3 persons fall in Kabankalan buy-bust

first_imgBACOLOD City – Three persons werearrested in a buy-bust operation in Barangay 6, Kabankalan City, NegrosOccidental. Jaqueiline, Tanaleon and Dulla werenabbed after they sold suspected illegal drugs to an undercover officer onFriday, the report added. Six sachets of suspected shabu valuedat around P10,000 were seized from 23-year-old “high-value” suspect AngelaJaqueiline, 25-year-old Jamen Tanaleon and 22-year-old Jesryl Dulla, a policereport showed.center_img The suspects were detained in thelockup cell of the Kabankalan City police station, facing charges for violationof Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PNlast_img read more

‘Smuggled’ drugs seized in Australia

first_imgThe Canadian and Australian suspectswere arrested on Monday, while around A$300,000 ($204,000) in cash and 3.5 kgof cocaine were also seized.(Reuters) The Australian Border Force on Tuesdaysaid it had charged a 30-year-old man from Queensland and a 33-year-oldCanadian national over their involvement in the criminal enterprise. The haulof MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy, was the biggest shipment by weight seizedin Australia this year.        Still image from an Australian Border Force handout video released on Dec. 17 shows some of the 200 aluminum barbeques used to smuggle 645kg of drugs in Sydney, Australia on July. AUSTRALIAN BORDER FORCE/HANDOUT VIA REUTERScenter_img SYDNEY – Australian police arrestedtwo men for allegedly smuggling 645 kilograms (1,422 pounds) of ecstasy hiddeninside hundreds of aluminum barbecues, the culmination of a six-monthinvestigation spanning three countries.last_img read more

Kalibo drug bust nets 2 suspects

first_imgTyrone Yves Amante and Arnel MaximoRetino yielded the suspected illegal drugs, according to the Philippine DrugEnforcement Agency in Western Visayas. Tyrone Yves Amante and Arnel Maximo Retino were arrested in an entrapment operation staged by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Region 6 in Barangay Estancia, Kalibo, Aklan on Dec. 19. PDEA REGION VI-WESTERN VISAYAS KALIBO, Aklan – Suspected marijuanaleaves valued around P3,000 was seized in a buy-bust operation in BarangayEstancia, Kalibo, Aklan. The suspects were nabbed after theysold suspected marijuana leaves to an undercover officer around 3:30 p.m. onDec. 19, it added.    Amante and Retino were detained andcharged with violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive DangerousDrugs Act of 2002.(With a report fromPDEA-6/PN)last_img read more

Legarda slams entry of Chinese vessels in Semirara amid lockdown

first_img“Both the national government andprovincial government directives did not exempt coal exports from therestrictions. SMPC needs to show their legal basis for the continuation ofthese exports to show they are not in violation of these restrictions,”she further said. Antique lone district representative Loren Legarda seeks an explanation from the Semirara Mining and Power Corporation about the alleged entry of Chinese vessels to Semirara Island in Caluya, Antique amid lockdown. According to her, there had already been seven vessels in the island since last month. ABS-CBN NEWS “The export of coal from Semirarato the Chinese at this time is not an essential industry. So, why is there a needfor Chinese vessels? This important question begs for an answer. The welfare ofmy people is paramount,” Legarda said. MANILA – The Semirara Mining and PowerCorporation (SMPC) should give an explanation about the alleged entry ofChinese vessels to Semirara Island in Caluya, Antique amid the declaration of alockdown in the area, according to the province’s lone district representativeLoren Legarda. Legarda said in a statement on April 22 that there had been already sevenvessels since last month inspected by the Bureau of Quarantine, Bureau ofCustoms and Bureau of Immigration in the island.In January, Legarda added that she already gave a recommendation to temporarilydisallow the entry of Chinese vessels in Antique.She also questioned the legal basis of the exportation of coal during thiscoronavirus disease 2019 crisis. “I cannot reassure my constituentsthat all measures taken are sufficient until I have all the information I needfrom the company. Even the local governments are not clear on the protocolsthey follow,” the former senator added. Legarda has been contacting theofficials of SMPC for an explanation. Earlier this week, Save Antique Movementreleased photos and video footage on social media showing ships it claimed tobe Chinese vessels docking in the port of Semirara Island./PNlast_img read more

