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September 9, 2022

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  • Artists with disabilities to host art fundraiser in PC
    by Chloe Sparks on February 1, 2023 at 4:04 pm

    PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) -- Pyramid Inc. is an art-focused non-profit day training program for adults with disabilities. This weekend the Panama City organization is partnering with several local art galleries and businesses to fundraise for the program. The 'Art of the Possible Gallery Walk and Art Festival' begins at Panama City Hot Glass on [...]

  • Two men arrested after allegedly assaulting DeFuniak police officer
    by Cortney Evans on February 1, 2023 at 3:20 am

    DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. (WMBB) — DeFuniak Springs Police Department have arrested two men after an incident at a McDonalds parking lot. An officer was allegedly sprayed with pepper spray. Around 3:00 Tuesday afternoon police responded to a call about two individuals throwing trash on the ground. According to a Facebook post from DeFuniak Springs Police [...]

  • Woman's house torn down for renovations through rebuild program
    by Alex Schley on February 1, 2023 at 1:07 am

    PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — A Panama City woman whose home was badly damaged during Hurricane Michael watched demolition crews tear it down Tuesday. 87-year-old Pinnie Hunter bought the East 9th Street home in the 1960s. She raised 4-generations in the home. After Hurricane Michael, Hunter's family worried the house was no longer safe for [...]

  • Tinder announces intent to run for mayor of Lynn Haven
    by Alex Schley on February 1, 2023 at 1:01 am

    LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (WMBB) — Lynn Haven City Commissioner Judy Tinder resigned from her city commission seat so she can run for mayor of Lynn Haven.  "I just think that we need to give City Hall back to the people,” former Lynn Haven Commissioner Judy Tinder said. “That's just the bottom line. I know that [...]

  • Marianna mourns loss of DJ Diamond D
    by Jake Holter on February 1, 2023 at 12:49 am

    MARIANNA, Fla. (WMBB) — One of Marianna's most iconic modern figures has sadly passed away. Derwin Hazelton, commonly known as DJ Diamond D, lost his four year battle with cancer on January 26. He was 54. Hazelton played an integral part in the soundtrack of many people's lives. For decades, he and his turntables were [...]

  • Panama City commissioner withdraws from race
    by S. Brady Calhoun on January 31, 2023 at 11:37 pm

    PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — A Panama City commissioner has decided he will not seek reelection. Ken Brown has withdrawn from the Ward 2 Commission race. Brown was first elected to the office 12 years ago. Although he had initially filed to run for another term, he has now withdrawn. In a letter posted on [...]

  • $98 million in state funding could be used to widen PCB Parkway
    by Thomas Shults on January 31, 2023 at 11:11 pm

    BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — In the coming months Bay County officials said Back Beach Road could begin to be widened to six lanes. Gov. Ron DeSantis earmarked $98 million to expand Highway 98 from the Hathaway Bridge to Richard Jackson Blvd. "Somebody is getting the money, so it might as well be us," Panama [...]

  • WCSO looking for two burglary suspects
    on January 31, 2023 at 10:26 pm

    WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — The Walton County Sheriff's Office is investigating multiple burglaries that took place in the Oakwood Lakes Neighborhood early Saturday morning. Deputies said a witness saw two suspects in ski masks burglarizing cars in the Oakwood Lakes neighborhood in DeFuniak Springs. "Deputies responded to that area and located a silver car, [...]

  • Wilson sentenced to 30 years in sexual assault, kidnapping case
    by Diane M. Moore / The Washington County News on January 31, 2023 at 6:55 pm

    JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (Washington County News) — A Jackson County man facing multiple charges around a sexual assault and other incidents while in custody took a plea deal as jury selection for his trial was beginning Monday morning.  Travis Dickson Wilson, 39, accepted the plea as he was set to be sentenced under the Prison [...]

  • Over 60 Employers to come to Bay County Job Fair
    by Annie Dalbis on January 31, 2023 at 6:14 pm

    PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) -- If you’re looking for your dream job, you’re in luck. The 36th Annual Bay County Job Fair will take place Saturday, Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Florida State University, Panama City in the Holley Center. Alex Murphy, the Chief Community Relations Officer at Haney Technical College [...]

