Archives for August 2018

Gulf Power Decrease Possible

Gulf Power says it has great news for its customers. The utility yesterday filed for a rate decrease that will total almost ten million dollars for 2019. If state regulators approve, the company claims the average customer would save close to three dollars a month on their bill. Gulf Power says the reduction is in response to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that became law this year.

Rescue Mission gets Grant

A Bay County charity is getting some help taking care of the area’s needy. The St. Joe Community Foundation yesterday presented the Panama City Rescue Mission with a 25-thousand dollar grant. The money will pay for improvements at the mission and a women’s and children’s center.

Pm News

Bay County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a Panama City Beach woman Friday after they found three ounces of crystal methamphetamine in the car along with her small child. Cara Rebecca Christian, 38, was charged with trafficking, a probation violation, child neglect and driving with a suspended license. She was held on a $2,200 bond.

Panama City Beach Police responded to an altercation early Sunday morning near West Caladium Circle. In their report, police claim that they found a victim with a stab wound who was taken to the hospital and listed in stable condition. Police questioned a suspect, 46-year-old, Patrick Wilson, who confessed to the incident and was booked in the Bay County Jail on aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

The body of a missing Defuniak Springs man has been discovered near Miramar Beach. Walton County Sheriff’s Deputies say that the body is believed to be 4e5-year-old, Scott Bradley, who was last seen by his family on July 29th. No foul play is suspected.

Springfield police justified in shooting

PANAMA CITY – Authorities have found that Springfield police were justified in shooting a man after he allegedly pulled a gun on two officers during a DUI traffic stop, according to reports. The decision comes as the trial of Terrance Lamont Britton, 31, approaches on charges of premeditated attempted murder of an officer in the Dec. 29 incident. Britton faces life in prison if convicted.
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Springfield police shooting deemed justified

PANAMA CITY – Authorities have found that Springfield police were justified in shooting a man after he allegedly pulled a gun on two officers during a DUI traffic stop, according to reports. The decision comes as the trial of Terrance Lamont Britton, 31, approaches on charges of premeditated attempted murder of an officer in the Dec. 29 incident. Britton faces life in prison if convicted.
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Fired Bay County man allegedly attacked his boss

PANAMA CITY BEACH – A Bay County man who allegedly attacked his boss after he was fired has been arrested. According to official reports, Justin Lee Posey, 33, allegedly attacked his boss with a metal hook causing a laceration on the victims left arm, as reported at NewsHerald.com. Posey faces a charge of aggravated battery and is being held on a $50,000 bond, court records show.

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Junior League of Panama City gets new home

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – The Junior League of Panama City has a new home. The League held the grand opening for their new location on Jenks Avenue in downtown Thursday afternoon.
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West Nile virus visits PC

PANAMA CITY – A third case of West Nile virus has been reported, including in Panama City. The Department of Health in Bay County issued an alert last month, after two cases of West Nile Virus were confirmed in Bay County, as reported at NewsHerald.com.
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West Nile virus visits PC

PANAMA CITY – A third case of West Nile virus has been reported, including in Panama City. The Department of Health in Bay County issued an alert last month, after two cases of West Nile Virus were confirmed in Bay County, as reported at NewsHerald.com.
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PC business owner facing fraud charges

PANAMA CITY – A PC business owner of an Orlando-based renovation company has been arrested on multiple counts of fraud. Israel Nunez, 29, appeared in court Thursday in what the Florida Department of Financial Services described as “a complicated scheme,” after allegedly defrauding about $175,000 from an insurance company in premiums, according to arrest reports. Nunez is charged with knowingly concealing his payroll, scheme to defraud and working outside of his classification.
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