Author Archives: Nancy Simpler

CRESTVIEW MAN ARRESTED AFTER ABUSING DUCKS

  Shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday, the Crestview Police Department responded to Twin Hills Park, after receiving multiple calls from citizens who observed a man grabbing multiple ducks by the neck and throwing them into the water or throwing them against the railing of the walking bridge crossing the pond. When officers arrived on scene, contact was made with the ...

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HUNT CHARGED WITH MURDER

  A man Panama City police connected to a shooting that killed one person and injured three others in now charged with murder. Police announced the charge against Michael Harrison Hunt Friday. Investigators were searching for Hunt after he walked away from the Bay County courthouse during an April 1st court session. During the hearing, Hunt learned of a new ...

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MAN ARRESTED AFTER LEADING AUTHORITIES ON PURSUIT THROUGH SPRINGFIELD

  A traffic stop in Springfield turns into a high-speed pursuit. Springfield Police attempted to stop a Chevy Tahoe in the 3400 block of East business highway 98. The car initially stopped, and then fled. Reports said the driver, 35-year-old Isaac Duvern McMillan, attempted to strike Springfield police patrol cars with his vehicle. Officers began attempting to deploy tire deflation ...

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BAY DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT RECEIVES NATIONAL HONOR

  Bay District Superintendent, Bill Husfelt, has received national recognition at an awards ceremony on Saturday. Superintendent Husfelt has been named superintendent of the year at the Varsity Brand, school spirit awards. He was one of 5 finalists that Varsity Brand chose. All finalists were nominated from all over the country. Saturday night, he was announced as the overall winner ...

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NEW SENIOR LIVING HOME PROJECT BRINGS $33M AND 100 JOBS TO PCB

  A $33 million investment bringing up to 100 jobs is coming to Panama City Beach with new upscale living for senior citizens. The groundbreaking has begun for giving the city its newest senior living home which many of its builders are calling a modern-day facility. With the help of the city chamber of commerce and construction, the first outline ...

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ONE PERSON RESCUED IN EARLY MORNING HOUSE FIRE

  An early morning fire damages a Panama City home. It happened shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday at a home on Kirkland Avenue. Crews responded within minutes to the scene and found heavy smoke coming from the home. Initial reports said there was someone inside when the fire started. Firefighters began an extensive search and located one person inside the ...

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LAWMEN INVESTIGATE SHOOTING NEAR CRESTVIEW

  A man was taken to the hospital Sunday afternoon after he was shot during a fight at a home on Smokey Branch Road, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. The victim was identified as 45-year-old Tim Holt. He was shot in the left arm and the bullet reportedly traveled into his left side, according to the Sheriff’s Office. ...

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