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Body of missing East Lake Toho boater found

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 1:34 pm

By Ken Jackson Staff Writer The body of a boater who went missing late Monday afternoon on East Lake Tohopekaliga was discovered just after noon today, police officials have confirmed.

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The city of Kissimmee is working on a deal that would bring a hotel and apartments to the lakefront area.

Kissimmee pursuing deal to bring lakefront apartments, hotel downtown

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:41 pm

By Charlie Reed Staff Writer A public-private partnership that could bring a boutique hotel and commercial and residential buildings to Kissimmee’s newly renovated lakefront has begun to take shape.

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Photo/Special to the News-Gazette Orlando City’s Kaka´ (center) scored the Lions’ only goal during a 1-1 tie at San Jose  Sunday. The Lions return to the Citrus Bowl Saturday to face Columbus.

Orlando City earns a tie at San Jose

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 2:05 pm

For the News-Gazette Orlando City SC (3-5-4, 13 points) earned a crucial away point at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday night, drawing the San Jose Earthquakes (5-4-3, 18 points) 1-1 despite playing a man down for nearly 40 minutes. With the draw, Orlando City remains unbeaten on the road in three games against Western Conference Teams this season, previously defeating the Houston Dynamo 1-0 and the Portland Timbers 2-0. After a

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  • Gateway splits at jamboree

    Posted on May 23, 2015 at 10:22 am

    By J. Daniel Pearson For the News-Gazette Even after being shutout 15-0 by a tough Treasure Coast team in the second half of Friday’s spring football jamboree, Gateway coach Marlin Roberts was still all smiles after the game. “I learned this team has a lot more fight and is a lot more physical than I thought they were,” Roberts said.  “We really didn’t show a lot of that in our

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  • School District salutes top coaches, athletes at banquet

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:45 pm

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Liberty track Coach Robert Pauley (left) accepts the M. Dean Cherry Memorial Coach of the Year award for 2015 from the 2014 recepient, Osceola High baseball Coach Scott Birchler, Wednesday at the Silver Spurs Arena.

    By Rick Pedone Sports Editor The School District of Osceola County celebrated its top athletes and coaches at the annual athletic banquet Wednesday at the Silver Spurs Arena. The School District’s Coordinator of Athletics, Ryan Adams, hosted the event. A new Orange Belt Conference All-Sports champion was recognized. St. Cloud High won for the first time since 2006 by the slimmest of margins, one point, over Harmony. St. Cloud won

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As weather heats up so does activities

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:31 pm

By Larry Griffin For the News-Gazette Summer is looming ahead again. School is out. The heat is up, the swimming pool is inviting and your kids will have a lot more free time on their hands. For those looking for things for their kids to do, Osceola County has them covered. For the parents who have to work long hours, summer camps are an option, particularly the St. Cloud Adventure

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  • LEGOLAND has got unique lodging pegged, new hotel created out of 2 million LEGO Bricks

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 11:33 am

        By Peter Covino A&E Editor The newest hotel in Central Florida also is one of the most unique. The LEGOLAND Hotel had its grand opening Friday and the new Lego-themed lodge, should be a big hit with kids. The hotel opened with much fanfare as thousands of parachuting LEGO mini figures were blasted out of cannons from atop the hotel, and parachuted down the five-story building. The hotel

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  • Here come more gators. Gator Spot is mini gator attraction at Fun Spot

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 11:06 am

            By Peter Covino A&E Editor Gatorland is now a chain theme park, of sorts. The iconic Central Florida attraction, known as “the alligator capital of the world,” has opened a new mini attraction inside Fun Spot America-Orlando. Gator Spot, which is a 15,000-square-foot reptile oasis, at Fun Spot, officially opened May 11, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring city of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. The $1 million

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As weather heats up so does activities

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:31 pm

By Larry Griffin For the News-Gazette Summer is looming ahead again. School is out. The heat is up, the swimming pool is inviting and your kids will have a lot more free time on their hands. For those looking for things for their kids to do, Osceola County has them covered. For the parents who have to work long hours, summer camps are an option, particularly the St. Cloud Adventure

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  • Walk the Boardwalk, one last time on DVD, complete Boardwalk Empire now on Blu-ray, DVD

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 11:13 am

      By Peter Covino A&E Editor Boardwalk Empire, over the course of its five seasons on HBO, had been the best thing about Sunday nights, whenever a new episode was on the schedule. But Steve Buscemi’s Nucky Thompson and his friends and enemies, ran its course earlier this year. Just in time for Father’s Day (or maybe even a late present for mom), Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Series, has arrived

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  • Up all night with Mickey, 24-Hours of Disney begins at 6 a.m. Friday

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 10:56 am

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor And you thought roosters got up early. Disney fans by the hundreds will be gathering long before the sun comes up Friday morning to wait for the gates to open at the Magic Kingdom for that almost new annual event, 24-hours of Disney. Memorial Day weekend is the official kick-off of summer at Walt Disney World, and Disney fans make the most of it by

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