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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 ...
Osceola County sheriff's deputies said there was a shooting in the parking lot of a Family Dollar in Kissimmee. It happened at the store located at Poinciana Blvd. and US 17-92. Advertisement. One person was shot by someone he knows, officials said. The person suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Check back with ...
Man shot in hands at Family Dollar parking lot near Kissimmee. File. File. David HarrisContact ReporterOrlando Sentinel. Privacy Policy. A man suffered gunshot wounds to both of his hands outside a Family Dollar near Kissimmee on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Osceola County Sheriff's Office. Deputies received a ...
Kissimmee, FLa. (FOX 35 WOFL) - The Osceola County Sheriff's Office says that their deputies responded to a shooting at a Family Dollar on South Poinciana BLVD in Kissimmee around 3 p.m. on January 2nd. Deputies say that at the scene, they discovered several males had an altercation and the driver ...
The Kissimmee police Department, along with the assistance of the Osceola County Sheriff's Office and St. Cloud police Department conducted Operation "Naughty List" which ended in six arrests and taking multiple narcotics off the streets. The the three-day operation was spurred from a narcotics tip ...
Gainesville, Fla. - An Uber driver from Kissimmee was arrested in Gainesville Thursday morning driving what police said is a stolen $240,000 Ferrari. A Gainesville police officer reported a black Ferrari driving suspiciously slow next to a "high-end red Corvette" according to an arrest report. The officer ...
The ambitious high-tech project in Kissimmee known as BRIDG opened its 109,000 square-foot facility on U.S. Highway 192 in April. The center will research micro and nano electronics, semiconductors and photonics. The consortium is anchored by the University of Central Florida and funded by Osceola ...
A married Kissimmee couple that was part of a organized retail crime ring is wanted by Polk County authorities after helping to rob a home improvement store of more than $200,000 across six counties. Alexander Febles-Mirelis 36, of Desoto Drive, Kissimmee, has a Polk County warrant for his arrest, and is ...
OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. - A couple is targeting Kissimmee residents by impersonating police officers to gain access to their homes, officials with the Osceola County Sheriff's Office said. Deputies said on Dec. 19 a man and a woman knocked on the door of a Osceola Point Apartments unit and said they ...
He even went so far as to call his 2017 season a "bit of a disappointment" because his team failed to make the playoffs. But to the outside observer, Herstich's performance was anything but a disappointment. The junior signal caller threw for 2,361 yards and set a county record with 30 touchdown passes to ...
According to a Florida highway patrol report, Kissimmee resident Herman Heil's vehicle became disabled at about 7:30 p.m., so he got out and ... Rina de Jesus de Jesus, 52, of Kissimmee, was driving a 2004 BMW eastbound on Donegan Avenue and was unable to avoid the victim, the patrol report stated.
The Joshua Stevens Chapter National Society daughters of the American Revolution will host "Portrait of a Bride, an Evolving Silhouette," presented by vintage bridal enthusiast and DAR member Leigh Anne Brown on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 11 a.m. at Kissimmee Bay Country Club, 2801 Kissimmee Bay ...
A massive effort is underway to help families from Puerto Rico who are now living in Florida. Volunteers are unloading 50,000 pounds of food in Kissimmee. Advertisement. Hurricane evacuee center at OIA to relocate this week. by WESH / WKCF US. Play Video. Play. Mute. 0:00. /. 0:00. Loaded: 0%.
Kissimmee shoppers were treated to a holiday surprise after a Puerto Rican parranda broke out at a local Walmart. For the uninitiated, a ... This past weekend, facebook user El Principe captured an intense parranda celebration at the Walmart on West Vine Street in Kissimmee. The viral clip has more than ...
Store employees joined in the fun, dancing to the festive music as what appeared to be hundreds of people sang along. facebook user El Principe shot a cellphone video of the celebration, which happened Saturday. "I walk into Walmart in Kissimmee and run into a tremendous party," he said on Facebook.
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 ...
The Osceola school District is the only school district in Florida and one of only 447 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the eighth Annual AP District Honor Roll. To be included on the Honor Roll, the Osceola School District had to, since 2015, ...
Fine Interiors, LLC, PNC Bank, Pro Health physicians, Sidelines sports Grill, VFW Post 3227 as well as Friends Salon in Kissimmee. For nearly 20 years, St. Cloud Fire Rescue has been helping to provide donated gifts to children who may not receive gifts otherwise. SCFR Emergency Medical Services ...
As the Three Kings travel to Bethlehem they will make a brief stop in Osceola County for a press conference scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, at their castle in Osceola County (Medieval Times, 4510 W Vine St., Kissimmee. Osceola County commissioners have invited the Three Kings to help them ...


 

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