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 Two inmates lead authorities on a manhunt early this morning after escaping from custody at the Holmes County Jail. One of the men wanted on murder charges out of Bay County.  

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  • Four Visitors Injured in Golf Cart Accident

    Four Visitors Injured in Golf Cart Accident

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:31 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:31:22 GMT
    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating a golf cart accident that sent four visitors to the hospital.More >>
    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating a golf cart accident that sent four visitors to the hospital.More >>
  • The Wheel lands on Joseph Daniel Baer, Jr.

    The Wheel lands on Joseph Daniel Baer, Jr.

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:16 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:16:32 GMT
    Joseph Daniel Baer, Jr is 40 years old. He is 5'4", 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He is wanted for sexual offender failure to notify sheriff. Law Enforcement says Baer is a registered sex offender in the state and failed to notify the Bay County Sheriffs Office when he moved as required by Law. A warrant was issued for his arrest. If you know where Joseph Daniel Baer Junior is, call Crimestoppers and remain anonymous at 785-Tips.More >>
    Joseph Daniel Baer, Jr is 40 years old. He is 5'4", 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He is wanted for sexual offender failure to notify sheriff. Law Enforcement says Baer is a registered sex offender in the state and failed to notify the Bay County Sheriffs Office when he moved as required by Law. A warrant was issued for his arrest. If you know where Joseph Daniel Baer Junior is, call Crimestoppers and remain anonymous at 785-Tips.More >>
  • Jackson County Producers Face Stricter Farming Regulations

    Jackson County Producers Face Stricter Farming Regulations

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:47:50 GMT
    Thirty seven million dollars, that's the amount the state allocated in 2013 to preserve your natural spring waters. Now the Department of Environmental Protection is meeting with producers in Jackson County to implement new regulations that may change farming across the Panhandle. More >>
    Thirty seven million dollars, that's the amount the state allocated in 2013 to preserve your natural spring waters. Now the Department of Environmental Protection is meeting with producers in Jackson County to implement new regulations that may change farming across the Panhandle. More >>
  • R.O.G.U.E Unit to Re-Activate Amidst Recent Crime Wave

    R.O.G.U.E Unit to Re-Activate Amidst Recent Crime Wave

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:42:36 GMT
    The search continues for a second suspect involved in a shooting in Panama City.The incident is the latest in a string of violent crimes in the past few months. Now, agencies are re-activating the R.O.G.U.E unit to help in prevention. More >>
    The search continues for a second suspect involved in a shooting in Panama City.The incident is the latest in a string of violent crimes in the past few months. Now, agencies are re-activating the R.O.G.U.E unit to help in prevention. More >>
  • Bay County Engineer Receives Cease and Desist For Cherry St. Lift Station Report

    Bay County Engineer Receives Cease and Desist For Cherry St. Lift Station Report

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:34:49 GMT
    A new twist to the Cherry St. lift station saga, as Bay County's engineer, Michael Fleury, receives a cease and desist for practicing without a professional license.More >>
    A new twist to the Cherry St. lift station saga, as Bay County's engineer, Michael Fleury, receives a cease and desist for practicing without a professional license.More >>
  • Walton County Sheriff's Office Searching for Missing 16-Year-Old

    Walton County Sheriff's Office Searching for Missing 16-Year-Old

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:37 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:37:16 GMT
    The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Paul Michael Brisson, 16, of DeFuniak Springs.More >>
    The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Paul Michael Brisson, 16, of DeFuniak Springs.More >>
  • Final Day To Register To Vote in Primary Election

    Final Day To Register To Vote in Primary Election

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:49:48 GMT
    With the primary election only a few weeks away, the deadline for registering to vote is here. The Bay County Supervisor of Elections Office hosted a Mega Drive today at various locations across the county to give people the chance to register before it is too late.More >>
    With the primary election only a few weeks away, the deadline for registering to vote is here. The Bay County Supervisor of Elections Office hosted a Mega Drive today at various locations across the county to give people the chance to register before it is too late.More >>
  • Water Line Repairs Scheduled for Tonight

    Water Line Repairs Scheduled for Tonight

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:28:42 GMT
    Permanent emergency repairs to a 36-inch water transmission line adjacent to the Deer Point Dam Bridge will begin at 11 p.m. Monday night and will continue into the morning hours Tuesday.More >>
    Permanent emergency repairs to a 36-inch water transmission line adjacent to the Deer Point Dam Bridge will begin at 11 p.m. Monday night and will continue into the morning hours Tuesday.More >>
  • UPDATE: Swimming Advisory for Salinas Park in Gulf County Rescinded

    UPDATE: Swimming Advisory for Salinas Park in Gulf County Rescinded

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:51 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:51:47 GMT
    UPDATE: The swim advisory issued for Salinas Park public access dock in Gulf County has been rescinded.More >>
    UPDATE: The swim advisory issued for Salinas Park public access dock in Gulf County has been rescinded.More >>
  • Local Rising Star Competitor Loses in Face Off Round In East Coast Airing

    Local Rising Star Competitor Loses in Face Off Round In East Coast Airing

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:37 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:37:51 GMT
    The show will air in the west coast, and if Hornsby can score more votes there, she can still move on to the next round.More >>
    The show will air in the west coast, and if Hornsby can score more votes there, she can still move on to the next round.More >>
  • UPDATE: Another Suspect Sought in St. Andrews Shooting

    UPDATE: Another Suspect Sought in St. Andrews Shooting

    Sunday, July 27 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-07-28 02:32:51 GMT
    The Panama City Police Department announces the arrest of Andre Daniel Hamilton Guilford, 36 years of age, of Oakland CA. More >>
    The Panama City Police Department announces the arrest of Andre Daniel Hamilton Guilford, 36 years of age, of Oakland CA. More >>
  • Apalachicola Family Loses Home After Fire

    Apalachicola Family Loses Home After Fire

    Sunday, July 27 2014 10:25 PM EDT2014-07-28 02:25:11 GMT
    A fire in Apalachicola cost a family their home this weekend. More >>
    A fire in Apalachicola cost a family their home this weekend. More >>
  • Witnesses Hear "An Explosion" Before Fire on East Avenue

    Witnesses Hear "An Explosion" Before Fire on East Avenue

    Sunday, July 27 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-07-28 02:14:49 GMT
    Witnesses say in Bay County say they heard an explosion seconds before a fire destroys the outside of a home off East Avenue.More >>
    Witnesses say in Bay County say they heard an explosion seconds before a fire destroys the outside of a home off East Avenue.More >>
  • Diane McKeithen Holds Book Signing for "In an Instant."

    Diane McKeithen Holds Book Signing for "In an Instant."

    Sunday, July 27 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-07-28 02:10:37 GMT
    For an author finishing their first book is one of their greatest achievements and for one local author Saturday was the next greatest thing.More >>
    For an author finishing their first book is one of their greatest achievements and for one local author Saturday was the next greatest thing.More >>
  • Local Divers Take to the Water to Help Eliminate Lionfish

    Local Divers Take to the Water to Help Eliminate Lionfish

    Sunday, July 27 2014 1:04 AM EDT2014-07-27 05:04:30 GMT
    The lionfish is slowly invading the waters in our area. The nonnative species poses a threat to our native wildlife and habitat, so on Saturday a group of divers set out to become its only predator. Captain Anderson’s Marina and the Diver’s Den Dive Shop hosted their 3rd annual Lion Tamer Dive Tournament.More >>
    The lionfish is slowly invading the waters in our area. The nonnative species poses a threat to our native wildlife and habitat, so on Saturday a group of divers set out to become its only predator. Captain Anderson’s Marina and the Diver’s Den Dive Shop hosted their 3rd annual Lion Tamer Dive Tournament.More >>
  • Local Ministry Donates More Than 10,000 Pounds of Food

    Local Ministry Donates More Than 10,000 Pounds of Food

    Sunday, July 27 2014 1:01 AM EDT2014-07-27 05:01:42 GMT
    An organization in Panama City spends their evening giving back to those in need. The Generation Y Evangelistic Association’s goal is spreading good news and doing their part to serve others. The group gathered at the Bay County Fairground to give away more than 10,000 pounds of food.More >>
    An organization in Panama City spends their evening giving back to those in need. The Generation Y Evangelistic Association’s goal is spreading good news and doing their part to serve others. The group gathered at the Bay County Fairground to give away more than 10,000 pounds of food.More >>
  • Lighthouse Church Raises Money for One of its Members

    Lighthouse Church Raises Money for One of its Members

    Sunday, July 27 2014 12:57 AM EDT2014-07-27 04:57:44 GMT
    A Panama City Beach church comes together to raise money for one of its members. Lighthouse Church held a benefit fish fry on Saturday evening to raise money for Alan Whitehead, a member of the church who is currently in the hospital.More >>
    A Panama City Beach church comes together to raise money for one of its members. Lighthouse Church held a benefit fish fry on Saturday evening to raise money for Alan Whitehead, a member of the church who is currently in the hospital.More >>
  • Humane Society of Bay County Grand Opening Event

    Humane Society of Bay County Grand Opening In Original Location

    Sunday, July 27 2014 12:43 AM EDT2014-07-27 04:43:51 GMT
    The Humane Society of Bay County is back in it's original home Saturday night, opening its doors for the first time to the public.More >>
    The Humane Society of Bay County is back in it's original home Saturday night, opening its doors for the first time to the public.More >>
  • Three Minors Injured in Crash Weren't Wearing Seatbelts, Driver Charged

