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Trial for 2013 Osceola County murders delayed again

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 4:27 pm

By Ken Jackson Staff Writer The trials for the defendants in a pair of murders from 2013 and the shootings into houses around Osceola County that gripped the area with fear are headed for more delays.

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New St. Cloud Regional Medical Center CEO ready to steer future

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 4:53 pm

By Tiffanie Reynolds Staff Writer For Brent Burish, the new CEO of St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, the main goal is to keep the hospital moving forward.

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Osceola’s Akiel Hamilton is a favorite for the long jump and triple jump championships at the 4A-5 district track meet at St. Cloud Wednesday.

OHS and Liberty favored

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 3:50 pm

New Dimensions boasts district high jump champ in A-8 By Rick Pedone Sports Editor The track postseason is underway as county athletes begin their quest for state meet berths. St. Cloud hosts the 4A-5 district meet Wednesday at noon at Gannarelli Field. Osceola, Celebration and Gateway, along with several Polk County teams, will compete. The top four athletes from each event will advance to the 4A-2 regional at Tampa Leto.

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  • Horns win district lift meet; OBCs next

    Posted on April 11, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Harmony edged St. Cloud, 47-45, for the 2A-6 district weightlifting championship Wednesday at St. Cloud High. St. Cloud had four district champions to lead all 15 teams at the competition, but Harmony won the team title with its depth. The district champions automatically qualified for the Class 2A state meet at the Kissimmee Civic Center April 26. The Class A state meet is April 25

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  • Liberty’s Winkler signs grant

    Posted on April 11, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Photo/Special to the  News-Gazette 
Justin Winkler celebrated his athletic grant to the University of the Cumberlands at Liberty High recently.

    By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Justin Winkler is continuing his football and track career at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky. The Liberty High senior signed a letter of intent to the Mid-South Conference affiliate at the beginning of what has developed into a very impressive track season. Winkler recently clocked a 10.73 time in the 100 meters dash and is a member of the Chargers 4×100 relay

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Gone with the Wind exhibit is coming to Central Florida

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 12:41 pm

The Orange County Regional History Center’s exhibition Gone With the Wind: Reel to Real, commemorates the 75th anniversary of the film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s Civil War novel. The exhibition features the original gowns, costumes and artifacts of the film and is derived entirely from one collector, James Tumblin, who has the largest private collection of memorabilia from the film. The exhibition runs August 16 – November 30. James Tumblin,

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Boys of Abu Ghraib is a compelling prison drama and new classics on Blu-ray: Double Indemnity, Touch of Evil

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 9:22 am

By Peter Covino Film Critic Before moving on to this week’s DVDs, there is some really good news for everyone with a digital collection of UltraViolet  movies. Flixster, the online movie website, announced this week its mobile application now works with Google’s Chromecast device as well as Amazon’s new FireTV media player. That means there finally is an easy way to watch your cloud-based movies on your home television, as

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  • With “free” online gaming, it is how you play the game

    Posted on April 4, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor So what games are on your iPad or android device? I have a pretty limited attention span when it comes to games and apps and will obsess over a game or application for a few weeks or a month and then abandon it out of boredom or when a near fatal glitch comes along. Currently, I am still playing Westbound (Kiwi, Inc), a free game

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  • If at first you don’t succeed, try another Hobbit movie. Hobbit part two is on Blu-ray as well as Godzilla vs. King Kong

    Posted on April 4, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor There was a lot that was wrong with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first of the trilogy of films based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s famed book. The story crept along slower than a wounded hobbit as director Peter Jackson stretched one book into a trilogy of films. Middle-Earth fans can rejoice with the release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment),

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