  • Lynn Haven Commissioner Judy Tinder announces resignation
    by S. Brady Calhoun on January 31, 2023 at 5:06 pm

    ED. NOTE: This story has been updated with new information. Tinder spoke with News 13 about her plans Tuesday afternoon. We will have more from her tonight. LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (WMBB) — Lynn Haven Commissioner Judy Tinder resigned from the commission Tuesday. She told News 13 Tuesday afternoon that she plans to run for mayor [...]

  • Bay Superintendent Bill Husfelt announces retirement
    by S. Brady Calhoun on January 31, 2023 at 4:41 pm

    PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — Bay District Superintendent Bill Husfelt announced Tuesday that he is stepping down later this year. Husfelt was first elected superintendent in 2008 and was re-elected in 2012, 2016, and 2020. He previously served as principal of Mosley High School. Husfelt will retire July 31. “This community and I have been [...]

  • Pancake festival fundraiser to benefit the local community
    by Chloe Sparks on January 31, 2023 at 3:30 pm

    PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — The Pilot Club of Panama City is known for its service in the area. Their fundraiser this weekend will determine how much they can do to help the community this year. The 12th Annual Pancake Festival will be held at O'Charley's Restaurant and Bar on Saturday. High schoolers, Pilot Club [...]

  • Bay Co. teacher masters how to spread the love for learning
    by Chloe Sparks on January 31, 2023 at 3:08 pm

    PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — Lucille Moore Elementary School Teacher Miriam Siegal has made an impact that goes beyond the doors of her classroom. Parents, other teachers, and school administrators all reap the benefits when they cross paths with the fourth-grade teacher. She is this week's 'Class Act.' "She's a really good teacher," Siegal's Student [...]

  • Rutherford students turning school bus into tiny home
    by Jake Holter on January 31, 2023 at 4:16 am

    PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — Rutherford High School construction academy students have been hard at work converting an old school bus into a fully-functional tiny home. The old bus came from Chautauqua Charter Academy, and the students are transforming it into a place where visitors of the charter academy can stay. "Ms. McCauley, at Chautauqua [...]

  • Bozeman FFA hosts goat yoga to raise money for new barn
    by Jake Holter on January 31, 2023 at 4:07 am

    PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WMBB) — It's not every day you get to hang out with goats, but in Panama City Beach Sunday, dozens of folks laid out their yoga mats in the Zen Garden to align their chakras with some bleating buddies. The outdoor event allowed people the opportunity to interact with baby goats, [...]

  • Tech failure results in PCB water boil advisory
    by Alex Schley on January 31, 2023 at 2:31 am

    PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WMBB) — All residents east of Richard Jackson Boulevard in Panama City Beach were under a boil water notice this weekend. A computer hardware malfunction caused a pump station to lose pressure for nearly an hour Friday morning. "At about 12:35 in the morning on this past Friday the controller that [...]

  • Used car dealers finding new methods to steady sales despite high-interest rates
    by Thomas Shults on January 30, 2023 at 10:53 pm

    PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — A year ago, many struggled to find new cars as automotive chips were in short supply. That led to more expensive used cars, as interest rates skyrocketed nationwide. But that could be changing. According to Kelley Blue Book, the average price of used cars is falling. They said the prices [...]

  • Major highway expansion coming to Panama City Beach
    by Tom Lewis on January 30, 2023 at 10:51 pm

    PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WMBB) — Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Monday that a long-awaited Panama City Beach project is going to become a reality much sooner than expected. It's part of a $7 billion dollar plan to fast-track 20 road projects around the state. DeSantis announced his four-year "Moving Florida Forward" proposal Monday in Auburndale. [...]

