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Today's News

  • Stars take stand to end violence, profiling

    By Beth Harris
    AP Sports Writer

    LOS ANGELES — Le-Bron James won five trophies, including best male athlete and best NBA player, at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday night when frivolity gave way to a James-led call to end gun violence and racial profiling.

    The show honoring the year’s best athletes and sports moments opened on a somber note, with James and fellow NBA stars Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade standing four abreast on stage addressing the recent shootings of blacks by white police officers.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 17, 2016

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Memphis Redbirds, 6:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    •State Little League tournaments TBA

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Nashville Sounds, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball
    •City league games TBA

    TUESDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Nashville Sounds, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball
    •City league games TBA

  • Local eatery robbed at gunpoint

    Las Vegas police took a 22-year-old Las Vegas man into custody on Thursday morning for allegedly robbing Taco Bell the previous night.

    Richard Marquez, who resides on the 1300 block of First Street, has been charged with armed robbery, a second-degree felony.

    The probable cause statement filed by the Las Vegas Police Department states that the robbery occurred just before 11 p.m. on Wednesday.

  • Summer program assists school kids

    Summer is in full swing for students and teachers. But 165 students and 17 teachers are back in the classroom, this time for the K-3 Plus summer program at Las Vegas City Schools.

    “It is a very exciting to have this program,” Superintendent Kelt Cooper said. “It is a really good start-up program."

  • Charter school director resigns

    Rio Gallinas School for Ecology and the Arts is looking for a new director.  

    Gerald Garcia, the current director, has submitted his resignation. Garcia had just completed his second year of a three-year contract.

  • NM food-aid investigation ignites new concerns

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The first results of a joint state and federal investigation into whether New Mexico state officials falsified emergency food benefit applications to meet federal deadlines is raising new concerns that aid may not be reaching those in need.

  • Presbyterian pulling out of New Mexico health exchange

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Officials with Presbyterian Health Plan say the insurance company will no longer offer individual and family plans on the Affordable Care Act marketplace in New Mexico starting next year.

    The decision will affect 10,000 exchange members, 80 percent of whom now receive federal subsidies. Presbyterian has sent letters to members notifying them of the changes.

    Presbyterian officials say patients who purchased on the exchange used medical services 30 percent more than other patient groups off the exchange.

  • In Brief - News - July 15, 2016

    The Associated Press

  • Ex-deputy pleads guilty

    The Associated Press

    A former Colfax County Sheriff’s deputy has pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking and theft of government property charges.

    Prosecutors say 46-year-old Vidal Sandoval, of Cimarron, entered his plea Wednesday.

    The FBI and the New Mexico State Police arrested Sandoval in March 2015 for allegedly trying to possess cocaine with intent to distribute in Colfax County the previous month.

  • Jail Log - July 15, 2016

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between July 5 and July 12: