Month: September 2019

WRRDA Moves Forward with House Conferee Appointments

WRRDA Moves Forward with House Conferee Appointments

first_imgWRRDA takes a step forward this week with the appointment of House conferees selected to serve on the committee to resolve the differences between the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (H.R. 3080) and the Senate’s version of the water resources legislation.Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Ranking Member Nick J. Rahall, II (D-WV) issued statements on the appointments in a news release on Thursday, Nov.14.“This is an excellent team of knowledgeable, thoughtful, and hard-working Members of Congress,” Shuster said.  “I look forward to their valuable input as we work towards a fiscally responsible final measure that improves our economic competitiveness and helps promote job growth through strengthening our water resources infrastructure.”Rahall added that he is confident that the same cooperative spirit that advanced the Water Resources bill in the house in October will help get this pro-jobs measure across the finish line.“I look forward to working with this outstanding group of Members and our Senate colleagues to produce a conference report that appropriately invests in our water infrastructure and which earns the strong support of both chambers,” Rahall said.On Oct. 23, the House overwhelmingly (417 to 3) approved the bipartisan H.R. 3080 that cuts federal red tape and bureaucracy, streamlines the infrastructure project delivery process, fosters fiscal responsibility, and strengthens our water transportation networks to promote America’s competitiveness, prosperity and economic growth.Once the conference committee agrees to a final measure, the House and Senate must approve the conference report before it can be sent to the President for his signature.The following Members were named to the conference committee:Republicans: House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee:Bill Shuster (PA)John J. Duncan, Jr. (TN) Frank LoBiondo (NJ)Sam Graves (MO)Shelley Moore Capito (WV)Candice Miller (MI)Duncan Hunter (CA)Larry Bucshon (IN)Bob Gibbs (OH)Richard Hanna (NY)Daniel Webster (FL)Tom Rice (SC)Markwayne Mullin (OK)Rodney Davis (IL)House Natural Resources Committee:Doc Hastings (WA)Rob Bishop (UT)Democrats:House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee:Nick J. Rahall, II (WV)Peter DeFazio (OR)Corrine Brown (FL)Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX)Tim Bishop (NY)Donna Edwards (MD)John Garamendi (CA)Janice Hahn (CA)Rick Nolan (MN)Lois Frankel (FL)Cheri Bustos (IL) House Natural Resources Committee:Grace Napolitano (CA)last_img read more

Trade Update

Trade Update

first_imgOver the holiday break we saw various actionable items in the trade world, as well as a few on the horizon that ASA wants to make soybean growers aware of.The first is that on Dec. 20, the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) entered into force for Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand and Singapore. This is a revised version of the TPP agreement from which President Trump withdrew the United States on his third day in office. CPTPP enters into force on Jan. 14 for Vietnam. With the CPTPP entering into force it is imperative that the U.S. move quickly to negotiate FTA with Japan and other TPP countries to not loss additional market share from the CPTPP.We also saw on Jan.1 the revised U.S.-South Korea Free Trade Agreement entered into force. The revised KORUS agreement was negotiated by President Trump in 2018, but did not include changes to the agriculture chapters.On Jan.3, lawmakers returned to Washington for the start of the 116th Congress amid a partial government shutdown over President Trump’s demand for $5 billion in funding for a border wall. Democrats take control of the House for the first time since 2010, while Republicans remain in charge of the Senate. The government shutdown has also halted payments being made under the Market Facilitation Payment program. USDA will need to issue guidance as the shutdown continues through the Jan. 15 registration deadline.Lastly, the 90 days negotiations between President Trump and President Xi will continue with Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Jeffrey Gerrish and Treasury Undersecretary for International Affairs David Malpass expected to lead a delegation to Beijing for trade talks on Jan. 7. If successful, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He could visit the United States for negotiations with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and other Trump administration officials.last_img read more

Local businesses get sales lesson

Local businesses get sales lesson

first_imgAt a workshop Thursday aimed at helping businesses become destinations, Vancouver auto shop owner Shari Troyer of Just Right Auto Repair said she has written a company statement about why her business is better than its competitors.But she has not posted the message for customers to read on her company’s website or on the lobby wall of her Minnehaha repair shop.“I’ve just never promoted it,” said Troyer, one of about 140 people who attended the six-hour seminar led by Jon Schallert, a Colorado-based retailing expert. Schallert, who conducts one-day business workshops, said he is always advising merchants to not only come up with a “Unique Positioning Statement,” but also to let people know how their business stands out from the rest of the pack.“If you’re going to be a destination, you have to get people to say, ‘Oh, I’d like to see that business,’” said Schallert, owner and founder of The Schallert Group Inc.Vancouver’s Downtown Association and other local businesses spent about $8,000 to host the seminar by Schallert, who has spent 30 years counseling small businesses and developing his 14-step Destination Business program. He also spent 10 years with Hallmark Cards helping individual stores sell goods.last_img read more

