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* CENTRALIA, Wash. (5/24/10)--A man who held a credit union employee hostage and was shot by a police officer responding to the emergency call pleaded not guilty last week on new charges of unlawful imprisonment, robbery and burglary related to the incident. A jury in April already had found Michael Anthony Lar, 57, guilty of holding an employee of Centralia TwinStar CU hostage during a January robbery. The woman was saved when the officer pulled her from the building after she mouthed to him that the robber had a gun. The officer fired two shots, injuring Lar, who escaped while police believed he was still in the building. He is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday on the original conviction (The Olympian May 21) ... * WASHINGTON (5/24/10)--The hotel discount deadline has been extended to Tuesday for the 36th Annual Conference on Serving the Underserved and the 6th Latino Credit Union Conference, to be held in Pittsburgh, Pa., on June 9-12, according to the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions. For more information on the conference, use the link ...


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