Unregistered contractor pleads guilty

first_imgA White Salmon man has received 30 hours of community service and a suspended 335-day sentence for a contracting scheme.Brian Hefling, 55, pleaded guilty June 3 before District Court Commissioner Jeff Witteman to unregistered contracting, a gross misdemeanor. He reportedly took more than $17,000 from a Vancouver couple for work he never completed, according to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court.According to the affidavit, the couple, Julie and Brett Irons, paid Hefling in April 2009 to perform contracting work on their backyard pool. Julie Irons asked Hefling for a copy of his contractor registration and insurance bond, which he promised to provide but never did, according to the affidavit. The Attorney General’s Office also contended that Hefling left garbage in the family’s backyard and damaged a pool lining and barbecue. The family filed a complaint with the state Department of Labor & Industries, alleging Hefling wasn’t registered, bonded and insured. A review showed Labor & Industries inspectors had cited Hefling five times for working uninsured as far back as 1997, according to a Labor & Industries press release.In addition to the suspended sentence — meaning the punishment is imposed only if he violates the law again — Hefling was ordered to pay $10,000 in restitution.last_img read more

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Woman 28 dies in Washougal apartment fire

first_imgWASHOUGAL — A Tuesday afternoon fire claimed the life a woman, believed to be 28, at the Towne Square Apartments in Washougal, while fast-responding firefighters were able to stop the blaze from spreading.The fire was reported about 3:30 p.m. in an upstairs unit of the complex at 2900 H St., accessed off of 32nd Street, a major arterial.“I heard yelling and saw the smoke coming out of the top,” said Barbara Peet, who lives nearby. “It was bad. The back windows just blew out.”Fire crews arrived to find flames coming out of upper story windows.Firefighters from Washougal, Camas and East County Fire & Rescue doused the flames so quickly that the outside wall and eves above the blown-out windows were not blackened. Camas Fire Chief Nick Swinhart said the first crews arrived within a couple of minutes.“It’s very lucky it didn’t spread to more units,” Swinhart said.A search inside the second-floor apartment led to the discovery of the body. Swinhart said fire officials originally were told the victim was a child.Keri McDowell, a friend of the victim’s family, was speaking on her cellphone with the victim’s parents at the apartment complex. She said the woman’s grandfather had dropped her off shortly before the fire broke out. She’d told him she was going to take a bath.last_img read more

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Red Robin plans restaurant at Grand Central complex

first_imgRed Robin is preparing to make tenant improvements for a new restaurant within the Grand Central retail complex, 2410 Columbia House Boulevard, in Vancouver.Robertson & Olson, general contractor for the project, said in an “invitation to bid” announcement to subcontractors that it anticipates starting construction on June 4, with a scheduled completion date of Sept. 21.The restaurant chain presently has two Vancouver locations.last_img

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John Laird Electionrelated tensions can be buried in autumn leaves

first_imgCamaraderie seems to be in short supply these days as tensions tighten leading up to Tuesday’s big election.Car pool commutes are quieter. Facebook friends have been unfriended or unsubscribed to because of their political posts. Around prayer circles, requests for cares and concerns trigger thoughts about the election, but then each believer inwardly decides, “Better not go there.”Conversations over back fences seem shorter. Garage doors rise more quickly, cars slide inside more briskly, and the doors descend more resolutely, so as to reclose the cocoons of privacy.Not to worry, though. Strained relationships are one of the costs of free elections in a free society. To a large extent, this strife is seasonal. Granted, the candle of contention won’t be snuffed out Tuesday night. Wednesday will dawn with more squabbles about counting and recounting votes, with winners expertly accepting credit, losers desperately deflecting blame, and pundits pontificating.But many Americans after Tuesday will unwrap themselves from around the political axle, loosen the nooses from around the hanging chairs, return to their normal lives and rediscover the comforts of camaraderie.Thursday afternoon I temporarily excused myself from politics and sought relief where I’ve always found it: at the nearest park. On the way, I heard the cheerful chatter of 10 bicyclists, five of them piloting tandem bicycles, with five co-pilots each pedaling in concert with the partner.last_img read more

