President Trump wants military to secure border with Mexico

first_img AP Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitter WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wants to use the military to secure the U.S.-Mexico border until his promised border wall is built.Speaking at a lunch with Baltic leaders, Trump said he’s been discussing the idea with his Defense Secretary, Jim Mattis.“We’re going to be doing things militarily. Until we can have a wall and proper security, we’re going to be guarding our border with the military,” he said, calling the measure a “big step.”Video Playerhttp://www.kusi.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/trump-military-to-border.mp4Media error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not foundmejs.download-file: http://www.kusi.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/trump-military-to-border.mp4?_=100:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.“We really haven’t done that before, or certainly not very much before,” he said.“We’re going to be doing things militarily. Until we can have a wall and proper security, we’re going to be guarding our border with the military,” he said, calling the measure a “big step.”“We really haven’t done that before, or certainly not very much before,” he said.The number declined during the second year to about 3,000.Over the two years, about 29,000 National Guard forces participated in the missions, as forces rotated in and out.The Guard members were used for surveillance, communications, administrative support, intelligence, analysis and, in some cases, the installation of border security infrastructure. Over the two years, more than 30 miles of fencing and 13 miles of road were built, and more than 86 miles of vehicle barriers were installed.Active duty U.S. troops were not used for the operation since there are prohibitions on using so-called Title 10 troops for law enforcement and similar duties within the United StatesTrump’s announcement came a day administration officials said they’re crafting a new legislative package aimed at closing immigration “loopholes.”Trump also called on Republican lawmakers to immediately pass a border bill using the “Nuclear Option if necessary” to muscle it through, as part of a flurry of tweets on the subject over the last several days.The president has also been declaring protections for so-called Dreamer immigrants “dead,” accusing Democrats of allowing “open borders, drugs and crime” and warning Mexico to halt the passage of “caravans” of immigrants or risk U.S. abandonment of the North American Free Trade Agreement.Trump has been seething since realizing the major spending bill he signed last month barely funds the wall he has promised supporters. The $1.3 trillion funding package included $1.6 billion in border wall spending — far less than the $25 billion Trump made a last-minute push to secure. And much of that money can be used only to repair existing segments, not to build new sections.Among the new measures the administration is pursuing: ending special safeguards that prevent the immediate deportation of children arrested at the border and traveling alone. Under current law, unaccompanied children from countries that don’t border the U.S. are turned over to the Department of Health and Human Services and undergo often lengthy deportation proceedings before an immigration judge instead of being immediately deported.The administration is also pushing Congress to terminate a 1997 court settlement that requires the government to release children from custody to parents, adult relatives or other caretakers as their court cases proceed. Officials complain that many children never show up at their hearings.The proposals appear the same as those included on an immigration wish list the White House released in October but failed to gain traction during negotiations over the border wall. Such proposals are likely to face opposition from moderate Republicans and Democrats going into the midterm elections. But Trump appears intent on ensuring the issues remain at the forefront of public conversation, even though the spending bill was widely seen as the last major legislation likely passed this year.Trump’s past calls to for the “nuclear option” — changing Senate rules so that a simple majority of 51 votes is needed to advance legislation, instead of the current 60 votes — have been dismissed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell says Republicans will welcome the 60-vote margin if they return to the minority. The current 51-49 Senate split favors Republicans.Trump announced last year that he was ending DACA, the program that protects young “Dreamer” immigrants and allows them to work legally in the country, but the Department of Homeland Security is continuing to issue renewals because of a court order.Notably, Trump’s favored solution for extending the protections mustered only 39 votes in the Senate, meaning it couldn’t have passed even if the rules had been changed.Trump also warned Mexico to halt the passage of about 1,100 migrants, many from Honduras, who had been marching in a caravan along roadsides and train tracks in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca.“If it reaches our border, our laws are so weak and so pathetic,” Trump claimed. “It’s like we have no border.”These “Stations of the Cross” migrant caravans have been held in southern Mexico for at least the last five years. They began as short processions of migrants, some dressed in biblical garb and carrying crosses, as an Easter-season protest against attacks against Central Americans as they cross Mexico.The caravan that once numbered 1,150 or more people actually halted days ago in the town of Matias Romero in the southern state of Oaxaca, where participants slept out in the open. After days of walking along roadsides and train tracks, the organizers now plan to try to get buses to take participants to the final event, an immigrants’ rights conference in the central state of Puebla later this week. Updated: 11:35 AM Posted: April 3, 2018center_img President Trump wants military to secure border with Mexico AP, April 3, 2018last_img read more

