Unpaid boarding fee results in euthanization of family pet

A family pet that bit a toddler in the face has been euthanized by Bay County Animal Control. The Great Dane mix has been held at the shelter since the October biting incident, and the little boy’s mother said they couldn’t afford the more than $3,000 required under the “dangerous dog” ordinance to get the animal released. The county has been charging the family a $10 a day boarding fee. Duke was euthanized last week.

Three arrested in routine traffic stop

PANAMA CITY – A routine traffic stop turned high speed chase in Panama City early Wednesday morning ended with a drug bust. When a trooper attempted to pull over a vehicle for speeding on Thomas Drive the driver took off, leading police on a pursuit that ended on U.S. 98, where the driver and two passengers in the car were then arrested, according to the FHP report, which stated officers allegeldy recovered narcotics.

End of an era as decades old PC theatre shuttered

PANAMA CITY – Movie goers were shocked when they were greeted with a “closed” sign at the theater in the Panama City Mall on Tuesday. The theater, which was AMC Classic Panama City Mall 4 location, had been in the mall since it opened in 1976. The sign directs people to visit its theater on West 23rd St.

Bay County prosecutors gearing up for quadruple DUI homicide trial

PANAMA CITY – A judge ruled Tuesday that prosecutors will be allowed to use blood samples during trial for a Panama City man charged in a quadruple DUI homicide case. Cody Austin Shirah, is accused of driving drunk and causing a crash that killed four Ohio softball players visiting Bay County for a tournament in September 2016. The 22 year old is facing four counts of DUI manslaughter as well as four counts of vehicular homicide. Shirah is tentatively set to go to trial Feb. 19.

Is a UP Woman a Jeopardy Champion

Is a UP Woman a Jeopardy Champion?

Amanda Griggs has one of those jobs that you could definitely see producing a Jeopardy champion. She is a librarian. And after years of trying she finally landed a spot on the TV show Jeopardy. Griggs episode was filmed around Halloween, and tomorrow night we will learn how her trip to the set of Jeopardy turned out.

Bay City Point in Panama City is growing

PANAMA CITY – Bay City Point in Panama City is growing. A Dunkin Donuts debuted as the first business to open in the first phase of the project, and officials said as work progresses on the new development, at the intersection of 23rd Street and Highway 77, other businesses will be opening in the coming months.

Fires at two neighboring homes fanned by high winds

(30 min n/pc) EBRO, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – The cause of fires at two neighboring homes over the weekend is still being investigated. Authorities said wind may have helped the blaze spread to a mobile home next to the camper that caught fire early Saturday morning. Both homes were destroyed, but no one was injured in the fire, as reported by the News Herald.

Trial for former Sneads prison correctional officer accused in a racially motivated beating set for Jan. 24

PANAMA CITY – Trial for a former Sneads prison correctional officer accused in a racially motivated beating of an inmate and consequent cover up, is expected to go before a jury Jan. 24. 49-year-old Michael Baxter has been indicted in connection with the July 2015 attack on Darren Glover, 44, which authorities reported stemmed from Glover taking wedding photos with his fiancée, who is white, according to court records.

Dating app meeting ends in armed robbery

PANAMA CITY – Two Bay County men are facing charges after allegedly robbing a man they met on a dating app. The Panama City Police Department arrested the 19 and 21 year old men, after the alleged victim says he met the duo at a Oak Hammock Drive residence, where he was reportedly robbed at gunpoint, according to arrest reports. The perpatrators were being held at the Bay County Jail, as reported by the News Herald.

Class ring lost over 30 years ago found it’s way back to it’s Panama City owner

PANAMA CITY – A highschool class ring lost over 30 years ago found it’s way back to it’s Panama City owner. A picture of the 1981 Bay High School class ring was posted on Facebook, and after several people shared it the owner was identified in less than 24 hours. Dean Ezzel says when he learned his ring had been found he knew that “God is still performing miracles,” as reported by the News Herald.