Police searching for stabbing suspects

first_img Facebook Pinterest Previous articleStepfather will face pre-trial in sexual abuse caseNext articleMan charged with assaulting mother admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook Police searching for man connected to hit and run The Odessa Police Department is searching for two subjects involved in the stabbing of a family member that occurred this morning in South Odessa, an OPD press release said.Armando Quinonez, 18, and Kristian Dutchover, 19, are currently wanted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a first-degree felony, the release detailed.Police responded to the incident around 10:37 a.m. in the 1400 block of S. Texas Avenue, leSueur said, in reference to a domestic disturbance.The stabbing victim, 41-year-old Mario Macias, then drove himself to Medical Center Hospital with serious bodily injury, the release said, where he is currently listed as being in fair condition.Police are asking anyone who may have information regarding the whereabouts of Quinonez or Dutchover to call the Odessa Police Department at 432-333-3641 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS. Kristian Dutchover, left; Armando Quinonez Pinterest Foolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinCreamy Fruit SaladHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay center_img By admin – January 10, 2018 Home Local News Crime Police searching for stabbing suspects Youngsters urged to be safe over graduation weekends Local NewsCrime Police searching for stabbing suspects Twitter WhatsApp Twitter Police searching for woman connected to husband’s death last_img read more

Remote sensing reveals Antarctic green snow algae as important terrestrial carbon sink

first_imgWe present the first estimate of green snow algae community biomass and distribution along the Antarctic Peninsula. Sentinel 2 imagery supported by two field campaigns revealed 1679 snow algae blooms, seasonally covering 1.95 × 10^6 m2 and equating to 1.3 × 10^3 tonnes total dry biomass. Ecosystem range is limited to areas with average positive summer temperatures, and distribution strongly influenced by marine nutrient inputs, with 60% of blooms less than 5 km from a penguin colony. A warming Antarctica may lose a majority of the 62% of blooms occupying small, low-lying islands with no high ground for range expansion. However, bloom area and elevation were observed to increase at lower latitudes, suggesting that parallel expansion of bloom area on larger landmasses, close to bird or seal colonies, is likely. This increase is predicted to outweigh biomass lost from small islands, resulting in a net increase in snow algae extent and biomass as the Peninsula warms.last_img read more

