Local News

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  • Benavidez found guilty

    Friends and family of Kevin Duran cried as the man accused of killing him was found guilty of first-degree murder Friday afternoon.

    The 10-woman, two-man jury hearing the case convicted Louis “Louie” Benavidez also of tampering with evidence, apparently shrugging off the defense argument that the Las Vegas Police Department investigation into the shooting was sloppy and that Benavidez wasn’t the man who shot and killed Duran on Sept. 25, 2009.

  • Electrifying
  • Teen accused of snatching woman’s purse

    A Las Vegas teen who was at a woman’s home to repay her for taking money from her bank account during an earlier incident apparently could not resist stealing her purse when she turned around to give him change, according to a court document.

    Now the 17-year-old teen is facing criminal charges.

    State police filed a probable cause statement in state District Court in Las Vegas accusing him with the unlawful taking of a credit card, fraud, larceny, fraudulent use of a credit card and resisting, evading or obstructing an officer.

  • Promotions
  • Snow, frigid temps move into region

    Two winter storm systems moved through the region over the weekend, giving way to clearer skies but colder temperatures by Sunday.

    And, according to the National Weather Service, there’s more to come.

    Another stronger winter weather system was expected to hit New Mexico, including the Las Vegas area, by Sunday night, and continue through Monday.

    Snow and single-digit temperatures were in the forecast for Monday and Tuesday.

  • PNM wants to halt plant emissions upgrade

    FARMINGTON (AP) — Public Service Co. of New Mexico wants a federal appeals court to set aside a decision requiring it to upgrade pollution controls at its coal-fired plant outside Farmington.

  • Looking Back - Dec. 5, 2011

    In 1911

    Monday, Dec. 4 — This afternoon at 2 o’clock, the canvassing board of the November election began the actual count and tabulation. All of last week and this forenoon, in the council chamber at the Capitol, were devoted to checking up missing returns. The missing ballot boxes from Quay county arrived last night but the keys to them were not enclosed. The last of the missing returns, those from several precincts in Taos and Rio Arriba Counties, are expected on Tonight’s train. 

  • Looking Ahead - Dec. 5, 2011

    SynergyFest planning meeting is Wednesday

    The first planning meeting for the ninth Annual SynergyFest will be at 5:15 p.m. this Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the New Mexico Highlands University Donnelly Library room 325. For more information, call Cheryl Zebrowski at 718-6932.

  • Weather - Dec. 5, 2011

    Snow; could be heavy at times. High near 17. East wind 10-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New snow accumulation of 3-7 inches possible. A 50 percent chance of snow showers at night, with a low around 2. Wind chill values as low as -5. East wind 5-10 mph.

    A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 20. East wind around 5 mph becoming south. Mostly clear Tuesday night, with a low around 3.