14 INDICTED ON MORTGAGE FRAUD CHARGES

SARASOTA COUNTY SHERIFF TOM KNIGHT ALONG WITH THE U S ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, THE F B I, AND F D I C ANNOUNCED FRIDAY THE UNSEALING OF A 44-COUNT INDICTMENT CHARGING 14 DEFENDANTS WITH CONSPIRACY TO MAKE FALSE STATEMENTS TO FEDERALLY INSURED BANKS IN CONNECTION WITH MORTGAGE LOANS, WIRE FRAUD, AND CRIMES RELATED TO THEIR FRAUDULENT […]

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HIGH SPEED PURSUIT ENDS IN ARREST

A HOLLYWOOD MAN WAS ARRESTED WEDNESDAY NIGHT AFTER HE TOOK AUTHORITIES ON A HIGH SPEED CHASE THROUGH THREE COUNTIES.  DEPUTIES SAY THEY WERE CONTACTED BY STATE TROOPERS JUST AFTER 6:30PM WEDNESDAY THAT A 2004 ACURA WAS HEADING NORTH ON THE INTERSTATE AT SPEEDS OF UP TO 145 MILES PER HOUR THROUGH COLLIER COUNTY.  THE CAR […]

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BEACH ADVISORIES FOR VENICE, TURTLE BEACHES

THE SARASOTA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT HAS ISSUED BEACH ADVISORIES FOR THE WATERS AT VENICE AND TURTLE BEACHES BECAUSE OF HIGH LEVELS OF BACTERIA.  THE COUNTY STRESSES THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE GULF OIL SPILL.  ENTERIC BACTERIA IS AN INDICATION OF FECAL POLLUTION WHICH MAY COME FROM STORM-WATER RUNOFF, PETS AND WILDLIFE, AND HUMAN […]

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SARASOTA COUNTY ONLINE SERVICES INTERUPTED

A NUMBER OF ONLINE SERVICES PROVIDED BY SARASOTA COUNTY WILL BE TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE BEGINNING AT 5PM TODAY AND LASTING THROUGH SUNDAY WHILE THEY ARE RELOCATED TO THE COUNTY’S NEW DATA CENTER AT 5875 BAHIA VISTA ROAD.  IN ADDITION TO THE COUNTY’S MAIN WEBSITE AT WWW.SCGOV.NET, THERE WILL BE NUMEROUS SITES FOR LIBRARIES, GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS, […]

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ONE KILLED IN ACCIDENT IN RURAL CHARLOTTE

ONE MAN WAS KILLED AND ANOTHER INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT IN RURAL CHARLOTTE COUNTY YESTERDAY.  THE FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS 46 YEAR OLD CHARLES JOHNSON OF FORT PIERCE WAS EASTBOUND ON BERMONT ROAD, ABOUT TWELVE AND A HALF MILES EAST OF STATE ROAD 31 AT AROUND 3:20PM WHEN HE FAILED TO MAINTAIN A SINGLE LANE […]

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