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  • In Brief - New Mexico - Jan. 17, 2014

    The Associated Press

  • Spending bill goes to Obama

    By Alan Fram
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Drained of much of its vitriol over the budget, Congress is poised to adopt a $1.1 trillion package financing federal agencies this year, a bipartisan compromise that all but banishes the specter of an election-year government shutdown.

    The Democratic-controlled Senate planned to give final congressional approval to the immense spending measure, possibly as early as Thursday.

  • Mentor accused of dealing

    A man who works as a counselor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern New Mexico was arrested Friday afternoon on drug trafficking charges after a search of his home turned up cocaine and marijuana.

    Raymond J. Sanchez, 32, of the 1300 block of Second Street has been charged with trafficking cocaine, a second-degree felony, conspiracy to traffic cocaine, a third-degree felony, distribution of marijuana, a fourth-degree felony, conspiracy to commit distribution of marijuana, a fourth-degree felony and possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.

  • Middle school shooting injures two

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    ROSWELL, N.M. — A student opened fire Tuesday morning at a middle school in the southeastern New Mexico city of Roswell, shooting two students before being taken into custody.

    Officials at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas, say a 14-year-old boy was flown there in critical condition and a 13-year-old girl was en route in serious condition. Information from nurses treating the boy indicates he was the shooter’s target, hospital spokesman Eric Finley said.

  • Water projects - Agency seeks millions for city

    Water issues have been at the forefront for many years for the city. On Monday, the city got some news that could greatly benefit the city if all goes as planned.

    New Mexico Environment Department General Counsel and Legislative Coordinator Jeff Kendall announced the city would be included in the department’s capital outlay funding request during the upcoming state legislative session that starts next week.

  • Ruling: Doctors can help patients die

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Aja Riggs has undergone aggressive radiation and chemotherapy treatment for advanced uterine cancer. The 49-year-old Santa Fe resident remembers the feeling of her skin burning, all the medication, the nausea and the fatigue so immense that even talking sapped too much energy.

    All she wanted was the choice to end her life if the suffering became too great.

  • Looking Back - Jan. 15, 2014

    In 1964
    Wednesday, Jan. 15 — Capt. Alvin Regensberg swore in new recruits who enlisted in the National Guard here during the previous training quarter. Recruits are Leroy Martinez, Joe  O. Lujan, Pete Patron, Toby Archuleta, Maguin Urioste, Fred Herrera and Robert Duran Jr. Additionally, 2nd Lt. Leroy E. Apodaca, a June 1963 graduate of the New Mexico Military Academy was assigned to the local National Guard Unit effective Jan. 10.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Jan. 15, 2014

    Glimpses of the Past series, “Indian Land Tenure in New Mexico,” 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16 at the CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center at 116 Bridge St. The land tenure of the Pueblo Indians has been characterized by both success stories of the protection of Pueblo lands, as well as by centuries of encroachment by non-Indians on Pueblo lands and resources. For more information, contact Fort Union National Monument at 425-8025, ext. 0 or visit www.nps.gov/foun.

  • Weather - Jan. 15, 2014

    Sunny, with a high near 52. West wind 5-10 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 25. Northwest wind 5-10 mph.

    Sunny, with a high near 47. North wind around 5 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 21.

    Sunny, with a high near 49. Clear at night, with a low around 25.

    Sunny, with a high near 49.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:10 a.m. to 5:11 p.m.

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