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News for May 17th & 18th is located under LOCAL NEWS 🙂 Thank you for your understanding, our website was dealing with some technical difficulties the last two days. – Taylor Marie 

News Cast for May 19th:

The suspect in the disappearance of 9 year old Diana Alvarez faces 45 years in prison or child pornography possession after his conviction this week in federal court in Ft. Myers. 29-year-old Jorge Guerrero possessed illicit photos of the child on his cell phone. He also admitted to sexual activity with the child. Alvarez has been missing for nearly a year now.

A 16-year-old boy led Okeechobee deputies on a near 7 mile chase in a stolen car early Wednesday. Stop sticks slowed down a stolen BMW out of Martin County, the child was driving.  The car finally stopped near the Shrine Club on route 78. Deputies say speeds reached 110 miles per hour. The child faces grand theft auto, fleeing and attempting to elude and a host of traffic charges.

The city code board gave Jose Nunez of South West 11th Street 30 days to remove chickens and roosters on his property due to noise complaints. Resident Kari Berger has been asking the city for help since December. City code enforcement Chairman Jamie Gamiotea says if the problem isn’t solved the case can go to county court.

Sports Cast for May 19th: 

Demetrius Clark won the Co-MVP Award for Brahman basketball this year. The senior surpassed 1 thousand points for his career and averaged over 17 points a game, and 4.3 rebounds. He also helped the team qualify for regional play in back to back years. Clark says he never had to be pushed to play basketball.

He will continue his playing career at John Phillips College in Border Texas next year. He says he will have great memories of his playing days at OHS

Glades Day held off Miami LaSalle 29-22 in their spring classic football game last night.

Tonight Glades Central travels to Palm Beach Gardens for their spring game.

Moore Haven hosts their spring football game on Saturday at 6 pm.

OKEECHOBEE EVENTS

  • K9 Resque is in need of volunteers for both the rescue and the pet food pantry, and we are also are looking for good loving foster homes for our dogs, if interested please call 863-824-5373
  • Okeechobee Discount Drugs in partnership with Project Response offers free HIV testing every Monday from 11am-3pm. All tests are confidential and the results take 15mins. Know your status and stop by Okeechobee Discount Drugs located at 203 S.W. Park Street for your free test!