cross-referenced news and research resources about

 Kissimmee, Florida logo
images:  google   yahoo YouTube

updated Thu. April 18, 2019

Kissimmee resident Ron McDonald, 61, has bought his groceries from the Winn-Dixie on East Vine Street for 10 years. ... Three Winn-Dixie stores will remain open in Osceola County, with locations at 7840 W. U.S. Highway 192 in Kissimmee, 3320 Canoe Creek Road in St. Cloud and 4855 U.S. Highway ...
A fire has caused significant damage to an apartment complex and shut down roads in Kissimmee. The fire was reported shortly after 11:30 a.m. Wednesday on Park Place Boulevard. Advertisement. The fire forced the closure of Donegan Avenue between John Young Parkway and Thacker Avenue.

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - A fire tore through a Kissimmee apartment building Wednesday, forcing more than a dozen people out of their homes. Officials with the Kissimmee Fire Department said the two-alarm fire broke out about 11 a.m. at the Goldelm at Valencian apartments on Donegan Avenue.
KB Home (NYSE: KBH) today announced the grand opening of Magnolia at Westside, its latest community of new single-family homes in Kissimmee. Magnolia at Westside is conveniently situated near U.S. Routes 27 and 192 and Florida State Road 429, with easy access to area employers, including Walt ...
Investigators left an auto body shop Wednesday around 8:30 p.m. in Kissimmee, after removing crime scene tape. Crime scene technicians were collecting evidence after investigators said a man's body was found in a grassy area in front of a repair shop located on east Donegan Avenue and Old Dixie ...
... was more than one person," said witness Tacariah Monroe. The men were in Central Florida on business from New Mexico and had flown in and out of Kissimmee Getaway Airport, Sutton said. "Thank goodness it wasn't (sic) any cars or anything because it could have been really ugly then," Monroe said.

Osceola County Commissioner Cheryl Grieb and Kissimmee City Commissioner Angela Eady play the roles of married couple Liz and Michael Ten. The two try to navigate life in an accelerated month during the Cost of Poverty Experience that was held on Wednesday at the Kissimmee Civic Center.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - A Kissimmee woman is dead Sunday after she was hit while trying to cross the street, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers said Aida Ramos Modesti, 59, had just gotten off a bus at 7 a.m. and was trying to cross from north to south on U.S. 192 when she walked in front of a ...
A 59-year-old Kissimmee woman who had just gotten off a bus was killed while crossing U.S. 192 early Sunday, troopers said. Aida Ramos Modesti tried to cross the highway from north to south at Poinciana Boulevard near Kissimmee, Sgt. Kim Montes said. In doing so, she stepped into the path of a 2001 ...
The string of unrelated slayings in Osceola County this week kicked off Monday morning when authorities discovered the bodies of a 39-year-old mother and her 17-year-old daughter inside their Kissimmee home. The Sheriff's Office officials said both women were fatally shot with no signs of forced entry or ...
Originally opened by Coril and Bob Keyes in 1988, Green Meadows Petting Farm offered education experiences with live animals for generations of children at their location on South Ponciana Boulevard near Kissimmee. That location was rented, and when the land was sold to undisclosed new owners, ...
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - An arrest was made Thursday in connection with a double homicide at a Kissimmee motel, deputies said. Jerry Thompson Jr., 38, and Ginger Lynn Freebold, 34, were found shot to death Wednesday in a room at the Roomba Inn on West Irlo Bronson Highway.
Man confesses to murders at Kissimmee motel, deputies say. Share. 375 Shares. Copy Link. Copy. {copyShortcut} to copy ... Two people were found dead Wednesday at a motel in Kissimmee, according to the Osceola County Sheriff's Department. Authorities said the bodies were found at the Roomba Inn ...
Whether you want to stay in a luxury resort or a dependable, budget-friendly chain, you'll find plenty of Kissimmee, Florida, hotels that match your needs. Kissimmee is a ... For those seeking an alternative to Kissimmee, Florida, hotels, consider the Kissimmee KOA Campgrounds. Convenient to all the ...
“This year we have expanded our celebration and christened it, 'Kissimmee's Weekend Birthday Bash', with the understanding that our city is much too special to be contained in one day,” said Kissimmee Main Street Executive Director Diana Marrero-Pinto. “This being the 135th birthday of our beautiful city ...
Kissimmee police are offering a $5,000 reward to anyone who can help them catch the person who killed a man and left his headless body in the middle of a busy road. Investigators said the body was found by workers Wednesday on Donegan Avenue, not far from Florida Hospital.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (WESH) — A 39-year-old mother and her 17-year-old daughter were found fatally shot Monday morning inside a Kissimmee home, authorities said. Officials with the Osceola County Sheriff's Office said the mother and daughter were found dead inside of a home on Beaumont Avenue.

