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NEW RECALL: Nearly 12 million pounds of raw beef recalled due to salmonella concerns

A large ground beef recall has now been expanded to include nearly 12 million pounds of ground beef. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) says JBS Tolleson, Inc. has recalled another 5.1 million pounds of various raw, non-intact beef products that may be contaminated with salmonella newport. In October, more than 6 million pounds of ground beef was recalled. ...

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ARMED BURGLAR CAUGHT IN THE ACT BY DEPUTIES

A Niceville-area resident helped deputies nab an armed burglar who now faces four felony charges, the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) said. The OCSO responded to someone calling in a report of a “suspicious person” on Lost Horse Circle around 5 a.m. on Tuesday. Deputies arrived on scene and found 18-year-old Tyler Touchstone partially inside a silver car. During a ...

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HOMES COUNTY SCHOOL BUS CRASH

A Holmes County School Bus was traveling westbound on County Road 160, and stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of County Road 177. A Ford Ranger was traveling northbound on County Road 177. The school bus began a left turn onto CR-177, violating the right of way of the Ford Ranger. The front of the Ford Ranger collided ...

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43 YEAR OLD MAN ARRESTED FOR MOLESTING TEEN

DeFuniak Springs Police were called to a disturbance at a residence Saturday in which a woman had stabbed a man. Officers arrived to find 43 year old John Edward Jones with small cuts to his body from an apparent knife attack. Upon speaking to parties involved, a mother had attacked Jones after finding him sexually assaulting her teenager. According to ...

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MAN ACCUSED OF PISTOL-WHIPPING VICTIM IN HOME INVASION ROBBERY SENTENCED

An Okaloosa County jury has found Dominic Dimitre Dyett guilty of aggravated battery with a firearm and home invasion robbery with a firearm. According to a report, Dyett’s charges stem from an incident in August 2017. The State Attorney’s Office reports, Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a home invasion robbery at 43 Fawn Lane in Shalimar, Florida. The ...

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FREE STEM EVENT ALLOWS KIDS TO RELAX AND LEARN

The Hsu Education Foundation and Innov8 wanted to provide kids and their parents with a way to relax, have a little fun and learn a thing or two with a free community STEM event Sunday. Dr. Paul Hsu, of the Hsu Education Foundation said, “For Panama City, I feel like instead of chainsaws and tarps, we need to have one ...

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FLORIDA BLUE COMING TO PANAMA CITY FOR A WEEK TO PROVIDE SERVICES

The team from the Florida Blue center in Tallahassee is going to be set up in the Panama City Walmart parking lot all this week. They will be offering services to all residents, not just Florida Blue members. Officials will also be distributing relief packages. Nurses will be on hand to offer health coaching and help people find health care, ...

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Fire Damages Millville Home

A fire destroyed a two story home in the Millville area Sunday evening. It happened shortly before 8:30 p.m. just off of Bay Avenue. Panama City Fire responded to the call within a minute with assistance from the Panama City Police department. Both agencies worked quickly to secure the area. The flames fully covered the inside of the home making ...

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One million dollars worth of Meth seized in Mobile County

Mobile County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Border Patrol arrested two men for trafficking Methamphetamine. MCSO deputies say, 36 kilograms (80 pounds) of methamphetamine was seized from two men traveling eastbound on I-10. Sheriff Sam Cochran says, “The street value for 80 pounds of Mexican Ice would be about $1,000,000.00.” Cochran believes, “This is a prime example of how partnering with ...

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