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Today's News

  • Crespin boxing in the other Vegas

    Arturo Crespin is headed to Sin City.

    The Meadow City middleweight will be boxing Christopher Pearson in a six-round match on Friday night at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

  • Stonewalling hindering probe

    It’s been nearly two months since staff at students at Robertson High discovered toilets filled with dog food, floors covered with syrup and flour and graffiti on the walls, but the perpetrators have yet to face any consequences.

    According to a June 29 police report, state police have hit a brick wall in the case due to uncooperative witnesses and are considering it closed for now.  

  • On the front lines - Firefighter earns elite honor

    Leonard Lucero is no stranger to danger. As a wildland firefighter, Lucero is frequently in dangerous situations, but he does it to help others.

    Lucero, a Las Vegas native, has fought numerous fires since joining the force on March 15, 1988. So it’s no surprise that the recent tragedy in Arizona struck home. Nineteen firefighters were killed on June 30 when they became trapped within the Yarnell Hill Fire.

  • Magistrate accused of wrongdoing

    The state Judicial Standards Commission has filed a petition with the Supreme Court asking that Mora Magistrate John Sanchez be suspended and face other sanctions after it found that he engaged in ex-parte communications with the family member of a DWI defendant.

  • Friction at Luna ‘hurting morale’

    Officials at Luna Community College agree that morale is bad at the school and that good employees are fleeing.

    During Tuesday’s board of trustees meeting, the announcement that Susan Grohman resigned late last week as director of the Health Sciences Department and that Conni Reichert had been named interim director prompted much consternation and finger pointing.

    “Why is there so much turnover?” board member Ernie Chavez asked pointedly. “I feel concerned because a lot of good people are leaving us.”

  • 2 decapitated in crash

    The Associated Press

    ESPANOLA — Authorities say two people in northern New Mexico were decapitated after crashing into a flatbed carrying a backhoe.
    Española Public Safety director Eric Garcia said driver Marissa Martinez, 19, and passenger Eric Romero, 21, died instantly Wednesday morning on N.M. 68.
    According to a preliminary investigation, the pair may have been speeding when it struck a van, ricocheted, then slammed into the trailer.
    The driver of the flatbed was released without injuries.

  • Student loan plan fails

    By Philip Elliott
    The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — The defeat of a student loan bill in the Senate on Wednesday clears the way for fresh negotiations to restore lower rates, but lawmakers are racing the clock before millions of students return to campus next month to find borrowing terms twice as high as when school let out.

  • Pairing of Asiana pilots probed in crash

    By Martha Mendoza
    The Associated Press
    SAN FRANCISCO — As Flight 214 descended over San Francisco Bay, both Asiana Airlines pilots were trying something new.
    In the left seat of the cockpit sat Lee Gang-kuk, a 46-year-old pilot with 35 hours of experience flying a Boeing 777 who was landing the big jet for his first time at San Francisco International Airport. At his right was Lee Jeong-Min, a trainer making his first trip as an instructor pilot.

  • Boston Marathon bombing suspect pleads not guilty

    By Denise Lavoie and Jay Lindsay
    The Associated Press
    BOSTON — His arm in a cast and his face swollen, a blase-looking Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing in a seven-minute proceeding that marked his first appearance in public since his capture in mid-April.
    As survivors of the bombing looked on, Tsarnaev, 19, gave a small, lopsided smile to his two sisters upon arriving in the courtroom. He appeared to have a jaw injury and there was swelling around his left eye and cheek.

  • Jail Log - July 12, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between July 2 and July 9:
    Lanette Romero, 49, new charges — resisting evading an officer, disorderly conduct, public nuisance  
    April Sandoval, 33, new charges ­— person under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs, failure to give immediate notice of an accident, leaving the scene, tampering with evidence, resisting evading an officer
    Jerry Mares, 36, failure to pay child support, failure to appear, residential burglary