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Okaloosa woman accused of killing boyfriend

OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — An Okaloosa County woman shot and killed her boyfriend during a struggle Wednesday night, Okaloosa County sheriff’s deputies said. Haley Haire, 30, of Reeves Drive in Fort Walton Beach, was charged with domestic violence-related negligent homicide in connection with the fatal shooting, they added. Woman dies in Gulf on double red flag day on Panama City Beach Haire told OCSO Investigators she and her boyfriend, 25-year old Jesse Hargis, were arguing and she armed herself with a gun. Investigators said the pair then struggled over the firearm and that...

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Many feared dead after Miami-area condo collapses

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — A wing of a 12-story beachfront condo building collapsed with a roar in a town outside Miami early Thursday, killing at least one person while trapping residents in rubble and twisted metal. Rescuers pulled dozens of survivors from the tower during the morning and continued to look for more. Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett warned that the death toll was likely to rise, saying the building manager told him the tower was quite full at the time of the collapse around 1:30 a.m., but the exact number of people present was unclear. “The building is literally pancaked,” Burkett...

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Panama City, Morning Weather Forecast: 6-24-21

FORECAST DISCUSSION: Thursday morning is off to a pretty dry start with a mix of clouds and sun. Pop-up showers and storms will develop during the late morning hours. Scattered rain and storm activity is expected again this afternoon as a stalled front continues to impact the Panhandle. Additional outflow boundaries and a weak front to the north will converge to produce our scattered storm development today. Slightly drier air will be in place Friday morning, limiting rain chances until the mid-afternoon hours. Our typical summertime pattern kicks back into place this weekend with even nicer...

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Demand for Vacation Homes Is Still Strong

The pandemic created a tremendous interest in vacation homes across the country. Throughout the last year, many people purchased second homes as a safe getaway from the challenges of the health crisis. With many professionals working from home and many students taking classes remotely, it made sense to see a migration away from cities and into counties with more vacation destinations. The 2021 Vacation Home Counties Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that this increase in vacation home sales continues in 2021. The report examines sales in counties where “vacant seasonal,...

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The City of Panama City applies for nearly $23 million in grant funding

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — The City of Panama City is hoping to secure almost half of the $60 million set aside by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity for the Community Development Block Grant Disaster recovery funding. There are 50 businesses included in the city’s application along with projects for the Martin Luther King Jr. recreation center, the St. Andrews School, and the second section of the Harrison Avenue streetscape. Renovation plans for the A.D. Harris gym include a full size basketball court This particular allocation of grant funding is to support...

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Resident frustrated over flooding issue in Bay County neighborhood

BAY COUNTY, Fla (WMBB) — In the Parker and Callaway area residents have seen more than nine inches of rain over the last three days. The rainfall resulted in massive flooding and quite the frustration for homeowners in the Bay County neighborhood. A resident, Tim King, said he has repeatedly tried to get help from the County Commission in hopes of solving the issue. King said the flooding is a problem every time it rains.“As you can see the roads are being flooding and we cant even get the roads built up. Mail people have problems and school buses have problems out here. I mean all you...

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Boat flips over in Gulf after Lake Powell is cut open for drainage

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) – A boat flipped over in the Gulf on Wednesday afternoon after Lake Powell was cut open for drainage. With all the rain in the area over the past few days, officials said that Lake Powell needed to be drained so it doesn’t overflow. The Bay County Sheriff’s Office said that everyone should avoid launching any watercraft into Lake Powell at this time. “The cut is open going into the Gulf Of Mexico. It is pulling boats from the lake into the Gulf and flipping them,” the Bay County Sheriff’s Office wrote in a statement. “We have...

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Panama City Weather 6-23-2021

Our summer pattern is returning, that mean more popup showers and storms across the area. It also means that we will see more sunshine as well. Rain chances remain high but we are not looking at wash out days just a decent chance you have to deal with a shower or storm at some point. Check out the latest on the tropics and your 7 day forecast in the video above. https://mypanhandle.com

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Renovation plans for the A.D. Harris gym include a full size basketball court

PANAMA CITY Fla. (WMBB) — Looking for a place to shoot some hoops in Panama City?  Well, the A.D. Harris gymnasium is getting some much-needed renovations.  The space suffered significant damage in Hurricane Michael. So after two years with no action, the gym is about to get a facelift.  Brent Dillard, the owner of Southern Elite Sports, opened his business after the storm. He said finding spaces in town for his sports leagues to play has been tough. “Ever since Hurricane Michael came through, facilities have been hard to come by,” Dillard said. “Courts and fields...

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What is a Rip Current? A Guide to Understanding and Surviving Rip Currents

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WMBB) — The world’s most beautiful beaches, that’s what we call this area. In fact, our name here at News 13 reflects that WMBB. Our beaches however come with a risk and that’s rip currents. Beach and Boating Forecast Thanks to the double sandbar formation along the shore we get many different types of setups for rips to develop. Most are caused by breaks in the sandbars which can be hard to spot. Rip currents are not just dangerous they are deadly. In fact, rip currents kill more people along the Gulf Coast than any other weather-related...

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