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  1. Multi-state crime spree couple sought in Destin robberyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WJHG-TV Panama City

    The U.S. Marshals are offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of a Missouri couple accused of a crime spree spanning three states. Blake Edward Fitzgerald, 30, and his girlfriend, Brittany Nicole Harper, 30, are wanted on charges of kidnapping, burglary and theft, and are believed to have most recently committed crimes in Alabama, Georgia and Florida.

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  2. Two suspects at large after armed robbery of Destin Alvin's IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WJHG-TV Panama City

    According to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, a man and a woman entered the store together after noon and browsed around the shop. The woman left the store, while the man brought a basket of items to the cashier.

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  3. Destin teen faces multiple sex charges on victim under 12Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 26 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office says 19-year-old Tristan Lee Sanders was arrested Monday after a child reported to his parents that Sanders asked him to do several inappropriate things of a sexual nature. Sunday, deputies say Sanders allegedly offered to take the child for a ride but instead drove him to his apartment to play video games and asked the victim if he would help him videotape a "medical project for college."

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  4. Destin city officials prepare for more floodingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 25 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    City of Destin crews are preparing for another rain event expected later this week. City officials encourage residents in low-lying, flood-prone areas to prepare for possible flooding.

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  5. Issues arise about piece of Heritage Park propertyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 25 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    "With a grant from the State of Florida for $2.3 million and they paid for about half the purchase price when we acquired the property in 2006," said Greg Kisela, Destin City Manager. But recently an issue has come up between a business owner and the city regarding a part of the property.

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  6. Woman makes fraudulent purchases using credit cardRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 21 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    They tell us the suspect used a stolen credit card at a Destin Wal-Mart and possibly has committed the same crime here in Bay County. She is described as a black female in her late 30s to mid 40s, and authorities believe she may be driving a grey colored SUV.

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  7. Million dollar Powerball ticket sold in DestinRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 14 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    Although only three people won the jackpot for the largest Powerball ever, eleven other people won, between one and two million dollars in Florida. One of those tickets was purchased in Destin at the Big Boss Store, a gas station located off of East Highway 98. The store sold a $1,000,000 Powerball ticket.

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  8. Allegiant Air coming to Destin/Ft. Walton Beach AirportRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 12 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    Allegiant announced Tuesday Destin/Fort Walton Beach is its newest destination offering nonstop service from Cincinnati and St. Louis. From May 20th through September 5th, it will offer seasonal nonstop service from Cincinnati to VPS and from St. Louis to VPS beginning June 2nd through September 4th.

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  9. New ER Department coming to DestinRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 8 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    By the end of 2016, the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center plans to have a brand new emergency facility in Destin. The new facility, which will be located on Highway 98 and Tequesta Drive, will replace the current facility on Airport Road.

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  10. Okaloosa County officials prepare for Spring BreakRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2016 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    Spring break is just months away and this year the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is looking to change their strategy. "I think after all that happened in Bay County and Panama City Beach last year, with the levels of violence and things that went on, they [Okaloosa County Commissioners] recognized that we have to be ready to combat that type of behavior, should it migrate to Okaloosa County," said Undersheriff Don Adams, for Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office.

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  11. State Attorney: No crime in Destin credit card charges caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2015 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    State Attorney Bill Eddins launched an investigation into charges on city-issued credit cards in October for all 34 city employees. City officials initially requested in investigation into why City Manager Greg Kisela used his city-issued card for a personal purchase.

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  12. Okaloosa County man sentenced to prison for molesting young girlRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2015 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    Back in August, a jury found him guilty of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation of a victim under 12. ______________________________________ An Okaloosa County man could spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted Wednesday for molesting a girl. In June 2014, Stoffel grabbed and squeezed the breast of a nine year old girl in a movie theater in Destin.

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  13. 91 acre proposed park in the works for the city of Lynn HavenRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2015 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    The proposed park, named, "The Lynn Haven Bayou Park and Preserve," would be located on the northeast side of Lynn Haven off North Bay. The park would offer a variety of recreational activities including a boardwalk, playgrounds, an out door classroom, and a fitness trail.

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  14. New park coming to Calhoun Avenue in DestinRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2015 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    Through a partnership with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Trust of Public Land, this new water front parcel will be transformed into a park with a splash pad, a kayak ramp, play ground, plenty of parking, and a picnic area. About $100 Million was awarded to the state from BP through the Natural Resource Damage Assessment for early restoration of projects related to the oil spill.

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  15. One killed in Destin motorcycle crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 13, 2015 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    The 51-year old man, who has been identified as Robert Joseph Meyer of Santa Rosa Beach in Walton County, was driving his 2012 Harley Davidson east on Emerald Coast Parkway around 3:20 a.m. when he left the roadway and crashed.

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  16. Destin City Council members discuss outdoor storage, short-term rentals and pedestrian safetyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2015 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    At this time, there are no specific ordinances that say how many boats, RV's or trailers can be parked on a residents front or side yard. City leaders say this new proposed ordinance would limit those numbers to one RV and two utility or boat trailers.

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  17. Mexico Beach residents oppose proposed hotel and condiminiumRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2015 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    Mexico Beach is one the few places in Bay County where much of its coastline remains untouched and undeveloped, but many residents are worried that a proposed hotel and condominium could change that. At Monday's special planning and zoning meeting the board held a public hearing on that proposal.

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  18. Mosley gets a basketball win at home over Niceville WednesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2015 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    The Mosley boys basketball team is now 2-3 as Coach Loper and his Dolphins able to get a home win Wednesday night over the Niceville Eagles. Mosley taking an early lead and eventually holding on to get an 8 point win 78-70.

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  19. Destin man accused of stabbing co-workerRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2015 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    A fight between two Destin roommates, who are also co-workers, left one of the men with multiple stab wounds. According to Okaloosa County Sheriff's officials, 28-year old German Cruz-Diaz is charged with aggravated battery and carrying a concealed weapon.

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  20. Destin officials look to make improvements to city parksRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2015 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    "It is used a lot by our residents, it is also becoming a spot where our folks from out of town like to come and visit," said Lance Johnson, Destin's Parks and Recreation Director. "We host dozens of weddings here, dozens of family reunions here."

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