    Three Minors Injured in Crash Weren't Wearing Seatbelts, Driver Charged

    Saturday, July 26 2014 11:56 PM EDT2014-07-27 03:56:23 GMT
    Three children are injured in a car accident in Fountain Friday night. Now, the woman behind the wheel is facing criminal charges. More >>
    Three children are injured in a car accident in Fountain Friday night. Now, the woman behind the wheel is facing criminal charges. More >>
  • Concerned Citizens Hold Stop The Violence March in Panama City

    Concerned Citizens Hold Stop The Violence March in Panama City

    Saturday, July 26 2014 7:51 PM EDT2014-07-26 23:51:35 GMT
    Just hours after another shooting in the St. Andrews area, people decided it was time to walk the walk. Panama City hosted a march to stop the violence.More >>
    Just hours after another shooting in the St. Andrews area, people decided it was time to walk the walk. Panama City hosted a march to stop the violence.More >>
  • Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Molesting 8-year-old Girl

    Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Molesting 8-year-old Girl

    Saturday, July 26 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-07-26 19:40:32 GMT
    A Southport man is handed a sentence for molesting a young child. More >>
    A Southport man is handed a sentence for molesting a young child. More >>
  • Gulf World Rough-toothed Baby Dolphin Dies

    Gulf World Rough-toothed Baby Dolphin Dies

    Saturday, July 26 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-07-26 19:14:55 GMT
    Gulf World Marine Park shares news that the male Rough-toothed Dolphin born on June 27th died last night July 25, 2014.More >>
    Gulf World Marine Park shares news that the male Rough-toothed Dolphin born on June 27th died last night July 25, 2014.More >>
  • 'Speak On It' Event Celebrates Three Year Anniversary

    'Speak On It' Event Celebrates Three Year Anniversary

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:37 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:37:52 GMT
    On Friday night, one local event celebrated its three year anniversary. From local poets, musicians, and dancers, to nationally renowned spoken word artists, the event has seen it all. It's called 'Speak On It', and it benefits local youth in more ways than one. 'Speak On It' is basically an open forum that allows kids to express themselves through the arts.More >>
    On Friday night, one local event celebrated its three year anniversary. From local poets, musicians, and dancers, to nationally renowned spoken word artists, the event has seen it all. It's called 'Speak On It', and it benefits local youth in more ways than one. 'Speak On It' is basically an open forum that allows kids to express themselves through the arts.More >>
  • ONE on ONE with Dr. Larry Wade

    ONE on ONE with Dr. Larry Wade

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:40 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:40:36 GMT
    Even with a 12 hour cease fire, a peace treaty has yet to be reached between Israel and Gaza. Given the region's history, some people believe it's a near impossibility. A Panama City Minister, who takes tour groups to the Holy Land was there when the unrest began two weeks ago. Dr. Larry Wade has been to Israel 76 times. Dr. Larry Wade says "I think we have a wrong concept, the Bible tells us to pray for peace of Isreal, , but you know when Christ came, he said, My peace I've given to you, no...More >>
    Even with a 12 hour cease fire, a peace treaty has yet to be reached between Israel and Gaza. Given the region's history, some people believe it's a near impossibility. A Panama City Minister, who takes tour groups to the Holy Land was there when the unrest began two weeks ago. Dr. Larry Wade has been to Israel 76 times. Dr. Larry Wade says "I think we have a wrong concept, the Bible tells us to pray for peace of Isreal, , but you know when Christ came, he said, My peace I've given to you, no...More >>
  • Fire Department Surplus Finds a New Home and Volunteer Departments Request More Funding in Jackson County

    Fire Department Surplus Finds a New Home and Volunteer Departments Request More Funding in Jackson County

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:43 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:43:36 GMT
    One fire stations surplus is another’s needed equipment. Jackson County is saving money and utilizing its resources to give unwanted county vehicles to local stations in need. More >>
    One fire stations surplus is another’s needed equipment. Jackson County is saving money and utilizing its resources to give unwanted county vehicles to local stations in need. More >>
  • Community Leaders Join Law Enforcement To Stop The Violence

    Community Leaders Join Law Enforcement To Stop The Violence

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:25:27 GMT
    A rash of violence in the area drove law enforcement officials, school leaders and community members to join a task force, Friday, which took a vow to take a stand against the crimes.More >>
    A rash of violence in the area drove law enforcement officials, school leaders and community members to join a task force, Friday, which took a vow to take a stand against the crimes.More >>
  • Girl Scouts of the Florida Panhandle Recognizes Women of Distinction Nominees

    Girl Scouts of the Florida Panhandle Recognizes Women of Distinction Nominees

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:42:01 GMT
    The mission of the Girl Scouts is to exemplify the characteristics of courage, confidence, and character, and to make the world a better place. And several Panhandle women are recognized for those accomplishments.More >>
    The mission of the Girl Scouts is to exemplify the characteristics of courage, confidence, and character, and to make the world a better place. And several Panhandle women are recognized for those accomplishments.More >>
  • UPDATE: Panama City Police Believe Body is Missing Panama City Man

    UPDATE: Panama City Police Believe Body is Missing Panama City Man

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:27:26 GMT
    UPDATE: The Panama City Police Department believe that a body found in the trunk of a car is that of a missing Panama City man.More >>
    UPDATE: The Panama City Police Department believe that a body found in the trunk of a car is that of a missing Panama City man.More >>
  • Search Warrant Leads to Drug Arrest

    Search Warrant Leads to Drug Arrest

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:52:44 GMT
    The Washington County Drug Task Force, consisting of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Chipley Police Department and federal agencies, reports an arrest as a result of the execution of a search warrant at 1397 Garrett Road in Washington County.More >>
    The Washington County Drug Task Force, consisting of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Chipley Police Department and federal agencies, reports an arrest as a result of the execution of a search warrant at 1397 Garrett Road in Washington County.More >>
  • Judge Denies Convicted Former Bankers New Trial

    Judge Denies Convicted Former Bankers New Trial

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:30:04 GMT
    A federal judge has denied a new trial for three former bank executives convicted of defrauding the government. Federal Judge Richard Smoak denied the motion by former Coastal Community Bank Chief Executive Officer Terry Dubose, Chief Financial Officer Elwood "Woody" West and attorney Frank Baker on Tuesday.More >>
    A federal judge has denied a new trial for three former bank executives convicted of defrauding the government. Federal Judge Richard Smoak denied the motion by former Coastal Community Bank Chief Executive Officer Terry Dubose, Chief Financial Officer Elwood "Woody" West and attorney Frank Baker on Tuesday.More >>
  • Modern Medicine: Peripheral Arterial Disease

    Modern Medicine: Peripheral Arterial Disease

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:45:11 GMT
    Pain in your legs could signal a serious problem like peripheral arterial disease, also known as PAD.  Doctors are urging patients to seek treatment before it's too late.   
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    Pain in your legs could signal a serious problem like peripheral arterial disease, also known as PAD.  Doctors are urging patients to seek treatment before it's too late.   

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  • UPDATE: Boil Water Notice Rescinded for Southport, Rivercamps, Lake Merial

    UPDATE: Boil Water Notice Rescinded for Southport, Rivercamps, Lake Merial

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:22:06 GMT
    The precautionary boil water notice issued on July 24 has been rescinded following the satisfactory completion of the bacteriological survey showing that the water is safe to drink.More >>
    The precautionary boil water notice issued on July 24 has been rescinded following the satisfactory completion of the bacteriological survey showing that the water is safe to drink.More >>
  • Cape San Blas Lighthouse Installed In Port St. Joe

    Cape San Blas Lighthouse Installed In Port St. Joe

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:56:23 GMT
    Last week, the Cape San Blas Lighthouse made a 13 mile journey to its new home in Port St. Joe. Today, Cranes lifted it upright to start making history in it's new spot. More >>
    Last week, the Cape San Blas Lighthouse made a 13 mile journey to its new home in Port St. Joe. Today, Cranes lifted it upright to start making history in it's new spot. More >>
  • 'SEALAB One' 50th Anniversary Celebrated in Panama City

    'SEALAB One' 50th Anniversary Celebrated in Panama City

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:39 PM EDT2014-07-25 03:39:06 GMT
    On Thursday afternoon in Panama City, a symposium was held to celebrate the anniversary of one very important underwater exploration mission that got its start right here in Bay County. The historic mission was known as SEALAB One. The SEALAB program began at what was known as the Navy Mine Defense Laboratory in Panama City Beach. Fifty years ago this week, they set out on their first mission, which would end up opening new doors into the world of undersea exploration.More >>
    On Thursday afternoon in Panama City, a symposium was held to celebrate the anniversary of one very important underwater exploration mission that got its start right here in Bay County. The historic mission was known as SEALAB One. The SEALAB program began at what was known as the Navy Mine Defense Laboratory in Panama City Beach. Fifty years ago this week, they set out on their first mission, which would end up opening new doors into the world of undersea exploration.More >>
  • Walton County Deputies Investigating the Death of a Miramar Beach Man

    Walton County Deputies Investigating the Death of a Miramar Beach Man

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:40 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:40:36 GMT
    Deputies in Walton County are investigating the death of a Miramar Beach man.More >>
    Deputies in Walton County are investigating the death of a Miramar Beach man.
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  • Bellamy Bridge Trail Prepares for Flooding

    Bellamy Bridge Trail Prepares for Flooding

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:37 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:37:54 GMT
    When flooding strikes in Jackson County, one historic bridge has to shut down.Now the county is working to find a solution to keep the trail open and the extreme rainfall under control. More >>
    When flooding strikes in Jackson County, one historic bridge has to shut down.Now the county is working to find a solution to keep the trail open and the extreme rainfall under control. More >>
  • Walton County TDC and Commission Discuss Changes for South Walton

    Walton County TDC and Commission Discuss Changes for South Walton

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:23:35 GMT
    Beach vendor competition is stronger than ever in South Walton.More >>
    Beach vendor competition is stronger than ever in South Walton.More >>
  • UPDATE: One Person Killed in Jet Ski Accident off Panama City

    UPDATE: One Person Killed in Jet Ski Accident off Panama City

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:41:19 GMT
    UPDATE: One person has died in a boating accident off the coast of Panama City.More >>
    UPDATE: One person has died in a boating accident off the coast of Panama City.More >>
  • Cottondale Police Searching for Counterfeit Suspects

    Cottondale Police Searching for Counterfeit Suspects

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:41:50 GMT
    The Cottondale Police Department is searching for four suspects that allegedly passed nearly $1,000 in counterfeit bills.More >>
    The Cottondale Police Department is searching for four suspects that allegedly passed nearly $1,000 in counterfeit bills.More >>
  • Remembering Longtime Educator, Ernest Spiva, Jr.

