Drug suspect nabbed

first_imgSiasico was nabbed after he soldsuspected illegal drugs to an undercover cop for P500 around 7:45 p.m. onThursday, the report added. Suspected shabu valued around P2,000was seized from 25-year-old resident Raymar Siasico, a police report showed. BACOLOD City – Police arrested a drugsuspect in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Old Poblacion, Escalante City,Negros Occidental.center_img The suspect was detained in the lockupcell of the Escalante City police station, facing charges for violation ofRepublic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PNlast_img read more

Borders open in two Antique towns for returning residents

first_imgVice mayor Julius Ronald Pacificador said the town began welcoming them on April 17. Dr. Ma. Eva Pacificador of Hamtic Rural Health Unit, on the other hand, said the town is also preparing another isolation facility located at the Gov. Julian Fullon Pacificador National High School in Barangay Funda for the possible influx of sugarcane migrant workers who will be returning home.Both Untaran and Pacificador said that their respective LGUs will provide food, water, medicines and toiletries, among others for their residents undergoing mandatory isolation. Medical and security personnel are also on duty at the centers./PN Mayor Elmer Untaran said the local government unit (LGU) started fetching its residents in the provinces of Iloilo and Aklan the same day of the quarantine center’s opening.There are 32 persons in the ANS undergoing mandatory 14-day quarantine as of May 1. Dr. Melba Billiones of the San Jose Rural Health Unit, for her part, stressed that they are prioritizing those residents who are stranded within Panay Island.She added that the respective family members of those Antiqueños who are stuck should coordinate with her or the mayor’s office.In Hamtic town, meanwhile, there are already 12 residents being isolated at the quarantine center in Gov. Leandro Fullon National School located in Barangay Fabrica as of May 1 also.center_img San Jose, Antique’s local government unit uses the Antique National School as isolation center for coronavirus disease 2019 for its residents who returned. Food, water, medicines, and other basic needs are already provided to residents undergoing a 14-day mandatory quarantine there. STEPHEN LOUIE CHECA SAN JOSE, Antique – Two towns in this province began welcoming back its residents who were stranded in neighboring provinces and other parts of the country due to travel restrictions of the enhanced community quarantine to curb the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).On April 28, this capital town started accepting residents after its isolation facility at the Antique National School (ANS) opened.last_img read more

Shots fired by North Korea ‘accidental’

first_imgSecretary of State Mike Pompeo says the initial reports on the shots fired from North Korea into South Korea on Sunday morning indicate they were “accidental.” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the initial reports on the shots fired from North Korea into South Korea on Sunday morning indicate they were “accidental.” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the initial reports on the shots fired from North Korea into South Korea on Sunday morning indicate they were “accidental.” REUTERS WASHINGTON – Shots fired by North Korea across its border with South Korea were likely “accidental,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday as speculation continues to swirl about the health of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. North and South Korea on Saturday exchanged gunfire around a rural guard post, raising tension a day after North Korean state media showed Kim visiting a factory, the first report of him making a public appearance since April 11.center_img South Korea responded to shots fired from across the DMZ but no casualties were reported. (Reuters)last_img read more

PH’s COVID-19 figures ‘not so bad’ – Duterte

first_imgOn Thursday afternoon, the Department of Health reported 539 new cases the new highest single-day increase in coronavirus infection since March 31’s 538. The sudden surge in new cases was due increased capacity to validate more casesOverall, there are now 15,588 confirmed COVID-19 cases nationwide, including 3,598 recoveries and 921 deaths. The country has a mortality rate of 5.91 percent, lower than the global average of 6.23 percent./PN “All in all, para sa akin hindi naman masama ito,” President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday night after he reported to the public the latest COVID-19 figures of the country. PCOO “Ang patay po is 921. So you would see that the Philippines has…ratio and proportion vis-a-vis with the population, we have a low rate of mortality here in this country,” he added. “All in all, para sa akin hindi naman masama ito.”Duterte is hopeful that a vaccine for the virus is to be invented soon as he said that China was coming up with a potential COVID-19 vaccine that could be available by September.“Just pray that the vaccine – ang target nila is September. September I think China will be able to distribute if I’m not mistaken. And the other countries are catching up. Every – everybody is at it so they are really trying their very best,” Duterte said. “Kaya lang itong China hindi ito hambog. Wala itong ere. But they – they, you know, they work and I’m very sure that they will be the first one – one of the countries that would be able to come up with a vaccine,” he added.Since a vaccine has yet to be developed, Duterte renewed his call to observe health and safety precautions such as wearing of face masks, physical distancing, and frequent washing of hands despite easing quarantine restrictions.center_img MANILA – The Philippines’ battle against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic seems to be heading on the right track. This was the assertion of President Rodrigo Duterte Thursday night after he reported to the public the latest COVID-19 figures of the country.last_img read more

