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  • Looking ahead - News - Dec. 20, 2013

    A Winter celebration in Pendaries

    A Winter Celebration, 5 p.m. Saturday at Pendaries Community Center. Children 5 and younger are free, children six to 12, $10 and over 13, $15. Price includes: hayride a full meal, live holiday music, and visit from Santa. Space is limited. Reservations are required. Call Pendaries at 425-3561 ext. 201.

  • Weather - Dec. 20, 2013

    Friday
    A slight chance of rain showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 46. Southwest wind 15-20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. A 20 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Southwest wind 10-15 mph.

    Saturday
    A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41. West wind 10-15 mph, becoming north in the afternoon. A 20 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19.

    Sunday

  • Putin to pardon oil tycoon

    By Nataliya Vasilyeva and Vladimir Isachenkov
    The Associated Press

    MOSCOW — Jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky will be pardoned, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Thursday in a surprise decision that will let his top foe and Russia’s formerly richest man out of prison after more than a decade.

  • Target: Accounts may be breached

    By Anne D’Innocenzio and Michelle Chapman
    AP Business Writers

    Target says about 40 million credit and debit card accounts may be affected by a data breach that occurred just as the holiday shopping season shifted into high gear.

    The chain said customers who made purchases by swiping their cards at terminals in its U.S. stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 may have had their accounts exposed. The stolen data includes customer names, credit and debit card numbers, card expiration dates and the three-digit security codes located on the backs of cards.

  • In Brief - News - Dec. 20, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Man emerges as focus of shooting

    RENO, Nev. — A 51-year-old man from rural Northern California has emerged as the focus of the investigation into a Reno hospital shooting.
    Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood says his agency helped Reno police execute a search warrant Wednesday at the home of Alan Oliver Frazier near Lake Almanor.

  • BREAKING: New Mexico Supreme Court: Same-sex marriage legal

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in the state Thursday, declaring in a ruling that it is unconstitutional to deny a marriage license to gay and lesbian couples.

    New Mexico joins 16 states and the District of Columbia in allowing gay marriage.

    Eight of the state's 33 counties started issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in August, when a county clerk in southern New Mexico independently decided to allow the unions. County officials asked the high court to clarify the law and establish a uniform state policy on gay marriage.

  • East wants consolidation vote

    School district consolidation has been a hot issue for years. During a board meeting late last week, Las Vegas City Schools board member Luis Ortiz revealed a rough draft resolution that could potentially be approved by the boards of both the Las Vegas Schools and West Las Vegas Schools. If both boards approve the measure, the idea of consolidation of districts would be sent to the voters.

    Ortiz brought up the measure for information, but the board took no action during Thursday evening’s meeting.

  • It’s up!
  • Acequias, city duke it out in court

    Attorneys for the city and area acequias fired their opening shots Monday morning during a trial that will ultimately resolve who has priority over use of water on the Gallinas.

    Both sides conceded during their opening arguments in state District Court in Las Vegas that there’s a lot at stake.

  • Judge: NSA program likely unconstitutional

    By Frederic J. Frommer
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — In a ruling with potentially far-reaching consequences, a federal judge declared Monday that the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of millions of Americans’ telephone records likely violates the U.S. Constitution’s ban on unreasonable search. The ruling, filled with blistering criticism of the Obama administration’s arguments, is the first of its kind on the controversial program.