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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • PPG Industries buys 57-store Central American network

    PPG Industries says it has purchased a network of 57 Central American paint stores, which the Pittsburgh paint and coatings maker hopes will boost sales of its Glidden paints brand in that region. PPG announced the acquisition Tuesday of Consorcio...
  • 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...
  • Venezuela may chill drama of Cuba-U.S. relations at Summit of Americas

    Venezuela may chill drama of Cuba-U.S. relations at Summit of Americas
    The White House expected to bask in good wishes at the two-day Summit of the Americas for its historic opening to Cuba, but President Obama will face a problem: Venezuela. Angered by a White House order that identified his country as a threat to U.S....
  • Stage being set for historic Obama-Castro meeting Saturday

    Stage being set for historic Obama-Castro meeting Saturday
    President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro moved toward a groundbreaking meeting on the sidelines of the Summit of the Americas Friday in what would be a remarkable display of reconciliation between two nations with the leadership of 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...