Man dies trapped inside house fire

first_imgThe Bureau of Fire Protection said the blaze started around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday. Arson investigators have yet to determine the cause and origin of the fire./PN The victim was temporarily living in the house with his brother Rodjun Kent Allanic, who managed to get out of the house. Police identified him as house caretaker Rojhan Kent Allanic.Allanic’s remains were discovered in the comfort room of the house, owned by Regina Weiss.center_img Rodjun sustained minor burns on the body and already received medical treatment. ILOILO City – A man died after he was trapped inside a burning house in Barangay Sulangan, Dumangas, Iloilo.last_img read more

Indy 500 2014

first_imgThis year’s Indy 500 appeared to be on its way to a caution-free race until they reached the mid 140 lap segment.  Once the wrecks started, they came fast and furious in the last 50 laps.  The final wreck at lap 192 actually stopped the race for about 15 minutes.  With Hunter-Raey leading on the restart, the final 6 laps were as exciting as any race could be.  Ryan Hunter-Raey became the winner of the 98th edition when he passed Helio Castroneves at the start of the last lap.  These two drivers had been swapping the lead on the last 6 laps.The 33-year old Floridian kept Castroneves from winning his 4th Indy 500.  Marco Andretti had to settle for 3rd, so the Andretti curse on winning the 500 continues.  Young Marco tried his best to pass both Castroneves and Hunter-Raey but just didn’t have the power left in his car.What a beautiful day for the race.  It is even better that there were no injuries to any of the 33 drivers.last_img read more

C. Rosemary McFarland, 92

first_imgC. Rosemary McFarland, 92, died peacefully in her home in Sun City West, AZ on Sunday, January 24, 2016 with her care-givers, daughter Kathy and son-in-law Richard, by her side.Rosemary was born on June 17, 1923 in Shelbyville, Indiana to Phil and Prudence Navarra, who proceeded her in death. She married Robert H McFarland on June 14, 1947, who died in December, 2007. Also proceeding her in death were siblings, Barbara, Phil Navarra, Jr. and Teresa Wenning; daughter-in-law, Sandy Jacobson (Pat) McFarland.Rosie was a member of St. Mary’s Church, Greensburg, and was the first female Eucharistic Minister there, a lector, and member of the Liturgy Planning Team. She was an active member of The St. Lawrence Auxiliary, Daughters of Isabella, and the Linger Awhile Home Ec. Club. She graduated from Greensburg High School in 1940 and received her RN license through St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis. As a nurse at Decatur County Memorial Hospital, she founded the Children’s Toy Chest. She served as a Girl Scout Leader and spent her days lovingly caring for her nine children. She enjoyed reading, playing cards with family, needle work, and cooking.Rosemary is survived by her children, Natalie (Alan) Armstrong, Indianapolis; Don (Carol) McFarland, Greensburg; Pat McFarland, Greenwood; Kathy (Richard) Whitmore, Sun City West, AZ; Prudence McFarland, Greensburg; Phil McFarland, Roanoke, VA; Tim McFarland, Greensburg; Anita (Dave) Kendall, Millhousen; Karen (Charlie) Hardesty, Beech Grove; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sisters Margherita Meyer, Rushville; Rita (Bob) Rust, Greensburg; many nieces and nephews.Family and friends will gather at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home to pray the rosary. Visitation will follow the rosary until 8:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 29, 2016 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg with Rev. John Meyer officiating.Interment will be held in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.Memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s Church Building Fund.Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Mr. Derek Wade Smith

