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Ty Smith, longtime Okeechobee defensive coordinator and assistant coach, named head coach

Ty Smith, the school's longtime defensive coordinator and assistant head coach, has been promoted to head coach.

TCPALM - 2018-06-18 22:35:00

Teens accused of stealing two vehicles - Okeechobee News

Justin Scott Clendenin, 14, Southwest Third Avenue, Pablo Martinez, 17, State Road 70 West, and Martin Soto, 14, Northwest Fourth Street, were arrested June 13 by Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell on a felony charge of grand theft of motor vehicle. Enrique Carlos Vega, 17, Northeast 304th Street, was also a


Food found 'surrounded by rat droppings' at South Florida BBQ restaurant, report states

I have been eating at Dixie Pig for years and, unfortunately, I won't be dining there again.

CLICK10.COM - 2018-06-18 15:48:24

More discharges, more protests; But what are our demands this time? |Trending

Dozens of clean-water activists, filled with righteous indignation, walked the bridge to demand something be done to save our river and curtail the discharges from Lake Okeechobee.

TCPALM - 2018-06-18 19:21:00

Spider monkey owner faces charges for attacks - Okeechobee News

According to FWC Captive Wildlife Reports by FWC Officers Jesse Alford and Stephen Krasco, Tina Darlene Ballard, 56, Northwest 154th Avenue, Okeechobee, will face charges for violations of Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) and Florida State Statutes. FWC stated that Ballard is currently in posses


Felony arrest charged intent to defraud - Okeechobee News

Veronica Nicole Garcia, Northwest 19th Avenue, was arrested June 11 by Deputy Corporal Bryan Lowe on two Okeechobee County felony warrants charging her with 12 counts of cashing or depositing item with intent to defraud, one count of uttering forged instruments and grand theft (more than $300 but le


Man killed in dump truck crash on Florida's Turnpike in Indian River County

Alberto Sanchez Leon, of Margate, was driving northbound on the Turnpike near mile marker 174 about 8:55 a.m. While traveling in the outside lane, Leon veered onto the right shoulder as the road curved left, FHP reported.

TCPALM - 2018-06-18 14:03:00

Fort Pierce man charged with stabbing outside grocery store over beer purchase

Each year, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement tracks the number of murders, rapes, robberies, aggravated assaults, burglaries, larcenies and motor vehicle thefts.GINNY BEAGAN/TCPALM

TCPALM - 2018-06-18 21:51:00

Army Corps to take input on Lake Okeechobee reservoir June 28 in Stuart

Staff from the Corps and the South Florida Water Management District, which designed the reservoir, will answer questions after the meeting.


Amendment 1 court ruling won't stop Lake Okeechobee reservoir, Sen. Joe Negron says

The ruling is a “100 percent victory,” said David Guest, a lawyer representing the Florida Wildlife Federation, the St. Johns Riverkeeper, the Environmental Confederation of Southwest Florida, the Sierra Club and Florida Wildlife Federation President Manley Fuller.


Okeechobee County begins mosquito control efforts - Okeechobee News

“We began mosquito surveillance efforts (trapping) at 10 different locations around Okeechobee County this week with our contract partner Clarke Environmental. The state of Florida has specific statutory requirements when mosquito spraying will be performed by a local authority, so these trap counts


Award-winning Shaner Hotel Group takes over management of Sebring’s Chateau Elan Hotel & Conference Center

SEBRING, FLA. - Officials of the 123-roomChateau Elan Hotel & Conference Centerannounced that the award-winningShaner Hotel Group, one of the hospitality industry’s leading owner-operators of full- and select-service hotels, will take over operations of the hotel beginning Saturday, June 16.

TRAVELDAILYNEWS.COM - 2018-06-18 00:00:00

Residents of Blue Cypress Lake speak out about 'very highly toxic' blue-green algae bloom

"I’m always looking in the water column, for plants or animals or whatever," Selchan said. "It was just slightly below the surface. I actually didn't notice it until we stopped. It was a lot of small pieces. A lot of it."


Group robs St. Lucie County teen of $10 at gunpoint

It started over a bet between the teen and 18-year-old Roberto Antonio Santos of the 500 block of 22nd Court, Vero Beach. The two had been playing billiards on their cell phones and wagered $5 last month, the warrant states. When Santos won, he told the teen he would stop by his home to collect, the


Toni Wiersma, Brendan Pritchard retire from Okeechobee school district - Okeechobee News

One of the employees retiring this year was director of student services Toni Wiersma, who spent 37 years working for the Okeechobee County School District. Mrs. Wiersma began as a seventh and eighth grade math teacher at Okeechobee Junior High and spent time as a guidance counselor, as well as prin


Dump truck driver dead after accident N/B on the Florida Turnpike in Indian River County

A dump truck driver over corrected, steering to the right, causing the dump truck to leave the roadway.


Fort Pierce boy killed in Lake County crash on Florida's Turnpike

The collision happened between a semi-truck and a minivan carrying the boy, Adrian Perez, and five others, troopers said. Both were traveling north in Lake County at mile marker 290.


Childhood depression: may be more than a passing phase - Okeechobee News

OKEECHOBEE — How often have we looked at the past through rose-colored glasses, reminiscing back to the days of childhood as a time of freedom and ease? We recall with fondness the joy of holidays, the excitement of school field trips, and the simple adventures of zipping down a warm metal slide or


Port St. Lucie man charged with exploiting 89-year-old Indian River man for almost $100,000

Deputies said Cullen helped the man when his wife became ill. While the woman was residing in an assisted living facility, the man broke his hip. It was around this time Cullen obtained the power of attorney for the man, according to a warrant affidavit.


2 killed after CSX train crashes into minivan in Polk County

FROSTPROOF, Fla. — Two people were killed after a CSX train hit a minivan in Frostproof Friday morning.According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, the crash took place on US-98 and Western Avenue, about 100 yards from US-27, at 3:05 a.m.At this time, PCSO and the Florida Department of Transportat