Panama City Beach Gulf Coast News

9/16/2018 7:05:00 PM
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Two of those counties — Walton and Bay — reported fish kills that may be linked to a red tide bloom off Panama City Beach that appears to be spreading out and growing more intense. Read more: Complete ...

9/16/2018 8:39:00 AM
The News Herald
PANAMA CITY BEACH — Over 70 paddleboarding athletes headed into the water Saturday morning to kick off the annual Panama Jack Pier to Pier Paddleboard Classic, held this year at the Edgewater Beach Re...

9/16/2018 8:18:00 AM
al.com
Red tide, a condition that can kill marine life and sicken humans, has been reported in Panama City. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reported medium concentration of Karenia brev...

9/15/2018 3:05:00 PM
The News Herald
PANAMA CITY BEACH — Sea turtles trapped in beach chairs. Sea urchins with Mardi Gras beads laced between the spines. Octopuses choosing old beer cans as shelter. Marine debris, Steven Breazeale of the ...

9/10/2018 6:44:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
PANAMA CITY BEACH — An 8-foot tiger shark left dangling with a hook in its mouth from the Russell-Fields Pier Saturday night has officials trying to figure out how it got there and if it was a crimina...

9/10/2018 2:50:00 PM
WJHG
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A very low sample of red tide was taken in the St. Andrews Bay Friday, but Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials tell us it's not a big conc...

9/10/2018 1:26:00 PM
The News Herald
PANAMA CITY BEACH — Between Beach Access 45 and Beach Access 50, dozens of dead fish washed up on the beach Sunday. “About two o’clock we all ate sandwiches, and we came back down here, and it was jus...

9/7/2018 6:49:00 PM
WJHG
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Fighting childhood cancer is one couples goal, they make sure to ride all the way to the finish line when it comes to beating cancer. Rich and Colleen Scheid have ...

9/6/2018 3:14:00 PM
The News Herald
PANAMA CITY — This Saturday, the Panama City Dive Club will host its second annual End of Summer Jetties Clean-Up to remove trash that has become trapped around the rocks at the jetties. “It’s to clea...

9/6/2018 3:08:00 PM
The News Herald
PANAMA CITY BEACH — Tourist development tax dollars are up 6.5 percent this year compared to July 2017, and tourism officials said they are satisfied. “Visit Panama City Beach is ecstatic about the Ju...

9/6/2018 9:36:00 AM
The News Herald
PANAMA CITY BEACH — Locals know Fall is one of the best times to enjoy the beach. Temperatures aren't quite as high (but the clear water's still warm), crowds aren't quite as large (until more tourist...

9/5/2018 6:01:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
Subtropical Storm Alberto made landfall in Panama City Beach on May 28, and the Atlantic basin hasn’t produced any storms that threatened the United States since then. However, forecasters are turning ...

9/5/2018 5:30:00 PM
CBS Miami
PANAMA CITY (CBSMiami) – Two Bay County men hauled in quite a catch, a 12-foot long alligator weighing a whopping 750 pounds. Brandon Barfield and Brandon Cutchins were taking part in the state ...

9/5/2018 3:35:00 PM
The News Herald
PANAMA CITY — After months of waiting, the Panama City Beach SkyWheel will open to the public at 5 p.m. on Friday. "The time has come for SkyWheel Panama City Beach to take flight," a press release sa...

9/4/2018 4:41:00 PM
The News Herald
PANAMA CITY BEACH — One day after a busy Labor Day weekend, the once-packed coastal beaches were almost desolate Tuesday as Tropical Storm Gordon’s waves of rain let residents know it was approaching ...

9/3/2018 8:21:00 AM
WTVY
PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL. (WTVY) - Having access to the beach while also having access to live music…Panama City Beach hosted thousands of country music fans over Labor Day weekend for the 2018 Pepsi Gul...

9/2/2018 8:15:00 PM
WJHG
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Arnold High School senior and varsity cheerleader Deagan Branch has been selected as Miss Panama City Beach Teen USA. She's now in the running for the title of Mi...

9/2/2018 5:32:00 PM
The News Herald
A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for waters offshore of Apalachicola west to Walton/Okaloosa Counties. The watch covers waters between 20 and 60 nautical miles offshore. Boaters could see southe...

8/31/2018 8:39:00 PM
WJHG
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG) - The weather this weekend will remain unsettled with a good chance of seeing storms at some point each day. It won't rain all day so the vast majority of the day should ...

8/30/2018 6:10:00 PM
WJHG
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Labor Day weekend has traditionally marks the end of a busy summer season for Panama City Beach. And this upcoming weekend is sending summer out with a bang, just ...

