Bay County

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The last day to harvest bay scallops for the year in certain areas of the state is Monday.

Jason Blitzer with his Lionfish Challenge submission.
Jason Blitzer

Labor Day is the last day to participate in the Lionfish Challenge.

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Bay County now has a fourth human case of West Nile Virus.

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With a new one reported this month, Bay County now has three cases of the West Nile Virus. Health officials are urging residents to be cautious of the mosquito-borne illness.

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The bay scallop season in Gulf County started Friday.

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This week is National Breastfeeding Week, and Bay County health officials will be holding an event this weekend to promote breastfeeding and help mothers.

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As more and more jails and prison facilities across the U.S. move toward offering video visitation, some are raising concerns it will take the place of in-person visits with loved ones behind bars. We'll take a look at the Leon County Detention facility that has video visitation in parts of its jail, and its future plans.

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The stakes just became higher for a Bay County School to earn at least a C grade for this school year. Oscar Patterson Elementary could soon be operated by a charter company.

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The Bay County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a potential scam involving roof work. Residents should be on the lookout.

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Bay County health officials say they’re ready to start administering flu vaccines for local kids again. The health department ran out of the vaccine earlier this week.

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An old phone scam is popping back up in the Bay County area.

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Local sheriff’s offices are warning area residents about different phone scams, running rampant in some Florida Panhandle counties.

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A donation drive is underway in Bay County to help the victims of Irma in Central and South Florida. 

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Tuesday marks the start of World Breastfeeding Week, and a number of Panhandle county health departments are marking the week with several events.

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Some Springfield residents are under a precautionary boil water notice, due to a water main break at Russell Lane in Bay County.

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Housing inmates within county jails can be expensive, and one local sheriff is hoping to partner with other agencies around the Panhandle to not only drive cost down, but help reduce recidivism as well.

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As sort of a pilot, state wildlife officials are holding three different bay scallop seasons in the Florida Panhandle. While one starts Saturday, another is already underway.

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Despite a harmful algal bloom in 2015, Florida wildlife officials say the bay scallop population in Saint Joe Bay appears to be improving.

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Tuesday is American Diabetes Association Alert Day, and Bay County’s health officials are encouraging residents to make sure they’re not at risk.

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The Bay County Sheriff’s office is warning residents about a rampant phone scam.

West Nile Virus Found in Bay County

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The Florida Department of Health in Bay County has confirmed the presence of the West Nile virus.

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National HIV Testing Day is Monday. But, ahead of that day, Bay County health officials are offering free HIV testing in several Panhandle counties.

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North Florida Congresswoman Gwen Graham’s latest workday involved helping to prevent the spread of the Zika virus.

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Florida’s Surgeon General visited Bay County as part of a health tour of the state’s coastal areas.

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The head of Florida’s health department is making his way through the Florida Panhandle as part of a tour of the state's coastal areas. Bay County residents are invited to take part in the latest stop in the “Health in All Places Tour,” highlighting the county’s health services.

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