Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) WNY News Now Image.MACHIAS – New York State Police say a Cattaraugus County man is charged with vehicular assault following an incident Sunday on Franklin Street in the Town of Machias. Police say they investigated an ATV accident with injuries to two parties. During the investigation, police say Corey J. Feldman, 39, of Freedom, allegedly operated the ATV in an intoxicated state.Feldman was released with appearance tickets for Machias Town Court where he is due to appear in August.Injuries to the other unidentified party were undisclosed by police.
New survey finds 2 in 5 borrowers don’t know their mortgage interest rate. Image: AFP/Peter Parks. Image: AFP/William West.According to the Whitepaper, borrowers over the age of 60 were the most likely to not know their home loan interest rate, with 46 per cent admitting they did not know it.Just over 40 per cent of those under the age of 30 did not know their mortgage interest rate, while 36.9 per cent of those aged between 30 and 39 said they were in the same boat. HALF BIG FOUR BANKS TO REFUND MILLIONS ON HOME LOANS The minutes of the Reserve Bank of Australia’s December meeting reveal the board was concerned about weak consumer spending and sluggish wages growth, but appeared in no rush to change its interest rate settings.CommSec expects the official cash rate to stay on hold at 1.5 per cent until at least late 2018, while Westpac predicts rates to remain stable in 2018 and 2019. New survey finds 2 in 5 borrowers don’t know their mortgage interest rate. Image: AFP/Peter Parks.ALMOST two in five Australians don’t know how much interest they are paying on their home loan, a new survey shows.Mortgage Choice’s Australian Financial Savviness Whitepaper found 38 per cent of borrowers do not know what rate they are paying on their mortgage — a figure chief executive John Flavell described as “alarming”. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE Mortgage Choice chief executive John Flavell.“It seems for many borrowers it is easy to take a set and forget attitude towards their mortgage,” Mr Flavell said.“However, this can end up costing them substantially over the longer term.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours agoMr Flavell said a home loan was one of the biggest financial investments a person would make in their lifetime and they should review it on a regular basis to avoid paying more than they should.“In the past two years the cash rate has been reduced by 50 basis points and a huge portion of this has been passed onto mortgage holders in the form of lower rates,” he said.“Anyone who hasn’t reviewed their mortgage in the past two years could find that the interest rate on their home loan is significantly higher than it needs to be.” SALES BEFORE AUCTION TRIPLE
Contact Person: Chief Jeff BrinkleyRe: Racist Social Media Post by MCPD Officer’s Family MemberAt approximately noon today, the Mason City Police Department was made aware of a socialmedia post that was made by an immediate family member of one of our officers. This post wasoffensive, racist, and done in poor taste. The Mason City Police Department does not supportthis action in any way and has worked diligently to build relationships in our community and toimprove the diversity of our organization.We have conferred with the Cerro Gordo County Attorney about this matter. At this time,MCPD believes the content of the post is protected by First Amendment free speech. Whileoffensive to nearly everyone who has seen it, First Amendment speech is limited only in time,place, and manner by law enforcement authorities. The Clear Lake Police Department has beenasked to further investigate to avoid a conflict of interest. Anyone with information about thisincident is asked to call CLPD at 641-357-2186.We have been in communication with the Mason City Community School District in theaftermath of this post. We are working with school officials to insure the ongoing safety ofstudents and staff at Mason City schools.For those in our community who are impacted by this post, we empathize with your anger anddisgust. We encourage parents to talk to their children about their use of social media and itspotential impact on them, their friends and classmates, and their community. We, as people, aremore alike than different, but sometimes need to take intentional steps to learn more about thosewho are different than us. My hope is that, in time, we can grow from this and be better andstronger than we are today*********FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 26, 2019CONTACT: Sue Deike, Community Relations and CommunicationsThe Mason City Community School District learned today of a social media post havingracial implications which was made outside of the school environment by two studentsenrolled in Mason City Community School District.Our highest priority is to ensure the ongoing safety of students and staff at Mason CitySchools and to be responsive to and supportive of all of our students’ needs. Weencourage parents to talk with your children about their use of social media and theimplications it can have on their family, friends, classmates and their community. Weare working with the Mason City Police Department in this matter and we ask foreveryone’s help in building positive relationships to help our community move forwardtogether. MASON CITY — The Mason City Police Department and Mason City Community School District have reacted to a racist video that was recently published on social media. The video of two white teens making the racist comments included a family member of a Mason City police officer. A statement released by Police Chief Jeff Brinkley says the department does not support the action in any way and they’ve worked diligently to build relationships in the community and to improve the diversity of the organization. Brinkley says they’ve conferred with the county attorney’s office about the matter. He says the department believes the content of the post is protected by free speech rights in the First Amendment, and adds while the content has been offensive to nearly everyone who has seen it, First Amendment speech is limited only in time, place and manner by law enforcement authorities. Brinkley says they’ve asked the Clear Lake Police Department to further investigate the matter to avoid any conflict of interest. The Mason City Community School District also released a statement, saying it’s their highest priority to ensure the ongoing safety of students and staff at the schools and to be responsive to and supportive of all the needs of students. They encourage parents to talk with children about their use of social media and the implications it can have on their family, friends, classmates and the community. Text of statements from the Mason City Police Department and Mason City Community School District: