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  • Weather - May 24, 2013

    Friday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. South wind 5-10 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 49. South wind 15-20 mph, decreasing to 10-15 mph after midnight.

    Saturday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. South wind 10-20 mph. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.

  • In Brief - News - May 24, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Free admission for military

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s 15 state-run museums and historic sites will be free this summer for active duty members of the military and their families.
    The free admission will be offered from Memorial Day through Labor Day as part of the national Blue Star Museums program.

  • Obama defends drone strikes

    By Julie Pace and Lara Jakes
    The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Thursday defended America’s controversial drone attacks as legal, effective and a necessary linchpin in an evolving U.S. counterterrorism policy. But he acknowledged the targeted strikes are no “cure-all” and said he is haunted by the civilians unintentionally killed.

  • Learning process
  • Memorial Day closings

    Below are some of the government agencies, banks and schools that will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day.
    • City of Las Vegas offices: Closed
    • Trash pickup: Commercial routes will run as normal. Residential routes scheduled for Monday will be picked up on Tuesday. The transfer station will be closed Monday. If there is a problem, call 429-0214
    • Abelino Montoya Recreation Center: Open regular hours 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday
    • Carnegie Public Library: Closed

  • 2 charged in stabbing case

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    Two Las Vegas men are behind bars after allegedly stabbing another man at a house party on the 2000 block of Church Street early Saturday morning.

    Joshua Lucero, 23, of the 300 block of Santa Fe Street and Johnathan Vigil, 21, of the 1500 block of Romero Street, both in Las Vegas, are charged with aggravated battery and conspiracy in the stabbing of Keith Tarr, according to a probable cause statement filed in the case at San Miguel Magistrate Court.

  • ‘The ultimate fight’ - Graduate has been battling cancer

    For many teens, high school years are about proms, homecoming, Friday night football games, basketball games and plenty of fun. For Kayla Romero they were filled with countless doctor visits, trips to Denver for treatments, and hospital stays as she battled re-occurring Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

    But Romero has refused to let the devastating disease get the best of her. On Friday evening, Romero will join her Mora High School classmates and receive a diploma that she worked tirelessly for despite battling the disease not once but twice during her four years of high school.

  • Gov pushing summer reading

    Gov. Susana Martinez is challenging New Mexico students entering the second, third and fourth grades to read over the summer by offering them prizes and chances to win grand prizes like a hot air balloon ride with her, the chance to be a Junior Zookeeper for a day at the ABQBioPark and even an all-expenses-paid family trip to Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Fla.

  • Suspects in murder, arson captured

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    Las Vegas police now have three suspects in custody in connection with the Saturday morning shooting death of Angel Arroyo, 32, at an apartment on the 1100 block of 12th  Street that was then torched in an apparent effort to cover up the crime.

    “We cannot stop every major crime but we have proven to be very successful at apprehending suspects on major crimes very quickly in order to keep our community safe,” said Christian Montano, Las Vegas Police Chief.

  • Oklahoma twister devastates suburb

    By Nomaan Merchant and Tim Talley
    The Associated Press

    MOORE, Okla.  — Emergency crews combed the sticks and rubble remains of an Oklahoma City suburb Tuesday morning less than a day after a massive tornado slammed through the community, flattening homes and demolishing an elementary school. At least 24 people were killed, including at least seven children, and those numbers were expected to climb.

    As the sun rose over the shattered community of Moore, the state medical examiner’s office cut the estimated death toll by more than half.