Local News

  • Looking Ahead - News - Nov. 30, 2012

    Holiday music at museum

    Annual Holiday Musical at the city museum, 1:30 p.m. this Saturday at the museum on Grand Avenue. The West Las Vegas Middle and High School choirs, under the direction of Sarah Oliver Tenorio, will perform sing-along musical selections while accompanied by Ann Mishler on the square grand piano.

  • Weather - Nov. 30, 2012

    Sunny, with a high near 65. West wind 10-15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 36. West wind 10-15 mph.

    Sunny, with a high near 68. West wind 10-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 32.

    Sunny, with a high near 66. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 37.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 63 and a low around 25.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:51 a.m. to 4:48 p.m.

  • Correction - Nov. 30, 2012

    In the Nov. 12 article on the veterans program Paws and Stripes, hometown native Miguel Suazo’s education was misrepresented. Suazo did his undergraduate studies as Georgetown University and attended law school at the University of New Mexico.

  • Plea reached over fake audit

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The former controller of the New Mexico Finance Authority is expected to plead guilty Thursday to charges of forgery and securities fraud for faking the agency’s financial audit that was distributed to bond investors earlier this year, a state official confirmed to The Associated Press.

  • Teen facing two murder charges

    The Associated Press
    TUCUMCARI — An eastern New Mexico teenager is facing two murder charges in the deaths of his adoptive mother and sister, state police said.

    The 14-year-old boy was being held Tuesday night at the Quay County Juvenile Detention Center. The Associated Press is not identifying the teen because he is a juvenile.

    A call came into to police before midnight Monday about shots fired at a home near Tucumcari. Officers arrived to find the bodies of 67-year-old Sue Day and her biological daughter, 49-year-old Sherry Folts.

  • In Brief - News - Nov. 30, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Five people fired at lab
    LOS ALAMOS — Officials say five members of the Los Alamos National Laboratory security force were fired because of “unauthorized visitors” at the shooting range.
    The Los Alamos Monitor reports that the lab said Wednesday that the unauthorized visitors were allowed access to the shooting range and allowed to “operate a variety of firearms.”

  • BREAKING - Early morning fire leaves one dead

    One person perished in an early morning blaze at the Enchanted Hills Mobile Home Park, but authorities have yet to release the individual’s identity, saying that the Office of the Medical Investigator will need to make a positive identification.

    Las Vegas firefighters were dispatched to the mobile home at about 1 a.m., said Fire Chief Phillip Mares. He said the initial call they received was that there were possibly three people inside the home.

  • City official questions bid

    The City of Las Vegas Housing Authority Commission is poised to award a bid for a fencing project to a company with ties to a man who has been charged with fraud, embezzlement, forgery and identity theft.

    The bid is for a fencing project on New Mexico Avenue and Church Street. Bids for the project were opened on Nov. 15, and Xtreme Builders Construction LLC. had the lowest one.

  • ‘Tis the season. . .
  • Man accused of defrauding CASA

    A former employee at Luna Community College has been charged with fraud for allegedly bilking a local non-profit group that advocates for children out of nearly $2,100.

    Michael A. Adams, 54, who resides on the 2500 block of Hot Springs Boulevard, was charged in late October with a single count of fraud between $500 and $2,500, a fourth-degree felony. Online court records indicate that Adams, a former information technology director at Luna, avoided arrest by surrendering himself to the court earlier this month. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 11.