Crews extinguish boat fire in Fort Lauderdale

Crews extinguish boat fire in Fort Lauderdale

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – A small boat erupted in flames in Fort Lauderdale, Wednesday morning.Rescue crews responded to the scene of the fire on Marina Bay Drive East, near Marina Mile Boulevard, just after 10:30 a.m.Crews were able to put out the flames.No one was hurt.The cause of the fire remains under investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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Local organization flies in St Thomas family seeking aid

Local organization flies in St Thomas family seeking aid

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida organization is helping out a family from the U.S. Virgin Islands that was seeking safety after Hurricanes Irma and Maria.Natalie Hollins and her loved ones were flown into Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport from St. Thomas as part of a relief effort by a local organization called V.I. Angels.Among the evacuees was an elderly man in need of hospice care.Hollins thanked the woman that helped make their flight possible. “We’ve been struggling, and I’ve been trying to get him off island desperately,” she said, “and if it weren’t for the help of Patty Washington, this beautiful woman, I’m so happy to meet her, so happy to be on the ground here.”After receiving a warm welcome at the airport, paramedics transported the elderly man to a medical center in Boca Raton.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Group of students get free computers for going extra mile in school

Group of students get free computers for going extra mile in school

first_imgMIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – A group of South Florida students were rewarded with some free tech for going above and beyond in their classroom.Cory Jackson, a seventh grader at North County K-8 Center, was among 24 students who left school with his very own computer.“Just showed up to tutoring every day and brought up my academic grade,” Cory said. “Working hard pays off.”The students were rewarded for going the extra mile after school, all thanks to a council for educational change partnership between the school’s principal and Joe Steen, founder of Empower IT.“He wanted to do something to motivate students to try hard, and he offered to give away some computers to students who participated in the after-school tutorial sessions,” said Melissa Mesa, North County’s Principal.Students like Cory didn’t know about the computers until a month and half after they enrolled in the after-school sessions — they were already motivated to improve their grades.“She stays on my laptop, and she’s killing the WiFi gigabyte, and I know that she’s doing her work,” said sixth grader Mariah Edison’s dad. All Mariah and the other students had to do to earn their computers was show up at least 80 percent of the time and work hard.“We don’t want them to feel defeated if they were having issues. We want them to show up,” said Steen. “We also didn’t want to just give computers away. We wanted them to earn them.”Mariah no longer has to work on her dad’s laptop and learned one of life’s biggest lessons: hard work really does pay off.“I didn’t know at first until our reading tutoring teacher. She said if you keep it up and do all right, we could probably win our own computer, so I was on the ball,” Mariah said.“I’m very proud of them because we have many after-school tutorial sessions,” said Mesa. “These were in addition to the ones that they were going to.”The computers were purchased from South Florida Digital Alliance, a nonprofit that provides refurbished computers at a discounted price.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Deputies detain person of interest after newborn found in Boca Raton dumpster

Deputies detain person of interest after newborn found in Boca Raton dumpster

first_imgBOCA RATON, FLA. (WSVN) – Deputies from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office have detained a person of interest after a newborn was found in a Boca Raton dumpster.Investigators said they detained a person of interest just after 7:50 p.m., Thursday.The baby was found inside a dumpster in an apartment complex, Wednesday morning.Deputies said the female infant is either black or Hispanic.The newborn is now in the custody of the Department of Children and Families.If you have any information on who may have left the baby, call Palm Beach Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Police Unknown shooter fired several shots at SW MiamiDade home

Police Unknown shooter fired several shots at SW MiamiDade home

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are searching for a person who fired several shots at a Southwest Miami-Dade home.The shooter fired several shots towards a house near Southwest 94th Court and 48th Street, Friday morning.An SUV parked in the driveway was also targeted.No one was home at the time of the shooting.Police have not made an arrest in the case. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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Senator Gauges Federal Programs Work With Small Businesses

Senator Gauges Federal Programs Work With Small Businesses

first_imgAccording to Risch, federal contracting for Alaska small businesses grew by more than $200 million last year. The administration helped U.S. small businesses contract for more than $105 billion of total federal work last year.___Information from: (Anchorage) Alaska Journal of Commerce, http://www.alaskajournal.com Alaska Native corporations and professional trade sector businesses testified that federal regulations often cause difficulty for the administration to efficiently guide the small businesses. The Alaska Journal of Commerce reports Republican Sen. Jim Risch, chairman of the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, aimed for the hearing last week to gather insight into how and if the programs are helping businesses navigate the federal contracting system.center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. senator from Idaho held an oversight hearing in Anchorage to receive feedback from Alaska business leaders on Small Business Administration programs.last_img read more

