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  • Jail Log July 29, 2016

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between July 19 and July 25:
    Deven Villia, 25, aggravated DWI: unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, reckless driving, driving on a suspended revoked license
    Gabrielle Cordova, 22, aggravated DWI: abandonment or abuse of a child, no registration
    Joseph Martinez, 35, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute
    John Ortiz, 58, hold for court
    Kasandra Romero, 21, failure to appear, bench warrant, District.

  • Obama passes baton to Hillary Clinton

    By Julie Pace
    and Catherine Lucey
    The Associated Press

    PHILADELPHIA — His own legacy on the line, President Barack Obama implored Americans to elect Hillary Clinton to the White House, casting her as a candidate who believes in the optimism that drives the nation’s democracy and warning against the “deeply pessimistic vision” of Republican Donald Trump.

  • Trump: Comments about Russia, Clinton emails were sarcastic

    By Eric Tucker
    and Jack Gillum
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump says he was using sarcasm when he prodded Russia to unearth Hillary Clinton’s missing emails. But Democrats aren’t likely to let the Republican presidential nominee’s extraordinary comments simply fade away.

  • French ID 2nd church attacker; police had warning about him

    By Lori Hinnant
    and Elaine Ganley
    The Associated Press

    PARIS — French officials on Thursday identified the second man who attacked a Normandy church during morning Mass, saying he’s a 19-year-old from eastern France who was spotted last month in Turkey as he supposedly headed to Syria — but who returned to France instead.

  • In Brief July 29, 2016

    Optic Staff and The Associated Press

    Sapello man killed in motorcycle crash

    A 37-year-old Sapello man was killed in a motorcycle crash northeast of Mora, according to state police.

    A state police officer discovered the crash on NM 442 near mile marker 7 at about 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

    The deceased man has been identified as Angelo Martinez, of Sapello.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 29, 2016

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    SATURDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 8:05 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 2:35 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 8:05 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.Softball
    •City league games TBA

  • Get ready for more laughs

    What? The Olympics are coming to Las Vegas? In the parody  Over the Edge Part 8, Las Vegas will be host to this year’s Olympics in a play that will leave you laughing.

    Las Vegas’ own parody will provide plenty of comedy as the Las Vegas Community Theater group  pokes fun at local and national events, including the presidential election, animal control, Las Vegas mayor Tonita Gurule-Giron, the east and west division, the media and the oil and gas industry.

  • Watering restrictions in effect

    Las Vegas Optic

    A drop in river flow has prompted city of Las Vegas officials to impose water restrictions.

    Stage I water restrictions went into effect on Monday.

  • Local accused of stealing chainsaw

    Las Vegas Optic

    A local man remained behind bars on Tuesday for allegedly stealing a chainsaw from a local store, knocking down a rack after being confronted by a store employee, and then attempting to flee from police after he was spotted trying to flee the scene.

    The incident unfolded  late Saturday afternoon at the Big R store on Mills Avenue.

  • Bricks & Mortar on Mainstreet: JC’s Pizza expands on Plaza Park

    Editor’s note: Bricks & Mortar on Mainstreet is an occasional series on  Downtown renovation projects from the Railroad Depot to the Plaza Park. This column is a conversation with Joaquin and Solomon Garofalo, owners of JC’s Pizza on the Plaza and Cindy Collins, executive director of MainStreet de Las Vegas.