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3 Arrested in String of Burglaries

3 Arrested in String of Burglaries

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office announced today the arrest of three suspects after conducting an investigation into reports of numerous burglaries on the east end of Panama City Beach, Florida. Taken during these burglaries were credit cards. They were used at different stores in Bay County. Images were obtained from these stores from security cameras […]

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FWC Rescues Texans Stranded In Storm

FWC Rescues Texans Stranded In Storm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officers are continuing to actively assist with disaster response efforts in the Houston area. FWC officers have rescued more than 200 Texans since arriving in the area after being deployed by Governor Scott in response to Texas’ request for emergency assistance. Nearly 125 FWC […]

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BCSO Warns of Texas Related Scams

BCSO Warns of Texas Related Scams

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office today issued a scam alert for Bay County. Because of the dire flooding situation in Texas seen in the media and on social media, scammers will begin to send out emails and make phone calls in an attempt to fraudulently raise money for flood-relief in Texas.   The BCSO urges […]

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Amazing Water Rescue By BCSO Deputy

Amazing Water Rescue By BCSO Deputy

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office announced today an amazing life rescue made by Beach Patrol Deputy Ray Maulbeck yesterday at 6415 Thomas Drive, behind the Princess Condominiums. Deputy Maulbeck was beachside behind the condo when he noticed a red plastic inner tube being windblown out into the Gulf. He then spotted two adult females about […]

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By August 28, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Business News

BCSO Warns of Texas Related Scams

BCSO Warns of Texas Related Scams

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office today issued a scam alert for Bay County. Because of the dire flooding situation in Texas seen in the media and on social media, scammers will begin to send out emails and make phone calls in an attempt to fraudulently raise money for flood-relief in Texas.   The BCSO urges […]

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Panama City Kmart to Close

Panama City Kmart to Close

The Panama City Kmart on 15th & Lisenby is closing.  The store will begin liquidating on Thursday, with their final days of operation in December. Kmart is the latest victim of purchasing habits brought on by the internet and its wider array of offerings and pricing. 19,811 total views, 7 views today Share Us Tweet

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By September 21, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
BCSO Issues New Scam Alert

BCSO Issues New Scam Alert

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office issued a Scam Alert today, September 8, 2016, after receiving complaints from residents of Bay County that they are being called by someone claiming to represent a business or government agency but are really scammers. Victims state they got a phone call and that the appropriate business or government agency’s […]

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By September 8, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Football Moms (And Dads):  FHSAA Board of Directors Meeting Today and Tomorrow (June 13-14) Will Continue to Ignore the Threat of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) Brain Damage to Public School Youth Who Play Tackle Football —  Will Florida Be Sued for Millions for Intentionally Hiding the Truth From Parents?

Football Moms (And Dads): FHSAA Board of Directors Meeting Today and Tomorrow (June 13-14) Will Continue to Ignore the Threat of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) Brain Damage to Public School Youth Who Play Tackle Football — Will Florida Be Sued for Millions for Intentionally Hiding the Truth From Parents?

By Kevin Earl Wood, Investigative Reporter, Bay Community News EMAIL: allunited@bellsouth.net Published June 13, 2016 (Note to Readers:  Try pressing CTRL + or CTRL – on your keyboard in your Web browser to increase or decrease story text size for better readability.)     FHSAA – Failing Miserably at “Fully” Warning Moms and Dads That There is a Real Danger […]

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School News

Student Who Pointed Gun At Local School Arrested

Student Who Pointed Gun At Local School Arrested

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office arrested a juvenile in connection with an altercation in which the juvenile allegedly pointed a gun at victims. The incident took place outside the gym at a high school basketball game on January 6, 2017. The evening of January 6, the BCSO had two School Resource Deputies working a basketball […]

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3 Arrested at Bozeman Basketball Game

3 Arrested at Bozeman Basketball Game

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of three individuals at a local high school basketball game on December 30, 2016. A uniformed BCSO deputy attending the game observed two women in a physical altercation in the stands of the gym at Bozeman School during a basketball game. The women were identified as Montoyia […]

