Today's News

  • Sighs of relief in NBA land

    By Tim Reynolds
    AP Sports Writer

    MIAMI — Surprise, relief, joy and even some caution.

    Such was the reaction of many NBA players and fans Saturday, amid news that the labor dispute which led to the cancellation of hundreds of games and threatened the entire season was nearing an end.

    No schedules are out, the collective bargaining agreement has not been drafted and formal votes on the deal remain unscheduled. Still, for the first time in months, optimism seemed to take the lead over pessimism on the NBA’s emotional scoreboard.

  • Suh’s reputation under fire

    The Associated Press

    DETROIT — Mean Joe Greene knows what it’s like to be regarded as a nasty player in the NFL.

    The Hall of Famer hopes Ndamukong Suh’s name doesn’t get stuck in the mud for the rest of his career.

    Suh snapped on Thanksgiving Day and stomped on Green Bay’s Evan Dietrich-Smith, adding fuel to the discussion of where the Detroit Lions defensive tackle ranks among the league's dirtiest players.

    San Francisco 49ers center Jonathan Goodwin said Suh is at the top of the list.

  • Third accuser targets Fine

    The Associated Press

    SYRACUSE, N.Y.  — Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim ran a closed practice Monday as sex abuse victims’ advocates questioned whether he should still coach following the firing of longtime assistant Bernie Fine, who has been accused of molestation by three men.

    As criticism swirled about Boeheim’s initial support of Fine and his verbal attacks on the accusers, the coach kept a low profile, seeking refuge in his office on the second floor of the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center.

  • Vegas woman places high in national fitness competition

    Stephanie Trujillo-Gonzales of Las Vegas earned a top 10 finish in the Ms. Bikini America’s Classic division and a 14th place in the fitness championship category on Nov. 19 in the Fitness America bodybuilding competition held in Las Vegas, Nev.

    Trujillo-Gonzales, 38, is a full-time registered nurse at Alta Vista Regional Hospital, a wife and mother of two. She attended West Las Vegas High and Luna Community College (then LVTI) before earning her bachelor of science in nursing from UNM in 2009.

  • Looking Ahead - Nov. 30, 2011

    • NMHU women vs. Oklahoma Panhandle State, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • West Las Vegas Middle School Jamboree, 3 p.m., WLV

    • Robertson boys at Taos Invitational, TBA, Taos

  • FYI - Sports - Nov. 30, 2011

    Las Vegas YABL registration for boys’ grades 3-7 runs Dec. 12 through Jan. 6 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Girls and co-ed K-2 registration concluded Nov. 7. For details and more information, visit the Rec or call Misty, 426-3191, or the center at 426-1739.

  • Missions of Mercy

    It is no exaggeration that Las Vegas has its fair share of community service groups. As one member of the Alta Vista Regional Hospital Volunteer Chaplains Group put it, “Everyone has different ways to serve the community. This is the way we serve.”

    One might say that this group reflects the sentiments of Emily Dickinson’s poem, “If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking”: “If I can stop one heart from breaking/ I shall not live in vain/ If I can ease one life the aching/ Or cool one pain….I shall not live in vain.”

  • Former Highlands player jailed

    A former New Mexico Highlands University football player is facing criminal charges for allegedly taking another student’s credit card and using it at a local store.

    State Police arrested Deandre Clemons, 21, who lives in Connor Hall, last Monday. He has been charged with theft or acquiring a credit card, a fourth-degree felony, and fraudulent use of a credit card, a misdemeanor.

  • Tougher DWI laws sought

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — James Woolbert had just gotten out of jail and had been drinking with his girlfriend, family members said, when they decided to load their two young children into a vehicle without working brakes and head home.

    They never made it. Their Isuzu rolled twice, ejecting the unstrapped children and killing them and their mother.

  • Police apprehend alleged burglar

    A Las Vegas man has been charged with several felonies after he allegedly broke into a home on the 300 block of Cumbres Patio.

    Andreques “Rico” Gallegos, 19, of the 300 block of South Commerce Street, threatened to kill himself when police confronted him last Sunday, according to a probable cause statement filed by Las Vegas police Nov. 21 in San Miguel Magistrate Court. Police, however, were able to extract him from a window at the mobile home where he was staying.