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Open houses set for back to school information

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 12:37 pm

Lisa D’Cato Poinciana Writer Osceola County students head back to school on Monday, Aug. 18. The Osceola County School District has set the dates and times for all open houses. The open house for all high schools will be Wednesday, Aug. 13, from 4 to 7 p.m. All middle schools’ open houses will be Thursday, Aug. 14, from 4 to 7 p.m. Elementary and K-8 schools will have open house

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  • Kissimmee Main Street calls to artists for exhibit

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 12:31 pm

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Kissimmee Main Street has announced its eighth annual Kissimmee Sculpture Experience and are calling for artists to display their sculptures in downtown Kissimmee for the 2014-15 exhibit. The new sculptures will be installed in October. Above, a past sculpture is installed in front of Kissimmee City Hall.

    Kissimmee Main Street has announced its eighth annual Kissimmee Sculpture Experience and are calling for artists to display their sculptures in downtown Kissimmee for the 2014-15 exhibit. The Kissimmee Sculpture Experience is an exhibit of original outdoor sculptures placed around downtown Kissimmee. With Kissimmee located in Central Florida, it allows for the exhibit to draw from the thousands of visiting tourists and local residents. The artists will loan their sculptures

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  • Body of Orlando boater found on Lake Toho

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 10:30 am

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer The body of a missing boater was recovered on Lake Tohopekaliga in Kissimmee early this morning. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission officials identified the boater as John Kysar, 51, from Orlando. His body was discovered sometime after 8 a.m. by FWC with the help of the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office’s Ag/Marine Unit after attempts to find Kysar on the lake were ended Tuesday night

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  • Kissimmee proposes to lift salary freeze

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 10:26 am

    By Tiffanie Reynolds Staff Writer For the first time since 2009, the city of Kissimmee is proposing raises for city employees, according to the 2014-15 fiscal year budget. The proposed total city budget for fiscal year 2014-15 is $147 million, which is  $469,313 less than the proposed budget for fiscal year 2014. That’s attributed to the major projects carried over or budgeted in 2014 which are close to completion. “The

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  • Kissimmee man charged with child pornography

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    Osceola Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested a Kissimmee man early this morning on child pornography charges. Robert Eppers, 45, is charged with 10 counts of promoting photo/movie sexual performance of a child. In June, detectives identified a computer with an IP address linked to child pornography, and located Eppers’ home after further investigation. They obtained a search warrant for his home  early this morning and took his computer as evidence. Eppers

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  • Three arrested for printing and using counterfeit money

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Osceola County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested two men and a woman for printing and using counterfeit bills in several businesses. Christopher and Robert Emery, 28 and 25, are charged with uttering a false instrument. Dorothy Powers, 49, was charged with possession of counterfeit bills and possession of forged instrument making equipment. The three were arrested on Monday after an employee of the Taste of China restaurant called the Sheriff’s Office to

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  • Abortions, other services restricted at Planned Parenthood in Kissimmee

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Protestors demonstrated in front of Kissimmee City Hall in April against Planned Parenthood opening an office in city limits. The clinic can no longer perform abortions or any other outpatient procedures after a temporary injunction was granted by a judge on Wednesday.

    By Tiffanie Reynolds Staff Writer The Kissimmee Planned Parenthood clinic, located at 610 Oak Commons Blvd., can no longer perform abortions, any other outpatient surgical procedures and emergency medical services after a temporary injunction was granted at a hearing at the Osceola County Courthouse Wednesday. MMB Properties, who owns a medical office building at 601 Oak Commons Blvd., filed the complaint and a request for a permanent injunction in June

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