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Kissimmee, Florida is located in Osceola County. Zip codes in Kissimmee, FL include 34741, 34746, and 34745. The median home price in Kissimmee is $160,000 which is roughly $84/per square foot. More Kissimmee information.

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Yesterday | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

County's three tourism groups to consider plan to attract USSSA to Daytona

Two of the county's three tourism advertising authority boards are set Tuesday to mull a controversial $20 million proposal to lure a national amateur sports association to Daytona Beach. The West Volusia Advertising Authority and the Southeast Volusia Advertising Authority boards will discuss the proposal that calls for them to guarantee a $15 million loan to build 12 to 16 artificial-turf ball fields and office space in Daytona Beach to get the United States Specialty Sports Association to relocate from Kissimmee.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

WFTV Orlando

Kissimmee police search for armed Circle K robber

Kissimmee police are searching for the man who they said robbed a convenience store about 12:30 a.m. Sunday. Police said the robber stormed into the Circle K on South John Young Parkway and pointed a silver handgun at the clerk.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

'Coexistence,' a Jerusalem-based art exhibit on peace, visits Kissimmee

The Museum on the Seam in Jerusalem created the exhibit "Coexistence: The Art of Living Together." WHAT: In anticipation of International Peace Day, Sept.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

WFTV Orlando

Kissimmee store owner arrested, 600 bags of synthetic drugs confiscated

The owner of a store in Kissimmee was arrested and 600 bags of synthetic narcotics confiscated during a raid on Thursday After receiving anonymous tips about illegal synthetic narcotics, also known as K2, being sold out of Kissimmee Gift & Food Mart located on W. Vine Street Investigators said the unit was able to gather enough evidence to obtain a search warrant for the store, along with an arrest warrant for the owner, 60-year-old Iqbal Nurmohamed Saferali. On Thursday, authorities seized 584 bags of synthetic narcotics, which had an estimated street value of between $12,000-$14,000.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

Hotel group opposes plan to attract USSSA to Daytona

A local lodging association that represents about 100 hotels came out Thursday against a $20 million plan to attract a national amateur sports association to Daytona Beach, even as a small group of hoteliers forge ahead with the proposal. Bob Davis, president and CEO of the Hotel & Lodging Association of Volusia County, said Thursday that the proposal to use bed-tax revenues to build a facility for the United States Specialty Sports Association with ball fields and a headquarters in Daytona Beach is “a lousy deal.” “We will not support it,” Davis said.

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The Orlando Sentinel

Man accused of sexually battering kids at Kissimmee complex

A 49-year-old man has been accused of having sexual relations with the kids he let play video games in his Kissimmee apartment, police said. Jorge Ramos was charged with sexual battery with a 12-year-old boy.

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Northwest Music Scene

Gordon Lightfoot reflects about his 50 Years on the Carefree Highway

When you get a chance to chat with a living legend such as Gordon Lightfoot, there are so many thoughts that go through your head about what direction to take the interview. Do I talk about the past, present or future? What about the subjects that have been beaten into the ground? So I decided that I would ask him what he wanted to talk about.

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The Orlando Sentinel

Trucker tried to do 'right thing' in fatal accident, friends say

Glen Gilberto Estien's life ended suddenly on a sunny afternoon when he tried to stop for a fire truck. "It is very sad because he was trying to do the right thing and stop," friend Jose Santiago said.

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PeoriaTimes-Observer

Snyder Village to hold auction and breakfast

This annual event raised over $65,000 last year to purchase items that directly benefited the residents of Snyder Village. "The Annual Breakfast and Auction is an opportunity for volunteers, residents and employees to work hand in hand to show their support for each other and their community.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

$20M plan to attract USSSA to Daytona draws skepticism

County officials reacted with skepticism Wednesday to news of County Councilman Josh Wagner's $20 million proposal to attract a national amateur sports association to Daytona Beach. Wagner met with hoteliers and tourism officials on Tuesday evening to tout a plan to lure the United States Specialty Sports Association from Kissimmee to Daytona Beach.

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BroadwayWorld.com

Kids Set A New World Reading Record In The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Children worldwide set a new world record for summer reading by logging 304,749,681 million minutes in the 8 th annual Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge , breaking the 2013 world record of 176,438,473reading minutes.

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Sun Sep 07, 2014

Examiner.com

Wat Budhhist temple offers peaceful oasis, taste of Thai culture

Exiting I-4 onto Hwy. 192 that runs through the Orlando suburb of Kissimmee, Fla., one finds a bustling boulevard of hotels, restaurants and department stores.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Autistic 10-Year-Old Handcuffed, Pinned to Back of Hot Police Car: Why?

A Kissimmee, Florida, police officer handcuffed an autistic 10-year-old boy, laid him down face-first on the back of a hot squad car , and took him in for a psych evaluation. This was done for the boy's own safety, of course.

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Sentinel School Zone

Orange, Osceola principals win award for helping at-risk students achieve

"high risk" public schools. Shelia Windom, principal of Memorial Middle School in Orlando, and Susan Cavinee , principal of Mill Creek Elementary School in Kissimmee, were among six winning principals honored by Florida TaxWatch and FSU 's Learning Systems Institute.

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Click Orlando

Picture of autistic 10-year-old Central Florida boy in handcuffs goes viral

CBS WILL HAVE TEAM COVERAGE ON THAT PART OF THE STORY AFTER THE LOCAL 6 MORNING NEWS. IN OSCEOLA COUNTY, POLICE ARE DEFENDING THEIR ACTIONS AFTER A PICTURE OF A 10-YEAR-OLD AUTISTIC BOY HANDCUFFED WENT VIRAL.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

WESH-TV

Parents upset autistic boy handcuffed, placed on police car

A photo showing a 10-year-old boy with autism handcuffed and propped up on the back of a Kissimmee police cruiser is making the rounds on social media. A PHOTO MAKING THE ROUNDS ON SOCIAL MEDIA TONIGHT IS DRAWING THE IRE OF SOME PARENTS.

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Houston Astros

Correa making great strides in recovery

General manager Jeff Luhnow said on Wednesday that although Correa isn't in a position to play in the instructional league, which begins later this month, he should be able to take ground balls during infield drills and participate in batting practice. He won't play in games, however.

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WESH-TV

New York man arrested on video voyeurism charge in Fla.

A New York man was arrested Tuesday in Kissimmee after allegedly filming up a woman's skirt inside a Burlington Coat Factory.

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The Orlando Sentinel

Osceola high-tech facility speeds toward hiring, construction plan

The effort to build a high-tech manufacturing facility in Osceola County is moving ahead fast on hiring and planning for construction.

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Tue Sep 02, 2014

Capital Soup

FWC to meet Sept. 10-11 in Kissimmee

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will meet Sept. 10-11 in Kissimmee at the Embassy Suites Orlando - Lake Buena Vista South, 4955 Kyngs Heath Road.

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