Archives for February 2018

North Bay Haven student arrested for threatening to “shoot up school”

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – Investigators with the Bay County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) arrested a student from North Bay Haven Tuesday after the 14 year old was overheard saying he was going to “shoot the school up.” He was taken to the Department of Juvenile Justice.
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Luckily no one was home when fire ripped through a Fountain home

FOUNTAIN, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – Luckily no one was home when fire ripped through a Fountain home, Tuesday. Bay County Fire Rescue says a neighbor noticed the fire at the Scott Road double wide and called 911. What caused the fire is being investigated.
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The marina redevelopment project has come to an abrupt halt

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – The marina redevelopment project has come to an abrupt halt. Panama City commissioners voted to terminate their agreement with developers, citing the company failed to meet requirements for the commercially designed plan, that would’ve included hotels, restaurants and retail shops, a bone of conetention for nearby communities.
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New youth center welcomes LGBTQ kids and teens in Panama City

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – A new youth center is in the works for kids and teens in Panama City. “Free2Be,” is an advocacy group for people in the LGBTQ community, according to their website. Panama City is the first out-of-state office for the Alabama based group, expected to open in Panama City in April, ccording to the Free2Be website.
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Bay County police made two separate arrests following welfare checks at area homes

Bay County police made two separate arrests following welfare checks at area homes. A Parker couple was arrested Friday after police say they found multiple baggies of methamphetamine throughout their Blue Harbor Drive home and syringes on a bed where a 14-year-old child slept.

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A Callaway couple is facing child neglect and drug possession charges, after Bay County Sheriff’s Office investigators discovered loaded syringes and methamphetamine in the tent they were living in with their three small children. All four are being held in the Bay County jail.
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One PC woman wants prom to be special for everyone

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – One PC woman wants prom to be special for everyone, especially those in need. Brenda Grimm, the founder of “Dress for Less,” said she was inspired to collect prom dresses and accessories to give to girls who may not otherwise be able to buy one. All of the clothing, jewelry, and shoes are free.
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The Bay Regional Juvenile Detention Center wants YOU

PANAMA CITY – The Bay Regional Juvenile Detention Center wants YOU. Coordinators said they are looking for community volunteers at the center to be more involved with the youth and share their stories of hope and encouragement.
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Panama City commissioners are seeing double

PANAMA CITY – Panama City commissioners are seeing double. Since buying the Trustmark building for its new city hall the cost to renovate could be double the original $4 million estimate. Public reaction to the escalating cost has been strong, with many questioning the wisdom and timing of the purchase and transparency into the process, the News Herald reports.
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PC man gets maximum sentence in lovers murder

PANAMA CITY – Billy Herman Shaffer, 26, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder for killing his 48-year-old former roommate Matthew Kelley. Shaffer recieved a mandatory life sentence without parole in connection to the Nov. 18, 2017, shooting death.
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Panama City doctor under fire for medical pot recommendation

PANAMA CITY – After an hours long hearing, Tuesday, a Panama City doctor insisted she did nothing wrong when she recommended medical marijuana to a cancer patient because of its health benefits. Dr. Raquel Skidmore’s medical license is in jeopardy, after the state health department complained she illegally prescribed cannabis.
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