http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Lady Cards third in Capital City tourney http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/lady-cards-third-capital-city-tourney <p> SANTA FE -- Robertson (4-1) never trailed, dominating Class 6A Santa Fe High on the Lady Demons&#39; home floor in taking a 43-27 win in the third-place game of the Capital City Invitational on Saturday at Toby Roybal Gym.</p> <p> Lady Cards Alianza Darley and Maria Barela were named to the all-tournament team. RHS played tough defense especially in the early going, taking a 14-1 lead after one period. Santa Fe didn&#39;t make a field goal until the 4:34 mark of the second quarter.</p> Dons beat Cards for 7th in Sundevil Invite http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/dons-beat-cards-7th-sundevil-invite West Las Vegas salvaged seventh place in the Sundevil Invitational, beating Robertson 63-54 Saturday morning in Albuquerque. The Dons (4-3) controlled much of the game, leading 12-6 after one quarter and 28-21 at halftime. It was 45-32 at the end of the third before the Cardinals (0-4) made headway late in the contest. It was the first East-West boys' basketball game since the teams met in the Class 4A state quarterfinals in March. Early East-West basketball game set http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/early-east-west-basketball-game-set Robertson and West Las Vegas boys' basketball teams weren't supposed to play each other until mid-January, but they will meet for the first time on Saturday morning in Albuquerque. The Cardinals (0-3) and Dons (3-3) will play for seventh place in the Sundevil Invitational hosted by Sandia Prep; tip-off is set for 10 a.m. Robertson lost to Silver 69-37, and West lost to Valencia 67-56 in consolation bracket play Friday to set up their impromptu matchup this weekend. Educated right here in town http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/educated-right-here-town <img src="http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/12_10_luna_students_feature_1.jpg" alt="Luna Community College graduates Brittney Mares and JaMarcus Trujillo both have set high goals. Mares wants to be a neurosurgeon while Trujillo wants to earn his master’s degree in ecology or organic chemistry." title="Luna Community College graduates Brittney Mares and JaMarcus Trujillo both have set high goals. Mares wants to be a neurosurgeon while Trujillo wants to earn his master’s degree in ecology or organic chemistry." align="left" hspace="6" width="79" height="85" /><p> <em><b style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 10px; text-align: center;">By Jesse Gallegos,&nbsp;</b><i style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 9px; text-align: center;">Luna Community College</i></em></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 10px; font-family: Palatino;">About five months from now, Brittney Mares and JaMarcus Trujillo are set to receive bachelor of science degrees in biology from New Mexico Highlands University.</span></p> <p class="p5"> The couple is thankful for the start they got at a local community college.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></p> N.M. senators, reps under scrutiny http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/nm-senators-reps-under-scrutiny <p class="p3"> <em>By Morgan Lee, The Associated Press</em></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s1">SANTA FE &mdash; Limited safeguards against self-enrichment in the nation&rsquo;s only unsalaried legislature are under scrutiny in the wake of a corruption trial and felony convictions against a former New Mexico state senator.</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s1">Accused of using his position to profit from the sale of a state-owned building, former Sen. Phil Griego is awaiting sentencing after a jury found him guilty of fraud, felony ethical violations and other charges.</span></p> Assassin disguised himself to enter H.S. http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/assassin-disguised-himself-enter-hs <p> <em><b style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 10px; text-align: center;">By Russell Contreras,&nbsp;</b><i style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 9px; text-align: center;">The Associated Pres</i></em></p> Police: Abq. man fired handgun near Las Vegas park http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/police-abq-man-fired-handgun-near-las-vegas-park <p class="p3"> A man was arrested in the early morning hours of Nov. 19 for discharging a weapon in a residential part of Las Vegas.</p> <p class="p3"> Johnny Angel Arias, Jr., of Albuquerque was arrest shortly after 1:45 a.m. after Las Vegas Police received a call about shots fired in the area, and at least one officer heard shots fired himself.</p> New Mexico In Brief, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/new-mexico-brief-sunday-dec-10-2017-0 <p> <i style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 9px; text-align: center;">The Associated Press</i></p> <p> <b style="font-family: Candara; font-size: 16px; text-align: center;">Deputies keep pulling over black agent</b></p>