OPD responds to three major crashes during weekend

first_img Facebook Previous article‘Concerns’ expressed in Grace McDonald trialNext articleGIRLS GOLF: Odessa High’s Cernoch perseveres through turbulent season to compete at regional tournament admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Local News OPD responds to three major crashes during weekend Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Twitter 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School The Odessa Police Department responded to three major crashes in Odessa over the weekend, one involving several injuries.Police were called about a major crash at about 3:13 p.m. Sunday near University Boulevard and Catalina Drive, an OPD news release stated.Sam Whitlock, 87, reportedly tried to turn left from a private drive onto the 1300 block of West University Boulevard, when he collided with a gray 2017 Chevrolet Cruze traveling east, driven by 22-year-old Kendra Griffin, the release detailed.Whitlock had reportedly failed to yield the right of way, the release stated. Whitlock, Griffin, and her two passengers, 19-year-old Alan Shorter and 17-year-old John Sanchez, were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.Police cited Whitlock for failing to yield the right of way while exiting from a private drive.Officers were called about another major crash around 2:22 a.m. Monday in the 600 block of East Second Street, the release stated.A black 2014 Dodge Ram, driven by 21-year-old Christian Adrian Lopez of Odessa, was driving west in the eastbound lanes and reportedly veered off the roadway and collided into a light pole before driving off and colliding with a building at 520 East Second Street, the release detailed.Lopez left the scene, the release stated, but was later found by police and charged with leaving the scene of an accident. No injuries were reported.Another major crash was reported around 3:25 a.m. Monday near 16th Street and Macarthur Avenue, the release stated.A silver 2017 Dodge Ram, driven by 30-year-old Fernando Antonio Contreras of Odessa, was driving north in the 1500 block of Macarthur Avenue and crashed through a block wall and into a residential garage before colliding with a parked 2017 white Chrysler Pacifica Sport Wagon, the release detailed.No injuries were reported, and Contreras was charged with driving while intoxicated, second offense, and taken to the Ector County Detention Center. Home Local News OPD responds to three major crashes during weekend ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ By admin – April 23, 2018 OC employee of the year always learning Facebook WhatsApp Foolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionSummer Spaghetti SaladPowered By 10 Sec Non-Stick Rice Every Time NextStay last_img read more

FHA Introduces Lender Evaluation Metric to Expand Credit Access

first_img August 17, 2015 1,985 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago FHA Introduces Lender Evaluation Metric to Expand Credit Access in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Tagged with: Federal Housing Administration FHA FHA-Approved Lenders Supplemental Performance Metric The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Xhevrije West is a talented writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University. Previous: The TRID Delay: What it Means for the Industry Now and In the Future Next: DS News Webcast: Tuesday 8/18/2015 Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced Monday a new method that will be used to evaluate the lending practices of FHA-approved lenders and help them understand the type of borrowers they are serving.“This is one more tool to help FHA, lenders, and the public, know exactly who we’re serving,” said Ed Golding, principal deputy assistant secretary for housing. “By better understanding FHA’s acceptable risk tolerance levels for a variety of credit scores, lenders will have the confidence to lend more broadly and FHA will have more data on how successful those lenders are.”The new method, FHA’s Supplemental Performance Metric will work jointly with the agency’s existing ‘compare ratio’ and offer different insight into a lender’s specific performance while encouraging lenders to serve eligible borrowers that are not necessarily credit worthy.FHA lenders will be able to see the impact of their business at all ends of the credit spectrum with the new supplemental performance metric, the FHA says. This will fall in line with the FHA’s willingness to insure loans to eligible borrowers with lower credit scores.Currently, the FHA calculates a ‘compare ratio’ for all FHA-approved lenders. This ratio compares a lender’s rate of early defaults and claims for insured single family mortgage loans to other approved lenders in a geographic area. Compare ratios identify lenders with a large amount of default and claim rates compared to their counterparts and which lenders FHA may terminate.The FHA noted that lenders placed concerns about the compare ratio being a comparison to one’s peers rather than to FHA’s risk tolerance, which the Supplemental Performance Metric responded to.The metric, along with the compare ratio, provides a more granular, nuanced look at lender performance by measuring default rates and claims in three distinct credit bands. Additionally, lenders will have a better understanding of who they are serving, according to the announcement.In May 2014, FHA proposed the development of a Supplemental Performance Metric—one component of FHA’s Blueprint for Access to Credit initiative, an effort to expand access to mortgage credit to underserved borrowers.This new complementary metric was made available at end of the July 2015 in FHA’s Neighborhood Watch Early Warning System. The new metric is designed to help mitigate adverse selection of borrowers with certain credit profiles and encourage the extension of homeownership opportunities to underserved segments of the market. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribecenter_img Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Federal Housing Administration FHA FHA-Approved Lenders Supplemental Performance Metric 2015-08-17 Brian Honea The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / FHA Introduces Lender Evaluation Metric to Expand Credit Access About Author: Xhevrije Westlast_img read more

