ILOILO City – A retired cop and his wife were wounded in a shooting incident in Barangay Matagnop, Dao, Capiz.Gerardo and Norma Enesario of Barangay Ilas Norte, Dao sustained gunshot wounds on the legs, a police report showed.Tagged suspect was resident Jimmy Dordas, a member of the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency. Police officers investigate the area in Barangay Matagnop, Dao, Capiz where a retired cop and his wife were wounded after they got shot on July 18. BOMBO RADYO ROXAS The suspect, on the other hand, surrendered and was detained in the lockup facility of the Dao municipal police station, facing charges./PN Gerardo and Norma were rushed to the Dao District Hospital for medical treatment. According to police investigators, Gerardo and Norma were moving things from inside of their old house when they were approached by Dordas.A heated argument then ensued, prompting Dordas to fire at the victims around 9:10 a.m. on July 18.
The 18-year-old resident Meljun Aguirre sustained two stab wounds on the back, police said. Tagged suspects were the certain Kyle, Toto, Mico, Angelo and their three other unidentified companions.According to police investigators, Aguirre was walking when he was mobbed, mauled and stabbed by the suspects around 11:30 p.m. on July 25. Officers of Police Station 10 have yet to arrest the suspects, who fled after the incident./PN BACOLOD City – To the hospital was where a lad landed after he got stabbed in Barangay Handumanan.
BY IAN PAUL CORDERO Sabarillo – resident of the village – was arrested after he sold a sachet of suspected illegal drugs to an undercover cop for P15,000 on Monday. Ronald Sabarillo, 35, was caught in a drug buy-bust operation in Barangay Calaparan, Arevalo district, a police report showed. ILOILO City – He sold suspected shabu, police said. The suspect was detained in the lockup facility of the Arevalo police station, facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN
Over 1 million people visited downtown Indianapolis during Super Bowl festivities in 2012.UpdateWed., Oct. 9The Super Bowl could be back in the Hoosier State. Indianapolis and New Orleans, the sites of the past two Super Bowls, and Minneapolis are the three finalists to host the NFL championship game in 2018The announcement was made yesterday and the final decision will come in May.Original PostTuesday, October 8 @ 7:40 a.m.The NFL will announce whether Indianapolis is a finalist to host the 2018 Super Bowl on Tuesday afternoon.An advisory committee narrows down the list of contenders, then the winner is selected by NFL owners during their spring meeting in May.Indianapolis is up against New Orleans, Tampa, Denver, Minneapolis, and possibly Miami.City leaders announced intentions to bid for another Super Bowl after the 2012 event brought over 1 million visitors to downtown Indianapolis.
Indiana State Police will conduct a sobriety check point in Dearborn County this coming weekend.It will be held at an undisclosed location from midnight until 2:00 a.m. on Saturday.The Indiana State Police select check point times and locations based upon statistical data derived from Indiana State Police DUI arrest records and crash records. The public is asked to help do their part in making Indiana roadways safer by observing the following tips:Plan ahead and always use a designated driver.Don’t get behind the wheel of a vehicle if you’ve been consuming alcoholic beverages; instead call a taxi, a family member, or friend who has not been drinking to give you a ride.If you are hosting a party, always offer non-alcoholic beverages and make sure all of your guests leave with a sober driver or allow them to spend the night.Remember, Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk. Take the keys and never let a friend leave your sight if you think that they are about to drive while impaired.Those drivers passing through the check point area should have their licenses and registrations ready to present to troopers and will only be detained briefly while troopers determine whether further investigation is necessary.Anyone observing erratic driving should contact the police immediately and be prepared to give a detailed description of the vehicle, its location, and direction of travel. Callers can remain anonymous.
