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  • In Brief - News - April 5, 2017

    The Associated Press

    Woman killed with ax
    A man accused of shooting and wounding a southern New Mexico sheriff’s deputy during a struggle at a hospital was charged Monday in the ax killing of a woman whose head was nearly severed.

    An arrest warrant and criminal complaint filed in Lincoln County Magistrate Court charged Andrew Poteet Magill, 25, with murder in the killing late Saturday of Mary Ann Moorhouse at a ranch about 10 miles east of the city of Ruidoso Downs.

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  • Weather - April 5, 2017


    HIGH 56° / LOW 30°
    Sunny, with a high near 56. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Wednesday night — mostly clear, with a low around 30.
    6:41 a.m. to 7:26 p.m.


    HIGH 64° / LOW 35°
    Sunny, with a high near 64. North wind 5 to 15 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
    Thursday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 35.
    6:40 a.m. to 7:27 p.m.

  • Villanueva man charged in murder

    After allegedly dumping a man’s body into the Pecos River, a Villanueva man is charged with an open count of murder.

    Richard Joseph Griego, 30, was arrested by New Mexico State Police in connection with the death of Jimmy Griego, whose relationship or other connection to the suspect was not immediately clear.

    A witness reportedly told police she saw a man throwing her cousin, identified as Jimmy Griego, off the Pecos River bridge on N.M. Highway 3 near Ribera this past Tuesday afternoon.

  • Car vs. house - LV man charged after police chase ends in crash

    A Las Vegas man is facing multiple traffic charges after allegedly crashing his car into a house on the corner of Tilden and Grand on March 26.

    Jesse Romero, 40, of the 1400 block of Eighth Street, is charged with two counts of resisting, obstructing or evading an officer, driving with a revoked license, seven counts of failure to stop, one count of failure to yield, speeding by 36 mph or greater over the limit, driving on the wrong side of the roadway, reckless driving and failure to obey a traffic control device.

  • Prevention measures - Police officers promote safety, respect

    District Attorney Richard D. Flores and the Las Vegas Police Department have collaborated in an effort to prevent crimes this summer. The district attorney’s Community Outreach Program, under the coordination of Melanie Gallegos, is focused on prevention in hopes of reducing crime in the area.

  • Lujan takes shots at AHCA

    In light of the demise of the Republican-backed American Health Care Act the previous day, last Saturday’s town hall meeting presented by Congressman Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., felt more like a victory lap for Lujan and the bill’s other opponents.

  • Sexual violence targeted by forum

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas will kick off a new initiative April 4 at Highlands University aimed at reducing sexual violence on campuses.

    “I am proud to announce my office’s launch of the statewide Conscious Campus initiative to address the issue of sexual violence on New Mexico college campuses,” Balderas said. “I applaud my alma mater, Highlands University, and other participating colleges in New Mexico for taking steps toward making their campuses safer.

  • Cash reserves threatened

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Concerns about New Mexico’s short-term cash reserves are taking center stage as state lawmakers await anticipated veto decisions by Gov. Susana Martinez on a budget for the coming fiscal year.