Monthly Archiv: September, 2020

Remnants of Prevendido, Odicta drug groups regrouping – ICPO

first_imgICPO director Police Colonel MartinDefensor Jr. said information reached his office that remnants of the twogroups are planning to merge into one group and to avoid detection they wouldbe recruiting personalities that the police are not familiar with. Richard Prevendido of Barangay Bakhaw,Mandurriao district died in a shootout with policemen in Barangay Balabago,Jaro district on Sept. 1, 2017 while Melvin Odicta Sr. of BarangayTanza-Esperanza, City Proper was shot to death by unidentified gunmen in Malay,Aklan on Aug. 28, 2016. On the other hand, the Philippine DrugEnforcement Agency in the region has tightened its monitoring of seaports forthe possible entry of shabu. ICPO director Police Colonel Martin Defensor Jr. PN FILE PHOTO The ranks of the two groups have beendecimated through relentless antidrug operations of the police and PhilippineDrug Enforcement Agency following the death of their leaders. The ICPO will be running after them,he stressed. center_img ILOILO City – Remnants of thePrevendido and Odicta drug groups are trying to regroup, according to theIloilo City Police Office (ICPO). “Iloilo City is small. We can easilyspot them,” Defensor said. “We were able to get this fromarrested drug pushers. We know who they are. They plan to operate not only herebut in Iloilo province, too,” said Defensor. Director Alex Tablate said his menwere using dogs trained to detect illegal drugs concealed in luggage./PNlast_img read more

LTFRB’s Osmeña to strikers: ‘I’ll cancel franchises’

first_imgLTFRB suspendingor revoking jeepney franchises would spur more trouble, he said, pointing outthat many rely on jeepneys. This warning camefrom Director Richard Osmeña of the Land Transportation Franchising andRegulatory Board (LTFRB) in Western Visayas. “Mark my word. Iwill automatically replace you with modern public utility vehicles (PUV). It’sthat simple. Take it or leave it. If you do not want to modernize your jeepneyunits, there are others who have the capacity to ply your routes,” said Osmeña. Thejeepney started as remodeled army vehicles left behind by US forces after WorldWar II, and became a showcase of Filipino ingenuity and resourcefulness. Mainlypatronized by low- to middle-income passengers, it has become the core ofPhilippine public transport. One of theprohibitions is for the operator not to join transport strikes. According to thedirector, the jeepney franchise or Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC) is aprivilege granted by the government. The CPC carrieswith it terms, conditions and prohibitions which the operator of a PUV is boundto follow, stressed Osmeña. “Let us notpunish the riding public. If you have something against the government, thereare other ways to express it,” he stressed. Osmeña said theCPC may be revoked if the operator violates any of the conditions. Sentrong Samahanng Tsuper at Operators Negros secretary-general Jessie Ortega belittledOsmeña’s threat. Today’snationally-coordinated transport strike is a protest against the phase out ofold jeepneys. “I have to do myjob,” said Osmeña. “I will do what is mandated of me, cancel franchises. No oneis above the law.” Franchises ofstriking jeepney operators and drivers would be cancelled, he said. BACOLO City –“Don’t test my patience. I will be very strict with violators, those joiningthe transport strike.” Today’s strikestarts at 5 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m./PNlast_img read more

Kalibo hotels, inns ‘almost full’ for Ati-Atihan

first_imgKALIBO, Aklan – The accommodations fora weeklong festival here are almost full, according to Gerwin Garcia, presidentof the Sto. Niño Ati-Atihan Accommodations Association here. Garcia said around 70 establishmentsin the town, including hotels, inns and pension houses, among others, are80-percent full.     Amongthe highlights of the activities include a motor show on Jan. 11 to 12, Departmentof Education Sinaot sa Calle on Jan. 15, Kapuso Night and Higante contest onJan. 16, Sadsad Ati-Atihan contest on Jan. 18, and the pilgrims’ mass andprocession on Jan. 19. TheSto. Niño Ati-atihan Festival will start with the Miss Kalibo Ati-AtihanPageant. This will culminate with street dancing and revelry on Jan. 16 to19.  center_img “Weanticipate more local tourists and ‘balikbayans’ arriving due to a series ofalumni homecoming of the different schools here,” he added. Beingamong the most sought-after festivals not only in Western Visayas but in theentire country, the annual Ati-Atihan Festival gathers thousands of merrymakersin Aklan’s capital town of Kalibo./PNlast_img read more

Australia’s newswire axed amid pressure from digital giants

first_imgStaff gathered on the newsroom floor atAustralian Associated Press’ headquarters in Sydney were told a drop-off insubscribers in the face of free online content meant the company was “nolonger viable.” “This decision’s been made withvery heavy hearts. It’s been made on an economic and financial basis,”chief executive Bruce Davidson said following the announcement. The newswire will close at the end ofJune while its subediting business Pagemasters is set to close at the end ofAugust. (AFP) Staff at Australian Associated Press’ headquarters were told a drop-off in subscribers in the face of free online content meant the company was “no longer viable”. AFP CANBERRA – Australia’s only nationalnewswire will be shuttered after 85 years of operation, with around 180 stafftold Tuesday their jobs will end in June.last_img