AAA says Christmas is the busiest time for air travel

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitter Updated: 6:32 PM December 24, 2018 KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego International Airport is a busy place to be this holiday season. As a matter of fact, it’s breaking records!AAA predicts that one third of Americans will travel this season, whether it’s on a plane, train or in a car.That makes this the busiest traveling season on record.A lot of people seem to be heading out of San Diego for a white Christmas, but there will be plenty of people making their way here too.San Diego is the top destination to head to in all of California for the holidays. center_img AAA says Christmas is the busiest time for air travel KUSI Newsroom, Posted: December 24, 2018last_img read more

Explosion in Valencia Park linked to homemade meth lab

first_img 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) – An explosion in Valencia Park that sent a 38-year-old man to the hospital is now linked to a suspected homemade meth lab, said Drug Enforcement Administration officials.Police and firefighters responded to an explosion Friday night that hospitalized a man with burn and shrapnel injuries. Police say it happened in the backyard of the home, which is located near an elementary school. They believe the man was holding the object that exploded in his hand, which resulted in injuries to his face, arms and upper body.Officials said that when the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department got to the scene they found meth lab materials and bomb-making materials inside the home. They also found drugs and weapons.Overnight, neighboring residents were evacuated as the Sheriff’s Bomb Squad, SDFD and several Federal agencies investigated the scene. The bomb squad has since blown up several unstable devices and materials.The man remains in the hospital and is expected to recover. KUSI Newsroom, Explosion in Valencia Park linked to homemade meth lab Posted: June 22, 2019 Updated: 10:18 PMcenter_img June 22, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

ASA Participates in High Level Trade Meetings with Chinese Officials

first_imgRepresentatives of the American Soybean Association (ASA), a trade group representing 25,000 United States soybean producers, today joined Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick during U.S.-China agriculture trade discussions with a senior level Chinese delegation led by Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi for the Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT). The meeting was held at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.”On behalf of U.S. soybean farmers, I want to thank Secretary Veneman and Ambassador Zoellick for all the help they have provided to the soybean industry, and I would like to welcome representatives of the Chinese delegation,” said ASA Washington Representative John Gordley. “American farmers thank the people of China for their purchases of U.S. soybeans, which have been vital to farmer profitability.”With support from the Foreign Agricultural Service and soybean farmers’ checkoff investments, ASA opened an office in China and began working with the Chinese industry 21 years ago. ASA’s mission in China has always been one of working closely with Chinese aquaculture, livestock, feed milling, and soybean processing industries to increase their production and efficiency. This work not only increased demand for soybeans, but also resulted in the production of better and more food for the Chinese people. So while U.S. soybean farmers have greatly benefited from ASA’s work, so have Chinese consumers.On issues of policy, ASA strongly supported China’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO), and ASA actively and successfully lobbied Congress to grant China Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) status. Today, China is the largest export market in the world for U.S. soybean farmers, accounting for over one-third of total U.S. exports. This marketing year alone, China has purchased over 8.2 million metric tons of soybeans, with a farm-gate value of over $2.2 billion.U.S. soybean producers have benefited from strong market demand from China. Imports of soybeans from the U.S. allow China to keep meat and vegetable oil supplied and prices under control for Chinese consumers. As ASA’s work in China has created additional demand in China from the livestock and aquaculture industries, Chinese soybean producers also have benefited from this additional demand building.”The soybean success story that the United States and China have to tell is truly a win-win story,” Gordley said. “We have proven that everyone prospers when governments and industries on both sides of the Pacific work together, and ASA is proud of the role it has played in helping feed the Chinese people.”last_img read more