Driver in fatal SR 14 crash accused of vehicular homicide

Driver in fatal SR 14 crash accused of vehicular homicide

first_imgA Vancouver man appeared in Clark County Superior Court Tuesday on suspicion of negligently killing his friend, Daniel D. Alexander, in a single-car crash late Sunday on eastbound state Highway 14.Kenneth L. Jones, 29, allegedly was under the influence of the drug Clonazepam when he drove his 1995 Honda Accord off the highway around 8:40 p.m. between Mileposts 7 and 8, about a mile west of the 164th Avenue exit. The vehicle rolled and landed upside down, killing Alexander, 46, who was a passenger in the vehicle, and pinning Jones in the driver’s seat, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in court.Jones faces charges of vehicular homicide and driving under the influence at his Oct. 11 arraignment. Judge Barbara Johnson held him on $50,000 bail.Clonazepam is a habit-forming drug often used, in combination with other medications, to control certain types of seizures, as well as panic attacks, according to the National Institutes of Health.It’s unclear why Jones was using the drug.Jones was convicted in Clark County in 2007 of unlawfully manufacturing and delivering a controlled substance, according to court records.Washington State Patrol troopers said when they found Jones late Sunday inside the totaled Honda, he showed symptoms of impairment: slurred speech, a flushed face and bloodshot, watery eyes, according to the affidavit. Jones admitted to taking Clonazepam, the affidavit says.A blood test was conducted on Jones at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center to confirm the admission, the affidavit says. Jones also was treated for bruised ribs and chest and back pain, according to court records.last_img read more

US doctors urge wider use of cholesterol drugs

US doctors urge wider use of cholesterol drugs

first_imgNew guidelines for preventing heart attacks and strokes, issued Nov. 12, 2013. The nation’s first new guidelines in a decade for preventing heart attacks and strokes call for twice as many Americans — one-third of all adults — to consider taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs.The guidelines, issued Tuesday by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology, are a big change. They offer doctors a new formula for estimating a patient’s risk that includes many factors besides a high cholesterol level, the main focus now. The formula includes age, gender, race and factors such as whether someone smokes.The guidelines for the first time take aim at strokes, not just heart attacks. Partly because of that, they set a lower threshold for using medicines to reduce risk.The definition of high cholesterol isn’t changing, but the treatment goal is. Instead of aiming for a specific number, using whatever drugs get a patient there, the advice stresses statins such as Lipitor and Zocor and identifies four groups of people they help the most.“The emphasis is to try to treat more appropriately,” said Dr. Neil Stone, the Northwestern University doctor who headed the cholesterol guideline panel. “We’re going to give statins to those who are the most likely to benefit.”last_img read more

Murals focus of Destination Downtown tour

Murals focus of Destination Downtown tour

first_imgTry describing the who, when, where and why of Vancouver’s Destination Downtown and run the risk of falling into a pot of bureaucratic alphabet soup: In 2006, state lawmakers passed the Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) Efficiency Act, under which local jurisdictions had to develop CTR plans. Cities could designate a Growth and Transportation Efficiency Center (GTEC) and implement policies aimed at reducing drive-alone trips. The money for Destination Downtown, Vancouver’s GTEC, comes from a $100,000 annual Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).Whew.On Tuesday, it was simpler to just focus on the what: A 30-minute lunchtime walking tour of downtown murals. For more information about Destination Downtown or to order your free commute kit, go to the Destination Downtown website.The free event was led by Derek Hofbauer, Destination Downtown’s employer outreach coordinator who works for Alta Planning + Design, a Portland company that Vancouver contracts with to manage the program. Last year Hofbauer led a tour of Uptown Village, which has been added to the Destination Downtown project boundary, but Tuesday was the first tour he’d given of downtown murals. His tour attracted about three dozen people, who were interested in hearing about the murals and exploring downtown, but they were mostly retired people who don’t work downtown and therefore don’t seem to fit the target audience for Destination Downtown. But they were given a book with coupons for more than 70 downtown businesses. While walking to mural sites, Hofbauer not only explained the work being done by the Clark County Mural Society to help make downtown a more vibrant place. He also pointed out restaurants, bars, coffee shops and retail stores.last_img read more

