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FDLE investigating Graceville prison inmate death

GRACEVILLE — The death of a Graceville Correctional Facility prisoner is under investigation after what authorities are calling an “inmate on inmate altercation,” officials confirmed Tuesday. Florida...

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Craigslist attack yields attempted murder charges

PANAMA CITY — A victim of a Craigslist advertisement turned armed robbery said he was certain the charges against two Panama City men fit the crime of attempting to kill a person. Patrick Tipton, one...

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Father charged with broom violence on 4-year-old

PANAMA CITY — A local man has been arrested for allegedly hitting his 4-year-old son in the forehead with the brush part of a broom, according to arrest records. Angel O. Santos, 30, was arrested...

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BCSO urges caution amid newest credit fraud case

PANAMA CITY — The Bay County Sheriff’s Office is urging everyone to be diligent and check activity on credit card accounts, according to a news release. BCSO is working another case of the fraudulent...

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Prostitution stings nets 3 this week

PANAMA CITY — Police have arrested three women over the past few days in connection with prostitution stings, according to arrest records. Since Monday, PCPD officers have arrested three women in...

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Georgia duo busted with drugs, $13,000 in cash

PANAMA CITY — Hiding drugs in your pants won’t make them disappear, as one Georgia woman has learned, according to a Bay County Sheriff’s Office news release. Amanda Upchurch, 35, and Donald...

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Four animals die in Panama City duplex fire

PANAMA CITY — A dog and three cats died in an afternoon duplex fire before emergency crews could pull the animals from the suffocating smoke. Panama City Fire Department (PCFD) responded at about 1...

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WCSO deputies seek suspect in ATV theft

CHIPLEY — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) is seeking a suspect in connection with the theft of an all-terrain vehicle valued at about $14,000 WCSO reported the ATV was taken from the...

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FDOT public information meeting scheduled for Mexico Beach

MEXICO BEACH — The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is hosting a public information meeting July 9 concerning the replacement of the 36th Street Bayou Bridge in Mexico Beach. The meeting...

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FDOT suspends roadwork for holiday weekend

CHIPLEY — The Florida Department of Transportation is suspending construction projects on all major roadways across Northwest Florida through Sunday. Although no closures are scheduled, existing state...

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Man accused of slamming down, choking pregnant girlfriend

PANAMA CITY — A local man has been arrested after authorities said he slammed his pregnant girlfriend to the ground and began to strangle her, according to police reports. Xavier Anthlen Anderson, 27,...

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Several roads affected by Fourth of July-related events

PANAMA CITY — With fireworks shows and Fourth of July events throughout Bay County this holiday weekend, some areas are advising caution and patience during traffic congestion and closures. Many of...

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Spring Break taxi driver gets 2 years for battery, could face deportation

PANAMA CITY — A taxi driver who abducted two Spring Break visitors and attempted to force himself upon them has been sentenced to two years in prison and could face deportation for the crimes. Edgar...

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Man charged with sexual battery after Craigslist ad assault

PARKER — A Parker man was arrested and faces several charges after allegedly strangling a woman. Aaron Michael Krep, 43, found the female victim by placing an ad on Craigslist, according to a Parker...

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BCSO-PCPD operation nets 10

PANAMA CITY — Ten people were arrested on multiple charges following a joint investigation over the past two days by the Bay County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Division and Special Investigations...

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BCSO arrest log June 24-30

Information is provided by the Bay County Sheriff’s Office on people arrested on charges June 24-30. Those arrested can contact The News Herald if charges are dropped or if they are acquitted....

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Trial opens Tuesday for guard accused in prison attack

PANAMA CITY — The trial of a prison guard accused of helping in a brutal, group attack on an inmate is scheduled to begin Tuesday, according to court records. Christopher Blake Christmas, 32, was one...

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Police seek suspects in Marianna beating

MARIANNA — A Marianna man was bound and beaten by robbers in his own home at midnight on Saturday. Mike Murphy, 63, told Jackson County Sheriff’s Officers that two male subjects forcibly entered his...

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PCB man on hook for $20,000 in stolen fishing gear

PANAMA CITY BEACH — A man has been arrested on charges of stealing more than $20,000 in fishing equipment and attempting to sell the merchandise online, according to the Bay County Sheriff’s Office....

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UPDATE: Fight leads to shooting death at Jackson County hangout

JACOB CITY — A man was shot and killed after an altercation at a Jackson County hangout spot early Monday morning, Jackson County Sheriff’s officials said. Calvin Lee Rhynes, 36, of Houston County,...

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Cameron sentenced to 25 years

PANAMA CITY — Javares Cameron, convicted of manslaughter in the death of 17-year-old Curtis Hunt, was sentenced to 25 years in prison Monday afternoon. The 19-year-old, who shot Hunt in the back of...

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UPDATE: Authorities raid home of Subway spokesman Fogle

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — FBI agents and Indiana State Police raided the home of Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle on Tuesday, removing electronics from the property and searching the house with a...

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Florida man gets 2.5 years for having sex on the beach

BRADENTON (AP) — A man convicted of having sex on a Florida beach in front of families was sentenced to two and a half years in prison on Monday. Jose Caballero, 40, and Elissa Alvarez, 21, were...

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FBI seeks sextortion victims of man in prison for 105 years

BOSTON (AP) — The FBI is hoping to locate 240 more victims of a man convicted of using online threats to extort pornographic images from teenage girls. In November, Lucas Michael Chansler was...

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BCSO seeking another credit fraudster

PANAMA CITY — Officials have received another complaint involving the theft and fraudulent use of credit card information, according to the Bay County Sheriff’s Office. This time, the victim was in...

