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  • Bin Laden’s death tops ‘11 list

    By David Crary
    AP National Writer

    NEW YORK — The killing of Osama bin Laden during a raid by Navy SEALs on his hideout in Pakistan was the top news story of 2011, followed by Japan’s earthquake/tsunami disaster, according to The Associated Press’ annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors.

  • Vegas man charged with bigamy

    An 85-year-old Las Vegas man has been charged with bigamy after state police obtained evidence that the man had not legally divorced his first wife, according to reports.

    Joe M. Olivas of 1210 Montezuma Ave. was arrested Tuesday. He was charged with a single count of bigamy, a fourth-degree felony in New Mexico.

    According to the statement of probable cause, Olivas admitted to being aware that he was married to two women, saying he “was lonely” after more than two years apart from his wife.

  • Luna board tables employee raises

    The employees of Luna Community College will have to wait at least a little longer before a decision is made regarding raises.

    On Tuesday, the Board of Trustees tabled a mid-year compensation increase as some of the trustees questioned the fairness of the proposed increase.

    The board is now scheduled to take up the issue again on Jan. 14.

  • Senior Profile - Jane Hyatt

    Jane N. Hyatt calls herself a curmudgeon (a surly or bad-tempered person). Maybe so, but a loveable one, who shoots straight, and that’s often preferred to mealy-mouthing.

    A Las Vegan since her arrival in 1992, she’s also an accomplished writer, but more on that later.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Dec. 30, 2011

    From The Associated Press

    Man accused of shooting dog

    A Roswell man accused of shooting his family’s dog was arrested on an animal cruelty charge.

    KRQE-TV reported that 25-year-old Robert Youngblood shot his family’s 2-year-old pit bull mix in the leg on Saturday. The dog, whose name is Spike, survived the shooting.

    The bullet went through the dog’s leg and missed bones and arteries.

  • Jail Log - Dec. 30, 2011

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center by area law enforcement between Dec. 21 and Dec. 28:

    Jason Williams, 27, aggravated stalking
    Marcos Carrillo, 34, contempt of court.
    Juan Maes, 58, failure to report to parole officer, failure to obtain travel permit
    Antonio Goke, 19, false imprisonment, battery and assault
    Brant Roybal, 21, aggravated burglary
    Crystal Quihuis, 24, failure to pay fines, failure to register for DUI school

  • Looking Back - Dec. 30, 2011

    In 1911

    Saturday, Dec. 30 — The costumes for the big masquerade ball to be given Monday evening by the East Las Vegas firemen arrived today from Denver and are on display in the Coors building, Sixth and Lincoln. The room will be kept open tonight, Sunday and Monday, and those who desire costumes should purchase early. There is a wide variety from which to choose.

  • Looking Ahead - Dec. 30, 2011

    Polar plunge this Sunday

    Every year, for 15 years, a dedicated group has jumped into the frigid waters of Storrie Lake, often times alongside floating chunks of ice, to bring in the new year. This year, of course, is no exception. The 16th annual Polar Bear Plunge will take place at noon on Sunday, New Year’s Day, at Storrie Lake just north of Las Vegas. The public is invited to attend and, if you are so inclined, make the jump yourself.

  • Weather - Dec. 30, 2011

    Sunny, with a high near 57. West wind around 5 mph.Mostly clear at night, with a low around 27. West wind around 10 mph.

    Sunny, with a high near 57. West wind 10-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 24.

    New Year’s Day
    Sunny, with a high near 41. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 23.

    Sunny. High near 46 and a low around 24.

  • In Brief - News - Dec. 30, 2011

    From The Associated Press

    U.S. targets laundering
    WASHINGTON  — The Obama administration has hit two men with sanctions for allegedly laundering money on behalf of Mexican and Colombian drug cartels.

    The move blocks any assets in the U.S. belonging to Lebanese-Colombian nationals Jorge Fadlallah Cheaitelly and Mohamad Zouheir El Khansa, and blocks Americans from doing business with them.