Man accused of killing Colorado mom to appear in court

first_imgWoodland Park Police Department(WOODLAND PARK, Colo.) — Patrick Frazee, the Colorado man accused of killing his fiancé and the mother of his baby, is due to appear in a Teller County courtroom Tuesday morning at a preliminary hearing. Kelsey Berreth, 29, vanished on Thanksgiving 2018 near her Woodland Park, Colorado, home. Her body has still not been found. Frazee, 32, was arrested in December and charged with Berreth’s murder and three counts of solicitation to commit murder. He has not entered a plea. Police said they believe Berreth was killed in her home and that Frazee was the last person to see her. Krystal Lee, a former Idaho nurse, admitted in court this month to moving Berreth’s phone. Three days after Berreth vanished, investigators said the signal from the young mother’s phone was detected in Idaho. Lee pleaded guilty to one count of tampering with physical evidence. Lee’s exact relationship to Frazee is not clear. Meanwhile, a judge has granted temporary custody of Frazee and Berreth’s 1-year-old daughter to Berreth’s parents, Cheryl and Darrell Berreth. Cheryl and Darrell Berreth also filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Frazee. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.,Woodland Park Police Department(WOODLAND PARK, Colo.) — Patrick Frazee, the Colorado man accused of killing his fiancé and the mother of his baby, is due to appear in a Teller County courtroom Tuesday morning at a preliminary hearing. Kelsey Berreth, 29, vanished on Thanksgiving 2018 near her Woodland Park, Colorado, home. Her body has still not been found. Frazee, 32, was arrested in December and charged with Berreth’s murder and three counts of solicitation to commit murder. He has not entered a plea. Police said they believe Berreth was killed in her home and that Frazee was the last person to see her. Krystal Lee, a former Idaho nurse, admitted in court this month to moving Berreth’s phone. Three days after Berreth vanished, investigators said the signal from the young mother’s phone was detected in Idaho. Lee pleaded guilty to one count of tampering with physical evidence. Lee’s exact relationship to Frazee is not clear. Meanwhile, a judge has granted temporary custody of Frazee and Berreth’s 1-year-old daughter to Berreth’s parents, Cheryl and Darrell Berreth. Cheryl and Darrell Berreth also filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Frazee. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Evansville Talks Possible Gun Resolution

first_imgAPRIL 9TH, 2018  AMANDA PORTER INDIANAIt hasn’t been introduced just yet, but Evansville city councilman Dr. Dan Adams plans to introduce a resolution he says will deal with guns and school safety.The resolution is modeled after a gun control measure in South Bend, IN that keeps guns out of the hands of violent criminals, domestic abusers and those who are severely mentally ill.The resolution in South Bend closes the background check system loophole.Evansville’s city attorney says it’s going to take some time to look over what other cities have done to make sure they stay within the lines of what’s legal.“All of those situations are kind of mute,” says Joshua Clayborn.“This not being under consideration number one, because there is no resolution that has been introduced yet to the extent Dr. Adams is introducing something, we are going to make sure its legal. I am not entirely familiar with what every other community has done so I can’t speak to what they are doing right or wrong, but at least here we will definitely be following the law.”More than a dozen members of the community spoke out on both sides of the issues at Monday’s council meeting.Amanda PorterReporter and Anchor for 44NewsMore Posts – WebsiteFollow Me:TwitterFacebook FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