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US official Bin Laden spokesman caught in Jordan

first_imgWASHINGTON — Osama bin Laden’s spokesman and son-in-law has been captured by the United States, officials said Thursday, in what a senior congressman called a “very significant victory” in the ongoing fight against al-Qaida.Abu Ghaith is expected to be in U.S. federal court in New York on Friday in an initial hearing to face terror charges, according to a law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release the information. Rep. Peter King, the former chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, credited the CIA and FBI with catching al-Qaida propagandist Sulaiman Abu Ghaith in Jordan within the last week. He said the capture was confirmed to him by U.S. law enforcement officials.A Jordanian security official confirmed that al-Ghaith was handed over last week to U.S. law enforcement officials under both nations’ extradition treaty. He declined to disclose other details and spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.“Definitely, one by one, we are getting the top echelons of al-Qaida,” said King, R-N.Y. “I give the (Obama) administration credit for this: it’s steady and it’s unrelenting and it’s very successful.”last_img read more

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Tractor trailer crashes on Interstate 5 stalls morning commute

first_imgA tractor trailer truck was involved in a crash with two other vehicles on Interstate 5 southbound at the Main Street exit, stalling traffic during the morning commute. The crash was reported just before 7:30 a.m. and blocked two lanes of the interstate for about 45 minutes.Nobody was reportedly injured, Washington State Patrol Trooper Will Finn said. Tows have removed the rig from the highway.last_img

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Heat headed back to Finals after beating Pacers 9976 in Game 7

first_imgMIAMI — Their season, their legacy, their reign atop the NBA was all at stake, and the Miami Heat responded in a manner befitting defending champions — with a blowout.LeBron James scored 32 points and grabbed eight rebounds, ailing Dwyane Wade matched his postseason high with 21 points, and the Heat ran away from the Indiana Pacers 99-76 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals on Monday night.In the NBA Finals for the third straight year, the Heat will play the San Antonio Spurs in a series that starts Thursday in Miami.“They’re just an amazing group of guys,” said Heat managing general partner Micky Arison, not long after handing the East championship trophy to Chris Andersen, who held it aloft as teammates standing around him celebrated. “They’ve given us an incredible season so far, but it’s a long way from over.”It could have ended on Monday, of course. The Heat had alternated wins and losses with the Pacers in the first six games of the series, and were coming off their worst offensive outing of the year in Game 6.They responded with a rout, despite shooting just under 40 percent, well below their norm.“By any means necessary … we took care of business,” James said.Miami led by as many as 28 points, a shocking amount for a series that had an aggregate score of Heat 569, Pacers 564 entering Monday night. The Heat actually trailed by six in the early going, were still down 21-19 after the first quarter and it was starting to look like it was going to be one of those down-to-the-wire nights.last_img read more

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Police Man with weapons explosives arrested in Seattle

first_imgSEATTLE — Police in Seattle are investigating a Nevada man arrested near the University of Washington in a stolen pickup truck filled with weapons, body armor and suspected explosive devices.University of Washington police chief John Vinson said at a Thursday afternoon news conference that the man was driving a stolen truck out of Montana and had with him a scoped rifle, shotgun and fewer than 10 Molotov cocktails.The suspect is 21, but Vinson declined to identify him.“We have no idea what his intentions are,” he said. “This is a very active investigation. We’re trying to rule out everything at this point.”University police first saw a man sleeping in a pickup truck near campus late Tuesday, Vinson said. When they checked the license plate on the truck they didn’t detect anything amiss.But on Wednesday, they received a report that the truck had been reported stolen out of Montana. Officers were told to watch for the truck and spotted it on Wednesday night, again near campus.last_img read more

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Pike has a new push to replace I5 bridge

first_imgState Rep. Liz Pike initially coined the new group she’s forming the “Bistate Bridge Crossing Coalition.”But the Republican from Camas quickly corrected herself. “Let’s keep ‘crossing’ out of the name,” she said. “Pretty bad memories there.” While officials involved with the Columbia River Crossing work to shut the $2.9 billion project down, Pike is joining forces with Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, to create a bipartisan group of lawmakers from both Oregon and Washington to discuss whether there is a path forward on some type of Interstate 5 Bridge replacement project. “Let’s start at the beginning and have no preconceived notion of what this is going to look like,” Pike said. Rivers and Pike said they are in the process of reaching out to Oregon lawmakers and their Democratic counterparts in Washington. By the end of the month, they hope to have about 30 lawmakers signed on to the Bistate Bridge Coalition. “The first and most important thing is to understand where the old project went wrong and have the candid discussion to determine: Is this really a needed project?” Rivers said. “We have a sense the answer will be yes.”After Washington lawmakers declined to vote to pay their share of the Columbia River Crossing, Oregon’s governor pushed ahead to consider an Oregon-only project. The “go-it-alone strategy” failed to garner enough votes in 2014 and the project was declared dead. Any new effort will “likely be many years away from action,” said Jared Mason-Gere, spokesman for Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek, D-Portland, a proponent of the Oregon-led CRC. But, Mason-Gere said Friday, “clearly the problem is not going away.”last_img read more

