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How long will Army Corps continue Lake Okeechobee discharges to St. Lucie River?

Lake Okeechobee discharges are like an all-star football running back: You can't stop it, you can only hope to control it. The Army Corps of Engineers can't say when the discharges to the St. Lucie River will stop, only that they hope to cut back on them once the lake quits rising so quickly. The la

TCPALM - 2017-09-18 21:08:00

Treasure Coast Fishing Report: Fishing dark water

Jeanne Middleton, of Middleton's Fish Camp at Blue Cypress Lake, said it will be a few days before things can get back to normal at the outpost. Water is high in the park, and it is difficult to tell where the road is and where the canals are, so the park and her shop are closed down until the water

TCPALM - 2017-09-18 22:50:19

Treasure Coast has Confederate soldiers' graves, but no monuments

While the debate for and against Confederate monument removal rages throughout the nation, the Treasure Coast is silent on the subject. That's because there aren't any Civil War monuments in the area, city and county officials say. And that's because there weren't any Civil War battles that took p

TCPALM - 2017-09-19 09:00:09

Temperatures more comfortable this week as Floridians watch Hurricane Maria

It's feeling just a little bit like fall. Evenings are cooler and drier, brought by an atmospheric high pressure area that moved in after Hurricane Irma passed, according to the National Weather Service, Melbourne. The Treasure Coast should see low rainfall chances and daily high temperatures below

TCPALM - 2017-09-18 16:51:39

Fishing tournaments: Lines in the Lagoon is a go; Paddlers is not

Hurricanes are a pain in the neck. Especially when attempting to plan an outdoors-related event like a fishing tournament. In Irma's wake, most area fishing tournaments will go on as planned. However, the hurricane did have one tournament casualty. Lines in the Lagoon Will fish Saturday, as schedule

TCPALM - 2017-09-18 21:54:38

After the hurricane, the mosquitoes appear

The buzzing and the itching are back in some portions of the Treasure Coast. Hurricane Irma's strong winds blew away many of the adult mosquitoes. But the rain - record-setting in St. Lucie and Indian River counties - is fostering the start of a large rebirth. More: Complete coverage of Hurricane Ir

TCPALM - 2017-09-18 19:34:53

Family and friends search for missing man in Fort Pierce

FORT PIERCE, Fla. - A group of people searched for a missing man in Fort Pierce late Monday night. According to a family friend, John Kim was dropped off by a taxi cab at 1 a.m. Monday near the gates of Portofino Shores in Fort Pierce and has not been seen since. His family has filed a missing perso

WPTV - 2017-09-19 08:15:26

FPL, Vero Beach, Fort Pierce power outages down to hundreds on Treasure Coast Monday

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TCPALM - 2017-09-18 19:41:43

Former Fort Pierce man missing in Hurricane Irma's aftermath

A former John Carroll High School football player who moved to the Florida Keys decades ago hasn't been heard of since Hurricane Irma, his brother said Sunday. Jimmy Willis, 70, formerly of Fort Pierce, lived alone in an 18-foot motor boat anchored by Stock Island, just above Key West. He didn't hav

TCPALM - 2017-09-17 17:58:56

Lawyer Accused Of Smuggling Items Into Jail

TUPELO ( WCBI) - A warrant has been issued for a lawyer accused of giving his client more than advice at the Lee County Detention Center. WALDO Jeffrey Waldo of Randolph met with a client Friday at the jail and allegedly passed contraband to him during that consultation. Detention officers found the

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-19 20:11:40

EMCC Tops Rankings For Online Associate's Degrees

SCOOBA, Miss. (PRESS RELEASE) - East Mississippi Community College has garnered top billing in a national ranking by Nonprofit Colleges Online. EMCC was named first in "The 50 Best College's for Online Associate's Degrees" in the ranking that considered factors such as tuition rates, student-to-teac

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-19 20:04:53

"S-Town" Podcast Character To Stand Trial

CENTREVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A judge says a character from the hit podcast "S-Town" will stand trial on theft and other charges in the rural Alabama county that serves as the setting for the serialized narrative. Bibb County Circuit Judge Donald McMillan refused to move Tyler Goodson's upcoming trial to

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-19 17:37:18

Mississippi Lawmakers To Begin Work On State Budget

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Lawmakers are starting to work on a Mississippi budget for the year that begins July 1. The Joint Legislative Budget Committee meets Thursday and Friday in Jackson. Members will hear funding requests from the Department of Education, the Division of Medicaid and a few other age

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-19 16:44:00

Child Obesity May Be Declining In Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - New government data show Mississippi children aren't getting fatter, and may be getting skinnier. Among children aged 10-17, 37 percent were either overweight or obese in 2016. An advocacy group, the Trust for America's Health, released a report Tuesday analyzing data collected

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-19 16:25:18

Trump To Help Campaign For AL Sen. Luther Strange

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will campaign for Alabama Sen. Luther Strange in the final days before the hotly contested Republican runoff between Strange and Roy Moore, the state's former chief justice. Trump will attend a campaign rally on Friday for Strang

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-19 16:00:23

Video: Comedy show hosted to for hurricane benefit

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI)- It was time for some serious laughs at the Princess Theater in downtown Columbus Monday. "Two Girls one Truck" held a comedy night to raise money and collect supplies for victims of Hurricane Harvey. The group is trying to fill the truck with women's hygiene products and toil

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-19 03:45:25

Oxford High School Teacher Arrested For Sexual Battery

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A high school teacher in Mississippi who authorities say had a sexual relationship with a student for over a year has been arrested. The Oxford Eagle reports James Reidy and his attorney, Tony Farese, waived Reidy's right to a probable cause hearing Monday, and Reidy was charged

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-19 15:42:03

Burned Vehicle And Human Remains Found In Lee County

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi farmer was out looking for a lost cow when he found a burned vehicle holding human remains. Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson says the sport utility vehicle was "way off the road" on some farmland last week. The identification number showed the SUV belonged to a man w

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-19 15:30:14

Four County Electric Crews Headed Back From Florida

KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, Fla. (WCBI) - After braving the elements of post Hurricane Irma Florida, members of the 4-County Electric Power Association are headed back to Columbus. Two, seven man volunteer groups and one support team have assisted with power restoration since leaving early last Wednesday. The

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-19 15:11:51

Parchman Prisoners On The Run

PARCHMAN (WCBI) - A man convicted of murder in Lafayette County is among two suspects which escaped from Parchman. 41 year old Ryan Sanders and 22 year old Ryan Young fled Unit 30 sometime late Sunday night or early Monday morning. They were discovered missing during the routine count.- Both conside

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-18 14:15:30