18 Dec

Tips Sought in Bay Shore Thanksgiving Murder

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Naim Isiah Al-HakeemResidents heard gunshots minutes before a newspaper delivery driver found a 21-year-old man dead of at least one bullet wound in North Bay Shore early Thanksgiving morning, Suffolk County police said.Those details were among the few developments investigators released regarding the murder of Naim Isiah Al-Hakeem, an aspiring rapper who was riding his bicycle from his job in Eastport when he was gunned down at 5:35 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 28.“By all indication he’s doing the right thing,” said Det. Lt. Jack Fitzpatrick, commander of the Homicide Squad. “He seems to be a hard-working individual, choosing to work the overnight shift. He doesn’t have a car so he rides his bike more than four miles home.”The victim was less than a mile from his home when he was gunned down. Fitzpatrick said the motive remains unclear while the investigation is continuing. No suspects have been named.The delivery driver found the victim laying next to his bicycle in the road on Manatuck Boulevard, just north of Cedar Drive. The victim was wearing a backpack at the time.Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest in the case.Homicide Squad detectives ask anyone with information to them at 631-852-6392 or to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-220-TIPS.  All calls will remain confidential.last_img read more

17 Dec

America Saves Week: Summit CU inspires savings with competition

first_img continue reading » As part of America Saves Week, NAFCU is highlighting the efforts of member credit unions with strong financial education programs that encourage members to save and strengthen their personal finances. Today, learn how Summit Credit Union’s (Madison, Wis.) Project Money program helps its members reduce debt and increase savings.“We created Project Money to help participants better their daily lives in a format that also inspires thousands of our neighbors to improve their financial wellness and lives, too,” said Summit Credit Union CEO & President Kim Sponem. “At its heart, Project Money is a public financial education program that helps people, families and larger communities become financially stronger through real-life financial tips they can put into action.”Structured as a seven-month competition with four competing teams, Project Money pairs participants with a Summit Financial Coach to help them work toward financial goals of reducing debt, increasing savings, and more. Throughout the year, participants attend educational sessions and share their progress through blogs and media interviews to inspire others in the community to join the savings mission.At the end of the competition, the winning team – determined by the selection committee comprised of credit union employees – receives a $10,000 prize and the other teams receive $2,500. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

16 Aug

Titans coach Mike Vrabel downplays joint practice brawl

first_imgWe had a fracas. Gilmore. The Mccourtys. Jon Jones. Corey Davis. AJ Brown. Dion Lewis making gestures to the Pats sidelines but then laughing #Patriots #Titans— Michael Giardi (@MikeGiardi) August 15, 2019Vrabel said he understands tempers are likely to flare as helmets clash, but was just happy things didn’t escalate beyond shoving.”I’m going to make sure we do (joint practices) with people that we trust that aren’t sharing information and practice the same way we do, and believe in competing hard and finishing by not throwing punches,” Vrabel said. “I understand that it’s competitive — they’re pro football players. We want them to be really competitive. Tom Brady gifts ex-teammate Mike Vrabel mini trophy of last year’s Patriots-Titans score Mike Vrabel is setting the record straight.The Titans coach downplayed the seriousness of the skirmish that broke out during Thursday’s joint practice with the Patriots, shrugging it off as football players just playing rough. “If that’s a fight to you, man you’ve never been in a fight,” Vrabel said, per NFL Media. “We just don’t want any punches thrown.”NFL Network’s Mike Giardi had described the incident as a “fracas” between cornerback Stephon Gilmore and wide receiver A.J. Brown that eventually ended with laughs. Related News Baker Mayfield on hype surrounding Browns: ‘I’d say the chatter doesn’t matter’ Tom Brady says ‘hell no’ to becoming football coach “Is there going to be pushing and shoving? Yeah, I would figure there would be. But can they play with enough composure to break it up like they do in a game and go back? There’s pushing and shoving in every game, and if you don’t throw a punch they’re going to let you go back into the huddle.”Vrabel didn’t share the same passion for his gift from former teammate Tom Brady, who gave Vrabel a trophy earlier Thursday to celebrate the Titans’ regular-season win over the Patriots last year.”I don’t even know where it is right now,” Vrabel said.last_img read more