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  • Man accused of killing uncle

    A 56-year-old Las Vegas man was found dead in his home Saturday morning, and the man’s 39-year-old nephew has been arrested and charged in the case.

    Details in the case remain sketchy. It’s unclear what led to the homicide and exactly how the victim was killed
    Las Vegas police said late Saturday that the deceased man was Arthur Quintana, and the identifying information they released for him reveals that he was found dead on his birthday.

  • Looking Back - Dec. 9, 2013

    In 1963
    Tuesday, Dec. 10 — Commenting upon the recent discharge of a hospital employee charged with procuring intoxicants for patients, Dr. Daniel Joubert, superintendent of the New Mexico State Hospital said: “I am planning to get real tough with persons doing these sorts of acts.” The superintendent also remarked that in the past, such dismissals (for bringing in liquor or drugs) had been handled quietly, but that he was convinced publicity would warn other potential violators of the consequences of such actions.
     

  • Looking ahead - News - Dec. 9, 2013

    Candlelight vigil
    The Survivors of Victims of Homicide group will line up for its candlelight vigil, in front of the Las Vegas Peace and Justice building, 719 Sixth St. Participants will meet at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13. The group will walk to the Plaza Park.
     

  • Weather - Dec. 9, 2013

    Monday
    A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 20. Wind chill values as low as -3. South wind 5-10 mph. New snow accumulation of 1-2 inches possible. A 10 percent chance of snow at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 3. Wind chill values as low as -8. Northwest wind 5-10 mph.

    Tuesday
    Sunny, with a high near 30. West wind 5-10 mph becoming southwest in the morning. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 13.

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 32. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 14.

  • Former HU prez released from jail

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A former Democratic legislative leader who was convicted of conspiracy and mail fraud for his role in an Albuquerque courthouse fraud scandal was released from federal prison Thursday.

    Manny Aragon, 66, had been serving time in Colorado since June 2009, said federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman Ed Ross.

    Prison officials said Aragon has served enough of his 5-1/2-year sentence to make him eligible for a halfway house. It’s not immediately clear where Aragon would be going.

  • A hero’s welcome
  • Judge rules mental health audit will remain secret

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A judge has ruled that government agencies don’t have to disclose an audit of more than a dozen mental health providers under investigation for possible overbillings and fraud, because the audit contains law enforcement materials that are confidential.

  • Highway officials offer tips on driving on ice

    The Associated Press

    Drivers beware. With bitter cold temperatures settling in over a big chunk of the country, highway officials are warning people to stay off slick roads and, if they must go out, take extra care when getting behind the wheel.
    Sgt. Mike Watson, of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, said drivers should be prepared before leaving their homes.
    Some of his tips:

  • Union chief accused before

    The head of one of the city’s unions who has been charged with battery over an October incident was accused in April of bullying another man and even threatening to have him thrown out of his public housing unit.

    Benito Lujan, 32, who works for the city’s housing department, wasn’t charged or disciplined over the April incident.

  • Student hit while going to school

    A 14-year-old Memorial Middle School student was struck by a white SUV on Tuesday morning at the intersection of Old National and Legion while going to school.

    According to the police accident report, the 41-year-old female driver of the SUV had just dropped off her daughter at the school and did not see the teenage boy crossing the crosswalk due to poor visibility caused by sun glare.

    Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño said EMS responded to the accident, but the juvenile’s injuries appeared to be minor.