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FEMA News: Disaster Recovery Center Transitioning to Community Recovery Center

TALLAHASSEE, FL (STL.News) – The State/FEMA disaster recovery center in Panama City will close at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16. At 9 a.m. Monday, March 18, a Community Recovery Center will open in the same location, the Bay County Public Library. The purpose of the Community Recovery Center is to encourage and support a localized, community-based … Continue reading FEMA News: Disaster Recovery Center Transitioning to Community Recovery Center

FLORIDA News: PANAMA CITY, Panama City Marriage Fraud Conspirators Plead Guilty and Sentenced

PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA – Ravi Babu Kolla, 47, an Indian foreign national residing in Panama City, pleaded guilty yesterday to conspiracy to commit marriage and visa fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. On Tuesday, his co-defendant Krystal Cloud, 40, of Altha, Florida, was sentenced to 24 months in prison for marriage and visa fraud … Continue reading FLORIDA News: PANAMA CITY, Panama City Marriage Fraud Conspirators Plead Guilty and Sentenced

PANAMA CITY | Mariano Rivera calls child support allegations ‘unfounded’

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Just weeks after becoming baseball’s first unanimous Hall of Fame selection, Mariano Rivera is defending himself from accusations in his native Panama that he has failed to support two children he had outside his marriage. The former New York Yankees’ closer on Tuesday called the demands filed against him in the … Continue reading PANAMA CITY | Mariano Rivera calls child support allegations ‘unfounded’

PANAMA CITY | Panama to play Cuba for Caribbean Series title

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Former big leaguer Manny Corpas closed out Panama’s 1-0 victory over Puerto Rico on Saturday night, setting up a championship game against Cuba in the Caribbean Series. Cuba defeated Venezuela 3-0. The Panamanians are playing in their first final since 1960, when they lost to Cuba. Panama has one Caribbean Series … Continue reading PANAMA CITY | Panama to play Cuba for Caribbean Series title

PANAMA CITY | Pope seeks to end stigma of AIDS with visit to church home

PANAMA CITY —January 26, 2019—   Pope Francis is wrapping up his first trip to Central America with a final World Youth Day Mass and a visit to a church-run home for people living with AIDS. Francis’ meeting Sunday with HIV-positive residents of the Casa Hogar El Buen Samaritano is likely to send a strong message … Continue reading PANAMA CITY | Pope seeks to end stigma of AIDS with visit to church home

Jasper Contractors Announces New Employment Opportunities at Locations in Northwestern Florida

  TALLAHASSEE, FLA./ JANUARY 14, 2019 (STL.News) Jasper Contractors today announced multiple new positions to serve commercial and residential roofing markets from new offices in Panama City, Florida, and Tallahassee, Florida. Each of the newly-established branches will consist of a full, permanent office and support staff, including roles in construction management, administration, general management, sales, … Continue reading Jasper Contractors Announces New Employment Opportunities at Locations in Northwestern Florida

5 Overseas Retirement Hubs for Pampered, Luxury Living on the Cheap—InternationalLiving.com

  BALTIMORE/ DECEMBER 12, 2018 (STL.News) “In the right places abroad, retirees can automatically upgrade their retirement to one of pure luxury—and enjoy the perks of a swank lifestyle for far less than a comparable retirement back home would cost,” says Jennifer Stevens, Executive Editor of International Living. “I’m talking high-end living. Only that eye-popping, … Continue reading 5 Overseas Retirement Hubs for Pampered, Luxury Living on the Cheap—InternationalLiving.com

PANAMA CITY, Fla | ‘How can I be effective?’: Teachers suffering after Michael

PANAMA CITY, Fla.— Regina Ferrell, a fourth-grade teacher in Bay County, stood before the local school board this week and pleaded: Please be flexible with teachers returning to classrooms after Hurricane Michael. The board wants to reopen the county’s schools — the ones that weren’t destroyed — on Monday, with students returning two weeks later. … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Fla | ‘How can I be effective?’: Teachers suffering after Michael

PANAMA CITY, Fla. | Powerless victims of Hurricane Michael now suffer looting

PANAMA CITY, Fla.  — Armed looters are targeting homes and businesses that remain without electricity after being ravaged by Hurricane Michael a week ago. Sheriff’s Maj. Jimmy Stanford said deputies have arrested about 10 looters each night since Florida‘s Bay County took a direct hit from the strong Category 4 storm last Wednesday. In some … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Fla. | Powerless victims of Hurricane Michael now suffer looting

