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Today's News

  • Iran deal a significant step

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and was originally published in that newspaper last week.

    The historic agreement between Iran and six nations led by the United States, announced by President Barack Obama early Tuesday morning, sets the stage for containing the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran for more than a decade.

  • State brackets unfold

    La Plaza’s Majors (11-12) baseball All-Stars bounced back from an opening round loss to extend their state tournament run this past weekend in Los Lunas.

    In bracket play hosted by Enchantment Little League, La Plaza endured a 16-1 defeat to Los Alamos County on Friday. But the team won 4-2 Saturday in the playback bracket and was to have another elimination game — against Shorthorn — on Sunday.

    All state tourneys are double-elimination in format.

  • Error tips walk-off win to Isotopes

    Roger Bernadina scored a walk-off winning run courtesy of a miscue by Las Vegas pitcher Zach Thornton to lift the Albuquerque Isotopes to a stirring 5-4 win Saturday night at The Lab.

    The teams had marched in lock step with one another throughout the game prior to the decisive play.

  • Robbers to wrap up on road

    So much for a long goodbye.

    Saturday’s Las Vegas Train Robbers matinee at New Mexico Highlands University’s Brandt Park never made it to the field.

    The game had been expected to be the final home appearance of the Train Robbers this season. But it ended up being cancelled by Friday, with the second half of a peculiar two-city doubleheader remaining intact at Santa Fe’s Fort Marcy Park.

    The reason? A source close to the team said the team and NMHU had a dispute over facility usage that led to the game’s cancellation.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July 20, 2015

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Reno Aces, 8:05 p.m., Reno, Nev.
    Softball
    • Las Vegas adult league games: MEN, Balls Deep vs. Vegas Boys, 6 p.m.; Sons of Pitches, 7:30 p.m.; Hackers vs. V-Town Grizzlies, 8:30 p.m., city softball complex
    • State Little League tournaments, various sites

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Garden City Wind, 6 p.m., Garden City, Kans.
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Reno Aces, 8:05 p.m., Reno, Nev.
    Softball

  • 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.