Soy Growers Respond to Preliminary FDA Decision on PartiallyHydrogenated Oils

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) responded today to a notice from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that the agency has made a tentative determination to rescind the Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status for partially-hydrogenated oils (PHO), including partially-hydrogenated vegetable oil (PHVO). The process of partially-hydrogenating vegetable oils to make them more stable for certain baking, frying, or food applications has taken place since the 1930s – a process that results in the formation of some trans fats. Due to indications that increased consumption of trans fats may negatively affect coronary health, the FDA started requiring in 2006 that food nutrition panels identify the amount of trans fats in food products. In response to today’s notice by the FDA, Mississippi soybean farmer and ASA President Danny Murphy issued the following statement:“The vast majority of soybean oil consumed is not partially hydrogenated and is free of trans fats, so consumers can be assured of the continued safety and healthfulness of soybean oil and the many food products that contain it. It’s also important to remember that soybean oil is a very healthy oil that is high in poly-unsaturated fats and has high levels of heart-healthy Omega-3 fatty acids.“Since the FDA announced plans to require the labeling of trans fat content in food products in 2003, the soybean industry, food manufacturers, and vegetable oil processors all have worked to greatly reduce the amount of partially hydrogenated oils and trans fats in food products. According to the FDA’s own analysis, average consumer consumption of trans fats has fallen by more than 70 percent in the past decade. We’ve replaced the functional characteristics that some baking and frying applications needed from partially hydrogenated oils through blending of various oils, the blending of fully hydrogenated soybean oil (which does not contain any trans fats) with liquid soybean and other oils, and other processes that reduce or eliminate trans fats.“Additionally, seed and technology companies within the soybean industry have developed soybean varieties that are high in heart-healthy high oleic fatty acids and eliminate the need for partial hydrogenation. These high-oleic soybean oil varieties enable food companies to get the functionality they desire for flavor stability, texture, and other important characteristics while avoiding the tradeoff to higher saturated fat or trans fat levels that comes with using palm oil or partially hydrogenated oil for stability. The soy checkoff is working closely with these companies to accelerate the commercialization of these high oleic soybean varieties, and we expect to have significant quantities of high oleic soybean oil available in the marketplace by 2016.“Given that the food and vegetable oil industries have already moved to greatly reduce trans fats in food products and in Americans’ diets, we do have questions about the need for FDA to take this proposed action. Further, we have concerns that if the FDA were to finalize this determination, food processors may be pressured to replace remaining partially hydrogenated oils with those high in saturated fat such as palm or coconut oils, which would not be a good outcome for consumers. Finally, since it will take a few years to ramp up high oleic soybean production to provide an economical alternative to food processors, we believe any final FDA determination on the matter should reflect this timeframe.”We will respond to FDA’s request for comments and continue to work with our industry partners to maintain the progress of our industry and ensure the health and safety of American consumers.”last_img read more

Police aided by OnStar find stolen car capture man

first_imgA man who was in the jail on Thursday night for allegedly possessing a stolen car can thank the OnStar vehicle-locating system — and a police dog that sniffed him out in the Minnehaha area Thursday afternoon.John Vanzant, 31, an Oregon resident, was being held on $15,000 bail on suspicion of possessing a stolen car and attempting to elude police, a jail employee said.The several-hour manhunt started late Thursday morning, when Onstar notified 911 dispatchers that a brown Saturn, which had been stolen in Portland, had been detected stopped near the Westfield Vancouver mall, said Officer Dave Chamblee with the Vancouver Police Department.Officers went there and found the car parked and unoccupied, and watched until a man got inside and drove away. Officers followed the Saturn and turned on their flashers, but the driver accelerated away, Chamblee said.Early Thursday afternoon, Vanzant, who allegedly abandoned the Saturn in the area of Northeast St. Johns Boulevard and 41st Street, was spotted. He fled on foot and was captured in an alley, Chamblee said.Vanzant was treated for a minor dog bite and taken to jail, Chamblee said.last_img read more

Weather Eye Remember last year Weve hit the jackpot weatherwise

first_imgI hope you are enjoying the pleasant temperatures this week, with predicted highs around 80 degrees or so, plus or minus. Remember last year at this time? We were in a record-breaking heat wave, with highs of 103, 106 and 108 on July 27, 28 and 29. The 106-degree reading was of course Vancouver’s all-time high temperature — a record that lasted one whole day.We also had 10 days in a row of 90 degrees or better, ending on August 4th with a cool 85 degrees. One noteworthy item is that the overnight lows, while the days were over 100 degrees, were around 70 degrees. Goodness, we had to struggle to make that for our highs not so long ago. We have had five days so far this month with highs below 70 degrees.So, not much new in the forecast with fairly “normal” weather and seasonable highs, depending on any cloudiness that may filter inland. We just managed to bump 90 degrees on Sunday for our fourth day at that heat. Normally we get about 10 days with highs of 90 degrees or better during the summer.With August just around the corner, I don’t see another heat wave in the offing — just downright nice summer weather the next 15 days or so. That means we would have to get some late-season warming to tally up some more 90-degree days. Stay tuned.Meanwhile, the rest of the country is sweltering in high heat and humidity, not to mention some good summer storms and heavy rainfall. You heard of the 15 inches of rain in just 48 hours over the weekend in Iowa. Arizona and New Mexico are experiencing their summer “monsoons,” with some pretty good storms scattered about.last_img read more

