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Today's News

  • Woman hurt in DWI crash

    A 34-year-old Las Vegas woman is facing criminal charges after she allegedly got behind the wheel after drinking and crashed into a home on Eighth Street early Thursday morning, severely injuring herself and a passenger in her vehicle.

  • City attorney cited in hit and run

    Las Vegas City Attorney Dave Romero finds himself in a sticky situation after he allegedly wrecked into city property and then drove away.

    The incident occurred on the morning of April 10. Citations in the case were filed last Monday — 11 days after the accident happened. Online court records show that Romero was cited for three misdemeanors: failure to give information and render aid, failure to give immediate notice of accidents and careless driving.

  • Beautifying Lincoln Park
  • Dual canonization for former Popes

    By Daniela Petroff
    and Nicole Winfield
    The Associated Press

    VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis declared Popes John XXIII and John Paul II saints before some 800,000 people on Sunday in an unprecedented ceremony made even more historic by the presence of emeritus Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter’s Square.

    Never before have a reigning pope and a retired pope celebrated Mass together in public, much less at an event honoring two of their most famous predecessors.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - April 28, 2014

    The Associated Press

    35K sign up for health plans

    SANTA FE — State officials report that nearly 35,000 New Mexicans have signed up for health insurance through a federal online marketplace since October.
    The figures released Friday are based on enrollment information supplied to the state’s insurance regulator by private insurance companies offering health plans through the exchange.
    The federal government says 8 million nationally have signed up for insurance coverage.

  • Looking Ahead - News - April 28, 2014

    Community education  initiative forum

    Public Education Department Secretary Hannah Skandera will speak at a Community Education Initiatives Forum to be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, at Memorial Middle School. More information is available by contacting the New Mexico Parent Teacher Association at nmpta@nmpta.org.

  • Looking Back - April 28, 2014

    In 1964
    Thursday, April 23 — Highlands University’s basketball star Bill Dinwiddie has received a watch as an award for being named to the United Press International and Associated Press Little All-America teams. The watch was donated by Gordon Jewelry and presented by Calvin Baker.

  • Weather - April 28, 2014

    Monday
    Areas of blowing dust after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Windy, with a northwest wind 25-35 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 27. Windy, with a northwest wind 25-30 mph, decreasing to 15-20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.

    Tuesday
    Sunny, with a high near 56. North wind 10-15 mph, becoming northeast in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 29.

    Wednesday

  • Highlands concert set for Friday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University Music Technology Program presents an Original Music Concert at 7 p.m. Friday in Ilfeld Auditorium.

    The styles of music featured are as varied as the students themselves, including rock, alternative, folk, hip-hop, singer-songwriter, and more.

    Department of Music professor Edward Harrington directs the Music Technology Program, and the concert.

  • Que Pasa - April 28, 2014

    WEDNESDAY
    MIÉRCOLES
    • Community Education Initiatives Forum, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30 at Memorial Middle School. State Public Education Department Secretary Hanna Skandera is scheduled to speak at 5:45 p.m. For more information, contact the New Mexico Parent Teacher Association by email at nmpta@nmpta.org.