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Pakistan takes a tougher stance on militants

first_imgISLAMABAD — Pakistan hanged two convicted militants Friday in the country’s first executions in years, while warplanes and ground forces pounded insurgent hideouts in a northwest region bordering Afghanistan — part of a stepped-up response to the Taliban slaughter of scores of schoolchildren. Unchastened by criticism from all corners of the globe, the Taliban threatened earlier Friday to kill more children if executions were carried out as promised.“We can create a mourning situation at the homes of many army generals and politicians,” spokesman Mohammad Khurassani said in a statement emailed to reporters.A key question now is whether their attacking of children will undermine the sympathy many Pakistanis have for the militants. Analysts say the Islamabad government needs strong public support to continue the fight against insurgents in the northwest.Many Pakistanis believe the militants are holy warriors taking up arms against Pakistan only because the government aligned itself with the unpopular U.S.-led war in Afghanistan. A network of seminaries and religious schools promote religious hate, and some of their leading clerics command widespread respect in the country.last_img read more

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SJM grants Ina Chan 3 million ordinary shares

first_imgIna Chan, a newly appointed executive director at SJM Holdings and third wife of former Chairman Stanley Ho, has been granted share options totaling 3 million ordinary shares, the company has announced. The shares have an exercise price of HK$10.26 per share.Dr Chan was voted to the board at SJM’s annual general meeting last week following the retirement of Macau’s gaming kingpin. Stanley Ho’s daughter, Daisy Ho, was confirmed as the company’s new Chairman at the AGM while Timothy Fok and Angela Leong were promoted to the roles of co-Chairmen. Load More Pansy Ho becomes first Macau casino boss to speak out for Hong Kong government on protests Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer Ambrose So was appointed Vice-Chairman in addition to his existing positions. Wynn Resorts shares favored over Wynn Macau: analysts RelatedPosts Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analystslast_img read more

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How communication can drive benefits takeup

