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4 hrs ago | WJHG-TV Panama City

Joseph Moody Guilty of First Degree Murder

A former Panama City firefighter, who shot and killed his ex-girlfriend last year, will spend the rest of his life in prison.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

WJHG-TV Panama City

Missing Spring Breaker's Family Continues Search

It's been a little more than 7 weeks since a Rice University student disappeared while visiting Panama City Beach for spring break.

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Higher Bright Futures Standards Worry Local School Officials

State officials estimate about 50% of Florida's high school students will not qualify for Bright Futures scholarships this year.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

WJHG-TV Panama City

Super Tuesday Election Results

Voters in 3 Bay County cities went to the polls Tuesday to choose candidates for several city council or commission seat, and at least 1 mayor.

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New School Start Times for Bay County Students Next Year

Bay County students, parents, and teachers will have to get used to different school times next year.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

WJHG-TV Panama City

Southport Man Jailed, Facing Charges

A Southport man is still in the hospital after an overnight shooting. It happened shortly after midnight Friday morning at the victim's home on Hobbs Road.

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Midnight Shooting and Chase Ends In Arrest

It happened just before midnight at a home on Hobbs Road. Bay County sheriff's officials say Michael Olloughlin allegedly shot the homeowner in the arm and leg.

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Attempted Robbery Suspect Arrested

A Parker man is in the Bay County jail, accused of trying to rob a downtown Panama City credit union branch Thursday afternoon.

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Alternative Beach School Program, Start Time Changes Up For A Vote

Bay District school officials are rethinking plans for a new alternative school for the beaches.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

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$2.8 Million to be Spent Promoting Panama City

Panama City's Bed Tax Advisory Committee has come up with a tentative plan to spend $1.4 million that they expect to collect each year from a proposed bed tax.

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FSU-PC Offering Summer STEM Camps

There are 4 different camps starting in late June and ending in early August. Some will focus on robotics.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

WJHG-TV Panama City

School, Community at Old Airport Under Construction

It will occupy more than 700 acres that used to be home to the Panama City Bay County International Airport.

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Catholic Charities Attempts To Change Poverty in Bay County

Chances are you've heard of Catholic Charities. But you may not realize the extent of services the non-profit offers to those needing a hand.

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Alabama Live

Panama City Beach might actually change spring break; free entry to National Seashore this...

The column The Daily Beach is intended to provide a snapshot of what's happening along the beaches of Alabama and the Florida Panhandle, as well as the writer's opinions on issues impacting the coast.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

WJHG-TV Panama City

Man Critical in Stabbing

Two people are hospitalized following a stabbing on the 4 lane section of Front Beach Road at Panama City Beach.

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Spring Break Arrests Down Since March

All you have to do is drive down Front Beach Road or Thomas Drive to realize spring break is about over.

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Youngstown Man Charged with Lewd and Lascivious Battery

A Youngstown man is being held without bond on two counts of lewd and lascivious battery on a child under the age of 18. Bay County Sheriff's investigators arrested 37 year old James Timothy Cooper last week, after receiving a tip from an acquaintance of his.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

WJHG-TV Panama City

US Highway 98 Construction to Begin Again

Constructions crews have restarted work on Back Beach Road. The Department of Transportation halted the project during spring break.

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WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

Man gets life for killing wife, father-in-law

As part of a deal with Bay County prosecutors, 51-year-old Bryan Keith Castleman pleaded no contest Monday to two counts of second-degree murder.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

WJHG-TV Panama City

Bay County Hosts Waste Amnesty Days

Bay County is hosting its annual waste amnesty days at Steelfield Landfill Saturday from 7 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Waste amnesty days are held twice a year to allow residents to drop off anything from refrigerators to batteries to yard debris free of charge.

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