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Kissimmee man killed crossing U.S. Highway 192

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 11:39 am

A Kissimmee man died while crossing U.S. Highway 192 Thursday night.

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Kissimmee man killed crossing U.S. Highway 192

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 11:39 am

A Kissimmee man died while crossing U.S. Highway 192 Thursday night.

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  • Kissimmee man killed at 417 offramp

    Posted on August 21, 2014 at 11:24 am

    A Kissimmee man was killed early this morning when he collided with an off-ramp toll plaza on northbound State Road 417 in Orange County.

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  • Local boxer eyes 2016 Olympics

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 11:48 am

    News-Gazette Photo/Marc Clery
Local boxer Melody Montes works with her trainer, Pedro Ramos, at PR Boxing Academy near Kissimmee.

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer School, gym, homework, sleep. And find time in there to work in three meals. It sounds like the routine for a typical high school athlete.

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Panthers feeling good about season

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:39 pm

Talented newcomers will help By Rick Pedone Sports Editor It was just past 10 a.m., the temperature on the field already was 90 degrees and there was nothing resembling a cooling breeze to mitigate the heat. Football practice at Gateway High broke for a 5-minute break and senior offensive lineman Justin Borrero stood with a relaxed smile on his face. How can anyone appear happy in this outdoor oven? “I

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  • Finding bass in hot water

    Posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    J. Daniel Pearson Under the Bobber It’s been hot lately. Guess that’s not exactly a news flash to you. And when it gets hot, a lot bass fisherman take a pass on pursuing Florida’s most famous freshwater game fish. For those who decide it’s just too uncomfortable this time of year, I get it.  But for those who say they don’t like fishing in the heat of the summer because

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  • County teams will play in familiar districts this year

    Posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Districts alignments have not changed for Osceola County teams as competition for the 2014-15 school year begins Monday. Regular season openers for volleyball, swimming, golf and football are next week. The cross country season begins one week later. Because this is the second year of the Florida High School Athletics Association’s most recent realignment, the only changes that will be made in the FHSAA districts

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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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