Today's News

  • ‘Big Papi’ era ends in Boston; Indians win

    By Jimmy Golen
    The Associated Press

    BOSTON — The ball settled into the right fielder’s glove, the Cleveland Indians poured onto the diamond and the Fenway fans fell silent.

    Then, slowly from the crowd rose a chant of “Pa-pi!”

  • YABL sign-up ongoing

    Through Oct. 31, the City of Las Vegas Recreation Department is signing up players for some of its annual youth basketball leagues.

    Registration ($40 fee per player) is open to boys in grades three to seven (non-school players) and to both boys and girls, kindergarten through second grades.

    Coaches are also being sought and should complete applications available at Rodriguez Park Recreation Office on Grant Street and at City Hall.

    The season runs from November to February.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 12, 2016

    • Memorial Middle School vs. Taos, 4 p.m., MMS gym
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., WLVMS gym

    Cross country
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Bernalillo, 3 p.m., Bernalillo
    • Memorial Middle School at Raton, 4 p.m., Raton
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Pojoaque, 4 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • Robertson boys and girls at Pojoaque Valley, 3 and 4:30 p.m., Jacona

  • Republicans reeling after Trump's vulgar comments revealed

    By Julie Pace and Jonathan Lemire
    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — In a videotaped midnight apology, Donald Trump declared "I was wrong and I apologize" after being caught on tape making shockingly vulgar and sexually charged comments. Yet he also defiantly dismissed the revelations as "nothing more than a distraction" from a decade ago and signaled he would close his presidential campaign by arguing rival Hillary Clinton has committed greater sins against women.

  • ‘A sense of hope’ - City voices support for AWC

    Vick Evans caught herself in a bad situation one morning in early September while walking to her job at Highlands University. A large brown dog had knocked her down at Washington and Eighth, causing her head to bounce off a concrete sidewalk.  

    She suffered a concussion and was forced to seek medical attention. She ended up missing several days of work and is only now starting to feel better.

    Evans said her family called local police to report the loose dog and the injury that the animal caused. But despite their calls, the dog remained on the loose.

  • Divided America: Gender equality in 2016? It’s complicated

    Editor’s note: This is part of Divided America, AP’s ongoing exploration of the economic, social and political divisions in American society.

    By David Crary
    AP National Writer

    For weeks after the vote, the abuse kept coming: Venomous, sexist phone calls and emails, venting rage at the five women on Seattle’s City Council who outvoted four men to derail a sports arena project.

    “Disgraceful hag” was one of the milder messages. “Go home and climb in the oven,” one councilor was told.

  • Beth Speaks for Herself - Get ready! Get set! Vote!

    By Beth Urech

    Let’s get the vote out! Be sure to register. Be sure your registration is up to date.

    The deadline to register and be eligible to vote in the November general election is Tuesday.

  • Religious leaders criticize GOP for death penalty decision

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Religious leaders in New Mexico are slamming the governor and House Republicans for voting to reinstate the death penalty during an all-night special session, leaving little opportunity for a debate.

    While the efforts were made futile after the Senate refused to consider the bill, the condemnation is indicative of the conflict the issue is sure to draw when the Legislation reconvenes in January, The Santa Fe New Mexican reported.

  • Trial set for mom, others charged in girl’s death

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    Three suspects charged in the horrific killing and rape of a 10-year-old New Mexico girl will stand trial next October, a judge in the case ruled Friday.

    Fabian Gonzales, Jessica Kelley and the victim’s mother, Michelle Martens, will begin their cases Oct. 2, 2017, in the death of Victoria Martens, unless they later decide to have separate trials, Albuquerque District Court Judge Charles Brown said.

  • In Brief - News - Oct. 9, 2016

    The Associated Press
    20 overdose deaths this year
    SANTA FE — State authorities say they’re investigating 20 drug overdose deaths in New Mexico this year that were likely caused by illicitly manufactured fentanyl.

    The New Mexico Department of Health and the state Office of the Medical Investigator say that of the 20 deaths, 11 also had methamphetamine present in toxicology results.

    The overdose victims ranged in age from 17 to 63 and 85 percent were male.