    Remembering Longtime Educator, Ernest Spiva, Jr.

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:03 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:03:08 GMT
    A longtime educator in Bay County is remembered this week, after he died Monday at Bay Medical Center. Ernest Spiva, Jr. touched the lives of thousands of administrators, teachers, and students in his nearly 40 year career.More >>
    A longtime educator in Bay County is remembered this week, after he died Monday at Bay Medical Center. Ernest Spiva, Jr. touched the lives of thousands of administrators, teachers, and students in his nearly 40 year career.More >>
  • Summer STEM Camps Wrapping Up at FSU Panama City

    Summer STEM Camps Wrapping Up at FSU Panama City

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:43:20 GMT
    Over the years, STEM camps have become a popular way for kids to learn about opportunities in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. All of last week and this week, kids have been taking part in STEM camps held at FSU Panama City. Last week was all about the middle schoolers, but it was the high schoolers turn this go-around. More >>
    Over the years, STEM camps have become a popular way for kids to learn about opportunities in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. All of last week and this week, kids have been taking part in STEM camps held at FSU Panama City. Last week was all about the middle schoolers, but it was the high schoolers turn this go-around. More >>
  • Fire Destroys South Walton Apartment Building Under Construction

    Fire Destroys South Walton Apartment Building Under Construction

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:48 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:48:04 GMT
    According to the Walton County Sheriff's Office, first responders from the South Walton Fire District and deputies responded to a structure fire early this morning.More >>
    According to the Walton County Sheriff's Office, first responders from the South Walton Fire District and deputies responded to a structure fire early this morning.More >>
  • ECP Board Selects New Chairman

    ECP Board Selects New Chairman

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:40 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:40:13 GMT
    The Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport welcomed a new chairman and board member at their monthly meeting, Tuesday. Cindy meadows, A Walton County Commissoner joins the board as a member. They also selected a new chairman and vice chairman. Russ Mathis will serve as the vice chairman for the next two years and Till Bruett will take over the role of chairman. He says he has several goals moving forward. "To improve and increase the number of flights out of ECP,” said Bruett. “To b...More >>
    The Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport welcomed a new chairman and board member at their monthly meeting, Tuesday. Cindy meadows, A Walton County Commissoner joins the board as a member. They also selected a new chairman and vice chairman. Russ Mathis will serve as the vice chairman for the next two years and Till Bruett will take over the role of chairman. He says he has several goals moving forward. "To improve and increase the number of flights out of ECP,” said Bruett. “To b...More >>
  • Former Walton County Public Defender Charged with Racketeering

    Former Walton County Public Defender Charged with Racketeering

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:34:24 GMT
    The Walton County Sheriff’s Office served a felony warrant for Racketeering issued by the State Attorney’s Office on former Public Defender, Leonard Andrew Platteborze.More >>
    The Walton County Sheriff’s Office served a felony warrant for Racketeering issued by the State Attorney’s Office on former Public Defender, Leonard Andrew Platteborze.More >>
  • Voting Begins in Jackson County

    Voting Begins in Jackson County

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:31:20 GMT
    The race for office is officially under weigh in Jackson County. The first batch of ballots went out yesterday and should be arriving in mailboxes any day now.More >>
    The race for office is officially under weigh in Jackson County. The first batch of ballots went out yesterday and should be arriving in mailboxes any day now.More >>
  • Sheriff's Office Searching for Missing Person

    Sheriff's Office Searching for Missing Person

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:35:44 GMT
    The Bay County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a Bay County man missing since Sunday, July 20, 2014. Tavish Greene was reported missing yesterday, July 22, 2014, by a family member.More >>
    The Bay County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a Bay County man missing since Sunday, July 20, 2014. Tavish Greene was reported missing yesterday, July 22, 2014, by a family member.More >>
  • Search of Residence Leads to Meth Arrest

    Search of Residence Leads to Meth Arrest

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:37:42 GMT
    On July 22, 2014, members the Walton County Sheriff’s Office assisted State Probation Officers on an administrative search of 351 Four Mile Road, Freeport.More >>
    On July 22, 2014, members the Walton County Sheriff’s Office assisted State Probation Officers on an administrative search of 351 Four Mile Road, Freeport.More >>
  • Man Held on Multiple Charges of Beating Girlfriend

    Man Held on Multiple Charges of Beating Girlfriend

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:34:50 GMT
    The Panama City Police Department announces the arrest of Kevin Richard Hicks. On July 21, 2014, officers responded to 1407 Wilmont Ave., Panama City, in reference to a battery complaint.More >>
    The Panama City Police Department announces the arrest of Kevin Richard Hicks. On July 21, 2014, officers responded to 1407 Wilmont Ave., Panama City, in reference to a battery complaint.More >>
  • UPDATE: Boil Water Notice Lifted for St. Andrews Area

    UPDATE: Boil Water Notice Lifted for St. Andrews Area

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:34 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:34:29 GMT
    UPDATE: The boil water notice issued by the City of Panama City for areas in St. Andrews has been lifted.More >>
    UPDATE: The boil water notice issued by the City of Panama City for areas in St. Andrews has been lifted.More >>
  • What's Going Around - July 23rd

    What's Going Around - July 23rd

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:39:16 GMT
    If you often suffer from bronchitis, you could have a more serious health issue.More >>
    If you often suffer from bronchitis, you could have a more serious health issue.More >>
  • Photo Shoots Underway for Alaqua’s “Hunks and Hounds” Calendar

    Photo Shoots Underway for Alaqua’s “Hunks and Hounds” Calendar

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:08 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:08:56 GMT
    It may not be February yet, but on Tuesday evening it was for one South Walton native and a lucky pup. It was the fourth photo shoot for Alaqua Animal Refuge and their 2015 “Hunks and Hounds” calendar.More >>
    It may not be February yet, but on Tuesday evening it was for one South Walton native and a lucky pup. It was the fourth photo shoot for Alaqua Animal Refuge and their 2015 “Hunks and Hounds” calendar.More >>
  • Bay District School Board Approves Bonuses, Guidelines for Booster Clubs

    Bay District School Board Approves Bonuses, Guidelines for Booster Clubs

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:48:17 GMT
    Three principals in Bay County will get a $10,000 bonus in the upcoming school year. Plus, all Bay County principals now have more oversight over the "team behind the teams." The School Board adopted stricter fund raising guidelines for booster and parent-teacher clubs.More >>
    Three principals in Bay County will get a $10,000 bonus in the upcoming school year. Plus, all Bay County principals now have more oversight over the "team behind the teams." The School Board adopted stricter fund raising guidelines for booster and parent-teacher clubs.More >>
  • Murder Suspect Captured in Alabama, More Details Released

    Murder Suspect Captured in Alabama, More Details Released

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:20:58 GMT
    Sheriff Frank McKeithen held a press conference this afternoon at the Bay County Sheriff’s Office to release details in the Allen Johnson homicide case and the arrest of the man believed responsible for Johnson’s death.More >>
    Sheriff Frank McKeithen held a press conference this afternoon at the Bay County Sheriff’s Office to release details in the Allen Johnson homicide case and the arrest of the man believed responsible for Johnson’s death.More >>
  • Walton County Commission Discusses 2015 Budget

    Walton County Commission Discusses 2015 Budget

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:15 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:15:33 GMT
    In Walton County, the Commission is now in the process of figuring out its budget for the next fiscal year.Commissioner Cindy Meadows said, "so it was kind of a real positive budget session. We were all talking about it's been so long since we've been able to do these things now we have the funds. Let's go ahead and get it done."Commissioner Meadows said the most important thing for her when it comes to the 2015 budget is to be smart with the money they have. She'd like to see the commission ...More >>
    In Walton County, the Commission is now in the process of figuring out its budget for the next fiscal year.Commissioner Cindy Meadows said, "so it was kind of a real positive budget session. We were all talking about it's been so long since we've been able to do these things now we have the funds. Let's go ahead and get it done."Commissioner Meadows said the most important thing for her when it comes to the 2015 budget is to be smart with the money they have. She'd like to see the commission ...More >>
  • Tricky Offers Online That May Take Your Money

