Fatal fire at BP gas station in Dania Beach

A person died Tuesday after a car crashed into a pump Tuesday night at a BP gas station in Dania Beach, Broward Sheriff’s Fire Rescue spokesman Mike Jachles said. 

A car hit a gas pump at about 9:21 p.m.  in the 700 block of South Federal Highway. 

No one else was pumping gas at the time. 

Both Hollywood Fire Rescue and Broward Sheriff’s Fire Rescue crews worked to put out the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.  


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Man beats woman after stealing iPhone on bus in Miami, police say

A woman was beaten after a man stole her iPhone on April 18, police said.

The Miami Police Department said the woman was sitting on a Miami-Dade Transit bus on her way to school in the area of Northwest Third Avenue and Northwest 14th Street about 6:30 a.m. when the man snatched her iPhone from her hand, got off the bus and ran north on Northwest Third Avenue.

Police said the victim chased the man for a few blocks before losing sight of him and returned to the scene of the crime to retrieve her backpack. When she arrived, she saw the thief, approached him and asked for her phone back, but he told her he didn’t have it, police said.

Police said the victim used her Apple Watch to activate the pinging feature on her phone and heard the phone pinging in the man’s pocket.

Police said the man then shoved the victim and struck her repeatedly until they both fell to the ground. The victim struggled for her phone and the man eventually got up and ran away, leaving behind the iPhone, police said.

The thief was last seen wearing a black zip-up hooded sweatshirt with thin white lines, a yellow polo shirt, black cargo pants, black sneakers and a black book bag.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police at 305-603-6370.

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US officials raise security profiles at arenas

If you are going to a concert or ballgame this week in the United States, you may not notice increased security — but it will be there.

After the deadly terror attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England on Monday, many security officials in the United States took a look at their own protocols and made revisions.

None that spoke to CNN would give specific details, but a few talked about adding officers or dogs that can sniff out explosives.

With The Weeknd scheduled to perform Tuesday night before 14,000 fans, the staff at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois, met the night beforehand.

They decided to step up the security presence outside the arena with “a few more visible uniformed Rosemont Police officers” outside the city-owned arena and marked patrol cars in the parking lot, said Pat Nagle, the arena’s executive director.

Nagle said his arena staff already used bomb-sniffing dogs.

The Patels, cousins from the United Kingdom, were at the show.

“It is comforting to see all of this (security) here, but you know (what happened in Manchester) always hits you in the back of your mind,” said Nishul Patel, who lives now in Minneapolis. “It’s funny because our parents (in London) texted us today, ‘Be careful at the concert.'”

His cousin, Rina, admitted some initial nerves.

“We did get scared slightly. Didn’t we? But it didn’t stop us,” she said.

In Dallas, where New Kids On The Block was headlining a concert, officials said they have made adjustments to their plans — and fans said they hadn’t considered skipping the show.

Erin Hensley of Forney, Texas, said the thought never crossed her mind.

“We can’t let terrorists win. We have to continue to go and sing and dance and have a good time,” she said, adding she felt confident police would do what they need to do to protect fans.

Other fans said they hadn’t changed the way they prepared for the concert, but were more mindful of their surroundings.

“It’s just not going to dictate what I do and how I live and the things I do,” said Jennifer Akin, a Donnie Wahlberg fan from Plano. Akin added that she thought more people are likely to speak to security if they say something that seems odd or out of place.

Fans arriving at the American Airlines Center saw two K-9 officers and their handlers on the perimeter.

There were also more officers at the Chris Brown concert in Inglewood, California, officials said. Handlers took K-9s through the parking lots, the dogs checked out each vehicle.

For Wednesday’s Chainsmokers show at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina, K-9 dogs are being brought in earlier in the year than planned, CNN affiliate WNCN reported.

Officials there were in the process of taking bids from companies with explosive-sniffing dogs, but Monday’s Manchester massacre prompted the call for K-9s to be on site Wednesday for the first time instead of this fall, WNCN said.

The News & Observer newspaper reported that Don Waddell, president of PNC Arena, said that a permanent vendor hasn’t been worked out but “it would be foolish of us to overlook any event. So we reached out to one of our potential bidders to do Wednesday night’s event.”

In Houston, Police Chief Art Acevedo said his department will “up security” for Wednesday’s U2 concert but reminded fans that authorities need their help.

“I always tell people at special events, treat it like you would … a secure airport environment,” he said “Anything you would feel is out of place at an airport … when we see unattended bag or whatever, we treat that with suspicion. That should be the same way we look at things in public places … where you see large crowds.”

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2018 Budget Proposes a $2.5 Billion for Indian Affairs

Published May 23, 2017 Budget Invests in Education, Resource Development, Construction and Infrastructure WASHINGTON –President Donald Trump today proposed a $2.5 billion Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) budget for Indian Affairs, which includes the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE). The President’s budget reaffirms his support of tribal sovereignty and […]

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