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Okeechobee, Florida is located in Okeechobee County. Zip codes in Okeechobee, FL include 34972, 34973, and 34974. The median home price in Okeechobee is $123,500 which is roughly $63/per square foot. More Okeechobee information.

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'White House Boy' recalls childhood horror

SAUL YOUNG/NEWS SENTINEL An undated photograph of Joseph Johnson just before he was sent to the Florida School for the Boys in 1958.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

Rocklin and Roseville Today

People with Autism Especially Vulnerable

Perhaps like you, recently I read of an incident in Okeechobee, Florida, in which an 18-year-old man was recorded on video beating, choking, kicking, and holding a knife to the throat of a 16-year-old boy with autism.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Examiner.com

More than 80 cats and dogs removed from St.Lucie County dog rescue

More than 80 dogs and cats were surrendered by the owner of All Pets Rescue. The animals were living in substandard conditions in small cages and unbearable heat.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

Highlands Today

Landfill study to answer tipping fees, revenues questions

Not long after the Town of Lake Placid put together a contract to take all or part of its trash to the Okeechobee County Landfill, the Avon Park City Council looked into the possibility in March.

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Highlands Today

Highlands County deputies found 28 marijuana plants in an underground concrete bunker.

But electricity users are almost surely paying higher rates because marijuana growers stole electricity, Paul McGehee, director of business development, said.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

Sunshine State News

We Must Pull Together for a Statewide Water Policy

I firmly believe if the state of Florida does not man up and adopt a statewide water quality policy, we are in deep trouble.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Examiner.com

Teen arrested after videotaped beating of autistic 16-year-old surfaces on FB

If an 18-year-old from Okeechobee, Fla., was going to physically assault a 16-year-old with autism, it is least fortunate that the aggressor was as stupid as he was vicious.

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Sunshine State News

Septic Tanks to Sewer System: Monroe County 'Doing the Right Thing'

Key West, and now all of Monroe County, is teaching the rest of Florida what it's got to do to protect coastal water: Build sewage treatment plants, make every building in every town connect.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

WPBF

Social media has mixed effect on beating investigation

Social media has been credited with boosting the spirits of the victim of a vicious beating in Okeechobee that was caught on video.

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Broward-Palm Beach

Bottled Water Still Coming From Drought-Stricken California: Which Brands to Avoid

Right now California is knee-deep in the third driest year in its history . To combat the issue, in July, the state enacted drastic actions to reduce water consumption, including $500 fines for water gardens, washing cars, or hosing down sidewalks.

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Business Journal

Pharmacy chain headquarters office seeks 100 workers

Glades Drugs is moving to a larger headquarters in Lake Worth and is seeking to hire 100 employees.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Capital Soup

DEP Secretary Approves Acquisition of Six Greenway and Trail Projects

Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard Jr. has approved six acquisition projects that close key trail gaps in the Florida Greenways and Trails Priority System.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

News10.net

Parent present while autistic boy beaten at house partyParent present ...

It's a story that will make your blood boil. An 18-year-old in Okeechobee is caught on tape beating up an autistic boy.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

In proud Hendry, Florida's hardest-hit county searches for economic boost

Beyond the relentless fields of sugar cane stalks, past the sign heralding Clewiston as "America's Sweetest City," just south of a cluster of aged mobile homes and modest ranch-style houses sits the weather-worn Lighthouse Apostolic Church.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

Gawker

Video Shows Man Beating Autistic Boy at Party

Police have arrested a man for allegedly beating an autistic teen at a house party in Okeechobee, Florida, a brutal incident caught on tape and shared widely on social media.

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WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Parent present while autistic boy beaten at house party

It's a story that will make your blood boil. An 18-year-old in Okeechobee is caught on tape beating up an autistic boy.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

Sunshine State News

Annual Everglades Water Quality Report Shows 19th Consecutive Year of Passing Marks

Everglades restoration - a colossal task starved as much for good press as it is water - received more than a passing grade in one of its indicators Thursday, when water managers announced phosphorus-reduction results for the most recent water year were two times better than expected.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

Local10.com

Miami Seaquarium releases healed manatee back into wild

A PROUD DAY FOR WORKERS AT THE MIAMI AFTER MONTHS OF REHABILITATION. THIS LITTLE MANATEE IS ABOUT TO BE RELEASED.

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Walleye Insider

TriggerX's 3 1/2-inch Slop Hopper

The 3 1/2-inch TriggerX Slop Hopper was introduced to the angling world at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades show at Orlando, Florida, on July 15. It is the sibling of the 4 1/2- and 5 1/2-inch Slop Hopper.

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Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Council supports C-43 Basin resolution

Cape Coral City Council passed one ordinance and two resolutions that came before it for public hearings Monday night.

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