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Today's News

  • Teen accused in slayings

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico teenager accused of fatally shooting his parents and three younger siblings told authorities he was annoyed with his mother and had been having homicidal and suicidal thoughts, according to a probable cause statement.

    Nehemiah Griego, 15, was arrested following the shootings Saturday at a home in a rural area southwest of Albuquerque where he lived with his family. He remained in custody on charges of murder and child abuse resulting in death.

  • Looking Back - Jan. 23, 2013

    In 1963

    Tuesday, Jan. 22 — Former Las Vegan Ross E. Thompson has won the Shreveport (Ark), Little Theatre’s “Write Me a Murder” contest with a 1,900-word synopsis for a murder mystery entitled “Who Was the Bird Watcher Watching?” Thompson, who was manager of the Public Service Co., in Las Vegas for several years and also secretary-manager of the Las Vegas-San Miguel Chamber of Commerce, now makes his home in Magnolia, Ark.

     

  • Looking Ahead - News - Jan. 23, 2013

    Singing competition is Saturday

    Looking for Young Country Singers Competition will be held at 4 p.m. this Saturday at Ilfeld Auditorium. The winner will open for the “Matt Mason” concert on Feb. 16. For competition rules and for more information, call 454-3238.
     

  • Weather - Jan. 23, 2013

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 65. Northwest wind 5-15 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Clear at night, with a low around 36. West wind 10-15 mph.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. West wind 15-20 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 28.

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 22.

    Saturday
    A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 46.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:06 a.m. to 5:20 p.m.

  • FYI - News - Jan. 23, 2012

    State police are investigating a shooting that occurred in Mora County over the weekend. Details on the shooting were sketchy. “At this point I can confirm we are handling a shooting investigation with one victim who went to the hospital,” state police Lt. Robert McDonald said. “... That is all they have authorized me to release right now.”

  • Noticias - Jan. 23, 2013

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

  • Que Pasa - Jan. 23, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 23, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Missing Mitten Mystery” by Steven Kellogg. Free and open to the public.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 23, 2013
  • Aggressive second term

    It may have been his inaugural address, but President Obama essentially gave a civil rights speech on Monday. And why not? It was also an official federal holiday to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of the greatest civil rights leaders in American history, so why not seize the moment?

    But it was more than the holiday that Obama decided to seize on Monday, it was the opportunity to lay down the gauntlet on a new term in office.

  • Work of Art - Might-have, could-have factor

    Que dira la gente? What will people say? I believe my late mother, Marie, went to bed each night with that question in mind, ready to use on any or all us five Trujillo children, some six decades ago.

    But to try to penetrate Mom’s thought processes necessitates a bit of background, Pay-It-Forward style. Remember the recent movie in which good deeds were paid before they became due? People were encouraged to engage in some act of kindness in the hopes it would soon bear fruit and benefit others.