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One inmate killed, 20 alleged provocateurs arrested in North Sulawesi prison riot

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first_imgA riot that broke out at Manado Penitentiary in North Sulawesi over the weekend has killed one inmate, while another has been hospitalized after being shot by a rubber bullet and 20 alleged provocateurs have been arrested.The riot broke out on Saturday afternoon, allegedly triggered by visitation restrictions and early release of inmates amid COVID-19 concerns, culminating in a massive fire that razed parts of the prison complex.The head of the Law and Human Rights Ministry office in North Sulawesi, Lumaksono, said on Monday that he had got confirmation from the hospital that the cause of death of the inmate was not COVID-19. “When the riot broke out, and the authorities were taking control of the situation, he was shocked. His blood pressure level showed 190,” he said on Monday evening in Manado.Lumaksono added that the inmate was also having difficulty breathing. “It is the temporary result of his autopsy. We’ll figure out the official result 14 days later,” he said.The inmate had been buried at a cemetery in Telling Atas subdistrict, Manado, by the Catholic Church Union.Earlier reports said the inmate was Filipino, but Lumaksono confirmed on Monday that the inmate was an Indonesian citizen from Sangihe – a regency in North Sulawesi. Read also: COVID-19: Riot breaks out in North Sulawesi prison amid virus fearsHe also confirmed that another inmate who had been unintentionally shot by a rubber bullet was in a better condition in the hospital.As soon as the situation had calmed down, North Sulawesi Police arrested at least 20 inmates who had allegedly instigated the riot.“They are now being interrogated by the police,” said North Sulawesi Police public relations division head Sr. Comr. Jules Abbas on Monday, adding that they would be returned to the penitentiary as soon as the investigation had concluded.As of Monday, there had been no official statement from the authorities as to what the cause of the riot was. (asp)Topics :last_img read more

House Bill 1436 Becomes Law

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first_img June 12, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Bill Signing,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, the following bill became law:Act 40 – House Bill 1436, sponsored by Rep. Godshall, amends Title 66 (Public Utilities), in rates and distribution systems, providing for computation of income tax expense for ratemaking purposes.center_img House Bill 1436 Becomes Lawlast_img

Bulldogs Freshman Baseball Team Win Season Opener

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first_imgThe Batesville HS Freshman baseball team finally got to play their first game of the season defeating Greensburg 14-9.It was a home game against Greensburg, and Batesville wasted no time in getting on the board. Two runs in the first were scored by  Austin Siefert and Nathan Eckstein. Greensburg scored 3 runs in the top of the second, but Batesville countered that run by scoring 5 runs in the bottom of the third. Austin Siefert scored on a single by Devon Scripture and then scored on a sacrifice fly by Garret Lee. Nate Slavin was safe at first by a fielding error on the Greensburg first baseman and worked his way around the bases, scoring on a passed ball. Braydon Worthington used a 7 pitch at bat to draw a walk as did Matthew Meehan. Devon Meeks laid down a perfectly placed bunt and scored Braydon and Matthew. Greensburg countered yet again with 1 run in the top of the 4th inning, but Batesville fought back again scoring 3 more runs in the bottom half of the inning. With the score 10-4 in favor of Batesville, Greensburg put 5 runners across the plate in the top of the 6th to tighten the game at 10-9. Not to be out done, Batesville scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 6th to give a little cushion to relief pitcher Austin Siefert. Austin got Greensburg to go down 1-2-3 in the top of the 7th giving Batesville the win 14-9.The next game for the freshman is this Saturday (4/23) at Roncalli HS for a doubleheader.Winning Pitcher: Nate Slavin.  Save: Austin Siefert.Hits: 10 Total Hits.  Austin Siefert – 3 singles, Braydon Worthington – 2 singles, and Devon Scripture & Bo Tinker & Devon Meeks & Nate Slavin & Garrett Lee each had 1.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Brian Roleson.last_img read more