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Klopp jokes about Super League plan

first_imgLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp recently made fun of the idea of a European Super League, saying it would mean “a lot fewer games and much more money.”German news magazine Der Spiegel claimed on Friday that top European teams are keen on signing a deal for the establishment of a European Super League in three years’ time.Following the Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Arsenal at the Emirates, Klopp disclosed to Sky Sports: “I have no real opinion. It sounds nice, really nice, because it would mean a lot fewer games and much more money.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“I’m completely fine with league football and how it is at the moment. At least it’s an idea that won’t happen immediately, I’m not sure if somebody has spoken about it, to be honest.“All the other wonderful ideas of UEFA and FIFA they do it immediately – they don’t ask – you see then, ‘oh now we have 20 more games – all of us – and no more money.”last_img read more

Drivers in downtown may have been scammed by fake parking lot attendant

first_img Dan Plante Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — He looked like a parking lot attendant. He had a bright vest, a ticket book and a credit card scanner attached to his smartphone. Problem is, he was a poser, a criminal.“I gave him $10 and he gave me this parking pass. Then, I got a $40 ticket for having a phony parking pass,” said Tony Bernhardt of San Diego.Tony is one of the many people who got ripped off earlier this week at the ACE Parking lot at 6th and “E” streets near the Gas Lamp District.“I gave the guy cash, the people behind me gave him their credit cards,” Bernhardt said.“We encourage anyone who gave credit card numbers to contact their bank, dispute the charge, or cancel their cards,” said Kristin Ludwick, Ace Parking Marketing Manager.This has happened before. The crooks have creative ways to steal money from unsuspecting people.“We really want to get out in front of this and tell the public to beware. Ace Parking does not have people taking money, it’s all machines, these are fake parking lot attendants,” Ludwig said.Also, and this is a big also. Normally, there are big signs warning customers that no “people” will be collecting money. Those signs had been ripped off and thrown away.“We put the signs back up, so hopefully no one else gets ripped off,” Ludwig said.As for Tony, the $40 ticket has been ripped up by ACE Parking. So he’s good. But anyone who used a credit card could be in trouble.Adding another layer, the actual parking tickets issued on ACE Parking lots, go to the city and the state. If they go unpaid or ignored, it could come back to haunt you the next time you hit the DMV. Posted: April 5, 2018 Updated: 9:40 PMcenter_img Drivers in downtown may have been scammed by fake parking lot attendant Dan Plante, April 5, 2018last_img read more

City of San Diego announces commitment to Vision Zero improvements safety

first_img Posted: April 11, 2018 April 11, 2018 Ed Lenderman, Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 6:18 PMcenter_img City of San Diego announces commitment to Vision Zero improvements safety Ed Lenderman 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Councilman Chris Ward, members of Circulate San Diego and other transportation advocates gathered Wednesday at the San Diego City Hall Concourse to reaffirm their commitment to pedestrian safety.A list of “Fatal 15” intersections identifies where pedestrian injuries and fatalities most often occur in San Diego. Intersections on University Avenue, El Cajon Boulevard, 4th Avenue and other roads, many of them downtown, are on the list.“Fixing the Fatal 15 is a major step towards ending senseless traffic fatalities in San Diego,” Ward said. “We need to ensure the safety of our residents by creating safe, walkable communities.”In 2015, Mayor Kevin Faulconer committed to Vision Zero  — a national movement to reduce pedestrian roadway fatalities — with a goal of ending all San Diego traffic deaths by 2025.Plans to improve pedestrian safety could be included in the city’s proposed fiscal year budget to be released Friday.Circulate San Diego recommends a handful of intersection improvements, including painted stripes along crosswalks, as well as additional countdown signals and audible signal prompts. last_img read more

Gun show opponents and advocates voice their opinion to Del Mar Fairground

first_img Posted: April 24, 2018 Mike McKinnon III, Lauren Phinney, April 24, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Gun show opponents and advocates voice their opinion to Del Mar Fairground Board of Directors 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsKUSI streamed almost two hours of the event live on our Facebook page. You can see what attendees had to say in the video below. Mike McKinnon III, Lauren Phinney Updated: 10:24 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThe Del Mar Fairgrounds Board of Directors will discuss the fairgrounds’ annual Crossroads of the West Gun Show. Opponents and advocates spoke about why the board should ban or continuehosting the gun show.San Diego County Gun Owners Executive Director, Michael Schwartz,  voiced his opinion on the issue.last_img read more

