids in Bay County are getting into the spring of things. With Easter right around the corner, it was time for the Bay County Easter Egg Hunt The Bay County Board of Commissioners hosted the fourth annual Easter Egg Hunt at H.G. Harder's Park.More >>
  • Tyndall AFB Children Try Mock Deployment

    Tyndall AFB Children Try Mock Deployment

    Saturday, April 12 2014 8:15 PM EDT2014-04-13 00:15:05 GMT
    Children in military families are used to watching their parents go away for long deployments, but today they got to see for themselves what the experience is like. Kids of all ages got the chance toMore >>
    Children in military families are used to watching their parents go away for long deployments, but today they got to see for themselves what the experience is like. Kids of all ages got the chance toMore >>
  • Student Tracking Technology Implemented on School Buses

    Student Tracking System Implemented on School Buses

    Friday, April 11 2014 11:21 PM EDT2014-04-12 03:21:46 GMT
    Bay District School's Transportation Department is going high-tech with the launch of a student tracking system. Throughout the past year, district leaders have invested more than $400,000 of half-centMore >>
    Bay District School's Transportation Department is going high-tech with the launch of a student tracking system. Throughout the past year, district leaders have invested more than $400,000 of half-cent sales tax revenue into technology for the school buses.More >>
  • ONE on ONE with Mark Andersen

    ONE on ONE with Mark Andersen

    Friday, April 11 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-04-12 01:32:46 GMT
    Super Tuesday is 11 days away.  This year only three cities in Bay County will be on the ballot.  Callaway, Mexico Beach and Panama City Beach. Bay County Supervisor of Elections Mark Andersen says votersMore >>
    Super Tuesday is 11 days away.  This year only three cities in Bay County will be on the ballot.  Callaway, Mexico Beach and Panama City Beach. Bay County Supervisor of Elections Mark Andersen says votersMore >>
  • DeFuniak Springs City Officials Get Arrested for Jail and Bail

    DeFuniak Springs City Officials Get Arrested for Jail and Bail

    Friday, April 11 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-04-11 23:48:02 GMT
    Law enforcement officials in Walton County were on high alert today, arresting people for just about any reason and they didn't mind it. It's called Jail and Bail and it's a fundraiser for the MatrixMore >>
    Law enforcement officials in Walton County were on high alert today, arresting people for just about any reason and they didn't mind it. It's called Jail and Bail and it's a fundraiser for the Matrix.More >>
  • Red Snapper Season Reduced To 11 Days

    Red Snapper Season Reduced To 11 Days

    Friday, April 11 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-04-11 23:32:39 GMT
    Red snapper harvesting season in federal waters has been reduced dramatically to only 11 days this summer. The fishing industry is feeling the pressure that it puts on the business. "I suspect that weMore >>
    Red snapper harvesting season in federal waters has been reduced dramatically to only 11 days this summer. The fishing industry is feeling the pressure that it puts on the business. "I suspect that weMore >>
  • Jackson County Park Hop

    Jackson County Park Hop

    Friday, April 11 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-04-11 23:28:14 GMT
    Parks along the Chipola River in Jackson County have been cleaned for spring and now they are ready for action. Saturday morning an event will showcase the county's unique beauty, the Park Hop. The eventMore >>
    Parks along the Chipola River in Jackson County have been cleaned for spring and now they are ready for action. Saturday morning an event will showcase the county's unique beauty, the Park Hop.More >>
  • WWII Veteran Who Served on USS Indianapolis Shares His Story of Survival

    WWII Veteran Who Served on USS Indianapolis Shares His Story of Survival

    Friday, April 11 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-04-11 23:19:10 GMT
    A World War II Veteran shares his story of survival on Friday afternoon at the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center. Victor Buckett, who served on the U.S.S. Indianapolis, gave a firsthand accountMore >>
    A World War II Veteran shares his story of survival on Friday afternoon at the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center. Victor Buckett, who served on the U.S.S. Indianapolis, gave a firsthand account of the days after a Japanese submarine struck down the ship.More >>
  • Gulf County River Area Residents Feeling Impacts from Flooding