first_imgMr. Derek Wade Smith, age 29, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on November 16, 1986, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the loving son of, Bradley Jay and Lisa Claire (Schatzman) Smith. He was raised in Hanover, Indiana where he was a 2005 graduate of Southwestern High School. Derek was a straight A honor roll student and was active in basketball, soccer and head of student council. Derek attended Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky and Ive Tech Community College in Madison, Indiana. Derek was employed as a mill operator for Sacoma Machine and Tool in Madison, Indiana for 2 years. He was later employed as a cook for Roxano’s Restaurant in Vevay, Indiana where he worked alongside his mother. He was currently employed for the Riverhouse Bar & Grill in Vevay, Indiana. Derek resided in the Vevay community for the past several years where he made many lifelong friendships. Derek enjoyed golfing, basketball, kayaking, fishing and spending time with his family and friends. Derek’s smile, his big heart and sense of humor could light up an entire room. His memories will live on within our hearts. Derek will be dearly missed by his loving family and his abundance of friends that he made over the years. The past two and half weeks Derek put up a courageous fight with his family and friends beside him. “I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7. Derek passed away at 6:37 pm, Sunday, September 4, 2016, at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.Derek will be dearly missed by his loving mother: Lisa Claire (Schatzman) Smith and her companion: James Miller of Vevay, IN; his father: Bradley Jay Smith of Braidwood, IL; his brother: Quentin Smith and his companion: Heather Grubbs of Vevay, IN; his sisters: Lani and Lauren Smith of Braidwood, IL; his nephew: Kendrick Smith of Vevay, IN; his maternal grandmother: Stella Breedlove of Hanover, IN; his paternal grandparents: Marge and Ed Smith of Braidwood, IL;his aunts and uncles: Kristina Sarver and her husband: Jeff of Madison, IN, Anthony Schatzman, Jr. of Hanover, IN, Jimmy Schatzman of Bethel, OH, Jimmy Scott and his wife: Kathy of Hamersville, OH, Danny Scott and his wife: Cathy of Jamestown, ND and Jeff Smith and his wife: Bonnie of Braidwood, IL.He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather: Anthony Schatzman, Sr.Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, September 8, 2016, at 7:00 pm, by Bro. George A. Severn, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Friends may call 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Thursday, September 8, 2016, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to the Derek Wade Smith Memorial Fund % Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

Urban J. ‘Jack’ Selm, age 79

first_imgUrban J. ‘Jack’ Selm Jr., age 79, of Brookville, Indiana died Monday, October 3, 2016 at the Brookville Healthcare Center in Brookville.Born March 13, 1937 in Cincinnati, Ohio he was the son of the late Urban J. Selm Sr. & Jeanette A. (Schmitt) Selm. He was a Veteran of the United States Air Force.Jack was retired, having farmed in Franklin County and had also drove a school bus for the Franklin County Community School Corporation. He had also worked for the Brookville Lake Regional Waste District for several years.He was a Member of the Knights of Columbus Council #1010 of Brookville, former member of the Franklin County 4-H Fair Board, a Founding member and past-president of the Franklin County W.A.T.C.H. Center Board of Directors; and had been active in Franklin County Special Olympics for 40 years.Survivors include his wife, Sandra, of Brookville; one daughter, Julie Selm of Richmond, Indiana; one son & daughter-in-law, Joe & Connie Selm of Brookville, Indiana; two step-daughters, Geri (Tam) Lord and Karla Page-Bates; a step-son, Henry R. (Sheila) Page; 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Gerald (Sharon) Selm of Connersville, Indiana, Jim (Jean) Selm of Harrison, Ohio, and John (Cathy) Selm of New Castle, Indiana.Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Eric Selm, who died June 19, 1994.Family & friends may visit from 9:00 A.M. until 12:00 Noon on Friday, October 7, 2016 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Pastor Barton Howard will officiate the Funeral Services on Friday, October 7, 2016, 12:00 Noon, at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home. Burial with full Military Graveside honors by the Bernard Hurst Post #77 of the American Legion will follow in St. Michaels Cemetery in Brookville.Memorial contributions may be directed to Special Olympics or the W.A.T.C.H. Center. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Selm family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.comlast_img read more

Greensburg Chamber to hold annual legislative update

first_imgGREENSBURG, Ind. — The Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Legislative Update on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at the Decatur County REMC Community Room, 1430 W. Main St., Greensburg, IN 47240.Doors open at 7:30 a.m.The event will begin at 8 a.m. and will conclude by 9:30 a.m.Indiana Legislators representing Decatur County have been invited to participate.They include Senator Chip Perfect (R-District 43), Senator Jean Leising (R-District 42), Representative Randall Frye (R-District 67), Representative Cindy Ziemke (R-District 55).Each Legislator will be allowed 10 minutes to share their thoughts on the 2017 Legislative session followed by questions from the audience.This is a free event.last_img read more