Fire damages Carlsbad apartment complex

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Posted: January 3, 2019 Fire damages Carlsbad apartment complex Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter CARLSBAD (KUSI) – A fire damaged a Carlsbad apartment complex this morning, but no one was hurt.It was reported about 4 a.m. at a building in the 1000 block of Chinquapin Avenue, a Carlsbad Fire Department dispatcher said.t took crews about a half-hour to douse the blaze, which damaged at least four units in the apartment complex, according to reports.No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire was under investigation. January 3, 2019 KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

Gun owner groups sue over California age restrictions

first_imgGun owner groups sue over California age restrictions SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gun owners’ rights groups are asking a federal judge to overturn a California law raising the age to purchase a rifle or shotgun from 18 to 21.The Calguns Foundation, Firearms Policy Coalition, Firearms Policy Foundation, and Second Amendment Foundation sued Monday in federal court in San Diego. They contend that those over 18 are legally adults and can’t be deprived of their Second Amendment right to bear arms.The higher age limit already applied to handguns, but supporters of last year’s legislation argued that some of the nation’s worst mass shootings have been committed by young adults using rifles.The law by Democratic Sen. Anthony Portantino of the Los Angeles area includes exemptions for young adults who have hunting licenses or are in the military or law enforcement. AP Posted: July 3, 2019 July 3, 2019 AP, Categories: California News, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Battle Ground artists 911 sculpture unveiled

first_imgA bronze monument representing figures of 9/11, as well as artifacts from two of the buildings that were attacked 10 years ago, will be on display Friday in Battle Ground and Saturday morning in Vancouver.Battle Ground artist Jim Demetro created the four-piece sculpture and picked it up at the foundry just in time for a series of events commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11.Still on the travel trailer that was bringing it from the foundry in Cascade Locks, Ore., the sculpture is scheduled to be on display Friday at two locations in Battle Ground.From 4 to about 4:30 p.m., it will stop at the Clark County Fire & Rescue station at 505 S.W. First St. in Battle Ground; from 4:30-7 p.m., it will be in the parking lot of the Safeway at 904 W. Main St. in Battle Ground.The sculpture will be on display Saturday at the Vancouver Farmers Market, from 9 to about 11 a.m. It will be set up near the Capt. George Vancouver sculpture — also Demetro’s work — at West Sixth and Esther streets.last_img read more

Mount Rainier rangers seek missing snowshoer

first_imgNearly 50 mountain rescue volunteers and three German shepherds joined Mount Rainier National Park rangers Sunday in searching near Paradise for snowshoer Yong Chun Kim, 66, of Tacoma, the National Park Service announced. Kim, who failed to return from an excursion Saturday, has been snowshoeing for 10 years, is a good hiker, and was well-equipped for a day of snowshoeing, park officials said. He was not, however, carrying overnight gear, and the weather at Paradise was severe Saturday night, with blizzard conditions, temperatures in the teens and 5 inches of new snow.Officials say Kim was leading a Tacoma hiking club on a snowshoe walk Saturday when he slipped down a steep slope and couldn’t climb back up. He told the group he’d go around and meet them farther down the trail. The group reported him overdue at 2 p.m., and rangers began a search at 3 p.m.If the search continues into a third day, the road from Longmire to Paradise will remain closed Monday to keep visitors from confusing the searchers and free park staff to concentrate on finding Kim, said park officials.last_img read more

