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Osceola County clerk alleges big-bank mortgage fraud

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 3:56 pm

By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Osceola County Clerk of Courts Armando Ramirez alleges that major banks have committed fraud locally by filing forged mortgage documents, but so far nothing has been proven by law enforcement officials. An investigation by the Clerk’s Office  has passed from a forensic investigator to the Orange-Osceola State Attorney’s Office is now in the hands of the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office. Ramirez said 17 boxes of

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  • State confirms measles case in Kissimmee

    Posted on March 27, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer The Florida Department of Health on Thursday confirmed a case of measles in Kissimmee. It came from a visitor who attended a conference at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, off Osceola Parkway, March 16-17. The person was hospitalized in Miami a few days later and flew out of the state on Wednesday after recovering, according to press release from the state. The highly contagious

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  • City of Kissimmee safer from storms, according to insurance industry report

    Posted on March 27, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    Kissimmee

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer If you lived in the Kissimmee area in 2004 and sat in the dark for any period of time after Hurricanes Charley, Frances and Jeanne  you’ll have a hard time fathoming this. An insurance industry report released results of a study conducted to find the safest Florida cities from severe weather threats, and Kissimmee ranked as the safest city in Florida. HomeownersInsurance.com compiled severe weather

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Osceola County Clerk of Court Armando Ramirez

Osceola County clerk alleges big-bank mortgage fraud

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 3:56 pm

By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Osceola County Clerk of Courts Armando Ramirez alleges that major banks have committed fraud locally by filing forged mortgage documents, but so far nothing has been proven by law enforcement officials. An investigation by the Clerk’s Office  has passed from a forensic investigator to the Orange-Osceola State Attorney’s Office is now in the hands of the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office. Ramirez said 17 boxes of

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  • City of Kissimmee safer from storms, according to insurance industry report

    Posted on March 27, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    Kissimmee

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer If you lived in the Kissimmee area in 2004 and sat in the dark for any period of time after Hurricanes Charley, Frances and Jeanne  you’ll have a hard time fathoming this. An insurance industry report released results of a study conducted to find the safest Florida cities from severe weather threats, and Kissimmee ranked as the safest city in Florida. HomeownersInsurance.com compiled severe weather

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  • It’s the sound of music. New Kissimmee studio is a one-stop complex for the industry

    Posted on March 26, 2015 at 10:23 am

              By Peter Covino A&E Editor It used to be the roar of the occasional motorcycle at a remote complex in north Kissimmee. Now the only sound you might hear is that of an electric guitar. Level 11 had a soft-grand opening last week with lots of live music and guitars, hamburgers and free tours of the new facility that promises to be a one-stop entertainment

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Many more Osceola School District teachers deserve recognition

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 12:53 pm

It’s appropriate that School District of Osceola County Teacher of the Year Kelly Cotton, and her colleagues, had an opportunity to enjoy some well-deserved time off during spring break this week. Cotton, a Celebration High U.S. history and government teacher, was selected as the county’s top educator for 2015 from among an impressive field of 65 candidates March 19 at Osceola Heritage Park. School District officials cited Cotton’s exemplary work

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  • RSV season brings cough, congestion, wheezing

    Posted on March 27, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    By Dr. Sue Hubbard For the News-Gazette. Flu season seems to be winding down, but RSV (respiratory synctial virus) season is still here and actually arrived a bit later than usual this year. RSV is a common upper respiratory infection that causes cold symptoms with cough, runny nose, congestion and in some cases, wheezing. Unfortunately, when new parents hear that there’s RSV in their day care or school, they often

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  • Letters to the editor for March 28, 2015

    Posted on March 27, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    Thankful for wage ordinance passing To the Editor: Thanks to Osceola County Commissioners Mike Harford, Viviana Janer, Brandon Arrington and Cheryl Grieb for their support of hardworking middle-class families by passing an Osceola wage theft ordinance. The Osceola ordinance was based upon a similar very successful ordinance in Miami-Dade County. It not only protects workers, it protects honest Osceola businesses from unfair competition from businesses that do not follow the

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