Evansville City Council Agenda For September 26, 2016

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare RESOLUTION DOCKET RESOLUTION C-2016-29 ORDINANCE G-2016-27 FINANCE MOSBY, ADAMS, WEAVERAn Ordinance Repealing Chapter 2.140 of the Evansville Municipal Code (Hospital Authority)ORDINANCE G-2016-28 A.S.D. ADAMSAn Ordinance Amending Title 18 of the Evansville Municipal Code (Zoning)RESOLUTION C-2016-28 FINANCE McGINNResolution on Ordinance Modifying the Property Tax Relief Rate and the Expenditure Rate in Vanderburgh CountyCONSENT AGENDA SECOND READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONSORDINANCE G-2016-26 FINANCE McGINNAn Ordinance Fixing the Salaries of Every Appointive Officer, Employee, Deputy, Assistant, Departmental and Institutional Head of the City of Evansville and the Evansville-Vanderburgh County Levee Authority for the Year 2017 and Establishing Salary Administration ProceduresORDINANCE F-2016-24 FINANCE McGINNAn Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Authorizing Re-Appropriation of Funds within Various Accounts (DMD)ORDINANCE F-2016-25 AMENDED FINANCE McGINNAn Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Authorizing Transfers of Appropriations, Additional Appropriations and Repeal and Re-Appropriation of Funds for Various City FundsORDINANCE F-2016-26 AMENDED FINANCE McGINNAn Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville, Indiana Fixing the Salaries of Elected Officials for the City of Evansville, Indiana for the Year 2017ORDINANCE F-2016-27 FINANCE McGINNAn Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville, Indiana Appropriating Monies for the Purpose of Defraying the Expenditures of Departments of the City Government for the Fiscal Year Beginning January 1, 2017 A Resolution in Favor of Increasing the Evansville Fire Department Roster by Fifteen Lieutenants ROLL CALLPLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AGENDA The next meeting of the Common Council will be Monday October 10, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. Committee meetings will begin at 5:15 p.m.Andrea Lendy, Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville: Tax Phase-In Compliance Reports ADJOURNMENT CITY COUNCIL AGENDA SEPTEMBER 26, 2016 ROOM 301, CIVIC CENTER 5:30 P.M.center_img MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS ADAMS 1 APPROVAL OF MEETING MEMORANDUMREPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONSCONSENT AGENDA FIRST READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS DOCKET CITY COUNCIL AGENDA SEPTEMBER 26, 2016 ROOM 301, CIVIC CENTER 5:30 P.M.ORDINANCE F-2016-28 FINANCE McGINNAn Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville, Indiana Appropriating Monies for the Purpose of Defraying the Expenditures of Evansville-Vanderburgh Levee Authority District for the Fiscal Year Beginning January 1, 2017ORDINANCE F-2016-29 FINANCE McGINNAn Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Approving and Adopting the 2017 Budget for the Port Authority of EvansvilleREGULAR AGENDA THIRD READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONSORDINANCE G-2016-26 FINANCE McGINNAn Ordinance Fixing the Salaries of Every Appointive Officer, Employee, Deputy, Assistant, Departmental and Institutional Head of the City of Evansville and the Evansville-Vanderburgh County Levee Authority for the Year 2017 and Establishing Salary Administration ProceduresORDINANCE F-2016-24 FINANCE McGINNAn Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Authorizing Re-Appropriation of Funds within Various Accounts (DMD)ORDINANCE F-2016-25 AMENDED FINANCE McGINNAn Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Authorizing Transfers of Appropriations, Additional Appropriations and Repeal and Re-Appropriation of Funds for Various City FundsORDINANCE F-2016-26 AMENDED FINANCE McGINNAn Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville, Indiana Fixing the Salaries of Elected Officials for the City of Evansville, Indiana for the Year 2017ORDINANCE F-2016-27 FINANCE McGINNAn Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville, Indiana Appropriating Monies for the Purpose of Defraying the Expenditures of Departments of the City Government for the Fiscal Year Beginning January 1, 2017ORDINANCE F-2016-28 FINANCE McGINNAn Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville, Indiana Appropriating Monies for the Purpose of Defraying the Expenditures of Evansville-Vanderburgh Levee Authority District for the Fiscal Year Beginning January 1, 2017ORDINANCE F-2016-29 FINANCE McGINNAn Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Approving and Adopting the 2017 Budget for the Port Authority of Evansvillelast_img read more

West New York teacher arrested for alleged drug possession

first_imgEAST RUTHERFORD — Officers arrested a West New York school teacher Dec. 4 for alleged drug possession, per a press release from the East Rutherford Police Department.After an investigation at his apartment Nov. 29, officers charged Kenneth Furlong, 24, with multiple offenses. They include second-degree crime possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, second degree crime possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, third-degree possession of cocaine, and possession of marijuana over 50 grams. Furlong turned himself in to East Rutherford police Dec. 4, the release said. He was transported to Bergen County Jail for a central judicial processing hearing.The ERPD said in the release that he is “employed by the West New York Board of Education (Memorial High School) and he turned himself in to ERPD with his attorney John Lynch.”The ERPD is continuing its investigation.When reached by phone, the district said it had “no comment” regarding Furlong’s future as a teacher.last_img read more

