ASA Members DYL Recognized on AgriPulse 50 Farm Advocates Under 50 List

first_imgAmerican Soybean Association (ASA) members and DuPont Young Leaders are gaining recognition for taking the lead in important agriculture issues.Agri-Pulse released its article “50 Under 50” earlier this week, putting the spotlight on the young people hard at work on the farm and “packing a political punch” in today’s rural communities.ASA/DuPont Young Leaders mentioned include:Gary Baldosser, 47, Republic, OhioJacob Chisholm, 21, Gary, Minn.Jason Frerichs, 29, Wilmot, S.D.Ryan Bivens, 35, Hodgenville, Ky./President of the Kentucky Soybean Association BoardDow Brantley, 38, England, Ark.Kate Danner, 25, Roseville, Ill./ Illinois Soybean Association Soy AmbassadorAntron Williams, 31, Rowesville, S.C.Quint Pottinger, 25, New Haven, Ky./ Kentucky Soybean Association/ ASA DuPont Young Leader 2014Geoff Ruth, 30, Rising City, Nebraska/Chair of Nebraska Soybean AssociationAndrew Moore, 32, Resaca, Georgia/DuPont Young Leader 2014last_img read more

ASA to EPA Where Are Your Renewable Fuel Priorities

first_imgThe farmer leaders of the American Soybean Association (ASA) today voiced their exasperation, confusion and anger at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency following an announcement that the EPA will approve an application allowing Argentine biodiesel easier access to the U.S. market.“Today’s decision issued by EPA on Argentinian biodiesel shows a lack of coordination and alarming tone-deafness regarding the purposes of the Renewable Fuels Standard,” said ASA President and Brownfield, Texas, farmer Wade Cowan. “EPA has put the interests of our foreign competitors above those of soybean farmers here in the U.S. At this point, we can only scratch our heads and wonder what EPA’s priorities are when it comes to the domestic renewable fuels industry.”EPA’s announcement followed a December notice that the agency would postpone setting biofuels volume requirements for 2014 until early in 2015. Speaking at the National Biodiesel Board Conference last week, former Senator Byron Dorgan said EPA’s inability or unwillingness to set the 2014 RFS volume requirements demonstrated that there was “no minimum threshold for embarrassment” at EPA.Cowan added, “Do they recognize that they have not set volume requirements for 2014—which has already passed—or for 2015, which we’re already a month into? Do they realize that every link in the biodiesel supply chain—from soybean farmers to gas station owners—is in limbo, awaiting their long-delinquent action on these decisions? Do they recall that one of the purposes of this program is to increase domestic energy independence? It sure seems that the answer to each of these questions is a resounding ‘no’.”ASA wrote to EPA in March 2014 with questions and a request that the Argentine application be subject to a formal public comment period, given the potential ramifications and the numerous factors involved and impacts that go beyond EPA’s domain. EPA did not respond to ASA’s letter, and no public comment period was provided before its announcement. ASA is not aware of any requirement or deadline for EPA to act on the Argentine application.“President Obama should not be pleased with the job EPA is doing on renewable fuels. The agency’s manner of haphazard decision-making, which is so sorely lacking in direction, belies the Obama Administration’s support for the U.S. biofuels industry,” Cowan said. “Until the past year, the White House could rightly share the credit for the benefits that this industry has provided to the rural economy, energy security, and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. But these latest actions and inactions from EPA overshadow that progress and can only be seen as an embarrassment.”last_img read more

Senators Write to EPA to Urge Action on Biodiesel Volume Requirements

first_imgA letter led by Senators Heitkamp (D-ND), Grassley (R-IA), Blunt (R-MO) and Murray (D-WA) to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy urges EPA to finalize the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume requirements for biomass-based diesel for 2014, 2015, and 2016.  Thirty two Senators signed the letter urging EPA to get biodiesel back on schedule under the statutorily prescribed volume obligations process and quickly issue volumes for 2014 at the actual 2014 production numbers. They also cited the need to move forward on the 2015 and 2016 biodiesel volumes in a timely manner, ensuring that these delays do not become the norm for the industry.The EPA has not yet finalized the 2014 RFS standards and announced recently that it would not do so until this year. Additionally, the 2015 standard for biodiesel is also now approximately one year late, and the 2016 standard should have been established by December 2014.The letter also references the importance of EPA setting appropriate biodiesel volumes given their recent announcement that will streamline compliance requirements for biodiesel imported from Argentina. That approval will likely result in a significant increase in biodiesel imports from Argentina in coming years.ASA appreciates the members and state soybean association staff that contacted their Senate offices in support of this letter. These contacts made an obvious and significant impact as the number of Senators signing onto the letter increased following those calls.last_img read more

Poultry Feed Quality Improves Through ASAWISHHs AMPLIFIES Ghana Project

first_imgFeed millers in the West African country of Ghana have improved the quality of their feeds, thanks to the American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (ASA/WISHH) U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded AMPLIFIES Ghana Project.Feed experts from AMPLIFIES partner Kansas State University have trained feed millers like Alfred Okyere, who operates a toll mill that manufacturers feed for hundreds of poultry farmers.After assessing his production capacity and conducting feed uniformity tests, AMPLIFIES Ghana was able to show Okyere that the mill’s improperly mixed poultry rations were curbing growth rates in his customers’ flocks, as well as increasing the mill’s electricity costs.To address the problem, AMPLIFIES advised Okyere to change his worn feed mixer augers and make other adjustments He followed the recommendations, resulting in immediate feed uniformity improvements while reducing manufacturing times and electricity costs. Poultry farmers are now testifying that they see the benefits to their flocks and are recommending Okyere’s feeds to other farmers.Grateful to the AMPLIFIES project, Okyere is determined to continue to implement project recommendations to further improve his business prospects. Importantly, his customers will also continue to benefit from higher-quality poultry feeds, creating demand for improved livestock feeds that can be manufactured with U.S. soy.ASA/WISHH connects trade and development through AMPLIFIES Ghana and other initiatives that leverage state soybean checkoff support with government and other resources.last_img read more

Senate Democrats spending plan receives praise criticism

first_imgSenate Democrats unveil Wash. budget proposalSouthwest Washington educators and health care officials on Tuesday greeted the latest budget proposal by Senate Democrats a little more warmly than they received the House Democrats’ version, but the plan still prompted plenty of criticism.“Overall, we’re pretty pleased with it,” said Steve Olsen, chief fiscal officer of Vancouver Public Schools. But, he added, “the truth will be when the consensus budget comes out.”Clark County school districts fare slightly better in the state Senate budget, Olsen said, because the Senate budget doesn’t delay levy equalization payments, which help even the playing field for districts with comparatively lower property values. The Senate Democrats’ budget also reduces the size of kindergarten through third-grade classes at low-income schools, Olsen said.Higher education officials also were pleased with the Senate proposal. The House version unveiled last week would take about $65 million out of higher education, although some of it is added back in for specific programs.If approved, the supplemental operating budget proposed by Senate Democrats on Tuesday would be the first time since 2007 that Washington State University dodged appropriations cuts, according to a WSU news release. WSU, which has a branch campus in Vancouver, would see $9.3 million slashed from its budget under the House Democrats’ proposal a cut that’s omitted in the Senate version.last_img read more

Agency says its immune from Yacolt suit

first_imgThe Washington State Auditor’s Office says it is immune from a defamation lawsuit Yacolt filed in the spring that alleges the agency unfairly maligned the town and its employees with the release of a 2011 audit.In a motion to dismiss filed July 12 in Clark County Superior Court, the auditor’s office called the town’s suit a Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation, or SLAPP. According to the motion, Yacolt’s suit represents an “attack” on the agency’s civic process regarding “an issue of public concern.”Lawsuits intended to restrict free speech are illegal in Washington under an enhanced anti-SLAPP statute passed in 2010.The auditor’s office is seeking to recoup attorney fees from Yacolt — a town of fewer than 2,000 residents located 14 miles northeast of Battle Ground — in addition to $10,000.The town’s suit, filed in May, says the state agency failed to verify the accuracy of an audit, conducted between 2008 and 2009, that concluded the town had violated Washington’s competitive bidding law and skirted ethics rules when it purchased excavation equipment from an employee who later became the public works director.While the audit says Yacolt officials approved the purchase of more than $13,000 worth of equipment on a no-bid basis, the town’s suit says officials sought an independent appraisal of it and purchased it for $2,000 less than market value.last_img read more

Power restored to more than 1200 customers in Camas

first_imgA power outage in Camas left 1,371 Clark Public Utilities customers without power this morning, with most getting power back after about 45 minutes. One hundred and ten customers are still without power while crews work to find and fix the problem. The outage, reported at 8:33 a.m., knocked power out to Dorothy Fox Elementary School, said the agency’s spokeswoman Erica Erland. The cause of the outage is under investigation.Power was restored to 1,261 customers by 9:15 a.m. after crews rerouted power while they worked on finding and fixing the problem.last_img read more

Yakimaarea girl pushes legislature to eliminate state graduation requirement

first_imgTiffany Stewart is probably not the first high-school student to think it would be funny to do her senior project on getting rid of the senior project.She is, however, the first to persuade the Legislature to go along.It helps that Stewart’s stepfather is a member of the Legislature. In a last-minute change to a proposed update of state requirements for a diploma, Rep. David Taylor and his allies won elimination of the mandate for a culminating project.If Gov. Jay Inslee signs Senate Bill 6552 into law, and if school districts decide to use their new option to eliminate the project, seniors in the class of 2015 would be the first to avoid the extra work.“The bill goes into effect in 2015, so if everything goes right, then next year, this year’s juniors won’t have to do it,” said Stewart, a 17-year-old senior at East Valley High School near Yakima. “I’ve had the juniors and the sophomores and even some of the freshmen come up to me and give me a hug or a high five.”Don’t celebrate yet, kids.Districts would have to change their policies. Many are “deeply invested in it,” said Ben Rarick, executive director of the State Board of Education, while others view it “as a compliance hurdle.”last_img read more

Weather Eye April showers could give way to 80degree day on Tuesday

first_imgIt certainly seems like April paid an April Fool’s Day joke on us. With fairly dry weather and nice conditions earlier in the day, clouds rotated around a low-pressure system to our south and brought rain in the evening.This is an unusual pattern; our clouds and rain usually come in at us from the west. The dark clouds loomed off to our east in the late afternoon and evening hours, then rain began and fell steadily until midnight or so. I recorded a third of an inch Tuesday. There were reports of thunder and lightning as well around Clark County.Folks in Central Oregon were fooled, as well, with enough snow to cover the ground in the Bend/Redmond area. Was this really April 1? Yep. I mentioned here the other day that March was a fickle month, but April always holds a few surprises in its pocket, too.High pressure is still slated to take over Monday, after some rain between now and then. The biggest question is how warm will it be Monday through Wednesday next week? It could be in the 60s, or we could see our first 80 degree day Tuesday. No promises quite yet, but I’d favor the 75-80 degree range. Yippee!With the onslaught of more rain up north, the National Weather Service Office in Seattle was predicting about two inches of rain Thursday through Sunday near Oso. This will muddy things up again for those working on cleaning up after the March 22 mudslide and raise the stream modestly.last_img read more

Woman expected to survive after being shot by neighbor

first_imgA fundraising Web page to help cover the Mounces’ medical expenses is Clark County woman shot in the head Friday by her next-door neighbor is expected to survive her injuries, her husband said Sunday. After undergoing facial reconstruction surgery, Abigail Mounce, 33, was alert, talking and able to walk on Sunday at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, husband Erich Mounce said. She was admitted to the hospital in critical condition Friday after her neighbor, 59-year-old John Kendall, shot her while his car was stopped alongside the Mounces’ car at a red light.“I’m thankful she’s alive and I love her very much,” Erich Mounce, 46, said. “She’s doing really well. She has her mental capacity.”His wife’s eye, which was split in two during the shooting, will likely need to be removed, and she has temporary hearing loss in one ear. The bullet entered through her cheek and splintered into fragments, Erich Mounce said. Some of those fragments will remain in her brain.“It’s just too dangerous to remove it,” he said. Abigail Mounce will need to be on anti-seizure medication because the bullet fragments could trigger seizures, her husband added.The shooting occurred around 8:30 a.m. near the intersection of Northeast 63rd Street and Andresen Road. Kendall fled the scene, prompting a manhunt by law enforcement. At about 9:30 a.m., police converged on an area near North Blandford Drive and East Evergreen Boulevard, where they eventually found Kendall dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.last_img read more

