| Apr 9, 2015
| 4:28 PM
Turning the page on a half-century of hostility, President Barack Obama signaled Thursday he will soon remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, boosting hopes for improved ties as he prepared for a historic encounter with Cuban...
| 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...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 11:42 AM
World Cup quarterfinalist Costa Rica will face Jamaica in its CONCACAF Gold Cup opener July 8 at StubHub Center in Carson. That Group B game will begin at 5 p.m., to be followed by Canada-El Salvador at 7:30.
The defending champion United States,...
| 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 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...
| Apr 4, 2015
| 2:04 PM
Inundated by spring break chaos and short on patrol officers, the Bay County Sheriff's office hopes to curtail the flow of drugs to area beaches by using a fake checkpoint.
The Panama City News Herald reports that a sign for a drug checkpoint on a...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 5:40 AM
The Panama City Beach council has approved an emergency ordinance banning drinking on the beach and in parking lots through the end of spring break.
The action was taken Tuesday, shortly after the Bay County Commission took a similar action. The bans...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 4:27 AM
I am Spring Breaker, hear me roar in numbers too big to ignore.
The Holiday Inn Resort in Panama City Beach gives Spring Breakers a unique wake-up call every morning at 11:00 that is now a ritual, reports WJHG NBC News-7 in Panama City.
"The Circle of...
| Mar 28, 2015
| 6:32 PM
Seven people were injured, some critically, during an early-morning spray of gunfire Saturday at a spring break party on the Florida Panhandle, police said. An Alabama man was quickly apprehended and charged with attempted murder.
Multiple 911 calls...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 5:33 AM
A house party that dissolved into a hail of gunfire and left seven young people hurt has officials on the Florida Panhandle pondering what to do with a spring break season they say has gotten out of control.
The raucous parties in the spring break...
| Mar 28, 2015
| 12:07 PM
Seven people were injured, some critically, during an early-morning spray of gunfire Saturday at a spring break party at a home on the Florida Panhandle, police said. An Alabama man was quickly apprehended and charged with attempted murder.