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  • Weather - Dec. 2, 2011

    Friday
    A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 34. East wind around 10 mph, becoming south.  Snow showers likely at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. South wind 5-10 mph, becoming west. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

    Saturday
    A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. North wind around 10 mph. A 20 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13.

    Sunday

  • Praising troops’ sacrifice

    By Rebecca Santana
    The Associated Press

    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq  — Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday thanked U.S. and Iraqi troops for sacrifices that he said allowed for the end of the nearly nine-year-long war, even as attacks around the country killed 20 people, underscoring the security challenges Iraq still faces.

  • In Brief - National News - Dec. 2, 2011

    From The Associated Press

    3 arrested in pirating case
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — State police have arrested a Providence video store owner and two employees on charges they were selling pirated movies worth $370,000 in what is believed to be the largest seizure of its kind in New England since 1996.

    Lt. Michael Winquist said Thursday 37,000 videos in Broad Street Video's inventory were pirated. He says store owner Kevin Duffney and employees John Graham and Sinelly Diaz were arrested on Tuesday.

  • Hispanic group allowed in NM redistricting

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A Hispanic civil rights group will be allowed to participate in a trial next week to decide the boundaries of New Mexico’s three congressional districts, a state district court judge ruled Wednesday.

    The New Mexico League of United Latin American Citizens, or LULAC, planned to offer a proposal for a Hispanic majority congressional district in southern and west-central New Mexico, but District Court Judge James Hall said the group must meet tight deadlines for a trial starting Monday.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Dec. 2, 2011

    From The Associated Press

    Gov. trims cell phone use
    SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez says her administration expects to save about $320,000 this year by reducing the use of cell phones in state agencies.

    The governor’s office said Wednesday the number of smartphones, such as a BlackBerry, and other wireless devices has been trimmed by 500 through the first nine months of the year. Part of the savings is from pooling wireless plans for multiple users.

  • Go Fish - Dec. 2, 2011

    FISHING REPORT, NOV. 29
    This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    COYOTE CREEK: The flow is 2.4 cfs. No report.

  • Benavidez murder trial begins

    The murder trial of Louis “Louie” Benavidez began Monday with a prosecutor painting him as a man hellbent on revenge and his public defender telling jurors his client wasn’t the shooter.

    Benavidez, 56, is charged with an open count of murder and evidence tampering in the Sept. 25, 2009, killing of Kevin Duran, his cousin. Duran, 32, was shot twice outside the single-wide mobile home at 814 Chavez St. where he had been staying with his girlfriend Amy Mares and her children.

  • Crash
  • Mixed Report Card

    Both students and alumni at New Mexico Highlands University give the school high marks, but the school’s graduation and retention rates are among the lowest in the state.

    Those are among the highlights of the latest Performance Effectiveness Report submitted to state lawmakers and others this month by the Council of University Presidents. The report serves as a report card, detailing how each of the state’s six-year universities are performing in several key areas.

  • In Brief - News - Nov. 30, 2011

    Optic and Wire Reports
     

    City cops launch gun probe

    The Las Vegas Police Department has launched an administrative investigation into an accusation that an officer left a weapon in a bathroom stall at the local Walmart.

    “We are looking into that matter,” Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño said. “We have an administrative investigation ongoing to find out, one if it did happen, and then two, if it did, what the specifics are.”