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Roommates accused of lewd battery on 14-year-old child

SOURCE: OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – A pair of roommates are accused of committing lewd battery on a 14-year-old child, according to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said they received a tip about two men, later identified as Michael Howell and Brian Maynard, possibly having a sexual relationship with a teenager. When authorities went to Yucatan… Keep Reading

Deputies: Person robbed, kidnapped during drug deal

SOURCE: OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – A person who was attempted to buy drugs was instead kidnapped at gunpoint and forced to withdraw money from an ATM, according to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said the victim arranged to meet with Angelique Francis Lopez, 27, to buy narcotics but when they met up, Kareem Rondell Acevedo Jr.,… Keep Reading

Osceola County prepares for hurricane season

SOURCE: Osceola News-Gazette Knowing the tremendous impact that just one hurricane making its way through Central Florida can have on residents, Osceola County employees and partners recently came together recently to hone their disaster response skills. The annual hurricane exercise included review of personnel, systems, resources and software, as well as the latest forecast from… Keep Reading

Deputies seek men who attacked 7-Eleven employee

SOURCE: OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – Osceola deputies say they’re looking for three men who attacked a 17-year-old 7-Eleven employee Sunday afternoon.   Surveillance video shows the attack happening outside the convenience store in the 2900 block of Orange Blossom Trail.  The victim was working at the convenience store around 4:40 p.m. when the three men… Keep Reading

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