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Osceola County – The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting four DUI saturation patrols on tonight as part of the Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest campaign. The patrols will be from 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. covering all areas of the county.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office encourages everyone to act responsibly. If you intend to drink, make arrangements to get home safely. Use a designated driver, public transportation or a taxi.

The last patrols on July 25 resulted in 3 arrests and 34 citations.

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Water Must Be Boiled For One Full Minute To Kill Bacteria

A boil-water alert has been issued for parts of Poinciana after a main water line ruptured.

The line has been repaired, but more than 1,000 people will need to boil their water before using it, the Toho Water Authority said.

The affected areas include the Belltower Crossing, the Venezia Subdivision, Bobcat Court and Bobcat Lane.

All water should be boiled for at least one minute, including water used for drinking, cooking and brushing teeth.

Osceola County – On August 5, neighborhoods across Osceola County are encouraged to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide to celebrate the 25th Annual National Night Out (NNO), a crime and drug prevention event. The Sheriff’s Office is asking residents to turn on an outside light from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. to support the campaign. This year, four Osceola County neighborhood watch programs will participate by providing activities for their residents: Brighton Lakes, Holopaw, Spring Lake Village and Remington. In addition, the Sheriff’s Office Aviation Unit will make an appearance at various communities by flying over and “shining a light” at these neighborhood events.

The purpose of this event is to increase awareness of crime and drug prevention, generate support for local anti-crime efforts, strengthen neighborhood spirit and law enforcement-community partnerships and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

“This is a night for citizens to stand together to promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity,” stated Sheriff Bob Hansell. “National Night Out showcases the vital importance of law enforcement-community partnerships and citizen involvement to build safer neighborhoods.”

Osceola County – Openings are available for upcoming Teen Driver Challenge classes. The program is designed to provide teenagers who live in Osceola County and have a valid driver’s license more knowledge and hands-on experience to reduce the chances of being in an auto accident. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of teen fatalities in America. Traffic crashes occur every 12 seconds in the United States. The two-day curriculum includes a 4-hour classroom learning session and an 8-hour vehicle operations activity on a training course. Students who successfully complete the course receive a certificate. The course is offered free of charge to any high school student in Osceola County with a valid driver’s license. Teenagers can learn more about the program by talking with their school resource officer or calling the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office Training Unit at (407) 348-1110.

Following are the dates classes are available:

September 19

October 3

October 24

November 7

November 21

December 5

Osceola County, Florida – Osceola County Emergency Management will join 16 other exhibitors in the 2008 Osceola Hurricane Preparedness Expo on July 12, 2008 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Kissimmee Civic Center located at 201 E. Dakin in downtown Kissimmee. The event is free and open to the public.

Residents will learn ways to protect their homes and families during an emergency. Presentations will be given by emergency responders on power restoration, generator safety, tree trimming, debris collection, and county/city disaster response plans. Residents will have opportunities to ask questions.

Along with Osceola County Emergency Management, participating exhibitors include KUA, City of Kissimmee, Toho Water Authority, Osceola Council on Aging, University of Florida’s IFAS/Osceola County Extension Service, South Florida Water Management District, American Red Cross, Florida Division of Emergency Management, FEMA, and representatives from the local Amateur Radio Emergency Service. Emergency response vehicles will also be on display.

For more information, contact the Osceola County Public Information Office at 407-742-0100.

Osceola County – The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting four DUI saturation patrols on tonight as part of the Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest campaign. The patrols will be from 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. covering all areas of the county.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office encourages everyone to act responsibly. If you intend to drink, make arrangements to get home safely. Use a designated driver, public transportation or a taxi.

The last patrols on July 4 resulted in 4 arrests and 119 citations.

POINCIANA | Jeanette Coughenour sees the effects of skyrocketing gas prices just about every day.

“There certainly are a lot more people at the Lynx bus stops these days,” the manager of the Association of Poinciana Villages (APV) pointed out recently. That, she noted, is a sure sign that residents of the sprawling community of more than 70,000 people are feeling the economic crunch of high prices at the pump.

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