    Tricky Offers Online That May Take Your Money

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:15 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:15:15 GMT
    A Bay County woman recently pursued a chance to get a great prize. Instead, she lost money. Now she wants to prevent it from happening to others and has contacted News 13. Her story in this week’s Problem Solver. She says it came about in a computer message about taking an online survey. All she had to do was take a survey and as a prize she would get an tablet for only $1.00. An android tablet that is...but to get it, Marsha Bihlear of Callaway had to provide certain personal information wh...More >>
    A Bay County woman recently pursued a chance to get a great prize. Instead, she lost money. Now she wants to prevent it from happening to others and has contacted News 13. Her story in this week’s Problem Solver. She says it came about in a computer message about taking an online survey. All she had to do was take a survey and as a prize she would get an tablet for only $1.00. An android tablet that is...but to get it, Marsha Bihlear of Callaway had to provide certain personal information wh...More >>
  • Jackson County Public Library Budgets for Efficiency

    Jackson County Public Library Budgets for Efficiency

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:13 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:13:47 GMT
    Jackson County Commissioners are visiting the financial needs of each department at this years budget meetings and the public library is bringing up improvements they need most.More >>
    Jackson County Commissioners are visiting the financial needs of each department at this years budget meetings and the public library is bringing up improvements they need most.More >>
  • Changes to Highway 331 Widening Project

    Changes to Highway 331 Widening Project

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:13 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:13:43 GMT
    The Highway 331 widening project is in progress, with a long road ahead. The Florida Department of Transportation presented an update to the county commission Tuesday morning. FDOT Secretary Tommy Barfield explained the progress made on the 331 project but described how plans may be changing. The project is split into four sections, the Clyde B Wells bridge being one and the road north of the bridge split into the other three sections, all in different phases of completion. For some sections,...More >>
    The Highway 331 widening project is in progress, with a long road ahead. The Florida Department of Transportation presented an update to the county commission Tuesday morning. FDOT Secretary Tommy Barfield explained the progress made on the 331 project but described how plans may be changing. The project is split into four sections, the Clyde B Wells bridge being one and the road north of the bridge split into the other three sections, all in different phases of completion. For some sections,...More >>
  • Bay County Absentee Ballots Are Mailed Out

    Bay County Absentee Ballots Are Mailed Out

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:43:50 GMT
    Absentee voters in Bay County will soon have ballots sitting in their mailboxes. The envelopes went out Monday afternoon from the Bay County Supervisor of Elections Office. More >>
    Absentee voters in Bay County will soon have ballots sitting in their mailboxes. The envelopes went out Monday afternoon from the Bay County Supervisor of Elections Office. More >>
  • Panama City Separates Churches, Schools, and Restaurants in St. Andrews Entertainment District

    Panama City Separates Churches, Schools, and Restaurants in St. Andrews Entertainment District

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:31:37 GMT
    Some restaurants in St. Andrews will be serving up a new item on their menus.More >>
    Some restaurants in St. Andrews will be serving up a new item on their menus.More >>
  • Jeff Brown Named Panama City City Manager

    Jeff Brown Named Panama City City Manager

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:23:12 GMT
    The city of Panama City announces a new city manager. More >>
    The city of Panama City announces a new city manager. More >>
  • Man Held on Drug, Battery on Law Enforcement Officer Charges

    Man Held on Drug, Battery on Law Enforcement Officer Charges

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:43:03 GMT
    On July 21, 2014, Investigators with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) began an investigation into the manufacturing of methamphetamine at 190 Moll Drive, Santa Rosa Beach, FL.More >>
    On July 21, 2014, Investigators with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) began an investigation into the manufacturing of methamphetamine at 190 Moll Drive, Santa Rosa Beach, FL.More >>
  • Two People Killed in Early Morning Traffic Accident in Washington County

    Two People Killed in Early Morning Traffic Accident in Washington County

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:52:20 GMT
    The Florida Highway Patrol says that two people died in an early morning traffic accident on State Road 77 in Washington County.More >>
    The Florida Highway Patrol says that two people died in an early morning traffic accident on State Road 77 in Washington County.More >>
  • Man Dies After Being Struck by Car Over Weekend

    Man Dies After Being Struck by Car Over Weekend

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:48:56 GMT
    The Florida Highway Patrol has announced that the victim of a traffic accident on Friday night on Panama City Beach has died.More >>
    The Florida Highway Patrol has announced that the victim of a traffic accident on Friday night on Panama City Beach has died.More >>
  • Panama City Police Department Major Demoted for Misuse of Database

    Panama City Police Department Major Demoted for Misuse of Database

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:14:41 GMT
    A Panama City Police Officer is demoted following an internal investigation.More >>
    A Panama City Police Officer is demoted following an internal investigation.More >>
  • The Wheel lands on Elizabeth Devlin Meath

    The Wheel lands on Elizabeth Devlin Meath

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-07-22 01:32:28 GMT
    Elizabeth Devlin Meath is 48 years old. She is 5'7", 200 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. She is wanted for failure to appear, attempted lewd and lascivious molestation, interfering with custody, computer pornography and child exploitation, plus travel to meet a minor for sexual activity. Authorities say Meath had been in communication for several weeks with the 15 year old victim via skype. Meath traveled to Panama City from Minnesota, met the victim and took him to a local motel. Mea...More >>
    Elizabeth Devlin Meath is 48 years old. She is 5'7", 200 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. She is wanted for failure to appear, attempted lewd and lascivious molestation, interfering with custody, computer pornography and child exploitation, plus travel to meet a minor for sexual activity. Authorities say Meath had been in communication for several weeks with the 15 year old victim via skype. Meath traveled to Panama City from Minnesota, met the victim and took him to a local motel. Mea...More >>
  • Rip Currents Churn Up Trouble for Swimmers and Beach Surf and Rescue

    Rip Currents Churn Up Trouble for Swimmers and Beach Surf and Rescue

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:16 PM EDT2014-07-22 00:16:49 GMT
     For the last two days double red flags have been flying on Bay County Beaches.  The weather combined with high seas and rough surf have churned up potential trouble in Panama City Beach.  More >>
     For the last two days double red flags have been flying on Bay County Beaches.  The weather combined with high seas and rough surf have churned up potential trouble in Panama City Beach.  
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  • Courthouse Construction Faces a Short Delay

    Courthouse Construction Faces a Short Delay

    Monday, July 21 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-07-21 23:27:38 GMT
    It's been about four months since the groundbreaking for the new Bay County Courthouse Annex, but hurdles have gotten in the way of construction. Contaminated soil deep into the ground has caused Bay County to take extra precautions. There still isn't any construction started at the location east of the existing courthouse, but public works expects movement to begin as early as next week. In March, this was the sight right behind the courthouse, but fast forward until now and nothing much...More >>
    It's been about four months since the groundbreaking for the new Bay County Courthouse Annex, but hurdles have gotten in the way of construction. Contaminated soil deep into the ground has caused Bay County to take extra precautions. There still isn't any construction started at the location east of the existing courthouse, but public works expects movement to begin as early as next week. In March, this was the sight right behind the courthouse, but fast forward until now and nothing much...More >>
  • Kitten Looking for Donations After Being Hit by Car

    Kitten Looking for Donations After Being Hit by Car

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:52:22 GMT
    This weekend was a rainy and gloomy one for people in Bay County. But the weather's biggest victim might have been a little orange kitten, Lucky.More >>
    This weekend was a rainy and gloomy one for people in Bay County. But the weather's biggest victim might have been a little orange kitten, Lucky.More >>
  • Man Charged with Taking Belongings from Van

    Man Charged with Taking Belongings from Van

    Monday, July 21 2014 4:18 PM EDT2014-07-21 20:18:48 GMT
    The Panama City Police Department announces the arrest of Randolph Driver. On July 19, 2014, at 8:40 AM, officers responded to the Hathaway Inn, located at 5126 W. Highway 98, Panama City, in reference to a vehicle burglary.More >>
    The Panama City Police Department announces the arrest of Randolph Driver. On July 19, 2014, at 8:40 AM, officers responded to the Hathaway Inn, located at 5126 W. Highway 98, Panama City, in reference to a vehicle burglary.
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  • Five-Year-Old Dies from Injuries in July 12th Accident

    Five-Year-Old Dies from Injuries in July 12th Accident

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:39:40 GMT
    A five-year-old dies after injuries sustained in a wreck on July 12th in Jackson County.More >>
    A five-year-old dies after injuries sustained in a wreck on July 12th in Jackson County.More >>
  • Man Charged with Child Neglect After 3-Year-Old Found in Parking Lot

    Man Charged with Child Neglect After 3-Year-Old Found in Parking Lot

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:33:15 GMT
    The Panama City Police Department announces the arrest of Harry A. Stutzke IV. On July 20, 2014, at 8:56 AM, officers responded to the Andrews Place Apartments located at 1914 Frankford Ave. in reference to a child found by residents.More >>
    The Panama City Police Department announces the arrest of Harry A. Stutzke IV. On July 20, 2014, at 8:56 AM, officers responded to the Andrews Place Apartments located at 1914 Frankford Ave. in reference to a child found by residents.More >>
  • Shellfish Harvesting Areas Temporarily Closing

