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FWC Report

Officer Curbelo was patrolling at night and observed a vehicle driving slowly on a rural roadway.

Hendry County Arrest Report

The following individuals were arrested on felony or DUI charges by HCSO, CPD, FHP, FWC and...

FWC officers patrol Lake Okeechobee area

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report...
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LaBelle Woman's Club to host human trafficking awareness presentation

 GFWC LaBelle Community Woman’s Club will host a ...

As hurricane season ends, FPL highlights value of strengthening power grid

The 2023 hurricane season ends today, Thursday, Nov. 30. Thankfully, most Florida Power...
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Schools

FSW launches Buccaneer Bound summer bridge program

“FSW’s new summer bridge program, Buccaneer Bound, is designed to give new first-time-in-college...
Government

Hendry County races on August primary ballot

Hendry County  candidates who will be on the Aug. 20 Primary Ballot include ...

LaBelle LPA approves RaceTrac development

The LaBelle Land Planning Agency Feb. 8 approved three ordinances for a ....

Hendry County seeks election workers

Looking for a way to serve your community and be part of the electoral process ...
Health
Medical injection

Florida provides 9,000 doses of COVID-19 Vaccine to AIDS Healthcare Foundation for vulnerable populations

The Florida Division of Emergency Management and Florida Department of Health announced a new partnership with AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Entertainment

True Okee: special Halloween podcast

In this Halloween True Okee special… Stories of strange creatures and ghosts surround the area around Lake Okeechobee.

True Okee bonus episode: Death of a Sheriff

In this bonus episode of True Okee, we examine the death of Okeechobee County Sheriff John Collier
Traffic & Road Work

Hendry County Road Watch for week beginning May 12

Road Watch report for Hendry County for the week of Sunday, May 12. Motorists are reminded...

Hendry County Road Watch Report for week of Feb. 25

The following column is the Road Watch report for Hendry County for the week beginning Sunday, Feb. 25...

Hendry County Road Watch Report

The following column is the Road Watch report for Hendry County for the week beginning Sunday, Oct. 1...
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The president of Florida's only public historically Black university resigns after donation debacle

The president of Florida’s only public historically Black university has announced he’s resigning. The resignation comes as Florida A&M University faces backlash over the school’s apparent …
FILE - A plane passes in front of the moon, Aug. 30, 2023, in Chicago. Scientists have confirmed a cave on the moon, not far from where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed 55 years ago this week, and suspect there are hundreds more that could house future astronauts. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, file)

Scientists have confirmed a cave on the moon that could be used to shelter future explorers

Scientists have confirmed a cave on the moon, not far from where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed 55 years ago. Researchers suspect there could be hundreds more caves and tunnels that could …
Retired pipe fitter Charles Long, 68, uses a borrowed mini excavator to put metal grating over a new septic field, as he converts his property in a pole barn for parking an RV, Saturday, May 11, 2024, in Horseshoe Beach, Fla. Before Hurricane Idalia smashed into the small fishing village in northwestern Florida last summer, Long was fixing up the family's two-bedroom, one-bathroom vacation house to retire in with his wife. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Rebuilding coastal communities after hurricanes is complex, and can change the character of a place

For hurricane survivors, rebuilding after weather disasters can be a long and expensive process. The hundreds of thousands of dollars it can cost to build new homes on stilts, as some regulations …
Nation & World
FILE - The sky is reflected in the national MH17 monument which carries the names of the victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Vijfhuizen, Netherlands, on March 6, 2020. 298 people were killed as a Soviet-era Buk surface-to-air rocket launched from territory in eastern Ukraine controlled by pro-Russian rebels destroyed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. A 10-year commemoration ceremony at a monument near Schiphol, the airport the doomed flight left on its way to Kuala Lumpur will be held on July 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

Relatives of those killed when MH17 was shot down mark 10 years since tragedy that claimed 298 lives

Relatives of passengers and crew killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine have gathered to mark the 10th anniversary of the tragedy that claimed 298 lives, over half of whom …
A woman drinks water in front of the ancient Parthenon Temple during a hot, windy day at Acropolis hill , in Athens, Tuesday, July 16, 2024. Much of Greece was also sweltering in a heat wave due to last until the end of the week, with temperatures in some areas forecast to reach 42 degrees Celsius (over 107 degrees Fahrenheit).(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Greece shuts Acropolis during the hottest part of the day as southern Europe swelters in a heat wave

Greece’s Culture Ministry has ordered the closure of the Acropolis — the country’s biggest cultural attraction — for several hours in the middle of the day, while authorities warn of extreme …
FILE - Palestinians transport a captured Israeli civilian, Noa Argamani, on a motorcycle from southern Israel, in the Gaza Strip on Oct. 7, 2023. Human Rights Watch released a report Wednesday, July 17, 2024, saying Hamas-led armed groups committed numerous war crimes during the Oct. 7 attack on southern Israel that precipitated the ongoing war in the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo, File)

Global rights group finds Hamas-led militants committed war crimes on Oct. 7

A global human rights group says Hamas-led armed groups committed numerous war crimes during the Oct. 7 attack on southern Israel that precipitated the war in Gaza. Human Rights Watch said in a …
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