Marina Bay Sands announces record retail revenue in 2018

first_imgLas Vegas Sands has announced record retail revenue in Singapore in 2018, with Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands raking in SG$242 million (US$179 million) for the 12 months to 31 December.The figure represents a 7% increase on 2017 retail revenue, while retail tenant sales also increased by 19% to US$1,898 per square foot for the period. An estimated 120,000 people passed through Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands each day. South Korea’s foreigner-only casinos see revenues grow in August Las Vegas Sands reaches new SG$4 billion loan agreements for Marina Bay Sands expansion Load More RelatedPosts Singapore Betting Taxes fall 0.9% to SG$2.7 billion in FY2018/19 MBS put the increase down to “an ongoing retail remix strategy that started in 2012, which saw the mall double its footprint with luxury brands in the form of duplexes, as well as expansion into luxury childrenswear”“2018 has been an exceptional year for the mall, as we not only achieved our highest sales revenue in history, but also solidified a leading position in tourism shopping,” said John Postle, SVP of Retail at MBS. “This is so rewarding given the competitive retail landscape and growth of online shopping.”MBS’ retail success comes despite a challenging gaming environment for the iconic Singapore IR, which recently reported an 11.6% fall in net revenue in 4Q18 to US$726 million as a result of a 17.6% decline in casino revenue to US$500 million, with both VIP and mass gaming down.last_img read more

Sports Direct commits to supporting staff wellbeing

first_imgSports Direct plans to review and improve working conditions, which will include taking action to better support the wellbeing of staff and addressing pay issues.The plans were published in a Working practices report, compiled by Reynolds Porter Chamberlain on behalf of the board of Sports Direct International. It follows issues raised at a Select Committee hearing in June 2016, and the Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Select Committee’s publication of a report into employment practices at Sports Direct in July 2016.The Working practices report details key areas for change within the business, highlighting measures that have already been taken as well as proposals for further amendments to working practices and policies to ensure staff are treated fairly.At the Select Committee hearing in June, Mike Ashley, founder of Sports Direct, admitted that workers at the retailer’s Shirebrook warehouse were paid below the national minimum wage. This was put down to time delays at security checkpoints on entry and exit at the warehouse and a system that saw staff docked for 15 minutes of pay, even if they were only one minute late.In January 2016, the security system was amended so that only five minutes of pay is docked if a member of staff is one minute late. To allow greater flexibility, the organisation has pledged to review whether this one-minute leeway should be increased to two minutes. The report also recommends staggering shifts to further reduce traffic levels through security.Sports Direct has also confirmed that it has paid back pay to directly employed staff at the warehouse following an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs for underpayment of the national minimum wage.In December 2015, the organisation increased pay for staff on national minimum wage salaries by £0.15 an hour, to offset the impact that deduction of pay for late clocking in and other such issues on national minimum wage compliance.The organisation has also taken steps to ensure that store-based staff do not earn under the minimum wage as the result of unpaid training and cleaning. It has committed to look into this further as part of its review.To tackle employee wellbeing, Sports Direct is formalising a welfare fund for staff, as well as improving conditions in stores.A full-time nurse will be appointed to support the health and wellbeing of staff. There are also plans to appoint a welfare officer, and build an on-site gym at the Shirebrook warehouse.In light of the findings of the report, the organisation will also conduct a review of the HR function within the business, with the aim of strengthening it and increasing its profile.A further 12-month review into working practices will be conducted and reported to the organisation’s shareholders in 2017.Steve Turner, assistant general secretary at trade union Unite, said: “We welcome the commitment by the Sports Direct board to work constructively with Unite to bring about real change in its efforts to address labour abuses and become an exemplary employer.“While the report marks significant progress, not least the eradication of zero hour contracts in the stores and the six strikes and you are out system, Unite will be asking the board to go further and faster in a number areas when we engage with the [organisation].“Unite believes the board can be bolder in the coming months and put in place a framework agreement to move bigger numbers of agency workers into direct employment, as well eradicating the use of short hour contracts such as the annualised 336 hours contract currently in use at Shirebrook.“We will seek to work constructively with Sports Direct over the coming months to ensure it stays true to its promise to restore dignity and respect to the workplace.”last_img read more

