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BCSO: Chase ends with crash into Springfield church carport

Ricardi Tolivar, 40, of Panama City was arrested after the 1:30 a.m. chase through several residential streets in Springfield. SPRINGFIELD - A car and foot chase through Tyndall Parkway, Bob Little Road, several residential streets and a church parking lot early Thursday have resulted in a Panama Ci

NEWS HERALD - 2017-11-17 17:33:59

Man sent to hospital after motorcycle and car collide

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A crash landed a man in the hospital Thursday night after police say the motorcycle he was riding collided with a car. Panama City Police tell us the accident happened around 6:30 p.m. near the corner of Beck Avenue and U.S. 98. Police believe the car turned into t

WJHG-TV - 2017-11-17 07:04:00

State Needs To Take Bull By The Horns On School Merger Process

If ever there were a school merger that made sense, it was the proposed merger of the Clymer and Panama school districts. Both districts find themselves educating similar students demographically. Both find themselves in largely untenable financial situations with known expenses likely to increase

POST-JOURNAL - 2017-11-17 08:00:00

FWC: Working to replenish the scallop population in area bays

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - FWC biologists are hoping to recover the scallop population in St. Andrew and St. Joseph Bays. We rode along with them this Thursday morning as they tried to find baby scallops attached to mesh bags already placed in the water. Once the organisms grow into adults, th

WJHG-TV - 2017-11-17 00:00:00

United Way of Northwest Florida receives $500,000 to invest in community

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The United Way of Northwest Florida in Panama City held a dedication ceremony to a man whose voice went out over the airwaves and whose heart went back to his community. Peter Michael Bardach passed away in 2013 and was an active radio volunteer at WKGC at Gulf Coast

WJHG-TV - 2017-11-17 06:11:00

A Panama tower carries Trump's name and ties to organized crime

PANAMA CITY - When Ivanka Trump flew here in 2006 to push her family's latest business project - an oceanfront steel and glass tower called the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower, shaped like a sail and designed to be one of the tallest buildings in Latin America - a Brazilian real esta

NBC NEWS - 2017-11-17 12:00:00

Social media impacts mental health in youth

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Mental health concerns, depression, and suicidal thoughts are on the rise throughout Bay County, some of which are caused by social media and online bullying. To raise awareness of this, Gulf Coast State College in partnership with the Avicenna Clinic in Panama City h

WJHG-TV - 2017-11-17 02:32:00

Trump-branded building in Panama City reportedly connected to Russian mafia, drug trafficking

A salesman who helped sell units at the sailed-shaped Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower in Panama claimed he had close ties with Ivanka Trump.(RODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP/Getty Images) A Trump-branded property in Panama City has been linked to drug trafficking, money laundering and Russian org

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-17 15:43:01

Ivanka filled Trump's Panama tower with the help of fraudster with ties to Russian money launderers

In the spring of 2007, a succession of foreigners, many from Russia, arrived at Panama City airport to be greeted by a chauffeur who whisked them off in a white Cadillac with a Donald Trump logo on the side. The limousine belonged to a business run by a Brazilian former car salesman named Alexandre

RAW STORY - 2017-11-17 15:53:00

Report: Trump's Panama Resort Took Money From FARC Money Launderer

A new report from watchdog group Global Witness says that a Colombian money launderer currently in U.S. custody participated in the advance sale of units in a Panama development bearing the president's name: The Trump Ocean Club. Trump has made $13.9 million from the Ocean Club in the last three yea

TPM - 2017-11-17 08:00:00

Did Trump Launder Drug Money Through Panama?

The best and worst states to start a business President Donald Trump made tens of millions of dollars in profits by allowing Colombian drug cartels and other groups to launder money through a Trump-affiliated hotel in Panama, according to a new investigation by the organization Global Witness. In th

MSN.COM - 2017-11-17 17:16:48

Georgia congressman says he's still pushing for harbor funds

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter speaks to reporters at the Port of Savannah, Ga., on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Carter, a Georgia Republican, said he's pushing to get more federal funding for a $973 million project to deepen the port's busy shipping channel. President Donald Trump requested $50 million for the p

KANSAS CITY STAR - 2017-11-17 19:39:00

Report: A Trump-Branded Panama Skyscraper Has Ties To Organized Crime And Drug Trafficking

Shutterstock In a shocking revelation, the Trump Organization may have willfully done nothing while a Trump-affiliated property became a front for organized crime. According to Reuters, after opening in 2011, the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower, a high-rise development in Panama City,

UPROXX - 2017-11-17 18:37:57

Panama eyes trade deal with China after ditching Taiwan

Explorer Benedict Allen rescued in Papua New Guinea Provided by AFP 'China-Panama relations have turned over a new leaf,' Chinese leader Xi Jinping said during talks with Panama's President Juan Carlos Varela Panama and China agreed Friday to study the possibility of reaching a free trade agreement

MSN.COM - 2017-11-17 13:20:31

Defense budget bill includes much for Florida, Cape Canaveral, Bill Nelson says

The U.S. Senate's $692.2 billion defense budget includes includes provisions that would allow far more frequent private rocket launches from Cape Canaveral and other provisions that should help Florida, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson declared. The bill, approved by the U.S. Senate late Thursday and by the U.

FLORIDAPOLITICS.COM - 2017-11-17 08:10:51

Trump Hotel in Panama Linked to Accused Fugitive Fraudster Said to Have Ties to Money Laundering

President Donald Trump gave Ivanka Trump his first international hotel project in Panama as her "baby" but she ended up launching the venture with an accused Brazilian fraudster with connections to drug money launderers and Russian criminals. Ivanka Trump helped a former car salesman from Brazil bec

NEWSWEEK - 2017-11-17 17:41:56

Panama struggles to escape its reputation as a haven for fraud

(Reuters) - Ever since its dictator, Manuel Noriega, was captured by U.S. troops in 1989 and jailed for 30 years for drug trafficking, racketeering and money laundering, Panama has struggled to live down its reputation as a financial haven for the profits of crime. The country has tried to boost leg

YAHOO! - 2017-11-17 13:34:14

After ditching Taiwan, China says Panama will get the help it needs

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will provide Panama with whatever help it needs after the Central American country ditched long-standing ties with self-ruled Taiwan in June, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Friday after talks between the two countries' presidents. Panama's President Juan Carlos Varela (

REUTERS UK - 2017-11-17 12:37:55

Putnam Leads in Fundraising

State Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam (R) led in fundraising last month, "bringing in almost $1.2 million for his campaign and a closely aligned political committee, newly filed reports show. ... In all, the campaign and committee had raised almost $20.4 million as of Oct. 31." State Sen. Jack

NATIONALJOURNAL.COM - 2017-11-17 08:00:00

Gerber Collision & Glass Opens Repair Location in Panama City Florida

CHICAGO, Nov. 17, 2017 /CNW/ - The Boyd Group Inc. (the "Boyd Group") today announced the November 15, 2017 opening of a second collision repair location in Bay County, Florida. This brownfield development is located in Panama City, on Forester Trail, less than two miles north and south of the major

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2017-11-17 21:47:00