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Today's News

  • Feds find pattern of excessive force in APD

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday said institutional reform centered on more training and tools for officers is needed to curb the “patterns of excessive force” that were turned up by a civil investigation of the Albuquerque Police Department.

  • Lawyer: Stabbing suspect like ‘deer in headlights’

    By Jesse Washington and Kevin Begos
    The Associated Press

    MURRYSVILLE, Pa. — The 16-year-old boy charged in a stabbing spree at a high school outside Pittsburgh was not a problem student or outcast like those who have been involved in other school violence across the country, and was “like a deer in the headlights” hours after the attack, frightened and depressed, his attorney said Thursday.

  • State not planning larger women’s prison

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration isn’t looking to expand the state women’s prison despite requesting proposals from private prison contractors for a facility with up to 850 beds, according to a Corrections Department official.

    Department spokeswoman Alex Tomlin said the agency has no intention of building a new prison and isn’t seeking a larger women’s prison at this time.

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  • Jazz Ensemble concert Wed.

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University Jazz Ensemble presents a concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the theater of the Student Union Building at National Avenue and Eighth Street.

    “This performance space is smaller than most concert halls, and provides a more intimate setting that is often appropriate for jazz performances,” said Edward Harrington, director of bands for Highlands University in the Department of Music.  

  • Concert Choir to perform Mozart and Fauré Sunday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University Concert Choir will present Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Fauré’s Requiem at 3 p.m. Sunday in Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave.

    Andre García-Nuthmann, director of Highlands University’s choral and vocal program, will direct the concert.

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  • Que Pasa - April 11, 2014

    TODAY HOY
    • Robertson High School will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 11 at the Mike Marr gym. Call Bryanna Duran at 426-6007 or Donna Ortiz at 429-4698 to sign up. United Blood Services, which is conducting the drive, recommends that donors give blood three times a year.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - April 11, 2014

    THUMBS UP! ANOTHER STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
    We were remiss last week in our failure to congratulate the Pecos High School cheer squad for capturing its third consecutive State Spirit Competition title on March 29 at the Pit. The squad and its coaches, Jessica and Michael Flores Jr., put in lots of hard work and time, and it’s great to see those investments paying off.

    THUMBS UP! BUSINESS SCHOOL REACCREDITED