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  • Brother of Syrian speaker killed

    The Associated Press

    BEIRUT — Gunmen killed the brother of Syria’s parliament speaker in a hail of bullets as he drove to work in Damascus on Tuesday, the state news agency said, as the international envoy for Syria warned the country could become another Somalia.

  • Looking Back - Nov. 7, 2012

    In 1962

    Monday, Nov. 5, — The following names will appear on the general election ballot in San Miguel County: State Rep. Position 1— Arcenio A. Gonzales, Democrat; George R. Hand, Republican; Position 2 — Fidel C. Gonzales, Democrat; Peter M. Gonzales, Republican; Position 3 — Simon (Jimmie) Bustamante, Democrat; Jose Felix Duran, Republican.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - Nov. 7, 2012

    International Culture Show is Thursday
    The International Culture Show will be held at 7 p.m. this Thursday at Ilfeld Auditorium. Tickets are $5 for NMHU staff, community members and senior citizens, $3 for students and children 10 and younger, and free for NMHU students with a valid ID.

  • Weather - Nov. 7, 2012

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 73. West wind 5-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 40. West wind 10-15 mph.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. West wind 10-20 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 40.

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Windy. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 35. Windy.

    Saturday

  • Lawsuit alleges civil rights violations

    The ongoing dispute between a state police officer and the mother of his two children is now the subject of a federal lawsuit.

    Rebecca Montoya filed a lawsuit earlier this year against Tom Lucero and state police. The lawsuit alleges that Montoya suffered a broken right wrist and other injuries when Lucero tried to arrest her outside the Las Vegas police station on Sept. 29, 2010. Montoya was nine months pregnant at the time and the suit alleges that Lucero attacked her while she was holding her then-17-month-old daughter.

  • Vegas native killed in Sunday rollover

    A 29-year-old Las Vegas native was killed Sunday morning in a single-vehicle accident, state police said.

    Anthony Otero, 29, was pronounced dead at the scene.

    State police Lt. Robert McDonald said police were notified of the accident just before 8 a.m. on Sunday. It occurred on a frontage road, about a mile south of Las Vegas.  

    Otero was driving a 2004 Lexus. McDonald said it left the roadway for some reason and rolled about three times. Otero was ejected.

  • Teacher aide cleared in student’s slapping

    The Associated Press

    ALAMOGORDO  — A former special education assistant in Alamogordo who was accused of battery for striking an autistic girl she said kicked her in the groin and knocked her glasses off has been acquitted by a jury.

    The Otero County jury acquitted Nancy Carroll of the misdemeanor charge after a one-day trial late last week, the Alamogordo Daily News reported.

    Prosecutors alleged that Carroll intentionally slapped the 12-year-old girl in the face during the July 11 incident.

  • East bus driver detained

    A 53-year-old Las Vegas City Schools bus driver was detained Monday morning after city police received a report that she was driving recklessly while transporting students, Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño said.

    The driver was taken to Alta Vista Regional Hospital for a blood test to determine whether she was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Montaño said charges in the case are pending further investigation, including the results of that blood test. Police suspect she may have been on prescription medication.

  • East, West lost students

    Enrollment has dropped at both West Las Vegas School District and Las Vegas City Schools, with the two districts having a combined 68 fewer students than this time last year.

    The biggest drop occurred at West, which has 59 fewer students this year. East has nine fewer students. The figures are based on the 40th day counts each district compiled.

    The drops might be linked to the decline in the area population. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, San Miguel County’s population dropped to 29,393 from 30,126 in 2000 – a decline of 733 people.

  • Final push - High number of votes already cast

    Candidates and political action committees are bombarding the airwaves with nasty ads in a last-ditch effort to convince undecided voters who they should cast their ballots for, but the end is in sight.

    Early voting ended Saturday. San Miguel County Clerk Melanie Rivera said 5,339 people have already voted early or absentee. Rivera called it a high number, saying she believes it’s many more than were cast during the primary.

    Tuesday is Election day for several key national, state and area races and ballot issues. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.