PANAMA CITY, Fla | In Florida, families seeking the missing amid storm damage

PANAMA CITY, Fla— Joanne Garone Behnke has replayed every possible scenario in her mind a hundred times. Maybe her 79-year-old aunt sought shelter at the sturdy condo nearby that withstood Hurricane Michael’s devastating winds. Maybe she was rescued and is lying in a hospital bed somewhere. The pile of rubble that was once her Mexico … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Fla | In Florida, families seeking the missing amid storm damage

PANAMA CITY, Fla. | No cellphones, no gas: No end to misery in hurricane zone

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Residents of hurricane-ravaged communities in Florida‘s Panhandle turned to volunteers and each other for help Monday, the fifth day without cell service, electricity or, in many cases, shelter. Trevor Lewis, a member of a six-person search-and-rescue unit, said he watched storm victims “cry out in joy” when his team let them … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Fla. | No cellphones, no gas: No end to misery in hurricane zone

PANAMA CITY, Fla. | The Latest: Michael caused estimated $8B in insured losses

PANAMA CITY, Fla.— The Latest on the impact of Hurricane Michael’s destructive path across the southeastern U.S. (all times local): 8:10 p.m. An insurance company that produces models for catastrophes is estimating Hurricane Michael caused about $8 billion in insured losses. Boston-based Karen Clark & Company released the estimate Thursday. It includes the privately insured … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Fla. | The Latest: Michael caused estimated $8B in insured losses

PANAMA CITY, Fla | The Latest: Florida governor asks debate delay after storm

PANAMA CITY, Fla— The Latest on the impact of Hurricane Michael’s destructive path across the southeastern U.S. (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Forecasters say Tropical Storm Michael is speeding over the Carolinas on its way to the Atlantic Ocean. The National Hurricane Center says the storm is moving northeast at 23 mph (37 kph) with … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Fla | The Latest: Florida governor asks debate delay after storm

PANAMA CITY, Fla | The Latest: Power’s out in Florida state capital

PANAMA CITY, Fla  — The Latest on the impact of Hurricane Michael’s destructive path across the southeastern U.S. (all times local): ___ 1:30 p.m. Virginia’s governor has declared a state of emergency in anticipation of Hurricane Michael’s remnant passing through the state. Gov. Ralph Northam issued the declaration Thursday and urged Virginians to prepare for … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Fla | The Latest: Power’s out in Florida state capital

PANAMA CITY, Fla | ‘Unimaginable destruction’: Hurricane smashes rows of houses

PANAMA CITY, Fla — Search-and-rescue teams fanned out across the Florida Panhandle to reach trapped people in Michael’s wake Thursday as daylight yielded scenes of rows upon rows of houses smashed to pieces by the third-most powerful hurricane on record to hit the continental U.S. At least two deaths were blamed on Michael, and it … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Fla | ‘Unimaginable destruction’: Hurricane smashes rows of houses

PANAMA CITY, Fla | The Latest: Judge rejects voter registration extension

PANAMA CITY, Fla — The Latest on Tropical Storm Michael (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is urging people in the Hurricane Michael disaster area to “be patient.” He says emergency crews need to do their work to clear debris from roadways and restore power to hundreds of thousands of residents. Deal … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Fla | The Latest: Judge rejects voter registration extension

PANAMA CITY, Fla | The Latest: Hurricane Michael devastated Mexico Beach

PANAMA CITY, Fla — The Latest on Tropical Storm Michael (all times Eastern): 10:10 a.m. Gov. Rick Scott says the Florida National Guard got into Mexico Beach and found 20 people who survived a direct hit from Hurricane Michael. The town where the hurricane made landfall Wednesday remained very difficult to reach by land a … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Fla | The Latest: Hurricane Michael devastated Mexico Beach

PANAMA CITY, Florida | The Latest: Michael still a hurricane hours after landfall

PANAMA CITY, Florida— The Latest on Hurricane Michael (all times Eastern): 11 p.m. Forecasters say Michael is weakening but still a hurricane with 75-mph (120-kph) winds as it crosses central Georgia. The National Hurricane Center said Michael was located at 11 p.m. EDT Wednesday about 45 miles (70 kilometers) south-southwest of Macon, Georgia. The low-level … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Florida | The Latest: Michael still a hurricane hours after landfall

PANAMA CITY, Florida | The Latest: Reporters work in the dark as Michael hits land

