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Kissimmee man arrested on 10 counts of child porn

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 11:13 am

Osceola County Sheriff’s detectives have arrested a Kissimmee man who they determined had hundreds of child pornography images and videos on his home computer. Jodanis Muniz-Mercado, 26, was arrested and charged Thursday with 10 counts of promoting photo/movie sexual performance of a child.

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Kissimmee man arrested on 10 counts of child porn

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 11:13 am

Osceola County Sheriff’s detectives have arrested a Kissimmee man who they determined had hundreds of child pornography images and videos on his home computer. Jodanis Muniz-Mercado, 26, was arrested and charged Thursday with 10 counts of promoting photo/movie sexual performance of a child.

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The SEC Network is coming to Bright House, just in time for football season

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 10:32 am

By Peter Covino A&E Editor If you like SEC football and are a Bright House Networks cable customer, there is some good news this morning. The new sports network, which comes on line Aug. 14, has reached an agreement with Bright House/Time Warner Cable to air programming from the historic athletic conference. The SEC Network is the new national network from ESPN and the Southeastern Conference, and will air 45

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  • State champ signs with Campbell U.

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    News-Gazette Photo/Andrew Sullivan Osceola’s Ben Cruz (left) won the 220-pound Class 3A state championship with a 53-1 record. Below, he signs his wrestling grant to Campbell University at OHS with his girlfriend, Maria Diaz-Trejos.

    Osceola’s Ben Cruz wraps up a great career By Rick Pedone Sports Editor What a year it has been for Osceola High senior wrestler Ben Cruz, who graduated in May. First, the Kowboys standout posted a 53-1 record while winning the Class 3A 220-pound state championship in Lakeland. Then he saw the fruits of the hard work that won him the championship when he signed a scholarship to NCAA D-I

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  • St. Cloud Majors Softball at regionals

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    Photo/Special to the News-Gazette St. Cloud’s Majors Softball team displays the Little League Florida State Champions banner it earned at Clearwater last weekend. The team advanced to the Southeast Regional at Warner Robins, Ga., where it plays the Georgia state champion today at 5 p.m.

    By Rick Pedone Sports Editor The St. Cloud Little League Majors softball team just keeps on going. The team became the first St. Cloud Little League team in 35 years to advance to a regional tournament when it won the Florida state championship Sunday with an 11-3 win over Pinellas Park. St. Cloud plays at the Southeast Regional at Warner Robins, Ga., Thursday at 5 p.m. against the Georgia state

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The SEC Network is coming to Bright House, just in time for football season

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 10:32 am

By Peter Covino A&E Editor If you like SEC football and are a Bright House Networks cable customer, there is some good news this morning. The new sports network, which comes on line Aug. 14, has reached an agreement with Bright House/Time Warner Cable to air programming from the historic athletic conference. The SEC Network is the new national network from ESPN and the Southeastern Conference, and will air 45

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  • Dozens of TV reality stars return to Celebration, July 31-Aug. 3

    Posted on July 18, 2014 at 10:13 am

              By Peter Covino A&E Editor If you love reality shows on TV, the place to be in just two weeks is the sixth annual Hearts of Reality event at Celebration. Winners and contestants from hit shows such as Amazing Race, Survivor, Big Brother and The Apprentice, some 140 reality stars in all, will take place at the four-day event, July 31-Aug. 3 at the big

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  • Historic moon walk happened 45 years ago. NASA TV and Kennedy Space Center have special events

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor If you are 50 or older, chances are you know exactly where you were and what you were doing this weekend 45 years ago. That’s when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made that famous “one giant leap for mankind” and became the first men to walk on the moon. If you missed it the first time around or want to relive those historic memories, NASA

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Entertainment

Happy 66th birthday, Arnold. Schwarzenegger has his own day in Orlando Saturday

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 3:53 pm

      By Peter Covino A&E Editor So you think you are an Arnold Schwarzenegger fan? The ex-governor of California and action film star gets his own day in Orlando every year at “Arnold Day,” a birthday party in his honor. While Schwarzenegger’s birthday is actually Wednesday, he will be 66, the big birthday bash will be held Saturday. Arnold Day is the product of two former University of

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  • Heritage Club designed to elevate event experience at Silver Spurs Arena

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    News-Gazette Photos/Ken Jackson
Osceola Heritage Park representatives held the formal grand opening recently for the Heritage Club, above, a new 3,500 square-foot amenity that includes a full bar, a full house sound system, more than a dozen flat screen televisions and digital presentation capabilities. Below, the band The Loria Brothers takes the stage to provide the entertainment.

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer The Silver Spurs Arena has proven its worth as one of the top-grossing venues of its size in the state over the past three years, so it’s not just a place to see a rodeo, a car show or state high school sports championships. Now, with the opening of The Heritage Club, it’s also a place to hold a business luncheon, an intimate family gathering

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  • Win $5,000 for the best Charles Dickens’ inspired flash mob video

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 10:26 am

          “What the Dickens Orlando,” a celebration of the 202nd anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens,  is offering a cash prize of $5,000 to the best flash mob video that is built around a song from a musical inspired by the works of Charles Dickens. Examples include “Who Will Buy” or “Food, Glorious Food” from Oliver! and “Thank you Very Much” from Scrooge. To be eligible, a

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