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State confirms measles case in Kissimmee

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 3:52 pm

By Charlie Reed Staff Writer The Florida Department of Health on Thursday confirmed a case of measles in Kissimmee. It came from a visitor who attended a conference at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, off Osceola Parkway, March 16-17. The person was hospitalized in Miami a few days later and flew out of the state on Wednesday after recovering, according to press release from the state. The highly contagious

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  • City of Kissimmee safer from storms, according to insurance industry report

    Posted on March 27, 2015 at 3:46 pm


    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer If you lived in the Kissimmee area in 2004 and sat in the dark for any period of time after Hurricanes Charley, Frances and Jeanne  you’ll have a hard time fathoming this. An insurance industry report released results of a study conducted to find the safest Florida cities from severe weather threats, and Kissimmee ranked as the safest city in Florida. compiled severe weather

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  • Hostage suspect now charged with attempted murder

    Posted on March 27, 2015 at 11:39 am

    News-Gazette Photo/Marc Clery
First United Methodist Child Care Center staff run with toddlers after Kissimmee police evacuate the school because of incident in the adjacent traffic circle Friday.

      By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Kissimmee Police officers successfully defused a false imprisonment and hostage situation Friday in the Central Avenue/Neptune Road/Martin Luther King Boulevard traffic circle, taking a black male into custody. The man, identified as Marc Henry, 34, of Orlando, was driving a GreenCab Orlando mini-van taxi with a black female passenger police officials say he knew. Police pulled him from the vehicle just after 11:30 a.m.

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  • A doctor who makes Porterhouse calls. Dr. BBQ is in town for the barbecue classic

    Posted on March 26, 2015 at 10:37 am

        By Peter Covino A&E Editor Only one “doctor” would prescribe beef to cure what ails you and that would be Dr. BBQ, also known as Ray Lampe, who will sort of be the emcee/celebrity chef at the Florida Heritage Barbecue classic, which kicks off today and continues through Saturday. If there is a beef PH.D, Lampe, who has been cooking and talking barbecue since the 1980s, and written

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  • Organizations show off during Boys and Girls Club Week

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    News-Gazette Photo/Ken Jackson
Members of Osceola County’s three Boys & Girls Clubs join hands and recite the club’s motto at a Boys & Girls Club Week kickoff event Monday at the Tupperware Brands Boys & Girls Club in Kissimmee.

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer According to statistics provided by the National Boys & Girls Clubs, the rate of juvenile crime spikes dramatically between the hours of 3 and 4 p.m., when school bells rings and children hit the streets. Many of them have no plans for the rest of the day and one in four of them go home to an empty house every afternoon. The Boys & Girls

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  • Vehicle that crashed into Valencia pond killing 4 was murder-suicide, police say

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    Two bouquet of roses were placed on Wednesday and two teddy bears were placed on Christmas day, Thursday at the edge of a retention pond at Valencia College in Kissimmee

    By Brian McBride Editor Kissimmee police have determined that a vehicle that crashed into a pond on the Valencia College campus in December, killing four people inside, was a murder/suicide case. Kissimmee police investigators determined that the driver, Ulysses G. Montero, of Miami, purposely drove the black, four-door Chevy sedan into the retention pond that killed himself,  Julie M. Lopez-Elias, 24, Julissa M. Montero, 4, and 5-day old Dlias D.

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  • Three men arrested for pointing a gun at an officer

    Posted on March 23, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Kissimmee police arrested three teenagers for pointing a pellet gun at an officer on Friday. Police arrested and charged Ruben Lopez-Beerbower, 19, with aggravated assault on law enforcement officer. Kelvin Lopez-Beerbower, 18, and Daniel Velazquez, 17, were charged with criminal conspiracy aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer. On Friday at 3:30 a.m., a Kissimmee patrol officer was sitting in his marked vehicle in the parking lot of 1532 W.

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