This is not the Hudson County we know and love

first_imgRon Bautista, Former Hoboken Mayoral CandidatePhil Cohen, Chair, Hoboken Democratic CommitteeCristin Cricco-PowellNora Martínez DeBenedetto, First Vice Chair, Hoboken Democratic CommitteeRachel Hodes, Recording Secretary, Hoboken Democratic CommitteeVera Sirota, Hoboken Democratic Committee MemberEytan Stern-Weber, Co-Founder, Hudson For All; Immigration Lead, Hudson CAN To the Editor:For decades, Hudson County has been a welcoming community and bastion of democratic values. But on Thursday, July 12, we were betrayed when the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders, in an astonishingly swift 5-2 vote, chose to contract once again with the federal agency of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. As you know, ICE is responsible for the recent rash of cruel, heinous, and inhumane practices inflicted on those seeking refuge and/or asylum. Make no mistake, Hudson County – with that vote, our Freeholders have made us all complicit in this machine which is tearing families apart on a daily basis. This is your tax dollars at work. The vote on this contract was put on the agenda at the last minute, in an attempt to prevent the public from taking notice and speaking out.This meeting took place at 1pm, on a weekday, at a time when activists and concerned citizens were unable to attend. We echo the sentiments of Sally Pillay, program director of First Friends of NJ and NY, “It was disappointing that the Freeholders rushed and voted to continue the IGSA agreement, without further review of what is written in the contract and without acknowledging Freeholder Torres’s request to table the item for further research and discussion. Clearly profits before humans were the driving point, given there are 800 ICE detainees to 400 inmates incarcerated in the facility.This is not the Hudson County we know and love. We are a place of acceptance; a place where those seeking refuge are welcomed with open arms; a place where diversity isn’t just tolerated, but celebrated. Today, we call upon County Executive Tom DeGise and the Board of Chosen Freeholders to utilize the 60-day opt-out clause in the contract and retract their agreement with ICE. We elected you to make moral judgments in the best interest of Hudson County, and this decision is in clear violation of your contract with your constituents.We must speak for those who cannot speak for themselves and we must fight for those who have nowhere else to go because that’s what America is all about.last_img read more

Bread Bakeries’ profit up 21.8% says parent RHM

first_imgFood giant RHM said its Bread Bakeries division had seen a 21.8% increase in operating profit, as it posted its maiden interim results this week. RHM, which floated on the stock exchange in July, said Bread Bakeries’ operating profit was £34.7million over the half year to October 29, 2005. Turnover increased 3.1% to £385.8m year on year. The division saw increased sales of the new “Healthiest Ever Hovis” range and its Hovis Invisible Crust product. Demand for that had outstripped supply. RHM director of investor relations John McIvor told British Baker the product was still only baked at the Wigan bakery. Manufacturing was likely to be rolled out to other sites. Meanwhile RHM’s cakes’ turnover was £108m, down 13.1%, and cakes operating profit fell from £7.9m to £1m over the half year. The Avana cakes business had performed in line with expectations, but Manor Bakeries had been “disappointing,” RHM said.Mr McIvor said Manor had targeted the wrong customers with the relaunch of its Mr Kipling cakes in January 2005. It had aimed at the “ABC1” demographic. He said: “That worked, but we managed to deter our traditional core customers.” Manor had also reduced the number of lines on promotion, discouraging customers further. Purchase frequency went down. A new Mr Kipling range will be rolled out in the first quarter of 2006, with quality and packaging improved, a new “Delightful” healthy range added and a new pricing strategy, he said. Analyst David Lang from Investec said Manor Bakeries had been “whacked” by innovating away from its core. RHM was “firing on three cylinders”. Overall, RHM posted a pre-tax loss of £58.3m for the period from a profit of £54.6m the year before, due to flotation costs. Turnover was £739.3m against £736.8m. Operating profit was up 7.7% to £70.3m.last_img read more

