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Homeless man jailed over inappropriately touching himself near playground

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 4:27 pm

Osceola County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a homeless man for inappropriately touching himself while watching children at a Kissimmee apartment complex playground on Monday.

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Osceola crash leaves one man dead

Posted on August 15, 2014 at 3:20 pm

A Kissimmee man was killed in a fatal car accident on Hickory Tree Road on Friday morning. The male driver, 52, was driving northbound in a 1998 Ford Explorer, when he lost control and traveled off of the road. In attempting to turn back onto the road, the vehicle overturned and struck a fence, ejecting the driver and pinning him underneath the vehicle, according to Florida Highway Patrol reports. He

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  • Plans change for new Poinciana Community Center

    Posted on August 15, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    By Tiffanie Reynolds Staff Writer A presentation from Osceola County Commissioner Brandon Arrington at the Aug. 12 Association of Poinciana Villages (APV) board meeting has temporarily halted plans for a recreational pool in front of the Poinciana Community Center.

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  • County luring in UCF research center

    Posted on August 15, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer It will take a collaborative, community effort for Osceola County to become an epicenter for the sensor research industry before the end of the decade.

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Leffew powered Lady Horns to state

Posted on August 15, 2014 at 1:36 pm

QB leads all-county team for third time By J. Daniel Pearson For the News-Gazette Sage Leffew is most likely running out of shelf space for awards.  After being named the Osceola Gazette’s Girl’s Soccer Player of the Year earlier this year, Leffew is now the Flag Football Player of the Year for a third consecutive time. Leffew guided the Longhorns to a perfect regular season in 2014 and a first-ever

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  • This and that about fishing

    Posted on August 15, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    J. Daniel Pearson Under the Bobber I have a hodgepodge of topics this week, so let’s take a quick spin around the lakes…. Invasive species: Reader Gerry Fawley sent me a note after the column on invasive species recently and made some great points. Gerry noted that it is a much bigger problem then I mentioned and I tend to agree with him. Fawley said he thought he actually caught

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  • Gateway’s Adam Giger set for debut at Concordia U.

    Posted on August 15, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Photo/Special to the News-Gazette 
Gateway center Adam Giger signed his basketball grant to Concordia University at Principal Larry Meadows’ (standing) office.

    By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Gateway High’s Adam Giger is heading to the Windy City. The 6-7 Panthers center recently signed a basketball grant to Concordia University-Chicago, where he will play under Coach Tyler Jones. Giger helped the Panthers win three Orange Belt Conference championships, and one district title, for Coach Bob Baker. Giger, with a good outside shot, said he is looking forward to beginning his college career. “They’re

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Lifestyles

Boardwalk Empire season four arrives on Blu-ray/DVD

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 4:06 pm

By Peter Covino A&E Editor Before moving on to this week’s  movie/DVD column, I have to say a few words about the tragic  passing of Robin Williams. Williams, who I guess was always a troubled figure, will now, unfortunately, be added to Hollywood’s growing list of tragic stars  like Elvis,  Marilyn,  James  Dean  and  Judy  Garland. Whether his flame will burn as bright as those  now long-gone legends remains to

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  • Blockbuster Divergent arrives on DVD.

    Posted on August 8, 2014 at 4:20 pm

            By Peter Covino A&E Editor Divergent is back. If you missed this spring blockbuster that amassed more than $250 million in its theatrical release worldwide, you can now take all the action and adventure home with you on DVD and Blu-ray. Divergent (Lionsgate/Summit) is similar in feel to The Hunger Games, another teen novel trilogy, that of course, also hit in big at the theater box

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  • Seamore, never more. Clyde and Seamore at SeaWorld last show is this weekend

    Posted on August 8, 2014 at 4:00 pm

            SeaWorld guests, dressed in their spirited red pirate bandanas, turned out Friday to witness one of the final shows of Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island. After 15 years of hilarious hijinks and pinniped pranks, SeaWorld Orlando’s “Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island” show sails into the sunset, with its last show on Sunday.   You can find out that latest on Seamore’s newest adventures by staying 

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Entertainment

Come and fly with Peter Pan

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 4:32 pm

By Peter Covino A&E Editor You are never to old for Peter Pan, and adults and youngsters can get to see the latest version of this classic tale as the Osceola Center for the Arts presents Peter Pan, weekends through Aug. 31. Based on J.M. Barrie’s classic tale, Peter Pan, the show, will be presented just as you remember it when you were a kid. Peter and the sometimes-not-so-nice Tinkerbell,

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  • He did seize the day — goodbye, Robin

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 10:58 am

              By Peter Covino A&E Editor/Film Critic Before moving on to this week’s  movie/DVD column, I have to say a few words about the tragic  passing of Robin Williams. Williams, who I guess was always a troubled figure, will now, unfortunately, be added to Hollywood’s growing list of tragic stars  like Elvis,  Marilyn,  James  Dean  and  Judy  Garland. Whether his flame will burn as bright as

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  • Hip Hop legends are in town Saturday night

    Posted on August 8, 2014 at 4:31 pm

              By Peter Covino A&E Editor The big night for hip hop fans has finally arrived. Osceola Heritage Park and the Silver Spurs Arena presents the Hip Hop Legends Summer Jam 2014 featuring DMX, Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, Rakim, Biz Markie, Black Sheep and Special Ed. Tickets for tonight’s show (Saturday)  are available through Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000, Ticketmaster.com and the Silver Spurs Arena Box Office.

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