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - A mother and her teenage daughter were found dead Monday morning in their Kissimmee home, according to the Osceola County Sheriff's Office. Osceola County sheriff's officials said deputies were called to 2507 N. Beaumont Avenue at 8:52 a.m. and found Keri Sanlino, 39, and her ...
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Two people were found dead Wednesday morning at a motel near Kissimmee, the Osceola County Sheriff's Office said. Deputies said the bodies were discovered at the Roomba Inn on West US-192. Yellow tape and white sheets were wrapped on the front doors of two rooms.
For the second year in a row, the Harmony Longhorns have won three District 5A-9 girls soccer tournament games by shutout, including a 3-0 win Friday over rival St. Cloud at Celebration High School. Harmony (17-3-2) will host the runner-up of District 10, between Jupiter and Vero Beach, on Feb. 6.
A Poinciana High teacher and its girls basketball coach, who had been tabbed as the school's Teacher of the Year in November, was arrested Thursday after allegations arose of misconduct with a teenage student. An email sent by PHS Principal Jeff Schwartz to about 90 staffers late Thursday afternoon ...
A high-tech sensor-research facility in Kissimmee should produce its first silicon wafer, or the mold used in the fabrication of integrated circuits, by June, one of its leaders said Thursday. The milestone would give the BRIDG facility a chance to show off the kind of work its high-tech hardware could enable for ...
Kissimmee man Joshua Smith charged with running over, beating pregnant woman with crowbar. Mary Helen ... INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — A Kissimmee man was arrested Wednesday on charges he beat, ran over and held prisoner a woman who was pregnant with his child at the time. Court records ...
It's district tournament time, and the girls soccer teams are first up to lock down regional playoff spots. Local programs will again run into tough competition from Polk and Highlands counties teams. Celebration will host Wednesday's semifinals and Friday's championship in the District 5A-9 district ...
The parking experiment outside Kissimmee City Hall that had vehicles backing into diagonal spaces will soon come to an end, based on a public survey. During a workshop held ... The city of Kissimmee plans to remove angled parking on Church Street due to public survey results. Currently, drivers must ...
Standing in front of Funeraria San Juan in Kissimmee before her sister's service, Joselle Zengotita-Torres asked for privacy while her family grieves Janice Zengotita-Torres, who was 42. “I want to tell some of you and remind others that my sister was a mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and formed ...
BRIDG high-tech center near Kissimmee is gearing up for manufacturing of semiconductors, with major equipment arriving regularly. Marco SantanaContact ... The BRIDG high-tech research facility near Kissimmee announced Friday that it has landed a deal to collaborate with the energy giant Siemens.
LONGWOOD, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Longwood city commissioners will vote on Monday whether or not to change the invocation at the start of their meetings to a moment of silence. Monday's Longwood city agenda already states that the opening invocation has been suspended by the city commission.
National home builder D.R. Horton sold 72 apartments at a residential complex in Central Florida for $358,333 per unit. The apartments were 98 percent leased at the time of the $25.8 million sale. D.R. Horton sold 43 percent of the units at the 166-unit Cane Island complex in Kissimmee to Los ...
A man was killed overnight after his vehicle hit a tree and burst into flames. The crash occurred around 2:30 a.m. Saturday at Ham Brown Road and Reaves Road in Kissimmee. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a Nissan was traveling southbound on Ham Brown Rd. when for an unknown reason the ...
The missing Kissimmee woman found dead Monday near a neighborhood street in Ormond Beach was a victim of a botched murder-for-hire plot, authorities in Osceola County confirmed late Friday. Three people are in custody in the death and the case is being handled the Osceola County Sheriff's Office, ...
Congressional lawmakers say the time for bickering and division needs to make way for unity and action in order to help the island and evacuees from Puerto Rico. A town hall with Sen. Bill Nelson and Rep. Darren Soto, alongside the governors of Florida and Puerto Rico was held Friday in Kissimmee.
Ormond Beach police on Friday identified a missing Kissimmee woman as the dead person found on Bennett Lane on Monday. A person of interest is in custody in the death and was arrested by the Osceola County Sheriff's Office, according to a statement released by Officer Keith Walker, Ormond Beach police spokesman.
Florida governor Rick Scott talks to media after a roundtable discussion in Kissimmee, Fla., with central Florida elected officials and community leaders about the influx to the Orlando area of Puerto Rico residents impacted by Hurricane Maria, Monday, November 13, 2017. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel).