    Shellfish Harvesting Areas Temporarily Closing

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-07-21 13:54:45 GMT
    The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is temporarily closing the following shellfish area at sunset on Monday July 21, 2014 for the harvest of oysters, clams, and mussels.More >>
    The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is temporarily closing the following shellfish area at sunset on Monday July 21, 2014 for the harvest of oysters, clams, and mussels.More >>
  • Gulf Coast Shell Club Shows off Its Sea Shells

    Gulf Coast Shell Club Shows off Its Sea Shells

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:45 AM EDT2014-07-21 13:45:14 GMT
    With the weather raining out any chance of a beach day those looking to hunt seashells were in luck. More >>
    With the weather raining out any chance of a beach day those looking to hunt seashells were in luck. More >>
  • On 45th Anniversary of Moon Landing, Local Man Remembers Working on Apollo 11

    On 45th Anniversary of Moon Landing, Local Man Remembers Working on Apollo 11

    Sunday, July 20 2014 11:27 PM EDT2014-07-21 03:27:57 GMT
    It's one of the hallmarks for both American history and human history, and Sunday, the space flight that put Neil Armstrong on the moon is celebrating its 45th anniversary.More >>
    It's one of the hallmarks for both American history and human history, and Sunday, the space flight that put Neil Armstrong on the moon is celebrating its 45th anniversary.More >>
  • Panama City Beach Police Officer Arrested After Stand-off

    Panama City Beach Police Officer Arrested After Stand-off

    Sunday, July 20 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-07-20 21:41:01 GMT
    A Panama City Beach Sergeant is facing charges after an incident with law enforcement earlier this week. More >>
    A Panama City Beach Sergeant is facing charges after an incident with law enforcement earlier this week.  More >>
  • Double Red Flags Flying on Bay County Beaches

    Double Red Flags Flying on Bay County Beaches

    Sunday, July 20 2014 4:25 PM EDT2014-07-20 20:25:49 GMT
    Bay County Sheriff's Office has posted DOUBLE RED FLAGS on the beaches of Bay County.More >>
    Bay County Sheriff's Office has posted DOUBLE RED FLAGS on the beaches of Bay County.More >>
  • 22-Year-Old Man Remembered After Tragic Accident While Working on His Car

    22-Year-Old Man Remembered After Tragic Accident While Working on His Car

    Sunday, July 20 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-07-20 19:21:48 GMT
    A 22-year-old man was remembered in Panama City on Saturday. Jean Ontiveros died Thursday night in a tragic accident while he was working on his car.Jean Ontiveros is remembered most for his kind heart and his love for cars. Saturday night, the community came together with their cars for a moment of silence in his honor. It was an all call for many car clubs in Panama City to come out to Ross on 23rd Street. Ontiveros was passionate about his car and about 50 calls full of family and friends ...More >>

    A 22-year-old man is remembered in Panama City Saturday by family and friends. 

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  • Man Critical After Water Rescue in Walton County

    Man Critical After Water Rescue in Walton County

    Saturday, July 19 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-07-20 02:24:24 GMT
    Deputies responded to a water rescue in Miramar Beach around 6:20 p.m. this evening. More >>
    Deputies responded to a water rescue in Miramar Beach around 6:20 p.m. this evening. More >>
  • FEMA Deadline July 21st for Jackson and Walton County Residents

    FEMA Deadline July 21st for Jackson and Walton County Residents

    Saturday, July 19 2014 9:59 PM EDT2014-07-20 01:59:30 GMT
    The deadline for Walton and Jackson county residents registering for FEMA aid is this Monday.More >>
    The deadline for Walton and Jackson county residents registering for FEMA aid is this Monday.More >>
  • Lightening Strike Causes Hundreds to Lose Power

    Lightening Strike Causes Hundreds to Lose Power

    Saturday, July 19 2014 9:52 PM EDT2014-07-20 01:52:59 GMT
    Weather had heavy impacts across Bay County Saturday causing power outages that left hundreds in the dark.More >>
    Weather had heavy impacts across Bay County Saturday causing power outages that left hundreds in the dark.More >>
  • BCSO Cracking Down on Sale of Alcohol to Minors

    BCSO Cracking Down on Sale of Alcohol to Minors

    Saturday, July 19 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-07-20 01:32:35 GMT
    The last school bell of the year means freedom for underage teens for the summer. But a recent outcry from parents is prompting a crack down on stores caught selling alcohol to minors.More >>
    The last school bell of the year means freedom for underage teens for the summer. But a recent outcry from parents is prompting a crack down on stores caught selling alcohol to minors.More >>
  • University of Florida Extension Office Teaches Canning

    University of Florida Extension Office Teaches Canning

    Saturday, July 19 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-07-19 22:35:43 GMT
    Here in the south, mason jars have turned into more of a home decoration from Pinterest than a crucial means to survival, but thanks to some educators in Bay County the public is getting some help learning a skill that is slowing vanishing. More >>
    Here in the south, mason jars have turned into more of a home decoration from Pinterest than a crucial means to survival, but thanks to some educators in Bay County the public is getting some help learning a skill that is slowing vanishing. More >>
  • 18-year-old Arrested in Jackson County for Interfering with Child Custody

    18-year-old Arrested in Jackson County for Interfering with Child Custody

    Saturday, July 19 2014 12:03 AM EDT2014-07-19 04:03:35 GMT
    A man is under arrest for his alleged relationship with an underage girl and interfering with child custody.  More >>
    A man is under arrest for his alleged relationship with an underage girl and interfering with child custody.  More >>
  • ONE on ONE with Sen. Don Gaetz

    ONE on ONE with Sen. Don Gaetz

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-07-19 03:41:45 GMT
    The issue of legalizing marijuana has made it's way to several states in the last year. Here in Florida, a new law allows a pill made from Cannibas to be used to help sick children. Legislators passed it in May. Senate President Don Gaetz says he was skeptical about the drug at first, but after meeting with parents of children who suffer with seizures, he changed his mind. "When you see those kids, who have 10-20-30-40 seizers a day and ultimately they are going to have a seizure that is so ...More >>
    The issue of legalizing marijuana has made it's way to several states in the last year. Here in Florida, a new law allows a pill made from Cannibas to be used to help sick children. Legislators passed it in May. Senate President Don Gaetz says he was skeptical about the drug at first, but after meeting with parents of children who suffer with seizures, he changed his mind. "When you see those kids, who have 10-20-30-40 seizers a day and ultimately they are going to have a seizure that is so ...More >>
  • North Bay Haven Charter Academy Moves Into New School

    North Bay Haven Charter Academy Moves Into New School

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:38 PM EDT2014-07-19 03:38:21 GMT
    It's the start of a new chapter for the middle and high schools of North Bay Haven Charter Academy. This week, they are moving into their new school near Mill Bayou in Lynn Haven.More >>
    It's the start of a new chapter for the middle and high schools of North Bay Haven Charter Academy. This week, they are moving into their new school near Mill Bayou in Lynn Haven.More >>
  • Two Purple Hearts Awarded at Tyndall Air Force Base

    Two Purple Hearts Awarded at Tyndall Air Force Base

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:30 PM EDT2014-07-19 03:30:11 GMT
    The Purple Heart is one of the most recognized and respected medals awarded to members of the U.S. armed forces. Awarded to those wounded while in service, it is the oldest military decoration in the world in present use. During a ceremony at Tyndall Air Force Base on Friday afternoon Technical Sgt. Ben Wilhelm and Staff Sgt. Anthony Cerrone were awarded the Purple Heart. More >>
    The Purple Heart is one of the most recognized and respected medals awarded to members of the U.S. armed forces. Awarded to those wounded while in service, it is the oldest military decoration in the world in present use. During a ceremony at Tyndall Air Force Base on Friday afternoon Technical Sgt. Ben Wilhelm and Staff Sgt. Anthony Cerrone were awarded the Purple Heart. More >>
  • Florida Highway Patrol Looks to Recruit Panhandle Troopers

    Florida Highway Patrol Looks to Recruit Panhandle Troopers

    Friday, July 18 2014 8:07 PM EDT2014-07-19 00:07:37 GMT
    From the Chattahoochee to Pensacola, the Panhandle is in need of more State Troopers. The agency is going through a transition where many troopers are retiring and many positions are vacant. More >>
    From the Chattahoochee to Pensacola, the Panhandle is in need of more State Troopers. The agency is going through a transition where many troopers are retiring and many positions are vacant. More >>
  • Panama City Rescue Mission Eyeing Move to 15th St.

    Panama City Rescue Mission Eyeing Move to 15th St.