Theatre Company, O.C. Offer Creative Entertainment Amid Coronavirus

first_imgBy MADDY VITALEOcean City Theatre Company is in the creativity business.The last couple of weeks have put that to the test amid the coronavirus outbreak.So, what did Michael Hartman, founder of the theatre company and also Ocean City special events coordinator, decide to do — along with the help of very willing participants?He took to Instagram to create avenues for young people to still enjoy local theater and, in another project, have the Ocean City crown holders read to children and their families during royalty story time, he explained in an interview Friday.“Moments like this one, Hurricane Sandy and 9-11, make you want to stop and hit the reset button. You have to see the human spirit and stay focused on the good,” Hartman noted. “We have to stay connected and engaged.”For those who love theater, the stage, albeit is a bit different, it is a virtual one, but viewers can enjoy some of the top OCTC performers by following OCTheatreCo on Instagram.The virtual cabarets via Instagram are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m.Up first was Megan McDevitt. She has appeared in several OCTC productions including Beauty and the Beast (Belle), A Chorus Line (Maggie), Fiddler on the Roof (Chava) and the title roles in Cinderella and Junie B. Jones.Hartman said the virtual event was viewed by people from all over.“Megan sang a couple of songs and she performed a little bit, Hartman said. “It put the light on the theater as a whole. She shared tips. These little opportunities give hope to kids that they could attain their dreams.”Families are getting ready for crown holders to read stories on Instagram this Monday.He added, “My heart is with making sure the kids and the arts stay strong.”The virtual prince and princess story time is something that he anticipates will be a big draw.The first royalty story time is Monday, March 23 at 10:30 a.m. Miss Ocean City 2020 Mary Grace Jamison will start it off by reading to children and their families and even chat about her experiences as a crown holder.After that, Hartman said the plan is for the other title holders, Junior Miss Natalie Argento and Little Miss Antonella DiAntonio, to participate in the story times.He noted that with all of the events cancelled or postponed that the queens would have participated in, this was the best idea to keep them involved and to help make a difference.“I reached out to them and said we will have to be creative with what we do to have an impact,” Hartman explained.Mary Grace will dress up in a gown and wear her crown as will the other queens.Viewers — including parents and guardians — are asked to get involved.“People can log into Instagram and if they have old Disney costumes or want to make crowns out of paper they could do so,” Hartman said. “Moms and dads can participate. Families have to be creative and it is a great opportunity for the queens to be role models for the kids.”For both theater company Instagram events and story times the viewers will have access to them for up to 24 hours.“At the end of the day, these are the stories that matter,” Hartman said. “Ocean City will be OK. It is a town that will bounce back. It is sort of woven in its foundation.” The first OCTC virtual performance was widely received, officials say. Pictured is Megan McDevitt from hits including OCTC’s Junie B. Jones. (Images courtesy City of Ocean City)last_img read more

Nine St. Joseph County Police officers quarantined after suspect displayed COVID-19 symptoms

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Google+ Nine St. Joseph County Police officers quarantined after suspect displayed COVID-19 symptoms Previous articleApplications being accepted for Elkhart County United Way & Community Foundation COVID-19 grantsNext articleWarnings, citations could be issued in Berrien County to non-essential businesses Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews By Jon Zimney – March 28, 2020 0 324 Facebook Twitter (Photo supplied/St. Joseph County Police Department) Nine St. Joseph County Police officers were quarantined or sent home to self-isolate on Thursday, March 26, after coming in contact with a suspect who showed symptoms of COVID-19 shortly after being arrested. The suspect was then tested for COVID-19 at the county jail, those results are still pending.None of the nine County Police officers have any symptoms of the virus, nor have any been recommended for COVID-19 test. The quarantine was made by the department out of caution to the officers, their families, and our other officers.Three county officers involved in a physical, hands on arrest of the subject on Monday, March 23, were placed in quarantine. That decision was made by police administration after reviewing the facts of the arrest, the CDC guidance and discussing the incident with department medical staff. Some South Bend Police Officers were also involved in the arrest. SBPD supervisors have been notified of the arrest subject’s symptoms and pending test.Additionally, five County Police Detectives and one County Police task force officer were sent home, Thursday, to self-isolate out of extra caution. During a call back to the suspect’s home on Wednesday, the six entered the subject’s residence to execute a search warrant of the residence and the subject’s bedroom.The precaution of isolating these six is not required by CDC guidance, but was recommended department medical staff to prevent any potential mass exposure to our department. These six officers all continue to work on their cases from home in coordination with other detectives.The suspect’s family, who also resides in the home have been notified. The County Jail medical staff expect the subject’s COVID-19 test results to be completed by the outside lab on Sunday or Monday. Facebook WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