Portland police arrest suspected driver in hitrun crash that killed Vancouver man

first_imgPortland police on Thursday arrested a 53-year-old man who reportedly turned himself in as the driver in a Jan. 28 hit-and-run that killed a Vancouver pedestrian, Jason Lee Grant.The Traffic Division of the Portland Police Bureau took Jim Dean Patterson of Portland to the Multnomah County Detention Center on suspicion of two counts of failure to perform the duties of a driver, according to a bulletin issued about 5 p.m. Thursday. Patterson is being held on $500,000 bail.He may face additional charges after a grand jury is convened, according to updated information provided Friday by police.Police said Patterson appeared at the Eastport Plaza East Precinct Office about 12:30 p.m. on Thursday and turned himself in.Traffic Unit investigators also released more information about the crash Thursday, saying that Grant, 26, had been walking across Southeast Foster Road from north to south near 70th Avenue, about 7 p.m., and was not in a crosswalk, when he was hit by an eastbound vehicle whose driver fled the scene, leaving Grant to die.It’s unclear why Patterson allegedly failed to stop and help Grant, Portland police Lt. Robert King said Thursday night.Investigators also discovered in Patterson’s garage a green 2000 Toyota Tacoma pickup with front-end damage that matched the description police had released before Patterson’s arrest, the bulletin said. Police earlier had told news reporters the pickup’s radiator might have been damaged in the crash, adding that they found a large amount of radiator fluid at the crash scene.As officers took Patterson into custody on Thursday, other investigators were heading for Patterson’s home to check out a tip given to the Crime Stoppers program.last_img read more

Washington gun control advocates turn to initiative process

first_imgOLYMPIA — Gun control advocates in Washington launched an initiative campaign Monday, enlisting the help of voters to expand firearm background checks after lawmakers declined to pass a similar measure.The group Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility will need to collect nearly 250,000 valid signatures, with state officials recommending the submission of more than 300,000 to account for duplicates and invalid signatures. Organizers are still finalizing the language for the initiative and will begin gathering signatures in the summer.Snohomish County Sheriff John Lovick was among those who are supporting the campaign.“For law enforcement, criminal background checks are essential in protecting lives and property,” he said.Gun buyers must currently undergo a background check when they purchase a weapon from a federally licensed firearms dealer. Lawmakers in Olympia had proposed expanding that to cover private transactions, fearing that criminals or the mentally ill were acquiring guns without sufficient checks.That legislative effort fell short in recent weeks. Support in surveysAdvocates believe the polls show the public is sufficiently on the side of expanding background checks. An independent Elway Poll conducted two months ago found that 79 percent of registered voters in the state supported background checks on all gun sales, including private transactions. However, gun control supporters also believed polls were on their side before 70 percent of state voters rejected a 1997 initiative that would have required handgun owners to pass a safety course.last_img read more

Pendleton woman 74 fends off attack with warning shot

first_imgPENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Police say a 74-year-old Pendleton woman fired a warning shot to fend off a man who attacked her with a skateboard.According to police Chief Stuart Roberts, Nancy Ashworth was walking near a skate park when an unleashed dog became aggressive toward her. She used pepper spray to deter the dog, upsetting 23-year-old Justin Doss.Roberts told the East Oregonian that Doss swung his skateboard at Ashworth, striking her in the head. That’s when she pulled out her .38 caliber revolver.A grand jury indicted Doss this week on charges of assault, menacing, disorderly conduct and recklessly endangering another person.The chief says Ashworth has a permit to carry a concealed weapon, and the incident could have been avoided if the dog had been on a leash.last_img read more

Off Beat Sherlock Holmes inspires imagined correspondence though Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died in 1930, the Sherlock Holmes bookshelf gets longer.Some stories have been written by devotees like the Baker Street Irregulars.Some use references in the stories as launching points for their takes on Holmes. A new exhibit about Holmes at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (which we wrote about on Oct. 20) offers an example; it’s from someone who really can be described as a man of letters.Jon Lellenberg, who helped create the exhibit, said a featured display includes a contribution from Peter G. Ashman, a Baker Street Irregular who died this year.In describing the sitting room at 221B Baker Street, Conan Doyle referred to unanswered pieces of correspondence that Holmes pinned to his mantel with a jackknife. When that scene was assembled, designers pinned a prop to the mantel.But Lellenberg remembered that Ashman had written several letters to Holmes under the collective title “Pinned to the Mantel.”“I got four other friends of Peter’s from the Baker Street Irregulars to join me in creating forgeries of these letters to take the place of the prop,” he said.Some lettersOne was a publisher’s letter rejecting Holmes’ book about his career, calling his crime-solving process “pathetically unrealistic” and an insult to the intelligence of the average reader.last_img read more