PANAMA CITY, Florida — The Latest on Hurricane Michael (all times Eastern): 2:10 p.m. Local news reporters were working in the dark as Hurricane Michael made landfall in Florida’s Panhandle. The News Herald in Panama City tweeted that conditions were “getting very nasty here” as the hurricane’s eye closed in. The newsroom was running on … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Florida | The Latest: Reporters work in the dark as Michael hits land

PANAMA CITY, Fla | Hurricane Michael slams into Florida with 155 mph winds

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday with potentially catastrophic winds of 155 mph, the most powerful hurricane to hit the U.S. mainland in nearly 50 years. Michael blew ashore near Mexico Beach, a tourist town about midway along the … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Fla | Hurricane Michael slams into Florida with 155 mph winds

PANAMA CITY, Fla | Supercharged hurricane threatens Florida with 150 mph winds

PANAMA CITY, Fla — Gaining fury with every passing hour, Hurricane Michael closed in Wednesday on the Florida Panhandle with potentially catastrophic winds of 150 mph, the most powerful storm on record ever to menace the stretch of fishing towns, military bases and spring-break beaches. With more than 375,000 people up and down the Gulf … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Fla | Supercharged hurricane threatens Florida with 150 mph winds

PANAMA CITY, Florida | The Latest: Hurricane Michael’s storm surge comes ashore

PANAMA CITY, Florida — The Latest on Hurricane Michael (all times Eastern): 11:15 a.m. The National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Michael appears “extremely impressive” in satellite imagery as the storm barrels toward Florida’s Panhandle. At 11 a.m. EDT, Michael had top sustained winds of 145 mph (230 kph) and was about 60 miles (95 kilometers) … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Florida | The Latest: Hurricane Michael’s storm surge comes ashore

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | The Latest: Michael strengthens to a Category 4 hurricane

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Latest on Hurricane Michael (all times local): 2:10 a.m. The National Hurricane Center says Michael has become an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm. At 2:00 a.m. Wednesday, the eye of Michael was about 180 miles (289 kilometers) south-southwest of Panama City, Florida. It also was about 170 miles (273 kilometers) southwest … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | The Latest: Michael strengthens to a Category 4 hurricane

Alabama News: Montgomery, Federal Inmate Receives 7 Year Sentence for Assaulting a Correctional Officer

Montgomery, Alabama – On Thursday, July 26, 2018, Elvis Mark Hartrick, 42, of Panama City, Florida, received a sentence of 84 months for assaulting a correctional officer with a deadly weapon, announced United States Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr. Hartrick pled guilty to the charge in April. The assault took place in September 2017 while … Continue reading Alabama News: Montgomery, Federal Inmate Receives 7 Year Sentence for Assaulting a Correctional Officer

PANAMA CITY, Fla. | The Latest: 2 die in North Carolina covering fringe storm

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — The Latest on Subtropical Storm Alberto (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Authorities so far haven’t attributed any deaths or injuries directly to Subtropical Storm Alberto. But in North Carolina, a television news anchor and a photojournalist have died when a tree fell on their vehicle as they reported on severe weather … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Fla. | The Latest: 2 die in North Carolina covering fringe storm

PANAMA CITY, Fla. | The Latest: Alberto stronger on move toward US Gulf Coast

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — The Latest on Subtropical Storm Alberto (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Subtropical Storm Albert has gained strength as it approaches the northern Gulf Coast. Forecasters say Alberto was centered about 195 miles (315 kilometers) west of Tampa, Florida, at 7:30 pm. EDT and moving to the northwest at 10 mph (17 … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Fla. | The Latest: Alberto stronger on move toward US Gulf Coast

PANAMA CITY, Fla. | Sheriff: Suspect in Florida standoff, gunfire, found dead

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — A man suspected of trading wild bursts of gunfire with officers during a long standoff in the Florida Panhandle was found dead Tuesday in a gasoline-soaked apartment after an armored vehicle approached, authorities said. “We were just blessed that we didn’t lose multiple officers and citizens today,” Bay County Sheriff Tommy … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Fla. | Sheriff: Suspect in Florida standoff, gunfire, found dead

PANAMA CITY | Trump’s company asked Panama president to help in hotel spat

PANAMA CITY  | April 9, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)U.S. President Donald Trump’s company appealed directly to Panama’s president to intervene in its fight over control of a luxury hotel, even invoking a treaty between the two countries, in what ethics experts say was a blatant mingling of Trump’s business and government interests. That appeal in a letter … Continue reading PANAMA CITY | Trump’s company asked Panama president to help in hotel spat