| Feb 10, 2015
| 1:30 PM
WASHINGTON — After jouncing in a van across a vast construction site at the Panama Canal, South Florida Congresswoman Lois Frankel returned to Capitol Hill this week convinced more than ever that Port Everglades needs to widen and deepen its...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 7:10 AM
ALONG THE PANAMA CANAL — Nina and Fred Fenton have gone on 40 cruises, including five times through the Panama Canal since 1998, but they keep coming back.
While aboard the Norwegian Sun on their latest journey into the storied waterway linking...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 4:48 AM
PANAMA CITY— Commissioners in Panama City have endorsed a 4 a.m. closing time for bars during spring break even though bars in Bay County and nearby Panama City Beach shut down at 2 a.m.
The ordinance passed 3-2 on Tuesday.
The News-Herald of...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 7:20 AM
Tiny Apalachicola is often overlooked by Florida visitors lured by the state's bigger tourist draws such as Disney World, South Beach and Key West.
Getting here isn't as easy as getting to the tourist hotspots. The closest commercial airports are a two-...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 7:34 AM
Gabriel Smeby felt like he was touching history.
Awe enveloped the group as Smeby and two Dark Side Sharkers partners, Derrick Keeny and Kyle Register, pulled in the 9-foot, 8½-inch great white shark while fishing from the beach, but now they were...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 5:18 AM
WEST BAY, Fla. (AP) — Silver Airways will begin offering daily flights from Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport to Tampa and Orlando.
The airlines announced Monday that it will offer twice-daily flights to Orlando International Airport...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 2:43 PM
MIAMI - Las autoridades estadounidenses capturaron hoy en Florida a una pareja de novios adolescentes buscada durante las últimas dos semanas en varios estados del sur del país, donde presuntamente se dedicaron al robo de vehículos y al uso fraudulento de...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 7:00 AM
Two teenage sweethearts suspected in a crime spree of stolen vehicles and pilfered checks across the South have been taken into custody in Florida, Kentucky authorities said Sunday.
Grayson County sheriff's officials say in a statement that 18-year-...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 5:06 AM
Panama City Beach is gearing up for the annual onslaught of spring breakers.
The Bay County Sheriff's Office and the Panama City Beach Police Department have extra money in their budgets to cover anticipated over-time costs of additional spring break...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 5:10 AM
A homeless couple and their puppy are safe after being dumped into a garbage truck as they slept in a Panama City trash bin.
Police say a garbage truck driver called for help Tuesday. He says he had emptied the bin and was on his way to the next stop...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 8:25 AM
I've been on enough whale-watching or dolphin-spotting outings to know not to expect much.
"There's a minke whale at 11 o'clock," a voice will announce excitedly over the boat's PA system. I and everyone aboard rushes to the rail, looks at 11 o'clock...