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Kissimmee pastor arrested for exposing himself

The Osceola County Sheriff's Office Monday arrested a man they say is a Kissimmee pastor in connection with a case of exposing himself in May. Enginio Dali Muniz-Colon, 39, was arrested and charged with exposure of sexual organs. Bail and court information was not immediately available Monday, although the Sheriff's Office said he's being held on a $1,000 bond.

Motel evictions likely to continue along US 192 corridor in Osceola

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — More change is coming to the U.S. 192 corridor in Kissimmee where dozens of motels sit just around the corner from Disney World. Last week, WESH 2 News reported that the Magic Castle Inn and Suites were sold without notice and the tenants were abruptly kicked out. Some are occupied by tourists and others are occupied by long-term tenants who call Osceola County home.
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Kissimmee pastor accused of ‘exposing’ himself at Starbucks

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – A Kissimmee pastor was arrested Monday after “exposing” himself at a local Starbucks, according to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said they received reports about the pastor sexually touching himself on May 9 at the Starbucks on 1041 W. Osceola Parkway.

56-year-old woman was hit and killed by pickup truck on West Frostproof Road

FROSTPROOF — A 56-year-old woman was hit and killed near 800 West Frostproof Road on Saturday evening. The Polk County Sheriff's Office said Dawna McKenzie and 37-year-old Jose Martinez of Frostproof were walking south on the west side of the road about 7 p.m. Martinez was walking on the fog line while McKenzie walked next to him on the roadway.

Man Arrested After Punching Work Supervisor

WARSAW — A man was recently arrested after allegedly punching his work supervisor in the head. Monte Carlton, 28, Bowling Green, Fla., is charged with battery causing serious bodily injury, a level 5 felony. On May 20, a Warsaw Police officer went to a local hospital regarding an incident...

'We’re coming for U': Winter Haven pregnancy center vandalized with graffiti

Operators of local pregnancy care centers worried they might become targets following Friday’s announcement that the U.S. Supreme Court had nullified the Roe v. Wade ruling. At least one center in Polk County reported vandalism carried out during the weekend. The managers of LifeChoice Pregnancy Center in Winter Haven shared photos showing its building and sign defaced by spray-painted symbols and messages.

UPDATE: Law enforcement gives all clear at Polk State Lakeland Campus

UPDATE: June 27, 2022 (1:45 p.m.): An all-clear has been issued for Polk State’s Lakeland Campus. Heightened security has been lifted. Campus operations have returned to normal. June 27, 2022 (11:45 a.m.): Law enforcement is currently investigating a report of a suspicious package on Polk State College’s Lakeland Campus....

Pregnancy center in Winter Haven vandalized

WINTER HAVEN, Fla — Vandals over the weekend hit a non-profit organization that provides pregnancy care following the Supreme Court ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade. Spray paint marked the building of LifeChoice Pregnancy Center in Winter Haven before employees were able to cover it up with a new coat of paint, an employee told 10 Tampa Bay.

Scotty Moore, GOP candidate leading in campaign funds, disqualified in U.S. House District 9 race

The leading Republican challenger hoping to unseat U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Kissimmee, has been disqualified from the Republican primary in August. Scotty Moore of Orlando submitted an incorrect form to the Florida Division of Elections as part of his qualifying material to run in the U.S. House-District 9 election, according to a report from Florida Politics and an account from one of his Republican rivals. The Division of Elections did not immediately respond to a request from...