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Bay County Plots Response to Rampant Spring Break Crime

Bay County officials are considering changes to the rules for drinking and partying in Panama City Beach in response to rampant crime there. The crackdown comes as Spring Break partying reaches new levels.
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Bay County officials are considering changes to the rules for drinking and partying in Panama City Beach in response to rampant crime there. The crackdown comes as Spring Break partying reaches new levels.

David Jamichael Daniels, 22, of Mobile, AL is charged with seven counts of attempted murder in Panama City, Beach.
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