Beach City Council Ward Three race

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – In a couple of months, Panama City Beach residents will cast ballots for the four qualifying candidates in the Beach City Council Ward Three race. The News Herald reports, Councilwoman Josie Strange currently holds the seat, but has reached her term limit. The election for Municipal Super Tuesday will be April 17th.
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PCPD recommends business owners install security systems

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – PCPD recommends business owners install security systems, after a Panama City business was recently robbed. Someone threw a rock through the front window and stole hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise at a motorcycle cafe
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Lynn Haven’s Sheffield Park readies for April concert

LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – Renovations at Lynn Haven’s Sheffield Park will include planting new trees. Lynn Haven Mayor Margo Anderson says the trees will be replaced with elms, live oaks and weeping willows by the pond, to ready the park for its first concert on April 6th.
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Former Panama City VAC director facing nine federal charges

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – The former director of the Visual Arts Center of Northwest Florida is facing nine federal charges.
Vicki Middlemas was indicted last Tuesday for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from the now defunct organization, in downtown Panama City.
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Suspect in fatal shooting of Arnold High School student cops plea

PANAMA CITY BEACH — One of the men involved in the shooting death of a 16-year-old Arnold High School student in August accepted a plea deal in exchange for the suspects testimony against two others linked to the incident in a PC CVS. Sentencing is April 2.
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Car drives into PC pond

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – A driver took an unexpected plunge into a pond Monday afternoon in Panama City. Panama City Police say the driver was at the Kaleidoscope School of Discovery to pick up a child when the car accelerated straight into the pond. A passenger was taken to the hospital with injuries.
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A Bay County bridge is closed

BAY COUNTY, Fla. – A Bay County bridge is closed after a very wet weekend. A storm that rolled through the Panhandle dumped lots of rain and left some water to flood the Econfina Creek Bridge in Youngstown Monday.
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Teacher reports Bay County mom for suspected child neglect

BAY COUNTY, Fla. – The Bay County Sheriff’s office has arrested a woman after a teacher reported possible child neglect. The 29 year-old mother was charged with three counts of child neglect, after a Southport Elementary student had to be taken to the hospital.
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Suspect accused of shooting FFWCC officer found guilty

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – The man accused of shooting a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer in 2015, has learned his fate. After hours of testimony in the case a Bay County jury found Samuel Reager guilty of attempted first-degree murder. Reager’s sentencing is set for March 23rd.
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Wheel chair bound man hit and killed while crossing street

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – A Panama City man was killed overnight while crossing the street in his wheelchair. According to Panama City Police, 65 year old George Betsey was crossing 23rd Street near State Avenue Sunday night when he was struck and killed.
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