first_imgDriving take-up of any employee benefits package is a perennial challenge for employers; after all, it is no good having a comprehensive scheme if people do not know about it, or understand the value they could potentially get.A good starting point for employers is to make sure they are offering the right benefits in the first place, as well as identifying and addressing any broader issues, says Duncan Brown, head of HR consultancy at the Institute for Employment Studies. He cites the example of a business that had, on the face of it, a strong benefits offering that had seen staff turnover increase from 20% to 30% in a year, with no obvious explanation.The solution was to run a series of focus groups, to hear directly from staff what they wanted from their employer. “Ultimately, it may only be by chatting with staff that we’re really going to pick that up,” he says.Listening to staffOften, the mere fact that the employer is listening to its staff can make a difference, adds Debra Corey, group reward director at Reward Gateway, who recently implemented a number of new benefits following consultation with employees. “It’s less about the benefits, and more that we listened to them,” she says. “Our staff told us they wanted more time, and more wellness, and we put in two new benefits that did that. But I think I’m going to get more return on investment because we did what they said than through the actual benefits themselves. But it’s difficult, because you can’t always do what employees ask you to do.”Once benefits are in place, it is important to try and encourage people to find out about them and take them up if appropriate. One way of doing this is to nudge people into taking action through gentle reminders and modelling how taking action would affect them. Alan Ritchie, head of trustee and employer proposition at Standard Life, says: “On the pensions side, one of the most important things is to try and get people to reach the pot they need at retirement, and that comes down to how much they pay in.“We try to nudge people with our save-more-tomorrow scheme, so if they can’t afford to pay now then they can at least sign up to future increases. But we’ve also launched something called ‘maximum matching’, where if someone wants to pay in 2% a warning box will come up on the benefits platform pointing out that the employer will match contributions up to 4%.”One organisation recently achieved 74% of its population signing up to one or both of these initiatives, proving these can be far more effective than holding face-to-face seminars because they can target much larger populations, adds Ritchie.There are other techniques that can be deployed too, says Richard Morgan, head of Vebnet. “It’s almost a bit of peer pressure, but you can show people what others like them are doing, particularly if they’re a little bit behind,” he says. “So [saying] ‘did you know that people in your age group are typically paying 5%, and you’re at 2%?’ It’s not quite gamification, but it taps into that competitive element.”This can raise some difficult issues, though. Charles Cotton, performance and reward adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), warns there could be a risk that people will give up on saving altogether if they feel what they do put away is inadequate.Corey also has reservations. “You want people to make decisions for the right reasons,” she says. “I always get a bit confused about where my role begins and ends when it comes to those things. For me, it’s about education and then letting them decide.”Where it can work well is through the visual representations of just what impact increasing contributions could have. “We were doing this 15 years ago when I was in Gap in the US,” says Corey. “It was a bar graph that said ‘you’re contributing 3% now and this is what it looks like; if you had contributed 5% this is what it would look like’. We had a number of people who went up one spot on the bar graph.”The experience of auto-enrolment also provides evidence of just how powerful pointing people in the right direction can be, says Ritchie. “It’s a great example of nudging people towards being in, because you have to opt out,” he says. “Opt-out rates are around 6% at the moment so really low, and hopefully that means people are getting a much better future as a result.”Nudging people will have a role to play when minimum contribution levels increase in 2018 and 2019, to stave off an increase in people opting out at that point, he adds.Increasing financial awarenessFinancial awareness in general is one area where employees need help, says Brown. “There’s probably a minority of people who are financially skilled, and the majority aren’t,” he says. “It’s a questions of what the employer’s responsibility is here, so does it help and how far [should it] push?”Regulatory bodies have moved towards putting more responsibility on employers here in recent years.The problem is that the constantly changing landscape around personal finances, including the introduction of the lifetime individual saving account (Isa), also makes it hard for employees and employers to stay on top of this. “The lifetime Isa is a good thing but potentially very confusing and people could make the wrong choices by not having the right level of education around it,” says Morgan. “So is someone better off putting their money into that or into a pension scheme? It all depends on what they want to use the money for; quite possibly they’d be much better putting it in the pension scheme, but it depends on individual circumstances.”The situation is made even more complicated by having multiple generations in the workplace, says Corey. “You have to segment it, and then get your head around the changes and what you’re going to do about it,” she says. “More [organisations] are bringing in people to help from the financial awareness perspective; 10 years ago I could never have got budget approval to bring somebody in but now, more and more, I can get my boards to do that.”Any support needs to be well targeted, depending on people’s age and stage in life, says Ritchie. “There’s no point in talking to somebody who’s 50 about a lifetime Isa, and equally there’s no point in talking to somebody with £20,000 in their pot about a lifetime allowance,” he says. “The targeting of the education is vital to get people to take notice and do the right thing, and take-up rates should go up as a result of that.”Effective communication is vitalEffective communication is also essential. The key here is to segment messages to target particular groups, which can help maximise the impact, says Ritchie. “We did some seminars around annual and lifetime allowances, where we worked with employers to only target those people who were close to being impacted by those limits, ahead of the changes that were coming in in April,” he says. “There was one [organisation] that had 68% take-up, but that’s because it was 68% of people who were very interested. If we’d just contacted everybody, that percentage would have been much lower.”Such sessions can be a cost-effective alternative to more expensive financial education programmes.Inevitably, interest and take-up will both be higher when it is an issue that resonates with employees, or groups of employees, says Corey. One such example would be a business with a young workforce where staff were about to receive a windfall payment as a result of a share scheme payout.“[This organisation] brought in financial advisors, and had huge take-up of people attending these sessions, because they could very clearly see what was in it for them,” she says. “But that’s the challenge; trying to segment it so that you can see why you should actually go to that website and start doing the gamification and everything else. It can be very difficult to get employees to do that.”One solution could be to host any resources on a benefits platform and tie it into an annual renewal window when people are more likely to be using the site anyway.User-friendly productsProviders have also made efforts in recent years to make their products more user-friendly, encouraging employees to use them, says Morgan. This could be by removing the need to remember user names and passwords, but also giving employees a more consumer-style experience when they do go on sites. “A lot has been learned from other sectors and platforms such as Amazon, and employers and technology providers have learned from looking at what’s happened outside their own little world. It’s about making it easier and more fun for employees rather than just handing over information. But you’ve got to give people an incentive to go in as well.”Employers can also make a real difference to take-up by helping to promote the messages that come through from providers. “Something that came through recently for us, which should have been obvious, was the power of the employer endorsement in that situation,” says Ritchie. “We tried something where we sent out an email to a particular population on a particular topic, and we got a certain take-up rate.“Then we tried it again where the employer sent out something first, saying ‘you’re about to hear from Standard Life and we encourage you to read it’. The take-up rate for the second group was much higher. The fact that [it was] sending something out in advance made it much more effective and it was only by trying it out that we realised it. It’s become part of how we do things now.”Corey has also used this tactic, even going as far as to create a caricature of herself that she uses when she needs to send out important information. “In my last [organisation], I ran focus groups and told them that every time they see that little cartoon character it means it’s something that they actually want to open,” she says. “But it is difficult getting people’s attention.”A further issue for reward professionals, though, is finding enough time to put in place such initiatives, at a point where there are a large number of other projects and regulatory changes taking place. “As a reward person, it’s just trying to do things when you keep getting things thrown at you,” says Corey. “It would be nice to know that in two years from now the government won’t throw us the national living wage or pensions auto-enrolment so we can start doing some exciting things. It feels as if I’ve been playing dodgeball over the last few years.”last_img read more