    Gulf County River Area Residents Feeling Impacts from Flooding

    Friday, April 11 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-04-11 20:52:07 GMT
    A Flood Warning continues for the Apalachicola River at Blountstown affecting Calhoun County, Liberty County, Gulf County and Franklin County. At 9:15 am Friday, April 11, 2014 the Apalachicola River atMore >>
    As of this morning the Apalachicola River at the Chipola Cutoff has begun to breach the river backs and is impacting roads. Residence should be completing their protective actions for flooding.More >>
  • Concerned Residents Speak Out About Spring Break

    Concerned Residents Speak Out About Spring Break

    Friday, April 11 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-04-11 16:28:02 GMT
    Concerned residents speak out about Spring Break in Panama City Beach. In particular, the recent negative publicity on a national news channel. It was standing room only in the council chambers as cityMore >>
    Concerned residents speak out about Spring Break in Panama City Beach. In particular, the recent negative publicity on a national news channel. It was standing room only in the council chambers as cityMore >>
  • Lynn Haven Police Searching for Credit Card Fraud Suspects

    Lynn Haven Police Searching for Credit Card Fraud Suspects

    Friday, April 11 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-04-11 15:39:51 GMT
    The Lynn Haven Police area asking for your help in identifying two credit card fraud suspects. Here are surveillance photos of two women that police say used a stolen credit card to make purchases atMore >>
    The Lynn Haven Police area asking for your help in identifying two credit card fraud suspects. Here are surveillance photos of two women that police say used a stolen credit card to make purchases atMore >>
  • Modern Medicine: World's Smallest Long-Term Heart Monitor

    Modern Medicine: World's Smallest Long-Term Heart Monitor

    Friday, April 11 2014 9:07 AM EDT2014-04-11 13:07:20 GMT
    A device the size of a paper clip is being used for long-term monitoring of cardiac patients. It received FDA approval early this year and is now being used at Bay Medical-Sacred Heart. Gayle McGillMore >>
    A small monitoring device is changing the way doctor's are monitoring heart patients.More >>
  • Local FWC Officers Teach Waterborne Response Team Training

    Local FWC Officers Teach Waterborne Response Team Training

    Thursday, April 10 2014 11:39 PM EDT2014-04-11 03:39:32 GMT
    Law enforcement agencies from Northwest Florida took to the water on Friday afternoon for Waterborne Response Training. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Officers have been teaching SecurityMore >>
    Law enforcement agencies from Northwest Florida took to the water on Friday afternoon for Waterborne Response Training. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Officers have been teaching Security Task Force all week and on Friday afternoon News 13 videographer Bekah Nelson took a ride along with the agencies.More >>
  • Panama City Rescue Mission Celebrates “The Volunteer”

    Panama City Rescue Mission Celebrates “The Volunteer”

    Thursday, April 10 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-04-11 03:22:36 GMT
    For any charity the volunteer is crucial to having a successful organization, and tonight one Bay County organization is honoring those who donate their time. At the Boardwalk Beach Resort the PanamaMore >>
    For any charity the volunteer is crucial to having a successful organization, and tonight one Bay County organization is honoring those who donate their time. At the Boardwalk Beach Resort the PanamaMore >>
  • Springfield Commissioners Propose Property Tax

    Springfield Commissioners Propose Property Tax

    Thursday, April 10 2014 8:20 PM EDT2014-04-11 00:20:20 GMT
    Last month, Springfield declared a financial emergency with the state. Thursday, the city commission talked about options to overcome it. Questions were asked about dissolving the city, but commissionersMore >>
    Last month, Springfield declared a financial emergency with the state. Thursday, the city commission talked about options to overcome it. Questions were asked about dissolving the city, but commissionersMore >>
  • Engineers Outline Problems at Veterans Park Lift Station