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Police Release Details From Last Weeks HighSpeed Chase

Police Release Details From Last Weeks HighSpeed Chase

first_imgMiller exited the vehicle and was arrested. He was charged with, Vehicle Theft 1, DUI for suspicion of drugs, Fail to Stop at the Direction of a Peace Officer, and Reckless Driving. He remanded to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. According to the Alaska State Troopers, AST received reports of a suspicious male attempting to get inside vehicles at a business on the Kenai Spur Highway.  A short time later the same individual, Lamar Miller, of Sterling stole a vehicle from the same business.  Soldotna Police observed the vehicle inside the city limits and attempted to stop the vehicle, but the vehicle failed to stop. AST continued and caught up with the vehicle on the Sterling Highway, continuing the pursuit.  The vehicle turned down a trail near Robinson Loop, continued a short distance and stopped.center_img Soldotna Police pursued the vehicle north on the Sterling Highway.  At approximately mile 91 mile, city limits of Soldotna, Soldotna Police terminated their pursuit, according to SPD. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A Sterling man was arrested after leading local law enforcement on a pursuit in a stolen vehicle down the Sterling Highway on August 7.last_img read more

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6YearOld Injured In Vehicle Collision While Waiting For School Bus

6YearOld Injured In Vehicle Collision While Waiting For School Bus

first_imgAccording to an online Trooper dispatch, investigation revealed Coleen Eisele, 38, of Sterling was backing up in her Buick SUV when she struck a Ford sedan that was parked waiting for the school bus. The Alaska State Troopers received a report of a two vehicle collision on Panoramic Drive, in Sterling, around 8:40am. The girl suffered a broken arm and was treated at the hospital. According to Troopers the investigation is still ongoing. A 6-year-old female was exiting the Ford sedan and was pinned between the door and car. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A 6-year-old sustained a broken arm after being pinned between a door and a car while waiting for the school bus on Tuesday.last_img

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Maker Media Nabs 5 Million Funding Round

first_img “The media industry is moving quickly and print, which is where we come from, is not the opportunity of the future, even though it’s doing well for us,” says Brockway. “We want to invest in where we think the future opportunity is.” The company produced 130 Maker Faires around the world in 2014, attracting close to 800,000 attendees. Brockway estimates the Faires will surpass one million attendees this year. While print is doing well, says Maker Media CEO Gregg Brockway, the new capital is mostly earmarked for growth platforms: digital and live events. The magazine, which debuted in 2005, has grown to a 300,000 circulation, but the Maker Faires, which launched a year later and attract a community of DIY technology hobbyists, have taken off. The digital properties, Makezine.com and a new community platform called MakerSpace attract about four million monthly visitors. Maker Media, which publishes the DIY technology magazine Make and runs the popular Maker Faires, landed $5 million in new funding through a group of investors. It’s the second raise for Maker Media since it spun off from O’Reilly Media two years ago.  center_img The third leg of Maker Media’s stool its ecommerce hub, Maker Shed, where it sells everything from DIY project packs to drones and 3D printers. In all, Maker Media has raised $10 million since it went independent. Investors in this round include Evan Williams’ Obvious Ventures, Raine Ventures and Azure Capital. Existing investors OATV and Floodgate added more to their stakes. Those opportunities include expanding MakerSpace, adding more video content and expanding Maker Media’s mobile platform.last_img read more

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Pennsylvania County Forms Group to Advocate for Ft Indiantown Gap

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Lebanon County commissioners have formed a local defense group to shield Fort Indiantown Gap, a National Guard training center in southeastern Pennsylvania, from possible cuts in a future BRAC round.The commissioners earlier received a $25,000 grant from the state to organize a local group to promote the installation, which employs 2,000 personnel.The commissioners will lead the local defense group with the support of a committee made up of staff members from Fort Indiantown Gap, county planners, local elected officials, business leaders and other stakeholders. The group’s first assignment will be to conduct a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats analysis of the post, reported the Lebanon Daily News.“The BRAC criteria traditionally focus on military value. What do we provide to the military,” said the installation’s public affairs officer Lt. Col. Dale Waltman. “Every installation will lose jobs and money into the community. So that’s not our focus. Our focus, in DOD’s eyes, would be, what value does Fort Indiantown Gap bring to the Department of Defense?”last_img read more

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