Authorities in Akron, Ohio, are investigating after two thieves posing as volunteers stole thousands of dollars in toys from a local Toys for Tots collection warehouse on Monday night.Traci Higgenbottom-Williams, who has directed the Toys for Tots' Akron program for over 20 years, told WJW that the thieves, believed to be a man and a woman, signed up to help sort through donated toys and prepare them for distribution, a task normally handled by a small staff.However, instead of lending a helping hand as promised, the pair rounded up what Williams estimated to be $5,000 worth of toys and shuffled them out the warehouse's back door in clear sight of surveillance cameras.The director says she is heartbroken over the theft but still hopes to provide gifts to as many needy children as possible.“It tears me up. Because this process just doesn’t start in December," Williams told WJW. "I start in January to make sure the kids get the best. I … [Read more...] about Thieves posing as volunteers steal thousands of dollars in donated toys from Toys for Tots
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caption Amazon is nearing a final decision on HQ2 — and it’s looking like New York City is going to be a winner. source REUTERS/Jason Redmond Amazon is reportedly nearing a deal to move part of its second headquarters, HQ2, to New York City, in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens. New York City’s Long Island City pitch to Amazon promised the company 13 million square feet of real estate, a fun neighborhood, and speedy commutes. The state has also reportedly offered incentives that could include hundreds of millions of dollars in subsidies, as well as more tongue-in-cheek promises such as Gov. Andrew Cuomo changing his name to “Amazon Cuomo” and renaming a polluted creek the “Amazon River.” Amazon is reportedly nearing a deal to move part of its second headquarters to New York City, in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, The New York Times reported on Monday. The other part of HQ2 … [Read more...] about New York City is reportedly nearing a deal to host Amazon’s second headquarters. Here’s what New York promised the company — from millions of dollars in subsidies to Gov. Cuomo changing his name — to win Amazon over.
Five people have been arrested for distributing drugs since Monday. By Jacob Beltran Published 11:18 pm CDT, Friday, August 31, 2018 Robert Hernandez, 29. Robert Hernandez, 29. Photo: Bexar County Courtesy Bexar County investigators discovered a total 200 pounds of marijuana in one of four drug raids made during the week of Aug. 26, 2018. Bexar County investigators discovered a total 200 pounds of marijuana in one of four drug raids made during the week of Aug. 26, 2018. Photo: Bexar County Courtesy Gabriella Hernandez, 24. Gabriella Hernandez, 24. Photo: Bexar County Courtesy Deputies seized 5.3 ounces of black tar heroin and a pistol with a fake suppressor in another raid during the week of Aug. 26, 2018. Deputies seized 5.3 ounces of black tar heroin and a pistol with a fake … [Read more...] about BCSO finds hard drugs, thousands of dollars in separate drug busts
Applications Open Now Through September 12, 2018 (BUSINESS WIRE)–August 30, 2018– Metropolitan Economic Development Association (Meda): WHY: Minority business owners have historically found it difficult to gain access to capital. This funding often plays a big part in determining between the success and failure of the business. Studies have shown that financial, human, and social capital, as well as racial discrimination, are primarily responsible for disparities between non-minority and minority businesses. Achieving parity is key to significant U.S. economic growth, creating new jobs and raising wages in economically disadvantaged communities. WHAT: To help solve this dilemma and bring attention to this issue, the Metropolitan Economic Development Association (Meda) and the City … [Read more...] about Up to One Million Dollars in Financing to Be Awarded to Ethnic Minority Companies in “Shark Tank”-like Business Competition
After cutting nearly 3,000 jobs in January, ZTE hasn't had much in the way of good news to share lately. Today, it appears the Chinese smartphone maker avoided a potentially fatal blow to its smartphone business, but did so at great cost - around a billion dollars, in fact. ZTE was accused last year of violating US sanctions against doing business with Iran (I know, ZTE is a Chinese company - this has to do with US technology), and as a result the US Department of Commerce threatened to cut off ZTE from all its US-based supply chain partners. While that threat was stayed on multiple occasions, it was finally scheduled to go into effect last month, in what could have truly been a disaster for ZTE's smartphone business. But it appears ZTE avoided the Commerce Department's guillotine, and has instead opted to pay its way out. In exchange for a guilty plea and $900 million in fines, ZTE will be allowed to continue working with its critical US supply-chain partners like Qualcomm. A court … [Read more...] about ZTE pleads guilty to violating US sanctions against Iran, will pay nearly a billion dollars in fines