    Engineers Outline Problems at Veterans Park Lift Station

    Thursday, April 10 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-04-10 23:59:53 GMT
    An engineering firm hired by Callaway releases a report outlining what is wrong at the sewage lift station in Veterans Park on Cherry Street.   However, that report is conflicting with engineering studiesMore >>
    An engineering firm hired by Callaway releases a report outlining what is wrong at the sewage lift station in Veterans Park on Cherry Street.   However, that report is conflicting with engineering studiesMore >>
  • The Million Dollar Chipola College Gym Renovation

    The Million Dollar Chipola College Gym Renovation

    Thursday, April 10 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-04-10 23:44:48 GMT
    For the past three weeks the Chipola gym has been action packed, but not with whistles, drills and games. Instead the gym is filled with blue prints, hard hats and caution tape. The Milton Johnson HealthMore >>
    For the past three weeks the Chipola gym has been action packed, but not with whistles, drills and games. Instead the gym is filled with blue prints, hard hats and caution tape. The Milton Johnson Health Center is taking on a 1.1 million dollar renovation.More >>
  • Policy Change Provides Opportunities in Bay District Schools

    Policy Change Provides Opportunities in Bay District Schools

    Thursday, April 10 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-04-10 23:44:07 GMT
    A policy change, by the Bay District School Board, will allow disabled adults with a Special Diploma to be eligible for jobs throughout the district. Education Leaders are calling it a "remarkable win"More >>
    A policy change, by the Bay District School Board, will allow disabled adults with a Special Diploma to be eligible for jobs throughout the district. Education Leaders are calling it a "remarkable win" in Bay County, since the change will open a door for many in the community.More >>
  • Federal Red Snapper Season Shortened to 11 Days

    Federal Red Snapper Season Shortened to 11 Days

    Thursday, April 10 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-04-10 21:15:11 GMT
    After receiving a briefing on a recent court decision in response to a legal challenge on management of the recreational component of the red snapper fishery, the Gulf Of Mexico Fishing Council took actionsMore >>
    After receiving a briefing on a recent court decision in response to a legal challenge on management of the recreational component of the red snapper fishery, the Gulf Of Mexico Fishing Council took actions to prevent the recreational sector from exceeding its quota in 2014 and beyond.More >>
  • Escaped Convict Captured

    Escaped Convict Captured

    Thursday, April 10 2014 4:15 PM EDT2014-04-10 20:15:04 GMT
    A convict is captured after escaping from his work assignment. At 12:00 pm today, Jackson County Sheriff's Office the Sheriff's Office received a call that county inmate Brandon Tyus had ran off fromMore >>
    A convict is captured after escaping from his work assignment.More >>
  • Kiwanis Club of Panama City Offers All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast For Good Cause

    Kiwanis Club of Panama City Offers All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast For Good Cause

    Thursday, April 10 2014 1:01 PM EDT2014-04-10 17:01:04 GMT
    Some call it a hotcake or a flapjack, but the Kiwanis Club of Panama City calls the popular breakfast entree pancakes. For three days, they're dedicating their morning to the delicious dish. It's allMore >>
    The Kiwanis Club of Panama City is hosting their Annual Pancake Days again. If you didn't check out the all you can eat breakfast Thursday, there's still time. The money goes to area service organizations throughout Bay County.More >>
  • Area School Welcomes Home a Hero

    Area School Welcomes Home a Hero

    Area School Welcomes Home a Hero

    Thursday, April 10 2014 12:45 PM EDT2014-04-10 16:45:44 GMT
    A father, a husband, and a soldier. These are all roles one Bay county man is proud to be. But it's the warm welcome he got when he returned home from serving his country that makes him even more humble.More >>
    A father, a husband, and a soldier. These are all roles one Bay county man couldn't be more proud of. But it's the warm welcome he received when he arrived home from serving his country that humbles him even more.  More >>
  • Updated Plans for Constitution Convention Museum State Park