How Black protest may be key to finally ending racial violence

first_img Facing the denial of American racism The fire this time As public protests against the police killings of George Floyd and other African American men and women continue in all 50 states and hundreds of other countries, scholars are looking to place this moment in the context of the historical struggle for social justice. On Tuesday, “Black Lives, Protest, and Democracy,” an online discussion hosted by the Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, reached from the roots of institutional racial violence into its current manifestations, particularly in education and public health.Moderated by Megan Ming Francis visiting associate professor of public policy at the Kennedy School, the panel brought together Rhea W. Boyd, M.D., M.P.H. ’17, FAAP, a pediatrician as well as a medical educator; Kaneesha Johnson, a Ph.D. candidate in government; and Leah Wright Rigueur, RI ’18, associate professor of public policy at the Kennedy School. The discussion may be viewed on YouTube or the Ash Center site.In what she called “a defining moment in history,” Francis opened the discussion with an overview of the nation’s long history of institutional racial violence that goes back to Reconstruction. She noted that after the Civil War, most Southern states passed racially biased laws “to entrap Black people,” and “practiced discriminatory policing” that included the use of violence and increased incarceration, a pattern that would spread through the South and the rest of the nation.,“Blacks have been fighting for the right to live … forever,” she said, citing the history of attempts by the NAACP and other activist organizations to pass laws to protect Blacks against lynching and mob violence, followed by years of protest against entrenched inequities. “It’s not just about police violence. It’s about so many different institutions in this country that have failed Black people.”Rigueur elaborated, providing a larger cultural context for the roots of contemporary Black protest.“The protests we see now are about the overlapping failures of America,” she said. Citing the failures of capitalism (“George Floyd was in Minneapolis looking for work when he was murdered”) and the health care system (“George Floyd had COVID-19 in his lungs when he died”), Rigueur said that Floyd’s death, while tragic, is far from unique.“Every single aspect of the American state has failed Black people and failed Black people repeatedly,” said Rigueur, the W.E.B. Du Bois Fellow at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research in 2018. “Black protest makes the point quite clearly that the state is illegitimate. The social contract, which governs our lives, has historically failed Black people and continues to fail them. The safeguards that we envision when we think of American democracy have failed Black people.”,In this context, “Black protest actually represents our best chance at a true democracy for all people because it highlights the ways in which democracy doesn’t work for very many,” she said.Johnson took a deeper dive into American policing, tracing it back to the slave patrols and Indian constables of the 18th century. It was not until the mid-19th century that the modern model of the police began to emerge, she said. Since then, it has grown exponentially, absorbing state and city monies at the expense of social programs and, increasingly, being exported by the U.S. to other countries.“We’ve seen policing increasing,” she said. “We’ve seen school punishment increasing as we see social welfare systems slashed.”Boyd spoke about the intersections of pandemic, policing, and protest. Noting the “alarming disparities” in COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths between white and Black patients, she said that media coverage has highlighted the physical reasons behind the increased susceptibility of populations of color while engaged in what she called “the ritual forgetting of why Black people suffer from poverty and underlying health issues.”Such vulnerability, she explained, comes not only from generations of poverty and insufficient resources but also from police violence. “Police kill people,” she said, noting number of people killed each year by police — 1,098, according to mappingpoliceviolence.com — and calling it out as a public health problem. Relating those numbers to the pandemic, she pointed out people who witness violence, either in person or on social media, suffer repercussions.“For kids,” she said, post-traumatic stress from witnessing violence can lead to “headaches, changes in sleep habits, increased isolation.” Throughout the population, “chronic exposure to stress shifts how the human body develops, increases risks of heart disease, lung disease, cancer, and depression.”“You can’t say increased rates of COVID are simply because of underlying disease,” said Boyd. “We have to make that connection.”,So what steps can society can take next? The answers ran the gamut. While Rigueur stressed that real change will take enormous time and commitment, she joined Johnson in the call to defund the police. In particular, Johnson pushed for reallocation of funding from the police to community organizers. “We need to take the money out of these systems and pass it onto these community organizers, who know how to redistribute it to make these communities safer.”Boyd advocated for more inclusive health care and for police-free schools. “We need to promise our kids that we will give them a learning environment that is free of the violence and surveillance of the police.” Related Racism, coronavirus, and African Americans Radcliffe Institute panel explores its social roots and explores ways to raise awareness Panel discusses long-festering wounds of racial inequities and possible steps forward Lawrence D. Bobo dissects police killings of Black men and the history and cognitive forces behind racial bigotry and violence, and why he sees signs of hope Waiting for someone else to speak out Harvard expert says ‘bystander effect’ emboldens toxic culture of police violence Illustrating Boyd’s point, Francis recalled her own years at a public high school, where the police presence was constant, but there was only one guidance counselor for 450 students.Looking ahead, panelists found cause for hope in the diversity of the current movement. While young people have taken the lead, Johnson noted the movement’s intergenerational component, while Rigueur commented on its multiracial makeup. “It does give me optimism to see white people really questioning the role they can play and the harm they have done in the past and what they can do to rectify it,” she said. “Sustaining this will be crucial to any long-term movement.”But Boyd acknowledged her fear of backlash to the current movement — or of “hitting the wall” with progress. Nevertheless, she said, “I feel grateful for this space right here.”last_img read more

