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Public’s help needed in search for Kissimmee armed robbers

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 11:30 am

Kissimmee Police Department detectives continue to search for suspects who robbed a victim Friday night near downtown.  The robbery happened at 8:30 p.m. Friday, as a male victim was walking toward the 7-Eleven store at 101 S. John Young Parkway in Kissimmee. While on South Dillingham Avenue, two unknown black males approached the man and demanded all of his money, according to Kissimmee Police Department reports, then took his money

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  • Public works team brings home honors

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Photo/Christopher Rodriguez
From left, Brandon Brinegar, Moe Dellofano & Sammy Bryant, of the City of Kissimmee Public Works Department, all took home honors at this year’s APWA Expo in Ft. Lauderdale.

    The city of Kissimmee Public Works and Engineering Department recently attended the 2014 American Public Works Association Florida Chapter Conference & Exposition in Fort Lauderdale, and brought home four trophies, including the Rodeo Grand Champion title. Maurice “Moe” Dellofano, a heavy equipment operator in the city’s Stormwater Division, was the winner of the Grand Rodeo Championship.  This is Dellofano’s third major win in this event. Samuel “Sammy” Bryant, also of

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  • City Commission seats go to run-off

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    By Tiffanie Reynolds Staff Writer Voters in Kissimmee will see some candidates from both City Commission seats on their general election ballots on Nov. 4, as they are both qualified for runoff elections. Unable to gain more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two candidates from both seats will be locked in further campaigning for the next two months. For Kissimmee Commission seat 2, current Commissioner Wanda Rentas

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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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  • Kissimmee man killed at 417 offramp

    Posted on August 21, 2014 at 11:24 am

    A Kissimmee man was killed early this morning when he collided with an off-ramp toll plaza on northbound State Road 417 in Orange County. According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, Dylan Smith, 22, was exiting at Lee Vista Boulevard at 3:06 a.m. when his 1998 Ford Mustang failed to negotiate the lanes of the toll booth and struck the cement center lane divider. He was reported dead on the

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  • Osceola crash leaves one man dead

    Posted on August 15, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    A Kissimmee man was killed in a fatal car accident on Hickory Tree Road on Friday morning. The male driver, 52, was driving northbound in a 1998 Ford Explorer, when he lost control and traveled off of the road. In attempting to turn back onto the road, the vehicle overturned and struck a fence, ejecting the driver and pinning him underneath the vehicle, according to Florida Highway Patrol reports. He

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  • Paul Ryan makes stop in Kissimmee for book tour

    Posted on August 15, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    By Tiffanie Reynolds Staff Writer Congressman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the 2012 vice presidential candidate, will be in Kissimmee as part of a Florida tour for his upcoming book “The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea.” It is one of nine stops for Ryan, who will be at Books-A-Million on W. Osceola Parkway in Kissimmee at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23.  He will also visit six cities in Texas and

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