News Cast for August 11th:

Okeechobee County Commissioners approved medical marijuana Thursday. Chairman Terry Burroughs says he would follow the will of the voters. Commissioner Brad Goodbread says he was opposed to a ban on medical marijuana. The commission voted 3-2 in favor of allowing a growing operation in agriculture and at least one dispensary. County Attoney John Cassels says he doubts Okeechobee will be overrun with applications to sell medical marijuana.

Commissioners also approved a 10 thousand dollar bid to construct a parking lot between the Public Safety complex and County Fire Station Number 1 on North West 6th Street.

A 55 year old Okeechobee man faces tampering with evidence and several misdemeanor crimes for violation of Florida Fish and Wildlife statutes. John Agnew of South East 80th Trail reported fled State Wildlife officers while he allegedly trespassed on US Sugar property on Connors highway in Palm Beach County.  Officers say he stopped on a bridge and threw three large sacks off the bridge and one softshell turtle into the canal below. Officer say Mr. Agnew has a large criminal history with the FWC.  He was also held on a St. Lucie County warrant.

Sports cast for August 11th:

Jill Crosby took home the MVP trophy for the Lady Brahman softball team this past year. She was also named second team All-State.

Crosby says the district title made it a successful year. She spent a lot of her summer playing travel ball with out of state tournaments against the best in the country.

Jill says she got good advice from graduated seniors Taylor Amadon and Raylee Coleman. Crosby also has high hopes of getting a college scholarship to play softball.