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Panama City Beach Police officers helping with Irma relief efforts

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Some Panama City Beach Police officers are heading to south Florida to help with hurricane relief efforts. The officers are heading to the Florida Keys to help with shelters in the area. Chief Drew Whitman says officers in south Florida have been working long

WJHG-TV - 2017-09-16 05:37:00

New additions to Jackson Hospital

JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Some new spaces at Jackson Hospital may help staff better serve the community. Director of Surgery Steve Richards said some areas were renovated. "In the pre-op area we had five rooms over there, now we have eight," Richards said. "In the recovery room we went from

WJHG-TV - 2017-09-16 05:34:00

House of Representatives approves $500 million for offshore patrol cutter program

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The House of Representatives approved $500 million to pay for the offshore patrol cutters program. If the project gets approval from the U.S. Senate and President Trump, the Coast Guard will likely allow Eastern Shipbuilding Group to build the first vessel and start

WJHG-TV - 2017-09-16 05:06:00

USA's World Cup qualifer at Trinidad to be held at tiny Ato Boldon Stadium

Can't force India to play bilateral series against Pak: ICC Reuters The United States will play their final World Cup qualifier against Trinidad and Tobago at 10,000-seat Ato Boldon Stadium. The United States' final World Cup qualifying match against Trinidad and Tobago will take place at 10,000-se

MSN.COM - 2017-09-16 02:02:54

Local veterans recognize National POW/MIA Day

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Military men and women lay their lives on the line when they serve, and some never make it home. So each year, the third Friday of September is a day set aside to remember the more than 83,000 U.S. service members who remain classified as either prisoners of war or mi

WJHG-TV - 2017-09-16 01:41:00

Coats for Kids Project kicks off

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Coats for Kids benefits children in need throughout Bay County. It's simple: drop off a new or gently used children's coat to one of the drop off locations. The donations will then be distributed to children in the area. Donations are being accepted until October 27th.

WJHG-TV - 2017-09-16 01:12:00

Scott replaces Miami's Ron Brise with Ritch Workman for PSC

Gov. Rick Scott rejected the re-appointment of Ron Brise, a former Democratic legislator from North Miami, to a third term on the state's powerful Public Service Commission Friday, replacing him with a former lawmaker from Melbourne. Scott named David "Ritch" Workman, 44, a former state legislator

TAMPA BAY TIMES - 2017-09-16 01:09:02

Healthy Start gets new home

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Bay County's Healthy Start program now has a new home in Panama City. Friday morning, members of the community gathered to celebrate the official grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of the new location on Jenks Avenue. In July, the Gulf Coast Children's Advocacy

WJHG-TV - 2017-09-16 01:05:00

Chinese FM talks up trade on Central America visit

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi kept his focus on building trade and investment ties with Central America during a visit that started Friday in Costa Rica. "We have had 10 years of good cooperation" with Costa Rica, Wang told reporters during a signing of a cooperation memorandum with his counterpa

YAHOO! - 2017-09-15 23:32:33

US-Trinidad World Cup qualifier in Couva, not Port-of-Spain

The United States' final game in regional World Cup qualifying against Trinidad and Tobago will be played at 10,000-seat Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva rather than 27,000-capacity Hasely Crawford Stadium in the capital of Port-of-Spain. FIFA said Friday the Oct. 10 match will start at 8 p.m. EDT and wi

KTVN.COM - 2017-09-15 22:59:00

State begins $350 million project to expand Boston Harbor for larger ships

BOSTON -- Federal, state and local officials on Friday kicked off a $350 million project to dredge Boston Harbor to open Conley Container Terminal to larger ships. At a ceremony next to the water, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, said the project is "a good project that's going mean a lo

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-15 22:42:23

Financial Times journalist is killed in crocodile attack on surfing vacation in Sri Lanka

Paul McClean, in a photograph posted on Facebook in September 2015. Paul McClean, a 24-year-old British journalist for the Financial Times, died following a crocodile attack Thursday afternoon while he was vacationing with friends in Sri Lanka, according to local authorities. McClean, along with a g

WASHINGTON POST - 2017-09-15 10:16:00

U.S.'s World Cup qualifier in Trinidad set for 10,000-seat stadium

If the United States is going to qualify for the World Cup in October, it will have to do it at the 10,000-seat Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Trinidad. The small venue has been confirmed as the site by FIFA, rather than Trinidad and Tobago's usual 27,000-capacity Hasely Crawford Stadium in the capita

ESPNFC.COM - 2017-09-15 21:36:00

U.S. rushes Hurricane Irma aid to Caribbean islands, but not to Cuba

Cuba's cash-strapped economy has suffered this year from a decline in aid from its chief ally Venezuela, lower exports and a brake on market reforms. And then came Hurricane Irma - the strongest storm to hit the island in more than 80 years. Sonia Legg reports. Video provided by Reuters Newslook Th

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2017-09-15 21:14:18

Fatal Crocodile Attack Feared in Sri Lanka

A British tourist died in Sri Lanka in a suspected crocodile attack on Friday. Friends identified the man as Paul McClean, a 24-year-old journalist who worked as a reporter for the British newspaper Financial Times and was taking surfing lessons during the holiday on the island. Divers recovered M

YAHOO! - 2017-09-15 08:54:00

Family-friendly activities, dining and lodging for families visiting Peru and interested in spending time in Lima with kids

If you're looking for a beautiful, exotic, tropical destination for a family trip, we highly recommend Costa Rica. We took the kids there (ages and recently on an epic family ...See More Central America Ultra-Minimalist Travel Packing List This ultra-minimalist 7 piece Central America packing list i

PINTEREST BLOG - 2017-09-15 19:45:31

Panama City Beach teacher accused of maintaining a drug house

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A Bay District Schools teacher is being charged after Bay County Sheriff's Deputies say she allowed people to come into her home and use drugs. Deputies say last Friday they executed a search warrant at Kenya Williams' home. Williams is a first grade teacher at Break

WJHG-TV - 2017-09-15 19:21:00

Evacuated nurse sharks set to return to Florida

PANACEA, Fla. (WTXL) - Nurse sharks from the Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory will be making their way back to Florida after being evacuated ahead of Hurricane Irma. The lab says that their sharks were evacuated to the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Ga. in preparation for Hurricane Irma. Frank Brown wi

WTXL.COM - 2017-09-15 18:07:00

City council discusses amending law on camping on the beach

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - While many enjoy visiting our sandy beaches every year city leaders want to make sure they do so safely. Thursday, city council members voted in favor of amending a law that prevents people from camping out on the beach during certain times. This was the firs

WJHG-TV - 2017-09-15 06:05:00

Panama City Police looking for bank robbery suspect

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Police are still searching for a man they say robbed a bank in Panama City Thursday afternoon. According to Panama City Police, a man entered the Summit Bank on 23rd Street around 2 p.m. He's described as a white male wearing a blue hat, dark blue hoodie, blue jeans

WJHG-TV - 2017-09-15 06:00:00