Police: Have A Game Plan For The Super Bowl

first_imgAs fans gear up for Super Bowl festivities, local law enforcement are preparing to make their presence felt in an effort to curb drunk driving.Commuters in Batesville and the surrounding area can expect to see a few more cruisers on the road this weekend.Batesville Police are joining other agencies in a statewide collaboration to keep roadways safe throughout the weekend. The 3-day crackdown begins Friday and will run through the early morning hours Monday.“This enforcement effort is about showing a strong and visible police presence aimed at deterring dangerous behaviors and getting drunk drivers off the street,” said Batesville Police Lt. Doug Wolfer.For many football fans, the Super Bowl is a celebration for their favorite team making it the championship. However, due to increased rate of alcohol consumption this event inspires, the weekend of the Super Bowl can also be a very dangerous time on Indiana roadways.Batesville Police recommend the following steps to have a safe enjoyable Super Bowl celebration:Plan a safe way home before the festivities begin.Before drinking, designate a sober driver and leave your keys at home.If you’re impaired, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation to get home safely.If you see a drunk driver on the road, contact local police.And remember, if you know someone who is about to drive a car while impaired, take the keys and help that person make arrangements to get to where he or she is going safely.last_img read more

DNR Investigating Death At Muscatatuck Refuge

first_imgAuthorities are investigating the death of a North Vernon man that occurred on the Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge yesterday.The body of Elmer Bowling, 66, was discovered by a couple walking near the Sandhill Parking Lot around noon.Indiana Conservation Officers say the preliminary investigation indicates the death was self-inflicted. No foul play is suspected.last_img

William E. Handley, age 61

first_imgWilliam E. “Billy” Handley, age 61, of Brookville, Indiana died Monday, February 8, 2016 at the Brookville Healthcare Center in Brookville.Born January 3, 1955 in Connersville, Indiana he was the son of Marvin D. & Ethel (Deaton) Handley. He was a graduate of the former Brookville High School with the class of 1975. He was an avid IU Sports Fan, and also enjoyed spending time on his Ipad.He is survived by his mother, Ethel Handley of Brookville, Indiana; a brother & sister-in-law, Kenneth & Denise Handley of Brookville, Indiana; a niece Carrie (Steve) Rupp; a nephew, Chad (Jen) Handley, as well as his four great-nieces & nephews whom he adored, Shelby & Carson Rupp and Quinn & Darby Handley.He was preceded in death by his father, Marvin D. “Jeep” Handley who died June 3, 2012.Family & friends may visit from 4 until 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Funeral Services will be conducted at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, February 12, 2016 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home with burial following in Maple Grove Cemetery.Memorial Contributions may be directed to the Brookville Healthcare Center Patient Activities Fund. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Handley family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more

Two arrested on multiple drug charges

first_imgJEFFERSON COUNTY, Ind. — Two people have been arrested on multiple drug-related charges in Jefferson County.According to Indiana State Police, Tia M. Rasler, 34, of Madison is facing charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Neglect of a Dependent, while Matthew J. Oney, 34, of Versailles is being charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Invasion of Privacy.During a traffic stop, police became suspicious of criminal activity, and a K9 officer alerted the trooper to the odor of illegal drugs.A search revealed methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.A small child was also in the vehicle and was released to a family member.last_img

May 22, 2017 Police Blotter

first_imgMay 22, 2017 Police Blotter052217 Decatur County EMS Report052217 Decatur County Fire Report052217 Decatur County Jail Report052217 Decatur County Law Report052217 Batesville Police Blotterlast_img

Batesville High School students inducted into NHS

first_imgBatesville, In. — Twenty-seven Batesville High School juniors and seniors were recently inducted into National Honors Society. The National Honors Society is a student-lead organization that encourages character, leadership and community service.The organization currently has sixteen senior members and recently welcomed twenty-seven new junior and senior members at its 2017 induction ceremony. The new inductees are: Lily Abplanalp, Beatrice Amberger, Alli Andrews, Adam Bedel, Sydney Bowman, Sophie Brown, Ashlyn Czerniak, Kendall Dickman, Nathaniel Dunbar, Nathan Eckstein, Jenna Ertel, Mark Samuel Giesting, Kelly Gole, Daniel Gutzwiller, Samuel Haskamp, Robert C. Heidlage III, Katherine Poltrack, Robert Raver, George Ritter, Avery Elizabeth Roell, Chloe Shaw, Corinne Stone, Grace Tonges, Elizabeth Waechter, Maggie Walsman, Melanie Werner, and Ian Yorn. Senior members include: Morgan Kramer, Joseph Choi, Christopher Laymon, Hannah Simpson, Audra Brewer, Ben Craft, Landry Current, Sam Doll, Emma Gausman, Quinten Gowdy, Madeline Greene, Coleman Jennewein, Carly Lents, Cody Perdue, Maddie Pierson, and Angela Weisenbach.Members of the group must maintain at least a 3.81 cumulative grade-point average, complete at least 20 hours of community service and participate in activities sponsored by the organization. Some of their annual projects include an ugly Christmas Sweater contest, Send-a-Kiss for Valentine’s Day and a Spring Ice Cream Social.last_img read more