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Panama City man accused of molesting child

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — A Panama City man was arrested after a young woman came forward and said he sexually abused her when she was under 12, according to court records. Jesus Joel Moran Rivas, 25, is accused of committing the abuse in 2015 and 2016. The girl told investigators he threatened her if […]
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Overdose death investigation leads to arrest of Panama City Beach woman

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A Panama City Beach woman was arrested Tuesday after deputies found her to be the alleged source of another woman’s overdose last year. Bay County Sheriff’s deputies received a 911 call on March 19, 2021 that a 26-year-old woman on Panama City Beach was found unresponsive. Life saving measures were administered and the victim was transported to the local hospital.
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Panama City Beach woman charged with manslaughter in drug case

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WMBB) — A Panama City Beach woman was arrested this week and is accused of selling the drugs that resulted in the death of another woman last year. Dorothy Annette Conkle, 27, was charged with culpable negligence manslaughter, and possession of fentanyl. Bay County Sheriff’s...
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Child nearly drowns at Santa Rosa Beach

SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. (WKRG) — A child was transported to a local hospital after being pulled out of the Gulf of Mexico, according to officials with the South Walton Fire District. Officials said a lifeguard was en route to one medical call when they were stopped by a...
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Warning Flags Displayed on Many Popular Gulf Coast Beaches

Louisiana vacationers who love to find themselves languishing in the sun on the sand of the Gulf Coast's premier beaches will need to stop and think for a minute before they put even the tiniest tippy-toe in the water, at least for the next few days. There are actually several reasons why you'd want to understand what you're about to get into before you actually get into the water.
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Child pulled from Gulf of Mexico in critical condition

SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A child was transported to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after being pulled from the Gulf of Mexico. A South Walton Fire District lifeguard was near Gulfview Heights Street, on the way to another medical call when they were stopped by bystanders. The bystanders directed...
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WCSO: Seven arrested after six pounds of meth seized

WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — The Walton County Sheriff’s Office said they served three search warrants that led to the arrest of seven people and the seizure of six pounds of methamphetamine. WCSO said the investigation took multiple months, and the search warrants took place on June 30,...
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Tyndall Air Force Base changes HPCON status

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - After an increase in COVID-19 cases in our area, Tyndall Air Force Base is changing its Health Protection Condition (HPCON) to Bravo. Tyndall officials say it transitioned to the new HPCON Wednesday. They say they will continue to adjust protective guidelines as conditions...

2 men convicted in fraud that shut down Florida hospital

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — Two Miami men accused in a widespread fraud scheme that put a local hospital out of business will be going to prison. A federal jury in Jacksonville convicted 62-year-old Jorge Perez and 59-year-old Ricardo Perez last month. Their company, Empowerhms, bought 18-financially troubled rural...
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