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  • Boy faces juvenile charges in school shooting

    By Russell Contreras and Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ROSWELL — Investigators have turned up evidence that the 12-year-old boy who opened fire on a crowd of students in a New Mexico middle school gym had planned the attack and warned some classmates to stay away moments before the gunfire rang out.

  • Looking Back - Jan. 17, 2014

    In 1964

  • Looking Ahead - News - Jan. 17, 2014

    R.H.S. Blood drive

    Robertson High School will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, in Mike Marr Gym. To make an appointment or for more information, call Bryanna Duran at 426-6007 or Donna Ortiz at 429-4698.
     

  • Weather - Jan. 17, 2014

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 53. Northwest wind around 5 mph, becoming west in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 25. Northwest wind 5-10 mph.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 52. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming east in the afternoon. Clear at night, with a low around 25.

    Sunday
    Sunny, with a high near 56. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 29.

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 53.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:09 a.m. to 5:13 p.m.

  • Jail Log - Jan. 17, 2014

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Jan. 5 and Jan. 12:
    Gary Romero, 40, battery
    Roger Romero, 52, 30-day commitment
    Samantha Martinez, 29, failure to comply with conditions of probation
    Ryan Lucero, 22, eight-day sanction
    Miguel Martinez, 64, person under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs, traffic offense, driving on suspended/revoked license
    Greg Martinez, 27, positive UA
    Juan Gutierrez, 28, hold for court, failure to pay fines, failure to appear

  • 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.