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Lynn Haven woman killed, suspect in custody

Police say it happened just at 5 p.m. at a home on Illinois Avenue. The victim, Ashley Smith, 41, was shot multiple times.

WJHG-TV - 2018-08-17 22:09:00

PCPD: Panama City Man Sexually Abused Child

Panama City, Fla. - A Panama City man sexually abused a child on New Year's Day in 2017, according to an arrest affidavit from the Panama City Police Department.

MYPANHANDLE.COM - 2018-08-17 18:02:53

Indiana Road Rage Suspect Caught in Bay County

Panama City, Fla. - (WANE) - A man accused in a road rage death in Fort Wane, Ind. was arrested in Bay County.

MYPANHANDLE.COM - 2018-08-17 16:11:51

Panama City man accused of giving teen money for sexual acts

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -A Panama City man is accused of giving a teenager money for sexual acts.Panama City Police arrested Xsavian Cromartie, 27, Wednesday.Police say he gave a 14-year-old $50 to perform oral sex on him multiple times in January and July of this year. The victim also said Cr

WJHG-TV - 2018-08-16 16:37:00

Fatal Shooting in Lynn Haven

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MYPANHANDLE.COM - 2018-08-18 01:30:48

Panama City Police Department bringing back two units

PANAMA CITY, Fla (WJHG/WECP) -Some new faces with the Panama City Police Department are helping bring back something from the past.Twelve new Panama City Police officers are in training and preparing to hit the pavement.They'll help restart the department's traffic unit.The traffic unit ended severa

WJHG-TV - 2018-08-17 22:59:00

Panama City Beach man Charged with Sex Battery

Jeremiah Ivanhoff, 35, of the 2700 block of Thomas Drive, forced a woman into a unit and then once inside the apartment forced her to have sex against her will, Bay County Sheriff's deputies wrote in a news release.

MYPANHANDLE.COM - 2018-08-16 20:57:18

Snorkeler who died off Dry Tortugas from Panama City

Monroe County Sheriff spokesman Adam Linhardt said in an email that Michael Ray Stephens of Panama City, Florida, was airlifted to the Lower Keys Medical Center on Stock Island on Wednesday.

WJHG-TV - 2018-08-16 14:24:00

BCSO: Southport Teen Found Safe After Missing for Five Years

Panama City, Fla. - The teen who went missing from her home in Southport five years ago has been located and is safe, the Bay County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday.


Panama City New City Hall Building and Furniture Expenses

In contrast, the price of new furniture for the inside of the building Jones says costs what they were anticipating, $650,000. Jones says the furniture they had before was fairly out-dated and needed to be replaced. He says the furniture is expected to be delivered mid September.

MYPANHANDLE.COM - 2018-08-17 03:27:45

Panama City Police search for missing and endangered woman

Police say Michele Burke, 48, is 5'6" tall. about 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. They say Burke is traveling in a 2010 black Nissan passenger car.


Man Found Actively Downloading Child Pornography In Defuniak Springs

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. - A man is behind bars after investigators used a search warrant to enter a Defuniak Springs home.In June, investigators with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force began a proactive undercover online investigation which led them to a home in Defuniak Springs.

MYPANHANDLE.COM - 2018-08-17 11:48:07

Family and law enforcement speak out after Emily Paul says she's safe

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -Five years ago, a Southport teenager ran away from home.Friends and family wondered where Emily Paul went, if she was safe and if they would ever hear from her again.Now, officials with the Bay County Sheriff's office say Emily is safe and sound.Emily Paul was 14 years


A breakdown of where your tax dollars are going in Panama City's new City Hall project

"We're moving near a hundred employees into this building. To not do this building the right way right now is going to interrupt workflows, it's going to be headaches for citizens. We want to make sure it's right now for the future," Jones said.

WJHG-TV - 2018-08-16 17:38:00

Florida's statewide Alligator Harvest Begins

Panama City, Fla. - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation said the state's alligator population is around 1.3 million.Wednesday Florida's statewide alligator harvest begins.The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said they issued more than 7,000 permits.and an additional 1,313 cou


Lynn Haven Animal Shelter adoptions

Ivan Rogers from the Lynn Haven Animal Shelter stopped by the NewsChannel 7 studio Wednesday with two adorable pups that need a home.If you'd like to adopt these puppies or any of the other animals at the shelter you can call 850-265-4699 or stop by the shelter at 1750 Recreation Drive.


Panama City leaders add alcohol regulations to their drug-free workplace policy

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -Panama City's drug-free workplace policy now covers drug and alcohol regulations.At Tuesday morning's Panama City Commission meeting, city leaders voted to add alcohol to the policy's description.Now, applicants who've been offered employment by the city must successfu


Off-Duty Panama City Fireman Rushes to Woman's Aid

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - It was suppose to be a dad and daughter day on the boat, watching dolphins, and cooling off in the water.


Suspect Arrested in Panama City Shooting

Shaquan Gipson, 23, of Panama City fired several shots from his vehicle toward a home near the intersection of East 6th Court and East Avenue on August 5, police wrote in a news release.


House struck by lightning in Panama City

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -A severe storm swept through Bay County Monday evening and left destruction in its wake.One house in Panama City was struck by lightning during the storm and caught on fire.According to officials, the blaze was contained to the attic. One witness claimed that water was