Mosquitoes bite

first_imgAgnique has an active ingredient that forms a film onthe water surface, smothering mosquito larvae. You can buy itfrom Adapco by calling 1-800-367-0659.Altosid 30-Day Briquets (on-line) and ZodiacPreventative Mosquito Control (in pet stores) containmethoprene, an insect growth regulator.Bactimos Briquets, Mosquito Dunks andMosquito Bits contain Bti, a bacterium specific tomosquitoes. You can get them on-line or in hardware,feed-and-seed and garden stores. By April ReeseUniversity of GeorgiaAfter five years of drought, Georgia came into this spring with abacklog of unhatched mosquito eggs. Now, suddenly, the state isfacing a mosquito “baby boom.”Mosquito eggs lie dormant until they’re immersed in water, whichsignals them to hatch, said Nancy Hinkle, a University of Georgiascientist. Because Georgia hasn’t had enough rain to flood theirhabitats in years, leftover eggs from years gone by were justwaiting to be soaked and stimulated to hatch.Hinkle, an entomologist with the UGA College of Agricultural andEnvironmental Sciences, said the best way to limit the insects’population explosion is to focus on pools of water left behind byall the rains. These are prime breeding grounds for mosquitoes.Don’t worry about ditches or streams where the water is moving.”Mosquito larvae can’t develop in flowing water,” Hinkle said.Controlling breeding sitesThe cheapest and best way to control mosquitoes, she said, is toget rid of places where they breed.Used tires, for instance, are “significant breeding sites,”Hinkle said. “Tires should be recycled and properly disposed ofto keep them from becoming mosquito sources.”There are more potential mosquito nurseries than you might think,Hinkle said. She suggests these tips: Mosquito Larvicide ProductsHinkle said many over-the-counter products kill mosquito larvae. Around the yard, remove any container that holds water, orturn it upside down.Clean out birdbaths weekly and replenish them with freshwater.Drain or flush the water weekly in wading pools, flowerpotsaucers and other spots where water collects.Clean rain gutters so water doesn’t puddle.Trim shrubbery and eliminate tall grass and weeds where adult mosquitoes hide during the day. Another biological control option is stocking standing water with”mosquito fish,” or gambusia.”These small minnows feed on mosquito larvae and reproduce, sothey maintain themselves and provide ongoing suppression,” Hinklesaid.You can stock lily pools, ponds, ditches and even livestock-watering troughs with these tiny fish. Order them on-line.For severe mosquito infestations, consider hiring a professionalpest-control company with expertise in mosquito control.For personal protectionFor the mosquitoes that have already hatched, repellents can helpprotect you from bites. Hinkle suggests ways to limit yourexposure to mosquitoes. Always follow label instructions to protect you and theenvironment, Hinkle said.But she advises caution about what you buy to control mosquitoes.They’re not always what they claim to be. “Mosquito plants don’trepel mosquitoes,” she said. “Neither do garlic, herbal braceletsor ultrasonic devices.”Traps that use light or carbon dioxide to lure in insects mayattract more mosquitoes than they kill. If you’re considering oneof these bug-busters, “Give the device to a neighbor a blockaway,” Hinkle said.To learn more about controlling mosquitoes, call the Universityof Georgia Extension Service office in your county. Or visit theWest Nile Web site at http://interests.caes.uga.edu/wnv.(April Reese is a student writer with the University of GeorgiaCollege of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.) Wear light-colored clothes outside. Dark colors attractmosquitoes.Stay indoors at dawn and dusk, when mosquitoes are usuallymost active.Wear a repellent containing DEET, and treat clothing with aproduct such as Permanone (containing permethrin). Herbalrepellents work for less than an hour.If you use citronella candles, orient them so the breezedirects the candle smoke toward you. The smoke is what repelsmosquitoes.last_img read more

