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FDLE: Osceola crime reports down 6.7 percent in 2014

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:36 pm

By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Following the trend from around the rest of the state, the number of crimes reported in Osceola County in seven major categories fell by 6.7 percent in 2014 as compared to 2013, as reported this week by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Osceola County Sheriff Bob Hansell said law enforcement is at its best when community involvement matches the proactive, aggressive and intelligence-driven law

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  • St. Cloud City Council creates economic development committee

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    The city of St. Cloud is now accepting applications from people interested in volunteering to serve on the newly created St. Cloud Economic Development Advisory Committee. St. Cloud City Council voted 5-0 on resolution May 14 during a regular meeting to create this special-purpose committee. To qualify, an individual must be a registered Osceola County elector and must meet one or more of the following qualifications: • Live within St.

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  • St. Cloud City Council approves expansion of the Darryl Strawberry Recovery Center

    Posted on May 15, 2015 at 11:42 am

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The St. Cloud City Council has approved the expansion of the Darryl Strawberry Recovery Center over the opposition of some local residents.

    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer Despite opposition from residents who live near the Darryl Strawberry Recovery Center, the St. Cloud City Council on Thursday approved an expansion of the facility. Named for the major league baseball player who struggled with addiction, the center helps recovering addicts and now can move forward with expansion plans for more mental health facilities. Its location on Beehive Circle is surrounded by residential homes. “We

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  • Missing St. Cloud twin sisters located in Miami

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Two missing twin St. Cloud sisters have been located, according to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office. “Rebecca and Renata Erazo-Carvalho  returned to their mother’s residence in Miami and are in good health,” said agency spokeswoman Twis Lizasuain in a press release. On April 25 at approximately 1:30 p.m., the 15-year-old sisters were last seen at their residence on La Salle Avenue in St. Cloud. It was discovered an unknown friend

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  • St. Cloud teen taking her talents to Gainesville

    Posted on April 24, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Slated to head to the University of Florida this summer after graduating from City of Life Christian Academy next month, Blackwell will be leaning on her résumé of service and hard work to reach out for titles like Miss Gainesville and Miss Florida Gator.

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer As far as volunteerism, community service and academics goes, St. Cloud’s Marie Blackwell is one of Florida’s most decorated high school seniors. Slated to head to the University of Florida this summer after graduating from City of Life Christian Academy next month, Blackwell will be leaning on her résumé of service and hard work to reach out for titles like Miss Gainesville and Miss Florida

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  • St. Cloud swim lessons, pool party, gardening opportunities during month of May

    Posted on April 24, 2015 at 12:13 pm

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Mascots “Shark and Minnow” will be present during two St. Cloud events in May – Splash for Our Kids’ Safety (S.O.S.) May 16 and Iddy Biddy Pool Party May 20.

    The city of St. Cloud Parks and Recreation Department staff will provide a variety of recreational programs, events and activities year-round for the residents and neighbors of the city of St. Cloud. Coming up in May: • Swim Lessons: Session 6 registration will be May 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and May 5, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Civic Center (3001 17th St.). Weekday swim lessons

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  • Elementary school teacher arrested for selling drugs

    Posted on April 17, 2015 at 1:46 pm

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    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer St. Cloud police arrested a Central Avenue Elementary School teacher Wednesday for allegedly selling narcotics. Cheryl Lynn Heineman, 45, was taken into custody at the school after students had been dismissed for the day, according to St. Cloud police. Police also arrested 20-year-old Jack Lindsey in the parking lot of the school Wednesday. Heineman was accused of selling pharmaceutical and psychedelic drugs to undercover officers

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