High school club aims to keep peers drug alcoholfree

first_imgWhen Sammy Magana walks down the hallways of Mountain View High School, she’s often troubled by the overheard conversations.She hears teenagers like her talking about going to parties, drinking and using drugs. They talk as if they’re planning a trip to the mall.“They do it so casually,” she said, “like it’s so normal.”Her classmate Tevin Green agreed.“It’s become almost socially acceptable to our generation,” he said.Magana, Green and a handful of other students in Mountain View’s Prevention Club sat down with community leaders Friday and discussed ways to keep their peers drug- and alcohol-free.And they’ve got their work cut out for them. In the most recently Health Youth Survey, about 22 percent of Clark County 12th-graders admitted to binge drinking (consuming five or more drinks in a row).While many students may not agree with their peers’ decision to use drugs and alcohol, they don’t voice their disapproval, Green said.Students don’t want to be seen as judgmental if they speak out, Fabien Celestin said.But the adults in the room weren’t going to let the students go unchallenged.“Why can’t you create peer pressure that is the opposite direction?” asked Rick Terrell, chairman of the board of RS Medical in Vancouver.Confront classmates. Tell them the cost and impact their decisions have on their community, Terrell said.The students agreed peer pressure still exists in high schools but not as it’s often portrayed in movies. Students don’t go around campus trying to get others to use drugs. Rather, students start experimenting because their friends are.last_img read more

Announcing the Columbians first tweetup

first_imgWhat: The Columbian’s first tweetup.When: 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 1.Where: Pizza Schmizza, 910 N.E. Tenney Road, Suite B119, Vancouver, WA 98685.Cost: Free. Pizza and soda will be available for purchase. Tweetup attendees will receive a 25% discount.Information: http://columbian.eventbrite.com.We at The Columbian are happy to announce our very first tweet-up. We’re holding a gathering for our Twitter followers on March 1 at Pizza Schmizza in Salmon Creek.It’s been a fun year for the Columbian as we’ve greatly expanded our social media efforts, especially on Twitter. All of our reporters are now on Twitter and are tweeting breaking news, sharing links to stories, and interacting with followers.We feel the time is right to take the conversation offline, as well. We’d love to meet you in-person, talk about the issues of the day, and find out what matters to you when it comes to our coverage. We’ve created an Eventbrite invitation with complete event details.Web Editor Libby Clark and Social Media Coordinator Matt Wastradowski will be on hand, along with some of your favorite Columbian reporters.Tweetup attendees will receive 25% discounts on all food and soda purchases. Wi-Fi will be available for those hoping to live-tweet the festivities.Have questions or comments? Is there anything in particular that you’d like to chat with us about? Leave a comment below, e-mail matt.wastradowski@columbian.com or tweet @thecolumbian. Hope to see you there.last_img read more

Boldt will likely advance to general against Madore

first_imgClark County Commissioner Marc Boldt has seemingly secured his second-place finish in the primary election, as updated results released Thursday showed him with an extended lead over Democrat Roman Battan.“It looks pretty good,” Boldt said Thursday from Stevenson, where he was attending a Washington Association of Counties meeting. Boldt serves as the organization’s vice president.Boldt, 57, said he’s thankful for the support of voters and looking forward to facing Vancouver Republican David Madore, 61, in the Nov. 6 general election.“I was telling a few people the other night that I never thought a silver medal was the best, but it’s pretty good to have right now,” Boldt said.According to the latest results, Madore has a 487-vote lead over Boldt, a Hockinson Republican.Boldt has a 212-vote edge over Battan, a Camas resident in his first political race.An additional 10,649 ballots were counted Thursday. Of those, 2,909 ballots were from voters in District 2 who voted in the commissioner race.Auditor Greg Kimsey said all but about 3,000 ballots have been counted, and not all of those ballots are from District 2. Kimsey said 1,500 ballots will be counted Friday, Aug. 10, but the remaining ballots will take a few weeks to sort out because they have been challenged or they need to be duplicated because they cannot be read by the scanner.Battan, 31, said Thursday that he’ll be eager to see the final results, but acknowledged “at this point, it doesn’t really look good.”last_img read more

