Lenexa Police search for suspect after man allegedly fires shots at officers

first_imgLenexa Police on Monday morning continued to search a neighborhood surrounding the 8900 block of Haskins Street after a man allegedly fired shots at officers as he ran from a stolen car.Master Police Officer Danny Chavez says officers attempted to stop a stolen car. The suspect then allegedly fired shots at officers as he ran from the vehicle. No officers are believed to have returned fire.Shortly after 7 a.m. Monday, Lenexa Police said they were searching for a Black male, approximately 5’10”, with a stocky build and shoulder-length dreadlocks. He was last seen wearing black pants and a black sweatshirt.Anyone with information on the whereabouts of this suspect or any other details that could help with the investigation is asked to call Lenexa Police at 913-477-7301 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).First call came in around 1:30 a.m.Recorded radio traffic states an automated license plate reader alerted dispatchers that a stolen vehicle had been detected at 1:36 a.m. Monday. Dispatchers tracked the car with traffic cameras until officers were able to get to the area.Officers located the car, a 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL320, parked with the driver’s door open in the 8900 block of Haskins Street. The officer reported one person was outside of the car.At 1:49 a.m., the officer can be heard telling dispatchers that the person was running towards the back of a duplex and then fired shots at officers.A county-wide call to assist the officer was then sent over dispatch. Officers from as far away as Gardner responded to help in the search for the suspect.An Overland Park PD Lenco Bear, a type of armored vehicle, arriving on the scene in Lenexa Monday. Photo credit Mike Frizzell.Officers set a large perimeter from 87th Street and Candlelight Lane to 91st Street and Gillette Street. Multiple K-9 units and drones were used in the search for the suspect.Chavez with Lenexa PD confirmed that officers were fired on by the suspect. No officers are believed to have returned fire, according to Chavez, and no officers were injured.Police have not released a description of the suspect.The large perimeter was held until shortly before 6 a.m. Monday,when officers from outside agencies were released from their positions.Tactical vehicles, including an MRAP from the Olathe Police Department and a Lenco Bear from the Overland Park Police Department, responded to assist with the search. The Lenexa Police Department’s Tactical Team is also in the area.last_img read more

The season of new beginnings

first_imgIt has been said that spring is the season for rebirth, renewal and regrowth, It’s also the time of year for cleaning out your closets and preparing for summer. I think it’s also the ideal time for your credit union to look internally for potential process improvements to ensure you are evolving to support future growth and sustainability.Embrace the technologies your members deserveWe all know today’s credit unions face numerous challenges. Regulations are tightening and consumer expectations are driving the adoption of mobile and e-signature technologies. To evolve and persevere, credit unions must expand and enhance member relationships while continually increasing operational efficiencies and meeting regulatory requirements.With all the choices consumers have these days – you need to make sure you’re offering members the best service you can. The more you do for your members on a timely basis, the better. A great way to do that is to give employees the ability to find what they’re looking for with a few mouse-clicks, instead of searching through file cabinets, folders or files on a shared drive.Ditch the paperUtilizing a document management or enterprise content management (ECM) solution to reduce your credit union’s dependency on manual and paper-based processes gives you the ability to focus on what’s important – your members and the community.Electronically storing and organizing your information in an ECM solution also guarantees consistent and timely management and disposition of documents. This facilitates easier audits, ensures compliance with internal and external standards and prevents costly legal battles or bad press.For credit unions that embrace process improvements, like electronically storing all the paper that comes in the door every day from all over the credit union in one central location, achieving member satisfaction becomes much, much easier.After all, what your employees are looking for is member information, often while a member is right in front of them or on the phone waiting for an answer. Your members deserve resolution and information quickly and accurately. They deserve it with every single transaction; all year long. 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Michelle Harbinak Shapiro Michelle Shapiro has more than a 15 years of experience in the banking industry to her role as Financial Services Industry Expert at Hyland Software. Her mission is to share … Web: www.onbase.com Detailslast_img read more

