Archives for September 2018

Suspect arrested in connection to multiple storage facility thefts in Parker

Parker, Fla. – The suspect wanted in connection to several thefts from storage facilities in Parker was arrested. Parker police say,.Charles Harris is being held in the Santa Rosa County jail for allegedly stealing Recreational Vehicles and campers and selling them out of state.

PC man initially reported as passenger but was driver in fatal hit and run sentneced

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – The PC man who initially said he was a passenger in a car involved in a fatal crash, but turned out to the driver, has been sentenced. Christopher Atwell was sentenced to 15 years this week for the crash on Resota Beach Road that killed a 49-year- old PC man, according to court records.

Panama City man arrested in hit and run

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – One man was arrested in connection to a car crash in which a PC woman was seriously injured. According to Panama City Police, after the woman was ejected from the vehicle when it crashed on Calhoun Avenue, Thursday, two men who were also in the car, fled the scene, PCP said.

Gunfire broke out at PC grocery store

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – No one was injured when gunfire broke out at a PC grocery store. Panama City police responded to a shooting at the Winn-Dixie on 23rd Street Thursday night. They say they’re following all leads and the incident is being investigated.

No one injured in fire at Panama City Beach hotel

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla – Crews quickly brought a fire at a Panama City Beach hotel under control. According to the Panama City Beach Fire Rescue, a portion of the Sunset Inn on Surf Drive caught fire Thursday morning. Officials believe it was a dryer fire, but the investigation is still ongoing.

Red tide brings Scallop season to an abrupt end

PANAMA CITY – Scallop season came to an abrupt end because of Red tide off the coast of Panama City Beach. According to the latest FWC report, two areas tested off Bay County are still reporting low concentrations of the Florida red tide and fish kills have been reported in Bay, Walton and Gulf Counties, prompting the closure of the bay scallop season Wednesday (Sept. 26). The season was originally scheduled to run through Sept. 30, according to FWC.

Fate of suspect in 2017 Spring Break shooting at PC motel in hands of jury

PANAMA CITY – A jury will now decide the fate of a man charged in connection with a 2017 Spring Break shooting at a PC motel. Tristian Julian Buyck, 22, appeared in court Wednesday for the first day of testimony in the case in which he is on trial for a charge of armed home invasion in connection to an attempted robbery at Cook’s Motel, on Front Beach Road. Buyck could face punishment under Florida’s 10/20/Life statute if convicted.

Minimum Age to Marry In Michigan

There is an effort underway in the Michigan Senate to craft a new law to set the minimum age for marriage.

Senator Rick Jones of Grand Ledge says there is currently no minimum and was shocked to learn from a news report that teenagers as young as 14 can get married with the consent of at least one parent and the approval of a judge. The rules were put in place in the 1880s, when it was more common for younger teenagers to get married. Jones noted the age of consent to have sex in Michigan is 16, and feels no one younger than that should be allowed to get married for any reason.

Seniors rule at Lynn Haven Senior Center

LYNN HAVEN, Fla. – The Lynn Haven Senior Center is taking matters into their own hands. After more than a decade, the Bay County Council on Aging will not renew their contract with the facility. Lynn Haven City Manager Michael White said, starting October 1, Lynn Haven will be fully operating the center, with an emphasis on catering more to what the seniors want.

North Bay Haven’s head football coach has been suspended

North Bay Haven’s head football coach has been suspended. Andy Siegal is accused of holding a team practice on Sunday, which officials say violates Bay County District Schools and Florida High School Athletic Association rules. Siegal not be allowed to have any contact or involvement with the football program during his three week suspension. Assistant head coach Ty Steele was named the interim head coach Tuesday. Siegal will continue to work at the school outside of his role as football coach.