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Today's News

  • Man suspected of killing family is in custody

    By Mary Hudetz
    The Associated Press

    The search for a man charged in the deaths of his wife and four daughters in the United States ended in the hills of a northern Mexico town where authorities say the suspect threatened to take his life as officers closed in on him.

    Juan David Villegas-Hernandez was taken into custody by Sonora state police on Sunday — a day after police in Roswell said the 34-year-old shot and killed his wife, Cynthia Villegas, and their four daughters — ages 14, 11, 7 and 3.

  • Editorial Cartoon: June 15, 2016
  • The Orlando victims

    We pause to reflect on the 49 men and women who were murdered at an Orlando, Florida, gay nightclub early Sunday morning in what authorities are calling the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

    Stanley Almodovar III, 23
    Amanda Alvear, 25
    Oscar A Aracena-Montero, 26
    Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala, 33
    Antonio Davon Brown, 29
    Darryl Roman Burt II, 29
    Angel L. Candelario-Padro, 28
    Juan Chevez-Martinez, 25
    Luis Daniel Conde, 39
    Cory James Connell, 21
    Tevin Eugene Crosby, 25

  • Work of Art: Give me an ‘A’

    “The last shall be first and the first shall be last.” I hope the words (or at least their promise) from the book of Matthew come clear in this recounting of graduation services I’ve attended.

    Late in May, I attended a complete graduation ceremony and part of another. The ceremony I stepped in and out of was to take a photo.

  • Looking Back June 15, 2016

    Tuesday, June 7, 1966 — Mrs. Leonore M. Valdez, teacher of Spanish and American history and principal in the Wagon Mound Municipal Schools, is one of 30 teachers selected by Indiana University to participate in an NDEA Institute for Advanced Study of Spanish, to be held in Bloomington, Ind., and Salamanca, Spain in June.

  • Weather June 15, 2016

    Wednesday

    HIGH 91° / LOW 50°

    Sunny, with a high near 91. Breezy, with a north wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest 15 to 25 mph in the morning.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:45 a.m. to 8:18 p.m.

     


    Thursday

  • Wedding bells
  • Que Pasa June 15, 2016

    6.18.2016
    SATURDAY
    8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Noticias June 15, 2016

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  • Pittsburgh skates to Cup triumph

    The Associated Press

    PITTSBURGH — When the Pittsburgh Penguins won the Stanley Cup in 2009, a dynasty appeared to be in the offing. It didn’t quite work out that way. Injuries and inconsistent postseason play sent the franchise into a full-fledged identity crisis.