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  • Man gets 25-year sentence for stealing cash, cigarettes

    A 21-year-old Panama City man convicted of taking cash and cigarettes during an armed robbery at a gas station will spend 25 years in prison. Circuit Judge Brantley Clark Jr. issued the sentence to Jessie Floyd on Monday. Floyd was convicted in May...
  • Ex-Panama vice president detained amid corruption probe

    Former Panamanian Vice President Felipe Virzi has been detained while prosecutors investigate him for alleged corruption in connection with a costly irrigation project that was never completed, officials said. Virzi, 71, was one of two vice presidents...
  • Toddler dies in hot car as mom teaches inside Panhandle school

    An 18-month-old girl has died after her mother inadvertently left her in the back seat of the car while she went inside to teach at a Panama City elementary school. Authorities say Jamie Buckley didn't discover her daughter, Reagan, until the end of the...
  • Panama City pothole tweets at city: "Fix me please!"

    Panama City pothole tweets at city: "Fix me please!"
    Sick of potholes in the city of Orlando? Some technology professionals this weekend hope to make it easier to track them by attempting to create a database for those potholes. But if they do, they will still be a step behind the techies in Panama...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Wildlife expert shares triumphant story

    Wildlife expert shares triumphant story
    Zoo Miami's Ron Magill was in Panama City when he saw two harpy eagles in dire conditions. It was a favorite animal of his growing up, and the heart-breaking scene served as motivation to spark change. More than 20 years later, his efforts spearheaded a...
  • Show Management plans 2nd Panama boat show in late May

    Show Management plans 2nd Panama boat show in late May
    Show Management, the boat show organizer based in Fort Lauderdale, announced the dates for its second annual boat show in Panama: May 29-31. The Panama International Boat Show will showcase yachts, boats, marine gear and related offerings at Flamenco...