Sea Containers completes £187m pensions buyout

first_imgMarine container asset leasing organisation Sea Containers has completed a £187 million bulk annuity buy-out transaction to insure the defined benefit (DB) pension liabilities for 750 pension scheme members.The transaction, which was completed with Aviva, insures the DB pension liabilities of the Sea Containers 1983 Pension Scheme in order to secure benefits that are in excess of the compensation levels available through the Pension Protection Fund (PPF).Link ATL Pension Trustees, part of Link Asset Services, is the professional trustee on the board, supported by the scheme’s long-standing trustees. The trustees were advised by consultancy Mercer and law firm Gowling WLG throughout the buy-out process.Jane Fryer, chair of trustees at Link ATL Pension Trustees, said: “We are delighted to have been able to secure benefits for members above PPF compensation levels and to be in a position to wind up the scheme, some years since the scheme, together with the Sea Containers 1990 Pension Scheme, received the first financial support direction from The Pension Regulator. We feel the scheme has gained from recent competitive rates in the market.”Stephen Purves, deal management lead at Aviva, added: “We’re continuing to see very strong demand for bulk annuity deals as more and more trustees and sponsoring employers look to de-risk their defined benefit pension schemes.”last_img read more

Nearly two million UK employees do not receive their minimum paid leave

first_imgNearly two million (1.96 million) UK employees do not receive the minimum entitlement of paid annual leave, according to research conducted by the Trades Union Congress (TUC).The analysis, based on the Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) Labour force survey data for quarter four of 2018, also found that 1.145 million employees do not receive any paid leave. Around 8.3% of women and 5.9% of men are unable to take their legal holiday entitlement.Frances O’Grady (pictured), general secretary at the TUC, said: “Every [employee] deserves a break to spend time off with friends and family. But millions are missing out on the paid leave they are owed.“British [employees] put in billions of pounds worth of unpaid overtime as it is. Employers have no excuse for robbing staff of their leave. The government must toughen up enforcement to stop bosses cheating working people out of their holidays. And ministers must not resurrect tribunal fees which stopped people enforcing their rights.”The sectors most affected by this issue include education (341,000), retail (302,000) and health and social care (264,000).Furthermore, 9.2% of employees based in Northern Ireland are not getting their minimum paid leave entitlement, compared to 7.7% of staff working in the east of England and 7.5% of individuals who work in London.Employees in the UK are entitled to a minimum of 5.6 weeks of paid leave through the Working Time Regulations 1998, which were amended in 2009. This typically equates to 28 days of paid leave for a five-day working week. This entitlement includes British public holidays.The TUC has recommended that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) be awarded new powers in order to tackle situations where employees are denied their statutory entitlement; this could include the power to ensure that individuals are fully compensated for holiday days not taken.The TUC attributes the fact that employees are unable to take their paid holiday entitlement to individuals being set unrealistic workloads and feeling unable to take time off, employers deliberately denying holiday requests and managing out people’s leave, or employers not keeping up to date with the law.Malcolm Gregory, partner in the employment team at Royds Withy King, added: “This issue is not just about employers flouting the law, but also [employees] taking responsibility for their wellbeing and understanding the health implications of not taking a reasonable amount of time off. [Employees] who wish to complain can do so and will be in a strong position to enforce their legal rights.“I don’t see that introducing more enforcement powers will make a significant difference to the statistics released by the TUC. Ultimately, this issue is only really policed by [staff] complaints. They already have the legal right to complain to an employment tribunal for compensation. Provided the tribunal system remains free to use, there is no barrier to justice.”Will Clift, solicitor at Winckworth Sherwood, said: “This report serves as a reminder that employment tribunals can and do order employers to compensate their workers in circumstances where they have been too busy to take their full statutory holiday entitlement. Employers should therefore remember that they are under an obligation to enable their workers to take their full entitlement, which can extend to actively encouraging workers to take time off, if necessary.“In addition, as much of the latest research suggests that well rested employees are more productive, this approach may bear fruit in the long run.”last_img read more

1 man on the run after stealing a truck

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Surveillance video captured a man breaking into a Ford truck and driving off, Friday.According to the owners, they were asleep inside of their home on Northwest 32nd Place and Sixth Street in Miami when the car was stolen.If you have any information on the suspected car burglar, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Teen accused of trying to run over cop ordered to remain in