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - It was quite the shock for one attraction in Osceola County as Green Meadows Petting Farm is being told it has to move because the property was sold. Later this month, all the animals and exhibits on South Ponciana Boulevard near Kissimmee will need to be packed up and moved until ...
NBCSN will showcase more than 25 hours of Mecum Auctions' Kissimmee auction - the world's largest annual collector-car auction - beginning Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 2 p.m. ET. Mecum Auctions returned to Kissimmee, Fla., last week for the start of its annual 10-day, 3,000-car auction, to kick off the 2018 ...
Car culture has taken over Osceola Heritage Park as more than 3,000 classic consignments from 30 states are going on the auction block during the Mecum Auto Auction's collector car show, Jan. 5-14. Now in its twelfth year, Mecum Auto Auction Kissimmee features vehicles of the two-, three- and ...
The governor of Puerto Rico is coming to Kissimmee and Orlando Friday and Saturday to meet with Puerto Ricans in Central Florida and provide information about his administration's efforts toward recovery from Hurricane Maria and preparations for displaced islanders to return home. Gov. Ricardo ...
Destinycassandra Cueto works the front desk at Star Motel on Highway 192 near Kissimmee, where she tends to the daily physical and mental needs of all her guests. “The office is more like a therapy room than it is an office nowadays,” said Cueto, who lives in the motel with her husband and three kids.
The five Kissimmee residents were: 40-year old Chad Wycoff, who was indicted in August. He pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and one count of possession with a firearm by a convicted felon. He is facing a minimum mandatory of 20 ...
On Dec. 27, an adult victim contacted the Kissimmee Police Department alleging she was the victim of a battery. The victim stated over the past three months she met for therapy sessions with Dr. Gerardo James DeJesus, at Mindful Behavioral Healthcare, located at 717 E. Oak St., Kissimmee.
Officials are moving the discussion forward on renovating the Kissimmee Civic Center into a multi-million dollar performance center that could rival Orlando ... City commissioners hired Convention, Sports & Leisure International in May to evaluate the feasibility of turning the Kissimmee Civic Center into a ...
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - A pastoral psychotherapist at a behavioral health center is accused of battering a female patient on multiple occasions, according to the Kissimmee Police Department. The victim contacted police on Dec. 27 and she said that she had been a patient of Gerardo "Jerry" James DeJesus, ...
KISSIMMEE — Animal control officials say they rescued 35 animals from a Florida home and recovered two burned dog carcasses. The Orlando Sentinel reports that Osceola County deputies arrested Jimmy Figueroa and his mother, Maria Teresa Reyes, on Tuesday on multiple counts of animal ...
OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. - A mother and her son were arrested this week after Osceola County deputies found more than two dozen malnourished dogs living in a home. Deputies searched Maria Reyes' house on East Irlo Memorial Highway in October after receiving complaints that there may have been ...
A 97-year-old man was hit and killed by a car near Kissimmee on Christmas night, according to Florida Highway Patrol. Sgt. Kim Montes said Herman Heil was driving west on Donegan Avenue near Michigan Avenue around 7:30 p.m. when he got two flat tires. He got out of his car and tried to cross ...
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - A 63-year-old Kissimmee man died after leaving the scene of a crash involving at 12-year-old boy and driving into a tree, Florida Highway Patrol troopers said. Investigators said Rolando Gonzalez struck the child on a bicycle near the intersection of Roble Road and Naranja Drive around ...
Luis Garcia, 36, was driving his Jeep south on Bordeaux Road near Marquis Court at 10:05 p.m, troopers say. The vehicle left the road and rolled over, causing Garcia to be ejected, a trooper's crash report states. He was taken to Poinciana Medical Center, where he later died. Investigators are still looking ...
New details show that on the night leading up to the kidnapping, Zengotita-Torres was working at a Ross store in the loop mall near Kissimmee — with no warning about the plot that would take her life. According to an Osceola County Sheriff's Office missing person report, the victim called home close to ...
KISSIMMEE — Animal control officials say they rescued 35 animals from a Florida home and recovered two burned dog carcasses. The Orlando Sentinel reports that Osceola County deputies arrested Jimmy Figueroa and his mother, Maria Teresa Reyes, on Tuesday on multiple counts of animal ...


news and opinion




Florida towns:
         bal harbour
         boca raton
         cape coral
         coconut creek
         daytona beach
         delray beach
         fort lauderdale
         fort meade
         fort myers
         fort pierce
         indian creek
         new tampa
         north miami beach
         north port
         oakland park
         palm bay
         palm beach
         palm beach gardens
         panama city
         pembroke pines
         pompano beach
         port st. joe
         port st. lucie
         san carlos park
         st. petersburg
         tarpon springs
         west palm beach
         winter haven