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Reviews on an illicit massage website helped Florida police crack a massive sex trafficking and prostitution ring that Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been tied to

An illicit massage website, rubmaps.com, helped Florida police break up a multi-agency sex trafficking and prostitution ring. The investigation led police to arrest New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and charge him with two counts of solicited prostitution.


Panama City Man Arrested for Grand Theft in Holmes County

HOLMES COUNTY, Fla. - The Florida Highway Patrol pulled over a motorcycle for a tag violation in Holmes County. The patrol said in a release, that during the traffic stop it was discovered that the motorcycle was reported stolen in Walton County.


Florida mayor shot at deputies serving warrant for illegal medical practice: police

The mayor of a Florida town was arrested Thursday after he opened fire on deputies who were trying to serve a search warrant for allegedly operating an illegal medical practice at his home.


Florida Man Charged With Murder In Wisconsin Cold Case

WAUKESHA COUNTY, WI -- A 78-year-old Florida man has been arrested and charged in Wisconsin after authorities say he may be the person responsible for his wife's death in 1979.


West Florida Electric Cooperative restores power to residents, some still without

GRACEVILLE, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - More than four months after Hurricane Michael, some communities are almost back to full power. Officials with West Florida Electric Cooperative say they have been working days, nights, and even weekends to restore power to Graceville and surrounding cities.


FHP Investigating Fatal Wreck in Bonifay

Bonifay, Fla. - Multiple vehicles were involved in a traffic crash on State 79 between Clayton Road and Union Hill Road, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office. The Florida Highway Patrol is reporting it as a fatal wreck.


Police: Flight attempt comes to stunning end

HOLMES COUNTY – A Walton County man’s attempt to elude a Holmes County Sheriff’s Deputy came to a stunning conclusion and arrest Thursday. The Holmes County Sheriff's Office said Westley Adam Thompson, 36, of DeFuniak Springs, is charged with fleeing and eluding, attaching tag not assigned, and resi


Citizen's tip leads to arrest of Holmes County fugitive

GRACEVILLE, Fla. (WDHN) — The man who led deputies on a chase into Geneva County before eluding them has been caught, according to the Holmes County Sheriff's Office. Watford was wanted by the sheriff's office on several warrants for burglary, dealing in stolen property and evading authorities.


Disney World Is Offering Huge Discounts to Florida Residents — Here’s How to Save

There’s officially one more reason why living close to Disney World makes you the luckiest person on earth. According to the Disney website, Florida residents can cash in on an exclusive deal to enjoy three days at the park for only $175 through the "Discover Disney" ticket special.


Two endangered Florida panthers found dead just days apart, wildlife officials say

Two Florida panthers were found dead days apart from each other, state wildlife officials said. Officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) said Tuesday that a 2-year-old male was found dead off of Golden Gate Boulevard in Collier County. It was struck and killed by a


The First-Ever All-Inclusive Resort in the Florida Keys Is Now Open (And It’s Just as Dreamy as You’d Expect)

Anyone who’s ever done the drive down the Overseas Highway knows the pure magic of the Florida Keys. Just a quick jaunt from Miami, the string of tropical islands boasts charming B&BS, towering palms, coral reefs, and striking 360-degree water views (AKA the makings of a dream beach vacation).


BOCC applies for SCRAP and SCOP funding

BONIFAY - Holmes County Board of County Commissioners approved projects to be submitted for Florida Department Of Transportation (FDOT) Small County Outreach Program (SCOP) and Small County Road Assistance Program when they met in regular session on February 12.


Huge snake mauled by alligator in Florida, shocking video shows

A giant python in the Florida Everglades met its demise earlier this week when an alligator decided to make the serpent its next meal. Rich Kruger was near the Shark Valley Visitor Center in Miami-Dade on Monday when he came across the shocking sight.


Happy Corner: The Moore Family: Pioneer Bonifay/Holmes County settlers

Throughout Bonifay’s history, it has had a good relationship among the white and black communities and the Moore family were instrumental in that relationship. When we were producing the Heritage History of Holmes County, I interviewed the late Mrs. Ruby Moore Bedford. Everyone in the county knew Mr


Chipley falls to Port St. Joe

The Chipley Tigers fell to Port St. Joe Sharks 65-37 in the regional semi-finals Thursday night. Scoring for Chipley were: Tyrell Blackmon 9, Zac Wilson 4, Isaac Berry 4, Jackson Swearingin 9, Austin Berry 1, Caleb Merredith 2, Kolton Cox 8.


PCBPD: Two Men Charged in Armed Burglary

Panama City Beach, Fla. - Two brothers who allegedly broke into a home while carrying A loaded AR-15 and a .22 rifle were arrested early Thursday morning, according to Panama City Beach police.


Graceville, Port St. Joe, Franklin County advance in Class 1A state tournament

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - The first round of the boys high school basketball state tournament began on Thursday.


Boys H.S. basketball regional scores/highlights

Godby def. Mosley 60-55 (HIGHLIGHTS) Graceville def. Poplar Springs 68-58 (HL) Port St. Joe def. Chipley 65-37 (HL)


Florida State Fire Marshal Presents Firefighter Grants to Panhandle Communities

ESTO, Fla. (WTVY) -- Today, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis joined local officials and fire chiefs to award grants to multiple Panhandle fire stations through the Florida Firefighter Assistance Grant Program established by the Florida Legislature. Grants were awar


Tigers best Atomics to advance in playoffs

A massive third quarter surge propelled the Graceville Tigers to a 68-58 win over Poplar Springs in a regional semifinals game Friday night. The Tigers and the Atomics seemed evenly matched for the first half of the game.