Investigation was still ongoing todetermine if there was a foul play in his death./PN According to the police, Ortiz complainedof abdominal pain early morning on Tuesday. He was reportedly suffering fromkidney disease. Ortiz was arrested on Feb. 18 forillegal gambling. ILOILO City – A man detained in the lockupcell of the municipal police station of Carles, Iloilo died after he complainedof stomach problem. The 57-year-old Generoso Ortiz, aresident of Barangay Poblacion, Carles, was pronounced dead by the attendingphysician at the Jesus Colmenares District Hospital after he was brought by thepolice for treatment.
Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr Gerry McMonagle has highlighted Donegal’s unoccupied housing issue following an early morning blaze.Two fire engines and Gardaí attended the scene of a fire at 8:15am at An Lagan, Killylastin, Letterkenny.The semi-detached houses are both unoccupied. One has been destroyed, with the other being severely smoke damaged. Cllr McMonagle tells Donegal Daily that he believes that this fire was sparked deliberately, as Letterkenny’s bank-owned houses have become a “magnet for anti-social behaviour.”“When a fire occurs in a house that has been unoccupied for a while in the early hours of the morning, someone had to have started it.”From speaking to residents in the area Cllr McMonagle says that previous occupants have left the area due to anti-social behaviour, and families in the area have been left shaken after this morning’s incident.“A family have recently left the area because they were afraid something like this would happen. They felt they couldn’t live there any longer, they were fearful for their safety.” “There are dozens of these unoccupied houses across the county owned by banks and lending institutions, and they have become a magnet for anti-social behaviour. People smoke and drink in these houses, and I have complaints from residents in these areas that these houses were used as dens and dives.”Many of these homes have been empty since the Recession when countless families lost their homes.“The banks and lending institutions have a responsibility to ensure that they are at least secure.”This is not the fire time fires have been set in this area of Letterkenny. In July, residents thought a bomb went off in the area after vandals set a large gas cylinder on fire in Killylastin Heights, with debris from the blast landing over 100 yards away and onto nearby roofs.As for anti-social behaviour in the area, Cllr McMonagle says that education is the key to solving the issue. “We’ve been asking for more Garda resources for a number of years, and we believe more community Gardaí may help this. Parents also need to be mindful of where their children are to ensure they are not involved in this behaviour.”Many of these houses have been built within the last 12 to 15 years, and with over 2,000 families on the waiting list in Donegal alone -Cllr McMonagle says it is a shame to see these “perfectly good” houses “wasting away and rotting”.“I would plead with these institutions to speak to the Council about using these houses for social housing, as for now they are attracting anti-social behaviour and are being allowed to dilapidate before our eyes.”“One of these houses had previously been used for social housing through the Rental Accommodation Scheme, and we would welcome the institutions that own these houses to speak to the council about these schemes instead of the houses lying empty, especially with the ongoing Housing Crisis.” “It’s a sin to see good houses going to ruin, and the institutions need to wise up and not allow these viable homes to fall into disrepair.”“A magnet for anti-social behaviour”: Unoccupied housing issue highlighted after blaze was last modified: October 26th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:an lagangerry mc monaglekillylastinletterkenny
Five lawyers, including two supervisors from the Clark County prosecutor’s office, have applied to succeed Clark County Superior Court Judge Barbara Johnson, who plans to retire at the end of March.Camara Banfield, John Fairgrieve, Denise Lukins, Christopher Ramsay and Bob Vukanovich had submitted applications to Gov. Jay Inslee’s office by Friday’s deadline.The governor plans to appoint one of the candidates to Superior Court Position 6 in early March, said Nick Brown, Inslee’s general counsel.Johnson — the first woman ever appointed to the Clark County Superior Court bench — is retiring March 31 after 28 years on the bench. Her successor will be required to seek election in November to complete the last two years of her four-year term.Camara BanfieldBanfield, 42, of Vancouver is a Clark County senior deputy prosecutor who supervises the Child Justice Center. She last sought appointment to a judicial position in 2012 for which Judge Gregory Gonzales was ultimately selected. Since then, she said she has been working on building her experience. During a stint on the prosecuting attorney’s Major Crimes unit she handled homicide cases and now is a team leader for attorneys who prosecute child abuse cases.“I feel like being a judge is one of the best ways to have an impact on the community and to effect change,” Banfield said. “It’s a huge responsibility but one that I would really like to take on.”