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  • Looking ahead - News - July 20, 2015

    Municipal Court closed this week
    Las Vegas Municipal Court will be closed July 20 through July 24. Staff will be attending Conferences thru out the week. Court will re-open July 27, 2015.

  • Weather - July 20, 2015

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Northwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms at night. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. East wind 5-10 mph, becoming north after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.

  • Medicaid enrollment surges

    By Christina A. Cassidy
    The Associated Press

    ATLANTA — More than a dozen states that opted to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act have seen enrollments surge way beyond projections, raising concerns that the added costs will strain their budgets when federal aid is scaled back starting in two years.

    Some lawmakers warn the price of expanding the health care program for poor and lower-income Americans could mean less money available for other state services, including education.

  • Rape, kidnapping charges filed

    A 34-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested and booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center Sunday in connection with a brutal attack of a woman in May.

    Gabriel Romero, who according to court documents resides on San Lucero Street, has been charged with kidnapping, a first-degree felony, criminal sexual penetration while armed with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, a third-degree felony. The incident occurred on May 27.

  • Beautification Block Party - Program gives hope to addicts

    Second chances don’t come easy for people struggling with alcoholism and other addictions. But one local program strives to show its clients that new beginnings are possible by restoring objects that have been cast aside or beautifying neglected infrastructure.

  • Arrest made in animal cruelty case

    The San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office has filed charges against two Las Vegas women in a case involving a dog that was found walking on exposed bone in February.

  • NM sees spike in overdose deaths

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Health officials are attributing a spike in overdose deaths to a rise in prescription opiate abuse.
    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports health officials saw two years of improving numbers before this year’s 20 percent jump in drug-related deaths from 2013.

    New Mexico’s overdose deaths reached 26.4 per 100,000 people, among the worst in the country.

    Department of Health epidemiologist Dr. Michael Landen says the new data shows the state is right back where it was two years ago.

  • Obama challenges critics of Iran deal

    By Julie Pace
    AP White House Correspondent

    WASHINGTON — Vigorously challenging his critics, President Barack Obama launched an aggressive and detailed defense of a landmark Iranian nuclear accord Wednesday, rejecting the idea that it leaves Tehran on the brink of a bomb and arguing the only alternative to the diplomatic deal is war.

  • Atomic bomb test 70th anniversary source of pride, anger

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    LOS ALAMOS — The unknown blast came during rainy season in the desolate New Mexico desert.

    Most residents of the historic Hispanic village of Tularosa had no phones or radios. So when word spread that Army officials said it was just an ammunition explosion, anxious residents relaxed despite the raining ash.

  • Testimony released from Rosenberg brother in famous spy case

    By Eric Tucker
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — The brother of Ethel Rosenberg, who was a star trial witness against his sister and brother-in-law in a sensational Cold War atomic spying case, never implicated his sister in an earlier appearance before a grand jury and said that they had never discussed her role “at all,” according to secret court records unsealed Wednesday.