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  • Murder trial delay expected

    The Las Vegas man charged with fatally stabbing another man to death on June 17 was slated to go on trial Tuesday, but that has been delayed.

    Jude Lucero, 40, is facing a single count of second-degree murder. If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in prison.

    The defense had asked District Judge Abigail Aragon for a delay in the trial. Aragon, who is presiding over the case, said during a Nov. 24 docket call hearing said she wasn’t inclined to grant a continuance. But now it appears the trial won’t take place until January.

  • Task force: Water supplies at risk

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico is undoubtedly dealing with a dire situation caused by the persistent drought, and there’s no telling when conditions will improve, researchers from universities around the state said Tuesday.

    The task force of experts from New Mexico State University, the University of New Mexico and New Mexico Tech delivered their preliminary findings on the vulnerability of the state’s water supplies during an interim legislative meeting.

  • Police look into dropped rape case

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico State Police is investigating how it failed to follow up on child sexual-abuse allegations made three years ago against a man now accused of abusing another victim, the agency’s top official said.

    Chief Pete Kassetas told the Albuquerque Journal on Thursday that he has “lost sleep” over the case.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Dec. 8, 2014

    The Associated Press
    DA under investigation

    ALBUQUERQUE — Bernalillo County’s district attorney is facing accusations that she offered to reimburse burglary victims to keep her son from being implicated as a suspect.
    The Albuquerque Journal reported Sunday that Albuquerque detectives say there is probable cause to file felony charges against District Attorney Kari Brandenburg.

  • Looking Back - Dec. 8, 2014

    In 1964
    Friday, Dec. 4 — New recruits enlisted in November were sworn in to the Las Vegas Unit of the National Guard. They are Pablo Martinez, Encarnacion Hernandez, William Rudolph, Robert Padilla, Marvin Vigil, Geronimo Esquibel, Alfredo Garcia Jr. and Jose F. Aragon. They were sworn in by Lt. Leroy Apodaca.

  • Looking ahead - News - Dec. 8, 2014

    Story Time at Carnegie Library
    Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 10 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Christmas Mice!” by Bethany Roberts. Free and open to the public.
     

  • Weather - Dec. 8, 2014

    Monday
    Mostly sunny with a high near 56. West wind around 5 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

    Tuesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. South wind 5 to 10 mph

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 55.

    Thursday
    Sunny, with a high near 59

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:58 a.m. to 4:47 p.m.

  • Man charged in assault

    A 24-year-old Las Vegas man is facing multiple felony charges after he allegedly held a knife to an acquaintance’s neck and ordered him to drive him around town Wednesday night.

    Jason A. Jaramillo, of the 2000 block of East Drive, has been charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, a third-degree felony, two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, fourth-degree felonies, and one count of battery, a petty misdemeanor.

  • Lots planned for weekend - Parade, play, tours on tap here

    Las Vegas is officially in the holiday spirit with plenty of events this weekend. There will be activities for all ages starting tonight (Friday).

  • NM struggles despite federal largess

    By Jeri Clausing and Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    LOS ALAMOS — Tucked in the mountains of one of the poorest states is one of the nation’s wealthiest counties: Los Alamos, which, except for its landscapes, looks decidedly unlike the rest of New Mexico.