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Global network of hackers steal $45 million from ATMs

NEW YORK — The sophistication of a global network of thieves who drained cash machines around the globe of an astonishing $45 million in mere hours sent ripples through the security world, not merely...

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Report shows slaying victim feared defendant

PANAMA CITY — Before he was tackled by bystanders and charged with murder in the shooting death of 24-year-old Megan Pettis, Joseph Moody wrote a suicide note. Though prosecutors declined to release...

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Search continues for missing Southport teen

SOUTHPORT — The search for 14-year-old Emily Paul enters its fourth week Saturday. Law enforcement believes she is still in Bay County and simply doesn’t want to go home, but her mother said this week...

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Child welfare workers to be honored

PANAMA CITY — Shelf-lives of case workers for Children’s Home Society Florida (CHS) are often short, according to CHS officials. CHS will be honoring all the child welfare professionals who devote...

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19 New Orleans shooting victims included 2 kids

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Gunmen opened fire on dozens of people marching in a neighborhood Mother's Day parade in New Orleans on Sunday, wounding at least 19 people, police said. The FBI said that the...

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Springfield commission hires new chief and six firefighters

SPRINGFIELD— Residents can expect to have six new firefighters in place before the June 1 deadline set by Insurance Services Inc. (ISO). Commissioners voted at a meeting Monday to hire the six...

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Jury selected in DUI manslaughter case

PANAMA CITY – The man charged in a fatal hit-and-run crash last year admitted to being behind the wheel of the SUV police found damaged and abandoned near the scene, according to court records....

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Horse rescuer charged with animal cruelty

  The owner of Eternal Freedom Youth Ranch and Horse Rescue in WashingtonCounty has been charged with 6 felonies after law enforcement investigated complaints made about the ranch. Stephanie Lynn...

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Police: shooting death was self-inflicted

  Police believe a man who was killed Monday afternoon at Oaks by the BayPark in St. Andrews died by his own hand. The victim, who Panama City Police spokesman Lt. Robert Luther declined to identify...

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One person critically injured in motorcycle crash

The Panama City Police Department is investigating a motorcycle crash.  The crash occurred on May 14 at about 1:45 a.m., on U.S. 98 at the intersection of Hannah Avenue, police wrote in a news...

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Man arrested on charges of drug-manufacture, arson

SPRINGFIELD -- A Springfield man who was injured in a fire last month has been arrested on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, arson of an occupied dwelling, and child neglect, according to...

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Small fire at McDonald's doused

LYNN HAVEN -- A fire broke out just after 8 a.m. Tuesday at the McDonald’s restaurant on State 77, just south of 17th Street in Lynn Haven. According to Lynn Haven Fire Chief John DeLonjay, the first...

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Crash on U.S. 331 injures 3; traffic detoured for hours

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS — Three people were seriously injured Tuesday morning after a traffic accident on U.S. 331 south of Rock Hill Road, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Traffic was detoured for...

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Jury convicts man in deadly wreck

PANAMA CITY — Though there was no physical evidence to show Joseph Acoff was driving and involved in the crash that killed Filip Drozd, it took jurors less than an hour to find him guilty as charged...

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Judge wants defense attorney prosecuted // DOCUMENT

PANAMA CITY — A judge has initiated criminal charges against a Panama City attorney for allegedly violating a court order directing him not to pursue certain lines of questioning during a recent...

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Police responding to shooting at Panama City apartments

PANAMA CITY — Police are searching for at least one suspect in a shooting Wednesday afternoon that left two men wounded. Police were called to the Macedonia Garden Apartments around 4 p.m. when shots...

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Police: Suspect arrested in La. parade shooting

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Authorities have arrested the man wanted in a Mother's Day parade shooting that wounded 19 people in New Orleans after he was identified in surveillance video that showed him...

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JCSO: Marianna High teacher possessed child pornography

MARIANNA — Jackson County Sheriff’s investigators found pornography and “suspected child pornography” in a locked cabinet in the classroom of a Marianna High School teacher. Investigators found the...

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PCPD: Investigation into shooting continues

The Panama City Police Department has released the names of two victims in a shooting that happened Wednesday at  Macedonia Garden Apartments. William Poole, 18, and Defrevion Duhart, 21 were both...

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Fallen deputy honored in Jackson County

MARIANNA — A Jackson County deputy killed in the line of duty in 2007 was honored Thursday.  Harold “Mike” Altman was on patrol the night of Jan. 30, 2007, near then-Sheriff John McDaniel’s house and...

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