Local News

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office has arrested four men from Atlanta after they allegedly hired local transients to cash fraudulent checks for them using stolen personal information. Three transients have also been arrested for their participation. BCSO Criminal Investigations opened an investigation after deputies initially responded to a call from a local transient who claimed […]

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25 Year Old Molests Child Under 12

25 Year Old Molests Child Under 12

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of a local man on charges he committed sexual battery on a child. The victim confided in a family member that Shanard Cameron had molested her. Cameron, age 25, allegedly took the victim without parental consent to a festival and had sex with her. The victim was […]

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Event CANCELLED  Free Rabies Vaccinations For World Rabies Day

Event CANCELLED Free Rabies Vaccinations For World Rabies Day

NOTE:  This event has been CANCELLED.    PANAMA CITY, Fla.- Today, on World Rabies Day, the Florida Department of Health in Bay County and Bay County Animal Control announces a free rabies vaccination event planned for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4 at Frank Brown Park, located at 16200 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, […]

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By September 29, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Multi Agency Drug Operation Nets 39 Locals

Multi Agency Drug Operation Nets 39 Locals

Bay County area law enforcement agencies announced today the successful conclusion of a three-month, multi-agency operation intended to target heroin dealers and those involved in the trafficking, possession, and use of heroin in Bay County. This operation has resulted in the arrest of 39 individuals, 24 will be prosecuted in state court and 15 have […]

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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. 20,099 total views, no views today Share Us Tweet

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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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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

Event CANCELLED  Free Rabies Vaccinations For World Rabies Day

Event CANCELLED Free Rabies Vaccinations For World Rabies Day

NOTE:  This event has been CANCELLED.    PANAMA CITY, Fla.- Today, on World Rabies Day, the Florida Department of Health in Bay County and Bay County Animal Control announces a free rabies vaccination event planned for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4 at Frank Brown Park, located at 16200 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, […]

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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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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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Other Recent Posts

Fugitive From Justice Arrested On PCB

Fugitive From Justice Arrested On PCB

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Division and the United States Marshal Service Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (FRFTF) would like to announce the arrest on Deangelo M. Harris B/M DOB: 04/04/1992 of 1405 Mercedes Ave #H, Panama City, Florida this afternoon, 09/22/2017 on the charges of Fugitive From Justice from the State of Alabama for the […]

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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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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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