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Man charged with making multiple threats via email

PANAMA CITY — Authorities have arrested a local man on charges that he sent a threatening email to numerous individuals, including one general email to the Bay County Courthouse, according to Bay...

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Police: Man exposes self, spews blood, battles woman, authorities

PANAMA CITY BEACH — An Arkansas man has been arrested after allegedly exposing himself to beachgoing children before attacking an offended parent and then fighting with police and emergency workers,...

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Prosecutors mull charges regarding toddler's hot car death

PANAMA CITY — Prosecutors are now weighing whether a mother accused of leaving her 2-year-old child in a hot car will face charges in connection with the fatal incident, according to officials. Jamie...

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Man sentenced to life for raping mentally disabled woman

PANAMA CITY — A local man convicted of raping a mentally disabled woman has been sentenced to life in prison, according to court documents. Gary Lynn Sprouse Jr., 48, was sentenced to life in prison...

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Manslaughter charge upgraded to murder for man accused in beating

PANAMA CITY — Charges have been upgraded to second-degree murder for a local man accused of beating his girlfriend to death, according to court records. Justin L. Davis, 28, faced a charge of...

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SAO: No charges for father in child’s shooting death (SEE LETTER)

PANAMA CITY — A man who was arrested in connection with the accidental shooting death of his 6-year-old daughter will not face criminal charges, officials announced Wednesday. Prosecutors said they...

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Magnum, P.I. in hot water over California theft accusations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A water district has sued Tom Selleck, claiming the star of the crime shows “Magnum, P.I.” and “Blue Bloods” stole truckloads of water from a public hydrant and took it to his ranch...

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Police investigating Ariana Grande's video doughnut licking

Police said Wednesday they were investigating video that appears to show Ariana Grande licking doughnuts at a shop in Southern California. Earlier, Grande apologized for saying “I hate America” in the...

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Man involved in Waffle House brawl sentenced to 4 years probation

PANAMA CITY — A man involved in a waffle house brawl has pleaded no contest to charges related to battery on an officer, according to court records. Corey Leeser, 34, was sentenced to four years of...

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Police seek animal cruelty, theft ring suspect

BLOUNTSTOWN — A Youngstown woman sought on 17 felony charges of animal cruelty and a hit-and-run accident has connections with what Calhoun County Sheriff Office (CCSO) officials suspect is a...

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BCSO K9 dies

PANAMA CITY — A Bay County Sheriff’s Office K9 officer died after a long-lived life due to age-related causes, officials announced Thursday. BCSO K9 Argos was a Belgian Malinois purchased in 2002 from...

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Panama City Beach traffic stops lead to three drug arrests

PANAMA CITY BEACH — Police have arrested three people on drug-related charges during traffic stops, officials announced Friday. Lane A. Connors, 30, and Calvin Thomas Jones, 35, were arrested and...

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FDOT: Bay County roadway investments ‘unprecedented’

PANAMA CITY — Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) officials are planning for an unprecedented investment in Bay County roadways in the coming years. FDOT officials provided an update on...

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Man claimed jail docs gave him brain surgery, deemed unfit to stand trial

PANAMA CITY — A Fountain man accused of plotting to bind and torture his girlfriend until death has been deemed mentally unfit to stand trial, according to court documents. Paul Thomas Carhart, 64,...

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Mom decries prosecutors’ decision to not charge father in child’s death

PANAMA CITY — The mother of a 6-year-old girl shot by her father said state prosecutors’ decision to not press charges in the fatal incident was a failure of justice. However, prosecutors maintained...

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BCSO arrest log July 1-7

Information is provided by the Bay County Sheriff’s Office on people arrested on charges July 1-7. Those arrested can contact The News Herald if charges are dropped or if they are acquitted. Addresses...

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Man charged after threatening to cut off girlfriend's arm

PANAMA CITY — A local man has been arrested after allegedly pinning his former girlfriend to ground and threatening to cut off her arm with a butcher’s knife, according to arrest records. Jonathan...

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WCSO: Bills coach Kromer arrested for punching boy

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS — Buffalo Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer was arrested Sunday in Florida after shoving a boy to the ground and punching him, authorities said. The Walton County Sheriff's...

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Matt Gaetz eyes sex-offender law change

TALLAHASSEE — Florida legislators might consider tweaking the state’s sex-offender law after the prosecution of a couple seen having a midday romp on the beach, radio talk-show caller “Matt from Fort...

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Duck dispute: Resident tries to stop thefts; FWC says it's OK

PANAMA CITY — Resident Crystal McCauley has posted signs around Lake Caroline, warning against stealing ducks and geese. “The ducks and geese are being closely monitored by 24-hour surveillance....

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Investigators say Parker home used solely for crack production

PARKER — Narcotics officers have raided what they say could be the county’s main front for crack cocaine manufacturing after a two-week-long investigation, the Bay County Sheriff’s Office announced...

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Chipley police officer, wife save baby from hot car

DeFUNIAK SPRINGS — A chance stop to pick up supplies for a new family pet led to a Chipley police officer and his wife saving the life of an infant. Officer Tyler Brannon and his wife, Amanda, had...

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Man arrested with high-grade pot and 300 pills

MARIANNA — Officers now have two large bags of high-grade marijuana and 300 imitation prescription pills in their possession and one man in custody after a traffic stop, according to a Jackson County...

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$5M bond set for man accused of plot with P.C. mom to kill lawyer

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A $5 million bond has been set for a man accused of plotting with his mother to kill a suburban Indianapolis divorce attorney seeking money from the mother's boyfriend. The...

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Father charged after crash, foot chase with 3-year-old in tow

PANAMA CITY — A local man has been arrested on several charges, including child abuse, after allegedly crashing his car with a 3-year-old girl inside during a police pursuit, according to a Panama...

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