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Deputies: Disney World worker fired after stealing almost $49K from company
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - A Walt Disney World hotel worker was arrested Monday after stealing almost $49,000 in 2016, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said. Between April 2016 and December 2016, Jamaica Hall, 31, of Kissimmee, issued fraudulent credit card refunds to hotel guests, which he transfer
Kissimmee man attacked, threatened to kill wife, deputies say
A Kissimmee man was arrested on Sunday after he allegedly attacked and threatened to kill his wife, authorities said. Polk County Sheriff's Office deputies charged 65-year-old Jay Gorberg with battery domestic violence on person 65 years or older (his wife is 65), aggravated assault, false imprisonm
Kissimmee man arrested in Polk County for battery domestic violence on person over 65
POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Polk County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Kissimmee man on Monday for battery domestic violence on a person 65-years-old or older. According to an arrest affidavit, around 9:30 a.m., the wife of Jay Gorberg, 65, ran out of their shared home, screaming for help and shouting
Beyond ICE!: Cirque du Soleil, Alpine Village showcased in 'Christmas at Gaylord Palms'
If you’re thinking of heading to the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee during the holiday season, chances are it is for for its legendary ICE! attraction, the annual frozen festival of sculptures, crafted by a troupe of artisans from Harbin, China.
Robbery suspects who impersonated officers arrested
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (FOx 3 - Three armed robbery victims have been arrested for an incident from earlier this month. The Osceola County Sheriff's Office says that on December 5th, at approximately 6:55 p.m., deputies responded to the Sevilla Plaza on W. Irlo Bronson Highway in reference to an armed robb
Salvation Army opens Kissimmee office to help local families
It wouldn’t be Christmas without the Salvation Army’s red kettles and bell ringers. But in Osceola County, nonprofit leaders are working hard to offer services that will benefit residents all year long - and they have some big plans on the horizon, too.
Waitress and single mom receives $140 Christmas tip
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - A Kissimmee waitress says she got the tip of a lifetime. Jacki Young says she was working as a waitress at 3 Sisters Speakeasy over the weekend, when a customer she didn't know walked in.
Nationwide Hoax? Multiple bomb threats received across U.S., including Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla. - Nationwide hoax?. Multiple reports of emailed bomb threats to businesses, universities and newspapers, have come in across the U.S., including Orlando. News outlets around the country are getting reports that the threats are part of a nationwide hoax, but that information has not bee
Florida couple linked to 14 burglaries within a 2-mile radius, deputies say
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - Volusia County deputies say a local couple has been linked to more than a dozen burglaries that occurred within a 2 mile radius during a two-week period last month.
Troopers investigate 2 fatal crashes in Osceola County Wednesday
OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. - Florida Highway Patrol troopers are investigating two fatal crashes that occurred Wednesday morning in Osceola County. Troopers said the first crash happened at 12:30 a.m. after an Osceola County Sheriff’s Office deputy started following a vehicle on Oakwood Drive.
A new driving force: Free downtown shuttle bus coming to Kissimmee
A new free shuttle bus will service two local hospitals and appear on downtown Kissimmee streets by the end of January, according to a press release by Lynx Monday. Link 709, also known as the Kissimmee Connector, will operate a one-way loop through downtown Kissimmee with stops at Kissimmee City Ha
Kissimmee Man Arrested for Battery Domestic Violence When He Battered and Threatened to Kill His Wife
On Sunday evening, December 9, 2018, Polk County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 65-year-old Jay Gorberg of Kissimmee for 1 count battery domestic violence on person 65 years or older (F3), 1 count aggravated assault (F2), 1 count false imprisonment (F3) and 1 count resisting arrest (M1), when he batter
Pedestrian killed by vehicle in Osceola County, troopers say
A pedestrian was killed by a vehicle Wednesday morning in Osceola County, according to Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman, Lt. Kim Montes. The incident occurred at 6:50 a.m. along U.S. Highway 192 and Pine Grove Road, according to an FHP incident report.
St. Cloud man molested 8-year-old girl, Osceola County deputies say
A 46-year-old St. Cloud man was arrested after a girl told Osceola County Sheriff's deputies he molested her several times when she was 8 years old, a press release said. The girl, now 13, said it happened at least seven times, deputies said. Jeffrey Winward is facing lewd and lascivious molestation
Disney employee admits to filming co-worker in Animal Kingdom bathroom, report says
BAY LAKE, Fla. (WESH) — A Disney worker admitted to investigators that he used his cellphone to record another man in an employees only bathroom at Animal Kingdom, according to an Orange County Sheriff’s Office report.
Construction begins on $20 million multi-family apartment development in Kissimmee
Construction has begun on a new $20 million multiple-family apartment development in Kissimmee. The Hamilton at Lakeside, which will be situated on seven acres on the west side of John Young Parkway, will feature 60 one-bedroom and 48 two-bedroom “energy-friendly” apartments with nine foot ceilings,
Land purchased for new Osceola County Sheriff’s Office command center on west side
The old Publix supermarket off U.S. Highway 192 near Celebration will serve as home to a new Osceola County Sheriff’s Office west side command center after officials voted to purchase the property Monday for $5.5 million.
‘The Simpsons’ go to Kissimmee for 30th season Christmas special
In their 2018 Christmas special titled “’Tis the 30th Season,” The Simpsons made a low-key trip to a resort and theme park in Kissimmee, Florida. Anyone not watching closely likely missed the reference; the word “Kissimmee” was never actually said by any character. It was clearly shown on Homer Sim
Disney bus crashes into another bus, 14 passengers have minor injuries
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - A Disney bus crashed into another bus on Tuesday morning. The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) says that around 10 a.m., a Disney bus crashed into the rear of another bus at 200 Epcot Center Drive.
One-Off 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake Expected to Fetch $1 Million at Auction
This 1967 Shelby GT500 will soon be shown off at Mecum's next auction event, taking place in Kissimmee, Florida during the week of Jan. 3. The custom Mustang was built by Carroll Shelby for an event promoting Goodyear Thunderbolt tires. Given its rarity and unbelievable specs, Mecum expects this uni