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An Osceola Kowboys fan reacts after a Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas touchdown during the 7A-state football final at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando on Friday.

Despite loss, OHS makes the best of night in the limelight

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 12:07 pm

By Ken Jackson Staff Writer The Osceola High School football team has accomplished a lot in recent years. Undefeated in county and district play. District championships. Deep runs in the Class 7A state playoffs, all the way to the state semifinals the last three years. But a trip to the promised land of Florida high school football, the state championships at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, doesn’t happen all

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  • Police, KUA warn residents about billing scam

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 11:59 am


    The Kissimmee Police Department and Kissimmee Utility Authority are working together to warn residents of a billing scam targeting electric company customers. KUA customers are receiving phone calls from individuals saying that they are employees of the electric company. The “employee” informs the victim that their electric bill has not been paid and a crew is being dispatched to their location to disconnect power. The victim is then told if

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  • Set anchor at Saigon Harbor, new Vietnamese restaurant in downtown Kissimmee

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 11:56 am

        By Peter Covino A&E Editor There is a new kind of southern cooking in downtown Kissimmee, but you won’t find fried chicken or pecan pie anywhere on this menu. Saigon Harbor is the newest restaurant along Broadway and if you are looking for an authentic Southeast Asian experience, your quest has ended. Owners Ha “Jennifer” Le and husband Hy Nguyen have been in the United States for more

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  • Swan, Grieb to help steer transportation

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 11:54 am

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Kissimmee Mayor Jim Swan explains the aspects of the new Martin Luther King Boulevard extension project near Thacker Avenue in Kissimmee on Tuesday. The new portion of the road is expected to open in January.

    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer Kissimmee Mayor Jim Swan stops by the unfinished section of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard most days. He lives nearby and likes to keep an eye on the city’s high-profile construction projects. “It’s big money that’s being invested. I usually stop by MLK and a couple of other sites every day,” said the 66-year-old fishing guide-turned politician. “It’s a way a retired guy can kill

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  • Man arrested for attempted murder in Vine Street hotel

    Posted on December 15, 2014 at 11:32 am


    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Kissimmee police officers have arrested a man they say attempted to kill a female in a Vine Street hotel room late Friday. Ronald Batiste, 57, was arrested and charged with attempted murder and hindering a call to law enforcement. He is being held in the Osceola County Jail on no bond. On Friday at approximately 11 p.m., police officers responded to the area of  1700

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  • Three armed robbery suspects sought

    Posted on December 12, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Armed robbery suspect

    Kissimmee police detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify three armed robbery suspects who robbed a retail store Friday. At approximately 10:30 a.m., three males entered the Dollar General at 2711 Simpson Road in Kissimmee, pointed a handgun at an employee and demanded money from the register and safe.  The suspects fled the area with an undetermined amount of money. No one inside the store was injured during

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  • ‘Shop with a cop’ brings Christmas cheer

    Posted on December 12, 2014 at 12:25 pm

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Kissimmee Police Chief Lee Massie. left, and Walmart employee Ani Ortiz prepare to check the price on toys during the Shop with a Cop event in Kissimmee on Thursday.

    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer With a little help from one of Kissimmee’s finest, it took 9-year-old Robert Reese just a few minutes to pick out and pay for all the presents on his Christmas list – and they weren’t just for him. The third-grader was most excited about a toy dart gun he bought for his brother that he planned to hide under his bed until Dec. 25. “I

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