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18-Year-Old Sentenced For Killing Westchester Woman, 23, In Panama

An appeal is already in the works after a teenager tried as a juvenile received a 12-year prison sentence for strangling a 23-year-old Westchester woman to death in Panama last year.Catherine Johannet, a 2011 graduate of Edgemont High School, was found dead on Feb. 5, 2017 beside a trail on Isla Col


Pope heading to Panama Jan. 23-27 for World Youth Day

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will travel to Panama in January to participate in the Catholic Church's big youth rally, the Vatican confirmed Monday.The Jan. 23-27 trip, which was expected, will be Francis' third World Youth Day. He attended the event in Brazil in 2013, months after his election,


Good friends Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton hung out at Wimbledon

The two attended the women's final, where Serena Williams — who, remember,is Meghan's close friend— played Angelique Kerber for the championship. Williamsended up losingto Kerber, but we are sure this is not Kate and Meghan's fault.


Costa Rica, Nicaragua preparing to receive World Youth Day pilgrims

Dioceses in Nicaragua and Costa Rica — the closest neighbors to Panama City, the site of World Youth Day, Jan. 22-27 — are preparing to receive up to 30,000 young people as part of the traditional Days in the Dioceses leading to the main event.

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Summer Stock Productions presents Once Upon a Mattress

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG) -Some young actors and actresses are hard at work as they get ready to perform a musical comedy for the whole family. Jordan McCool went and got a behind-the-scenes look.Once Upon a Mattress was written as an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Princess

WJHG-TV - 2018-07-17 07:24:00

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ - News - Debutants' coaches depart - FIFA.com

Hallgrimsson leaves post as Iceland coachGomez exits as Panama coachBoth led the respective nations to their first-ever World Cup finalsHeimir Hallgrimsson has left his role as head coach of the Iceland national team after spending seven years in the position.Hallgrimssonled Iceland, alongside Swedi

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FWC considers changing rules for near-shore shark fishing

Requiring a permit, limiting chumming from shore, separating (in time or space) shore-based fishing from other activities, requiring additional gear or not making any changes.

WJHG-TV - 2018-07-16 15:11:00

People are waiting in line. Is it Hamilton? No, it’s Bob Ross on YouTube.

You remember Bob Ross. He was the big-haired, ever-cheerful public television painting teacher from the ’80s and ’90s with the calm, encouraging voice.


ART FEEL: Woodlands native Phil Hernandez wins ASCAP award

An art maven’s weekly fix of the local arts scene: what to see, what to hear, what to do, who to meet and musings about how art makes people feel—their ArtFeel.


Fall registration at Haney Technical Center begins

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG) -It might be summer but it's time for students to start thinking about fall classes. Registration opened Monday and Jordan was live at Haney Technical Center with the details.The office is open from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.Classes start on August 13th.For mor

WJHG-TV - 2018-07-16 11:20:00

These Tiny Monkeys in Panama Appear to Have Entered The Stone Age

For years, scientists at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama had whispered about the remote island where monkeys used stone tools.A botanist had witnessed the phenomenon during a long-ago survey — but, being more interested in flora than fauna at the time, she couldn't linger to in


Cost for Panama City Beach fireworks show

City officials say the cost for the fireworks held at the City Pier was divided between the Tourist Development Council, Simon Property Group, and the city of Panama City Beach.


Panama City Beach plans to ease traffic congestion

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -Let's face it, the last thing most of us want to do after a long day at work is spend more time in traffic.City leaders are already working on the second phase of a road project that should ease congestion on Back Beach Road and along with it, some headaches for


PANAMA BALLET FESTIVAL 2018 Comes To Teatro Anayansi 7/7

Teatro Anayansi is hosting the PANAMA BALLET FESTIVAL 2018 on July 7. There will also be events at the Atlapa Covention Center.The Panama Ballet Festival is about to become the most ambitious celebration of classical dance. Come celebrate dancers from all over the world as the fine arts in Panama ar


Biologists and volunteers work to increase scallop population

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -A ten year restoration program that aims to protect scallops and increase their population has kicked off in Panama City.Biologists with the Florida FIsh and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Research Institute gathered Sunday to start building cages for the project,


Town hall to be held discussing multi-use path between marinas

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -A town hall will take place concerning the proposed multi-use pathway from the St. Andrews marina to the Panama City marinaThe plan is to have it connect by using 10th or 11th Street.The town hall will be held Monday at the Oakland Terrace Clubhouse from 5:30 to 7 :30 p


Florida education news: Diversity, demands, rivalries and more

AMENDMENT 8:The bulk ofmoney behind Amendment 8on the November ballot is coming from charter school firms and supporters of a controversial visa program, News Service of Florida reports. Amendment 8 would allow creation of a state charter authorizer, among other things.


New Chris King ad says he’s the boldest Democrat

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris King has a new TV ad airing in Tampa Bay, Jacksonville, Orlando, Panama City, and West Palm Beach-Fort Pierce touting him as the boldest and most unconventional choice for Democrats.


A Luxury Hotel Rises in Panama City, Panama: The Santa Maria Hotel & Golf Resort

The swimming pool is a beauty, surrounded with sunbeds that may entice you into a nap. The 18-hole, 72-par Nicklaus Design golf course adds to the resort feel.


Panama City Beach hiring 18 firefighters

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -When the alarm sounds firefighters have minutes to respond. On a growing beach, alarms are ringing more often.Panama City Beach is looking to hire 18 firefighters to serve the area."Obviously with the beach growing constantly, including the infrastructure of the