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  • Official: Florida State gunman was alumnus

    By Gary Fineout and Brendan Farrington
    The Associated Press

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  — A Florida State University alumnus and attorney shot three people at the school’s library early Thursday before being killed by police, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.

    The official said the shooter was Myron May, who also graduated from Texas Tech University’s law school. The official requested anonymity because he was not authorized to release the name.

  • Jail Log - Nov. 21, 2014

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Nov. 10 and Nov. 16:

    Olivia Montano, 27, failure to comply with conditions of probation, bench warrant, SM District
    Anthony Tafoya, 28, battery on household member, bench warrant, SM Magistrate
    Jesus Granado, 31, aggravated DWI
    Benito Martinez III, 25, criminal damage to property, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful carrying of a firearm, bench warrant,  SM Magistrate

  • Looking Back - Nov. 21, 2014

    In 1964

    Tuesday. Nov. 17 — San Miguel County Commissioners, meeting Monday at the Court House, signed a resolution allowing the bypassing of Romeroville by the new four-lane highway. Interstate 25. T.B. White and Robert De La Rue, of the State Highway department, met with the commissioners in the morning and heard Matias Martinez and Fidel Martinez explain that the Romeroville residents feel that they will “lose property and business and they will be out of business.”

  • Looking ahead - News - Nov. 21, 2014

    Farmers Market open at Mallette’s store
    The Tri-cCounty Farmers Market will be opening a Winter Market from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 22 at Mallette’s Farm Supply store on Highway 518. For more information, call 426-1468.

  • Weather - Nov. 21, 2014

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. West wind 5-15 mph, becoming southwest in the morning. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 26. Southwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming northwest after midnight.

    Saturday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 54. Northwest wind 10-15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 31.

    Sunday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 46. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 17.

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 39 and a low around 16.

  • Department lifts boil water advisory for Ojo Feliz

    Submitted to the Optic

    The New Mexico Environment Department’s Drinking Water Bureau is lifting the “boil water advisory” for the Ojo Feliz Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association located in Mora County.

    NMED issued the advisory on Nov. 8 after bacteriological contamination that exceeded the Maximum Contaminant Level for E. coli was discovered in drinking water at the water system. The advisory only applied to customers served by the Ojo Feliz MDWCA and did not extend to any of the other surrounding water systems or communities.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Nov. 21, 2014

    The Associated Press

  • Audit slams county office

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — The Bernalillo County treasurer’s office is being accused of violating state law, making risky investments and giving preferential treatment to some brokers, according to a special audit released Wednesday.

    The review made public by state Auditor Hector Balderas’ office questions whether more than $900 million in investment purchases were in the best interest of New Mexico’s most populous county.

  • OB-GYN suspended over claims

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A New Mexico obstetrician and gynecologist has been suspended following an investigation into claims that he had sex with patients, drank on the job and left patients giving birth “unattended.”

    The New Mexico Medical Board voted last week to suspend Christopher S. Driskill from practicing medicine and said he posed a danger to public safety, the Albuquerque Journal reported.

    The Hobbs doctor is slated to become president of the New Mexico Medical Society in May.

  • Archdiocese facing more suits

    The Archdiocese of Santa Fe was hit last week with five more lawsuits alleging that several of its priests sexually abused children decades ago. Three of the new lawsuits allege abuse by priests at Immaculate Conception or Our Lady of Sorrows parishes in Las Vegas. They name Jason Sigler, Sabine Griego and Michael O’Brien as the priests who perpetrated the abuse.