After 23 years of hiding: Murder suspect nabbed

first_imgThe court recommended no bail bond for his temporary liberty./PN Police officers served the warrant issued by Judge Reynaldo Alon of the Regional Trial Court Branch 40 in Silay City dated June 9, 1997. The 59-year-old Ponciano Torreña was arrested in Barangay 20, Victorias City, Negros Occidental for the crime of murder. The suspect was detained in the custodial facility of the Victorias City police station.center_img BACOLOD City – He was hiding from the police for about 23 years. Torreña – resident of the village – was caught on the strength of an arrest warrant around 4:30 a.m. on May 29, a police report showed.last_img read more

All indigenous COVID cases in Arevalo have recovered

first_img* 55-year-old female (Patient No. 73) The district’s – and barangay’s – first cases were a driver of the Iloilo City Emergency Responders, three barangay health workers and the bookkeeper of the barangay council. * 48-year-old male (Patient No. 66) She was officially confirmed by the Department of Health (DOH) Region 6 to have completely recovered on June 12. * 37-year-old male (Patient No. 104) * 39-year-old female (Patient No. 93) All of the district’s nine indigenous or local cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have recovered. * 48-year-old female (Patient No. 80) On May 6, Arevalo recorded an initial five COVID-19 cases in Barangay Sto. Niño Sur. Mayor Jerry Treñas immediately placed the village on a 72-hour lockdown. The eight other cases who recovered much ahead of Patient No. 78 were the following: During the three-day lockdown, barangay residents stayed in their homes. Offices and businesses were closed. Quarantine passes were suspended and so was transportation (private and public). ILOILO City – Good news to the residents of Arevalo district. People can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales./PN According to DOH-6, a COVID-19 case is indigenous or local if the patient has no history of travel to areas with COVID cases, not an overseas worker and not a locally stranded individual. The patient contracted the disease through local transmission / close contact with someone infected with the disease. The last to successfully overcome the disease was Patient No. 78, a 43-year-old female. * 33-year-old male (Patient No. 85) * 57-year-old female (Patient No. 79) * 46-year-old male (Patient No. 88) There was also mandatory COVID testing on all high-risk and medium-risk contacts of the COVID-19 positive cases conducted by the City Health Office.last_img read more

2 missionary priests test positive for COVID-19

first_img“The missionary priests are originally from Manila. They are here [Iloilo] to help the local Church in our apostolate and mission for the poor. Religious congregations are welcome to help in the diocese’s mission for the underprivileged,” Father Colada said in a statement. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. “Waay kita kabalo nagderetso lang sila sa Jubilee Hall, nagpa-swab kag nag-positive,” the mayor said. The priests were on the list of positive cases since last week, according to Dr. Jane Juanico, head of the Infectious Disease Section of the Department of Health Region 6. “Very minimal lang ang contact tracing because nga gamay man ang close contacts nila,” Juanico said. These droplets also land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. Their entry to the city, Juanico explained, was under the authorized persons outside of residence (APOR) status. ILOILO City – Two priests who recently arrived in this city for their new assignment tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “They [two priests] probably got the virus from their previous apostolate areas in Manila,” Colada added. Mayor Jerry Treñas confirmed this during a press briefing on Tuesday, saying the priests arrived in the city on a ship from Metro Manila. All asymptomatic, they were immediately quarantined, he added. Colada said the priests could have contracted the virus from previous assignments and mission areas in Manila. People can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. Allaying public fears, Colada said: “Wala man makasulod sa mga simbahan ang duha ka mga pari bangod ang assignment nila mag-conduct sang mass sa community. APOR status only allows one to travel for purposes of work without having to obtain a travel authority from the Philippine National Police. The two missionaries, according to Colada, were tested before leaving Manila and yielded negative results. But when one of them had a sore throat upon arrival at the airport, local authorities required them to undergo tests. They were currently isolated in a quarantine facility in Iloilo City. In an interview with Panay News, Reverend Father Angelo Colada, director of social communications of the Archdiocese of Jaro, disclosed the priests were members of a religious congregation assigned to communities in the city for “mission purposes” but were still to report to the archdiocese. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell./PNlast_img read more

