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Naked toddler near IHOP leads to arrest of passed out adults

Apr. 18, 2019 4:09 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Employees of a Florida IHOP were headed to work early Friday when they found a naked toddler wandering the restaurant's parking lot. They then found the toddler's mom and the mom's fiance passed out in a nearby van. Panama City police tell news outlets that the employees were...

Couples, cousins, 'ordinary folks' killed by Alabama tornado

Mar. 6, 2019 5:48 PM EST

BEAUREGARD, Ala. (AP) — Couples, cousins, children and "ordinary folks" were among the 23 people killed when a massive tornado wiped out a rural Alabama community. One family lost 10 relatives and had more hospitalized with serious injuries. Here are some of their stories: JONATHAN MARQUEZ BOWEN and...

'It's pure hell': Hurricane Michael leaves housing crisis

Mar. 4, 2019 10:24 AM EST

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A small village of the forgotten has popped up in Diahnn "Shelly" Summers' backyard outside Panama City. Where there once was empty grass abutting woods, 10 tents now encircle a fir tree with Christmas lights. The tents shelter those still homeless more than four months after...

Panhandle residents feel forgotten 4 months after hurricane

Mar. 2, 2019 3:38 PM EST

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — It was little more than four months ago that one of the most intense hurricanes ever to make landfall in the continental United States devastated large parts of the Florida Panhandle — recent enough that displaced residents are still living in tents and empty foundations...

Many 'still hurting' nearly 5 months after Hurricane Michael

Mar. 2, 2019 3:36 PM EST

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Paulina "Bela" Sebastiao would give almost anything to be able to do a load of laundry without having to drive miles from her Mexico Beach home. Anthony Campbell would appreciate having a gas station closer than an hour away from his house in Parker. And Patrick Muth just hopes it...

The Latest: Fundraising for FL hurricane victims falls short

Mar. 2, 2019 1:42 PM EST

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, which devastated the Florida Panhandle in October (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Residents of a Florida Panhandle county devastated by a monster storm are feeling forgotten. Private fundraising on behalf of Hurricane Michael survivors...