Seahawks rally in closing minutes to beat Panthers

Seahawks rally in closing minutes to beat Panthers

first_imgCHARLOTTE, N.C. — Russell Wilson walked into the huddle with his team down a field goal and less than five minutes remaining. He started laughing, sensing the familiarity of the situation.Then he looked around at his teammates and said, “We’ve been here two years in row — let’s go do it.”And the Seahawks did it.Wilson connected on a 23-yard touchdown pass to Luke Willson with 47 seconds left to cap a nine-play, 80-yard drive, lifting Seattle to a 13-9 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.It’s the third straight year Wilson has brought the Seahawks (4-3) back from a second-half deficit to beat the Panthers on this same field. In the previous two seasons, Wilson threw TD passes to Jermaine Kearse and Golden Tate to win tight defensive games.“Man, I’m telling you, it’s just the Achilles’ heel, man,” Panthers cornerback Josh Norman said. “They keep nagging us. They end up making one more play than us, every single time.”Carolina’s defense came into the game having allowed at least 37 points in four of its last five games. But it held Wilson and the Seahawks to a pair of field goals before he took the field with 4:47 left on the clock.last_img read more

For homeless hungry a focus on survival

For homeless hungry a focus on survival

first_imgFacts on homelessnessGet the facts on local homelessness and Share:• 110 people housed at Share emergency shelters (Share Orchards Inn, Share Homestead, Share House) on Nov. 18.• 100 additional people housed via the cold-weather Winter Hospitality Overflow project (two local churches that offer their floors) plus additional shelter capacity at Share.• 2,154 bags of food were distributed to more than 90 local schools and Head Start programs Thursday, the weekly backpack day when Share volunteers pack and deliver bags to hungry children to take home from school for the weekend.• 80,000 hot meals provided in 2013.• 100 households per month got case management and rental subsidies in 2013.• 800 people reached through Share’s outreach program in 2013.On the Webhttp://sharevancouver.org/www.councilforthehomeless.org/http://homeforward.org/Agency officials who work with homeless populations in Clark and Multnomah counties championed a no-barriers, “Housing First” approach to protecting the most vulnerable street people during a brown-bag lunchtime session Thursday at the Vancouver Community Library.Housing First means providing chronically homeless people — many of whom are dealing with mental and physical health problems as well as substance abuse issues — a stable roof over their heads.It doesn’t require them to kick their addictions and get clean and sober first; it doesn’t even require them to get services once they’ve been housed. That’s why it’s called no-barrier housing, said Rachael Duke of Home Forward, the public housing authority for Multnomah County.Home Forward has operated a large Housing First building, Bud Clark Commons, at the edge of Portland’s Pearl District since 2011. Now, the Vancouver Housing Authority is moving ahead with plans to build Lincoln Place, a smaller but similar building, in downtown Vancouver. City of Vancouver planners are studying the formal application for Lincoln Place now. If all goes according to plan, construction could start this spring and finish up within a year.last_img read more

