Archives for July 2018

Two people hospitalized in two separate motorcycle wrecks in Bay County

BAY COUNTY – Two people were hospitalized after two separate motorcycle wrecks in Bay County Monday. According to Florida Highway Patrol, a 41 year old Panama City Beach man was critically injured when his motorcycle collided with a van on Pinetree Avenue and Quarts Street. And a 21 year old Panama City resident was thrown from a motorcycle in a wreck on US 231 and Hyde Avenue. Charges are pending.
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Just ahead of back to school Lynn Haven’s first splash pad is opening

LYNN HAVEN – Just ahead of back to school Lynn Haven’s first splash pad is opening. Kids can cool down at the grand opening at Kinsaul Park, Wednesday morning, according to a news release. A second splash pad will open at Cain-Griffin Park in the future.
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Mosquito-borne illness alert

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG) – A mosquito-borne illness alert has been issued for Bay County. Two people were confirmed to have West Nile virus in Bay County, and health officials are concerned additional people may become sick.
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Ready, set, save

Ready, set, save. Florida’s Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday begins this Friday, offering tax-free shopping on select items. The state will waive sales tax on clothes, footwear and certain accessories selling for $60 or less and most school supplies up to $15. Florida’s sales tax holiday runs from Aug. 3 through Aug. 5.
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“In God We Trust”

PANAMA CITY – “In God We Trust.” The Florida state motto, which happens to be In God We Trust, will greet students when fall classes resume Aug. 15, at all public schools in the state, which is now required by law.
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Traial set for alleged Bay County child predator

PANAMA CITY – An Aug. 20 jury trial has been set for a Bay County man facing four life sentences in a child sexual abuse case, despite his attempts to have it dismissed. A judge recently ruled to move the case forward against 41-year-old Joseph Lee Kosier who was arrested in June 2017 after he was accused of molesting two children under 12, NewsHerald.com reported.
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PC public housing prohibits smoking

BAY COUNTY, Fla. – If you live in public housing you’ll no longe be able to smoke on the premises. Starting July 31st, a zero tolerance tobacco use policy for all public housing, or within 25 feet of those properties goes into effect. Panama City Housing implemented the new rules on July first.
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PCP are trying to identify two robbery suspects

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – PCP are trying to identify two robbery suspects that held up the Krystal’s on 23rd Street last week, (July 26th). According to the Panama City Police Department, the suspects were reportedly armed. Anyone with information is urged to call the Panama City Police Department.
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No reports of injuries in yacht fire

PANAMA CITY BEACH – There were no reports of injuries when the cabin of a yacht docked at the Bay Point Marina caught fire, Sunday. According to the Panama City Beach Fire Department, the fire did not spread to any of nearby boats, as reported at NewsHerald.com. The invesgitation into the boat blaze is ongoing.
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High teacher turnover has Bay District Schools scrambling to fill vacancies

PANAMA CITY – High teacher turnover has Bay District Schools scrambling to fill vacancies. Officials still need to hire 50 teachers throughout the district before classes resume in mid-August. In addition to teachers, the district is in need of paraprofessionals and substitute teachers, as well. Bay District Schools officials blame dwindling interest in the education industry for the teacher shortages.
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