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News Cast for May 26th:

Pictures from the 91st Terrace fire.

A 67 year old Okeechobee woman died in a two vehicle crash on route 710 at South East 86th Boulevard on Thursday morning. Donna Flora was killed when an east bound Nissan started to hydroplane and the driver, 38 year old Don Flora lost control and struck a west bound Chevy pickup driven by 58 year old Angel Valeriano Ramirez of Okeechobee.   Don Flora was flown to Lawnwood in Ft. Pierce in critical condition.

Okeechobee city police arrested 25-year-old Joseph Voss on charges of lewd computer solicitation. Cops say Voss asked a 16-year-old girl to send him an illicit photo of her.

Okeechobee County commissioners Thursday:

  • Received two bids from Bass Pro and Guy Harvey Outpost to redevelop the Okee tantie recreation area.
  • Commissioner Bryant Culpepper suggested the county build a new fire station on 70 east.
  • Fire Rescue proposed a 5.5-million-dollar budget that asks for two new positions.
  • The county applied for a 1.2-million-dollar grant to start a mental health court
  • Learned Public Works Director Lee Evette is no longer employed by the county.

Graduation tonight for close to 390 Okeechobee seniors. Principal Dylan Tedders says this was a bright group academically. Graduation begins at 7 pm at the Ag Civic Center.

An oak tree fell through a mobile home at 2915 south east 36th Avenue on Wednesday causing considerable damage.  There were no injuries reported.

Okee Fatality Report

Homicide Unit

Sports Cast for May 26th:

Baron Stuart was named the pitcher of the year for the Brahman baseball team this week. Stuart was slowed by an illness late in the year but still finished his high school career strong. He says he will have a lot of great memories about playing high school ball. Stuart will be the third Brahman ever to pitch in the Florida Athletic Coaches Association games this weekend in Lakeland.

He has been throwing bullpens and getting back into shape so he can perform well.

Stuart will pitch for South Florida State College in Avon Park next year.

On the sports schedule tonight, Pahokee football holds their spring game at home against Lake Worth with kickoff at 7 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!