Report: Almost 1 Million Hoosiers at Risk for Online Fraud

first_imgA new AARP study finds that more than 978 thousand have demonstrated at least seven key factors that put them at high risk of being a victim of an online scam. Photo credit: morgue file.Close to 1 million Hoosiers may be putting themselves at risk of becoming a victim of a fraud on the Internet.A new survey from AARP found it’s a combination of online behaviors and life experiences that put a person at the greatest risk of being scammed.It’s a situation Melvin Armstrong of Carmel knows all too well.He says he did what he thought was the safe thing and used a credit card with a low limit to purchase a gift online.The $40 gift turned into a $4,000 fraudulent charge.“Someone intercepted my online purchase,” he explains. “They were out of Texas and somehow they were able to call the credit card company and get an increase in my credit card, and I didn’t know about this until after I received my credit card statement.”The AARP report found people who feel lonely or are facing a financial hardship may be prone to one of the 15 behaviors that increase their risk of being victimized, such as clicking on a pop-up ad, opening an email from an unknown source or signing up for free trial offers.The AARP Fraud Watch Network connects people to free resources to avoid being scammed.It’s available at aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork.According to the survey, 72 percent of web users in Indiana faced an online attack in 2013.Armstrong says it took several months of work with federal and several state governments before getting his problem resolved.He’s participated in one of AARP’s Fraud Watch Network trainings and has some advice for Hoosiers.“Have a lower credit card limit and only use that for purchasing online,” he stresses. “Make certain you follow up on your purchase, and watch your bills from that time on.”According to the Federal Trade Commission, reports of consumer fraud have increased by more than 60 percent since 2008 and online scams doubled from slightly more than 20 percent of all fraud in 2007 to nearly 40 percent of all fraud in 2011.last_img read more

Bowman Academy

first_imgBowman Academy was Greensburg’s opponent this year in the 3A basketball championship.  Since their inception, they have won championships in the 1A and 2A classes.  Because of their consistent finishes in the state tournament, they are now in class 3A.  Even without winning the state this year, they could be pushed up to 4A next year if they win another semi-state in basketball.  This is one of the schools that the rule of reclassification was meant to affect, and it certainly has.Bowman is not a true public school nor is it a true parochial school.  It is a private academy.   Even if some people say they are not recruiting, check the roster of the ball players and see where they played their pre-high school basketball.  I think you will find that some of these kids may not even be from the state of Indiana.  This is conjecture on my part, but I have some pretty good sources giving me information.Bowman Academy is not an East-Coast Academy which allows players to play more than 4 years of basketball.  It is strictly a 4-year high school, but it is not like 95% of the schools it is completing against.  They definitely have an advantage.  This makes Greensburg’s feat even more impressive!last_img read more

Indiana State Track Coach Dies

first_imgRecently John McNichols, the long-time Indiana State track coach passed away because of a stroke.  He was attending a track clinic in Florida at the time.  To many in the state of Indiana John was a colleague, mentor, and a friend.  This includes yours truly.Three of Batesville’s female track stars ran for John at Indiana State.  They were Angie Menser, Carly Asher, and Jillian Yorn.  They all excelled under his tutelage.  On an ironic note, Angie became John’s boss as a member of Indiana’s state athletic department.John’s expertise in hurdle events was well known not only in Indiana but in the track world in general.  At the age of 66, John was still leading Indiana State to many conference track championships.last_img read more

Back to School

first_imgBelieve it or not, in one month Batesville may be the only school not in session on the August corresponding date.  I believe they are the only ones who start around August 9.  Most of the others begin on the first or second of August.In about 2 weeks girls golf will be underway for the 2017-2018 school year.  All other fall sports, like football, cross country, volleyball, and soccer will start practice just before or slightly after school begins. Before you know it, Coaches Corner will be back on the air on WRBI Monday nights.  Where has summer gone?last_img read more

