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A tribute to Pete Edwards: A staple of Osceola County  Osceola News-Gazette

There are movers and shakers in every community who push progress in the right direction.

Officials investigate battery allegation against Osceola High School principal  WFTV Orlando

An investigation into the behavior of the Osceola High School principal is underway after a student has come forward with accusations of battery.

Osceola High School, Thacker Avenue Elementary locked down Wednesday; no students or staff hurt  Orlando Sentinel

Osceola High School and Thacker Avenue Elementary School in Kissimmee were locked down Wednesday as police officers and deputies investigated a stolen ...

New start times may come to Osceola County schools next year  Osceola News-Gazette

Bell schedules may change in a big way for at least seven Osceola County schools in August.

Deaths in Central Florida: 5/8  Orlando Sentinel

See recent obituaries from around Central Florida published in the Orlando Sentinel.

New Osceola County bell schedules approved despite complaints from parents  Osceola News-Gazette

New Osceola County school start times will go into effect in August, despite outcry from some parents this week.

Attention: Osceola High School Class of 1940-1978  Osceola News-Gazette

Osceola High School is hosting a multi-class reunion on Saturday, Oct. 13, for Osceola High graduates from 1940 to 1978. Each year the event adds the newest ...

Kissimmee aviation charter school shut down amid allegations of falsifying documents, safety concerns  Osceola News-Gazette

The charter for a newly opened aviation school in Kissimmee was revoked Tuesday night amid allegations of falsifying documents and unsafe learning ...

Osceola school board takes over Kissimmee charter school facing accusations of academic fraud, safety problems  Orlando Sentinel

The Florida Aviation Academy, a charter school that opened in August, has had its charter terminated by the Osceola County School Board, which is now ...

Super schools: Graduation rates increase in Osceola County, across state  Osceola News-Gazette

The School District of Osceola County announced last week that the 2017-18 high school graduation rate increased to 89.3 percent, a 3 percent bump over last ...

Woman says school informed her 3 weeks out that her daughter might not graduate  WFTV Orlando

Three weeks before graduation, some Osceola High School students learned that they're in danger of not walking across the stage.

Substitute teacher admits to molesting more Osceola County students, detective says  WFTV Orlando

A fired substitute teacher has reportedly told a detective that he inappropriately touched children at multiple Osceola County elementary schools.

Osceola County officials vote to close aviation charter school  WFTV Orlando

A Kissimmee charter school that trains students to become pilots was notified Monday that its contract with the School District of Osceola County was ...

Osceola School Board Votes to Close Aviation Charter School  News 13 Orlando

Despite the strong allegations, parents and students are still defending the Florida Aviation Academy in Kissimmee.

Kowboy On! OHS wins 2nd state boys basketball championship in 3 years  Osceola News-Gazette

The Osceola Kowboys made a quick run to the locker room at halftime of the Class 9A state championship Saturday. Playing for their second state title in three ...

Osceola, Harmony part of state duals Elite 8 at OHS Friday  Osceola News-Gazette

The second edition of the state high school dual wrestling state championships that start Friday at Osceola High School will have a local flavor.

Frank Ford, Kowboys hardcourt legend, passes away at 53  Osceola News-Gazette

Frank Ford, one of the leaders of the 1983 undefeated Osceola High School basketball team and an idol for the local youngsters of the time who enjoyed ...

Leading ladies: Osceola County celebrates 'Woman Warrior' honorees  Osceola News-Gazette

In honor of Women's History Month, Osceola County recognized five women for their positive contributions to the community on March 11.

Court date set after district revokes aviation school charter  Osceola News-Gazette

A failed Kissimmee aviation academy is set to go to trial in June after its charter was revoked by the Osceola County School District last month.

Top softball talent in town this weekend  Osceola News-Gazette

Coffey's last Klassic; first one without its namesake begins Thursday afternoon.

Bruce Vickers announces re-election campaign for Osceola tax collector  Osceola News-Gazette

Bruce Vickers, current Osceola County tax collector, recently filed his campaign paperwork for re-election.

From SunRail to Split Oak: Here's what made news in Osceola County in 2018  Osceola News-Gazette

The end of a year brings reflection, and here at the Osceola News-Gazette, we are looking back at some of the biggest local news stories to impact our ...