    Updated Plans for Constitution Convention Museum State Park

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 11:39 PM EDT2014-04-10 03:39:30 GMT
    Park Planners with The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Florida Park Service are mapping out the future of Constitution Convention Museum State Park in Port St. Joe. The Park Service updatesMore >>
    Park Planners with The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Florida Park Service are mapping out the future of Constitution Convention Museum State Park in Port St. Joe. The Park Service updates the management plan for each state park every decade.More >>
  • River Levels On the Rise Across the Panhandle

    River Levels On the Rise Across the Panhandle

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-04-10 03:20:28 GMT
    Recent heavy rains have several rivers across the Panhandle on the rise. Unfortunately, that is creating the potential for flooding in many locations. Areas in the Apalachicola and Chipola River basinsMore >>
    Recent heavy rains have several rivers across the Panhandle on the rise. Unfortunately, that is creating the potential for flooding in many locations. Areas in the Apalachicola and Chipola River basinsMore >>
  • Sheriff Recommends Change For Spring Break

    Sheriff Recommends Change For Spring Break

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-04-10 03:12:53 GMT
    Each year, thousands of people flock to Panama City Beach during spring break, leaving the beach crowded and law enforcement busy. Now that the majority of spring break is over, multiple law enforcementMore >>
    Each year, thousands of people flock to Panama City Beach during spring break, leaving the beach crowded and law enforcement busy. Now that the majority of spring break is over, multiple law enforcementMore >>
  • Inmates Training Rescue Dogs Gain A Productive Life

    Inmates Training Rescue Dogs Gain A Productive Life

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 7:52 PM EDT2014-04-09 23:52:59 GMT
    Nine healthy and lovable dogs are graduating from the Calhoun Correctional Institution. For the past ten weeks inmates have worked with the dogs 24/7 and given them unconditional love and training, butMore >>
    Nine healthy and lovable dogs are graduating from the Calhoun Correctional Institution. For the past ten weeks inmates have worked with the dogs 24/7 and given them unconditional love and training, but these dogs haven't always had a pampered life.  When the dogs arrived at the institution they were traumatized and considered unadoptable.More >>
  • Giving Visually Impaired Children an Unforgettable Easter with Audible Eggs

    Giving Visually Impaired Children an Unforgettable Easter with Audible Eggs

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-04-09 23:11:36 GMT
    It's so simple -- just a beeper, a battery, and some wiring. They're the work of EOD techs and they're so much more than incredible. For former Explosive Ordinance Disposal tech Commander Hung Cao,More >>
    Spring brings about a decades old tradition around Easter, but not all children are able to enjoy the fun that with Easter egg hunts. Those with visual impairments are sometimes unable to participate, until now.More >>
  • Sheriff Outlines Rule Changes for Spring Break Period

    Sheriff Outlines Rule Changes for Spring Break Period

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-04-09 21:35:11 GMT
    Recently a request was made to Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen to, as Chief Law Enforcement Officer in the county, put his thoughts down in writing about the challenges law enforcement faces providingMore >>
    Sheriff McKeithen recommended five initiatives that would apply only in problem areas identified by law enforcement during spring breakMore >>
  • Advisory Issued for Miramar Beach

    Walton County Weekly Beach Monitoring

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-04-09 21:15:22 GMT
    WALTON COUNTY - The Florida Department of Health in Walton County conducts regularly scheduled saltwater beach water quality monitoring at seven sites through the Healthy Beaches Monitoring Program.More >>
    A Health Advisory has been issued for the Miramar Beach Access based on the enterococci standard recommended by the EPA.  This should be considered a potential health risk to the bathing public.More >>
  • Jackson Hospital Receives Telestroke Robot for Stroke Care