Gophers ride Sunday rally to 3-1 weekend

first_imgIt almost was two victories for the team, but in the seventh inning with two outs and two on, senior catcher Taylor LeMay came to the plate. She hit a three-run home run to lift No. 20 Minnesota 4-3 over No. 9 Georgia. Minnesota then started its rematch with Georgia, and the Bulldogs went up 3-0 in the fifth inning. The team scored a program-record 20 runs against Jacksonville in its victory, with 17 coming in the first inning. “The first part of that at-bat I was down 0-2, so I knew I had to get a hit or walk or the game was over,” LeMay said. “I guess you could see it as pressure or opportunity in a game like that, and I just got a good pitch to hit, hit the ball and got all that I could ask for.” If the Gophers had any leftover frustration from the late loss, it showed early on Sunday. Gophers ride Sunday rally to 3-1 weekendMinnesota won its last game thanks to a late home run in the seventh inning.James Healy, Daily File PhotoFreshman Erika Rozell fouls off a pitch at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium on Saturday, April 4, 2015. Emily PolglazeMarch 7, 2016Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThe Gophers continued a 36-game road slate with four games over the weekend in Athens, Ga., and came out with three victories. The Gophers still trailed by two and were down to their last out when LeMay came to the plate. When her at-bat was over, Minnesota had the lead. The Gophers (13-5) defeated Western Carolina on Saturday and then lost to the Bulldogs before defeating Jacksonville and Georgia on Sunday. The Gophers held on from there for the upset victory. The team then played Georgia for the first time during the weekend, and saw a 4-1 lead become a 5-5 tie in the sixth inning. The Bulldogs then hit a walk-off double in the seventh to win 6-5. “We’re getting a little bit better every week,” head coach Jessica Allister said. “We’re a better team than we were last week; we were a better team last week than we were the week before, and that’s always the goal.” Minnesota (13-5) scored six runs in the second inning in its first game on Saturday against Western Carolina to take control early, and ended with a 7-1 victory. “We kept chipping away and kept our energy up,” sophomore Erika Rozell said.last_img read more

Your Pet Says More About Your Personality Than You Might Think

first_imgThe Huffington Post:Cat people and dog people really do have different personality traits, new research suggests. People who own cats tend to be more creative, adventurous, and anxious. Dog owners, on the other hand, tend to be more extroverted, secure, and risk-averse.Those differences were seen in a fascinating new study (see video above) byscientists at the University of California, Berkeley and California State University, East Bay.And in addition to pinpointing those personality differences, the researchers uncovered something surprising about pet owners’ affection for their companion animals.Read the whole story: The Huffington Post More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Suffolk Will Implement Annual Day of Special Observance for Juneteenth

first_imgStarting on June 19, 2021, Suffolk County will celebrate Juneteenth and African American freedom and achievement.County Executive Steve Bellone issued an executive order Friday designating June 19, 2020 and every year thereafter as Juneteenth in the county, and directed the county’s Office of Minority Affairs to develop a plan to celebrate the day going forward. The celebrations will include festivals, parades, musical events and prayer services, and the county will seek input from the community.Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order earlier this week making Juneteenth a holiday for New York state employees.“While Juneteenth has traditionally been celebrated by the African American Community, it is important for all Americans to come together and recognize this holiday because of what it represents and stands for,” Bellone said. “As we commemorate the end of slavery today, we must remember that the end of slavery does not mean the end of racism. We continue to work every day to uphold the ideals of equality for all and these two new initiatives will help us achieve our goals of an inclusive Suffolk County.”Also, Bellone is requiring that all county employees receive and complete Implicit Bias Training by Juneteenth 2021. He had announced June 12 an executive order mandating the training for the entire county workforce to help create an environment of equity, access and inclusion. Police officers have previously received the nationally recognized program since 2018.Bellone said the training will be made available to other government employees in Suffolk County.taylor@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

GE Opens Subsea Equipment Facility in Batam, Indonesia

first_imgIndonesia Vice Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources H.E. Susilo Siswoutomo today officiated the grand opening of GE’s (NYSE: GE) newly expanded Batam Island subsea manufacturing facility.The facility features a new high bay workshop that will enable GE to begin manufacturing its first vertical subsea production trees in the Asia-Pacific region and increase local content in Indonesia. In the future, this facility will have capabilities to produce both vertical and horizontal subsea production trees. The expansion has created nearly 30 new jobs at the facility and is expected to add another 50 to 70 new jobs over the next three years.GE Oil & Gas has invested more than USD$15 million in Batam since 2011 for plant expansion, technology upgrades and the new high bay workshop. This latest expansion is GE’s largest investment to date at the Batam manufacturing site.GE is a leading supplier of subsea equipment and services to the global oil and gas industry. The company completed its facility expansion as Indonesia’s government more rapidly expands development of its offshore energy resources.“Increasing our country’s oil and gas production and transportation infrastructure is a top priority for supporting Indonesia’s economic growth,” said Vice Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Republic of Indonesia Susilo Siswoutomo. “The expansion of GE’s subsea equipment facility will be a significant contribution for expanding our country’s manufacturing base, creating employment and developing human resources in the oil and gas industry.”Highlighting GE’s focus on local workforce development, employees at the new vertical subsea trees workshop are trained at GE’s Singapore and Aberdeen, U.K., center of excellence and also receive additional training to address localized content requirements for Indonesia.“We expanded our Batam subsea manufacturing facility to meet the growing demand for subsea production equipment as our customers look to develop new oil and gas reserves in more challenging locations in the Asia-Pacific region,” said Handry Satriago, CEO of GE Indonesia. “The expansion of our Batam facility underscores GE’s commitment to localizing more of our company’s business capabilities in Southeast Asia, especially in Indonesia to support the country’s local economic and energy goals.”GE has operated in Indonesia since 1940, providing the latest technology and solutions in aviation, transportation, power generation, energy management, oil and gas, health and lighting. GE has 800 employees in its 10 facilities and project locations in Indonesia in addition to its country head office in Jakarta and two factories in Batam and Yogjakarta and a service center in Bandung.In February 2013, GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt visited Indonesia and announced GE’s plan to spend USD$300 million in the next five years to support the country’s infrastructure development. This includes the expansion of Batam subsea manufacturing facility as well as the establishment of the GE Learning and Technology Center, a partnership with Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), Garuda Indonesia and Pertamina, to provide a center for leadership and engineering and the localization of GE applied technology. GE has invested more than USD$1 billion in Indonesia to date.GE in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) RegionGE has been present in the ASEAN region for more than a century and today it is a partner for growth, supporting the development of the region’s infrastructure and its people. GE has presence in Indonesia, Brunei, Cambodia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.[mappress]Press Release, November 13, 2013last_img read more

