Fake cop scam in Okeechobee
Be careful the next time you answer the phone. There may be a scam artist on the other end.
Deputies alert residents about phone scam
The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office asks local residents to be cautious when accepting and returning calls from people they don't know.
Car accident leads deputies to grow house
A fatal car accident leads Okeechobee deputies to a grow house discovery while trying to notify next of kin.
Husband accused of attacking wife with machete
He faces several charges including attempted first degree murder.
Suspected drunk teacher resigns
The school board had been set to discuss the situation at Tuesday night's scheduled meeting.
FHP seeking vehicle in fatal crash
Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash in Okeechobee County that killed 19-year-old Frisdi Mariela Hernandez Alecio.
Weather causes power outages
Severe weather caused power outages across South Florida, Treasure Coast
Okeechobee toddler drowns in retention pond
A 3-year-old boy drown Tuesday afternoon after being found in a retention pond near his home at NW 46 th Avenue Villas in northwest…
400 acre wildfire in Okeechobee contained
It is currently threatening a backhoe/tractor and a hunting camp house, the forest service says.
Yearling Middle School teacher arrested
Newschannel 5 looked into the personnel file of a Yearling Middle School teacher accused of being drunk in the classroom.
School guidance counselor arrested
An Okeechobee freshman freshman guidance counselor is facing various charges after investigators say he contacted at least two students…
Suspected drunk teacher suspended
According to the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office, the incident occurred last month during class at Yearling Middle School.
Flyer pushes Jews to register in eastern Ukraine
Is it a real demand or an ugly hoax? Worldwide outrage erupted on Thursday over a leaflet reportedly telling Jews to register with…
5-year-old dropped off at wrong bus stop
The Indian River County School District is investigating why a 5-year-old Glendale Elementary School student was dropped at the wrong bus…
Treasure Coast researcher could help find jet
There are still no signs of the missing Malaysian Airlines jet, but new technology being developed and researched at FAUs Harbor Branch…
Memorial for PSL teen killed in hit & run
A tragedy on the Treasure Coast brought hundreds of people together on Thursday night. Dayanna Gil, 18, died Monday from injuries sustained…
Five restaurants with stop sales
The five were forced to stop serving food because of potentially hazardous temperature issues.
Roaches shut down two S. Florida restaurants
One of the two restaurants was shut for the second time in four months for roaches.
S. Florida restaurants with the most violations
These restaurants had the most violations and stop sales in our area this week.
People's Trust Insurance cancels 2,700 policies
People's Insurance canceled policies just three months after writing them. The Consumer Watchdog gets answers from the insurance company…