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  1. Beloved Union Co. deputy will be laid to rest SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WSOCTV

    ... To become part of this event, click here . Heroes Memorial Foundation Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 corporation based in Okeechobee, Florida. WATCH LIVE SATURDAY: WSOC-TV and wsoctv.com will have full coverage of the funeral and the procession Saturday ...

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  2. Weather Matters: NWS dishes up cool Thanksgiving Day forecastRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Palm Beach Daily News

    ... in the low- to mid-60s. Western communities are expected to see a colder blast, with lows in the 40s near Lake Okeechobee. The forecast low Thursday morning in Wellington is 55; 52 in Belle Glade; 50 in Okeechobee and 46 west of the lake in ...

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  3. Despite Not Winning, Tharp Liked Two-Tour SetupRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | BassFan.com

    ... all the tournaments in a 3 1/2- to 4-month span.' Tharp got off to a hot start with a 4th-place effort the Lake Okeechobee FLW Tour, an event he won a few years ago and one he expects to be a threat to win every time. He followed that with a 5th at ...

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  4. Water storage project gets $3 million jumpRead the original story

    Thursday | Cape Coral Daily Breeze

    ... site, according to the DEP report. It is expected to aid in the reduction of polluted discharges from Lake Okeechobee to local waterways now that the rainy season has ended. "It is critical we take full advantage now during the dry season to ...

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  5. Memorial service set for beloved deputy killed in crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | WSOCTV

    ... To become part of this event, click here . Heroes Memorial Foundation Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 corporation based in Okeechobee, Florida. The beloved sergeant was killed when a tractor-trailer overturned on top of Greene's cruiser while he was at a stop ...

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  6. Students mourn longtime band directorRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    Students at Emerald Cove Middle School in Wellington left class Tuesday devastated. They learned their band director, Matthew Jensen, was found dead in Lake Okeechobee.

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  7. FWC confirms missing boater found dead, ID'd as Matthew JensenRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 18 | WPBF

    ... and Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission officers were on boats, combing through the rim canal along Lake Okeechobee , hoping to find a clue that would lead them to Jensen. Around 5:30 p.m. Sunday reports of a unmanned boat going in circles alerted ...

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  8. Missing boater's body found on Lake OkeechobeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 18 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    By Brian Entin PAHOKEE, FL - Officials on Tuesday afternoon found the body of a boater who has been missing since Sunday night near Pahokee. Florida Fish and Wildlife and Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deputies spent all day Monday looking for Matthew Morgan Jensen, 62, of Boynton Beach.

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  9. Missing Lake Okeechobee boater identifiedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 18 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    Florida Fish and Wildlife and Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deputies spent all day Monday looking for Matthew Morgan Jensen, 62, of Boynton Beach. Investigators said Jensen's boat was spotted going in circles with no one onboard around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday near Tree Island.

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  10. Search for possible missing boater on Lake OkeechobeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 18 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is now in charge of a search for a possible missing boater on Lake Okeechobee.

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  11. Health premiums increase up to 20 percent in FloridaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 18 | News 4 Jax

    The average monthly premiums for mid-range health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act increased as much as 20 percent in some parts of Florida, according to an Associated Press analysis. Some rural counties, particularly in agricultural areas west of Lake Okeechobee, and counties where senior citizens make up a significant portion of the population saw the biggest increases in average premium costs for "silver" plans from 2014 to 2015.

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  12. Fla. health premiums increase 10 to 15 percentRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 18 | ABC Action News

    The average monthly premiums for mid-range health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act increased as much as 20 percent in some parts of Florida, according to an Associated Press analysis. Some rural counties, particularly in agricultural areas west of Lake Okeechobee, and counties where senior citizens make up a significant portion of the population saw the biggest increases in premium costs for "silver" plans from 2014 to 2015.

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  13. Premiums increase up to 20 percent in FloridaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 17 | Norwalk Citizen News

    The average monthly premiums for mid-range health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act increased as much as 20 percent in some parts of Florida, according to an Associated Press analysis. Some rural counties, particularly in agricultural areas west of Lake Okeechobee, and counties where senior citizens make up a significant portion of the population saw the biggest increases in average premium costs for "silver" plans from 2014 to 2015.

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  14. Search on for missing boater on Lake OkeechobeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 17 | The Miami Herald

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is leading the search for a boater missing on Lake Okeechobee since Sunday evening, WPTV reported. A witness saw a boat with no one on board going around in circles around 5:30 p.m. near the Pahokee Marina, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.

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  15. Search for possible missing boater on Lake ORead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 17 | WPTV Local News

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is now in charge of a search for a possible missing boater on Lake Okeechobee. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue says reports came in around 5:30 Sunday night of a boater who went missing near the Pahokee Marina.

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  16. Ron Littlepage: Restore the OcklawahaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 14 | The Florida Times-Union

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has an answer to every environmental concern raised about plans to dredge the St. Johns River shipping channel. Check out the coast of Louisiana, the Everglades, Lake Okeechobee and the rare coral beds killed by the dredge being done for Miami's port.

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  17. Historical Society's Talk on Caloosahatchee RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 13 | Coastal Breeze News

    ... connect the Atlantic Ocean with the Gulf of Mexico? It is part of the cross-Florida water way which includes Lake Okeechobee. Built in 1937, the Okeechobee Waterway which runs from Stuart on the east coast to Fort Myers on the west coast is "the ...

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  18. City fails to collect $43M in back finesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 13 | Financial News & Daily Record

    ... its nuisance property violation liens, patterned after a Central Florida county. St. Lucie, northeast of Lake Okeechobee, adopted an ordinance in 2007 that allows unpaid nuisance abatement liens to be placed on a property owner's annual ad valorem ...

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  19. Johann HoffendRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 13 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    ... Good Samaritan Award from the Palm Beach County Sherriff''s Office for his help in locating lost boaters in Lake Okeechobee. Johann has been part of the growing of local South Florida community, he has throughout the years experience the changes of ...

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  20. Weather Matters: Palm Beach's pleasant pattern continues as nation drops into deep-freezeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 12 | Palm Beach Daily News

    ... happened to fall? The answer is that it has retreated to a tiny corner of South Florida, mostly south of Lake Okeechobee, where weather conditions are stellar, with only slightly-below-normal temperatures. Minneapolis is a case in point. The city ...

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