8/28/2018 8:58:00 PM
WJHG
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Many people wore red or blue this election day but pink was the color of choice at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Kick-off event at Pier Park Tuesday. T...

8/28/2018 1:58:00 PM
CMT Edge
Panama City Beach, Fla. will host thousands of country music fans over Labor Day weekend for the 2018 Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam. Florida Georgia Line, Eric Church and Thomas Rhett will headline the three-d...

8/27/2018 4:20:00 AM
Tallahassee Democrat
Girl Scout Troop 565 from Hawks Rise Elementary with their leader Lisa Nichols went to Panama City Beach for a clean up and to make their video called "Think Before You Drink" to encourage kids to ski...

8/16/2018 12:56:00 PM
The News Herald
PANAMA CITY BEACH — With numerous predators, from gulls to crabs and even raccoons, newly emerged sea turtle hatchlings face a number of natural obstacles in their journey to the Gulf. But one loggerh...

8/15/2018 1:58:00 PM
The News Herald
PANAMA CITY BEACH — Due to the planned connection of new water services related to the CRA improvement project to the Panama City Beach water system, residents at 10900 Front Beach Road; Parkhill Circ...

8/14/2018 2:02:00 PM
The News Herald
PANAMA CITY — With a small splash, Brad Stephens was off paddling through Watson Bayou. “It’s the nicest kayak launch in Bay County,” said Stephens, who sells kayaks at his store Sunjammers in St. And...

8/12/2018 5:24:00 PM
The News Herald
PANAMA CITY BEACH — Boaters enjoying a day on the water may get safety tips from the Coast Guard auxiliary while the organization is on patrol. “We can suggest things. For example, when people are tie...

8/7/2018 3:43:00 PM
WJHG
BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - It's time for back to school clothes shopping and the Panama City Rescue mission is doing its part to help out. The organization spent the day preparing for this years K...

8/7/2018 10:40:00 AM
WTVY
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (PR) – Visit Panama City Beach and the Bay County Tourist Development Council announce collections for the month of June 2018 were up 10.4 percent compared to June 2017, and th...

8/3/2018 8:14:00 PM
WMBB
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - In Bay County, locals got a chance to have some fun at a summer soiree for a good cause. Hosted by Grand Lagoon Life, "A Legendary Night in Havana" was held at The Legendary ...

8/1/2018 9:55:00 PM
WTVY
PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL -- (WTVY) The no straw craze is taking over and one local business has introduced yet another alternative: pasta straws. "The pasta straw is exactly what it sounds like: it is a ...

7/29/2018 3:02:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
PANAMA CITY BEACH — Imagine the strip along Front Beach Road devoid of high-rise hotels. Women in full skirts and men in dress shirts, slacks and ties gathered near the water’s edge. Chevrolet and Cad...

7/26/2018 9:57:00 AM
KTVZ
David Thomas at Panama City Beach in a specially-designed beach wheelchair. (CNN) - He had waited his whole life to see the ocean. On Sunday in Panama City Beach, Florida, David Thomas' dream came tru...

7/16/2018 3:50:00 PM
WJHG
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - All-terrain takes on a new meaning at the Russell-Fields Pier in Panama City Beach. For anyone who needs extra help navigating the pier and the beach, they now ha...

7/15/2018 5:59:00 PM
WJHG
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A ten year restoration program that aims to protect scallops and increase their population has kicked off in Panama City. Biologists with the Florida FIsh and Wildlife ...

7/11/2018 1:39:00 PM
BroadwayWorld
The 6th Annual Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam is set for August 30-September 2, 2018 in beautiful Panama City Beach, and the popular "CMT Hot 20 Countdown" show is returning to record a special episode highligh...

7/10/2018 1:37:00 PM
KWQC-TV6
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -- According to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, plastic straws are among the top five items collected on the beach every year. In Panama City Be...

7/9/2018 4:21:00 PM
WJHG
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - According to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, plastic straws are among the top five items collected on the beach every year. Here in Panama Cit...

7/9/2018 2:06:00 PM
The News Herald
PANAMA CITY BEACH — Washing ashore on July 4, 1988, the victim most likely of a shark attack, the aptly-named Liberty the Loggerhead sea turtle was about to become one lucky lady. Her front flippers b...

7/8/2018 3:16:00 PM
The News Herald
PANAMA CITY BEACH — It looks like an oversized winged aquatic slug, and not a very pretty one at that. This season, beachgoers have been catching them at what seems to be higher-than-average rates alo...





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