Okeechobee Info

Okeechobee, Florida is located in Okeechobee County. Zip codes in Okeechobee, FL include 34972, 34973, and 34974. The median home price in Okeechobee is $103,500 which is roughly $56/per square foot. More Okeechobee information.

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

10 hrs ago | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Lawmakers aim cash at Everglades cleanup

While paying for a cleanup, the Florida Legislature is poised to adjourn May 2 without addressing some of the most persistent polluters of Florida's lakes, rivers and springs.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

TCPalm

Ginny Beagan: Encounter gators, other local wildlife on Lake Okeechobee airboat ride

PHOTOS BY GINNY BEAGAN/TREASURE COAST NEWSPAPERS "I have the best job in the world," said Captain Troy Walton of Eaglebay Airboat rides in Okeechobee.

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TCPalm

Hand-painted fish on display to bring awareness to Indian River Lagoon woes | Photo gallery

County lines divide the Treasure Coast, but Our Indian River Lagoon unites us. Stay current with lagoon health, recreation and news from TCPalm.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

TCPalm

Locals on college rosters: Okeechobee grad LeAnna Cotton earned Legacy Scholarship Award

When LeAnna Cotton was a student at Okeechobee High School, she had a full schedule playing volleyball, soccer and softball.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

TCPalm

Middle School lagoon entry #3

Each year dolphins, manatees, sea grass, and other marine life suffer immensely from the increasingly polluted waters of the Indian River Lagoon.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

WPBF

News To Go: Wednesday Midday Mobile Update

GOOD AFTERNOON, I'M PAUL LAGRONE WITH YOUR NEWS TO GO. HAPPENING TODAY... RESIDENTS ON THE TREASURE COAST UPSET OVER TOXIC ALGAE RELEASES WILL GET TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEM TODAY.

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WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Short term solutions for Lake O issues

During rainy season, billions of gallons of water are released from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee River, negatively affecting estuaries and beaches.

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WPBF

News To Go: Wednesday Morning Mobile Update

I'M PAUL LAGRONE WITH YOUR NEWS TO GO. A TREASURE COAST WOMAN ACCUSED OF DRIVING OFF AFTER POLICE SAY SHE HIT A TEENAGER WITH HER CAR... IS ALREADY OUT OF JAIL.

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Highlands Today

AP, LP may truck trash to Okeechobee Commissioners don't object

It was over in a few minutes. Instead of objecting, reducing tipping fees at Highlands County landfill, or asking Avon Park and Lake Placid to stay, the commissioners bid adieu Tuesday to Julian Deleon.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Are those seeking to fix Lake O missing the real problem?

It's being attacked from many angles, but some experts say our lawmakers are missing the target and avoiding the only solution, thereby wasting time and your tax dollars.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Highlands Today

Overturned truck temporarily closes CR 70

The driver of a commercial truck received minor injuries Monday morning when his vehicle overturned after striking two guardrails on State Road 70 near the Kissimmee River Bridge.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

Highlands Today

County, city to talk over garbage issue

Will Avon Park and Lake Placid truck their trash to a landfill in Okeechobee, or will the Highlands County commissioners offer a reduced tipping fee? That's the subject Tuesday of Item 8 at the Highlands County commissioners meeting.

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Aquarius Papers

Happy 2014 Birthday to the Remarkable Jacque Fresco

Jacque Fresco is a futurist, social engineer, structural designer, and author who gave us ideas about sustainable cities, energy efficiency, natural resource management, and the Venus Project, an organization that advocates for a "resource-based economy."

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TCPalm

Rich Campbell: Stopping All Aboard Florida may prove as challenging...

There are several similarities between the discharges of polluted water from Lake Okeechobee and the noisy, busy rail line All Aboard Florida plans to run through our region.

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WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

More trails around Lake Okeechobee will close

Officials are closing an additional 20 miles of scenic trails around Lake Okeechobee for rehabilitation of the lake's aging earthen dike.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Miami Herald

State officials approve Everglades plan

The process to get federal funding for long-planned Everglades restoration projects is underway, now that the state agency that oversees those projects has approved the $1.9 billion plan.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Southwest Florida Online

Trails Closing Around Lake Okeechobee

Portions of Lake O Scenic Trail And Boat Ramp Closing The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will close additional portions of the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail as rehabilitation continues on the Herbert Hoover Dike, the earthen structure surrounding the lake.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

WPTV Local News

Plan to move water south OK'd

A plan to move runoff water away from the St. Lucie Estuary is a step closer to reality.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

Statesboro Herald

Outdoor Life: Some advice from the 'Dr. Phil' of fishermen

There is no doubt that I am the Dr. Phil of relationships that have at least one fisherman in the family, so I have decided to bless you with a two-for-one special today.

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FLW Outdoors

The Tour's first-half highlights

We're at the halfway point of the 2014 Walmart FLW Tour season, and already we've witnessed records being set and streaks ended, as well as what's shaping up to be one of the most star-studded Angler of the Year races in FLW history.

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