    Friday, July 18 2014 7:15 PM EDT2014-07-18 23:15:00 GMT
    After several years, the Panama City Rescue Mission is looking to change locations.More >>
    After several years, the Panama City Rescue Mission is looking to change locations.More >>
  • Early Education & Care Helps Kids Get Healthy for School

    Early Education & Care Helps Kids Get Healthy for School

    Friday, July 18 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-07-18 23:14:30 GMT
    A Northwest Florida organization is preparing students for the new school year with the help of doctors and dentists throughout the community. Early Education Care’s Head Start Program held its 5th Annual “Health Ready Fest” at the Bay County Fairgrounds on Friday. More >>
    A Northwest Florida organization is preparing students for the new school year with the help of doctors and dentists throughout the community. Early Education Care’s Head Start Program held its 5th Annual “Health Ready Fest” at the Bay County Fairgrounds on Friday. More >>
  • Bay County Businesses Need Help “Filling the Truck”

    Bay County Businesses Need Help “Filling the Truck”

    Friday, July 18 2014 7:12 PM EDT2014-07-18 23:12:25 GMT
    A Bay County organization is accepting donations in a unique way. For the last month, the Panama City Mall, Healthy Start Coalition, and Toyota teamed up to try and “Fill A Truck” for the Children’s Home Society.More >>
    A Bay County organization is accepting donations in a unique way. For the last month, the Panama City Mall, Healthy Start Coalition, and Toyota teamed up to try and “Fill A Truck” for the Children’s Home Society.More >>
  • Jury Recommends Death Penalty In Bay County Murder Case

    Jury Recommends Death Penalty In Bay County Murder Case

    Friday, July 18 2014 7:10 PM EDT2014-07-18 23:10:11 GMT
    A twelve person jury recommends capitol punishment in the case of the State of Florida verses Kevin Gene Jeffries. Judge Brantley Clark, Jr. will hand down the final judgment the end of August. More >>
    A twelve person jury recommends capitol punishment in the case of the State of Florida verses Kevin Gene Jeffries. Judge Brantley Clark, Jr. will hand down the final judgment the end of August. More >>
  • Region’s Bank Holds Canned Food Drive for a Good Cause

    Region’s Bank Holds Canned Food Drive for a Good Cause

    Friday, July 18 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-07-18 23:09:51 GMT
    A Bay County organization will be able to provide food to more families thanks to the help of a local bank. Region’s held a canned food drive at the Wal-Mart in Lynn Haven on Friday to benefit Bay County Family Services. People throughout the community purchased canned goods and prepackaged bags to donate to the cause. Region’s Consumer Sales Manager Brandon Greve says the people in Bay County are very generous. “It’s really touching to see how giving people are, so many people are just givin...More >>
    A Bay County organization will be able to provide food to more families thanks to the help of a local bank. Region’s held a canned food drive at the Wal-Mart in Lynn Haven on Friday to benefit Bay County Family Services. People throughout the community purchased canned goods and prepackaged bags to donate to the cause. Region’s Consumer Sales Manager Brandon Greve says the people in Bay County are very generous. “It’s really touching to see how giving people are, so many people are just givin...More >>
  • Committee Chooses Architect For Rebuilding of Washington County Courthouse

    Committee Chooses Architect For Rebuilding of Washington County Courthouse

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-07-18 22:18:48 GMT
    Officials in Washington County are making progress in the rebuilding of the county courthouse. The Board of County Commissioners selected a committee to oversee the project who say looking to the future is exciting. Washington County Sheriff Bobby Haddock said,"and I know if we stay at this site, how are we going to incorporate more parking and more building for the expansion and growth for the future."Washington Co. JudgeColby Peel added,"my office actually shares office space with the indiv...More >>
    Officials in Washington County are making progress in the rebuilding of the county courthouse. The Board of County Commissioners selected a committee to oversee the project who say looking to the future is exciting. Washington County Sheriff Bobby Haddock said,"and I know if we stay at this site, how are we going to incorporate more parking and more building for the expansion and growth for the future."Washington Co. JudgeColby Peel added,"my office actually shares office space with the indiv...More >>
  • Law Enforcement Officers Learn Safe Cycling Skills

    Law Enforcement Officers Learn Safe Cycling Skills

    Friday, July 18 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:00:26 GMT
    Law enforcement officers in Bay County traded in their cop cars for bicycles and helmets on Thursday. They're learning safe cycling skills and habits so they can teach elementary students this school year.More >>
    Law enforcement officers in Bay County traded in their cop cars for bicycles and helmets on Thursday. They're learning safe cycling skills and habits so they can teach elementary students this school year.More >>
  • Sweep Nets Multiple Arrests in Panama City

    Sweep Nets Multiple Arrests in Panama City

    Friday, July 18 2014 1:43 PM EDT2014-07-18 17:43:05 GMT
    The Panama City Police Department announces multiple arrests for offenses ranging from the possession of drugs to criminal traffic violations. Periodically the department conducts Crime Analysis Strategic Enforcement (C.A.S.E.) details.More >>
    The Panama City Police Department announces multiple arrests for offenses ranging from the possession of drugs to criminal traffic violations. Periodically the department conducts Crime Analysis Strategic Enforcement (C.A.S.E.) details.More >>
  • Modern Medicine: Psoriasis Treatment

    Modern Medicine: Psoriasis Treatment

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-07-18 15:08:00 GMT
    A new type of therapy is offering hope for patients suffering from psoriasis.More >>
    A new type of therapy is offering hope for patients suffering from psoriasis.More >>
  • Jackson County Cattle Producers Sharpen their Farming Skills

    Jackson County Cattle Producers Sharpen their Farming Skills

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:41 PM EDT2014-07-17 23:41:43 GMT
    Cattle Producers from all across Jackson County spent Thursday out in the fields learning the latest and most effective farming techniques on a four stop Cattlemen’s Tour. From weed control in the pasture to handling the heard the Jackson County Cattlemen’s Association had a long day visiting four sites to perfect their farming skills. More >>
    Cattle Producers from all across Jackson County spent Thursday out in the fields learning the latest and most effective farming techniques on a four stop Cattlemen’s Tour. From weed control in the pasture to handling the heard the Jackson County Cattlemen’s Association had a long day visiting four sites to perfect their farming skills. More >>
  • About 60 Kids Graduate From South Walton Fire District Junior Lifeguard Summer Program

    About 60 Kids Graduate From South Walton Fire District Junior Lifeguard Summer Program

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-07-17 23:31:02 GMT
    Lifeguards with the South Walton Fire District are wrapping up their Junior Lifeguard program for the summer. Over the past three weeks, the junior lifeguards have taken over Ed Walline Beach in South Walton, learning the beach flag warning system, rip currents, open water swimming, and rescue techniques.14 year old Betsy Williams said, "you get to learn how to be a lifeguard if you ever want to be one. Eventually, I'd like to be one."12 year old Sammi Accola said, "a big part of it was learn...More >>
    Lifeguards with the South Walton Fire District are wrapping up their Junior Lifeguard program for the summer. Over the past three weeks, the junior lifeguards have taken over Ed Walline Beach in South Walton, learning the beach flag warning system, rip currents, open water swimming, and rescue techniques.14 year old Betsy Williams said, "you get to learn how to be a lifeguard if you ever want to be one. Eventually, I'd like to be one."12 year old Sammi Accola said, "a big part of it was learn...More >>
  • Bay District Schools Looking to Hire 200 Substitute Teachers, Changes Requirements

    Bay District Schools Looking to Hire 200 Substitute Teachers, Changes Requirements

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:22 PM EDT2014-07-17 23:22:51 GMT
    It's now a little bit easier and cheaper to land a job as a substitute teacher in Bay County. Bay District School leaders are changing the job requirements for those interested in being a sub but only have a high school diploma or GED.More >>
    It's now a little bit easier and cheaper to land a job as a substitute teacher in Bay County. Bay District School leaders are changing the job requirements for those interested in being a sub but only have a high school diploma or GED.More >>
  • Jury Returns Guilty Verdict In 1st Degree Murder Trial

    Jury Returns Guilty Verdict In 1st Degree Murder Trial

    Thursday, July 17 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-07-17 22:51:42 GMT
    A guilty verdict is returned in the case of a Bay County murder trial. Kevin Jeffries, 29, is convicted of 1st degree premeditated murder, armed burglary and armed robbery. More >>
    A guilty verdict is returned in the case of a Bay County murder trial. Kevin Jeffries, 29, is convicted of 1st degree premeditated murder, armed burglary and armed robbery. More >>
  • UPDATE: SWAT Responds to Panama City Beach Home

    UPDATE: SWAT Responds to Panama City Beach Home

    Thursday, July 17 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-07-17 22:35:39 GMT
    Multiple law enforcement agencies respond to the Palm Cove neighborhood in Panama City Beach Wednesday night, after a police officer barricades himself in home, according to Panama City Beach Police. Thursday morning, PCBPD says everyone is safe and the officer is getting help.More >>
    Multiple law enforcement agencies respond to the Palm Cove neighborhood in Panama City Beach Wednesday night, after a police officer barricades himself in home, according to Panama City Beach Police. Thursday morning, PCBPD says everyone is safe and the officer is getting help.More >>
  • Behind the Scenes: Ethical Decisions when Dealing with Barricade and Hostage Situations

    Behind the Scenes: Ethical Decisions when Dealing with Barricade and Hostage Situations

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:15 PM EDT2014-07-17 20:15:10 GMT
    WMBB has set-up policies and procedures for several situations to include barricade and hostage situations. These rules that guide us can often lead to us being perceived as being later with news. In reality, we do all we can behind the scenes to confirm information and details and make sure we are adhering to our ethical codes and standards.More >>
    WMBB has set-up policies and procedures for several situations to include barricade and hostage situations. These rules that guide us can often lead to us being perceived as being later with news. In reality, we do all we can behind the scenes to confirm information and details and make sure we are adhering to our ethical codes and standards. More >>
  • Residents Assist in Capture of Burglary Suspect

    Residents Assist in Capture of Burglary Suspect

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-07-17 20:09:53 GMT
    The Panama City Police Department announces the arrest of Justin William Frazier. On July 16, 2014, officers responded to 2605 Parkwood Drive, Panama City, in reference to a burglary complaint. Once on scene, officers observed three residents holding Frazier on the ground.More >>
    The Panama City Police Department announces the arrest of Justin William Frazier. On July 16, 2014, officers responded to 2605 Parkwood Drive, Panama City, in reference to a burglary complaint. Once on scene, officers observed three residents holding Frazier on the ground.
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  • Crist Chooses Miami Businesswoman as Running Mate