    Jackson Hospital Receives Telestroke Robot for Stroke Care

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-04-08 23:39:15 GMT
    For the first time Jackson Hospital can help stroke patients receive immediate care by a skilled neurologist with the aid of a new device. Before the Telestroke Robot, people in Jackson County had to visitMore >>
    For the first time Jackson Hospital can help stroke patients receive immediate care by a skilled neurologist with the aid of a new device. Before the Telestroke Robot, people in Jackson County had to visit Dothan, Tallahassee or Panama City to get a stroke diagnosis and treatment.More >>
  • The Wheel Lands on William Ray Howard IV

    The Wheel Lands on William Ray Howard IV

    Monday, April 7 2014 9:21 PM EDT2014-04-08 01:21:44 GMT
    William Ray Howard IV is 33 years old. He is 5'6",  210 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. He is wanted for pre trial release, bond revoked, aggravated assault, and resisting officer without violence.More >>
    William Ray Howard IV is 33 years old. He is 5'6",  210 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. He is wanted for pre trial release, bond revoked, aggravated assault, and resisting officer without violence.More >>
  • Florida Technical Schools May Soon Change To College Title

    Florida Technical Schools May Soon Change To College Title

    Monday, April 7 2014 8:02 PM EDT2014-04-08 00:02:43 GMT
    "A career in a year!" That is the slogan trade schools across the state use to shed light on their programs. Along with the title "tech or vocation," come misconceptions about the opportunities that awaitMore >>
    "A career in a year!" That is the slogan trade schools across the state use to shed light on their programs. Along with the title "tech or vocation," come misconceptions about the opportunities that await a student after certification.More >>
  • ONE on ONE with Chief Drew Whitman

    ONE on ONE with Chief Drew Whitman

    Friday, April 4 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-04-05 01:32:37 GMT
    Spring Break is almost over on Panama City Beach, but it's reputation lives on.  FOX News Channel did a series of reports on the activities and behavior of spring breakers who visit Bay County. The studentsMore >>
    Spring Break is almost over on Panama City Beach, but it's reputation lives on.  FOX News Channel did a series of reports on the activities and behavior of spring breakers who visit Bay County. The studentsMore >>
  • Paint-N-Pork Festival Squeals On

    Paint-N-Pork Festival Squeals On

    Friday, April 4 2014 8:03 PM EDT2014-04-05 00:03:20 GMT
    The 11th Annual Paint-N-Pork Festival is in full force this Friday and Saturday. Last Year more than 4,000 people made their way out to the festival that is equally fun and giving to the Jackson CountyMore >>
    The 11th Annual Paint-N-Pork Festival is in full force this Friday and Saturday. Last Year more than 4,000 people made their way out to the festival that is equally fun and giving to the Jackson County community.More >>
  • Modern Medicine: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Expansion

    Modern Medicine: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Expansion

    Friday, April 4 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-04-04 15:30:56 GMT
    Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center opened a brand new and expanded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, or NICU, last October. This Spring that NICU will be a level 3, meaning they can care for babies underMore >>
    It's a major milestone for a Panama City hospital.  Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center will soon be able to care for the tiniest of premature babies, as they transition into a level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.More >>
  • State of the Art Rehabilitation Center Improves Marianna Facility

    State of the Art Rehabilitation Center Improves Marianna Facility

    Thursday, April 3 2014 7:57 PM EDT2014-04-03 23:57:25 GMT
    It's a priceless gift to help a loved one regain their health. A facility that makes that possible in Marianna does require a little money to make that a reality, a three million dollar expansion Is comingMore >>
    It's a priceless gift to help a loved one regain their health. A facility that makes that possible in Marianna does require a little money to make that a reality, a three million dollar expansion Is coming to the property adjacent to the Marianna Health and Rehabilitation Center.More >>
  • El Rio Family Triumphs Devastation Through Hard Work And Community Support

    El Rio Family Triumphs Devastation Through Hard Work And Community Support

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 7:52 PM EDT2014-04-02 23:52:13 GMT
    In Marianna, charred framing and ash are all that remain of the family owned Mexican restaurant, El Rio.  The building burned to the ground on February 10th but with support of an entire county the restaurantMore >>
    In Marianna, charred framing and ash are all that remain of the family owned Mexican restaurant, El Rio.  The building burned to the ground on February 10th but with support of an entire county the restaurant is up and running in a new location.More >>
  • What's Going Around - April 2nd

