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Survey indicates Hurricane Michael victims forgotten

Jun. 26, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A survey of Floridians is reinforcing the belief among victims of Hurricane Michael that they've been forgotten as they continue their recovery efforts eight months after the Category 5 storm made landfall. According to the survey of 1,000 Floridians released Wednesday, almost half...

Indian man gets 7 years for arranging 80 fake marriages

Jun. 20, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — An Indian man living in Florida has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison for arranging more than 80 fraudulent marriages. Court records show that 47-year-old Ravi Babu Kolla was sentenced Thursday in Panama City federal court. He pleaded guilty earlier this year to...

Hurricane season 2019: A sense of fear for towns already hit

May. 31, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

The annual start of hurricane season casts a shadow of dread over coastal sections of the United States. People fret over the next Big One, even as communities struggle to recover from the last one. For some communities, the devastation remains an open wound, as in Florida's Panama City, slammed by Hurricane...

Class ring found in Florida 17 years after it was lost

May. 30, 2019 9:44 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — An Alabama woman reluctantly let her 14-year-old daughter wear her 1986 class ring to impress a boy during a spring break trip to Panama City Beach in 2002. The ring slipped off her daughter's finger as they walked the beach and quickly disappeared in the waves. Regina Ham thought...