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  • Escapee guilty of murdering couple

    By Jeri Clausing
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE  — The leader of a self-styled Bonnie and Clyde couple who staged a brazen prison escape and a three-week crime spree was convicted Monday of capital murder in the gruesome slayings of a retired Oklahoma couple who crossed their path on an eastern New Mexico highway.

    John McCluskey was found guilty of murder, carjacking and other charges in the August 2010 deaths of Gary and Linda Haas of Tecumseh, Okla., who were making their annual summer trek to Colorado.

  • Looking Back - Oct. 9, 2013

    In 1963
    Wednesday, Oct. 9 — At a regular meeting yesterday afternoon the Las Vegas Retail Merchants Association discussed the possibility of opening the Christmas season one or two weeks early in Las Vegas and planned for a special meeting Thursday morning in the Community Room of the First Federal Savings and Loan Association. The merchants discussed the opening of the Christmas season. It is understood that Santa Fe and Albuquerque will open the Christmas season in those communities one or two weeks prior to Thanksgiving.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Oct. 9, 2013

    Flu shots available Thursday
    The New Mexico Department of Health’s San Miguel Public Health Office’s latest flu shot clinic is from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday at 18 Gallegos Road. The immunization clinic is open to the public and free of charge. The New Mexico Department of Health offers vaccinations for people without insurance or who are otherwise not able to get immunized.
     

  • Weather - Oct. 9, 2013

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Windy, with a southwest wind 10-20 mph, increasing to 20-30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 45. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15-25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

    Thursday
    A 10 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Windy, with a southwest wind 15-25 mph, increasing to 25-35 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 37. Windy.

    Friday

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Oct. 9, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Public defender head to be hired
    SANTA FE — An 11-member commission is preparing to select the state’s chief public defender, who administers a newly independent agency providing legal representation to criminal defendants who can’t afford a lawyer.
    The commission met Tuesday in Albuquerque to interview five semi-finalists and must make a selection by Oct. 15.

  • Dems to try for debt ceiling increase

    By Andrew Taylor
    The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama called the top Republican in the GOP-controlled House Tuesday, telling Speaker John Boehner once again that he won’t negotiate over reopening the government or must-pass legislation to prevent a U.S. default on its obligations.

  • Mora official put on notice

    An official who works for the Mora Independent School District has been notified that the state doesn’t intend to give her a school business license, a credential she needs to continue in her job.

  • Artistry al fresco
  • Lawyers argue home rule case

    Attorneys for a local activist and San Miguel County clashed in state District Court in Las Vegas Friday morning over the question of whether counties in this state can pursue home rule authority.

  • Weekend yields little on shutdown

    By Charles Babington and Stephen Ohlemacher
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner said Sunday he sees no way out of the government shutdown unless President Barack Obama is willing to engage in negotiations with Republicans.