Panama City, FL


Two arrested for meth trafficking in Panama City

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Two people were arrested in a busy Panama City shopping center parking lot for trafficking meth. Panama City Police say the suspects were parked near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and 23rd St. when officers found 300 grams of meth in the car.
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Police: Panama City Beach scammer arrested in $218,000 fraud case

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WMBB) — A Jamaican man who was running a publisher’s clearing house fraud scheme in Panama City Beach was arrested after the victim sent him $20,000, police said. Panama City Beach police said 25-year-old Thaniel Thompson contacted the victim in April and told her she had won the Publisher’s Clearing House […]

What’s happening this weekend in the Panhandle?

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WMBB) — Events are happening all across the Panhandle this weekend. Learn more about them below. USSSA GSL World Series When: August 19 – August 21 Where: Panama City Beach, Publix Sports Park Litter Rodeo When: August 19, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Where: Port Saint. Joe, William J. “Billy Joe” […]

From live music to comedy, downtown Panama City bursting with entertainment options this week

PANAMA CITY— The entertainment scene is thriving in downtown Panama City, and local businesses are keeping the city alive with events, activities and live music. The fun lasts all night for some people and, in some cases, they run into the next day. But there's enough to go around for everyone as downtown packs out with things to do each week. Here’s a look at upcoming events, entertainment and activities taking place in downtown Panama City during the next few days.

PCB holds 'really important' public meeting on upcoming Alf Coleman Road improvements

PANAMA CITY BEACH — Scott Passmore says he believes it's crucial for residents to stay up to date with any massive roadway improvement projects in their area. As assistant program manager of the Corradino Group, an engineering group hired by Panama City Beach to manage its Front Beach Road Community Redevelopment Area Plan, Passmore was among a handful of residents who attended a public meeting Tuesday evening to discuss slated developments for Alf Coleman Road.

Neighbors fear what comes after the Duplin Winery

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WMBB) — The Duplin Winery in Panama City Beach is making some major progress. Owners said they’re ahead of schedule. A few residents are afraid of what could be coming in addition to the winery. Several of The Glades community residents in Panama City Beach moved to the area because it […]

School counselors adjust to Parental Rights law

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WMBB) — On July 1, Gov. Ron DeSantis instituted new policies for schools statewide. If a child has questions about their sexual orientation that require service modifications their parents must be notified. “It’s about protecting parents’ ability to be involved, and it’s making sure the classroom instruction, particularly at these very […]

Panhandle kid finalist in 2022 National Kids Mullet Championship

LIBERTY COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — Mullets have made a comeback and Jack Grant, a three-year-old from Liberty County, is being nationally recognized for his style. Grant is a finalist in the Kids National Mullet Championship. Over 600 children were registered for the competition, only 25 are left in the last round of voting. Sierra Grant, […]

World champion kickboxer visits local karate dojo

LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (WMBB) – A local karate dojo received a visit from World Champion Kickboxer Johnny Warren on Thursday evening. Students at World Yoshukai Karate had the chance to meet, take pictures, and receive autographs from Warren, who is originally from Panama City Beach. Warren was the first professional kickboxer to come out of […]

HD 6 GOP Primary pits establishment favorite Griff Griffitts against newcomer Brian Clowdus

The candidates are the only two in the race, allowing Democrats and no party affiliated voters to cast ballots in the open Primary. With Rep. Jay Trumbull term-limited, it opened up a House seat in deep red Bay County. After the qualifying dust settled, the only two contestants were Phillip “Griff” Griffitts, a Bay County Commissioner with public service pedigree in the area, and Brian Clowdus, a newcomer to Florida bringing a self-described “MAGA” challenge to the establishment.

Suspects in Walton County burglary arrested in Bay County

WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — Two suspects were arrested after breaking into a vehicle while the victims were enjoying the beach, deputies said. According to Walton County Sheriff’s Office, 28-year-old Katherine Gutierrez and 26-year-old Adrian Diaz Rodriguez entered into a vehicle by disabling the driver’s side door lock. The suspects then took two backpacks, a […]

Life in the Fast Lane with Smith Motorworks

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life. David Smith certainly loves what he does. When you think of motorsport, the first places that come to mind are probably Daytona or Indianapolis. But Smith’s shop, Smith Motorworks, provides the smell of race gas and the sight of sportscars right here in Northwest Florida. His shop specializes in the sale and service of high performance sports cars.

Austin Anderson performs on Today’s Tunes

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - This week, local musician Austin Anderson came into the studio for Today’s Tunes. Anderson performed three original songs: “Day Out Day In”, “Sweet Madi May”, and “Country Grind”. You can catch Austin Anderson performing at Pineapple Willy’s on...

Active weather then heavy rain threat

Panama City Fla. (WMBB) – Showers and storms will work across the area again on Wednesday as we have a boundary that will move across the area. This front will stall and a few areas of lift will work along this front. First Wednesday, with the heating of the day and the best chance of rain coming in the afternoon the possibility of Severe weather, is there. The risk is low with the wind being the main concern with any storms that do become severe. From Thursday to Saturday the focus will be on storms that develop and run over the same areas this could lead to a flash flooding threat.