New investor requests two seats on newlook Donaco board

first_imgJust a week after acquiring a 19.25% stake in Southeast Asian casino operator Donaco International, Hong Kong hedge fund Argyle Street Management Ltd (ASM) has filed a written request for two seats on the board.Donaco revealed on Monday that its newest investor wants two representatives of an associated firm called On Nut Road Ltd, Mr Kurkye Wong and Mr Yan Ho Leo Chan, appointed as directors of the company. Donaco completes board renewal process with appointment Aruze’s Yugo Kinoshita Donaco ready to reset after horror year sees losses widen in FY19 on Cambodia impairment charge Load More ASM has also requested that Donaco “refrains from making any decisions that cause material changes to the corporate structure, capital structure, acquisitions or divestments of Company assets, and/or management control of the company until a new Board which is reflective of the stakeholders of the company is established.”The development comes after ASM, which is reportedly controlled by Thai hotel billionaire Chanin Donavanik, acquired a 19.25% stake in Donaco from Orchard Capital Partners (OCP) 10 days ago. The acquisition represented a significant portion of the 27.25% stake OCP had previously seized from Donaco founder Joey Lim after he defaulted on a loan repayment in November 2018.While ASM has wasted no time in pushing for board positions, Donaco indicated a more cautious approach in an ASX filing on Monday.“The Board and management of the Company have not previously had any contact whatsoever with representatives of On Nut Road Limited, or its associate, Argyle Street Management Limited of Hong Kong,” Donaco stated.“Accordingly, the Board is not aware of ASM’s intentions for the Company, or its reasons for acquiring a 19.25% voting interest in the Company and seeking to appoint two representatives to the Board.”Donaco also noted that it has a five-member board which would normally entitle ASM to a single board representative rather than two.Ironically, an EGM is already scheduled for 18 July after another group of shareholders led by Silver Heritage Group Chairman James Spenceley filed a formal request for Joey and Ben Lim to be removed from the board.Donaco said it could not make any commitment to ASM’s request for board representation but would initiate talks to better understand its intentions as well as the qualifications and experience of the two candidates. RelatedPosts Donaco reveals addition of two new board members as makeover continueslast_img read more

Who should win Employee Benefits Professional of the Year

first_imgNominate a benefits, compensation or reward professional for the coveted Employee benefits professional of the year award.The award recognises and celebrates the achievements of an individual who has made their mark on the employee benefits industry.In 2015, the accolade went to Ant Donaldson (pictured), global product expert, benefits at E.On.Runners up included Adam Brooke, international benefits manager at Standard Chartered Bank (previously employee benefits and wellness manager at JP Morgan), Joanna Bean, head of reward, UK and Ireland at Samsung, Henk Verhoek, head of international reward at AB Sugar and British Sugar, and Gary Wilkins, global head of compensation and benefits at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.This year’s winner will be announced at the Employee Benefits Awards and Summer Party. The event will take place at the Artillery Gardens at the HAC on Friday 3 June.Send your nominations to read more