    What's Going Around - April 2nd

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-04-02 15:29:17 GMT
    It's allergy season, and a lot of patients are struggling right now. Dr. Brian Shaheen from Bay Medical-Sacred Heart Family Medicine says symptoms of allergies include: Congestion Clear nasal dischargeMore >>
    The first signs of pollen also signal the start of allergy season. More >>
  • Drunk And Distracted Driving Prevention In Jackson County

    Drunk And Distracted Driving Prevention In Jackson County

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-04-01 23:28:00 GMT
    Losing a loved one not only impacts a family but entire communities. In Jackson County, high schools are taking time out of the classroom to give students a life lesson on the importance of driving withoutMore >>
    Losing a loved one not only impacts a family but entire communities. In Jackson County, high schools are taking time out of the classroom to give students a life lesson on the importance of driving without distraction. A vehicle can be a deadly weapon and the Jackson County Sheriff's Office is teaching young adults to respect the power they have behind the wheel.More >>
  • New Beginnings For Jackson County Library

    New Beginnings For Jackson County Library

    Monday, March 31 2014 7:37 PM EDT2014-03-31 23:37:02 GMT
    The Jackson County public library is on the verge of major change, with a new director and a new direction to follow, the municipality is looking to expand its presence in the community. New Library Director,More >>
    The Jackson County public library is on the verge of major change, with a new director and a new direction to follow, the municipality is looking to expand its presence in the community. New Library Director, Deborah Hynes, has been in office for about three weeks now.More >>
  • Marianna Carnival Gives Back To Veterans

    Marianna Carnival Gives Back To Veterans

    Friday, March 28 2014 7:58 PM EDT2014-03-28 23:58:55 GMT
    The largest carnival to hit Jackson County is going on as you read this. Gates opened last night and the rides will be rolling until late Sunday evening. The event is going on at the old fair grounds inMore >>
    The largest carnival to hit Jackson County is going on as you read this. Gates opened last night and the rides will be rolling until late Sunday evening. The event is going on at the old fair grounds in Marianna. Despite the dreary weather Friday afternoon, the family friendly carnival is set and ready for action.More >>
  • Demolishing History For New Opportunity

    Demolishing History For New Opportunity

    Thursday, March 27 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-03-27 23:28:19 GMT
    The City of Marianna is saying goodbye to a longtime landmark. The Hinson House, built in 1940, has been under demolition for about a week and soon it will be just a memory. The Hinson residence is locatedMore >>
    The City of Marianna is saying goodbye to a longtime landmark. The Hinson House, built in 1940, has been under demolition for about a week and soon it will be just a memory. The Hinson residence is located near the heart Marianna at the corner of Lafayette St and Guyton St.More >>
  • Deadline Looming on Affordable Care Act

    Deadline Looming on Affordable Care Act

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-03-26 23:49:52 GMT
    The Affordable Care Act, it's been debated, praised, and hated since approval and now the clock is ticking to join for 2014. The official deadline for government health care is next Monday, March 31st.More >>
    The Affordable Care Act, it's been debated, praised, and hated since approval and now the clock is ticking to join for 2014. The official deadline for government health care is next Monday, March 31st. With only a week to go many questions are surfacing.More >>
  • New Jackson County Cell Towers Remedy Far More Than Dropped Calls

    New Jackson County Cell Towers Remedy Far More Than Dropped Calls

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 7:40 PM EDT2014-03-26 23:40:23 GMT
    If you travel through Jackson County or live there you may have been on the receiving end of dropped cell phone calls and spotty service. In a matter of months, that inconvenience may be a thing of theMore >>
    If you travel through Jackson County or live there you may have been on the receiving end of dropped cell phone calls and spotty service. In a matter of months, that inconvenience may be a thing of the past.More >>
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