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Panama City Beach Police Officer Arrested For Aggravated Assault With Firearm

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - A Panama City Beach police officer is being charged with aggravated assault with a firearm and simple battery. According to the arrest report, Scott Womack, 48, got into an argument with the victim in the Rock-It-Lanes parking lot in Panama City Beach while off duty. The re

FILMINGCOPS.COM - 2018-03-23 14:30:44

Husband and wife duo accused of making counterfeit money

LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A husband and wife duo are in jail for allegedly making counterfeit money. According to the Lynn Haven Police Department, Gene and Amanda Brock are facing felony charges for bill forgery, child neglect, and possession of a firearm, possession of methamphetamine, and po

WJHG-TV - 2018-03-24 00:54:00

Lynn Haven Couple Arrested for Manufacturing Counterfeit Money

Lynn Haven, Fla. - Lynn Haven Police have announced the arrest of a husband and wife, who were allegedly making counterfeit money. The investigation started about three weeks ago when multiple bills were passed at a local store where two people were purchasing lottery tickets. The incident was caug

MYPANHANDLE.COM - 2018-03-24 01:56:41

Portuguese Man O' War Jellyfish Cause Marine Advisory in Panama City Beach

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - Purple flags fly in Panama City Beach Friday indicating a marine advisory. This time, it's because of jellyfish. Between cool temperatures, rough surf, and now a marine advisory, this week has not been ideal for spring breakers. "We headed South and it kept getting warmer a

MYPANHANDLE.COM - 2018-03-24 03:45:55

Man and Woman Arrested after Traffic Stop

Fountain, Fla. - A man and a woman face drug charges following a traffic stop in Fountain. An officer observed a vehicle changes lanes in front of other traffic with no signal. The officer pulled over and made with contact with the driver of the vehicle identified as Keith Lee Kirchoff. The Florida

MYPANHANDLE.COM - 2018-03-23 01:46:09

P.C. Toys R Us shoppers: 'I'm sorry to see it go'

Most of the items in the Panama City store Friday were 10 percent off, but higher savings were being offered on some products. JOHN HENDERSON News Herald Reporter @PCNHJohn PANAMA CITY - Tim Emmons and his granddaughters head to the Toys R Us store in Panama City every week or two. They don't alway

NEWS HERALD - 2018-03-23 21:35:00

Lynn Haven Water Receives Best Tasting Award

Lynn Haven, Fla. - The City of Lynn Haven has been awarded the "Best Tasting Drinking Water in Region XII" for 2018 by the American Water Works Association. Participants submitted water samples on March 1, 2018, where they were then judged on taste, odor, color and clarity. The sample with the hig

MYPANHANDLE.COM - 2018-03-24 02:03:45

'Shank' in jail cell nets new charge for suspect

Aaron Wieland ended up in jail after a July 2017 home invasion and kidnapping at 768 Marywood Drive in Panama City that left the victim with non-life-threatening injuries. ZACK McDONALD News Herald Reporter @PCNHzack PANAMA CITY - One of four suspects in a kidnapping in which the victim was shot tw

NEWS HERALD - 2018-03-22 22:35:21

Panama City Man Abuses Wheelchair Bound Woman

Panama City, Fla - A Panama City man has been arrested for abuse on a disabled adult. According to the Panama City Police, 46 year old Larry Pierce committed an act of aggravated abuse on a disabled adult and false imprisonment. The victim is paraplegic and is wheel chair bound. Pierce beat the vict


BCSO: Panama City Beach Man Accused of Molesting Two Children

Panama City Beach, Fla. - A Panama City Beach man was arrested Tuesday after a victim came forward to report sexual abuse. The victim told a school counselor that about one year ago Bennett had touched her while he was babysitting, Bay County Sheriff's deputies wrote in a news release. The victim al


PCPD: Man tortured, sexually assaulted disabled woman

PANAMA CITY - A paraplegic woman reportedly was burned with a meth pipe, beaten and sexually assaulted by a man she was living with, who deprived her of her wheelchair so she could not escape, according to the Panama City Police Department. Larry Pierce, 46, is facing charges of aggravated abuse of


Panama City police bridging the gap between law enforcement and the community

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - On Saturday, Kingdom Impact Center hosted more than 100 kids for their citywide football camp in Bay County. Panama City police officers and Bay County Sheriff's deputies were among the invited guests. "Due to some of the violence, a lot of violence that's happened ov


PCPD: Woman sought for passing counterfeit bills

The Panama City Police Department needs the public's help finding a woman suspected of passing counterfeit $100 bills. The female last was seen visiting Family Dollar stores at 297 and 1907 W. 15th St. about 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Seen in video surveillance footage, the woman is white with brown hair an


Hwy 231 Winn-Dixie Store Reveals Major Upgrades Amidst Company Bankruptcy

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Ninety-four Winn-Dixie stores are closing after the parent company, Southeastern Grocers announced bankruptcy. But they're also making improvements to some of the remaining 382 stores, one of which is in on Highway 231 in Panama City. "Time to time we will have to make decisions

MYPANHANDLE.COM - 2018-03-23 00:22:15

Fountain man charged with sexually abusing girl, boy

Philip Mullins reportedly told two other adults he was sexually active with two juveniles, later identified as a boy and a girl between ages 12 and 18. FOUNTAIN - A Bay County man is behind bars after two juveniles told authorities he sexually abused them, according to arrest reports. Philip David M


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


NW Florida man escapes death after ejection in rollover crash

Man fell asleep at wheel which initiated vehicle to rollover multiple times after leaving the roadway. A Northwest Florida man escaped death, but is hospitalized in serious condition after being ejected during a rollover crash late Monday night. According to a Florida Highway Patrol press release, A


Several Lynn Haven Homes Destroyed by House Fires

LYNN HAVEN, Fla. - In the last week, two house fires have devastated the Lynn Haven community, and destroyed three homes. Early Saturday morning, a tragic fire completely destroyed a house on Ravenwood Court in Lynn Haven. While the family got out safe, they lost numerous cats, and the daughter of t


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


Old Bay High School Cafeteria Demolished for New STEM Building

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - A piece of history in Bay County is coming down. The old Bay High School cafeteria is being demolished so crews can build fresh. The building was built in the early 1960's and was the school's cafeteria until the new cafeteria was built in 2000. Since then it's been vacant, at ti