Organizers estimate crowds between 12-15,000 this weekend in Oldenburg.Oldenburg’s population will substantially increase this weekend as the town celebrates the 38th annual Freudenfest.Events begin Friday at 5 p.m. and continue through Saturday evening.The Freudenfest first began in 1976 when communities across the nation celebrated the United States bicentennial. The Oldenburg festival has grown over the years to its present form attracting an estimated 12,000 to 15,000 visitors annually.College or a career move can force someone to relocate from their hometown. For many, the annual festival offers a chance to reunite with former classmates, coworkers and friends.The Freudenfest, dubbed the “Festival of Fun,” also serves as an opportunity to meet new friends. Organizers say tourists from multiple states and as far away as Germany will visit town this weekend.Oldenburg resident Jeff Paul has attended the Freudenfest since its inception. He notes the economic impact the festival has on the community.“The revenue that is created has funded some great projects here in town like the tennis courts, the brick streets, the vintage street lights, Onion Dome and on and on,” Paul said.“These are upgrades the town would not have if it wasn’t for the Freudenfest. What makes it more unique is the money is raised all by volunteers.”Visitors have an option of using a free shuttle service to arrive and depart from the festival. Pick-up locations include the Sherman House, Hampton Inn, Comfort Inn and the Batesville Town Square parking lot. It travels back and forth every half an hour between 5:30 p.m. and 1 p.m.Visit the Freudenfest website to view the schedule >>
Image: U.S. Department of AgricultureINDIANAPOLIS — USDA Indiana Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Julia A. Wickard, announced that additional acres in Indiana are now available for wildlife habitat improvement incentives.“We can accept offers to enroll more acres in Indiana for farmers interested in protecting local threatened species,” said Wickard. “In exchange for creating habitat for these species, USDA will provide participants with rental payments and help with expenses.”This opportunity comes from the State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement (SAFE) program, part of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) whereby Farm Service Agency enters into contracts with participants so that environmentally sensitive land is not farmed, but instead used for wildlife habitat.Indiana conservation partners have specifically identified habitat concerns for the following species: Indiana Bat, Northern Bobwhite Quail, Sedge Wren Grasshopper Sparrow, Henslow Sparrow, Ringneck Pheasant, and the American Woodcock.Program participants establish long-term plant species to control soil erosion, improve water quality, or strengthen declining wildlife populations. In return, participants receive annual rental payments between 10 and 15 years.The SAFE program allows state fish and wildlife agencies, non-profit organizations and other conservation partners to target the Conservation Reserve Program within distinct geographic areas to help wildlife. SAFE is limited to 1.35 million acres nationally, with 97 projects in 36 states and Puerto Rico.Statewide farmers and landowners have committed to establish 13,900 acres of valuable habitat since 2008. This announcement brings the total available acres for additional enrollment to 9,600 acres. Statewide acres are allotted to specific wildlife and areas in the state. For information regarding available acres in your area, contact your local FSA office at offices.usda.gov or visit the website at www.fsa.usda.gov/conservation.
An article I read in the Indy Star listed the 5 top juniors playing boys basketball in Indiana. These are their candidates for Mr. Basketball next year. Their first candidate is Joey Brunk of Southport. He is 6’10” and obviously plays center. The second individual is C.J. Walker of Indianapolis Tech. He is a 6′ guard and played on the state championship team of a couple years ago.The final 3 include Eron Gordon, a 6’2″ guard playing for Cathedral High School. If you remember, he caused quite a stir with his transfer from another Indianapolis school. Another 6’2″ guard is Kyle Guy of Lawrence Central. The final member of this top 5 group is Damien Jefferson of East Chicago Central High School. He is a 6’5″ swing man which means he could either play forward or guard depending on the situation.It will be interesting to see how these 5 finish out their senior seasons at their respective schools. Keep an eye on these 5 names.
Brandon Tyler Cromer, 17, of Aurora, IN, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2016.He was born Monday, July 27, 1998 in Fairfield, Ohio, Son of Roger Cromer and Aimee Hooten Cromer.Brandon attended Manchester Elementary School and was a junior at SDHS. He was on the South Dearborn Tennis team, which he excelled at, he was also on the basketball team from 5th grade to 10th grade. He was a class representative for Student Government, a Star Mentor and was active in helping with “Think Smart Stay Safe”. He was a straight A student and a member of the National Honor Society. Brandon also tutored for the National Honor Society and was working toward an Academic Honor Diploma. He enjoyed hanging out with his friends, eating at McDonalds, playing the Play Station 4 with his friends. He was also a big IU fan. Brandon was the apple of his mother’s eye and he loved fixing up “old blue” (jeep) with his dad. He loved being the best big brother to his sister, Brooklyn and spending time with his #1 fans, papa and mama, cutting wood and working on the farm. Brandon had a big heart and always wanted to help others, even upon his death he was an organ donor and was able to help many people.Surviving are his parents, Roger & Aimee Cromer of Manchester, IN; paternal grandparents, Roger & Kathy Cromer of Manchester, IN; maternal grandparents, Rick & Rose Hooten of Osgood, IN, Peggy (late Pat) Crawford of Jacksonville, FL; great grandparents, Glenn & Carol Schwanholt of Versailles, IN, Merlyn & Gloria Hooten of Alabaster, AL; Sister, Brooklyn Cromer; half sister, Shanna Vestal; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.Friends will be received Friday, February 26, 2016 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the First Baptist Church of Aurora, 6060 Blair Rd. Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at 2: 00 pm at the Church, with Minister Teto Pel, Pastor Brian Dunaway and Pastor Bill Secrest officiating.Interment will follow in the Greendale Cemetery, Greendale, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the Brandon Cromer Scholarship Fund. 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
ORLANDO, Fl. — According to a report by the Orlando Sentinel, Frank Vogel has reached a deal with the Orlando Magic to become the team’s new head coach.It was perfect timing for the Magic after their head coach Scott Skiles resigned last week.For the last five years, Frank Vogel was the head coach of the Indiana Pacers.Last week, Pacers President Larry Bird announced his decision to part ways with Vogel, saying that he felt the head coach lost the player’s ear’s after being with the team through five seasons.