* LENEXA, Kan. (4/27/09)--A man who tried to kill a witness during a robbery of Credit Union of Johnson County March 28 was indicted by a federal grand jury (Kansas City Star
April 23). Nicholas Kamphaus, 26, also is charged with armed bank robbery. Kamphaus is accused of shooting a 71-year-old man several times after he robbed Credit Union of Johnson County. The man survived ... * BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (4/27/09)--The Alabama Credit Union League honored four retiring league board directors during the 76th annual membership meeting in Destin, Fla., April 14-16. The directors are: Hillard Sparks, Valley CU, Tuscumbia; James Dill, Tri-Rivers FCU, Montgomery; David Eubanks, Community CU, Gadsden; and Linda Cencula, Alabama Telco CU, Birmingham. Each was honored with a resolution that listed their accomplishments and a gift for service ... * TRENTON, N.J. (4/27/09)--The New Jersey Association of Counties last week endorsed legislation that would allow state credit unions to be depositories for municipalities (The Weekly Exchange
April 20). The association is the second trade group to support the legislation. In March, the New Jersey League of Municipalities voted to include the legislation in its priorities. Lawmakers will return after the legislature’s annual budget recess ... * RALEIGH, N.C. (4/27/09)--State Employees’ CU (SECU) Foundation
representatives and other community members attended a groundbreaking ceremony April 16 for the SECU Hospice House of Johnston Health in Smithfield, N.C. SECU members, through the SECU Foundation, donated a $1 million grant to the hospice house. From left are: Patti Hooper, senior vice president, SECU Smithfield branch; Mark Twisdale, senior vice president, SECU human resources and SECU Foundation executive director; Shirley Bell, SECU board chairman; and David King, SECU Foundation board chairman. (Photo provided by State Employees’ CU) ...