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St. Cloud Fire Rescue encouraging fire safety awareness during winter months

Posted on December 19, 2014 at 2:07 pm

St. Cloud Fire Rescue has joined the U.S. Fire Administration and National Fire Protection Association’s efforts in reminding the public that home fires are more prevalent during the winter season than any other season. As winter begins Dec. 21, Fire Rescue personnel encourage more awareness in cooking procedures, heating procedures, and decorating for the holidays. “Our biggest concerns as winter begins are Christmas trees, holiday cooking, and holiday candles,” said

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  • St. Cloud family lights yard for good cause

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    News-Gazette Photo/Marc Clery
Marty Johnson, of St. Cloud, uses over 38,000 lights synchronized to holiday music at his home at 5119 Moore St. His children give a guided tour and the family is collecting donations for the children at Nemours hospital.

    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer For the past six years, Marty Johnson and his family have gone all-out decorating their home for the holidays. This year is no different, only they’re raising some money for a good cause – kids in the hospital. The Johnson home at 5119 Moore St. in St. Cloud is decorated with 38,000 lights that are synched up to different holiday songs. The dancing display literally

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  • U.S. 441 at Canoe Creek reopens after truck crash

    Posted on December 15, 2014 at 10:25 am

    U.S. Highway 441 (Kenansville Road) has reopened south of Canoe Creek Road after an overturned tractor trailer closed the road for over six hours, Florida Highway Patrol has reported. The vehicle, carrying mulch, was traveling southbound on 441 when it drifted off the road at about 5:40 a.m. The driver, identified as 55-year-old James Brinson of Grant, overcorrected and caused the trailer to overturn. He was pronounced dead on the

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  • St. Cloud girl,12, has a monster of a ride

    Posted on December 5, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    Morgan Matheny stands next to her monster truck “Demolition Diva.” She will drive it in the St. Cloud Christmas parade Saturday.

    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer Watch out, St. Cloud, “Mad Mo” Matheny and her mini-monster truck “Demolition Diva” will be on the loose Saturday at the city’s Christmas parade. Twelve-year-old Matheny, whose real name is Morgan, is one of four kid monster truck drivers for Team Kid KJ. The team tours the country, performing free-style and racing demonstrations at full-size monster truck rallies. “People are really surprised to see kids

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  • New York Artist Shop to host reception

    Posted on December 5, 2014 at 12:36 pm


    The New York Artist Shop, 1124 New York Ave., St. Cloud, is hosting an artist reception from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19 featuring this month’s artist of the month: Sarais Linderman. According to a shop press release, Linderman, was born in Puerto Rico 77 years ago. At an early age she discovered her interest in the visual arts. She studied drawing and painting with different teachers in the

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  • Askew wins St. Cloud City Council run-off election

    Posted on December 4, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    David Askew

    St. Cloud residents voted in a new City Council member in Tuesday’s run-off  election. The race pitted incumbent Mickey Hopper, first elected in 2002, against political newcomer Dave Askew for seat 4. Askew, a local jeweler, took 57 percent of the 2,570 votes. “I feel like the people of St. Cloud are behind me,” Askew said. “And being a business man I hope we can make some good changes.” Among

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  • Woman attempts bank robbery through detailed hoax

    Posted on December 4, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Valerie Platt

    St. Cloud police arrested a woman Wednesday after she attempted to use a detailed hoax to rob a bank, saying her son would be killed by an unknown man if she did not get a  duffel bag full of money. At about 10:30 a.m., St. Cloud Police Department police officers responded to an attempted bank robbery/ bomb hoax at the Sun Trust Bank located at 4290 13th St., St. Cloud. According

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