Sunday Jul 20
Palm Beach Daily News
Weather Matters: Lake Okeechobee water levels benefiting from unusually wet July
As South Florida's soggy July continues, Lake Okeechobee edged up over its average level for the date on Saturday for the first time since last November, according to the South Florida Water Management District and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers data .
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Wed Jul 16, 2014
What to Do if You're Staring Down an Alligator
AUGUST 05: An alligator floats in a pond in the Florida Everglades after the South Florida Water Management District announced it may reduce the size of the deal it had announced earlier in the year with U.S. Sugar on August 5, 2010 in the Everglades National Park, Florida.
WPTV Local News
Okeechobee city councilman charged with DUI
An Okeechobee city councilman up for reelection has been a charged with DUI, reckless driving, causing damage with alcohol and leaving the scene of an accident, according to a newly released police report.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
WPTV Local News
Good news for Martin County horse lovers
Martin County commissioners have approved a request from the Martin County Parks and Recreation Department to spend 2.2 million dollars to put a roof over the horse arena at Timer Powers Park.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Southwest Florida Online
Poachers Caught With 2,100 Pounds Of Live Turtles
OKEECHOBEE, FL. Three Lakeland men and an Okeechobee freshwater turtle farmer were caught illegally harvesting, selling and buying wild-caught freshwater turtles as a result of a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission investigation.
Palm Beach Daily News
Weather Matters: - Polar' front could bring mid-week rains to Palm Beach
They were getting out their flannel shirts this morning in Grand Marais, Minn. - a village perched on the northwest coast of Lake Superior - where the temperature plunged to a not-so-balmy 42 degrees.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
Exclusive: Josh Thompson's "Wanted Me...
You probably already know what a killer songwriter Josh Thompson is. But now? Now you'll get to see his acting chops.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
St. Petersburg Times
Okeechobee reform school victims heartened by investigation of alleged killings
The sheriff's deputies saw blood on the back of Joseph Johnson's shirt. He was 12, in 1959, walking down a Sarasota street after another beating from his stepmother.
WPTV Local News
Experts keep close eye on Lake O water levels
It's been a wet start to July and experts are keeping a close eye on the water levels of Lake Okeechobee.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Emaciated dog found crated without food or water in the woods
Someone abandoned a pit bull in Okeechobee, Fla., and whoever left her there made the cruel act worse by confining the dog, without food or water, inside of a small crate.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Report: Everglades Restoration Making 'Modest Progress'
In its latest report on Everglades restoration, the National Research Council tempered mild praise for "fairly modest progress" in the $13.5-billion plan with its concerns over climate change, rising sea levels and the invasion of non-native plant and animal species.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Fire service forest ranger paved roads for women
For Mya and Riker Ellis, they can proudly say that and more -- not only is mom a firefighter, so is dad, Carl Ellis.
Sun Jul 06, 2014
Relieved Gagliardi Likens Cup Berth To AOY Win
Anthony Gagliardi can now exhale and all the lingering bitterness, disappointment and frustration can be pushed aside.
Analysis: Should Florida or Army Corps decide when to discharge Lake...
Aerial view of Port Mayaca and Lake Okeechobee. The gates at Port Mayaca must be open before lake releases can flow into the St. Lucie Estuary and Indian River Lagoon.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
WINK-TV Fort Myers
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This holiday weekend, people celebrating the red, white, and blue may also see some unsightly green and brown at our beaches.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Naples Daily News
Photo Gallery: Catch of the Day: July 3, 2014
Captain JoGene "Big Dog" Holaway caught this 5-pound Lake Okeechobee largemouth bass.
The United States Army
Congress authorizes eight Jacksonville District projects
Eight U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District projects that will provide critical infrastructure to local ports and ecosystem restoration efforts in Florida received approval as part of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014, which was signed by President Barack Obama June 10. Four navigation projects and four Everglades ... (more)
Everglades Progress Report Shows Modest Improvements
In its latest report, ﻿the National Research Council tempered its mild praise for "fairly modest progress" in the $13.5-billion Everglades restoration plan with its concerns over climate change, rising sea levels and the invasion of non-native plant and animal species.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
Palm Beach Post
TS Arthur: heavy rains, but no deluge in PBC/TC
Tropical Storm Arthur so far Tuesday had brought some heavy rains, but not dramatic totals, to parts of South Florida.
Glamour & Grit - June 30, 2014
Tablemates Lisa Floyd, co-owner of The Feathered Nest, Martha Taylor, founder of Family Meals, Inc., Attorney Karen Tuft-Heaning, community advocate Pat Alley and I had a great time at Bingo Bash to benefit the A.E. Backus Museum.