Wynn Resorts failed to put batteries in the smoke detector report

Wynn Resorts failed to put batteries in the smoke detector report

first_img RelatedPosts Just days after shareholder advisory firm Glass Lewis & Co backed Elaine Wynn’s call for shareholders to “Withhold the vote” of Wynn Resorts board member John “Jay” Hagenbuch at the company’s upcoming AGM, a second advisory firm has done the same.In a report released on Monday, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) accused the Wynn Resorts board of taking a “short-sighted view of risk” and of “failing to change the batteries of the smoke detectors well before the fire broke out.” Wynn Resorts to undergo internal restructure as part of refinancing plan Mass market growth keeps Wynn afloat as Macau revenues rise 1.0% in 2Q19 Wynn Resorts shares favored over Wynn Macau: analysts Load More The comments made in the report echo accusations from the company’s co-founder and biggest shareholder Elaine Wynn that the board didn’t act quickly enough in the wake of allegations of sexual misconduct leveled at former Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn in February.Mr Wynn later stepped down from his role.The ISS report points to Elaine Wynn’s campaign against Hagenbuch for being “part of a legacy board that oversaw material failures in governance and risk oversight,” adding that, “Given Hagenbuch bears responsibility, along with other legacy directors, for failing to address longstanding governance and risk oversight shortcomings that appear to have magnified the fallout related to the former founder/CEO’s sudden departure … the benefits of his continued presence on the board do not seem to outweigh the risks associated with permanence.”“Although the board responded swiftly to the crisis surrounding Wynn’s departure, the degree of board-level change needed to contain the fallout from this crisis seems to reflect a short-sighted view of risk and overall poor governance over many years on the part of legacy directors.”In response to this latest report, Wynn Resorts accused ISS of placing “symbolism ahead of pragmatism” and questioned the motives behind Elaine Wynn’s “Withhold the vote” campaign.“We appreciate that ISS’s report recognizes our board’s swift and decisive actions to promote change over the past three months, including an ongoing board refreshment process that has already resulted in the addition of three highly qualified female directors who strengthen the board’s skill sets, experience and diversity,” the company said.“However, by recommending that votes be withheld on Jay Hagenbuch, ISS has placed symbolism ahead of pragmatism. Over the five-and-a-half years that he has served on the board, Jay has made important contributions that have benefited shareholders and shareholder value. The entire board believes that shareholders benefit from Jay’s knowledge of the company, our financial operations and our specialized regulatory framework.“By recommending that shareholders not vote Elaine Wynn’s blue card, ISS clearly recognizes the weaknesses in Elaine Wynn’s campaign and notes that her arguments very well might be motivated by personal animosity. It also highlights her position as a member of the Wynn Board for a prolonged period of time and questions her own culpability for many of the things for which she now criticizes the board.”last_img read more

Senior minister wants world to see a new Japanese style after impromptu

Senior minister wants world to see a new Japanese style after impromptu

first_img RelatedPosts However, Inside Asian Gaming was also granted a brief doorstop interview on his way out.“We wish more inbound tourists to see Japan. We hope we can have a positive effect on the economy and we can showcase a new Japanese style,” Nishimura told IAG, declaring that the government hasn’t given up on opening the country’s first IRs before 2025.“As the Central Government, we recognise the IR bill has now been submitted, so we have just requested the Diet to debate about the bill. All party groups have a representative to discuss the IR situation, so we hope the debate can proceed smoothly.“After the bill is passed we would like to build the government’s policy and based on this policy or regulation any prefecture, candidate city and IR operator can start to apply and then if everything proceeds smoothly I am hoping to have an IR here in Japan in the early 2020s.”That timeline seems somewhat ambitious however, with Member of the House of Representatives for coalition partner Komeito, Kiyohiko Toyama, telling IAG that, “The bill has to be passed by both houses and for that we need probably one-and-a-half months.”In an exclusive sit down interview, Toyama also told IAG that Japanese media had largely misled the Japanese public in regards to expected negative impacts of integrated resorts.“In a nut shell, there are still many misleading media coverages of the IR bill and that has to be corrected,” he said. “Of course people are quick to criticize casino gambling. I understand there are negative side effects and that is okay to discuss, but I have seen a lack of balance in the way that IRs with casinos have been presented by the Japanese media.“So many Japanese people have been misled to believe without any concrete evidence that once any IRs with casinos open in Japan that they will become really bad places in terms of security, safety and their influence over children. There is no evidence of that.” Japan government addresses IRs in new economic Basic Policy 2019 Load More Deep connection with Chinese players gives SJM Japan edge: Arnaldo Ho The Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party, Yasutoshi Nishimura, says he wants the country’s burgeoning integrated resort industry to “showcase a new Japanese style” to the world.The Special Advisor to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made an unannounced stop at the Japan Gaming Congress on Thursday to address the crowd of around 450 attendees. In somewhat dramatic scenes, Nishimura literally sprinted through Conrad Tokyo to the conference hall before presenting a short speech in which he outlined his hopes for the IR Implementation Bill to be passed before the current Diet session closes on 20 June. Lost in translationlast_img read more

