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Two Arrested in Child Abuse Case

Panama City, Fla. - The Bay County Sheriff's Office arrested a local couple after three children were brought to law enforcement by a babysitter who noticed extensive bruising on two of the children, deputies wrote in a news release. The babysitter reported that Melody Kelley brought an infant and a

MYPANHANDLE.COM - 2018-03-20 15:33:09

Police make arrests in connection with copper wire thefts

LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Three men are facing charges in connection with a series of large-scale thefts of copper wire from a vacant industrial manufacturing facility. According to Lynn Haven police, Sunday afternoon a patrol officer found a silver Ford truck in the woods of the 1000 block of

WJHG-TV - 2018-03-19 20:55:00

Chipley Murder Suspect Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison

Chipley, Fla. - The man accused of stabbing and killing another man in an assisted living facility was sentenced to 40 years in prison Monday. Washington County Sheriff's deputies say that Christopher Kelley, 34, stabbed Wendell Holmes in June of last year while they were both clients of the Tropic

MYPANHANDLE.COM - 2018-03-19 20:53:33

Woman dies from injuries sustained in Thursday crash

MARIANNA, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A woman has died from her injuries after a crash in Marianna Thursday. According to Florida Highway Patrol officials, Madison Chafin, 20, was driving a Ford Mustang northbound on Pennsylvania Avenue in Marianna just after 1:00 p.m. A Toyota Camry driven by Rachel Walls,

WJHG-TV - 2018-03-19 21:08:00

Chipley man gets 40 years in stabbing death

CHIPLEY - Eight months after he was charged with fatally stabbing Wendell Holmes at an assisted living facility, Christopher Kelly Monday was sentenced to 40 years in prison. The Washington County Sheriff's Office reported Kelly, 34, had been held without bond since his arrest on a charge of second-

NEWS HERALD - 2018-03-19 23:15:02

A jarring crime and quick arrest

The murder of an elderly Dothan woman on Saturday came as jarring news, and as details emerged, the more harrowing the crime became. On Monday, Dothan Police Chief Steve Parrish provided an overview of the murder of Mable Fowler. Her killer beat her violently and used an edged weapon. An autopsy wil

DOTHAN EAGLE - 2018-03-19 22:57:00

A 91-year-old Alabama woman hired a homeless man to do yard work, and he beat her to death, police say.

DOTHAN, Ala. - A homeless man faces capital murder charges in the brutal murder of a woman Saturday night. Joe Nathan Duncan, 58, of Dothan, is charged for the murder of 91-year-old Mabel Fowler. "Around 8 p.m. Saturday we received a call from the caregiver of Mabel Fowler," Dothan Police Chief Chie

MYHERALDREVIEW.COM - 2018-03-20 13:15:00

Three Vehicle Crash Claims the Life of One

Today, following a three vehicle accident that occurred on Thursday, March 15, a Florida woman has passed away due to injuries she sustained as a result of the crash. The accident took place on Pennsylvania Avenue in Marianna. The deceased has been identified by authorities as 25 year old Rachel W

DOTHANFIRST.COM - 2018-03-19 21:07:07

BCSO captures man charged with trying to kill 3

Dedrick Howard, 27, had been wanted in connection with a shooting in Alexandria, Louisiana, that took place in 2016. He last had been seen in July 2017. ZACK McDONALD News Herald Reporter @PCNHzack LYNN HAVEN - Bay County Sheriff's Office deputies who tracked down and arrested a man in Lynn Haven w


Woman pleads guilty in home invasion shooting

PANAMA CITY - One of four Bay County locals arrested in connection with the shooting of a man in the leg and ear during an early morning kidnapping attempt has thrown herself on the mercy of the court. Rachel Lynne Hinson, 26, entered a plea Monday directly with the court in the case. She and her co


Another convenience store hit by armed trio

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) -- Dothan Police are looking for three people who robbed a convenience store. It happened just before midnight Monday at the Hobo Pantry on the corner of Reeves Street and Murray Road. That's just north of the old northside K-Mart. Investigators say three armed men entered the st


One person dies in Lynn Haven house fire

LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - One person is dead after a house caught fire in Lynn Haven late Wednesday night. According to the Lynn Haven Fire Department, the fire happened near Carolina Avenue and 15th Street around 10:30 p.m. When firefighters arrived to the scene, the house was in flames. Thre


Robbery at the Hobo Pantry

DOTHAN, Ala. - Just after 11:40 p.m. on March 12, three black males entered the Hobo Pantry/ Marathon near Northview High School. As they crossed the threshold of the doorway, they pulled out hand guns and pointed them at the store clerk. They got away with just $150. The robbers ran from the scene


Lynn Haven woman arrested over 2-year-old's skull fracture

LHPD reported the child, 2, has a history of injuries that he could not have inflicted upon himself. ZACK McDONALD News Herald Reporter @PCNHzack LYNN HAVEN - A Bay County woman has been arrested after authorities determined she had not been truthful about how a 2-year-old in her care sustained a s


Campbellton-Graceville Hospital is nearing sale status

The Campbellton- Graceville Hospital has been vacated for some time, but that status may be closer to coming to an end. In an exclusive interview with Michael Kozar, CEO of Northwest Florida Community Hospital this week, he is hopeful that the sale will be forthcoming. Mr. Kozar stated, "House Bill