ILOILO City – A job hire of the citygovernment was shot to death by unidentified motorcycle-riding assailants whileattending a birthday party in Barangay Tacas, Jaro district. Siacon said that Argenal was tagged as a“high-value” drug target and was allegedly under the groups of Ernesto Bolivarand Richard Previndido. Siacon also said the victim was linked inthe killing of a provincial survey aide of the Department of AgrarianReform 6 last June 6 in Barangay Tagbak, Jaro district. Recovered from the crime scene werethree empty shells of a .45-caliber pistol. “He (Argenal) was our suspect in killingSalario through his tattoo on his left foot but the case was not filed becauseof lack of evidence and witnesses. He was also reportedly a gun-for-hiresuspect. We could not really ascertain the motive because of his involvementsin several criminal cases,” Siacon added. One of the suspects peppered Argenal withbullets. Argenal was attending a birthday partyin the house of Lino Londres and they were having a drinking session, Siacon added. “Argenal was also tagged as the suspectin the shooting of Noli Cayanan sometime in 2015, but the case was settled,” hesaid. The 30-year-old Felix Argenal Jr. diedof gunshot wounds on the body and head. As of now, the police are stillgathering evidences and looking for the witnesses who were in the area when thevictim was killed. “We are trying to get the footage fromthe closed-circuit television in the vicinity and hopefully we can identifythem (suspects),” Siacon said./PN “Based on our investigation, two backriders were seen in the area. One of them shot the victim and told the peopleinside to drop while his accomplice served as lookout,” Siacon told Panay News. According to Siacon, four armed men,wearing helmets and face masks, alighted from their motorcycles in front of Londres’house. The two back riders then went inside. Jaro Police station chief CaptainEduardo Siacon said the shooting happened around 11 p.m. on Friday.
BACOLOD City – At least 49 students werehospitalized due to suspected food poisoning in Barangay Ma-ao, Bago City,Negros Occidental. The victims, Grade 1 pupils of Ma-aoElementary School in Bago City, experienced symptoms of suspected foodpoisoning on Thursday due to stomach pains, vomiting and dizziness, aftereating spaghetti during their Christmas party. The victims were initially rushedto the Barangay Ma-ao Clinic, but were later transferred to the BagoCity District Hospital.One of the victims, 57-year-old Tessie Cubos said she ate the spaghetti afterher grandchild refused to eat.Cubos claimed that she only ate three spoonfuls of the food, which shedescribed to taste sour. At first, Cubos disregarded the taste, however, a fewminutes later she started to experience stomach pains and vomiting.The Bago City Health Office is investigating the catering service, which it didnot identify./PN
Therewill be a province-wide simultaneous clean-up at 4 p.m. after a 3 p.m. programfollowing the caravan. Joiningtoday’s kick off are 43 towns, national government agencies, the academe (public and private elementary, secondary and tertiary schools), and thebusiness sector. Through“Limpyo Iloilo” he wanted the province to have a “clean province identity.” ILOILO – The massive province-wide cleanup drive“Limpyo Iloilo” starts today with a 2 p.m. caravan from the provincial capitolto the national comprehensive high school in the municipality of Santa Barbara. Theactivity will emphasize solid waste management to reduce littering, throwingand illegal dumping of wastes along plazas, waterways and other public places. Other“Limpyo” partners come from nongovernment organizations, the religious sector,people’s organizations, youth organizations, and cooperatives. PENRO urged participants to conduct a“waste audit” after every cleanup and submit a report. (With a report from Louine Hope Conserva, Capitol news/PN) “LimpyoIloilo aims to achieve a clean province for health, tourism and progress, andpromote the culture and character of cleanliness, and spirit of volunteerismamong Ilonggos,” said Defensor. “Letus make cleaning a daily habit,” said Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. TheProvincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) spearheads thiscampaign which will be done every third Saturday of each month in line with Provincial Ordinance No. 2018-184, Series of 2019 (“An ordinancerequiring all local government units in coastal areas of the province of Iloiloto conduct a community-based coastal clean-up activity once a month”).