    Crist Chooses Miami Businesswoman as Running Mate

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-07-17 20:08:41 GMT
    Charlie Crist, the People’s Governor, today announced Miami businesswoman Annette Taddeo as his nominee for Lieutenant Governor.More >>
    Charlie Crist today announced Miami businesswoman Annette Taddeo as his nominee for Lieutenant Governor.
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  • Sheriff's Office Takes Man Into Protective Custody Following Incident

    Sheriff's Office Takes Man Into Protective Custody Following Incident

    Thursday, July 17 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-07-17 19:40:38 GMT
    The Bay County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call at 8:59 PM last night, July 16, 2014, in reference to an intoxicated man causing a disturbance in a neighborhood.More >>
    The Bay County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call at 8:59 PM last night, July 16, 2014, in reference to an intoxicated man causing a disturbance in a neighborhood.More >>
  • Store Clerks Cited for Selling Alcohol to Underage Buyers

    Store Clerks Cited for Selling Alcohol to Underage Buyers

    Thursday, July 17 2014 3:38 PM EDT2014-07-17 19:38:43 GMT
    The Bay County Sheriff's Office conducted an undercover operation last night with the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco, and the Panama City Beach Police Department after receiving several complaints that businesses were selling alcohol to minors.More >>
    The Bay County Sheriff's Office conducted an undercover operation last night with the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco, and the Panama City Beach Police Department after receiving several complaints that businesses were selling alcohol to minors.More >>
  • Public Meeting Scheduled for U.S. 98/23rd Street Flyover Project

    Public Meeting Scheduled for U.S. 98/23rd Street Flyover Project

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:13 AM EDT2014-07-17 14:13:16 GMT
    The Florida Department of Transportation will host a public information meeting concerning proposed improvements to State Road (S.R.) 30 (U.S. 98) over S.R. 368 (23rd Street), Collegiate Drive and the Bay Line Railroad.More >>
    The Florida Department of Transportation will host a public information meeting concerning proposed improvements to State Road (S.R.) 30 (U.S. 98) over S.R. 368 (23rd Street), Collegiate Drive and the Bay Line Railroad.More >>
  • Supervisor of Elections Office Seeking Election Workers

    Supervisor of Elections Office Seeking Election Workers

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-07-17 14:06:27 GMT
    The Bay County Supervisor of Elections office is searching for workers for the upcoming elections in August and November.More >>
    The Bay County Supervisor of Elections office is searching for workers for the upcoming elections in August and November.More >>
  • Marianna Man Held on Drug Charges

    Marianna Man Held on Drug Charges

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-07-17 13:33:05 GMT
    Thursday, deputies from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office were at an address on Flamingo Lane attempting to serve an arrest warrant. As they were returning to their patrol vehicles, one officer observed a male seated in the front passenger seat of a car that was parked in the yard.More >>
    Thursday, deputies from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office were at an address on Flamingo Lane attempting to serve an arrest warrant. As they were returning to their patrol vehicles, one officer observed a male seated in the front passenger seat of a car that was parked in the yard.More >>
  • One Person Dead After Crash on Highway 231

    One Person Dead After Crash on Highway 231

    Thursday, July 17 2014 12:32 AM EDT2014-07-17 04:32:57 GMT
    One person is dead after an accident Highway 231.More >>
    One person is dead after an accident Highway 231. More >>
  • Jackson County Budget Workshops Begin and Park Admissions May Increase

    Jackson County Budget Workshops Begin and Park Admissions May Increase

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-07-16 23:48:52 GMT
    It’s a financial balancing act in Jackson County. Commissioners are setting down to assess what funding their county departments need to be successful. This years general funds sits at fifteen point eight million dollars and department requests total 17 million.More >>
    It’s a financial balancing act in Jackson County. Commissioners are setting down to assess what funding their county departments need to be successful. This years general funds sits at fifteen point eight million dollars and department requests total 17 million.More >>
  • UPDATE: 12-Year-Old in Custody After Stealing School Bus for Second Time

    UPDATE: 12-Year-Old in Custody After Stealing School Bus for Second Time

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-07-16 23:42:08 GMT
    A 12-year-old boy is responsible for stealing a Bay District school bus for the second time in less than a month. Police say the pre-teen drove the bus off school property and is now facing a whole new set of charges. More >>
    A 12-year-old boy is responsible for stealing a Bay District school bus for the second time in less than a month. Police say the pre-teen drove the bus off school property and is now facing a whole new set of charges. More >>
  • Walton County Sheriff's Office "Pet of The Week" Leads to More Adoptions

    Walton County Sheriff's Office "Pet of The Week" Leads to More Adoptions

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 7:36 PM EDT2014-07-16 23:36:53 GMT
    The Walton County Sheriff's Office is doing it's part in helping animals find forever homes by profiling a different pet each week.More >>
    The Walton County Sheriff's Office is doing it's part in helping animals find forever homes by profiling a different pet each week.More >>
  • Circuit Court Judicial Candidates Answer Questions To Voters

    Circuit Court Judicial Candidates Answer Questions To Voters

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-07-16 23:19:44 GMT
    Bay County voters got the chance to hear from two of the three candidates for 14th Circuit Judge, Wednesday. The Bay County League of Women Voters and the Bay County Bar Association hosted a forum to get to know the candidates before they cast their vote in August. "It was really to give the candidates and opportunity to express their views on any number of subjects to really help the voters understand the candidates and their views," said Donna Baird, Member of the League of Women Voters. E...More >>
    Bay County voters got the chance to hear from two of the three candidates for 14th Circuit Judge, Wednesday. The Bay County League of Women Voters and the Bay County Bar Association hosted a forum to get to know the candidates before they cast their vote in August. "It was really to give the candidates and opportunity to express their views on any number of subjects to really help the voters understand the candidates and their views," said Donna Baird, Member of the League of Women Voters. E...More >>
  • Crafty Deputy Outsmarts Would-Be Thief

    Crafty Deputy Outsmarts Would-Be Thief

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-07-16 21:27:24 GMT
    The Walton County Sheriff's Office is praising one of its own deputies for thinking “outside the box” and finding a way to prevent one of our citizens from no longer being victimized.More >>
    The Walton County Sheriff's Office is praising one of its own deputies for thinking “outside the box” and finding a way to prevent one of our citizens from no longer being victimized.More >>
  • ONE on ONE with Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera

    ONE on ONE with Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-07-16 19:54:58 GMT
    The Florida Gubernatorial race is only four months away. Incumbent Governor Rick Scott faces a challenge from former Governor Charlie Crist. Scott is a Republican. Crist was a Republican and is now running as a Democrat. Crist has not yet named his running mate, but Scott chose his new Lt. Gov. back in February.Carlos Lopez-Cantera was sworn in five months ago to fill a void after the resignation of Jennifer Carol. Cantera is formerly the Property Appraiser of Dade County. From 2004-2012, he ...More >>
    The Florida Gubernatorial race is only four months away. Incumbent Governor Rick Scott faces a challenge from former Governor Charlie Crist. Scott is a Republican. Crist was a Republican and is now running as a Democrat. Crist has not yet named his running mate, but Scott chose his new Lt. Gov. back in February.Carlos Lopez-Cantera was sworn in five months ago to fill a void after the resignation of Jennifer Carol. Cantera is formerly the Property Appraiser of Dade County. From 2004-2012, he ...More >>
  • Johnson Chosen as Health Administrator in Holmes, Washington Counties

    Johnson Chosen as Health Administrator in Holmes, Washington Counties

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 2:00 PM EDT2014-07-16 18:00:48 GMT
    The Florida Department of Health has announced Karen Johnson, RN, BSN, ARNP as the new administrator for the Florida Department of Health in Holmes and Washington Counties.More >>
    The Florida Department of Health has announced Karen Johnson, RN, BSN, ARNP as the new administrator for the Florida Department of Health in Holmes and Washington Counties.More >>
  • What's Going Around - July 16th

    What's Going Around - July 16th

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-07-16 15:33:28 GMT
    If you're suffering from an upset stomach, you're not alone. That's what's going around.More >>
    If you're suffering from an upset stomach, you're not alone. That's what's going around.More >>
  • UWF Archeologist Dig into Jackson County’s History

    UWF Archeologist Dig into Jackson County’s History

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-07-16 03:48:16 GMT
    One University is spending time pealing back the layers of Jackson County’s history. The University of West Florida's Archeology department is excavating historic sites along the Chipola River. More >>
    One University is spending time pealing back the layers of Jackson County’s history. The University of West Florida's Archeology department is excavating historic sites along the Chipola River. More >>
  • Changes to Florida's Move Over Law

    Changes to Florida's Move Over Law

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 9:49 PM EDT2014-07-16 01:49:39 GMT
    On the first of this month, changes to Florida’s Move Over Law went into effect. Now, you should be aware and ready to provide space to additional vehicles that may be on the highway. It could save you time and money. Details in this News 13 Problem Solver report. The Move Over Law was enacted by the Florida Legislature in 2002. It is designed to protect law officers and other personnel working on the side of the road. On July first, the law was amended to include other personnel. Now, in ad...More >>
    On the first of this month, changes to Florida’s Move Over Law went into effect. Now, you should be aware and ready to provide space to additional vehicles that may be on the highway. It could save you time and money. Details in this News 13 Problem Solver report. The Move Over Law was enacted by the Florida Legislature in 2002. It is designed to protect law officers and other personnel working on the side of the road. On July first, the law was amended to include other personnel. Now, in ad...More >>
  • The Wheel lands on Rodney O. Claywell

