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  • FloriDUH: Cook finds her own head on a platter

    FloriDUH: Cook finds her own head on a platter
    Success may not be about dedication. A waffle shop cook, Jamie Annette Simonsen, allegedly called 911 to report an officer who’d momentarily blocked the entrance to her work during a traffic stop, reports the Panama City News Herald. When other ...
  • Man taken to hospital after being shot by Panhandle deputy

    One person was injured during a standoff with a sheriff's deputy in the Florida Panhandle. The News Herald of Panama City (http://bit.ly/1HHGgt8 ) reports deputies responded Monday to a tip that two men with felony warrants were at thea home in...
  • Panama City's historic district is rehabilitated, so are its gangsters

    Panama City's historic district is rehabilitated, so are its gangsters
    One of the first stops on Antonio James' tour of the gentrifying Casco Viejo district of Panama City is the spot where his brother was killed in a spray of bullets aimed at no one in particular. Five years later, the former drug den houses the...
  • In Panama, corruption inquiries grow after president's tenure ends

    Sometimes it seems that to find your way around today's Panama City, you must look up. Like the canopy of a forest, about 300-odd skyscrapers have redefined the city's skyline. The relentless construction has helped fuel the highest growth rate in the...
  • 2 women, deputy attacked by pit bull

    Authorities say two women and a Florida Panhandle deputy were injured in a pit bull attack. The Bay County Sheriff's Office reports that a deputy responded a Panama City home Thursday evening. One woman had suffered multiple wounds to her neck while...
  • Florida man accused in death of girlfriend's child

    A 27-year-old Florida Panhandle man faces aggravated manslaughter charges in the death of his girlfriend's child. The News Herald of Panama City (http://bit.ly/1zOeHeN ) reports Stephen Aaron Young was charged Wednesday in the death of 2-year-old Anya...
  • Report: Ex-deputy broke into boatyard ... again

    Report: Ex-deputy broke into boatyard ... again
    This dude apparently doesn't cut it as a cop ... or a crook. Practice doesn't always make perfect: A former Panhandle deputy and ex-cop, identified as Spencer D. Massey, who is currently on pre-trial release for stealing radios from boats housed in a...
  • Panama City Beach bans beach drinking during spring break

    Panama City Beach leaders have voted to ban beach drinking during the month of March as part of larger crackdown on spring break partying. The city council approved the ban on beach drinking Tuesday during a special meeting to address spring break...
  • Man sentenced to death for retired game warden's murder

    A Florida man has been sentenced to death for his role in the death of a retired game warden. The death sentence is the first in a Washington County courtroom in modern judicial history. The Panama City News Herald (http://bit.ly/1bOOkd2 ) reports...
  • Florida man pleads guilty to bomb threat on Social Security office

    Florida man pleads guilty to bomb threat on Social Security office
    PANAMA CITY — An irate disability recipient has pleaded guilty to federal charges of threatening to blow up the local Social Security office, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Thursday. Johnathon Mathew Garrett, 36, pleaded guilty to giving...
  • After raucous Spring Break, a plot to fix community's image

    A raucous Spring Break that made some unwanted national headlines has officials on the Florida Panhandle looking to restore their community's image. After a season that included a house party that dissolved into gunfire and a beach gathering that...