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News Cast for January 7th:

Large amounts of methamphetamines and cocaine were seized by Okeechobee police after a wild chase. It began as a vehicle driving down the wrong side of the road on SE 8th Avenue. It moved on to several residential streets and then onto route 70 east. Police said  the suspects drove the wrong way in the west bound lanes causing several near collisions. The chase ended on North East 24th Avenue when the two suspects ran from the car into a swamp. Charged in the case are Tichina Carter of Merritt Island and Alexander Munch of Cocoa. Police said they seized 362 grams of methamphetamines and 86 grams of cocaine. Both were remanded to the Okeechobee County Jail with bonds of over $450,000.

Mayor Dowling Watford said he is looking forward to the work done by the Flagler Park Design Review Committee. Nine members were appointed to the group this week. Watford says he was pleased so many people volunteered.

17th District Congressman Greg Stuebe among the Florida lawmakers that voted against the certification of the presidential election. Stuebe objected to the votes in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin.

Okeechobee deputies and city police agree…don’t make it easy on criminals. There continues to be a problem with burglaries from unlocked vehicles in the community. Sheriff Deputy Jack Nash said thefts have been constant in recent months.

City Police Major Donny Hagan said the city was able to capture two people in Okeechobee Estates. They are charged with loitering and prowling. Hagan says further charges could be pending.