Strong storms spark fire at Bay County home

PANAMA CITY – Strong storms Monday afternoon left the Lynn Haven and Panama City area underwater. Heavy rains drenched the area for more than an hour leaving several streets impassible and cars disabled due to flooding. More than a thousand outages were reported in Bay County during the storm, which also sparked a fire at a home on Short Tail Court where one family was displaced.

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PC man arrested in drive by shooting

PANAMA CITY – A 23 year old PC man is facing multiple charges in connection to a drive by shooting Sunday. Panama City Police tracked Shaquan Kortez Gipson to an apartment on Magnolia Avenue, where he was taken into custody, aftere a witness identified him as the shooter who fired at a residence on the corner of 6th Court and Everitt Avenue last Sunday, the NewsHerald reported. He remained in the Bay County Jail Monday, according to arrest reports.
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PCP investigating series of car thefts

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – The Panama City Police Department is investigating a series of car thefts. Police are working to identify a man caught on video breaking into vehicles on South Bonita Avenue in the Cove last week. He’s also linked to a bike theft.
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Fun on the water turned scary for one PC boater

PANAMA CITY – Fun on the water turned scary for one PC boater. Police said a man was thrown from his boat in the East Bay over the weekend but was safely picked up by Good Samaritans and the U.S. Coast Guard, who helped wrangle the boat which continued to spin in the water while unmanned. The boater was said to be ok.
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PC man charged in fatal hit and run crash sentenced

PANAMA CITY – A PC man charged in a fatal hit and run crash will spend 10 years behind bars. Dijivis Temes Paul was sentenced Friday in connection to the incident in which the 23 year old is accused of driving “distracted” when he veered off the road, hitting and killing a pedestrian, Sept. 28, 2017.
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Bay County man who led officers on high speed chase facing multiple charges

BAY COUNTY, Fla. – A wanted Bay County man who led officers on a high speed chase is facing multiple charges. The Sheriff’s Office said the fleeing felon attempted to elude officers in the area of Steelfield Road and Highway 79. He is wanted on charges of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Fleeing and Eluding and Grand Theft charges, according to reports from the Bay County Sheriff’s Office.
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Officer-involved shooting in Panama City

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – An investigation is underway, after two people were wounded in an officer-involved shooting in Panama City Wednesday night. Panama City officials say officers responded to a domestic disturbance call at a home on Clay Avenue where the suspect held police at bay, before he reportedly exited the home and began shooting at officers, who returned fire. A bullet grazed one officer who received a minor flesh wound and the suspect was taken to the hospital to undergo surgery for a gunshot wound.
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A family fued ended with a Bay County man in handcuffs

PANAMA CITY BEACH – A family fued ended with a Bay County man in handcuffs. Timothy Jesse Bush, 49, appeared in court Tuesday in connection with the case, in which he allegedly pulled a knife on his brother and threatened his life after an argument over a loaf of bread he had eaten. The victim suffered a stab wound on his finger. Bush is being held at the Bay County Jail on a $10,000 bond, court records stated.
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Suspect in 2017 Panama City Beach shootout learns his fate

PANAMA CITY – A Georgia man accused in a Panama City Beach shootout, in which he says he was defending himself, has been sentenced. Damarcus Ingram, 22, who was initially scheduled to appear in court on a stand your ground defense, accepted a plea deal Wednesday in connection to the April 2017 incident near the Ocean Towers, on Front Beach Road, in which three people were shot. He was sentenced to time served and felony probation, as reported at NewsHerald.com.
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You’re paying more at the pump

PANAMA CITY – You’re paying more at the pump. Gas prices in Panama City are some of the highest in the state, according to AAA, with the average gas prices in Panama City holding steady at about $2.88, which ties it with the Crestview-Fort Walton Beach area for the second highest prices in Florida. The highest prices are found in West Palm Beach-Boca Raton at $2.91, according to AAA.
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