NFU president to discuss Brexit implications at Agribusiness 2018

first_imgNational Farmers’ Union president Meurig Raymond will be among the keynote speakers at the annual event for the UK agrisupply industry, Agribusiness 2018.Taking place at the East of England Showground on 8 November 2017, the event takes the theme of ‘Taking a Lead in Agri-Food Policy post-Brexit’. Raymond will present his views to attendees that agriculture has the most to gain or lose from Brexit negotiations.“Once again, this year’s Agribusiness is the most important conference that is dedicated to the agrisupply and allied industries,” said John Kelley, chief operating officer for Agribusiness 2018.Food and Drink Federation director Ian Wright will also be speaking at the event – discussing the importance of UK food manufacturing and production at a UK and EU level.Raymond recently wrote an open letter to new Defra chief Michael Gove outlining that farmers need certainly that the Government will make Brexit a success for British food and farming.last_img read more

Pizza+Hiking: A Match Made in Adventure Foodie Heaven

first_imgAfter a long hike, there is nothing better than eating your arm’s weight in pizza. Ben and I usually talk about pizza the entire hike, planning toppings and pairings. It’s extremely zen, walking through beautiful landscapes talking about banana peppers. Below we will present to you four Pizza+Hiking pairs you MUST try. It will be worth it, we pepperoni promise.1. Top Pizza Dog, Top Views Right Outta TownPizza: Brown Dog Pizza, Telluride, ColoradoHike: Via FerrataThis pizza and this ‘hike’ are a pair that should be at the top of your bucket list (I say ‘hike’ because you will have to use special climbing equipment to complete it safely, but, I digress). Even if you only do the hike once, allow yourself to go back to the pizza place every day you visit Telluride.PIZZA: Brown Dog Pizza is a Telluride staple. Pick from a crazy selection of combinations, but we HIGHLY suggest the Detroit Style Brooklyn Bridge that has won international pizza competitions. In fact, multiple pizzas have won awards off this menu- take your pick and dive in.HIKE: The Telluride Via Ferrata is an incredible journey.  A Via Ferrata (or road of iron) is a protected climbing route that involves clipping into a steel cable and using metal rungs to keep you safe while climbing 1000 feet above the canyon floor. It is scary, and beautiful, and earns you the right to eat an entire pizza from Brown Dog.PS- Brown Dog HAS INCREDIBLE GLUTEN FREE CRUST. I haven’t found better in all our journies across the country. TREAT YO’SELF.2. Pie, Pint, Climb, RepeatPizza: Pie’s & Pints, Fayetteville, West VirginiaHike: Endless Wall TrailPIZZA: When the menu leaves you starring in foodie shock because there is no way to pick just one pie, you know you’ve landed on something good. We chatted with our waiter for WAY longer than is polite about which specialty pizza to order. We ended up ordering two because we couldn’t decide. If I had to make one suggestion, try the Mushroom Garlic, a savory melty pizza that will replace any calories lost while hiking.HIKE: Endless Wall trail skirts along some of the most incredible climbing in the world. It zigs and then zigs along the cliff edge and gifts beautiful views the entire way. It’s only 2.4 miles long, so bring your climbing equipment and tag a few routes on the way.3. Wild Flowers and Wild FloursPizza: Secret Stash, Crested Butte, ColoradoHike: Rustler’s GultchPIZZA: Secret Stash is a staple on the Main street of the adorable town of Crested Butte, Colorado. With quirky decorations, a bathroom nicer than the one in your house, and awards across the board, this place is a joy to visit. Oh, DID I MENTION THE PIZZA IS INCREDIBLE? Order the Buddha’s Belly for a creative twist on thai pizza (it has coconut curry on it!). Do yourself a favor and order the crack fries plus extra dipping sauce as an appetizer. You’ll have the perfect potato base for the unique pizza to land on.HIKE: Do you ever go on those hikes that make you feel small in all the right ways? Rustler’s Gultch throws you for a loop as you journey farther into the looming mountains around Crested Butte and into a basin that is clearly home to mythical creatures. There are plenty of deep creek crossings so bring some sandals to keep your boots dry.  Also keep an eye on the weather, up at that elevation it can change with no warning. About four miles in find the basin, a waterfall, and isolated beauty.4. Honorable Mention: Rolling Pizza Hills + TrailsPizza: Mountain State Brewing Co., Deep Creek Lake, MarylandHike: Coopers Rock State ForestPIZZA: This pizza isn’t just called pizza, it’s designated as ‘flatbread’ with dough made in-house and cooked in a wood fire hearth. Try out the ‘Beetza’ here that includes beets, goat cheese and a balsamic glaze for an interesting pizza experience. May I also suggest the Meetza? Just kidding, it’s called the Meatlover, but it starts with a BBQ sauce base and couldn’t be more delicious.HIKE: Pick your adventure at Coopers Rock. It’s a hidden gem just over the state line and has great trails for hiking, biking, and viewing the sights from the top of a big ol’ hunk of stone. The state park runs plenty of events, so be sure to check the calendar and stop by for the hearth cooking demo (hint: make your own pizza and throw it on there).Now please, enjoy this haiku inspired by this blog post.If you like the gear we’re reppin’, or what we’re wearing, check out some of the sponsors that make this tour possible: La Sportiva, Crazy Creek, National Geographic, RovR Products, Sea to Summit, Mountain House, LifeStraw, and Lowe Alpine.last_img read more

