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Lake Okeechobee

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  • Trudel and Gale win Weekend Bassers Classic

    Trudel and Gale win Weekend Bassers Classic
    Jay Trudel and Paul Gale caught a total weight of 32.96 pounds Saturday and Sunday to win the Weekend Bassers Classic on Lake Okeechobee out of Okeechobee. OB O'Brien and Johnny Panozo were second at 28.41, followed by Jim Stovall and Allan Richbell...
  • Birthday wish comes true blue

    Birthday wish comes true blue
    Sometimes, birthday wishes come true bigger and better than you'd hoped for. When she turned 18 a few weeks ago, Marena Strauss of Plantation wanted to fish on the Key Biscayne charter boat L&H with Capt. Jimmy David and she wanted to catch a sailfish....
  • Exhibit features wide array of artistic creations

    Exhibit features wide array of artistic creations
    The grill of an automobile, a shopping cart and the windows of a boutique — it may seem these items have nothing in common, but for George Gadson, they've all provided artistic inspiration. Those who stop into the Sunrise Civic Center Art...
  • Weather: Warm day ahead, high in 90s

    Weather: Warm day ahead, high in 90s
    High temperatures in the 90s will make for a warm day across Central Florida today. Today's forecast includes mostly sunny skies and a high near 90 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Melbourne. Isolated showers could move into the...
  • From segregation to Save The Music

    From segregation to Save The Music
    LAKE WORTH Willie Pyfrom has little patience for the politicians who want to rid classrooms of music. At 78, he has taught band in Palm Beach County classrooms for 54 years. And he points to what he has produced, from some of the poorest communities...
  • Everglades Foundation offers $10 million water pollution cleanup prize

    Everglades Foundation offers $10 million water pollution cleanup prize
    Everglades advocates are dangling a $10 million prize to motivate scientists and businesses to solve a water pollution problem plaguing South Florida. The Everglades Foundation on Monday unveiled a competition to find ways to remove excessive...
  • Big Sugar building proposal raises Everglades restoration concerns

    Big Sugar building proposal raises Everglades restoration concerns
    Everglades restoration could get torpedoed by a sugar industry push to allow new neighborhoods and shopping centers on 43,000 acres of farmland south of Lake Okeechobee, according to environmental activists. Dozens of environmental advocacy...
  • Everglades testing ground proves attractive to animals

    Everglades testing ground proves attractive to animals
    First, an alligator wallowed out room for a nest. Then a daring turtle moved in. And a deer even stopped by to nose around the growing Everglades oasis. This multi-species time share is a tree island cultivated by scientists as part of a 10-year...
  • Rain-soaked Broward saw record heat in July

    Rain-soaked Broward saw record heat in July
    Almost daily thunderstorms soaked Broward in July, a pattern that should continue for the rest of this week. But it was also abnormally steamy – with record heat in Fort Lauderdale. The average temperature for July, recorded at Fort Lauderdale-...
  • Murphy will localize Congressional race

    One of the nation's few supposedly competitive congressional elections is looking uncompetitive. District 18 includes roughly the northern third of Palm Beach County, all of Martin and most of St. Lucie. Republicans hold about a two-percentage point edge...
  • Scott calls for scrutiny of Big Sugar development plan

    Scott calls for scrutiny of Big Sugar development plan
    Gov. Rick Scott Tuesday called for state regulators to pay “special attention” to potential effects on the Everglades that could come from sugar industry development plans for farmland south of Lake Okeechobee. The Sugar Hill development...