Cindy Lamping Elected To Indiana Basketball Hall Of Fame

first_imgCongratulations to former Batesville Lady Bulldog Standout, Cindy Lamping, on being elected to The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.2018 Indiana Girls Basketball Hall Of Fame Women’s Inductees AnnouncedFollowing in family footsteps, Cindy Lamping forged a record-setting career of her own at Batesville High School and Purdue University. Now joining her older sister Donna as an Indiana Basketball HOF inductee, Cindy set the Batesville and Ripley County scoringrecords with 2,048 career points. Averaging 34.1 points, 15.1 rebounds and 6.7 steals per game as a senior, she was named 1991 Indiana All-Star, 1st team all-state and 3rd team All-American.She graduated as valedictorian at Batesville to accompany career averages of 22.8 points and 10.4 rebounds per game. At Purdue she was a three-year starter under HOF coach Lin Dunn, scoring 942 career points and helping the Boilers to two Big 10 championships, three NCAA Sweet 16s, two NCAA Elite 8 appearances and the 1994 NCAA Final Four. Averaging 8.1 points per game in her college career, she was named three-time academic all-Big 10, a two-time team captain, and received the Big 10 Medal of Honor, Red Mackey Award, an NCAA Post-Graduate scholarship and Purdue Mortar Board Female Senior Athlete of the Year.She resides in Chicago, Illinois.Induction Class to be honored on Saturday, April 28, 2018.last_img read more

Elizabeth “Betty” Louise Gramman – Brookville

first_imgBetty is preceded in death by her husband, Donald, Sr. Mary Virginia Schreiner (her sister), and their brother, James Schreiner, as well as her grandson, Clayton Seale, and son-in-law, Bob Murphy.  She is survived by her children: Debbie Seale (Joel), Sharon Pepper (Doug), Pam Brown (Stewart), Tim Gramman (Sharon), Randy  Gramman (Michelle), Jeanne Beck (Mike), Nancy Meyer (Brent), Judy Conwell (Scott), Jim Gramman (Pam), Rick Gramman (Toni),  and Patty Heckel ;  26 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.   We mourn our loss but will keep her forever in our hearts. Betty cherished family above all else.  She was a devoted and loving mother—hard working and generous with a smile for everyone.  She taught her children to play, work hard, and to give unconditional love above all.  Betty’s Catholic faith was very important to her and prayer was a constant in life.  She worked hard in and outside the home.  As her children grew to school age, she began working as a cook in the cafeteria at St Michael’s school and later in the cafeteria at the Brookville High School.  She loved gardening as well and worked at Horn’s Greenhouse.  The women of her family had a long tradition as members of the Daughters of Isabella of which she belonged.  They enjoyed her letters in later years when she was unable to attend meetings.  Betty believed strongly in Right to Life for unborn children, wrote articles for Catholic Moment and was published in the Cincinnati Enquirer.  She prayed the mass and rosary with EWTN broadcasts daily as she became homebound.  She supported many charities and was happy to share and minister to those in need through her smiles, written notes, donations, phone conversation, listening ear, wisdom and always a heartfelt love. Services will be held at St Michael the Archangel Church with Mass at 10:30 on Tuesday morning, April 17 followed by burial at St. Michael’s Cemetery.  There will be a celebration of her life and luncheon immediately following at the Knights of Columbus, Brookville.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St Michael’s Capital Campaign.  Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Betty Gramman.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.center_img Our Lord received a beautiful soul as Elizabeth “Betty” Louise Gramman departed this life, April 12, 2018.  She was born to Lewis J. Schreiner and Marie (Luesse) Schreiner of Brookville, on January 9, 1933.  She met and later married, Donald A. Gramman, April 25, 1953.  They resided at 531 E. 5th Street, Brookville, IN and raised eleven children.last_img read more