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St. Cloud pups in Puppy Bowl. Rescue pups star in annual Animal Planet Super Bowl alternative

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 2:22 pm

                By Peter Covino A&E Editor When the 11th annual Animal Planet Puppy Bowl takes to the airwaves on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1, don’t be surprised if some of those puppy barks have a bit of a Florida drawl. More than a dozen of the puppies taking part in the playful event, that serves as a warm-up or even a diversion to

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  • Detectives investigating dead body found east of St. Cloud

    Posted on January 26, 2015 at 11:49 am

    The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help for information in a homicide investigation that began Wednesday east of St. Cloud when detectives were led to a dead body found in a residence on U.S. Highway 192 just east of Nova Road. The body has been identified as Charles Courtenay, 76, but have not released any other details other than the case is being worked as a homicide.

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  • Actions speak louder than words for St. Cloud’s employee of the year

    Posted on January 23, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer Matt Baker, who was recently named St. Cloud’s 2014 employee of the year, didn’t want to be interviewed for this story. He’s a humble guy and doesn’t want all the credit for helping out co-worker Felix Rodriguez, who could have died if it weren’t for Baker and a few other caring city employees. It was nearly a year ago when Rodriguez fell ill, so ill

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  • St. Cloud to host games, dancing, movies

    Posted on January 23, 2015 at 11:58 am

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    The city of St. Cloud Parks and Recreation staff is eagerly preparing for many February events for all age groups. • Flag Football: The registration period for the Brent Fullwood Adult Flag Football League ends Feb. 2. Team packets are available at the Civic Center (3001 17th St.) and the cost per team is $325. Teams will consist of seven players minimum and 14 players maximum. A mandatory coaches meeting

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  • 30-inch pizza is hard to get out the door

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 11:48 am

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Peg Barber and Peter Jones, of Vincenzo’s Pizzeria, pose with their 30-inch pizza in St. Cloud.

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer There are pizza places all over the place. They all – at different prices and with different deals – serve a large pizza. But if you want a really large pizza — specifically, a Very Big Pizza — you have to go to Vincenzo’s Pizzeria and More at 2907 Canoe Creek Road, south of Stevens Plantation. The “VBP,” spun by Vincenzo’s owners Pete Jones and

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  • Florida Department of Transportation to widen U.S. 192 in St. Cloud

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 11:28 am

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Marc Clery
Traffic was in motion at the intersection of U.S. Highway 192 and Partin Settlement Road on Jan. 20. The Florida Department of Transportation is planning to widen the east-west highway from four to six lanes, between Aeronautical Drive to Budinger Avenue.

    By  Charlie Reed Staff Writer The U.S. Highway 192 bottleneck in St. Cloud is slated to get some relief this year. The Florida Department of Transportation is planning to widen the east-west highway from four to six lanes, between Aeronautical Drive to Budinger Avenue. The price tag for the 3.9  mile stretch of road is $32 million, according to FDOT. The agency held a public meeting on the project last

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  • Don’t flush money down the drain, buy a new toilet with help from St. Cloud

    Posted on January 16, 2015 at 10:39 am

    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer Free toilets, who wants a free toilet? Well, the toilets aren’t free, and no one’s exactly giving them away. But the city of St. Cloud is giving residents $145 to replace their old commodes with more efficient models thanks to a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The money is available only to residential customers of St. Cloud Utilities and must be used toward

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