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Florida county to shutter schools due to Hurricane Michael

Feb. 6, 2019 11:01 AM EST

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida county suffering a population drop after being hit hard by Hurricane Michael has voted in favor of temporarily closing three elementary schools. The Panama City News Herald reports that the Bay County School Board voted Tuesday to close the schools due to hurricane damage...

Air Force plans to spend $3 billion to rebuild Florida base

Feb. 1, 2019 11:39 AM EST

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Air Force officials say they are committed to spending $3 billion during the next five years to rebuild a Florida base heavily damaged by Hurricane Michael. The assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment and energy announced the Tyndall Air Force Base...

911 calls record chaos as Hurricane Michael hit Florida

Dec. 30, 2018 1:34 PM EST

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A flood of 911 calls hit emergency operators in Florida's Panhandle as Hurricane Michael roared ashore. The operators could only listen and take note of each caller's address, because no first responders could be sent out into the storm's fierce winds and catastrophic flooding. The...

Police: Florida officer fatally shoots man armed with knife

Dec. 21, 2018 7:03 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida police officer fatally shot a man armed with a knife. The Panama City News Herald reports that the shooting occurred Thursday night in Springfield. The Springfield Police Department issued a news release saying that officers were responding to a...