  • Local sheriff says DeSantis' Law and Order Legislation is vital to community
    by Emma Riley on January 30, 2023 at 9:35 pm

    FRANKLIN COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — Governor Ron DeSantis announced plans that could reform the criminal justice system last week. The list includes changes to the death penalty, cracking down on fentanyl, and strengthening bail laws. Franklin County Sheriff A.J. Smith said the legislation is vital and necessary. "One of the things I'm really excited about [...]

  • Free look into Black History at local museum
    by Chloe Sparks on January 30, 2023 at 7:32 pm

    CARRABELLE, Fla. (WMBB) -- A local museum is showcasing a special exhibit for a look into the history of black soldiers in World War II. The Camp Gordon Johnston Museum in Carrabelle has set up 10 walls full of this history to commemorate Black History Month. It's free to go to. It will be ready [...]

  • Panama City man charged in stabbing incident
    by S. Brady Calhoun on January 30, 2023 at 6:34 pm

    PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — A Panama City man was arrested and charged after he allegedly stabbed another man in the chest, police said Monday. Panama City Police said that on Friday night Jamie L. Frazier, 41, got in an argument with another man at an apartment on W. US 98. Officers added that when [...]

  • Newborn baby found abandoned near Florida mobile home park
    by Nathaniel Rodriguez on January 30, 2023 at 2:23 pm

    The Polk County Sheriff's Office said it found a newborn baby left on a small hill in Mulberry, Florida, early Saturday morning.

  • Several burglaries reported in DeFuniak Springs
    by Talor Maree on January 30, 2023 at 12:15 am

    WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — The Walton County Sheriff's Office is investigating several burglaries and a stolen vehicle in DeFuniak Springs. According to officials, an observant Walton County Fire Rescue medic spotted multiple subjects wearing ski masks. They burglarized a vehicle on Leisure Lake Road just after 2:00 Saturday morning. Officials said the suspects were [...]

  • One child is dead and three others seriously injured after car collides with a tree
    by Talor Maree on January 28, 2023 at 11:39 pm

    A 7-year-old child is dead and three others are seriously injured after their sedan collided with a tree. According to the Florida highway patrol, shortly after 1:30 p.m. Friday, a 2011 blue ford fusion was traveling westbound on us 90 near the intersection of hammer lane when the sedan veered off the roadway to the [...]

  • President of ABC News attends local organization's founders' day
    by Cortney Evans on January 28, 2023 at 11:30 pm

    PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — Saturday was a monumental day for a local sorority chapter. The Xi Omicron Omega chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated celebrated Founders' Day in Callaway. Every year the women of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated recognize the remarkable women who founded the organization in 1908. "We are [...]

  • CFO Jimmy Patronis believes universities should ban TikTok
    by Cortney Evans on January 28, 2023 at 2:04 am

    PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — The social media platform TikTok is incredibly popular and controversial and the app is getting a lot of heat from politicians like Florida's Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis. TikTok lets users watch, create, and share short videos but to Florida's CFO, there is something insidious at the heart of the [...]

  • Local politician wants legislation for dispatchers changed
    by Cortney Evans on January 28, 2023 at 2:03 am

    PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis is proposing legislation that would give first responder status to 911 dispatchers and crime investigators. Patronis said dispatchers answered over 25,000 calls in 48 window in response to Hurricane Ian. But, neither they nor crime investigators, are eligible for the same PTSD benefits that [...]

  • Woman sentenced to prison for trafficking drug charge
    by Tom Lewis on January 27, 2023 at 11:26 pm

    JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — Most people are usually in prison because they commit a crime, but investigators said a central Florida woman came to a Panhandle prison specifically to commit a crime. Back in September, Angela Benjamin traveled from Spring Hill, Florida to Apalachee Correctional Institution in Sneads, to visit an inmate named Gary [...]

  • Ascension Sacred Heart Bay meets its first therapy dog
    by Talor Maree on January 27, 2023 at 11:25 pm

    PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — Ascension Sacred Heart Bay now has a new member walking their halls to provide therapy to patients and employees. What makes them so special? The therapy provider has 4-legs. On Friday, the 7-year-old labradoodle, Maggie, met her first patients and makes Panama City history as the first certified therapy dog. [...]

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