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Okeechobee Arrest Report

The following individuals were charged with DUI or felonies last week.

IRSC's 2023 student and faculty award winners announced

At the culmination of each academic year, Indian River State College recognizes students...
This photo was taken at the S-65A water control structure, looking south. The S-65A sends water from Lake Kissimmee south into the Kissimmee River. [Photo courtesy SFWMD]

Boaters advised to use caution on Kissimmee River

Boaters are encouraged to exercise caution on Kissimmee Lake/Kissimmee River (C-38 Canal) due to high water levels.

Clewiston man accused of attempted murder

Deputies were dispatched to the area of Montura Ranch Estates after receiving a call for help.

Glades County Arrest Report

The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the influence (DUI) charges...

Keep children safe and hydrated this summer

Now that summer break is upon us, children will be heading outdoors more.

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...
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Pace Center for Girls receives $90K Ggrant from State Farm

Pace Center for Girls, a nationally recognized model that provides education...

Sorority registers over 40 graduating seniors to vote

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.’s Social Justice Initiative focuses heavily on voting...

USPS kicks off National Dog Bite Awareness Week

More than 5,300 Postal Service employees were attacked by dogs while delivering the mail.
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Moore Haven and Clewiston each host spring football games

The Terriers hosted the East Lee County Jaguars while the Tigers hosted the Immokalee Indians.

Lady Tiger volleyball hosting summer workouts at CHS

The Clewiston High School Lady Tigers volleyball program is hosting summer workouts in June.

Hendry County School Districe rebrands, unveils new logo

LABELLE -- The Hendry County School District has completed its rebranding and is pleased to share its new logo.

Enrollment now open for VPK programs in Collier, Hendry and Glades Counties

Registration for Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) is now open for the 2023-2024 school year....

WAA offers free Flag Day lesson plans for educators

On June 5, Wreaths Across America (WAA) is proud to announce the addition of new Flag Day lesson plans...
Plans to develop land along Charles Harvey Memorial Highway are on the agenda for the June 8 county commission meeting ...
Florida ranks #7 on the states list of dog attacks with 220 incidents.

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 ...

US Judge blocks Florida ban on trans minor care in narrow ruling, says 'gender identity is real'

A federal judge is temporarily blocked portions of a new Florida law that bans transgender minors from receiving puberty blockers. Judge Robert Hinkle says in Tuesday's ruling that “gender identity …

Chico's: Fiscal Q1 Earnings Snapshot

FT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — FT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Chico's FAS Inc. (CHS) on Tuesday reported profit of $39.9 million in its fiscal first quarter. The Ft Myers, Florida-based company said it had …
FILE - Florida Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer sentences Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Nov. 2, 2022. Cruz was formally sentenced to life in prison for murdering 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, 2018. A state commission concluded Monday, June 5, 2023, that Scherer, should be publicly reprimanded for showing bias toward the prosecution, failing to curtail “vitriolic statements” directed at his attorneys by the victims' families and sometimes “allowed her emotions to overcome her judgement.” (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool, File)

Commission: Florida judge should be reprimanded for conduct during Parkland school shooting trial

A Florida commission says the judge who oversaw the penalty trial of Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz should be publicly reprimanded for showing bias toward the prosecution. The Judicial …

Balancing on your center of gravity

Facial expressions, body movement and voice identify who we are when we meet other...

The heart of a fool

The fool says in his heart, “There is no God” (Psalm 14:1). We hear the word fool and think...

Dark skies article appreciated

Back in 2016, when KP earned its Dark Sky Park designation, I was serving as...
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People carry an injured person away from a home that collapsed due to an earthquake in Jeremie, Haiti, Tuesday, June 6, 2023. (AP Photo/Ralph Simon)

4.9 magnitude quake strikes southern Haiti; 4 dead, dozens injured

Authorities in Haiti say that four people have been killed when a 4.9 magnitude earthquake struck the south of the country. At least 36 others have been injured. The U.S. Geological Survey said the …
Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus, right, waits on the net as Ukraine's Elina Svitolina, left, walks off the court without shaking hands with her opponent at the end of their quarter final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Tuesday, June 6, 2023. (AP Photo/Aurelien Morissard)

Belarus' Sabalenka waits for a handshake from Ukraine's Elina Svitolina at French Open, meets media

PARIS (AP) — Aryna Sabalenka smacked a forehand winner to reach the French Open semifinals for the first time, then strode forward. Placing both hands atop the net tape, she leaned forward and …
Ukraine accuses Russia of destroying dam

Collapse of major dam in southern Ukraine triggers emergency as Moscow and Kyiv blame each other

The wall of a major dam in a part of southern Ukraine has collapsed, triggering floods, endangering Europe’s largest nuclear power plant and threatening drinking water supplies. Both sides in the …
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