Promdate rejection investigated in Conn school killing

first_imgHARTFORD, Conn. — A 16-year-old girl was stabbed to death inside a Connecticut high school Friday, and police were investigating whether a boy attacked her after she turned down an invitation to be his prom date.Maren Sanchez was stabbed in a hallway of Jonathan Law High School in Milford, about an hour’s drive from New York City, around 7:15 a.m. Staff members and paramedics performed life-saving measures on the girl, but she was pronounced dead at a hospital, police said.The 16-year-old boy was charged with murder as a juvenile offender. Police said the suspect, whose name was not released, was being held Friday afternoon in police custody at a medical facility and could be charged later as an adult. Imani Langston, who describes herself as one of Sanchez’s best friends, said students were gathered in an auditorium when a teacher came and told them Sanchez had been stabbed.“She basically just explained to us that Maren Sanchez got stabbed in the throat for saying no about going to prom” with the suspect, she said.last_img read more

Developer to build Fred Meyer fuel center retail

first_imgVancouver-based MAJ Development Corp. has submitted an application to construct a fueling station for Fred Meyer as part of a retail complex on four reconfigured lots in the Salmon Creek area of Vancouver.The project, called Salmon Creek Retail, is to be developed in three phases at 406 N.E. 139th St., across the street from Fred Meyer and just off the Interstate 5 interchange under construction at 139th.The work calls for a 6,000-square-foot multi-tenant retail building with a drive-through, a 3,800-square-foot financial building with drive through and a 6,400-square-foot auto care center for Gaynor’s Automotive on property currently occupied by Gaynor’s.last_img

Paintings in national parks spark investigation furor

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY — A series of colorful, eerie faces painted on rocks in some of the West’s most pristine, well-known national parks has sparked an investigation by authorities and a furor online.National Park Service agents have found the images at five parks in California, Utah and Oregon so far. Park Service spokesman Jeffrey Olson said the vandalism could lead to felony charges for the person responsible. The images appear to come from a New York state woman traveling across the West this summer and documenting her work on Instagram and Tumblr, said Casey Schreiner of modernhiker.com, whose blog post tipped off authorities. The investigation also is the subject of well-trafficked Reddit threads, with people railing against the drawings as the defacing of irreplaceable natural landscapes. “You’re seeing this emotional response of people who feel like they’ve been kicked in the gut,” Schreiner said. It’s not the first time vandalism in parks has been documented on social media. Last year in Utah, two Boy Scout leaders caused an online uproar when they recorded themselves toppling an ancient rock formation at Goblin Valley State Park and posted it on YouTube. But in this case, the woman appears to consider the work an artistic expression, Schreiner said. One photo online shows a painting of a woman’s face on a rock outcropping against the panoramic sweep of Oregon’s Crater Lake National Park. In another, a line drawing of a woman smoking a cigarette appears on red rock in Utah’s Canyonlands. It is about the size of a backpack.last_img read more

Spain increases terror threat level after France attack

first_imgMADRID — Spain raised its terror threat level Wednesday following the attack on a French satirical newspaper that killed 12 people.But Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz said there was no intelligence indicating the nation faces imminent danger more than a decade after it was hit with Europe’s worst Islamic terror attack.The threat level was raised from Level 2 to Level 3, with four being the highest on the scale. The move means that authorities will increase security measures at key infrastructure installations, but Fernandez Diaz didn’t specify which ones.Spain last used the terror Level 3 measure in June for nine days when the country prepared for the coronation of King Felipe VI.About 200 people in Madrid gathered outside the French Embassy Wednesday night to voice their outrage about the attack on the Charlie Hebdo newspaper. Some held pens aloft in support of the newspaper’s satirical cartoon-like drawings while others chanted “Freedom of Expression” and “We Are All Charlie.”A similar rally with about 200 people was held outside the French Consulate in Barcelona.In March 2004, bombs on rush-hour trains killed 191 people in Madrid in Europe’s most deadly Islamic terror attack.On Wednesday, the offices of the leading El Pais newspaper were evacuated after the France attack when a person left a package that security personnel deemed suspicious. Journalists spent about an hour outside the building until police determined the package containing a bottle connected to a cable wasn’t explosive.The Madrid Press Association representing journalists in the Spanish capital condemned the Charlie Hebdo shootings as a “blatant attack on freedom of the press intended at fostering a climate of journalistic fear and self-censorship.”The association added in its statement: “Killing the messenger, in this case journalists, has always been the method of intolerant and fanatical people to restrict freedom of expression and to restrict citizens’ rights to information.”last_img read more

