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Okeechobee Arrest Report

The following individuals were charged with DUI or felonies last week.
Conservation Florida and Natural Resources Conservation Service has protected 527 acres of the XL Lightsey Ranch for the Florida Wildlife Corridor

527 acres of XL Ranch Lightsey Cove to be part of wildlife corridor

SEBRING --  Conservation Florida, a leader in statewide land conservation, in partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), has permanently protected 527 acres within the …

IRSC's 2023 student and faculty award winners announced

At the culmination of each academic year, Indian River State College recognizes students...
The view of the lake and scenery at the“Sam Griffin Lake Okeechobee Scenic Overlook Tower” is worth the climb.

Lakeside Estates development agreement approved

Lakeside Estates and Villas, to be built on SR 78 west of Buckhead Ridge will include up to 1,300 homes as well as schools, restaurants, stores and public buildings ...

Two killed in three vehicle on SR 29

IMMOKALEE – Two people were killed in a three-vehicle crash on State Road 29 early Saturday morning, May 27.

Quitting alcohol is not easy, but it is possible

It was long believed that 1-2 alcoholic drinks daily promoted good health, especially for the heart.

FDOH encourages a safe and health Memorial Day Weekend

Awareness of the basic principles of water safety, combined with knowledge...

Alzheimer's Association hosts virtual events

The Alzheimer's Association will host virtual events to help family of those with Alzheimer's.
Community News

Okeechobee community honors Memorial Day

OKEECHOBEE -- Okeechobee veterans organizations gathered in the Veterans Memorial portion of Flagler Park in downtown Okeechobee for Memorial Day services ...

Students enjoy Glow Dance Party

South Elementary students had so much fun dancing and hanging out with friends at...

TCFB to host 2nd Annual Summer Hunger Online Auction

An array of items and packages donated by local businesses, artists and individuals on the Treasure Coast will be available to bid on...
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Brahman football looks impressive during spring game

The Okeechobee High School Brahman football team played the Hardee Wildcats in a spring game on May 19.

Highlights: Brahmans tame Wildcats in spring football

The Okeechobee High School Brahman football team defeated the Hardee Wildcats 28-6 in a game that had to be called early due to a thunderstorm in the third quarter.

Students celebrate end of year with Fiesta Day

Fourth grade celebrated a successful year and one of their last days together with a Fiesta Day!

Kindergarteners cool off with Water Day

Central Elementary’s kindergarteners cooled off with Water Day.

7th & 8th graders have their own prom

Yearling Middle School’s seventh and eighth grades prom photo of the 2022/2023 school year
Governor Ron DeSantis has just signed into law that some say will make it more difficult for some Floridians to vote.
TALLAHASSEE – On May 24, the League of Women Voters of Florida,sued Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody and Secretary of State Cord Byrd ...

Home Base Florida welcomes three new team members

Home Base Florida, a local non-profit founded by the Red Sox Foundation...

Clewiston veteran says a veteran should raise gateway flag for first time

Veteran Mike Moore wants a veteran to hoist the new flag on Memorial Day during the Hendry County Fair and ...

Clewiston gateway flag raising scheduled for Memorial Day

Hendry County Fair and Livestock Show Treasurer Lisa Kelley asked Hendry County commissioners for their participation ...

Police investigating shooting near beach boardwalk in Hollywood, Florida

Police are responding to a shooting near the beach broadwalk in Hollywood, Florida. Videos posted on Twitter Monday evening showed emergency medical crews responding and providing aid to multiple …
A skeleton in sunglasses sits beside a sign reading "Just waiting for the insurance check," outside the closed Kona Kai Motel on Sanibel Island, Fla., Thursday, May 11, 2023. In Sanibel, the lingering damage is not quite as widespread as in Fort Myers Beach, but many businesses remain shuttered as they are repaired and storm debris is everywhere. Seven local retail stores have moved into a shopping center in mainland Fort Myers, hoping to continue to operate while awaiting insurance payouts, construction permits, or both before returning to the island. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Struggles continue for thousands in Florida 8 months after Hurricane Ian as new storm season looms

Eight months ago, chef Michael Cellura had a restaurant job and had just moved into a fancy new camper home on Fort Myers Beach. Now, after Hurricane Ian swept all that away, he lives in his older …

Miami zoo apologizes for treatment of threatened kiwi bird

Officials at a South Florida zoo have apologized and promised to end “Kiwi Encounter” after a viral video showed humans petting one of the threatened birds, which are a national symbol for New …

Memorial Day service solemn yet gratifying

Thank you to all who participated in and came to listen to the Memorial Day Ceremony in Military Park.  

Sierra Club Florida stands with NAACP against new Florida laws

Sierra Club Florida Stands with NAACP, LULAC, the Human Rights Campaign, the Florida Immigrant Coalition, and Equality Florida....

Reflections from the Pulpit: Jesus Christ made the ultimate sacrifice

This week we celebrate Memorial Day. So, to start I would like to give special thanks to those who have sacrificed their lives...
Nation & World
A Long March rocket carrying a crew of Chinese astronauts in a Shenzhou-16 spaceship lifts off at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China, Tuesday, May 30, 2023. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

China launches new crew for space station, with eye to putting astronauts on moon before 2030

China has launched a spacecraft carrying a new three-person crew for its orbiting space station. This comes as it plans to put astronauts on the moon before the end of the decade. The Shenzhou 16 …
FILE - South Korean army's K-2 tanks fire during a South Korea-U.S. joint military drills at Seungjin Fire Training Field in Pocheon, South Korea, Thursday, May 25, 2023. North Korea on Tuesday, May 30, confirmed plans to launch its first military spy satellite in June and described such capacities as crucial for monitoring the United States' "reckless" military exercises with rival South Korea. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

North Korea says it will launch its first military spy satellite in June

North Korea on Tuesday confirmed plans to launch its first military spy satellite in June and described such capacities as crucial for monitoring the United States’ “reckless” military …
A demonstrator walks past a barricade set on fire during a protest in support of main opposition leader Ousmane Sonko in Dakar, Senegal, Monday, May 29, 2023. The clashes came a day after police stopped Sonko's "freedom caravan," traveling from his hometown of Ziguinchor, in the south and where he is the mayor, to the capital, Dakar, where he was forced into a home he has in the city. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Police fire tear gas and protestors burn vehicles near home of Senegal's main opposition leader

Police fired tear gas and demonstrators burned cars on Monday near the home of Senegal’s main opposition leader, as tensions rise in the capital days before a court verdict is expected. Sonko is …
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