Archives for September 2017

The driver in a fatal hit-and-run crash has been arrested

PANAMA CITY — The driver in a fatal hit-and-run crash has been arrested. Panama City Police say a woman was walking along East Avenue when she was hit and killed, Thursday. PCP caught up with the suspect not far from the accident.
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Bizzare incident on Panama City Beach

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – A Panama City Beach neighborhood said a bizzare incident, Tuesday, is exactly why they fought against a drug rehab in their community. A former patient at a nearby facility attempted to car jack motorists in the Southfields community, before he climbed a tree and threatened to harm himself.
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Medical marijuana dispensaries have been approved in Callaway

CALLAWAY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – Medical marijuana dispensaries have been approved in Callaway. City commissioners voted Tuesday to allow the businesses inside city limits. City leaders say the facilities will also be subject to state regulations.
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A Ruckel Middle School student is undergoing a psych evaluation

OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – A Ruckel Middle School student is undergoing a psych evaluation after he allegedly attacked his School Resource Officer (SRO), Wednesday. Officials said the 14-year-old exceptional ed student reportedly got angry in the cafeteria and put the SRO in a chokehold forcing her to tase the teen.
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Bay County voters who missed voter registration day Wednesday will still have a chance

Bay County voters who missed voter registration day Wednesday will still have a chance. Officials encourage you to call the bay county supervisor of elections or starting October 1st you can register or just make sure your information is up to date online at bayvotes.org.
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Major hurricanes impacted air travel

BAY COUNTY, Fla. – Major hurricanes impacted air travel. Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport canceled a total of 72 flights due to the storms. Hurricane Harvey caused 44 cancelations because Houston is a major connection out of
ECP. Hurricane Irma caused 28 cancelations.
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Corn chips culprits facing serious charges

PANAMA CITY — A man and woman arrested in connection to a less than $20 theft are facing serious charges. According to court documents the daring duo, who appeared in court Tuesday, are accused of stealing $17 worth of corn chips, threatening a man’s life, and leading police on a high speed chase that damaged law enforcement vehicles and injured officers on Monday.
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Lynn Haven city commission consider marijuana dispensaries

LYNN HAVEN — The Lynn Haven city commission held a first reading of an ordinance regulating marijuana dispensaries. The ordinance would allow dispensaries only in commercially zoned areas. A second reading and possible vote will take place at the next council meeting.
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Flu season is making an early debut

The flu season is making an early debut. The flu season typically runs from Oct. through May. County health officials recommend a flu shot for everyone six months and older.
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Panama City Marina Redevelopment project gets green light

PANAMA CITY — Plans for a Downtown Panama City Marina Redevelopment project are moving ahead. The Panama City Commission gave the green light Tuesday to start feasibility studies to see if any changes need to be made.
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