PC man accused of sexually assaulting disabled child

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – A Panama City man is facing charges after police say he sexually assaulted a disabled child.
According to the arrest report, Monday (April 16), the suspect threatened to kill the child if she told anyone.

Bay County is one day away from Municipal Election Day

BAY COUNTY, Fla. – Bay County is one day away from Municipal Election Day. Panama City Beach, Callaway and Springfield all have seats up for grabs in the April 17 election. There is only one polling place for each city, which will be open from 7 A.M. to 7 P.M., for registered voters to cast their ballots.

PC boy remains in critical condition after being hit by motorcycle

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – A 7-year-old child remains in critical condition after being struck by a motorcyclye last week in PC. The Panama City Police Department is continuing to investigate the April 11, accident at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and East Business Highway 98, where the boy was hit while he and his family were attempting to cross the street.

PCB woman injured in one car crash

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – A one car crash on Middle Beach Road sent one woman to the hospital. According to the Panama City Beach Police Department, the driver lost control of her car and hit a utility pole Saturday night.

PCB murder suspect appears in court

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – A 29 year old PCB woman charged with the murder of her boyfriend made her first appearance in Bay County Sunday. Tiffany Jones was arrested on Saturday in connection to the stabbing death of Jonathan Vasta at a residence they shared on Pelican Place in Panama City Beach, the News Herald reports.

Parking Spaces To Be Added At Conservation Park

More parking spaces are about to be added for visitors to the Conservation Park in Panama City Beach. Lots of residents enjoy visiting the Conservation Park, with its walking trails and bike trails . There has never been enough places for them to park. So, the city is now accepting bids to build an additional parking lot, and add 139 spaces.

Couple Faces Witness Tampering Charge In Child Sex Case

A Bay County couple accused of coaching two kids to lie during a sex crime investigation have been arrested. Darrell and Holly Cornelius faced witness tampering charges in court on Thursday. Darrell is facing charges of lewd and lascivious behavior with a child. Police allege he and his wife told the victim and another child to lie about it, saying Darrel would commit suicide if they told the truth about what he did.

Band Director Busted In Online Sex Sting Is Fired

An update on the North Bay Haven band director accused of soliciting a prostitute online. Neil Gray has been fired. Police accused Gray last week of using Facebook to try and hire a prostitute. What he didn’t know was that his would-be hook-up was actually an undercover Panama City police officer. Gray had been working at Bay Haven since 2010. Before that he worked at several other area high schools and middle schools.

Strange Will Run For Mayor

We haven’t seen the last of Josie Strange in public life in Panama City. Last night was her final meeting as a member of the Panama City Beach City Council. She bumped up against the term limits of her Ward Three seat. So, while voters will be selected someone else to serve in that position, Strange says, it’s not goodbye, it’s more “see ya later.” She says she plans to run for mayor in 2020.

Bay Giraffe Debut’s At Zooworld

A new attraction made her first appearance at ZooWorld this week. It’s a baby giraffe. She’s the offspring of Lynn the giraffe who is 6 years old and stands 13 feet tall. The father is a giraffe at another zoo. The community will name the baby at the Spring Fling event coming up April 21st and 22nd.