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Change of Command

The local Navy base will undergo a change of command on Friday.

Faces and Places

In this week's Faces and Places of the Panhandle we visit a "ghost town" in Bay County.

Medical Marijuana

There's a backlog of patients in Florida waiting for medical marijuana licenses due to the 90-day waiting period.

Half-Cent Sales Tax

Walton County officials are discussing a half-cent sales tax to pay for road work.

Bay Dunes Golf Course

Bay County Parks and Rec officials meet with locals to discuss the future of the Bay Dunes Golf Course.

Downtown Business

Businesses in downtown Panama City are staying open late once a month.

Friday Morning Forecast

It will be another scorcher today over the panhandle with only a small chance for a few storms.

 

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Texas Executes TaiChin Preyor, Who Said Lawyer Used Wikipedia

The Supreme Court turned down a final appeal from Preyor, who argued that his former lawyer collaborated with a disbarred attorney and relied on Wikipedia.

U.S. Orders Diplomats' Families to Leave Venezuela

The United States is ordering relatives of American diplomats to leave the Venezuelan capital ahead of a polarizing vote planned for Sunday to start rewriting the country's constitution.

Senate Overwhelmingly Passes New Russian Sanctions

The White House signaled that President Donald Trump might veto the bill, which would limit his authority to lift the sanctions on his own.

Justine Damond's Family Sets Up Memorial Fund in Her Honor

The family of the Australian woman fatally shot by a police officer in Minneapolis has set up a memorial fund in her honor, which will include "causes that promote equal treatment and opportunities for all people."

Jury Urged to Convict 'Pharma Bro' Shkreli of Fraud, Stealing

In the case's closing arguments, a U.S. prosecutor on Thursday urged jurors to convict former drug company executive Martin Shkreli of defrauding investors in his hedge funds and stealing from his old company to repay them.