Ceneco offers reward for tips on power pilferers

first_imgHe assured that any information they will receive from the informants will be confidential./PN The informant may text or call to these cellphone numbers 0961-621-5718 (Smart) 0956-137-5793 (Globe) under the Bantay Kuryente program of Ceneco. Aside from the P300 deduction, according to Venus, the informant would also receive 10 percent discount once pilferers fully settled their accounts to the cooperative. He said anyone caught involved in power pilferage faces imprisonment from six to 12 years, or shall be penalized to the amount of P10,000 to P20,000 and will pay the differential billing five years backwards and to pay the surcharges of about 100 percent based on the monthly billing.center_img Roel Venus, chief of Ceneco Member-Consumer Integrated Services Division, said tipsters could avail themselves of P300 deduction in their power bills. BACOLOD City – The Central Negros Electric Cooperative offers reward for “tipsters” or those who could report any individual engaged in electricity pilferage.  last_img read more

Sport Intros

first_imgIf you are as old as I am, you might remember Bob Newhart’s comedy record.  On it he was trying to explain how Abner Doubleday invented baseball.  It goes like this: You make an out if you get 3 strikes on you as a batter.  You go to first base if you get so many balls.  The answer from the novice, of course, was 3 balls you go to first base.  As we all know, you only go to first base after 4 balls.  To a novice this makes no sense.  Who knows what Doubleday was thinking?Today there is a lot of controversy about young kids (or for that matter anybody) playing football.  What would you have thought if you were a parent when football was first introduced?  What if it was like a medicine bottle with instructions like this:  If you play, you could suffer devastating concussions or when you run the ball a defensive player will try to drill you into the ground causing harm.  In some instances there may be death.  If you would read that, would you let your kid play?When basketball was introduced, you could only dribble one time before passing it.  If you were a girl, you only played the defensive or offensive end of the floor, but not both.  Do you think any young kid today would play under those rules?  I believe that like taking medicine, you as a parent have to decide what is best for your family.  After all, they have done a lot to improve these sports over the years, and I am sure that the medical people will figure out a way to make football safe again.I added the comedy to this blog to try to put a different light on all the concern over playing football today.  It is in no way meant to minimize the danger of football, but it was done in this way to show that any sport can change and still stay popular.last_img read more

Sr. Michael Ann Aubin, O.S.F.

first_imgSr. Michael Ann Aubin, age 92 of the Srs. of St. Francis in Oldenburg, died Saturday, June 11, 2016 at the convent.  Born November 3, 1923 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, she is the daughter of Marguerite (Nee: Miller) and Arthur Aubin.Sr. Michael Ann entered the convent September 4, 1941 and made her final vows August 12, 1947.  She taught from 1943 until 1993.  Schools included Little Flower in Indianapolis, Indiana, St. Vincent’s Orphanage in Vincennes, Indiana, St. Andrew’s in Richmond, Indiana, St. Mary’s in Greensburg, Indiana, St. John the Baptist in Dover, Indiana, St. Joseph’s in St. Leon, Indiana, St. Mary’s in Lanesville, Indiana, St. Lawrence in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, St. Joseph of Nazareth and St Leo’s in Cincinnati, Ohio, St. Mary’s in Middletown, Ohio and Sacred Heart in Troy, Missouri before retiring to the motherhouse in 1993.Eleanor was the third of five children born to Arthur and Marguerite (Miller) Aubin of Woonsocket, Rhode Island.  The family moved to Richmond, Indiana when Eleanor was five, and lived in a home with her grandparents residing on the second floor and Eleanor and her family on the first floor.   Eleanor’s father was a machinist and her mother was a teacher, and it seemed teaching was in Eleanor’s blood.The eager student attended St. Andrew School where she first met the Franciscan Sisters.  When she was in the fourth grade, her eldest brother, Henry, had just finished the seventh grade when he left home to enter the Brothers of the Sacred Heart in Granby, Canada.  Later, in 1947 Eleanor took her final vows as a Sister of St. Francis and became “S. Michael Aubin”, and in 1961, her younger brother, Rev. Joseph Aubin, was ordained a priest in the Lansing, MI diocese.  Three of the five Aubin children entered religious life, while her sisters Lillian and Mary Ann later married and the two families gave S. Michael Ann a total of 13 nieces and nephews.Sr. Michael Ann would often reflect upon her years as a young child when the family made trips to Oldenburg to visit her dad’s sister, Sr. Madeleine Aubin who ministered in Montana and returned to Oldenburg during the summer.  Visiting with the large community of Sisters and seeing how happy they were greatly influenced Sr. Michael Ann’s decision to enter religious life.Those who knew Sr. Michael Ann knew of her love of baseball and the Cincinnati Reds.  She listened to most every game as her transistor radio was her constant companion.  She was known for her great sense of humor, and in addition to educating young students, her interests included singing, crocheting, sorting stamps, and tending to roses.  Having lived in Richmond, the “City of Roses,” left a special place in her heart for all the beauty of God’s earth, especially His roses.Earlier this year Sr. Michael Ann celebrated her 75th Jubilee, and when reflecting upon her favorite prayer, she commented, “My favorite prayer is the rosary.  Devotion to our Blessed Mother, Mary, has been special for me.  My aunt, Sr. Madeline, sent me a rosary every Christmas while I was growing up.  Now in my aging years, holding the rosary and the repetition of the Hail Mary is easy and helps keep my mind focused on the mysteries.  Praying and holding the rosary brings comfort and peace each day to my heart and soul.”Rest in peace good and faithful servant, may you know the beauty of God’s dwelling place while watching over the Reds and reminding us to stop and smell the roses and appreciate the beauty that surrounds us.She is survived by her sister Lillian Mendenhall of Englewood, Florida, brother Rev. Joseph Aubin of DeWitt, Michigan as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by sister Mary Ann Courchaine and brother Henry Aubin.Visitation is Thursday, June 16th, from 1 – 3 p.m. at the convent chapel.  Funeral services follow at 3 p.m. with her brother Rev. Joseph Aubin officiating and Rev. Robert Weakley O.F.M. co-concelebrating. Burial will follow in the convent cemetery.  Memorials may be made to Srs. of St. Francis, P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, Indiana, 47036 (  Weigel Funeral Home, Batesville, IN, is in charge of arrangements.last_img read more