Osceola County to cut program that helps at-risk students  WFTV Orlando

A new Osceola High School program that parents said helped increase graduation rates among at-risk students is being cut because of a lack of funding.

Roger Jones, Great Fla. Shootout and Kissimmee Klassic co-founder, passes away at age 69  Osceola News-Gazette

As the Osceola Kowboys prepare for a home game football game this evening, a pall has been cast over the campus as Roger Jones, the co-founder of the ...

Photos: HISTORIC A look back through time at Kissimmee  The Ledger

These photographs provide historic glimpses of Kissimmee dating to the 1870s. These images were taken from the State of Florida's photo archive, Florida ...

Osceola Arts continues 2018-19 Theatre Season; 'Sister Act' to premier March 1  Osceola News-Gazette

It's the start of another new year and Osceola's own local arts agency, Osceola Arts, is ready to go — all with a mission to promote and foster interest and.

Class of 2018  Osceola News-Gazette

Osceola County high school seniors graduated this week at the Silver Spurs Arena. Hats off to the Class of 2018.

'It's like fights after fights': 3 students arrested, deputies called 25 times this school year  WFTV Orlando

Three students have been arrested after a fight at University High School, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

Three-peat Malyke — Hines wins 3A 138-pound wrestling title in final high school match  Osceola News-Gazette

The streak lives. For a 13th consecutive year, an Osceola High School wrestler claimed an individual state title, as senior Malyke Hines won the Class 3A ...

State Champs! Lake Gibson wins 2A Duals state title again  The Ledger

The No. 1-ranked Braves overcame a nine-point deficit to edge No. 2 Charlotte 39-33 on Saturday at the FHSAA Class 2A Duals state championship at ...

Guns found at Osceola High School  WESH Orlando

Kissimmee police said a gun was found on the campus of Osceola High School on Wednesday. Amanda Ober (@AmandaOberWESH) has the story.

Kissimmee, county chip in for OHS championship rings  Osceola News-Gazette

Staff Writer. A community that was behind the Osceola High School boys basketball team in its run to a state title in. News-Gazette Photo/Ken Jackson

High School Wrestling: Lampkin leads Lakeland with regional title  The Ledger

KISSIMMEE — Lakeland's Willie Lampkin left no doubt that he's ready for the FHSAA State Tournament next week. Lampkin ran through the 285-pound ...

10 region semifinal matches that are can't miss  Orlando Sentinel

Because of the random formulas used to build postseason region and state brackets in Florida, sometimes you get semifinals between wrestlers that would be a ...

Mother of 2 killed in deadly chain-reaction crash in St. Cloud, police say  WFTV Orlando

St. Cloud police said a domestic violence issue is to blame for a fatal crash on Old Canoe Creek Road late Friday night.

Osceola County teacher fights suspension after alleged ‘inappropriate communication' with student  WFTV Orlando

An Osceola County teacher has been suspended without pay over allegations of inappropriate communications with a student. Osceola High School business ...

Osceola high school students turn derelict bus into homework sanctuary for homeless students  WFTV Orlando

Three high school students in Osceola County have taken a big step to help the homeless among their classmates in having a safe, quiet place to do their ...

Osceola students protest gun violence | Education  Osceola News-Gazette

By Rachel Christian. Staff Writer. Students across Osceola County staged peaceful school walk-outs Wednesday afternoon to show solidarity for students killed ...

Kowboys could win it all again  Osceola News-Gazette

OHS Coach Nate Alexander might hoist another state championship trophy at OHS in the near future. Photo/Rick Pedone.

He Sacks, He Fishes: Mario Kendricks Getting Ready for Virginia Tech

Defensive tackle Mario Kendricks details his preparation for Virginia Tech, and his love of fishing in this exclusive interview.

2 students found with guns on Osceola High School campus  WFTV Orlando

Channel 9 learned two guns were found on the Osceola High School campus. One of the weapons was found on Sept.

Olympic Heights, Somerset bow out in state dual wrestling semis  Sun Sentinel

Olympic Heights and Somerset Academy were the lone South Florida high school teams to reach the FHSAA dual wrestling state semifinals at Osceola High ...

