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VIDEO: Elderly woman nearly run over after purse snatched at McDonald's in Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. - Video shows a woman being severely injured after she pursued a man who snatched her purse at a McDonald's restaurant in Okeechobee. The incident happened Thursday at about 8:32 p.m. in the 400 block of NE Park St.

WPTV - 2018-12-10 13:09:22

Trial begins of man accused of killing roommate in Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. (CBS12) — The murder trial for an Okeechobee man who admitted to killing one of his roommates is expected to begin Monday morning. But now, the accused murderer is speaking out- blaming someone else.

CBS12.COM - 2018-12-10 09:48:06

Move over Christmas, there are other holidays in December

OKEECHOBEE — Although it may seem as if Christmas holds a monopoly on the month of December, there are actually several other occasions and holidays sharing the month. Pearl Harbor Day, Human Rights Day, Hanukkah, Festivus, National Fruit Cake Day and Make Up Your Mind Day are just a few.

LAKEOKEECHOBEENEWS.COM - 2018-12-10 11:00:34

Okeechobee Music Festival might return in 2020

OKEECHOBEE — An email from the Okeechobee Music Festival on Nov. 29 confirmed that there will not be a festival in 2019 — but added they are looking forward to returning in 2020.

THECLEWISTONNEWS.COM - 2018-12-07 11:00:57

SFWMD’s Last Minute Move To Extend Sugarcane Lease Triggers Hearing Demand

Nineteen years ago, the South Florida Water Management District bought 16,158 rural acres south of Lake Okeechobee in Palm Beach County leased for sugar cane farming as part of the massive Everglades restoration project. But one night last month, just hours before the district’s morning meeting, a r

SOUTHFLORIDAREPORTER.COM - 2018-12-09 22:36:05

Inspiring Okeechobee: Zierdan inspires with voice and smile

OKEECHOBEE — Although it is probably the first thing people think about when they hear his name, it’s not only his beautiful singing voice that makes Mike Zierdan special. The only time Mike is ever seen without his smile is when he is onstage at the community theatre, and playing a bad guy.

LAKEOKEECHOBEENEWS.COM - 2018-12-09 11:30:45

Okeechobee Christian Academy placed on lock down

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee Christian Academy was placed on lock down on Wednesday, Dec. 5, after school officials spotted a suspicious person stumbling around the parking lot and looking into the windows of the classrooms. According to the arrest report, Officer Jason J. Gavern was dispatched to the sc

LAKEOKEECHOBEENEWS.COM - 2018-12-07 11:00:10

Danish students spend a morning on Southern Accent Farm

OKEECHOBEE — On Tuesday morning, 39 college students from Denmark spent a few hours learning about cattle ranching in the U.S. from Southern Accent Farm owner Allen Smith and his wife Nicki.

LAKEOKEECHOBEENEWS.COM - 2018-12-09 11:00:27

Man accused of killing roommate in Okeechobee will appear in court

OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, Fla. (CBS12) — The trial is set to begin tomorrow for a man charged with killing his roommate in Okeechobee two years ago. In late October of 2016, authorities found a woman dead from a knife wound and another man with stab wounds to the face.

CBS12.COM - 2018-12-09 13:06:51

Florida Man Steals Elderly Woman's Purse, Runs Her Over in McDonald's Parking Lot

An elderly Florida woman was hospitalized after a purse-snatcher ran her over with an SUV in a disturbing robbery caught on video. Security footage from inside a McDonald's restaurant in Okeechobee shows a man in a white baseball cap and a maroon shirt approach the seated woman from behind.

NBC WASHINGTON - 2018-12-10 05:02:08

Elderly woman almost run over by man who stole her purse at Florida McDonald's, video shows

Elderly woman almost run over by man who stole her purse at Florida McDonald's, video shows originally appeared on abcnews.go.com. Surveillance video shows the dramatic moment an elderly woman in Florida was almost run over by a driver who allegedly had just stolen her purse.

YAHOO! - 2018-12-10 01:10:03

Meet the firefighter: Forest Ranger Robert Smith

OKEECHOBEE — Florida Forest Ranger Robert Smith was born in Arcadia but says because his family was in the ministry, he was fortunate to be able to travel and explore most of Florida and Georgia during his childhood. In 2009, his family settled in Okeechobee, and he says this is the longest amount o

LAKEOKEECHOBEENEWS.COM - 2018-12-09 11:00:40

Man caught on camera snatching purse at McDonald’s in Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. (WSVN) — Dinner at a McDonald’s restaurant turned dangerous for an elderly patron after a man snatched her purse in Okeechobee, Fla. Cameras were rolling when a man in a white baseball cap and maroon shirt entered the restaurant, Friday.

WSVN-TV - 2018-12-09 10:22:17

Man nearly runs over elderly woman after stealing her purse at Florida McDonald's

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. (WFLA) - Disturbing video captured outside a Florida restaurant shows a man nearly running over an elderly woman just moments after stealing her purse. It happened Thursday night at a McDonald's in Okeechobee.

WFLA.COM - 2018-12-08 18:54:00

Okeechobee Community Theatre presents ‘Mail Call’

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee Community Theatre’s production of “Mail Call” opened Friday night to an enthusiastic crowd. The patriotic show is based on actual letters written to and from military servicemen and women, their sweethearts, friends and families. While some of the letters are sad, many are he

LAKEOKEECHOBEENEWS.COM - 2018-12-08 03:34:59

Palm Beach County man accused of having illegal gas tank, fake credit cards

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — A 28-year-old man was arrested Thursday for using an illegal gas tank and several fake credit cards, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said.

CW34.COM - 2018-12-07 17:05:47

High school sports results: Friday, Dec. 7

Fort Pierce Westwood (2-3): Judensky Ervilus 1 1-4 3, James Gardner 1 0-0 2, Ravon Stanberry 1 2-2 4, John Riphen 4 1-1 10, Tavares Brown 2 0-0 5, Keyon Nicholson 2 0-0 4, Tommy Mitchell 0 3-6 3. Totals 11 7-15 31.

TCPALM - 2018-12-08 04:54:00

Burroughs re-elected commission chair Coquina workshop postponed; increase in towing fees proposed

OKEECHOBEE — Terry Burroughs was re-elected as chairman of the Okeechobee County Commission at its Dec. 6 meeting during the board’s annual reorganization. Kelly Owens was elected first vice-chair. Brad Goodbread was elected second vice-chair.

LAKEOKEECHOBEENEWS.COM - 2018-12-07 11:00:10

West Palm aims to turn dusty tent site into landmark structure

WEST PALM BEACH — City officials hope a world class architect will turn the dusty tent site into a defining structure, a tower that provides much-needed top-flight offices, while serving as a landmark entry to West Palm Beach's downtown.

PALM BEACH INTERACTIVE - 2018-12-07 19:12:00

Volunteers donate 2,247 hours of community service in honor of Fallen Deputy William Gentry

SEBRING, Fla. — The brother of a deputy killed in the line of duty says every day is a struggle since his older brother's death. December 7, 2018 marks seven months since Deputy William Gentry was killed while responding to a call about a dispute over a cat.

ABC ACTION NEWS - 2018-12-07 23:30:29