Patient No. 822, asymptomatic, was in isolation at a quarantine facility, according to Dr. Sophia Pulmones, head of the Local Health Support Division of the DOH-6. The June 28 lockdown of St. Paul’s Hospital of Iloilo on General Luna Street was the first, where 11 personnel got infected and eventually recovered from the disease. The deceased elderly man also infected a 71-year-old woman and her 39-year-old daughter. The patient had contact with an 80-year-old man (Patient No. 679) from Barangay Bo. Obrero, Lapuz district, who died from COVID-19 last July 7. ILOILO City – West Visayas State University Medical Center (WVSUMC) in La Paz district temporarily closed its outpatient department (OPD) yesterday. One of the government-run hospital’s healthcare workers was found infected with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). WVSUMC is the third hospital in Iloilo City to temporarily shut its department or portion of its wards after recording COVID-19 cases. All personnel deemed at risk were swabbed, isolated and monitored. Areas affected were properly disinfected, it added. “Gina-consider ina sia (Patient No. 679) nga local case or ang source sang transmission is within the area,” Pulmones told Panay News. While WVSUMC did not state the circumstances, the Department of Health (DOH) Region 6 confirmed that a 53-year-old female health worker from Mandurriao district contracted the viral illness. The second was Western Visayas Medical Center in Mandurriao district. Three of the hospital’s personnel tested positive for COVID-19. They all recovered./PN “We apologize that our OPD service will be temporarily put on hold. However, it will resume operations once it is ready to serve the public,” part of WVSUMC’s statement read. She, however, disclosed that DOH-6 have yet to determine the patient’s source of infection as this was being written. West Visayas State University Medical Center. WVSU
The Indiana State Excise Police seized a still and other items used to distill liquor from a home in Batesville on Monday.Officers received a tip that a home in the 100 block of Hillenbrand Avenue was illegally making liquor. Excise officers served a search warrant to look for items related to the unlawful manufacturing of alcohol.Police say they found several items including a whiskey barrel that contains whiskey. Other items seized included self-learning manuals and books on how to make whiskey.Possession of a still or distilling apparatus is a Class C Misdemeanor. Other charges could follow.No word on who police say is responsible.Excise officers were assisted by the Batesville Police Department and Ripley County Prosecutor Ric Hertel.Anyone with information on unlawful liquor manufacturing can provide an anonymous tip to the excise police at 812-523-8314
Tony Gwynn of the San Diego Padres passed away from mouth cancer recently. Most baseball experts agree he might have been the best hitter since Joe DiMaggio. These baseball people also hope that the younger ball players look at the smokeless tobacco usage that led to Tony Gwynn’s cancer and avoid this habit from developing.Tony had 8 batting titles to his name. His 20-year major league average was .338. He had 3,141 hits and 135 home runs in these 20 seasons. He didn’t have as many hits as Pete Rose, but his overall batting average was higher. He was a 15 time all-star and is credited with being the first major leaguer to study his hitting through the use of video.The right fielder wore Number 19 for his entire pro-baseball career. He has a son, Tony, Jr., playing major league ball at this time with Philadelphia.
BATESVILLE, Ind. – Area hospitals are taking a extra steps to minimize the spread of germs as flu and the whooping cough cases are on the rise.Margaret Mary Health is implementing temporary visitor restrictions effective December 15. The hospital is among others in the Tri-State announcing similar regulations.The restrictions include no visitors with respiratory symptoms including coughing, sneezing, runny nose, fever, aches or stomach virus symptoms, as well as no visitors under the age of 14. Exceptions will be made for newborns’ siblings but they will be screened before visiting.The hospital recommends all siblings of newborns receive the flu vaccine at least seven days prior to visiting. For information on where you can get the flu vaccine, contact your doctor’s office or the Margaret Mary Wellness Clinic at (812) 934-0699.“If you are sick or simply not feeling well, please refrain from visiting patients in the hospital,” said Rachel White, Infection Prevention Coordinator at MMH. “Although it’s difficult for family members and friends to stay away from loved ones in the hospital, we know visitors wouldn’t want to spread illness to our patients.”
Billy Lee Cade, 83, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, passed away Saturday, August 20, 2016.He was born November 11, 1932 in Mississippi, MO, son of Benny Frank Cade and Emma Buttry Cade.Billy worked as a Mill Superintendent for Indiana Farm Bureau, retiring after many years of service.He was a member of Aurora Moose and Aurora Eagles.Surviving are children, Michael (Janice) Cade, Sandra (Mike) Crowell, John (Jeanina) Cade and Joseph Cade, 6 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by parents, Benny and Emma Cade, and his wife, Sarah Ruth Cade.Services will be held at the convenience of the family.Contributions may be made to the Aurora EMS. Please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.com
DEARBORN COUNTY, Ind. — Indiana State Police have released more information on the high speed chase that ended in a crash in Dearborn CountyState Police say a woman led troopers on that high-speed chase, and had drugs and paraphernalia in her vehicle.A trooper attempted to stop a vehicle drive by Sabrina E. Richman, 23, of North Vernon on US 50 near State Road 262 for a traffic violation.According to police, instead of stopping, she sped off in excess of 90 mph.Police say that the right front tire of her vehicle blew, and after nearly five miles, she crashed the vehicle into a guardrail before coming to a stop.Richman was found to be in need of medical attention, but police say the injuries were not a result from the crash.Richman will face various charges after being released from the hospital.
BATESVILLE, Ind. — First responders were called to a fire Monday morning at the corners of East Pearl and Walnut Street that destroyed an entire apartment building.The City of Batesville has established a relief fund for the nine families who are directly impacted by this fire.Essentials such as cash and clothing are being accepted by the City of Batesville. Community members are encouraged to drop off donations by 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Memorial Building, 132 S. Main Street. The City can be reached at (812) 933-6100 or after hours at (812) 363-3645.Mayor Mike Bettice said, “My prayers are with the individuals impacted by this tragedy. I am grateful to the many first responders from around the area who worked to limit the spread of the fire. The City’s focus right now is on the victims and I believe our community can rally together to help them get back on their feet.”An account has been set up at MainSource Bank in Batesville and is accepting monetary donations on behalf of the families affected from Monday’s fire.If you choose to donate online, a GoFundMe account has also been set up and is being circulated on Facebook. https://www.gofundme.com/families-homeless-due-to-fireThe city says the main need is for monetary donations which can be made at the Memorial Building between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM.They are also accepting suitcases, luggage, duffle bags, and coolers.The city is not accepting furniture donations at this time.