Team Trump Ousts Top Federal Prosecutor Leading Mangano, Venditto Probes In Nationwide Shakeup

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The Eastern District of New York has a history of prosecuting corruption and terrorism cases. Capers followed in the footsteps of his predecessor Lynch, who prosecuted al-Qaeda recruits from the region, including one who plotted to blow up the Long Island Rail Road. In the past month, Capers’ office brought federal racketeering and murder charges against more than a dozen members of the MS-13 gang, some of whom were indicted for the slayings of three Brentwood teenagers. His office also announced the arrest of a Commack man who allegedly tried to join two terror groups, including ISIS. Other high-profile cases include the indictment of Mangano and ex-Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto on bribery charges, whose cases are pending. Mangano’s wife, Linda, was charged for a lucrative no-show job related to her husband’s alleged dealings. In a separate corruption case, Capers’ team convinced a jury to convict former Suffolk County Conservative Party Chairman Ed Walsh for collecting a $200,000 salary for time spent other than at the Suffolk County jail, where he served as a correction lieutenant. Under Capers, the Eastern District prosecuted James Burke, the retired Suffolk police chief who pleaded guilty to beating a burglary suspect and engineering a vast coverup. The suspect in that case, Christopher Loeb, was taken to Suffolk police’s Fourth Precinct, where he was chained and beaten by Burke. The police chief became involved after Loeb was arrested for breaking into Burke’s police-issued SUV and stealing a duffel bag containing Burke’s gun, ammo, porn and sex toys, prosecutors said. Former President Barack Obama nominated Capers for the position in October 2015. The U.S. Senate appointed him two months later. Bridget M. Rohde will take over Capers’ position until the president appoints a successor. Robert Capers, the U.S. Attorney for Eastern District of New York, whose office indicted Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and previously prosecuted ex-Suffolk County Police Chief James Burke, was among 46 Obama-appointed federal prosecutors forced to resign Friday by the Trump administration.In a short statement released late Friday afternoon, Capers said: “I was instructed to resign my position as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, effective March 10, 2017. It has been my greatest honor to serve my country, New York City and the people of this district for almost 14 years, with the last 17 months serving as United States Attorney.” The Eastern District of New York covers Brooklyn and Long Island. Capers, a career prosecutor, took over the position in December 2015 following Loretta Lynch’s appointment as U.S. Attorney General, which is now held by former Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions. Capers does not appear to have been singled out. According to Reuters, he was reportedly among 46 Obama-appointed U.S. attorneys forced out by the Trump administration on Friday. No reason was given for the unceremonious departures. It was unclear Friday afternoon whether crusading federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara, was included in the mass shakeup. center_img Embed from Getty Imageslast_img read more

Highly profitable members in underserved investment areas

first_imgWhat is the “banking” story of highly profitable households? What is the “banking” story of highly profitable households in underserved investment areas? “How does the credit union fit into the member’s story? Is the credit union narrative of the banking story the same or different among different geographical areas? Highly profitable credit union households, those which provide $500 or more in profit to the credit union annually, can be located throughout the geographical areas in which the credit union serves. More often than not, most people associate highly profitable households with neighborhoods and communities commonly referred to as “high society” and “upscale avenues”. Highly profitable households are in each geographical area which the credit union serves, even in underserved investment areas. The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) defines an investment area per Section 103(16) of the Community Development Banking and Financial Institutions (SDFI) Act of 1994. A complete description of underserved areas can be located in the NCUA Chartering And Field of Membership Manual Chapter 3 Part 3 “Service to Underserved Communities”.Basically an investment area can consist of Empowerment Zones, Enterprise Communities, certain percentage of persons living in poverty, metropolitan area low median family income, high unemployment rate, and areas that meet economic distress criteria established by the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI) of the United States Department of the Treasury. A top priority for credit unions should be to identify, market to, and engage with highly profitable members of underserved investment areas. How does the credit union recognize and identify that these households exist in their underserved investment areas? The easiest method to identify highly profitable members in underserved investment areas is that they are very much like highly profitable households in more affluent geographical areas. 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more