89 use salary sacrifice to buy technology they could not afford outright

89 use salary sacrifice to buy technology they could not afford outright

first_imgAlmost nine in 10 (89%) respondents who have purchased a technology product through a salary sacrifice scheme would not have bought the product elsewhere because they could not afford to buy the item outright, according to research by Let’s Connect, part of Personal Group.Its survey of 1,100 employees who have participated in a home technology salary sacrifice scheme, also found that 87% of respondents take part in the scheme because it is paid directly from salary.Chancellor Philip Hammond confirmed that the range of benefits that attract tax advantages when delivered via a salary sacrifice arrangement would be limited in his Autumn Statement 2016. This excludes pensions, employer-provided childcare and childcare vouchers, bikes-for-work schemes, and ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVS).Any schemes entered into before April 2017 are protected up to April 2018, and company cars, school fees and living accommodation schemes are protected up to April 2021. The changes were legislated for through the Finance Bill 2017.The research also found:72% of respondents take part in a home technology salary sacrifice scheme because it helps to spread the cost of major purchases, and 25% participate in these arrangements in order to save money on high street prices.64% of respondents use salary sacrifice arrangements to purchase iPads and tablets, 56% opt to buy laptops, 37% invest in a home entertainment system, and 18% buy smartphones.83% of respondents state that they would participate in a salary sacrifice scheme again in order to purchase home technology products.55% of respondents purchased a technology product via a salary sacrifice arrangement for education purposes, 19% bought their technology item to use while travelling, 52% used a salary sacrifice scheme to buy a technology product in order to use the internet, and 22% invested in technology for digital media and online gaming purposes.70% of respondents believe that the technology product purchased through a salary sacrifice scheme has helped them or their family improve their IT skills.Steve Prevett, UK sales and marketing director at Let’s Connect, said: “Salary sacrifice remains an effective way for employers to reward their employees’ contribution and for employees to advance their own skills. Despite recent legislation changes, salary sacrifice schemes remain as popular with both employees and employers alike, particularly amongst millennials and generation Z. We are pleased that the government, after months of uncertainty [has] clarified their position and through the new legislation, continue to support salary sacrifice.“Technology has become a fundamental part of everyday life but there is still a significant digital skills gap in the UK, we are currently lagging behind many of our European counterparts and rank only as the 16th most productive country in Europe. Salary sacrifice schemes have the potential to increase productivity through digital upskilling, increased education and improved wellbeing.”last_img read more

Goodman Masson and London City Airport shortlisted for Best financial wellbeing strategy

Goodman Masson and London City Airport shortlisted for Best financial wellbeing strategy

first_imgFinance and technology employment agency Goodman Masson and Newham-based London City Airport are among the organisations shortlisted for the Best financial wellbeing strategy, small employer category at the Employee Benefits Awards 2019.This accolade, sponsored by financial education and guidance provider Wealth at Work, recognises an employer that adopts a proactive approach to addressing its workforce’s financial needs and has supported staff to make financial, retirement or investment-related benefits decisions.The full category shortlist is:Gattaca, Financial Wellbeing (Entered by Smarterly)Goodman Masson (Entered by The Expereince)London City Airport, A Worry Bigger than the Workplace (Entered by Neyber)The winning organisation will be announced during the annual Employee Benefits Awards and Summer Party, this year to be held on Friday 7 June 2019 at The Pavilion at The Tower of London.The celebratory event includes a welcome drinks reception and a three-course gourmet lunch; between courses, HR, benefits and reward professionals will be able to hear and share industry best practice during the awards ceremony, acknowledging forward-thinking employers that are steering benefits innovation. This year’s awards presentation will be hosted by popular actor and comedian Kerry Godliman.Attendees will also be able to network with peers and colleagues at the Summer Party, held after the awards ceremony, while taking in views of one of London’s most historic and iconic venues.See the full shortlist.For more information or to book your table.last_img read more

Pedestrian fatally struck in Fort Lauderdale driver flees then returns

Pedestrian fatally struck in Fort Lauderdale driver flees then returns

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are investigating a hit-and run in Fort Lauderdale that claimed the life of one pedestrian, Friday night.According to Fort Lauderdale Police, the driver fled the scene but later returned and is now cooperating with authorities.Investigators said the accident took place near Northwest 31st Avenue and Prospect Road.Police have not released the name of the victim.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Key Largo firefighter remains in critical condition after construction incident

Key Largo firefighter remains in critical condition after construction incident

first_imgKEY LARGO, FLA. (WSVN) – A Key Largo firefighter remains in critical condition, Tuesday, after a construction mishap.Firefighter Leonardo Moreno collapsed, Monday, from toxic fumes after he tried to save three men working underground.Moreno was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital. His brother, Yoel Moreno, said he is slowly improving.“He still has some lung damage. They’re gonna keep monitoring,” Yoel said. “His vitals have been great since the get-go in Key Largo, so that’s a blessing. They’re just gonna keep monitoring how he’s doing.”According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, at around 8:30 a.m., three workers went inside a drainage manhole on Long Key Road to investigate a newly paved road when they collapsed.Monroe County Sheriff’s Office released the identity of the victims as 34-year-old Elway Gray of Fort Lauderdale, 49-year-old Louis O’Keefe of Little Torch Key and 24-year-old Robert Wilson of Summerland Key.Two of the three workers were pulled from the trench and confirmed dead at the scene, near Mile Marker 106, by authorities. The third employee has yet to be found and is presumably dead, police said. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