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The Destructive Brain Disease CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) Now Found in College Football Players – Not Just the NFL.  Florida Officials, Particularly the FHSAA, Still Refuse to “FULLY” Inform Parents of the Dangers of CTE to Their Children/Youth/Young Adults in Football

The Destructive Brain Disease CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) Now Found in College Football Players – Not Just the NFL. Florida Officials, Particularly the FHSAA, Still Refuse to “FULLY” Inform Parents of the Dangers of CTE to Their Children/Youth/Young Adults in Football

By Kevin Earl Wood, Investigative Reporter, Bay Community News EMAIL: allunited@bellsouth.net Published October 20, 2016 Update October 22, 2016 ESPN: CTE Found in MMA Fighter Jordan Parsons (Note to Readers: Try pressing CTRL + or CTRL – on your keyboard in your Web browser to increase or decrease story text size for better readability.) A joint research study […]

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Merritt Brown Student Who Posted Crazy Clown Threat Arrested

Merritt Brown Student Who Posted Crazy Clown Threat Arrested

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office was contacted on October 18, 2016, at about 9:30 pm, by a concerned parent of a Merritt Brown Middle School student. The parent reported a threat that appeared on social media against students at Merritt Brown Middle School. The parent stated to deputies that the threat was posted on Instagram […]

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Outdoor News

FWC Rescues Texans Stranded In Storm

FWC Rescues Texans Stranded In Storm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officers are continuing to actively assist with disaster response efforts in the Houston area. FWC officers have rescued more than 200 Texans since arriving in the area after being deployed by Governor Scott in response to Texas’ request for emergency assistance. Nearly 125 FWC […]

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Making Kids First Hunting Trip Great

Making Kids First Hunting Trip Great

As sure as I eat black-eyed peas and collard greens with hog jowls every New Year’s Day, we Americans love our traditions. Whether it’s our taste in music, what we wear, what and how we celebrate, or what we like to eat, our culture is centered on tradition. For hunters, our passion for the outdoors […]

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National Hunting and Fishing Day Sep. 24th

National Hunting and Fishing Day Sep. 24th

Next time you head outdoors, take a look around you: many of the fish and wildlife species you see, as well as their habitats, are healthy because of hunters and anglers. Additionally, from boat ramps to shooting ranges, artificial reefs to educational programs, Florida’s more than 7 million hunters and anglers fund and support access […]

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Football MOMS Versus the NFL – Silence of the Lambs No More – Skinning the NFL

Football MOMS Versus the NFL – Silence of the Lambs No More – Skinning the NFL

By Kevin Earl Wood, Investigative Reporter Bay Community News Panama City, Florida allunited@bellsouth.net Published February 5, 2016 The movie “Concussion“, starring superstar Will Smith, has created a storm of controversy following its Christmas Day release in U.S. theaters. Mothers and others across the nation are slowly learning how playing high-impact contact sports, particularly the extremely violent game […]

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Other Recent Posts

PCB Man Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges

PCB Man Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Division arrested a Panama City Beach man on multiple drug charges. Investigators conducted a traffic stop on Conrad Forrence last evening at about 10:51 on 23rdStreet. A Panama City Police Department K9 officer also responded to the scene and the K9 alerted to the presence of narcotics in […]

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Sex Abuse Charges For Youngstown Man

Sex Abuse Charges For Youngstown Man

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the Department of Children and Families and asked to respond to a residence on Rebekah Lane in Youngstown on August 18, 2017, in reference to a possible physical and sexual abuse of children. Deputies arrived intending to make contact with the suspect Charles Robert LeFave, age 56. […]

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Panama City Beach Ranked As A Dangerous City

Panama City Beach Ranked As A Dangerous City

Based on a recent report, Panama City Beach ranks 22 on a list of the most dangerous cities in the United States. Safewise Report determined the rankings based on the number of violent and property crimes with Panama City Beach suffering 10.69 violent crimes and 87.78 property crime per 1000 residents. 5 other cities in […]

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