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Today's News

  • Ags underdogs against St. Louis

    Staff and wire reports

    SAN JOSE, Calif. — After winning the Atlantic 10 tournament title, Saint Louis will start the NCAA tournament Thursday against WAC champion New Mexico State.

    Tipoff is around noon Mountain time on Thursday.

    The Billikens (27-6) were assigned a No. 4 seed Sunday after beating VCU to win just the second conference tournament title in school history.

  • West boasts intriguing matchups

    By John Marshall
    AP Basketball Writer

    Gonzaga got the seed it wanted, earning the No. 1 spot in the West Region of the NCAA tournament.

    The Zags have a seemingly easy opening-round game, facing a team that won its only NCAA tournament game 20 years ago.

    It gets quite a bit tougher for Gonzaga after that.

    Following an opening game against Southern University on Thursday in Salt Lake City, the Zags will have to get through a gauntlet of good teams.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March 20, 2013

    Wednesday
    No local varsity events scheduled

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • LCC at Adams State JV (DH), noon, Alamosa, Colo.
    • St. Mike’s Invite: Robertson vs. TBA, Santa Fe
    • Aztec Invite: West Las Vegas vs. Española Valley, 6:30 p.m., Aztec

    Softball
    • St. Mike’s Invite: Robertson vs. Albuquerque Academy, 2 p.m.; West Las Vegas vs. Española Valley, noon, Santa Fe
    Friday
    Baseball
    • NMHU at Colorado Mesa, 6 p.m., Grand Junction, Colo.

  • City police dogs moving on

    The Las Vegas Police Department is giving up its two canine officers.

    Officer Kiran, who has been with the Las Vegas police department for eight years, is being retired. She will be allowed to stay in the care of the officer who has been serving as her handler.

    Officer Chicco, who is 4 years old, is being transferred to another law enforcement agency in the state. Chicco was purchased with funding donated by Eagles Lodge.

    The City Council is scheduled to take formal action on approving the retirement and transfer at its meeting this Wednesday.

  • Tough loss
  • Plastic BBs fired at school bus

    Police are investigating an incident that occurred last week in which someone fired plastic BBs at a school bus with kids who were headed home.

    Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño said the incident occurred Wednesday afternoon near Legion Park Elementary School.

    No students were injured; the BBs struck the side of the bus.

    Montaño said there are no suspects at this time, although authorities do have a vehicle description. Police believe that an air BB gun was used, and they suspect that male teenagers were the ones who did it.

  • Lawmaker emails private under rule

    State lawmakers approved a rule last week that its sponsor says is meant to exempt legislators’ email and other documents from disclosure through the state’s open records law.

    House Concurrent Resolution 1, which was sponsored by House Minority Leader Donald Bratton, R-Hobbs, won final approval in the Senate shortly before midnight on Wednesday.

    Pete Campos, of Las Vegas, drew statewide attention for being the only senator to vote against the measure, which was opposed by the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government.

  • Tax bill OK’d before adjournment

    By Barry Massey and Jeri Clausing
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico lawmakers wrapped up their work Saturday by rushing through a last-minute package of business tax cuts supported by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez to encourage economic development.

    By approving the tax measure, the Democratic-controlled Legislature averted a possible special session later this year. The governor said she would sign the tax cuts as well as a $5.9 billion state budget she previously had threatened to veto.

  • Looking Back - March 18, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - News - March 18, 2013

    Fiesta de la Hispanidad is this Saturday
    The 19th Annual Fiesta de la Hispanidad will take place this Saturday at Ilfeld Auditorium. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Event starts at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 with ticket availability starting today across the street from Ilfeld from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call Donna Martinez at 454-3238 for ticket information or Sara at 454-0438.