Pension transfers could cost members £2600 over expected lifetime

first_imgPension members choosing to transfer out of their employer’s scheme could receive an income that is £2,600 lower over their expected lifetime, according to research by XPS Pensions Group.The report, Member Outcomes Under Freedom and Choice, published today (7 August 2018), looks at data on defined benefits (DB) scheme transfers, collated by XPS Administration over the period since 2016.The research also found:Depending on the choice of retirement vehicle chosen to receive a transfer, an individual could run out of money seven years earlier if they draw an income of £10,000 per year, and could risk leaving an inheritance of £340,000 lower at the end of their expected lifetime.In an analysis of more than 6,000 transfers from DB schemes, 9% went to a full self-invested personal pension (SIPP), and 86% to a platform SIPP.The average transfer size is £230,000, which could equate to an annual pension of between £7,000 and £10,000.An additional 1% of fees each year, charged as a member moves from an occupational pension scheme into an SIPP, could cost from £100,000 to £150,000 on a £250,000 transfer over a 20-year investment.Wayne Segers, principal, XPS Pensions Group, said: “Members deserve better guidance from the pensions industry. Advisers, employers, and trustees can do more to help them at this vulnerable time. It is hard to escape the fact that the last place where collective, cost effective support can be provided to people is while they are still members of their employer occupational pension scheme.“Charging structures can be complex and confusing and employees may end up paying for flexibility in investments that they don’t need and will never use. With a continued surge in transfers from [DB] schemes expected, it will be important for UK companies to help their employees and ensure they are supported in making good decisions with their pension savings.“Given the amounts of pension savings being transferred and the range of outcomes people face, more needs to be done to ensure people don’t lose out in retirement. Recent high-profile cases have highlighted the need for employers to take ownership to ensure members don’t make poor choices that may lead to reduced income in retirement and the risk of employers themselves being criticised in retrospect. Better support and education is needed so that those choosing to move their pension away from their employer’s scheme make an informed decision.”last_img read more

EXCLUSIVE Michael Caines MBE encourages staff to experience the exceptional

first_imgEmployee Benefits Connect 2019: Michelin star chef Michael Caines MBE (pictured) ensures employee engagement by placing passion at the centre of strategy, and encouraging staff to appreciate and buy into the customer experience they are part of creating.In the closing keynote address at Employee Benefits Connect 2019, titled ‘The secret sauce of winning leadership’, Caines told stories from his own background and working life, sharing how challenges and hurdles along the journey have helped shape his approach to being a leader. He also described how he built his country house hotel, Lympstone Manor in Exmouth, from a dilapidated wedding venue into a thriving business with engaged, passionate staff.When employees are inducted, for example, they are shown a video expressing Caines’ viewpoint and passion for the business. This is a method of gaining their buy-in into the organisation’s values and mission from day one.“No matter what department they’re in, part of their induction day is to get them into the brand and get them into a sense of the journey that’s been taken to get to Lympstone Manor,” he explained.Other methods Caines uses to ensure that employees value the experience they are providing, is that after one year of service, staff members are able to stay and dine at the hotel for free. This is seen as both a perk and a method of ensuring that they realise the value of their work.At festive dinners that take place each year, employees are shown promotional videos and informed about projects that are underway within the business. The organisation also uses champions and ambassadors to use storytelling and broadcast messages about key products and developments.“We see our business through the individuals that we employ,” he said. “[The business] has captured my heart, and now I want it to capture the hearts of others.“We have a strong identity in [the phrase] ‘experience the exceptional’. That’s not just for our guests, that’s also for our staff. Even if they leave us, we want them to feel that their time with us has been exceptional.”Caines noted that an important part of the organisation’s journey was creating a brand and a sense of identity and place. This aims to be seen not just by guests, but lived throughout the day-to-day workings of the hotel. At the core, Caines said, is passion.“Passion for food, passion for hospitality, passion for wine, a passion for housekeeping; we don’t leave anyone out,” he explained. “We use that as a narrative to empower and also buy-in our staff.”When it comes to environmental commitments, for example, the hotel is committed to ‘guilt-free pleasure’, and Caines stated that it is important for staff to be able to see sustainable values being carried through each element of the business, from removing plastic straws to sourcing local produce, reinforcing the brand.“We bring our staff into our projects, so that they can be a narrative [about] what we do,” he said. “So many of us do amazing stuff within our workplace, but we never really record it, so we lose the opportunity to tell the story. It’s a great marketing tool but also acts as a huge empowerment [tool] for your staff.”Caines went on to outline the key ingredients that make up strong leadership, which include honesty, leading by example, accountability, good communications, being willing to delegate and empower, and fairness. He also explained that it is important to set clear goals for individuals and teams, and to motivate employees and recognise their effort.“It’s about future-proofing and inspiring the next generation, and to do that you have to lead by example,” he said. “The engagement of staff is a reflection of your own leadership ability. One team, one dream, one outcome.”last_img read more

