Osceola News Gazette
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dark when the men arrived Oct. 17. They worked 12 to 16 hour days, rain or shine, alongside crews from three other Florida utility companies
“It was definitely hard work,” said KUA lineman Luis Santiago. “But it was also an incredible experience. We wanted to help them.”
The trip was even more impactful for Santiago and his co-worker, Roberto Diaz, both Puerto Rican natives.
Santiago visited the country a few days after Maria struck, and said the devastation around his hometown of Salinas…
Victim dies in Poinciana shooting
The Osceola Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect who shot and killed a man in Poinciana on Saturday. Just after 11 p.m., Osceola County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the area of South Flag Court in Poinciana in response to a shooting. Once deputies arrived, they found an adult male in front of the…
Driver sought in fatal hit and run
The Florida Highway Patrol is seeking the driver who hit and killed a 17-year-old Orlando resident in Intercession City on Saturday. The victim, Joyvan Ventura, was walking eastbound along U.S. Highway 17-92 near Hope Street at about 9:40 p.m. on the paved shoulder. The vehicle, also traveling eastbound, left the road for an unknown reason…
Osceola burn ban lifted
A burn ban for all areas of Osceola County in effect since March 29 was lifted Thursday, Fire Chief Robert Sorenson announced. Favorable changes to the Keetch-Bryan Drought Index over the past seven days allowed for cancelation of the ban on all types of outside burning. “While recent rains have enabled us to lift the…