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News Cast for January 6th:

Okeechobee City council named the members of the Flagler Park Design Review Advisory committee. They are looking to chart out a future of new facilities and uses for the downtown parks. The members will include Susan Clemons, Frank Irby, Regina Hamrick, Robbie Chartier, Kathy Scott, Denise Whitehead and Bert Culbreath. Two alternate members are Greg Maynard and Jennifer Tewksbury. Mayor Dowling Watford will stay on the job for the next two years.

His fellow city council members voted unanimously to keep Watford as mayor. He has now served over 35 years on the council.

A Port St. Lucie woman is accused of being impaired and causing a near head on collision on the Martin Grade last weekend. The Florida highway patrol says 27 year old Samantha Rae crossed the center line while westbound striking an east bound truck. The accident near the intersection of Southwest Hunter Drive. The male driver of the truck was listed in critical condition at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce.

A wanted man faces a host of charges after he fled from local deputies and alarmed a homeowner by going into their residence uninvited. The lengthy tale included Gage Platt being handcuffed, but escaping a squad car in the Pioneer Estates neighborhood. Deputies say they found some narcotics and a stolen handgun in his backpack. A resident says Platt got into her home and asked her for help. She helped to lead lawman to Platt who was trying to cross a canal near SE 57th Drive when he was captured.

It might not always be a good idea to listen to your friends.

Anallely Maldonado would likely testify to that statement after deputies clocked her driving over1 hundred miles per hour in the 18 hundred block of 441 north. Maldonado led deputies and city police on about a mile chase. It ended when she tried to cross a field at the end of North West 12th Street. Maldonado had no drivers license.