Mother, teenage daughter found shot to death in home near Kissimmee  Orlando Sentinel

A mother and daughter were found dead in a Kissimmee-area home Monday morning, Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson said. A relative found the ...

OHS hails champion Kowboys! | News |  Osceola News-Gazette

By Ken Jackson. Staff Writer. Monday usually comes in like a sleepy mule at work or school. But the staff and students at Osceola High School started this week ...

Osceola County sees five killings in three days  Osceola News-Gazette

By Rachel Christian. Staff Writer. Three murder cases with five victims in less than five days swept Osceola County this week. The most recent case took place ...

Fleming Island wrestling chases Georgia powers for third  Clay Today Online

KISSIMMEE – Fleming Island High wrestling coach P.J. Cobbert got a little intel to put in his back pocket this weekend after a slugfest of sorts with a handful of ...

Varsity scores and top performers: March 9  Orlando Sentinel

Central Florida varsity scores and top performers for March 9.

Black History Month: Deloris McMillon | News |  Osceola News-Gazette

In 1969, Deloris McMillon, now retired, was one of the first two teachers to integrate St. Cloud High School. Submitted Photo.

Kissimmee teen earns Girl Scout Gold Award | News |  Osceola News-Gazette

By Victoria Sovran. For the News-Gazette. Jacklyn Dougherty is casting a bright light on one of the Sunshine State's most burning issues. The 15-year-old ...

Firefighter funds help Osceola High School baseball team after fire  Osceola News-Gazette

Osceola High School Kowboys Baseball Coach Scott Birchler thanks Ryan Appleman, vice president of the Lt. Bill Manning Foundation. The foundation made a ...

American Heritage Boca/Delray Stallions reach state wrestling competition  Sun Sentinel

American Heritage School Boca/Delray made its first appearance at the FHSAA Dual wrestling state meet at Osceola High School in Kissimmee and came up ...

New tacos, tapas bar opens in downtown Kissimmee  Osceola News-Gazette

Visitors to downtown's main drag may have noticed some new tunes and aromas coming from the open doors beside Kissimmee Diner.

Pin Cushion: No. 1 Lake Gibson rolls Harmony, advances to state semis  The Ledger

KISSIMMEE — A 23-point lead is a nice way to start a match.Lake Gibson's bid for a second consecutive FHSAA Duals wrestling state championship is in full ...

Kowboys' Hines is state wrestling champ; OHS 6th in Class 3A  Osceola News-Gazette

Osceola's Malyke Hines defeated Miami Beach's Daishon Felton in the first round of the 120-pound Class 3A state wrestling tournament, and went on to win the ...

Storm lacrosse teams look forward to districts  Osceola News-Gazette

Celebration's Charlotte Spencer, left, leads the team with 73 goals. Photo/John Warner.

WRESTLING: True to form  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

ENGLEWOOD. When wrestling in the dual type tournament, the Lemon Bay High wrestling team changes strategies. “Throw the individual thing out the window ...

Gators lock down three four-star recruits on NSD  The Independent Florida Alligator

The Florida Gators and coach Dan Mullen bolstered their 2019 recruiting class with new signings on National Signing Day. Four-stars Diwun Black, Arjei ...

Puerto Rican students continue to enroll in Osceola schools, as more schools on the island close  Central Florida News 13

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Six months after Hurricane Maria, the Department of Education in Puerto Rico announced it will be closing more than 280 schools on the ...

Pirates make history by qualifying for state duals championship  Palm Coast Observer

Matanzas' boys wrestling team made history on Thursday, Jan. 17, after the Pirates became the first Flagler County wrestling team to qualify for the Florida High ...

Virginia Tech Football Scouting Report: Mario Kendricks

Mario Kendricks is one of three high school defensive tackles to sign with the Hokies in the 2019 recruiting class, and one of two from Florida.

Lowndes wrestling wins Tifton Duals Tournament  Valdosta Daily Times

The Lowndes High School wrestling team won the Tifton Duals Tournament on Saturday.

Resilient Barthelemy wins District 3A-6 title in 4th overtime  The Ledger

LAKELAND — The deeper into exhaustion mode the match spiraled, the more aggressive Christopher Barthelemy and the crowd watching became — all the ...