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – A teen shot by a Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy after a troubling traffic stop Monday faced a judge, Tuesday.Dalvin Williams was arrested Monday on charges of aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer and grand theft. A judge classified the 17-year-old as high risk, Tuesday, ordering he remain in juvenile custody.A BSO deputy shot Williams in the shoulder after, BSO said, he tried to hit a deputy with his car after he was pulled over in Pompano Beach, Monday, in a suspected stolen vehicle.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Davie Police capture alligator in apartment complex parking lot

first_imgDAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) – Davie Police captured an alligator wandering around an apartment complex parking lot, Saturday.The city’s police tweeted out an image of the reptile.Residents alerted officials after they spotted gator near South University Drive and Griffin Road.It didn’t take officials long to capture the wandering gator..Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Hialeah staple Frankys Deli Warehouse recognized on Yelp

first_imgWe all know that South Florida has some great places to eat, but the problem is finding the best place. Thanks to social media, a local fave is getting rave reviews.Franky’s Deli Warehouse has been feeding South Florida for 18 years.Frank Diaz, president, Franky’s Deli Warehouse: “Franky’s Deli is one of those old-fashioned, family mom-and-pop delis. Everybody comes here, they’re all friends, they all know each other, and we treat them like family.”Now thanks to Yelp, this Hialeah staple is being recognized nationally.Blue Arauz, community manager, Yelp: “Yelp is a popular website and mobile app where consumers can leave reviews about businesses. Everything from restaurants to local dry cleaners. These are real experiences these folks are having at these businesses.”Customer reviews on Yelp have put Franky’s on the map.Blue Arauz: “For the fourth year, we have released ‘Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat’ in the country. Really exciting news — we have Franky’s Deli Warehouse as number two in the entire country.” Franky’s Deli Warehouse2596 W. 84th St.Hialeah, FL 33016(305) 827-5366 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Rigo Figueredo: “Whatever sub you get, it’s probably gonna be better than any other sub that you order and wherever you order it from.”Or go for the Felix Special, with chicken and their secret recipe mojo.Frank Diaz: “It’s named after one of our customers who made it popular, and he’s known in the neighborhood.”And your taste buds will double with pleasure if you get your sandwich double pressed.Frank Diaz: “Double press is where we take the meat, warm it up on the press, and we put that on bread and press the bread. What that does is release the juices from the meat and heats them up.”You know the saying: The customer is always right. And thanks to the customers’ reviews, Franky’s Deli Warehouse is right on top.FOR MORE INFO: center_img Of all the independent non-chain restaurants in the U.S., Franky’s is sitting pretty.Frank Diaz: “We have, I believe, over 230 reviews which are all five stars, and Yelp takes those into consideration, and we came up number one in Florida and then in the nation, we’re number 2.”So what makes Franky’s is so special?O.E. Marganon, patron: “The food is amazing. I’ve never had such great sandwiches before.”From the salads to the sandwiches, the food is unique and delicious.Frank Diaz: “Our most popular is our Number One. It’s what the write-ups have been in the paper, mostly. It’s an Italian and a mixture of ham, salami and capicola.”They’re making 16 pounds of tuna a day, and it always sells out. last_img read more

Islamorada man charged with video voyeurism

first_imgISLAMORADA, Fla. (WSVN) — A South Florida man was arrested and charged with video voyeurism, Thursday.According to police, 35-year-old Adam Roberts video-recorded a 21-year-old woman without her knowledge while she was changing clothes in an Islamorada bathroom.Roberts is the manager of the restaurant where the victim works.The victim told police that Roberts had invited her and several of her family members to his Islamorada condo at Plantation by the Sea. She said they all spent time by the pool, and when she wanted to change back into her clothes, Roberts offered to let her use the bathroom in his condo.The victim said Roberts went into the bathroom before her. She then went into the bathroom and began changing, only to notice a cell phone video-recording her.Roberts is being held on $7,500 bond.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Missing 12yearold Miami girl found safe

first_imgZaniyah Wallace has been located in good health. Thank you all.— Miami PD (@MiamiPD) June 5, 2019They offered their thanks to all who spread the word, as well.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – Police are reporting that a 12-year-old girl who went missing in Miami has been found safe.In a tweet released just before 5 p.m., Miami Police noted that she was found in good health.last_img read more