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Florida school finds bearded dragon in student's backpack

Sep. 10, 2019 9:10 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida school district says an unusual passenger was found in a student's backpack. In a Facebook post, Bay County School District officials say they found a bearded dragon in the middle school student's backpack Monday. The school says they put the reptile in a box until an...

Florida slingshot ride snaps moments before launch

Aug. 21, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two riders at a Florida amusement park received a scare when a cable on a slingshot-style ride snapped just before it started. News outlets report the two men at the Cobra Adventure Park in Panama City Beach were strapped into the Vertical Accelerator ride when the cable...

Fighter jets coming to Air Force base destroyed by Michael

Aug. 6, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Trump administration is confirming that a U.S. Air Force base in the Florida Panhandle that was devastated by Hurricane Michael will be rebuilt so it can house F-35 fighter jets. Vice President Mike Pence tweeted Tuesday that squadrons of F-35 fighter jets will be based at...