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  1. Court filing: Race not a factor in adopting stricter Spring Break lawsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | WJHG-TV Panama City

    Public safety. That's the reason Panama City Beach adopted stricter laws governing things like drinking on the beach and bar closing times for Spring Break 2016, not racism, according to attorneys for the City.

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  2. Panama City Beach man killed in I-10 motorcycle crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    The Florida Highway Patrol reports 59-year-old Mark A. Bodiford of Panama City Beach was traveling westbound on I-10 Friday morning when he drove off the roadway and onto the center median.

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  3. Local businesses score with Super Bowl 50Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 7 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    Just getting ready, making sure we don't run out of anything," McCraney said. "You can't be prepared enough.

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  4. Pier Park Mardi Gras celebration expected to draw 25,000 peopleRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    If you're looking to crash a party this weekend, look no further than Pier Park. The retail center kicked off its Mardi Gras and Music Festival Friday and the fun continues Saturday.

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  5. Spring Break: A Tale of Two CitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    But over the last five to ten years, the popularity of spring break has gone to a whole new level, generating national attention, which sparked city and county leaders to make a change. "We meet with everyone after each spring break, and modify things to make sure that the following spring break is nothing more than a safer event," Mario Gisbert, city manager for the city of Panama City Beach, said.

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  6. Former Panama City Beach mayor calls crowded 2016 mayoral race "unprecedented"Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    Two months until election day, eight people in the race. Bay County Supervisor of Elections, Mark Andersen says that's an unprecedented number for the beach.

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  7. Beach mosquito control monitoring breeding groundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    Mosquito experts with the Panama City Beach Mosquito Control District say the chance for transmission of Zika is not as likely in the Panhandle as further south. But Director James Clausen said they are remaining vigilant in their observations and collections of active mosquitoes.

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  8. Accused REEDS Jewelers robber, partner indicted by federal grand juryRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    Abigail Kemp is the person the FBI says is responsible for a number of jewelry store robberies in 5 states, including one at REEDS Jewelers at Pier Park in Panama City Beach. This is the woman the FBI believes is responsible for armed jewelry store robberies in at least 5 states, including one in Panama City Beach back in August.

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  9. Panama City Beach residents divided over closing off a neighborhood streetRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    We told you a few months ago how some residents living in the west end of the beach were upset about a drug rehab center set to open in their neighborhood. Since then, county commissioners have taken steps to ease their concerns, but not everyone is convinced it'll help.

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  10. Bed tax collections continue to rise in PCBRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    Panama City Beach tourism leaders have released bed tax numbers for December and the news is good. December 2015 saw a 3.63 percent increase in collections compared to December 2014.

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  11. Navy base conducts active shooter drillRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    The Navy Base in Panama City is taking part in a two-week long training operation aimed at testing the base's capability to defend itself if threatened. In case of an emergency,"It's known as Solid Curtain Citadel Shield.

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  12. David Chapman is the newest member of the TDCRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    After controversy over what some have called a conflict of interest, Bay County Commissioners approved the Panama City Beach City Council's appointment of David Chapman to the TDC. At the last commission meeting commissioners said a conflict of interest existed because Chapman's company has a landscaping contract with the TDC.

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  13. Bay County Commissioners mirror PCB's scooter and parking lot ordinancesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    Tuesday, they mirrored a law passed by Panama City Beach banning overnight rentals of scooters during spring break. The law also clarifies safety vest requirements in the county.

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  14. Major drug bust takes $250k of Ice off the streetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    A string of crimes, which on the surface appeared unrelated, led to the largest Ice bust in Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen's term as Sheriff. "This is very significant for us and for Bay County and we certainly hope it puts a dent in it and again someday we think wow we've got it all, and other days we think oh my God we haven't touched the surface," said McKeithen, "It's like a roller coaster it's here and gone and there and here and everywhere."

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  15. Panama City Beach Police Department receives large donation for Police Unity TourRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 30 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    The 2016 Police Unity Tour is still a few months away, but Saturday the Panama City Beach Police Department received a large donation to support the charity event. In May, local police officers and sheriff's deputies will bike about 300 miles from New Jersey to Washington D.C. to honor officers who have died in the line of duty.

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  16. Federal judge denies injunction against new Spring Break laws.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 29 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    A federal judge has handed the city of Panama City Beach a substantial victory when it comes to a lawsuit about recently-passed laws aimed at curtailing certain behaviors of spring breakers. In his 48-page ruling United States District Judge Mark Waller said "It is a close question, but ultimately Plaintiffs have not established a substantial likelihood of success on their claim that race was a motivating factor in passing the Spring Break Ordinances.

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  17. Local woman takes her dreams to new heightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 28 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    "It gives you a completely new perspective on how the world really looks," said Cabaniss. "It kind of gets you up and away from all the commercialism, all the people, and kind of I don't want to say puts you above everybody else, but you get a view of the world that only CEO's, executives, and birds get to see, so you kind of feel special."

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  18. Panama City Beach City Council sticks with David Chapman as TDC chair nomineeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 28 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    The city appoints four members oft he TDC, but each appointee has to get final approval from the county commission. Last week county commissioners said there was a conflict of interest because David Chapman's company has a landscaping contract with the TDC.

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  19. Panama City Beach City Council approves bullet proof vest purchase for fire departmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 28 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    The Panama City Beach City Council took a step to make our firefighters a little bit safer. The council approved the fire department's purchase of bullet proof vests using fire impact fees.

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  20. Panama City Beach City Council gives green light to Colony Club engineering contractRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 28 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    A community has called on Panama City Beach City Council to create an alternate entrance to Colony Club, saying the current entrance is unsafe and plagued by accidents. Now, the city is one step closer to making it a reality.

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