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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 $119,900 which is roughly $63/per square foot. More Okeechobee information.

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Local news for Okeechobee, FL continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

6 hrs ago | 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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Tue Aug 12, 2014

Naples Daily News

Lightning deaths in Florida from 2009 to present A look at the people ...

6/11: Pierre Hyppolite, 32, golfing near a tree in Sebring. 7/4: Benjamin Gonzalez, 30, playing soccer in North Lakeland.

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Sat Aug 09, 2014

WPTV Local News

1 dead, 3 arrested after Okeechobee shooting

An Okeechobee man is dead and three people, two of them murder suspects, have been arrested after a shooting Friday morning.

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Palm Beach Daily News

Weather Matters: Hurricane forecast cut again; extra-special supermoon set for Sunday

In May, the umbrella agency for the National Weather Service predicted from eight to 13 named storms, three to six hurricanes and one or two major hurricanes Category 3 or stronger.

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Fri Aug 08, 2014

WPTV Local News

Army Corps report on lagoon

Area environmentalists have been pushing for years to send Lake Okeechobee water releases south toward the Everglades and away from the Indian River Lagoon.

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Highlands Today

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And the words of wisdom, vice, emotions and intellect are free for the taking, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Thu Aug 07, 2014

News 4 Jax

Scott campaigns along St. Johns River

Gov. Rick Scott's campaign tour of Florida environmental sites brought him to the banks of the St. Johns River on Thursday morning.

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Sunshine State News

Charlie's Answer on Water: He's Not Even Tepid

If only Charlie Crist knew more about water. Just once I'd like to hear him throw away the campaign talking points and show me he understands Everglades restoration strategies.

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