Top 10 most read stories 1925 October 2017

first_imgThe top 10 most read stories on www.employeebenefits.co.uk between 19 and 25 October 2017 were:Facebook and Northern Gas and Power among UK’s best organisations for workplace cultureHeineken awarded for pensions communicationEXCLUSIVE: 30% of employers plan to prioritise wellbeing for 2018Weetabix Food Company reports a 5.4% mean gender pay gapEXCLUSIVE: Fitflop holds global step challenge for 200 staff worldwideEXCLUSIVE: Hays holds pensions roadshows for 3,500 UK employeesPoll: 56% think employers in the gig economy should provide minimum benefitsNew Zealand to increase minimum wage to $20 an hourThe Central Intelligence Agency motivates canine staff with playtimeSavers access £14.2bn through pension freedomslast_img

Gatwick Airport and Tesco shortlisted for best pensions communications

first_imgCredit Suisse, Gatwick Airport, Hogan Lovells and Tesco are among the organisations shortlisted in the best pensions communications category for the Employee Benefits Awards 2018.This award celebrates employers that have implemented effective pensions communications strategies.The full category shortlist is:Credit Suisse, Credit Suisse Master Trust (Entered by Aon)DAC Beachcroft, Financial Wellbeing: PensionsGatwick AirportHogan Lovells, Hogan Lovells WorkSave Pension Plan (Entered by Conduent HR Services)Nationwide Building Society, Pensions Mandatory E-LearningTesco, Tesco Retirement Savings PlanThe winning organisation will be announced at the Employee Benefits Awards and Summer Party 2018 at The Pavilion at The Tower of London on Friday 8 June 2018.See the full shortlist.For more information or to book your table.last_img read more

Amber Alert issued for Fort Myers 9yearold

first_imgFORT MYERS, Fla. (WSVN) — A Florida Amber Alert has been issued for a missing 9-year-old girl from Fort Myers.Diana Alvares was last seen Sunday, in the 3500 Block of Unique Circle, in Fort Myers, wearing a short-sleeve shirt and shorts.Alvares is a white, Hispanic girl standing 4 feet 5 inches tall and weighing about 95 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes.Officials believe the girl may be in the company of Jorge Guerrero, who is a 28-year-old white, Hispanic male.Guerrero stands at 5 feet 5 inches and weighs about 145 pounds. He is known to have ties to the Orange County and Okeechobee County areas.Guerrero is also believed to be traveling in a tan Chevrolet Malibu with Florida tag number 78NHD, according to officials. If you have any information on their whereabouts, please call police.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Hundreds protest algae crisis on Stuart Beach

first_imgSTUART, Fla. (WSVN) — Hundreds hit the beach to protest an algae emergency on Florida’s Trasure Coast, Saturday morning.Demonstrators flooded Stuart Beach, forming the words “Buy the Land” on the sand. The group called for the state to purchase 50,000 acres of land in the Everglades Agricultural Area to store water from Lake Okeechobee.Pollutants from the lake were flushed out to sea, causing a massive bloom of foul-smelling algae.Florida Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in four counties. The Army Corps of Engineers is taking steps to reduce the amount of water flowing out from Lake Okeechobee.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Customs and Border Patrol agents honored for saving man

first_imgMIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) – Four Customs and Border Patrol officers were honored, Thursday, for saving a man who had suffered a heart attack.The agents were named “Co-Employees of the Year” at Miami International Airport’s annual employee recognition gala.The agents saved a 62-year-old man who had a heart attack after arriving on a flight from Cuba, in July.“I feel very good, very emotional, extremely grateful for these men,” the man said. “I owe them my life. They did everything they could to save me. I’m glad I can be here tonight to thank them.”The agents performed CPR and used a defibrillator on the man until paramedics arrived.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Man fatally struck on SR 112 seen in video of ambush

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Dramatic surveillance video shows a man attacking a Northwest Miami-Dade homeowner moments before, officials said, he was struck and killed on State Road 112 trying to flee from police.The homeowner, a U.S. Army vet, shared the footage that captured a gunman approaching him from behind, Thursday night, as he tried to get inside his home.But the victim fought back. “He came too close, and I knocked the gun out of his hand,” said the homeowner. “We got in a little struggle, but he got it back, then he hauled buggy.”The subject would later try to drive away from police on State Road 112. At one point, investigators said, he stopped his car and ran across three lanes of traffic. A taxi hit him, killing him.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more