Semco Maritime makes room for pair of Maersk Drilling jack-ups

first_imgTwo jack-up drilling rigs owned by the offshore drilling contractor Maersk Drilling recently arrived at Semco Maritime’s Invergordon shipyard facility. Semco Maritime informed on Friday that the 2009-built jack-up rig Maersk Reacher will be berthed in Semco’s Queens Dock facility for an undisclosed duration, carrying out necessary upgrades and modifications.The rig up until recently worked for BP under a contract that is set to expire in September 2016. Earlier this year, the drilling contractor decided to lay off 70 employees in relation to the Maersk Reacher going off contract thus adjusting to a lower level of activity.The second rig, the recently constructed jack-up rig Maersk Highlander, will be at Semco Maritime’s quayside for a short time. Following its arrival from Sembcorp Marine’s Jurong Shipyard in Singapore, the rig was named earlier this week.Prior to the naming ceremony, Semco carried out various commissioning tasks and it also provided support for various disciplines, including electrical, mechanical and construction.The rig, of a Friede & Goldman JU2000E design, will soon mobilize to the Culzean development in the UK sector of the North Sea under a long-term contract with Maersk Oil.Maersk Highlander is categorized as a 400ft rig, with 30,000ft drilling depth and HPHT capabilities. The rig has accommodation capacity for up to 150 personnel.Semco Maritime also added it is nearing completion of a number of scopes of work for the Paragon Offshore’s semi-submersible rig, Paragon MSS1, prior to the rig’s departure Cromarty Firth on a drilling contract.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

Society calls for parliamentary probe of legal aid contracts

first_imgThe Law Society has urged two parliamentary select committees to investigate the government’s procurement of new criminal legal aid contracts.The Legal Aid Agency is unable to proceed with the new crime duty provider contracts in 69 out of 85 procurement areas until it has resolved 115 procurement law challenges in relation to its tender process. The agency has delayed commencing the contracts until 1 April due to the litigation. Jonathan Smithers, president of the Society, today wrote letters to Bob Neill MP, chair of the justice select committee, and Meg Hillier MP, chair of the public accounts committee, over concerns the LAA’s evaluation process was ‘not robust’.In his letter to Neill, Smithers said the Society was concerned the evaluation process used by the LAA ‘was not robust and believe this requires an independent assessment to be made to restore confidence, to help to resolve the litigation quickly, and end the chronic ongoing uncertainty for all firms involved in this process (whether they have been awarded a contract or not) and crucially for the citizens and communities across England and Wales who need access to the justice system’.Smithers called for the justice select committee to ‘intervene and initiate an investigation into the tender evaluation process as a matter of the utmost urgency’.In his letter to Hillier, Smithers asked the public accounts committee to hold an evidence session to look into the agency’s operation of the procurement process.Smithers said: ‘We believe that the cost of litigation to defend a process, which is subject to such a significant number of legal challenges, is against the National Audit Office’s three criteria for determining value for money – economy, efficiency, effectiveness – particularly at a time when the Ministry of Justice is under serious financial pressure.’Smithers asked the public accounts committee to intervene and request that the LAA explain how it intends to rectify problems in the tender process ‘as a matter of the utmost urgency’.The lord chancellor was not granted a group litigation order by the High Court at a case management hearing on Wednesday. Instead, the litigation will begin with eight lead cases.The next hearing is scheduled for 16 December.last_img read more

Leasing income up

first_imgGATX reported net income from continuing operations of $150·5m for the year to December 31 2006, up from $105·6m in 2005. The aircraft leasing business was sold to improve the firm’s risk profile, and rail, marine and industrial activities grew ‘while maintaining our disciplined investment approach’, said President & CEO Brian A Kenney. Rail produced income of $116·4m, up from $81?7m in 2005 owing to an increase in the number of wagons on lease, higher rates and improved contributions from Europe. Investment totalled $534m, up from $403m in 2005 and $490m in 2004, which was ‘encouraging given the historically high price for new railcars and intense competition in the secondary market’. Acquisition of 6 302 wagons and scrapping of 3 975 brought GATX’s North American fleet to more than 110 000 wagons on December 31, with utilisation up to 99% from 98% at the end of 2005.last_img read more