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  1. Environmentalists Whipping Up Weekend Land-Buying RalliesRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | Sunshine State News

    ... and the Florida Oceanographic Society to discuss how the state could move forward in buying land south of Lake Okeechobee. The South Florida Water Management District governing board voted May 14 to terminate an option to purchase 46,800 acres in ...

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  2. Everglades Trust Hosts Press Briefing Call on Special Session...Read the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Capital Soup

    ... the Everglades Trust special session campaign and the legislative path forward on purchase of land south of Lake Okeechobee. RSVP: Please send your full name, title, news media outlet and contact information to to reserve your place on the call to ...

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  3. Schools budget, Iraq and U.S. Sugar.: LettersRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

    ... state's water quality will just go away. Recently, a toxic algae bloom was found in the polluted runoff from Lake Okeechobee. That runoff feeds into the delicate St. Lucie River and nearby estuaries. In 2013, toxic algae devastated waterways along ...

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  4. Atlantic snook to close in state and federal watersRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Capital Soup

    Snook will reopen for harvest in Atlantic federal and state waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, on Sept. 1. Snook is also closed for harvest in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters, including Everglades National Park and Monroe County, through Aug. 31, reopening Sept.

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  5. $2 Million A Year Water Storage Program BeginsRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | Southwest Florida Online

    ... including flows needed to maintain healthy salinity levels in one of the region's vital waterways." With Lake Okeechobee's level falling, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which manages the lake, announced last week it was following its federal ...

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  6. The EvergladesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Free Dictionary

    ... began in the 1980s with the removal of a canal that straightened the Kissimmee River. The water quality of Lake Okeechobee, a water source for South Florida, became a significant concern. The deterioration of the environment was also linked to the ...

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  7. Police: 18-y.o shoots victim in back of the headRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 24 | WPTV Local News

    An 18-year-old Fort Pierce man is charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder after shooting a person in the back of the head, the upper back, and the lower back in Okeechobee County. Police say Javion Jonte Stevens and another man were standing near a porch on 13th Street in the Douglas Park area of Okeechobee when witnesses saw him pull a silver gun from his pocket and shoot a victim in the back of the head, then continue to fire at the victim.

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  8. Weather Matters: Holiday beach alert: - Life-threatening' rip currents to developRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 23 | Palm Beach Daily News

    ... of rain, and South Florida Water Management District graphical estimates showed as much as 5 inches near Lake Okeechobee. Palm Beach International Airport and the island of Palm Beach, meanwhile, posted precipitation goose eggs on Friday, as did ...

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  9. Video Leads to Horse Cruelty ChargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | The Horse

    A Florida man is facing multiple animal cruelty charges after he alerted deputies to a video showing him beating a horse. Okeechobee County, Florida, Sheriff's Department Public Information Officer Michele Bell said that on May 8, a sheriff's deputy responded to a call from a man saying a video depicting someone beating a horse had been unlawfully posted on a social networking website under the name of his business.

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  10. Oakland's Graphic Featuring Andre Debose Is Exactly The Fail You Expect From The RaidersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | Gamedayr.com

    The Oakland Raiders were so close, yet still so very far away. Rookie Andre Debose is from Sanford, Florida, which is definitely not to the south of Lake Okeechobee.

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  11. Potentially Toxic Algae Returns to St. Lucie EstuaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | WBZT-AM West Palm Beach

    ... yesterday in Palm City and Stuart to test if it is toxic. The bloom is being blamed on water releases from Lake Okeechobee. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers temporarily suspended discharges when an algae bloom appeared near the lake late last month. ...

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  12. Florida State Emergency Response Team Begins 2015 Hurricane ExerciseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | WCTV Tallahassee

    ... storm, "Hurricane Gibson," makes landfall and follows a modified version of the pathway taken by the 1928 Lake Okeechobee Hurricane. The 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins Monday, June 1. Make sure your family and business are prepared to follow ...

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  13. Blue-green algae in Stuart, Palm CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | WPTV Local News

    ... the St. Lucie Estuary than it has been seen all year. Despite a recent reduction in freshwater runoff from Lake Okeechobee, and the lifting of a water advisory at Leighton Park, residents along the St. Lucie River are beginning to worry about what ...

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  14. Water worriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | WPTV Local News

    Despite a recent reduction in freshwater runoff from Lake Okeechobee, and the lifting of a water advisory at Leighton Park, residents along the St. Lucie River are beginning to worry about what they're seeing in the water.

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  15. Raiders Debose feature fails geography testRead the original story

    Monday May 18 | Alligator Army

    ... as is shown by the map of the state in their accompanying graphic. The spot they picked just southeast of Lake Okeechobee, right around where Pahokee is, 170 miles and a three hour drive from Debose's home of Sanford. The Raiders remain the Raiders ...

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  16. Injured Veteran & Family Receive Home Makeover on Today's Designing Spaces of Hope on LifetimeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... (ET/PT) on Lifetime TV. The four-part heart-warming series will chronicle the room-by-room renovations of the Okeechobee, Florida house of injured veteran and Purple Heart recipient 1st Lt. Robert Keefe, Jr., his wife Bianca and their three ...

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  17. 11 Ways To Enjoy Fisheating Creek In PalmdaleRead the original story

    Friday May 15 | WDBO-AM Orlando

    Serenity is the key to visiting the Fisheating Creek Outpost in Palmdale, on U.S. 27 west of Lake Okeechobee. This is the place to get away: camping, fishing, reconnecting with the rhythms of nature.

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  18. Injured Veteran and Family Receive Home Makeover on "Designing...Read the original story

    Friday May 15 | PR.com

    ... (ET/PT) on Lifetime TV. The four-part heart-warming series will chronicle the room-by-room renovations of the Okeechobee, Florida house of injured veteran and Purple Heart recipient 1st Lt. Robert Keefe, Jr., his wife Bianca and their three ...

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  19. SFWMD Terminates Contract for U.S. Sugar's 46,800 AcresRead the original story

    Thursday May 14 | Sunshine State News

    ... U.S. Sugar Corp. contract's inability to solve the problem of releasing millions of gallons of water from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie estuaries was a chief factor in Thursday's termination vote. Board member Jim Moran told ...

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  20. Ruth: How water and cold cash mix in TallahasseeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | St. Petersburg Times

    ... of legislators. Water farming, in which excess rainwater is stored in order to keep it from infiltrating Lake Okeechobee, is a big, lucrative deal. As Alico vied for the business it went wheels up, taking Florida legislators on helicopter rides over ...

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