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Panama City Red Cross volunteers head to Orlando

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) – The American Red Cross is sending help to Hurricane victims. Volunteers from the Panama City office are heading to Orlando. A team of four people will leave tonight, then teams of two will rotate with them over the next 2-3 weeks. “Red Cross has a blue sky mission and a […]
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State Attorney warns of fraudulent contractors

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — 14th Circuit State Attorney Larry Basford said hundreds of Bay County residents lost hundreds of thousands of dollars to fraudulent contractors after Hurricane Michael. “We had unlicensed people coming into the area,” Basford said. “Whether that was general contractors, roofers, people making repairs and getting citizens to assign their benefits […]
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PCB Police Department joins Hurricane Ian relief effort

PANAMA CITY, Fla.(WMBB)– Panama City Beach Police sent officers to Venice, Florida to help with Hurricane Ian recovery efforts. The police department selected ten volunteer officers to go to Venice. Beach police officers carried ATVs, K-9 units, communication equipment, and anything else they might be helpful in the mission. “Help can come in a bunch […]
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UPDATE: BCSO: Man in custody after stand-off at Callaway home

CALLAWAY, Fla. (WMBB) — Bay County Sheriff’s have arrested a man that ran from them and barricaded himself in his home. Officials said they received a complaint that Scott Mario Lombardi stole a vehicle. When they attempted to stop the vehicle, Lombardi fled to his home in the 5700 block of Callaway Chase in Callaway, […]
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Bay Co. man sentenced to life in prison

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — Jonathan Lozada was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on Thursday. Lozada was found guilty of shooting and killing 20-year-old Justin Reyes earlier this month. On Dec. 17, 2019 shot Reyes twice in the head. He then robbed Reyes of music equipment. After Lozada killed Reyes […]
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7th annual Bloody Mary Festival to benefit Walton County Habitat for Humanity

WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB)— Local restauranteurs and chefs will be trading in their chef hats for hard hats very soon. It’s all in celebration of the seventh annual Bloody Mary Festival. All proceeds from the event benefit the Walton County Habitat for Humanity. The organization works to provide affordable housing options for Walton County residents.  The […]
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Liberty County earns second sweep over Blountstown

BRISTOL, Fla. (WMBB) — The Liberty County volleyball team earned their second straight-set victory of the season over rival Blountstown at home Thursday night. No. 1 Liberty County improves to 16-1 and will host Maclay on Monday, October 3. No. 4 Blountstown falls to 9-7 and will host North Bay Haven on Saturday, October 1.
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Undefeated Walton ranked No. 4 in class

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. (WMBB) — The Walton football team (5-0) was placed No. 4 in their classification in the opening FHSAA rankings. Helping lead the Braves to victory is senior quarterback, Paul Dillon, who stepped into the starting role over the summer. “Paul’s always had the ability and has always been a great player,” Walton […]
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BCSO relief team heads to South Florida for hurricane recovery

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — The Bay County Sheriff’s Office is sending a team down to South Florida to help with recovery efforts. A team of nearly twenty Bay County sheriff’s deputies packed up their gear to join Bay County Sheriff Tommy Ford in Charlotte County. “One thing Sheriff Ford was determined to do after […]
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Local family shares Childhood Cancer story

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — Every year 400,000 children worldwide are diagnosed with cancer. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month and a local family is using their first-hand experience to help others. Harper Christian was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma brain cancer in 2019 and was given a 20% survival rate. The 7th grader’s battle started when […]
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Hurricane relief volunteers can receive mail ballots

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB)- If you are headed to South Florida to help with Hurricane Ian relief effort and you want to vote in the General Election, you can receive your mail ballot now. Residents can visit the Bay County Supervisor of Elections office on West 11 Street to cast their vote. The office is […]
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Mission 850 are collecting donations for hurricane Ian Relief

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMMB) — Many residents in the Panhandle are asking how they can help those who were affected by Hurricane Ian. Mission 850 can help you out. Mission 850 is a local organization created by a retired youth ministers. The organization is collecting supplies to bring to Fort Myers, Florida. The organization is […]
BAY COUNTY, FL

Blood drive held in Southport for Hurricane Ian victims

SOUTHPORT, Fla. (WMBB) — Bay County is doing its part to help South Florida residents recover from Hurricane Ian.  A blood drive took place Thursday at the Bay County Emergency Operations Center. County officials said around 50 people signed up to give blood. All South Florida blood drives have been canceled and officials said the […]
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