Are you thankful for credit unions?

first_img 26SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Gigi Hyland Gigi Hyland serves as the Executive Director for the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF), the philanthropic and social responsibility leader of America’s credit union movement. Prior to her work with … Web: www.hylandhighway.com Details It’s the time of the year to be thankful, right? Family, friends, lots of great food to share and enjoy together. I think as I get older I become even more thankful for the simplest things in life. Take teeth. As a foodie, I’m quite appreciative that my choppers are in fine shape to enjoy all that great food previously mentioned.So, what if someone asked you if you are thankful for credit unions? How would you respond? After all, credit unions offer a commodity similar to many other financial institutions that tout similar products and services. In fact, I was just at a meeting where a couple of big banks did a presentation on new “safe” accounts that they offer in alignment with the FDIC’s Model Safe Account Template. And I thought to myself, “Well, credit unions do all of that.”My next thought was, “Hmmm, do they?”I uneasily remembered the 2012 Pew report that looked at the 12 biggest credit unions and the 12 biggest banks and found issues with the transparency of disclosure of key checking account terms and conditions. Many credit unions since the 2012 report have adopted Pew’s recommendations for a clearer disclosure. Pew recently updated the report in April noting significant improvements related to disclosure. However, the 2014 report goes on to list continuing concerns and policy recommendations on overdraft protection and dispute resolution.Let me be very clear on what I’m saying here. I am truly thankful for credit unions. I am inspired by member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperatives whose sole mission is to serve members and improve members’ financial lives. But, my thankfulness comes with a solemn ring of caution. In the world of commodity financial services, the thankfulness of members for credit unions must be earned, not assumed.Credit unions need to continue to keep the members’ best interests front and center. Put another way, how can we assure a future where Americans do choose credit unions as their best financial partner? It all starts and ends with the member. Meeting the member where she/he is in life and offering affordable, appropriate products and services to meet that need. Credit unions must never forget that. It is who credit unions are and it is what uniquely distinguishes them from other players in the financial services realm.last_img read more

Credit unions roar with excitement in April

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Christina PontissoCredit unions really raised the bar this month by celebrating Credit Union Youth Month.Credit unions hosted several events, contests, campaigns, and more to help get members, especially the younger ones, excited about savings.This was the first year CUNA hosted the month long #CUYouthMonth campaign. In the past, the campaign only ran for a week.“I’m in awe of the way credit unions have embraced the move from just a week to celebrating youth the entire month of April,” said Joanne Sepich, CUNA director of consumer education.To see the storify all how credit unions participated on social media via the hashtag, #CUYouthMonth check it out in the News Now article, here. continue reading »last_img read more