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Man tosses drugs from vehicle, lands on hood of police car

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 12:47 pm

By Ken Jackson Staff Writer A vehicle passenger pulled over by  Kissimmee police for a traffic stop on Jan. 16 probably hoped that the bag of cocaine he threw out the sunroof landed somewhere else besides the hood of a patrol car. The passenger, Luis Vazquez, 30, was observed by a Kissimmee police officer throwing something out the sunroof of the gold-colored Acura when the officer attempted pull over the

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  • Kissimmee offers programs for kids, adults

    Posted on January 23, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    The city of Kissimmee announces programs offered for children and adults January through April. Detailed class information, including class­ descriptions, dates, fees and registration can be found online at, or by calling the  Kissimmee Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities Department at 407-518-2360.  Registration can also be completed at the Oak Street Community Center at 717 N. Palm Ave. between the hours of 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through

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  • Arrest made in murder outside Kissimmee restaurant

    Posted on January 23, 2015 at 10:28 am


    Kissimmee police detectives have made an arrest in the city’s first homicide of 2015. Jayson Omar Castillo-Caceres, 28, has been charged with first degree murder, attempted murder and carrying a concealed weapon in the shooting death of Juan Carlos Quiles in front of the El Cibuco Restaurant at 2231 Fortune Road in Kissimmee. Quiles, 24, of Kissimmee, was fatally shot and Marianne Crespo Rodriguez, 30, of Orlando, was shot in

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  • Sugar Ray, fireworks part of the Kissimmee Lakefront Park official grand opening, Jan. 31

    Posted on January 19, 2015 at 3:14 pm

                By Peter Covino A&E Editor If you have been needing a reason to visit the completely revamped Kissimmee Lakefront Park, the city of Kissimmee has just come up with several good reasons, including a free concert by alternative rock band Sugar Ray. The park, which has been opening in phases for the past few years and was officially ready for business in November, will

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  • KPD still investigating Sunday night homicide

    Posted on January 19, 2015 at 9:59 am

    Kissimmee Police Department detectives are looking for information in its first 2015 homicide case. A male victim was fatally shot and killed Sunday night outside a Kissimmee Mexican restaurant, and police are still interviewing witnesses and gathering other information in the case. At approximately 9:40 p.m. officers responded to the El Cibuco Restaurant at 2231 Fortune Road after receiving a report that two people had been shot. Upon arrival officers

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  • St. John’s Episcopal has new look and looking to reach out

    Posted on January 16, 2015 at 12:27 pm

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Above, St. John’s Episcopal Church at the corner of Columbia Avenue and John Young Parkway has been renovated by the congregation. Below is the original stained-glass structure built in 1889.

    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer Perched under 300-year-old oak trees at the corner of Columbia Avenue and John Young Parkway, St. John’s Episcopal Church is aiming to be more visible in the community in more ways than one. St. Johns stands out a little more at the busy intersection since the congregation renovated it’s historic chapel. The chapel, which seats about 100, originally was built in downtown Kissimmee but was

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  • Suspect named in Thursday stabbing in Kissimmee

    Posted on January 16, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Kissimmee police detectives seek a suspect, who they have obtained an arrest warrant for, involved in a Vine Street stabbing Thursday. Jhon-Jario Puello, 24, of Kissimmee, is deemed a person of interest. Around 6 p.m., police officers responded to La Familia Pawn & Jewelry at 3615 W. Vine Street in reference to a stabbing and located a 23-year-old male victim who had been stabbed multiple times.  The victim was transported

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