Vanessa Medina

first_imgGeneral Assignment ReporterMiami native Vanessa Medina joined 7 NEWS in January 2007 as a general assignment reporter. She spent two years at WKMG, the CBS affiliate in Orlando as a reporter / fill-in anchor. Vanessa is no stranger to WSVN. She began her career in television at WSVN as an associate producer in the late nineties and is a graduate of Florida International University. She also worked as a reporter at WSBT-TV in Sound Bend, Indiana. During her stint at WSBT, Vanessa was recognized by the Associated Press for best investigative story after exposing loopholes in school records.Follow @vanessa_medinaVanessa is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. She is a licensed skydiver and very happy to be home!Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Police chase ends in multivehicle crash in Sunrise

first_imgPolice have not released the name or details about the subject’s injuries.Crews have been in the process of cleanup for the past few hours.One resident told 7News what the commotion sounded like. “I was in the house with my baby, laying down, and I heard the boom, boom, boom,” she said. “Then I hear my landlord screaming, making noise, so I ran outside, and when I ran outside, I see a cop jump on top of the Honda in the middle, yank the body out, one of the suspects, I guess, and then the other suspect, he was already on the ground, unresponsive.”Both suspects now face aggravated battery charges.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. SUNRISE, FLA. (WSVN) – A police chase that started in Hollywood came to a crashing end in Sunrise, with two people taken into police custody.According to Hollywood Police, their officers were pursuing a vehicle in Hollywood that ended in a multi-vehicle crash in Sunrise, Wednesday afternoon.The crash involving at least four vehicles happened along 19th Street and Sunset Strip in Sunrise, at around 2:45 p.m.Officials said two suspects were injured and transported to Broward Health Medical Center. Another driver was also hurt and taken to a nearby hospital.7News sources said that police were conducting a narcotics investigation. When they tried to pull over the subject driving the white Honda he took off. The driver then led police on a chase up Interstate 95.Police said at some point, the driver tried to hit an officer. No officers were injured, however.The chase ended in Sunrise after the suspect sped through a stop sign before colliding into the other vehicles. last_img read more

Woman works to reunite American flag found on Miami road with family

first_imgMariotti is hoping that by getting the word out, she can reunite the flag with the right family. “We’ve been making a lot of effort getting the word out there,” she said. “Being that it’s in Miami, we’re going to need someone who has connections over there to hopefully get it circulated.”Steps for the proper care, handling and even disposal of American flags are outlined in the United States flag code.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – A Florida woman is on a mission to find the family of a fallen hero after she found a folded American flag on a Miami street.Laura Mariotti found the flag, which was folded in a triangle, on a busy road, in late January. The Cape Coral resident believes that the flag belongs with a fallen soldier.“We noticed the flag in the middle of the road being repeatedly run over, so we were compelled to turn around and stop and take it,” Mariotti said.She said that this comes close to home. “My father is a Vietnam vet, and my grandfathers both served in World War II,” Mariotti said, “so for that reason, it’s particularly important to me.”Traditionally, flags folded in this manner are presented to the next of kin when members of the military pass away.“There’s a sequence when they fold the flag into a triangle with the blue and the white stars and they place it on the casket,” said Tom Clifford, who’s with The American Legion.The flag is usually accompanied by a name plate, but this one did not have one. last_img read more

Man killed in shooting outside Club Space in Miami

first_imgIf you have any information on this fatal shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – Police are searching for the people responsible for a shooting outside of Club Space in Downtown Miami that left one man dead, Sunday morning.According to City of Miami Police, a fight broke out among two groups of people in the parking lot outside the club, located near North Miami Avenue and 11th Street, at around 7:30 a.m.Investigators said multiple shots were fired during the fight.When first responders arrived, they found the victim unresponsive. “We found one adult male, possibly between 25 and 35 years of age, who sustained a gunshot wound,” said Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll.Paramedics transported the man to Ryder Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead.No arrests have been made at this time.Homicide detectives will be reviewing surveillance video to search for clues, officials said. last_img read more