    The Wheel lands on Rodney O. Claywell

    Monday, July 14 2014 9:44 PM EDT2014-07-15 01:44:43 GMT
    Rodney O. Claywell is 45 years old. He is 5'8", 150 pounds with black hair and hazel eyes. In February of 2012, the Gulf County Sheriffs Office responded to a call on South Long Street in Overstreet. They determined that Rodney O. Claywell had stolen and sold a vehicle in the care of the victim. Claywell was arrested and placed on probation. Claywell has since violated the terms of his probation. His last known address is listed on Georgia Ave. in Mexico Beach. If you...More >>
    Rodney O. Claywell is 45 years old. He is 5'8", 150 pounds with black hair and hazel eyes. In February of 2012, the Gulf County Sheriffs Office responded to a call on South Long Street in Overstreet. They determined that Rodney O. Claywell had stolen and sold a vehicle in the care of the victim. Claywell was arrested and placed on probation. Claywell has since violated the terms of his probation. His last known address is listed on Georgia Ave. in Mexico Beach. If you...More >>
  • The Wheel lands on Rodney O. Claywell

    The Wheel lands on Rodney O. Claywell

    Monday, July 14 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-07-15 01:20:59 GMT
    Rodney O. Claywell is 45 years old. He is 5'8", 150 pounds with black hair and hazel eyes. In February of 2012, the Gulf County Sheriffs Office responded to a call on South Long Street in Overstreet. They determined that Rodney O. Claywell had stolen and sold a vehicle in the care of the victim. Claywell was arrested and placed on probation. Authorities say Claywell has since violated the terms of his probation. His last known address is listed on Georgia Ave. in Mexico Beach. If you know whe...More >>
    Rodney O. Claywell is 45 years old. He is 5'8", 150 pounds with black hair and hazel eyes. In February of 2012, the Gulf County Sheriffs Office responded to a call on South Long Street in Overstreet. They determined that Rodney O. Claywell had stolen and sold a vehicle in the care of the victim. Claywell was arrested and placed on probation. Authorities say Claywell has since violated the terms of his probation. His last known address is listed on Georgia Ave. in Mexico Beach. If you know whe...More >>
  • Buddy Check 13 -- July 13th

    Buddy Check 13 -- July 13th

    Sunday, July 13 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-07-13 14:27:23 GMT
    It's time to remember to do your monthly breast self-exam!More >>
    It's time to remember to do your monthly breast self-exam!
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  • ONE on ONE with Chief Scott Ervin

    ONE on ONE with Chief Scott Ervin

    Friday, July 11 2014 8:57 PM EDT2014-07-12 00:57:28 GMT
    Most people would say Panama City is a safe place to live. It's family friendly with quiet neighborhoods and a low crime rate. But the last couple of months have not been quiet. There were five shooting deaths in city limits alone. Panama City Police Chief Scott Ervin says this was a unique year. "We've statistically had years with higher numbers of murders, the uniqueness about this event this year, Ervin says, they occurred in such a short time span." The incidents happened in May and June,...More >>
    Most people would say Panama City is a safe place to live. It's family friendly with quiet neighborhoods and a low crime rate. But the last couple of months have not been quiet. There were five shooting deaths in city limits alone. Panama City Police Chief Scott Ervin says this was a unique year. "We've statistically had years with higher numbers of murders, the uniqueness about this event this year, Ervin says, they occurred in such a short time span." The incidents happened in May and June,...More >>
  • Dozier Exhumation Update

    Dozier Exhumation Update

    Friday, July 11 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-07-11 23:31:58 GMT
    Another phase of research is complete at the former Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, but this time there are no significant findings.University of South Florida archaeologists submitted a report to the state July 8th as an update to findings. More >>
    Another phase of research is complete at the former Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, but this time there are no significant findings.University of South Florida archaeologists submitted a report to the state July 8th as an update to findings. More >>
  • Modern Medicine: Kinesiology Tape

    Modern Medicine: Kinesiology Tape

    Friday, July 11 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-07-11 14:11:06 GMT
    Injuries can keep athletes from doing what they love, but a simple tape can help the healing process.  More >>
    Injuries can keep athletes from doing what they love, but a simple tape can help the healing process.  More >>
  • Former Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Employee Arrested

    Former Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Employee Arrested

    Thursday, July 10 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-07-10 23:28:09 GMT
    A former employee with the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce is in hot water after an investigation into chamber finances. Tamara Rasmussen was arrested last week and booked into the Jackson County Jail. More >>
    A former employee with the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce is in hot water after an investigation into chamber finances. Tamara Rasmussen was arrested last week and booked into the Jackson County Jail. More >>
  • What's Going Around - July 9th

    What's Going Around - July 9th

    Thursday, July 10 2014 9:19 AM EDT2014-07-10 13:19:28 GMT
    Overexposure to the sun can cause both short and long term problems, and doctors are treating a lot of those this week.More >>
    Overexposure to the sun can cause both short and long term problems, and doctors are treating a lot of those this week.More >>
  • Successful Peanut Hay Harvest in Blountstown

    Successful Peanut Hay Harvest in Blountstown

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 7:37 PM EDT2014-07-09 23:37:19 GMT
    It's harvest time in Blountstown! Perennial peanut hay is being cut and sold for feed to people all across the panhandle. Last year at this time the panhandle was soaked but this year is a different story. More >>
    It's harvest time in Blountstown! Perennial peanut hay is being cut and sold for feed to people all across the panhandle. Last year at this time the panhandle was soaked but this year is a different story. More >>
  • Jackson County Education Foundation Grant Program Pumps Money into County Classrooms

    Jackson County Education Foundation Grant Program Pumps Money into County Classrooms

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 7:53 PM EDT2014-07-08 23:53:23 GMT
    Schools in Jackson County are taking advantage of additional funding opportunities. More >>
    Schools in Jackson County are taking advantage of additional funding opportunities. More >>
  • Do You Need Travel Insurance for Your Vacation?

    Do You Need Travel Insurance for Your Vacation?

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 7:15 PM EDT2014-07-08 23:15:09 GMT
    You may be back home wrapping up your Independence Day holiday weekend trip. But for some, summer vacation may still be ahead. News 13 is helping you with your plans in this Problem Solver report. Before you get in line at the airport to take that flight to your summer vacation, it may be good to think about insurance...travel insurance. You could be faced with circumstances that cancel your trip. Or, you may need medical treatment while traveling. The Better Business Bureau says travel insur...More >>
    You may be back home wrapping up your Independence Day holiday weekend trip. But for some, summer vacation may still be ahead. News 13 is helping you with your plans in this Problem Solver report. Before you get in line at the airport to take that flight to your summer vacation, it may be good to think about insurance...travel insurance. You could be faced with circumstances that cancel your trip. Or, you may need medical treatment while traveling. The Better Business Bureau says travel insur...More >>
  • FEMA Crews Review Jackson County Damaged Roads

    FEMA Crews Review Jackson County Damaged Roads

    Monday, July 7 2014 7:43 PM EDT2014-07-07 23:43:05 GMT
    Dirt roads in Jackson County have been suffering since late April. Devastating floods have destroyed roads and taken down bridges all across the county. Now trouble spots are being looked into for federal aid. Preliminary damage reports totaled 37 million dollars in repairs.More >>
    Dirt roads in Jackson County have been suffering since late April. Devastating floods have destroyed roads and taken down bridges all across the county. Now trouble spots are being looked into for federal aid. Preliminary damage reports totaled 37 million dollars in repairs.More >>
  • Two Arrested on Burglary and Grand Theft Charges in PCB

    Two Arrested on Burglary and Grand Theft Charges in PCB

    Sunday, July 6 2014 12:01 AM EDT2014-07-06 04:01:50 GMT
    Panama City Beach announce the arrests of two teenagers for an alleged burglary on the beach.More >>
    Panama City Beach announce the arrests of two teenagers for an alleged burglary on the beach.More >>
  • Man Sentenced for Burning Sister with Grease

    Man Sentenced for Burning Sister with Grease

    Friday, July 4 2014 12:01 AM EDT2014-07-04 04:01:41 GMT
    Albert Atkinson pleaded no contest to aggravated battery and to an earlier charge of principal to the sale of cocaine. He’d set up a crack cocaine sale between an undercover officer and a drug dealer on March 15, 2013. Overstreet sentenced him according to a negotiated plea to 14 years in prison followed by five years probation.More >>
    Albert Atkinson pleaded no contest to aggravated battery and to an earlier charge of principal to the sale of cocaine. He’d set up a crack cocaine sale between an undercover officer and a drug dealer on March 15, 2013. Overstreet sentenced him according to a negotiated plea to 14 years in prison followed by five years probation.More >>
  • Cracking Down on Creek Violations

    Cracking Down on Creek Violations

    Thursday, July 3 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-07-03 23:47:29 GMT
    As temperatures soar, so does the number of people tubing down the creeks in Jackson County, but according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office you better know the rules before your tube hits the water.More >>
    As temperatures soar, so does the number of people tubing down the creeks in Jackson County, but according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office you better know the rules before your tube hits the water.More >>
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