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  • Kissimmee robbery suspect sought

    Police News
                     Suspect on bicycle Kissimmee Police Department detectives are actively looking for a suspect who robbed the Bravo Supermarket at 3081 Michigan Ave. in Kissimmee last week. ...
  • Kissimmee man drives car into house

    Police News
    A Kissimmee man suffered serious injuries Sunday after he lost control of his vehicle and slammed into a Poinciana house. According to Florida Highway Patrol reports, Trevor Ricketts, 45, of Kissimmee, was driving a 2005 Nissan Altima eastbound on Count...
  • OHS falls in 2 OTs in Shootout final

    County News
    By J. Daniel PearsonFor the News-Gazette In one of the most exciting finals in the history of the tournament, South Miami defeated the Osceola Kowboys, 63-60, in double overtime to win the Gold Division of the 32nd annual Great Florida Shootout Saturday ...
  • All-County cross country: Araiza, Solorzano excelled

    Talented Araiza had to choose between soccer, x-countryBy J. Daniel PearsonFor the News-GazetteSometimes having too much talent presents problems. Take the case of Liberty High School sophomore Rogelio Araiza.A talented runner and soccer player, Araiza pl...
  • Playoffs go on without state squads

    Rick PedoneSports Editor It’s going to be a wild Week 17 for half of the NFC teams.Seattle, Minnesota, Chicago, Dallas, Washington and the N.Y. Giants (only with a lot of help) remain alive for the last three NFC playoff spots.Plus, Green Bay and San F...
  • Solorzano stepped up to give Lady Bulldogs a winning edge

    By J. Daniel PearsonFor the News-GazetteMidway through this year’s Orange Belt Conference Championships you might forgive St. Cloud Coach Kevin Harkema for being a little apprehensive.  After all, three of his top four runners from the previous yea...
  • Sending some comfort through school crafts

    County News
    By Peter CovinoLifestyles EditorIt was an idea by Pleasant Hill Elementary School third grade teacher Donna Ulp that snowballed — literally.Last week, in the days that followed the tragic killing of students and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown...
  • A yearlong look back at Osceola County

    County News
    By Ken JacksonStaff WriterOsceola County celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2012. That’s 125 years of new growth, new industry and new construction projects.As 2012 closes, here’s a look back at the hustle and bustle, the movers and shakers and the u...
  • Authorities to crackdown on DUI New Year’s Eve

    County News
    By Brian McBrideEditorMany New Year’s Eve area celebrators will likely be out looking for a festive time, but they won’t find a party sitting behind bars.Local law enforcement agencies will be out in full force Monday night to keep the roads safe, inc...
  • OHS advances in Shootout

    County News
    By  J. Daniel PearsonFor the News-Gazette The sledding proved to be a little difficult in the opening of Great Florida Shootout for a pair of Osceola County teams as Gateway dropped a tough 69-59 decision to a talented South Atlanta High School team ...
  • Five million Butterbeer drinkers can’t be wrong. Popular drink hits a milestone at Universal.

    Universal Orlando Resort and its guests celebrated the five-millionth serving of Butterbeer – the popular themed beverage sold within The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. ...
  • New Year’s Eve is prime time. Special menus, football fun, pub crawl kick off a long weekend of events

    Daily News Updates
    By Peter CovinoLifestyles Editor Usher in the new year with some smoked prime rib or maybe a special discounted price for the longest running dinner attraction in North America.   ...
  • The next voice you hear: Al Jolson. Cinema’s first “talkie” arrives on Blu-ray

    By Peter Covino Lifestyles Editor Start the New Year with one of the most important movies ever made, The Jazz Singer. Warner Bros. Studios begins a 90th anniversary 2013 global celebration with the 3-disc Blu-ray debut of the first feature-length film...
  • St. Cloud Senior Center Events

    Around Osceola
  • Survey set to improve downtown St. Cloud

    Around Osceola
    By Sam GilkeyFor the News-GazetteA month-long survey is set for January by St. Cloud Main Street to determine the advantages and disadvantages of the district that stretches from 13th street north to the lakefront and east-west from Massachusetts to Flori...
  • No ordinary class field trip

    Around Osceola
    On a recent morning, the fourth grade students at Trinity Lutheran School, 3016 W. Vine Street in Kissimmee, went on an unusual field trip to the Walmart Neighborhood Market across the street from Trinity on West Vine Street.  They were accompanied b...
  • City of Kissimmee announces 2012 Festival of lights winners

    Around Osceola
    The city of Kissimmee celebrated its annual Festival of Lights Parade on Dec. 8. The 57-entry procession led Santa and Mrs. Claus aboard their sleigh as they travelled through the historic streets of Downtown Kissimmee and concluded with a special tree li...
  • When it comes to money: Five reasons not to be a do-it-yourself investor

    Around Osceola
    Robert RosenEdward Jones These days, you can go online and invest, for modest fees. You can also visit various websites for research and watch numerous cable shows for investment recommendations. So, why sho...
  • Identifying the most common insects that cause damage to citrus

    Around Osceola
    Jennifer  PelhamExtension Office A few weeks ago, I discussed some of the diseases that are associated with your backyard citrus trees.  This week, I want to concentrate on insects that cause damage to citru...
  • Harmony’s Tyler Bennett tops in conference, district

    By J. Daniel PearsonFor the News-GazetteDuring the 2012 high school golf season, Harmony’s Tyler Bennett averaged an impressive 36.2 9-hole scoring average and won both the Orange Belt Conference (OBC) and the Distri...