Dr. Paul McConnell is United Healthcare's dental director.

February is Children's Dental Health Month

During February’s Children’s Dental Health Month, it’s an opportune time to talk about dental health habits that can help improve the oral health of kids and people of all …
Dr. Phillip Seibel performs robotic broncoscopy.

HCA Florida Lawnwood Hospital Implements Robotic Technology to Detect Early Lung Cancer

 HCA Florida Lawnwood Hospital, a 435-bed full-service acute care facility, and part of HCA Florida Healthcare, the largest healthcare system in the …

Local officials try to calm immigration fears

Ave Maria

As COVID-19 concerns continue, local organizations continue the effort to get the word out and ease tensions among our undocumented population.
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Hocus Pocus Halloween Fun - Kids Costume Photos


This is a real TREAT for our readers during some tricky times.
The Florida Cracker Trail Ride stopped at the historic Edna Pearce Lockett Estate on the Kissimmee River on Feb. 18.  


Seniors gather together at the West County Senior Center in Belle Glade for activities while observing COVID-19 guidelines.
In this bonus episode of True Okee, we examine the death of Okeechobee County Sheriff John Collier
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USPS Announces Holiday Shipping, Mailing Deadlines

To assist customers with their preparations for the upcoming busy holiday shopping and shipping season...

Mercury remains prohibited in the mail

The Postal Service is reminding customers that metallic mercury and devices containing metallic mercury are always prohibited in the mail stream. This includes antique …
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

Veteran coalition fights suicide

The Greater Lake Okeechobee Veterans Service Coalition formed in the fall of 2023,
Traffic & Road Work
On March 15, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announced upgrades to the Florida 511 (FL511) Advanced Traveler Information System...
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State News
Rapper Travis Scott arrested in Miami Beach for misdemeanor trespassing and public intoxication

Miami Beach police have arrested rapper Travis Scott on misdemeanor charges of trespassing and public intoxication. Police confirmed the early Thursday arrest, but didn't provide any details about …

Jabil: Fiscal Q3 Earnings Snapshot

Darden Restaurants: Fiscal Q4 Earnings Snapshot

National and World
Peace must be a priority, say Catholic leaders on anniversary of priests' violent deaths in Mexico

Two years have passed since a leader of one of Mexico’s organized crime gangs stormed into a Catholic church in the remote Tarahumara mountains and fatally shot two Jesuit priests. Among other …

Millions sweating it out as heat wave nears peak from Midwest to Maine

Treason trial of Russian American woman opens as tensions rise between Washington and Moscow