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Osceola County Sheriff deputies investigate a incident at Royal Palm Drive and Flower Lane in BVL Tuesday.

BVL manhunt ends when suspect surrenders at jail

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 2:32 pm

By Ken Jackson Staff Writer An altercation in Buenaventura Lakes Tuesday that began at rush hour with Osceola County Sheriff’s Office deputies rushing to the scene with K-9 units to investigate on the ground and its helicopter to search for a suspect from above ended when he turned himself in at the jail. Tracy Antwuan Williams Jr., 25, was arrested and charged with battery and felony charges of aggravated assault

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  • Quiñones squares off against KUA over transfer fee

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Members of the Kissimmee Utility Authority Board of Directors last week denied an Osceola County commissioner’s request to eliminate a fee customers pay as part of their utility bill. Commissioner John Quiñones spoke on behalf of residents who he said pay a transfer fee on their bill that, by contract, goes to the city of Kissimmee. But all KUA customers pay the fee, while 55

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  • Military museum celebrating 10th anniversary with heroes exhibit

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 12:35 pm

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Precious Dorch-Robinson
Museum of Military Historian Rick Brumby shows one of the pictures of soldiers in the trenches. The museum will feature the Osceola’s Fallen Heroes exhibit on Saturday to celebrate its 10th anniversary in Osceola County. It will be available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    By Precious Dorch-Robinson For the News-Gazette There’s an overwhelming feeling to see a family member’s hard work displayed in a local museum. Instead of military veterans’ memorabilia being tucked away in a box, their history will be on display. The Museum of Military History at 5210 W. U.S. Highway 192, Kissimmee, will pay homage to the Osceola’s fallen soldiers in an exhibit on Saturday, marking its 10th anniversary in Osceola

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A comic book store for fans of comics and collectibles

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 3:25 pm

For Fans of comic books and collectibles, Orlando is about to get what should be a really great store. Gods & Monsters, which is being called  the nation’s second-largest comic, collectibles and gaming facility,  is coming to the. Artegon Marketplace Orlando (the old Festival Bay), Nov. 20. GODS & MONSTERS is  the first high-end, innovative comics and collectibles store of its kind in the country, including to a press release

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  • A fifth resort hotel is coming to Universal Orlando

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor What Universal Orlando really needs is a hotel based on the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Judging by the excitement The Wizarding World of Harry Potter has brought to the theme park/resort this year and in 2010, any hotel that recreates that magical world would probably be booked a year in advance. Universal released more information this week on the recently announced fifth resort

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  • Blazing heat leads to new KUA record for use of electricity

    Posted on August 22, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Lillian Colman, 6, of St. Cloud cools off at Lakefront Park in St. Cloud. News-Gazette Photo/Marc Clery

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer You don’t need Kissimmee Utility Authority to tell you that it’s hot. Real hot. “Stupid hot” as one local TV meteorologist called it Thursday morning. Power meters all over the county are whizzing to keep indoor spaces cool. KUA knows it by looking at their meters. Osceola County’s primary utility said a new all-time system peak for demand record for electricity use on Tuesday. Then,

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Come discover the treasures of Osceola County

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 12:19 pm

Donna Sines Community Vision How do you assure residents feel a greater sense of belonging in Osceola County? One answer was to invite everyone, of all ages and backgrounds, to Discover Osceola. In 1996, Community Vision conducted visioning and outreach efforts involving thousands of residents.  It became evident that some people felt disconnected from Osceola County.  When asked the simple question “Where is home?” it was rare that anyone said

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  • Let’s start talking more about domestic violence

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    What the death of actor Robin Williams did for the discussion of suicide, we hope disgraced former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice will do for domestic violence. A man striking a woman is never, ever OK. It should land every suspect in jail every time. Victims are sometimes afraid to seek help and that’s why we hope the recent Rice incident will hopefully get them to speak up. There

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  • Letters to the Editor for September 13, 2014

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Signage needs to be corrected To the Editor: We have not learned from our past mistakes. Changing Boggy Creek Road signs to Simpson Road without temporarily keeping both names will be a nightmare for our many visitors and tourists relying on maps and GPS to navigate. It was a nightmare 20 years ago when Dart Boulevard became Osceola Parkway during the day and tourists returning from theme parks got lost

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