Yesterday, Baylon filed a string ofcharges against Baylen – direct assault, trespass to dwelling and physicalinjury. Police Major Jess Baylon surrenderedto the Cabatuan police station after shooting Dennis Baylen, 27. ILOILO City – The chief of Malay,Aklan’s police station was jailed for shooting the nephew of his wife inBarangay Tinio-an, Cabatuan, Iloilo on Tuesday night. Moments later Baylen returned andpelted Baylon’s house with stones. “What I did was only to protect myfamily. Take note that the incident happened inside my compound. I took a leaveof absence to be with my son on his birthday. Dennis interrupted ourcelebration,” said Baylon./PN The police officer said he stoppedBaylen and told him to go home; on the other hand, he decided to let the uncleinside his house. The shooting happened at around 10p.m. A stone hit Baylon’s wife unconscious. After shooting Baylen, Baylon alertedthe Cabatuan police and surrendered. He also gave up his service firearm. Baylen, on the other hand, filed anattempted homicide complaint against Baylon. “I did not have the intention to killhim. I only wanted to neutralize him,” said Baylon. He said Baylen was unruly, armed withstones and a bottle and tried to harm his (Baylon) family. Prior to it, Baylon said, a drunkenBaylen mauled an uncle, Lambert Baylen, in front of his (Baylon’s) house. The unruly Baylen tried to enter thehouse thus, Baylon said, he shot the suspect on both legs.
Authorities in Jacksonville are reporting that they have captured a suspect wanted in connection with the murder of a man in Pennsylvania.According to the report, officials found Mario Matthew Gatti on a beach in Jacksonville after city officials reopened them to the public for the purpose of exercising this weekend.Investigators say they were making sure everyone was following social distancing practices and other protocols when they found Gatti loitering on the beach. Officials began questioning Gatti and realized that Gatti was wanted for a the fatal shooting of 33-year-old Michael Coover, Jr. in January.He has since been arrested and is currently being held in an area jail.
As droves of students begin to migrate north for the weekend football game against Cal, so will the No. 3 USC men’s water polo team.The Trojans take to the road to face No. 4 Cal and No. 16 Pacific in their second consecutive two-game weekend, a week after capping an undefeated homestand that featured No. 8 Pepperdine and Long Beach City College. The Trojans are 9-1 this season and undefeated in conference play.“We’ve had our ups and downs. We’re not all the way to where we want to be, but there is progress,” said senior two-meter Shea Buckner. “We want to go to NCAA Championships.”The Trojans’ matchup with Cal on Saturday looks to live up to the two teams’ storied rivalry, as both of the schools enter the weekend ranked in the top five nationally. In the past three years, the teams have met twice in the NCAA Championship, with the Bears coming out victorious both times. This includes a win in 2006 that was decided by a single goal scored in the final second of the game. The Trojans were 2-0 against the Bears in 2008, and won each of the closely contested games in the final minutes en route to an undefeated 29-0 championship season.Buckner, who transferred from Cal to USC after his freshman year, knows what to expect from a strong Golden Bear attack.“They’ve got good leadership. They’re really fast and great on the counter-attack,” Buckner said. “They play with a lot of energy and physicality.”USC already faced off against Cal once this season when the teams met in the third place game of the NorCal Tournament in Palo Alto, Calif. The Trojans bested the Bears 8-6, in a game that featured eight different Trojan players scoring goals.Pacific, who faces USC on Sunday in Stockton, Calif., has not had nearly as much success against the Trojans as Cal, having lost the last eight games played between the two teams. The Trojans were 2-0 against Pacific in 2008 and averaged a seven-goal margin of victory in the two wins. USC has a 35-7 all-time record against Pacific, and their .833 winning percentage over the Tigers is the third-highest out of all the opponents the Trojans face in 2009.“Pacific isn’t an easy team either. Cal is obviously the focus, but you have to be ready for the game against Pacific at their home,” Buckner said.Senior driver Justin Rappel leads the Trojans with 16 goals scored, while fellow senior driver Matt Sagehorn follows closely behind with 14. USC’s veterans continue to dominate offensively, as five of the Trojan’s top six scorers are seniors.Sophomore goalie Joel Dennerley, who recorded eight saves in the Pepperdine match last weekend, now has 60 saves this season, and is averaging less than four goals allowed per game so far in 2009. He continues to anchor a powerful Trojan defense that has not surrendered more than eight goals in any game this season.“Our goal is to never give up more than four goals a game,” Buckner said. “We’re always well prepared and we know our system. As long as we stick to it, we do a good job.”
Nigeria celebrated its 54th Independence Anniversary in Abuja yesterday with a golf kitty without the usual Ghanaian delegation from Achimota Golf Club that graced the occasion.Interclub matchplay friendly between the two capital city clubs at IBB International Golf and Country Club Abuja is a routine during the national day of Nigeria.But the sequence was first broken in March 2014, when Abuja did not visit Accra during Ghana’s 57th anniversary. The apparent reason for that was due to the massive upgrading of the Achimota Golf course to meet international standard.IBB Golf Club Captain, Hon Tam Brisibe, who played the ceremonial four-balls with the Presidential Special Adviser on Power Bekinbo Dagogo-Jack, the of Managing Director of PWD, Ali Ibrahim and the DIG Police Operations Sotonye Wakama, yesterday morning, attributed the absence of the Ghanaians to logistics reasons beyond their control.‘’Unfortunately the Ghanaians could not come to play the normal interclub match play with us. We did not go to Accra because they were repairing their course. We invited them but I understand they had some logistic challenges,’’ Brisibe said.A field of 230 golfers graced yesterday’s 18-hole Independence Cup. Everybody enjoyed the game as undue delays were eliminated while a lot of entertainment was provided at the gala night where prizes were presented to discerning golfers. In spite of the myriad of challenges confronting the country, some Nigerian political and business leaders used the independence Kitty to convey messages of hope and solidarity.Brisibe tasked Nigerians to learn to live in unity and harmony which is a tenet imbibed by golfers through sports.Former Governor of Rivers State, Sir Celestine Omehia wove his anecdotes around the game of golf which he used to mirror the prevailing challenges the country is facing. He noted that the crises with Nigeria are those usually encountered by golfers during a normal round of golf.‘’Like golf, the world we live in is full of ups and downs; you face obstacles on the course like bunkers, roughs and end up shooting bogies. It is the same challenges you face in normal life. As a country we should settle for a birdie or at best a par,’’ Omehia said.The Vice Chairman of Construction Kaiser, Igbuan Okaisabor observed that a lot of the problems hampering Nigeria would be subdued if the diverse ethnic groups come together and forge a synergy.‘’If we come together we will be a force to reckon with. Our diversity should be to our advantage. Asides, we are beginning to turn the corners through improved GDP per capital and a growing middle class,’’ Okaisabor said.