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Today's News

  • Mavericks, Thunder lead new West

    By Jaime Aron
    AP Sports Writer

    DALLAS — Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan have been through so many playoff series, they would be good sources to discuss the prevailing themes in the Western Conference finals, like how valuable experience is at this stage and whether there’s such thing as too much rest between rounds.

    Only, Bryant and Duncan aren’t around. For just the second time since 1998, neither the Lakers nor the Spurs will represent the West in the NBA finals.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports May 18, 2011

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    THURSDAY
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Softball

  • City Schools bracing for cuts

    The Las Vegas City Schools district is anticipating a budget cut of more than $1 million for the upcoming school year.

    The anticipated budget reduction is the result of state cuts to K-12 education, federal stimulus funding going away and a drop in special education students, school officials said during Thursday evening’s board work session.

    The school district’s current year operating budget $15.1 million. When grants and all other funding is added in, the district’s total budget for the current year is nearly $27 million.

  • Valdez visits Las Vegas
  • I made it!

    He has protected presidents and a former pope, met Nelson Mandela and other world leaders and traveled the world.

    “If a small town kid like me with a couple of degrees from Highlands University can stand with the president of the United States of America and work in the White House keeping this country safe, anything is possible,” said Hector Hernandez, an El Paso, Texas, native and 19-year veteran of the U.S. Secret Service.

  • Vegas man pleads guilty to robbery

    A Las Vegas man faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to robbing a Wells Fargo Bank in Santa Fe, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.

    Eric Schlenker, 43, entered his guilty plea in federal court in Albuquerque Thursday. He has been in federal custody since he was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Santa Fe Police Department in February.

    A sentencing date has yet to be set.

  • Fugitive captured in Mora County

    A man described by authorities as Colorado’s third-most-wanted fugitive was captured last week in Mora County where he was living with his pregnant girlfriend.

    Craig Anthony Rodriguez, 30, is jailed at the San Miguel County Detention Center and is awaiting extradition back to Colorado, Mora County Sheriff Thomas Garza said in an e-mail late Thursday.

    Rodriguez was wanted on five felony warrants charging him with two counts of escape, and one count each of dangerous drugs, domestic violence and parole violations.

  • State judge indicted

    The Associated Press

    LAS CRUCES — State District Court Judge Michael T. Murphy of Las Cruces has been indicted on bribery charges, authorities said.

    The Ninth Judicial District Attorney announced the indictment late Friday night, the Las Cruces Sun reported.

    A Dona Ana County grand jury indictment includes demanding or receiving a bribe; bribery of a public officer or employee; bribing, intimidating or retaliating against a witness; and criminal solicitation.

  • Looking Back

    In 1911

    Will Rogers and Joe Wiggins, the self-confessed kidnapers of Baby Waldo Rogers, son of attorney and Mrs. A.T. Rogers Jr., who was stolen from the home of his parents in this city on March 29, last, and later returned on the payment of a ransom of $12,000, were brought to Las Vegas this afternoon at 2 o’clock from Santa Fe. The accused men were expected to be arraigned late this evening before Judge C.J. Roberts to plead to the indictments returned against them.

  • Looking Ahead

    City Council meeting Wednesday

    The Las Vegas City Council will meet Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the city council chambers. A city Housing Commission meeting will precede the council meeting at 5:30 p.m., also at the city council chambers.