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Virgin Atlantic scraps strict makeup rules for female crew

first_imgImage credit: Virgin AtlanticSomething for the weekend: Commercial airline Virgin Atlantic has announced that it will no longer require female flight attendants to wear make-up while on duty, BBC News reports.Virgin has stated that, while female employees are still welcome to make use of the lipstick and foundation palettes set out in its guidelines, they will now be permitted to work without make-up if they prefer. In addition, female staff will now automatically be able to opt for trousers over a skirt.Virgin Atlantic’s iconic red uniform was originally designed by Arabella Pollen in 1984, and traditionally comprised a form-fitting skirt for female crew members, with trousers being made available only on request. From March 2019, women will be provided with trousers as part of their uniform package when hired, rather than having to ask.Mark Anderson, executive vice president, customer, at Virgin Atlantic, said: “Not only do the new guidelines offer an increased level of comfort, they also provide our team with more choice on how they want to express themselves at work.”This is a move away from the strict codes of appearance generally associated with Virgin Atlantic’s highly coiffed crew, and towards the more modern environment espoused by an increasing number of competitors. British Airways, for example, hung up its own no-trousers rule in 2016.In a comment for People magazine, Anderson added: “Our world-famous red uniform is something all of us at Virgin Atlantic are incredibly proud of. As an airline, we have always stood out from the crowd and done things differently to the rest of the industry.“We want our uniform to truly reflect who we are as individuals, while maintaining that famous Virgin Atlantic style.”Here at Employee Benefits, we love a strong brightly coloured brand identity as much as the next person. However, we agree that in 2019, and on International Women’s Day no less, we should all be considering what traditions we could do without…last_img read more

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Dubai International Financial Centre introduces paternity leave

first_imgThe Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC) has enacted a new employment law, providing around 24,000 financial services employees with access to five days of statutory paternity leave.The DIFC is a financial ecosystem consisting of professionals employed across more than 2,000 organisations. Considered the leading financial hub for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, it has an independent regulator and its own judicial system, which uses an English common law framework.On 30 May 2019, Shiekh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), enacted Law No. 2 of 2019 to demonstrate the region’s commitment to international best practice around employment issues. It aims to balance the needs of both employers and employees within the DIFC, while at the same time maintaining a robust framework of employment standards.The law, which will come into effect on 28 August 2019, will introduce five days of statutory paternity leave for employees, as well as penalties for discrimination. New penalties have also been implemented to ensure adherence to basic employment conditions, such as visa and residency sponsorship.Employer-focused provisions expand on employee duties, reduce statutory sick pay amounts and limit the application of mandatory late penalty payments for end-of-service settlements. The new law also recognises settlement agreements between employers and employees.The policy takes into account research and global benchmarking, as well as the results of a public consultation.Essa Kazim, governor of the DIFC, said: “The DIFC employment law enhancements are integral to creating an attractive environment for the almost 24,000-strong workforce based in the DIFC to thrive, while protecting and balancing the interests of both employers and employees.”last_img read more