‘Batesville Bash’ coming August 4

first_imgBatesville, In. — The Batesville Bash will be held on August 4 this year and organizers are planning a big celebration.The event includes “Breakfast on the Square”, Farmer’s Market & sidewalk sales, a Pickleball exposition, classic cars, a salsa contest and a “Fastest Kid in Town” contest.Organizers are looking for sales and service vendors. Set up begins at 9 a.m., sales begin at 11 a.m. and booths can be torn down between 6 and 8 p.m. For more information please call 812-934-3101.The Batesville Girl Scouts will be in “The Kids Zone @ Batesville Bash. The scouts will offer membership information, a craft or game. For more information about the Batesville Girl Scouts take a look at their Facebook page.last_img read more

November 8, 2018 Police Blotter

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Bayern coach rues lack of fans at ‘special’ Dortmund clash

first_img Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth? Bayern Munich head coach Hansi Flick says the absence of spectators for Tuesday’s top-of-the-table Bundesliga clash at Borussia Dortmund will be a “missing factor”. Flick’s Bayern are bidding for an eighth straight Bundesliga title Reigning champions Bayern thrashed second-placed Dortmund 4-0 last November in front of 75,000 fans at the Allianz Arena. But the teams will meet again in Dortmund with the stands at Signal Iduna Park – usually packed with 82,000 people – empty after the Bundesliga became the first top European league to return, behind closed doors, following the coronavirus lockdown. “It is a very special game,” Flick said on Monday, with Bayern heading to Dortmund with a four-point lead. “As a coach, there is no question that the fans are a missing factor.” Ten of the 18 league games since the restart have been won by the away team. “The atmosphere can inspire any team. It is about how you can cope (without the support),” Flick added. “You have to accept the current situation and can’t look for an excuse.” Read Also: La Liga chief confirms possible date of restart Jerome Boateng is fit to play after shaking off a knock and is set to partner David Alaba at centre-back. That would mean no place in the starting line-up for Bayern’s record signing Lucas Hernandez, who cost 80 million euros ($87 million) and is back after an ankle injury. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Bayern have restarted were they left off in March, following up a 2-0 win at Union Berlin with a 5-2 hammering of Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday. But Flick thinks Tuesday’s clash will be a completely different test compared to their victory over Dortmund at the Allianz Arena last year. “The conditions are very different compared to the first game,” he said. “We’ve also had a good run and every player is a little bit more motivated.” Flick confirmed that midfielder Thiago Alcantara will miss out with injury, but Leon Goretzka will deputise again having impressed against Eintracht.last_img read more