2 hospitalized after Miami duplex fire

2 hospitalized after Miami duplex fire

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Two men were rushed to the hospital overnight, after a South Florida duplex went up in flames.Miami Fire Rescue responded to a code one fire at 6301 N.E. 5th Ave. Upon their arrival, firefighters said they found intense flames.Two men were found inside the duplex, according to officials. They were rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital in serious condition.One of the victims, Adlet Geneve, said he almost lost his life. “I just came from work, and when I undress to go to sleep, I heard the person say inside the room, ‘Fire, fire, fire,’ and I opened my door and get out,” said Geneve.His room was left a complete ruin, and he saw the two people transported to the hospital.“I see the man laid down,” added Geneve. “I see his eyes closed. The old man, I see someone take him and after he stand up and come inside the ambulance.”The building has been deemed unsafe, due to heavy damage inside. Nearly everything inside was deemed a total loss. “I feel sad because they are my neighbors,” said Geneve. “I feel sad for them.” The American Red Cross has since arrived to help affected residents in the area.Fire investigators are now working on determining the cause of the fire.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Police investigate fatal shooting in Northwest MiamiDade

Police investigate fatal shooting in Northwest MiamiDade

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are investigating an overnight shooting that left one person dead in Northwest Miami-Dade.It happened along Northwest 54th Street and 22nd avenue, in the Brownsville area.The victim has not yet been identified.At this point, it remains unknown if police have anyone in custody or what may have led to the shooting.Please check back on WSVN.com and 7News for more details on this developing story.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Overnight fire engulfs Deerfield Beach warehouse

Overnight fire engulfs Deerfield Beach warehouse

first_imgDEERFIELD BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Broward Sheriff’s Fire Rescue units responded to an overnight warehouse fire in Deerfield Beach.Crews responded to the three-alarm fire around 3 a.m., Monday, near 40th Street and Powerline Road.Firefighters rushed to put out the flames. The fire has since been extinguished.An investigation into what caused the fire remains ongoing.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Crimestoppers tip leads to Coconut Creek drug bust

Crimestoppers tip leads to Coconut Creek drug bust

first_imgOfficials confiscated several pounds of marijuana during a drug bust in Coconut Creek.Police raided a home near Sample Road and Northwest 42nd Avenue and seized more than 10 pounds of marijuana, Tuesday.They also found more than $60,000 in cash.Officials arrested 40-year-old Michael Marks on a list of drug charges.According to police, they received a tip about Marks and acted on it.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

2 juveniles arrested in Lauderdale Lakes home burglary

2 juveniles arrested in Lauderdale Lakes home burglary

first_imgLAUDERDALE LAKES, FLA. (WSVN) – Authorities have arrested two male juveniles in connection to an armed occupied burglary at a home in Lauderdale Lakes.7Skyforce HD hovered above the scene near Northwest 36th Terrace and 32nd Street, as a SWAT unit surrounded the residence, Thursday morning.According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, the SWAT unit was called in to clear the house because they believed there was a third subject, but that did not turn out to be the case.No shots were fired, and no one was injured.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Miami Beach commissioners appoint new police chief

Miami Beach commissioners appoint new police chief

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – The Miami Beach City Commission has unanimously appointed a new chief of the Miami Beach Police Department.Newly appointed MBPD Chief Richard Clements will replace Chief Dan Oates following the commission’s decision, Wednesday night.Clements has been with the police department for the entirety of his career and has served as the department’s deputy chief for the last three years.“It’s a wonderful feeling. It’s something that I could have never imagined ever rising to this pinnacle at this police department when I joined back in October of 1990,” said Clements. “It’s been a great run, and it’s going to be an interesting four-and-a-half years with the challenges associated with policing this community.”Meanwhile, Oates is retiring by the end of June after dedicating more than 30 years to law enforcement, five of which were served in Miami Beach.Oates was appointed as the department’s chief back in 2014.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more