2nd annual Packer Classic wrestling is Saturday  Moultrie Observer

MOULTRIE – The new year will bring the home debut for a Colquitt County High team that's traveled a lot of miles to get in as much high caliber competition.

FBU Central Florida top performers  247Sports

Football University continued its 2015 camp season at Osceola High School in Kissimmee, FL, this past weekend. Over 225 student-athletes from across Florida ...

2018-19 high school wrestling season dates released  Orlando Sentinel

The FHSAA has released the dates for the 2018-19 high school wrestling season and the season will have a later start.

Smith saw people, services change in Osceola | Education  Osceola News-Gazette

The staff at Ross Jefferies Student Services are from left, Elizabeth Lane, Toni Rapinesi, Elizabeth Peterson, Consuelo Ponce-Salmon, Anir Gonzalez, Keisha ...

Mariners name Paul Davis to be their major league pitching coach  Seattle Times

Davis has spent the last five years working in a variety of pitching-related jobs in the Cardinals' organization.

All-County Wrestling: state champ Malyke Hines of OHS dominated  Osceola News-Gazette

By J. Daniel Pearson. Osceola's Malyke Hines (top) won the Class 3A 120-pound state championship. Photo/Martin Maddock. For the News-Gazette. It wasn't a ...

Repairs being made to woman's home after 9 Investigates reports on black mold  WFTV Orlando

A 72-year-old woman missing half of her brain will have a safe place to live after 9 Investigates exposed major mold problems at her condominium that were not ...

Speeding driver dies after shooting himself during traffic stop in Palm Bay, police say  WFTV Orlando

Palm Bay police said two officers had a strange and scary moment Wednesday after pulling over a driver for speeding.

Mario Kendricks Commits To Virginia Tech

Mario Kendricks Defensive Tackle, Class of 2019. Osceola High School, Kissimmee, FL 6-1, 275. Virginia Tech got good news on Saturday afternoon when ...

Rabid feral cat attacks police officer, residents in Leesburg  WFTV Orlando

Investigators said three people, including a police officer, were attacked by a rabid, feral cat after it got into a Leesburg home.

Central Florida students plan school walkouts against gun violence Wednesday  Orlando Weekly

Central Florida students are joining schools around the country in a nationwide school walkout Wednesday morning against gun violence. The walkouts come ...

Charlotte Russe to close all remaining stores  WFTV Orlando

Sorry, fast-fashion fans: Clothing chain Charlotte Russe will shut down all of its stores, multiple news outlets reported Wednesday.

OHS awarded duals state wrestling tournament  Osceola News-Gazette

Osceola's Malyke Hines (left) competes at last year's state wrestling tournament at the Silver Spurs Arena. Photo/Martin Maddock.

FLORIDA DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME: Marco Rubio and Rick Scott try (again) to stay on Daylight Saving Time  WFTV Orlando

Remember how Florida decided to do away with the “spring forward, fall back” thing, but we're somehow still changing the clocks twice a year anyway?

High school football star killed in crash; several others injured  WFTV Orlando

State troopers said they are waiting for toxicology reports to help them figure out what caused a crash that killed a star Osceola High School football player in ...

Girls basketball preview: Lady Dogs defend conference crown  Osceola News-Gazette

Osceola's Naquana Gray (22) defends against Ridge Community. Photo/Martin Maddock.

CHRIS WATTS CONFESSION: Daught begged for her life after watching sister's murder, attorney says  WFTV Orlando

Christopher Watts, the Colorado man who is serving a life sentence for killing his pregnant wife and two daughters, drove the girls along with their dead mother's ...

State Champs: Lake Gibson wins 2A Duals wrestling state championship  The Ledger

Lake Gibson's De 'Yaveyun Joseph turned Fort Myer Riverdale's Darius Parker on his back for a pin with 30 seconds remaining in a 195-pound match and ...

Man sentenced to life in prison for 2013 murder of Poinciana man  Orlando Sentinel

David Damus, one of four young people accused in the violent 2013 murder of a Poinciana man, was sentenced to life in prison on charges of murder and ...