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The top 10 most read stories 17 August 2019

first_imgThe top 10 most read stories on www.employeebenefits.co.uk between 1 and 7 August 2019 were:Towie stars boycott ITV summer party in pay disputeBritish American Tobacco completes pension buy-in transaction worth £3.4bnHalf of employees suffer workplace stress and anxiety during summerDepartment of Health and Social Care to consult on changes to NHS pension schemeSavers have accessed £28.4 billion through pension freedoms since 2015Approximately 250,000 UPS staff receive back pay and wage increaseEXCLUSIVE: BD Network introduces wellbeing credit accounts for all staffPostal association to take legal action against US Postal Service in pay disputeLewisham Council proposes paid parental leave scheme for councillorsStansted-based Stobart Aviation Services check-in staff receive 10% pay riselast_img read more

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You can now drink Krispy Kreme doughnutflavored soda

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Just when you thought Krispy Kreme doughnuts couldn’t get any sweeter, the company has just unveiled their latest product — doughnut-flavored soda.Soft drink bottler Cheerwine has joined forces with Krispy Kreme to produce “Cheerwine Kreme,” a soft drink that combines their cherry flavor soda with the taste of a glazed doughnut.Florida dentists will be relieved to hear that the soda will only be available in Georgia and the Carolinas. However, you can order it online by clicking here.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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Rollover crash in Davie leaves 1 dead 2 hurt

first_imgDetectives are looking for answers after a rollover crash left one person dead and two others injured.Dashcam video shows the moments before the white BMW lost control and went into a ditch near Griffin Road and Southwest 111th Terrace in Davie, Saturday.One person died in the crash. The driver and another passenger were transported to the hospital in critical condition.Police believe a nearby motorcyclist may have witnessed the crash.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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Missing Palm Beach dog found in NYC comes home

first_imgRelay’s homecoming still comes as a shock to her owners. “At first I was in disbelief, and then later on, when we got a picture sent, I had no doubt that was Relay, and I had this huge weight lifted off my shoulders,” said Moneck.It became clear right away that distance and time couldn’t break the bond between this family and their precious pet. “I missed you,” said Moneck as he hugged Relay.It took 22 hours for volunteers to drive Relay back home.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – It was a long journey home for a South Florida dog who reunited with her family after being missing for almost two years.Balloons were placed outside of a West Palm Beach home to welcome back the lost four-legged family member, Friday.Tears of joy flowed freely as the family of Relay prepared to reunite with her, more than 19 months after she vanished. “I never thought I would see the dog again, to be honest,” said Richard Moneck, one of Relay’s owners.Relay, a German shepherd-Jack Russell mix, was found in Queens, New York, last week, but no one knows how she made it all the way there. “They scanned her for a microchip, called the microchip company, and they found out her owner was in West Palm Beach,” said Myra Kennett with Bobbi and the Strays Pet Rescue.Thanks to the tracking technology, a rescue group was able to figure out where she came from and bring her all the way back to the Sunshine State.Cameras captured the heartwarming reunion, as Relay wagged her tail while Moneck took her out of her cage.It’s great to see how the dog definitely recognized them, and I think she recognized that she was back at home,” said Keith DiPolito with Bobbi and the Strays Pet Rescue. last_img read more

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Pediatric Associates to host job fair in Plantation

first_imgPLANTATION, FLA. (WSVN) – Grab your resumes! A job fair hosted by Pediatric Associates is being hosted Saturday in Plantation.According to Pediatric Associates’ website, the fair will take place at 900 S. Pine Island Road, Suite 800, from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.There will be full-time, part-time and temporary jobs available, which may include after-hours positions. These positions include: medical assistants, MA scribes and patient contact center phone agents.For more information, click here.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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Bicyclist swipes package from Hialeah Gardens home

first_imgHIALEAH GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – A Hialeah Gardens package thief was caught in the act on a home surveillance camera.Cameras caught the crook outside the Hialeah Gardens home near 113th Street and 88th Avenue on Wednesday as he rode his bicycle past the house. He then could be seen returning a few minutes later.The subject jumped the gate and swiped the package before fleeing.The homeowner said the crook is known to circulate her neighborhood.If you have any information on this theft, 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

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