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  1. News To Go: Wednesday Morning Mobile UpdateRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | WPBF

    ... THEY WILL GET TO VOTE ON THE TOXIC WATER AMENDMENT. THAT MEASURE COVERS THE MASSIVE TOXIC RELEASES FROM LAKE OKEECHOBEE POURING INTO THE INDIAN RIVER LAGOON. THE FORUM WILL BE HELD AT THE INDIAN RIVERSIDE PARK IN JENSON BEACH AT 2 O'CLOCK THIS ...

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  2. DEP sticks to decision to grant permit for Estates area oil wellRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | NBC2 News

    ... leaders are taking big steps to get the schools back on course. The issues surrounding water releases from Lake Okeechobee are being attacked from many angles. But some experts say our lawmakers are missing the target and avoiding the only solution. ...

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  3. Woman escapes Lehigh rollover crash with minor injuriesRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | NBC2 News

    ... leaders are taking big steps to get the schools back on course. The issues surrounding water releases from Lake Okeechobee are being attacked from many angles. But some experts say our lawmakers are missing the target and avoiding the only solution. ...

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  4. AP, LP may truck trash to Okeechobee Commissioners don't objectRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | Highlands Today

    ... Town Administrator Phil Williams said he has a contract to truck Lake Placid's trash to a private landfill in Okeechobee, and Deleon informed the Avon Park council he was studying the same issue. An agenda sheet stated that the two municipalities ...

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  5. Two wins for the EvergladesRead the original story

    16 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

    ... Florida Water Management District's occasional back-pumping of polluted farmwater runoff from canals into Lake Okeechobee. The pumping is for flood control and to store water temporarily. In 2013, the district back pumped about 8 billion gallons of ...

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  6. Rankings: Morgan extends leadRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 1 | BassFan.com

    ... cast over the front angler's line. It's wide open and trust me ... it gets crazy." Competition was taped at Lake Okeechobee in December. First-round matchups are Jeff Kriet vs. Anthony Gagliardi, Stephen Browning vs. Randall Tharp, Jacob Wheeler vs. ...

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  7. Are those seeking to fix Lake O missing the real problem?Read the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    ... are missing the target and avoiding the only solution, thereby wasting time and your tax dollars. When Lake Okeechobee gets too full, fresh water is released. It flows down the Caloosahatchee River into the Gulf of Mexico, and it can have dramatic ...

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  8. Small Lakes Can Offer Big IncentivesRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Florida Sportsman

    ... Commission (FWC) often focuses on big, marquee water bodies, such as the Kissimee Chain of Lakes or Lake Okeechobee, but also works on smaller water bodies with great fishing potential. Many smaller lakes have fisheries that compare favorably with ...

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  9. On Springsteen Tour, Nobody Gets CompedRead the original story

    Yesterday | The Smoking Gun

    ... d posing in front of assorted signs, Springsteen uploaded the above photo from inside a roadside tavern near Lake Okeechobee in Florida.

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  10. Gallery: Scenes from BeaverRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 1 | BassFan.com

    ... cast over the front angler's line. It's wide open and trust me ... it gets crazy." Competition was taped at Lake Okeechobee in December. First-round matchups are Jeff Kriet vs. Anthony Gagliardi, Stephen Browning vs. Randall Tharp, Jacob Wheeler vs. ...

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  11. The Tour's first-half highlightsRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 8 | FLW Outdoors

    ... you up to speed on where we are now, we present the 10 most notable highlights from the first half of 2014. Lake Okeechobee has been a regular launching point for Walmart FLW Tour competition over the years. This season, Western pro Brett Hite added ...

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  12. Overturned truck temporarily closes CR 70Read the original story

    Monday | Highlands Today

    ... After the single-vehicle accident, SR 70 was temporarily closed in Highlands County at CR 721 and US 98 in Okeechobee while the overturned semi was removed from the roadway near Beam Cove. He was driving a GMC C7500 eastbound on SR 70 approaching ...

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  13. Crews, Missile Baits team up for autism awarenessRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 1 | BassFan.com

    ... cast over the front angler's line. It's wide open and trust me ... it gets crazy." Competition was taped at Lake Okeechobee in December. First-round matchups are Jeff Kriet vs. Anthony Gagliardi, Stephen Browning vs. Randall Tharp, Jacob Wheeler vs. ...

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  14. County, city to talk over garbage issueRead the original story

    Sunday | Highlands Today

    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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  15. Fort Pierce 5K puts focus on Indian River LagoonRead the original story

    Saturday Apr 12 | WPTV Local News

    ... they can make a difference. "It's not just something that ends because we got the discharges ended from Lake Okeechobee," says Spooner, "We still have things that are going on that are going to continue to impact us." "You're seeing all ages, all ...

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  16. Happy 2014 Birthday to the Remarkable Jacque FrescoRead the original story

    Sunday Apr 13 | Aquarius Papers

    ... in its literature as the culmination of Fresco's life work. It is located in central Florida near west Lake Okeechobee about fifty miles northeast of Fort Myers. On its 21.5-acre lot, there are ten buildings designed by Fresco. It is partly a ...

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  17. Arey wins at BeaverRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 1 | BassFan.com

    ... cast over the front angler's line. It's wide open and trust me ... it gets crazy." Competition was taped at Lake Okeechobee in December. First-round matchups are Jeff Kriet vs. Anthony Gagliardi, Stephen Browning vs. Randall Tharp, Jacob Wheeler vs. ...

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  18. More Trails Around Lake Okeechobee To CloseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 13 | CBS Local

    An additional 20 miles of scenic trails around Lake Okeechobee will be closed to the public so repairs can be made to the lake's aging earthen dike.

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  19. Rich Campbell: Stopping All Aboard Florida may prove as challenging...Read the original story

    Sunday Apr 13 | TCPalm

    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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  20. More trails around Lake Okeechobee will closeRead the original story

    Sunday Apr 13 | The Miami Herald

    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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