Gibbons finishes as 1A state dual-meet runner-up to powerhouse Lake Highland Prep  Sun Sentinel

Cardinal Gibbons' wrestling team found itself second only to one this inaugural FHSAA Dual Wrestling State Championships season. And coach Frank Pettineo ...

Jackson welcomes new faces to Eagles wrestling room  Clay Today Online

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – Clay County must provide election materials, advertising, hotline, web site and ballots in Spanish, as well as hiring ...

Konrad Schafer sentenced to life in prison for double-fatal shooting spree  Orlando Sentinel

Nearly three years after a 15-year-old terrorized Osceola County with a random shooting spree that left two innocent bystanders dead, a judge sentenced the ...

Shore's Men's Wear icon passes, store to remain open  Osceola News-Gazette

By Ken Jackson. Staff Writer. A longtime mainstay and driving force for the downtown Kissimmee row of merchants has left behind a legacy of making sure ...

Osceola's Alex Medina is Male Soccer Player of the Year  Osceola News-Gazette

Osceola's Alex Medina is the News-Gazette Soccer Player of the Year. Photo/Rob Herbert.

ALEX TREBEK CANCER: 'Jeopardy!' host diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer  WFTV Orlando

RIVIERA BEACH, Florida - Alex Trebek has been diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. TMZ reported that the “Jeopardy!” host announced the news in a ...

Kissimmee boxer one of only six males to qualify for Team USA  Osceola News-Gazette

By Rick Pedone. Sports Editor. Flyweight boxer Antonio Vargas took one of the most difficult paths possible to the 2016 Olympic Games, which begin Friday with ...

Lake Gibson topples Springstead, advaces to 2A state wrestling semfinals  The Ledger

Lake Gibson's Eljiah Grey suddenly turned Chris Morales and picked up the pin with 14 seconds remaining to lead the Braves to a stirring 39-27 quarterfinals ...

Walter Medlin, Kissimmee's internationally known Ferrari collector, heads back to prison  Orlando Sentinel

Walter Medlin, Kissimmee Ferrari collector, heads back to prison.

Fleming Island falls in state duals wrestling final  Florida Times-Union

KISSIMMEE — Fleming Island has achieved what it needs to, physically, in order to become the state's best Class 3A wrestling team.Having the belief, and the ...

Blanche Ely stays undefeated, beats Kissimmee Osceola for Class 7A state title  Sun Sentinel

Therrell Gosier lead Blanche Ely past Kissimmee Osceola for the Class 7A state high school basketball championship, finishing the season at 28-0.

Agents find assault weapons, $150K worth of pot after drug arrest  WFTV Orlando

Investigators said they got $150000 worth of marijuana and a stash of assault weapons off the streets, after deputies discovered drugs packed inside the trunk of ...

100 pins for Detwiler  Clay Today Online

KISSIMMEE – Fleming Island High senior wrestler Paul Detwiler continued his scorched Earth approach to the 2017 season with a second tournament loaded ...

All-First Coast: Hard work takes BKs Josiah McCallum from winless to perfect  The Florida Times-Union

Bishop Kenny senior Josiah McCallum is the Times-Union's All-First Coast wrestler of the year for 2017-18.

Death on Tarpon Street: Family's cycle of violence, child abuse, drugs  Orlando Sentinel

KISSIMMEE — Sixteen-month-old Avahya Martin spent her last hours alive in a Tarpon Street home where police say her father swung the 23-pound toddler like ...

Sentencing for Victoria Rios delayed  Orlando Sentinel

The last of four people convicted in the murder of an Osceola County club promoter - all teens and young adults – will be sentenced to prison.

Deaths in Central Florida: 11/23  Orlando Sentinel

See recent obituaries from around Central Florida published in the Orlando Sentinel.

Ben and Noel Haggard follow a music legend: Their dad, Merle  Osceola News-Gazette

By Peter Covino. A&E Editor. Merle Haggard was one of country music's greatest legends. Haggard died last year, but his music lives on in both spirit and sound ...

Bus stop moved after child hit by car in Osceola County  WESH Orlando

Osceola County school officials said students had safer walk to one bus stop Friday morning, one day after seeing a 12-year-old classmate hit by a car.

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