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Two FSU fraternities suspended for hazing violations

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CAPITOL NEWS SERVICE) - Two FSU Fraternities have been suspended for hazing violations and violating the university's ban on Greek activities. The violations occurred both before and after the death of a 20-year-old pledge which resulted in nine frat members being charged with fel


Distinguished Flying Cross, journal returned to former Hurlburt airman

On Nov. 2, 2001, Mark W. Miller was a navigator aboard one of the two MC-130Es accompanying two helicopters on a mission in Afghanistan to evacuate a sick Special Forces soldier. En route, one of the rescue helicopters crashed. In bad weather at high altitude, Miller helped guide his aircraft to two


BCSO: 10-pound pot delivery nets man's arrest

SOUTHPORT - Authorities have arrested a Bay County man they believe had 10 pounds of marijuana delivered to his home where a child also lived, according to the Bay County Sheriff's Office. Devin S. Payne, 32, has been charged with smuggling marijuana into Florida, possession of marijuana more than 2


Panama hotel owners want Trump's name off the property

Macau casino dealer 'stole $6m in chips' Provided by NBCU News Group, a division of NBCUniversal Media LLC Image: People stand on rocks on the shore during low tide as the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower Panama is seen next to apartment buildings in Panama CityThe Trump Ocean Club Int


Study points to opening of the Panama Canal as the gateway of Cryptococcus gattii migration from Brazil to Canada

Credit: Translational Genomics Research Institute In what is being described as "The Teddy Roosevelt effect," a deadly fungus in the Pacific Northwest may have arrived from Brazil via the Panama Canal, according to a new study led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). Cryptococ


How much dough did Emeril get out of Florida for his show? Lawmakers want to know

Emeril Lagasse poses for a portrait in promotion of a new television show. In Florida, a television producer for 'Emeril's Florida' show is fighting a subpoena from legislators seeking records detailing how the show spent millions it received from the state's tourism agency. Producer Pat Roberts ask


Winter storm kills at least eight people as it paralyzes the South

At least eight people have been killed by icy weather paralyzing the South, which crippled transportation and left tens of thousands of customers without power, authorities and meteorologists said Wednesday. Almost 1,700 arrivals and departures were canceled or delayed by late Wednesday afternoon


Panama City man arrested for allegedly molesting a woman

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A Panama City man has been arrested after allegedly molesting a woman he lived with multiple times in 2017. According to Panama City Police officers, 36-year-old Christopher James Lee, knowingly and intentionally forced himself on the victim and molested her many time


Three people in custody after police chase Wednesday morning

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Three people are in custody after a police chase this morning. According to Florida Highway Patrol, 39-year-old Nathan Combs of Panama City refused to stop after a patrol trooper attempted a traffic stop on Thomas Drive. That's where the chase began. It continued on 2


House of love now in loving hands

"I am beyond blessed," Myers said. "I wish the world would know Panama City has a lot of love. I love them. They are the true meaning of love." PANAMA CITY- An African proverb states it takes a village to raise a child. In Panama City, it took a city to build a special house. This house that several


Operation Warm Night brings blankets, coats to local homeless

"This is for the homeless who aren't comfortable coming to the mission," she said. ERYN DION News Herald Reporter @PCNHErynDion PANAMA CITY - Rolling up to McKenzie Park Wednesday afternoon, Operation Warm Night members found their first target and sprang into action. Piling out of a white van, six


Commissioners approve list of road projects for next three years

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A half-cent infrastructure surtax approved in Bay County in 2016 will soon be heading in a new direction. Bay County Commissioners have approved a list of road projects to be completed in the next three years. Some top projects on the list include resurfacing and drain


50 women set to participate in football careers forum

NEW YORK -- The NFL will host a forum on women's careers in football next week before the Pro Bowl. Fifty women representing five countries (U.S., Canada, Panama, Germany and Australia) will participate in the event on Jan. 26-27 in Orlando. The Pro Bowl is Jan. 28. The forum will feature panel disc


3 arrested after high speed chase [with VIDEO]

PANAMA CITY - Three people have been taken into custody on drug charges after an early morning high-speed pursuit, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Nathan Combs, 39; Dyllon Combs, 20; and Heather Persilver, 21; all of Panama City, were arrested Wednesday morning. FHP reported the pursuit sta


Carnival Triumph Announces Cruise Schedule for 2019-20

Carnival Cruise Line has released Carnival Triumph's itinerary schedule for 2019-20, which includes a variety of four- to 14-day departures from New York, Fort Lauderdale, and Norfolk, Virginia, visiting nearly two dozen destinations throughout the Caribbean, Bahamas, Canada, NewEngland, Bermuda and


Trump Hotels' Top Room Rates Down 25% in Past Year, Report Shows

The Trump International Hotel stands in Las Vegas.Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg Room rates at hotels bearing Donald Trump's name have dropped sharply during his first year in the White House. The average rate of the most expensive rooms in Trump hotels has decreased 25 percent since last Jan


Germany finds no evidence of substantial breaches of money laundering rules by banks

Reuters. Germany finds no evidence of substantial breaches of money laundering rules by banks FRANKFURT, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Germany has found no evidence of substantial breaches of money laundering rules by 11 of its banks named in the so-called Panama Papers, the country's financial watchdog Bafi


Panama signals it will comply with landmark LGBT rights ruling

Vice President Isabel de Saint Malo on Tuesday announced the Panamanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs notified all government agencies about the ruling. She pointed out to reporters during a Panama City press conference that the Panamanian Constitution "guarantees the principle of nondiscrimination as


A Trip to Machu Picchu for Under $200 - Reader Success Story

Today I want to share a story from TPG reader Teresa, who used rewards to save on flights for her and her husband to Peru. Here's what she had to say: My husband and I wanted to book a trip to Machu Picchu this upcoming May, but our expendable income is limited since we're both students. Thanks to t


Panama Runs Away After Big Second Quarter

PANAMA - A second-quarter spree enabled Panama to break away from Cassadaga Valley for a 67-42 CCAA Division 2 West win Tuesday evening. After the Cougars took a 14-10 lead in the first quarter, the Panthers (6-6, 4-2) went on a 25-5 second period en route to the victory. Dominick Spontaneo scored 7