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Deputies searching for missing Okeechobee man
OKEECHOBEE, Fla. -- Deputies are looking to locate a missing Okeechobee man.The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office says 82-year-old Donald Keith Picker left his residence Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. headed for a doctor's appointment but never arrived.Mr. Picker is possibly experiencing the first stages of
OCFR provided vehicles for state certified extrication course - Okeechobee News
According to OCFR Captain Justin Hazellief, the course was taught over a two-week block with the first iteration having taken place July 9-12. The second half of the training occurred during July 23-26, and provided a more in-depth look at the advanced extrication techniques for those victims heavil
5 things to know about Okeechobee's 2018 football schedule
What’s new?John Carroll Catholic returns to the schedule after an 11-year absence, replacing Class 8A Treasure Coast. The Brahmans and Golden Rams have played 12 times since 1955.
Ray’s Combat Kickboxing returns from IKF World Classic - Okeechobee News
OKEECHOBEE — Logan Ray, Lacey Campbell, Karana Bernard and Matt Tullio of Ray’s Combat Kickboxing in Okeechobee are back from the 2018 International Kickboxing Federation (IKF) World Classic held in Orlando, and although none came home with a title belt, Ray’s Combat owner Coleman Ray is proud of hi
Couple honored for helping after horrific, fatal car crash - Okeechobee News
Back row, from left to right: Commissioner Terry Burroughs, Commissioner Bradley Goodbread and Commissioner David Hazellief. Front row, from left to right: Commissioner Kelly Owens, Kelly Adelberg, Dr. Jonathan Adelberg and Commissioner Bryant Culpepper.
Missing Okeechobee man located safely
UPDATE: Mr. Picker was located safe.ORIGINAL STORY:OKEECHOBEE, Fla. -- Deputies are looking to locate a missing Okeechobee man.The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office says 82-year-old Donald Keith Picker left his residence Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. headed for a doctor's appointment but never arrived.Mr. P
Police on lookout for man who tried to get juvenile into his van in Port St. Lucie
On Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at approximately 8:30 a.m., a black male juvenile walking to his bus stop near SW Buttercup Ave. and SW Rosser Blvd. in Port St. Lucie was approached by the driver of a white van.
Victim blackmailed after performing lewd act on Skype - Okeechobee News
Upon his arrival, Deputy Vuleta met with the victim, who articulated that he was being blackmailed by someone on the internet. The victim stated that after experiencing marital problems with his spouse, he had become intoxicated and decided to go online in an apparent attempt to find someone to hook
Four arrested after alleged robbery victim called OCSO - Okeechobee News
OKEECHOBEE – In the early morning hours of Sunday, Aug. 5, a man called the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office stating he had been robbed and his truck was stolen.
Gifford man gets two life terms for drug-induced knife attack days before Christmas 2015
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement reported 3,341 murders, rapes, robberies, aggravated assaults, burglaries, larcenies and motor vehicle thefts throughout the county, the seven crimes tracked by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. That's up 7 percent from 2016. GINNY BEAGAN/TCPALMWoch
South Florida woman finds razor blade in handle of Walmart cart
"Razor on my cart at Walmart. Someone must've put it here when I was getting things. Wasn't here when I first got the cart!!! I'm livid," Ferels wrote on Facebook with a picture of the cart.
Barefoot Bay couple back behind bars for drug trafficking - Sebastian Daily
MICCO, Florida – A Barefoot Bay couple has been arrested twice during the past month for drug trafficking charges, according to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
Cannon from 1715 Spanish Fleet recovered off Fort Pierce
The iron cannon, caked in mud, calcium and other ocean matter, represents more than three centuries of history, almost all of it spent underwater.
Random act shows community kindness - Okeechobee News
On May 30, 2018, 16-year old David and his mother, Paula, were fishing on Lake Okeechobee in the Moonshine Bay area when they saw two Sea-Doos. The area where they were was somewhere you normally wouldn’t see people riding Sea-Doos. There were four people on the watercraft, who told David that they
Preventing Lake Okeechobee discharges, algae blooms: How high, how low should you go?
The Army Corps of Engineers currently tries to keep the lake between 12 feet, 6 inches at the beginning of the summer wet season, hoping it will get no higher than 15 feet, 6 inches as the rainy season ends.
Governor Rick Scott declares state of emergency for red tide outbreak in Southwest Florida
Gov. Rick Scott on Monday declared a state of emergency for seven Florida counties, including Lee, Collier and Charlotte, due to the impact of red tide.
Company presents economic snapshot to city - Okeechobee News
OKEECHOBEE – A highlight of the Okeechobee City Council’s regular meeting Tuesday, besides the marriage proposal that ended in the city administrator’s engagement, was a discussion about the Okeechobee County Economic Strategic Plan.
Burroughs, Brown spar over issues, county’s conditions - Okeechobee News
OKEECHOBEE — The two challengers for Okeechobee County Commission, running against District 2 incumbent Bryant Culpepper and District 4’s Terry Burroughs (the board chairman), faced off Monday evening, Aug. 6, at the Okeechobee Political Forum.
Judge gives Port St. Lucie's Michael Beer maximum sentence in death of toddler foster son
FORT PIERCE — Michael Beer, convicted in June by a Circuit Court jury of aggravated manslaughter in the September 2014 death of his 2-year-old foster son, was sentenced Tuesday to the maximum 30 years in prison.
Chandler, Culpepper share similar visions in friendly forum - Okeechobee News
OKEECHOBEE — The two challengers for Okeechobee County Commission, running against District 4’s Terry Burroughs (board chairman) and District 2 incumbent Bryant Culpepper, faced off with the incumbents Aug. 6 at the Okeechobee Political Forum.