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  1. On The Rebound, Panthers Prowl Expanding Swath Of Land In FloridaRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | KWBU-TV Waco

    ... and retirees are increasingly looking to new communities in Florida's interior, including areas west of Lake Okeechobee where panthers are becoming common. Paul Carlisle, an administrator from Glades County, says more than one-third of the land ...

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  2. D.O.A. Lures Outdoor Writers Festival results in Okeechobee BassRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Examiner.com

    The summer bite on Okeechobee is a little tougher than most. A recent trip in June gave all the indications that summer was just around the corner if not already here.

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  3. Say hello to Brevard Zoo's baby ottersRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    ... bodies of water that can be girl or boy names also was a factor," Hill told FLORIDA TODAY. "Hence, Lake Okeechobee wasn't a winner!" Here are the runners-up for the girl otter: Kenzie (Mackenzie River in Canada); Winnie (Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba, ...

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  4. Weather Matters: Water levels dropping in Lake Okeechobee as dry weather takes tollRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Palm Beach Daily News

    ... alerts. South Florida's rainfall shortage is having a wider impact than just dry conditions at the coast. Lake Okeechobee water levels are below normal at 12.21 feet - well short of the average of 13.41 feet for this time of the year, the U.S. Army ...

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  5. Where to see fireworks in your areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WPTV Local News

    ... iew from: Okee-Tantie Park, Lock 7, Nubbins Slough or any area on the waterways near the Kissimmee River and Lake Okeechobee).

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  6. FPL wants to build $1.2 billion natural gas plant in OkeechobeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Palm Beach Post

    Florida Power & Light Co. said today it plans to build a new $1.2 billion combined cycle natural gas-fired plant in northeastern Okeechobee County on 2,800 acres of pasture land that it already owns.

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  7. Conservationists grill Caldwell over Amendment 1 fund appropriationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | Cape Coral Daily Breeze

    ... in Fort Myers Tuesday evening. Caldwell believes in completing prioritized projects that have begun north of Lake Okeechobee and west of the taxed lake. One main project that is budgeted to be completed in 2018 is restoring the Kissimmee River. BOB ...

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  8. High winds, lightning threaten north PB County, TCoastRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | Palm Beach Post

    Martin, Okeechobee, and St. Lucie counties were under a severe thunderstorm warning until 10:30 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. At 9:50 p.m., the NWS office in Melbourne warned of wind gusts up to 60 mph moving southeast along the east side of Lake Okeechobee from the J&S Fish Camp to Port Mayaca and Indiantown.

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  9. Deputies seek boaters dumping sewage in riverRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | WPTV Local News

    ... he wants to make sure it does not become a bigger problem. "We have enough pressure on this river now with Lake Okeechobee, with discharges and this is a piece of it. This is something we can fix at a local level," Snyder said. Snyder says he could ...

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  10. The great stinkRead the original story

    Jan 16, 2014 | The Kincardine Independent

    ... is polluted on a regular basis when the U.S. federal government opens the dikes to lower the level of Lake Okeechobee. After heavy rains last summer, levels in the lake were too high and more than 136-billion gallons of polluted water were released ...

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  11. Fireworks in your area for the 4thRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | WPTV Local News

    Okee-Tantie Campground & Marina 10430 State Road 78 W (View from: Okee-Tantie Park, Lock 7, Nubbins Slough or any area on the waterways near the Kissimmee River and Lake Okeechobee).

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  12. There could be many uses for Lake Okeechobee water drained out to seaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

    Draining Lake Okeechobee water out to sea protects South Florida from flooding, but also sacrifices help for long-term water woes. From mid January to early June, nearly 200 billion gallons of lake water was flushed away to leave more room for rain expected during the summer storm season.

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  13. West Palm long-term water supply under studyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | Palm Beach Post

    ... permits to draw more from current water sources. That, even in a situation where no water was available from Lake Okeechobee. We have sent you a verification email. Please check your email and click on the link to activate your profile. If you do ...

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  14. Brevard Zoo's baby otters need a nameRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | Click Orlando

    ... bodies of water that can be girl or boy names also was a factor," Hill told FLORIDA TODAY. "Hence, Lake Okeechobee wasn't a winner!" Voting online through FLORIDA TODAY continues through 6 p.m. Thursday, July 2. The winning names will be announced ...

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  15. Sebring eases past Lake PlacidRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 27 | Highlands Today

    Avon Park couldn't get its offense going in a 20-0 loss to Okeechobee in the first game of the double-elimination tournament for ages 9-10. “I was definitely expecting better out of our team,” said Avon Park coach Tyler Jackson.

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  16. Hispanics account for half of Palm Beach County's growth since 2010, according to the U.S. CensusRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    ... African-Americans, he said. And Palm Beach County is not alone. The Hispanic population of Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie counties grew anywhere from one in nine in Indian River to one in four in Okeechobee County.

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  17. Person killed in Okeechobee semi crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    One person was killed in a tractor-trailer crash in Okeechobee County early Thursday morning. A semi caught fire during a wreck on US 441 near NE 131st Lane.

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  18. Football camp on tapRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 24 | Highlands Today

    ... appreciate it.” Scott said sign-ups are going well, with players coming in from places such as Arcadia and Okeechobee, and even though the deadline to receive a camp shirt has passed, players can still register for the camp through Saturday ...

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  19. Power Save 1200: Reduce Wastage of Electricity and Associated CostRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 24 | PR Log

    PRLog - June 24, 2015 - OKEECHOBEE, Fla. -- In a global economy where most of the people are concentrating on the budget, the electricity bills are increasing in a greater level.

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  20. Veteran Texan Reyes Having Best Season To DateRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 23 | BassFan.com

    ... Reyes has turned in a bomb in that event to get his campaign off on the wrong foot. He finished 138th at Lake Okeechobee in 2014, 119th at the "Big O" the year before and 132nd at Toho in '08. He's posted some doozies in non-Sunshine State openers ...

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