Biden clinches US Democratic Nomination

first_img“It was an honor to compete alongside one of the most talented groups of candidates the Democratic party has ever fielded,” Biden said in a statement Friday night, “ and I am proud to say that we are going into this general election a united party.” WASHINGTON – Joe Biden has formally clinched the Democratic presidential nomination, setting him up for a bruising challenge to President Donald Trump that will play out against the unprecedented backdrop of a pandemic, economic collapse and civil unrest. Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about the coronavirus in Wilmington, Delaware, United States. AP/FILE PHOTOcenter_img The former vice president has effectively been his party’s leader since his last challenger in the Democratic primary, Bernie Sanders, ended his campaign in April. But Biden pulled together the 1,991 delegates needed to become the nominee Friday after seven states and the District of Columbia held presidential primaries Tuesday. (AP)last_img read more

Virus sets off new school closures in Australia

first_imgMELBOURNE – Australia’s Victoria state has recorded 17 new cases of COVID-19, resulting in the closing of two primary schools in Melbourne. State Premier Daniel Andrews said there would be “significant community transmission” among the new cases. Andrews said one of the new cases was from a person in hotel quarantine, two were from known outbreaks, three were from routine testing and 11 were under investigation. The two schools have been closed for thorough cleaning after students from both schools tested positive for the coronavirus. Victorian State Premier Daniel Andrews addresses a press conference in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. AP The suburbs where the schools are located are two of six local government hot spots in recent weeks. (AP)last_img read more

Kabankalan ‘pusher’ killed in shootout

first_imgBACOLOD City – A drug suspect was killed in an alleged shootout with police authorities in Barangay Hilamonan, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. The suspect sustained gunshot wounds on the body and was rushed to the Lorenzo Zayco District Hospital in the city where the attending physician declared him “dead on arrival.” Police investigators said prior to the shootout, a drug buy-bust operation was conducted.Repique allegedly fired his .38-caliber revolver at the cops who were about to arrest him around 8:50 p.m. on July 3. This prompted the policemen to retaliate. He was 39-year-old resident John Ross Repique, a police report showed. Antidrug operatives recovered from Repique suspected shabu weighing about 102 grams valued at around P700,000, P1,100 buy-bust money and P34,000 cash, among others./PNlast_img read more

Cadiz City’s No. 2 most wanted person nabbed

first_imgThe 20-year-old Nelver Ryan Ruiz was arrested in Barangay Zone 2, Cadiz City around 12:15 a.m. on July 13, a police report showed. The suspect was detained in the lockup cell of the Cadiz City police station. The court recommended no bail bond for his temporary liberty./PN Ruiz – resident of Barangay Daga, Cadiz City – was caught on the strength of an arrest warrant issued by Judge Gwendolyn Jimenea of the Regional Trial Court Branch 60 in Cadiz City in relation to a rape charge he faces. BACOLOD City – He was listed as the No.2 most wanted person in the police station of Cadiz City, Negros Occidental.last_img read more

Bingawan’s No. 2 most wanted person nabbed

first_imgThe suspect was detained in the lockup cell of the Bingawan police station. ILOILO City – He was listed as the No. 2 most wanted person in the municipal police station of Bingawan, Iloilo. Sierra’s apprehension was staged on the strength of an arrest warrant for the crime of rape, the report added. The 33-year-old Reymund Sierra was caught in Barangay Progreso, Ajuy, Iloilo around 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, a police report showed.  No bail bond was recommended for his temporary liberty./PNlast_img read more

Old Fogy Golf

first_imgI probably will get a lot of grief for this title, but this what a lot of my friends call their weekly golf excursions. Batesville has a large group that either travels to North Branch on Mondays or some other local course and plays a good round of golf. After golf I think they spend a little time at the 19th hole. Unless you do not like to be with people, this is a great way to enjoy your retirement years. First of all, you get to shoot the **** (or something like that) and second, there are many ways to set up a sporting proposition that adds just a little more interest to the game. Most of them play for nickels and dimes, so even if your golf is a bit lacking in skill, you won’t lose the car on a game. It also is a great way to exercise–especially when you leave the golf cart in the shed and walk 9 or 18 holes. Most of the local courses have special rates at least one day of the week or have some kind of senior discount as well. The weekly games become bragging rights at breakfast the next morning, and this is another way to spend those retirement years away from the TV set or rocking chair. Another thing nice is that most of the guys are very flexible in each others’ skill levels so that all feel pretty much at home. There are all kinds of ways to handicap a round and keep it fun and fair. After all, most of these guys play golf for fun and most weren’t on “the tour” before they retired. If you enjoy golf and like to play with a group, just go to one of these courses, usually on Monday morning, and join in. I am sure you will enjoy it.last_img read more

Bulldogs Freshman Football Defeat Pirates

first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs Freshman Team defeated The Greensburg Pirates 30-8.Tanner Ayette scored on opening kickoff from 78 yards.  Brett Williamson caught 2 point conversion. Ayette also scored on 35 yard run. (2 pt no good) Brett Williamson scored on 6 yard run. Brett Williamson scored on 2 pt conversion. Alex Jorgensen scored on a 43 yard run.  Jorgensen ran 2pt conversion.Defensively, Alex McPherson, John Harmeyer, Ethan Hirt, and Brett Williamson played well.Batesville plays next Thursday at 5:30 at home vs Franklin County.Submitted by Batesville Coach Eric Feller.last_img read more

Ripley County Participating In Drug Take Back

first_imgOn October 26th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its seventh opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.Bring your medications for disposal to the Ripley County Jail at 210 N Monroe St., Versailles. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.Last April, Americans turned in 371 tons of prescription drugs at over 5,829 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners.last_img read more

Budget Revision Allows Raise For Franklin County Government Workers

first_img(Image: Franklin County Government)Government employees in Franklin County will now receive the promised 50 cent an hour raise, the Franklin County Observer is reporting.The 2014 budget that had been sent in for review to the state Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF) first returned with a demand for $1.3 million in additional cuts. The budget slash not only threatened department funds but also would have led to some job cuts.Auditor Steve Brack contacted the DLGF and requested assistance. A representative from the department came to Franklin County to help find a solution.According to the Observer, investment funds that belong to the county were added into the budget calculations which allowed the budget to become sufficient.Job cuts will no longer be necessary and employees will be eligible to receive the 50 cent an hour raise.Council members will now send the revised budget to the DLGF. A vote will be held on the 50 cent an hour raise at the next county council meeting, on Tues., Jan. 28.Full-time employees will receive the raise, while part-time workers will be subject to their department lead. The raise will be retroactive to Jan. 1. Elected officials will not be eligible for the raise due to state statute.last_img read more