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  1. Concerns about Lake Okeechobee, Erika prompt visit from Sen. Bill NelsonRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    ... The Herbert Hoover Dike, which stands some 30 feet tall in areas, was constructed over decades to keep Lake Okeechobee from flooding parts of South Florida. In a news release, Nelson said he'll be focusing on progress that's been made to rebuild the ...

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  2. What's Brewing with Stephanie in Okeechobee CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | WPBF

    This week's "What's Brewing with Stephanie" took WPBF 25 News morning anchor/reporter Stephanie Berzinski to the city of Okeechobee where she met with a very special nonprofit organization. A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION NEEDS YOUR HELP TO MEET ITS YEAR-END GOAL.

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  3. Canals Lowered Ahead Of Erika's ArrivalRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | CBS Local

    ... water in advance of the storm while also balancing the need to store water for future supply." Kivett said Lake Okeechobee is at a low level for this time of year, so there's a lot of capacity for excess water. He added that the best thing residents ...

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  4. Katrina anniversary: Lessons for SoFla from a man-made disasterRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Palm Beach Post

    ... like Wellington and Belle Glade, lying at elevations of only about 15 feet above sea level. Next to them are Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades, which feed the estuaries of the St. Lucie River in the east and the Caloosahatchee River to the west. ...

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  5. Largest meth takedown in Okeechobee & HighlandsRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | WPTV Local News

    FORT PIERCE, Fla. --The US Attorney's Office has announced the largest narcotics takedown in the history of Okeechobee and Highlands counties.

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  6. Sen. Nelson concerned about Lake OkechobeeRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | WPBF

    BEACH. WPBF25 NEWS. HIS CONCERN WATER LEVELS AT LAKE OKEECHOBEE. HE JUST MET WITH THE LOCAL TEAM.

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  7. Battered Erika won't have time to become hurricane, forecasters sayRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Palm Beach Daily News

    ... peninsula without developing it into a hurricane. The 5 a.m. NHC track shows Erika moving slightly west of Lake Okeechobee. Erika was estimated to have 50 mph winds this morning and the new forecast tops it out at 60 mph, weakening from there as it ...

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  8. Concerns about Lake O prompt Sen. Nelson visitRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | WPTV Local News

    ... The Herbert Hoover Dike, which stands some 30 feet tall in areas, was constructed over decades to keep Lake Okeechobee from flooding parts of South Florida. In a news release, Nelson said he'll be focusing on progress that's been made to rebuild the ...

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  9. What's Brewing with Stephanie: Okeechobee CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | WPBF

    This week's "What's Brewing with Stephanie" took WPBF 25 News morning anchor/reporter Stephanie Berzinski to Okeechobee where she met with a very special nonprofit organization, 501 C 3, "Loving Our Heroes Care Packages, Inc." that just celebrated its one year anniversary. "We're making boxes for the soldiers," said 10-year-old Alycia Schriber.

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  10. Welcome back snook harvest Sept. 1Read the original story

    17 hrs ago | Cape Coral Daily Breeze

    ... and May 1 through Aug. 31 in Gulf state and federal waters. In Atlantic state and federal waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, snook season is closed Dec. 15 through Jan. 31 and June 1 through Aug. 31.

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  11. Walmart Bass Fishing League Preview for Saturday, August 29mRead the original story

    Thursday | FishingWorld

    WHAT: The 2015 Walmart Bass Fishing League season will continue with six tournaments on Saturday, August 29. The Hoosier division will take on the Ohio River in an event that was rescheduled from July as up to 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing for the top awards of up to $8,000 and $3,000 respectively in the one-day event. Five two-day BFL Super Tournaments will also be held, as the Gator division heads to Lake Okeechobee, the Illini division competes on Lake Shelbyville, the Music City division stops at Old Hickory Lake, the Piedmont division tackles Kerr Lake and the South Carolina division fishes on Lake Wylie.

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  12. Short-Film 'The Perfect Stroke' to Screen at L.A. Brazilian Film FestivalRead the original story

    Thursday | SBWire

    ... film to have it screened at LABRFF and now this dream has come true." The film was shot in Fort Lauderdale and Okeechobee, Florida. - The entire film, from concept, to script, to fundraising and co-ordinating the cast and crew was completed in 2 ...

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  13. Tropical Storm Erika Could Break Florida's 3,594-Day Hurricane-Free StreakRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | Gawker

    ... 230 miles of Sebring, Florida, which is right in the middle of the state about halfway between Tampa and Lake Okeechobee. In other words, you're looking at the track of almost every hurricane that's hit or threatened Florida in the last 173 years. ...

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  14. Rebecca Negron rolls out more Treasure Coast GOP endorsementsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | Palm Beach Post

    Republican congressional hopeful Rebecca Negron rolled out more Treasure Coast endorsements today, cementing her reputation as the best-connected candidate in the crowded District 18 GOP race. Longtime State Attorney Bruce Colton , the top prosecutor for Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee and Indian River counties, announced his support for Negron.

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  15. Zelaya v. Secretary Florida Department of CorrectionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | FindLaw

    Before MARCUS and WILSON, Circuit Judges, and THAPAR,District Judge.* Judy K. Hunt, Law Office of Judy K. Hunt, St Petersburg, FL, for Petitioner-Appellant. Wilfredo A. Zelaya, Okeechobee, FL, pro se.

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  16. A small remembrance on the 60th anniversary of the death of Simmalikee, my puseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 23 | Daily Kos

    ... was not yet 20, he left the land that would later become the Seminole reservation on the northwest shore of Lake Okeechobee, at Brighton, and, except for brief visits, he did not return there until the final two years of his life five decades later. ...

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  17. Is it the end of the line for Pahokee?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | Palm Beach Post

    Pahokee's the fifth oldest city in Palm Beach County. It once was the third largest and an agricultural dynamo on Lake Okeechobee.

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  18. EAA Storage PetitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | Florida Sportsman

    Following is the complete list of independent researchers in the science community who have signed a petition calling for excess Lake Okeechobee water to be stored, treated and sent south. The list includes noted experts such as Chris McVoy, Tom Van Lent and Mark Perry, plus dozens of other scholarly staffers who work out of the limelight but understand the need to re-water the Glades and avoid catastrophic discharges to the coasts.

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  19. Florida's Babcock Ranch: Where alligators, panthers and real-life cowboys roamRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | Canada.com

    ... hectares) completes a publicly owned wildlife corridor of 400,000 acres (161,874 hectares) connecting Lake Okeechobee west to the Gulf of Mexico. The swamp bus tour takes 90 minutes and costs $18 for adults and $11 for children three to 11 years ...

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  20. Amid Miami Beach Pump Controversy, Commission Candidate Dives Into "Foul" WaterRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | Miami New Times

    ... scientist with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. For two years he worked on the Lake Okeechobee watershed, and then five years ago, he moved to Miami Beach to work in the ecological branch of an engineering firm. Frustrated with ...

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