Local News

  • Jail Log - April 11, 2014

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between March 28 and April 4.

     Martin Martinez, 19, credit card, SM Mag.
    Elisha Romero, 30, failure to appear (District Court) failure to appear, concealing I.D., driving on suspended-revoked license, speeding, no insurance, to registration. (SM Mag),  escape from custody, criminal damage to property, no driver’s license (Guadalupe County) bench warrant SM District/SM Magistrate/Guadalupe

  • Looking Back - April 11, 2014

    In 1964

  • Looking Ahead - News - April 11, 2014

    Great American Cleanup

    Volunteers are needed to clean up the Plaza Park and other sites at 9 a.m. Saturday. Participants may sign up at the park at 9 a.m. They will receive a ticket that entitles them to a free meal and refreshments. Keep America Beautiful will provide tools, trash bags and gloves. Contact Diego Trujillo at 505-426-3216, or kablvnm@ci.las.vegas.nm.us

  • Weather - April 11, 2014

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming southwest 10-15 mph in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 42. West wind 10-20 mph.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. West wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 41.

    A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 67. A 20 percent chance of showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31.

  • Ex-official still on probation

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A former state official is staying out of prison despite violating probation on his felony convictions.

    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that state prosecutors wanted former Public Regulation Commission member Jerome Block Jr. sent to prison for failing a drug test. The 37-year-old Block is on probation because of convictions for fraudulent use of a state credit card, violating campaign finance laws and embezzling public funds during his 2008 campaign.

  • Feds find pattern of excessive force in APD

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday said institutional reform centered on more training and tools for officers is needed to curb the “patterns of excessive force” that were turned up by a civil investigation of the Albuquerque Police Department.

  • Lawyer: Stabbing suspect like ‘deer in headlights’

    By Jesse Washington and Kevin Begos
    The Associated Press

    MURRYSVILLE, Pa. — The 16-year-old boy charged in a stabbing spree at a high school outside Pittsburgh was not a problem student or outcast like those who have been involved in other school violence across the country, and was “like a deer in the headlights” hours after the attack, frightened and depressed, his attorney said Thursday.

  • State not planning larger women’s prison

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration isn’t looking to expand the state women’s prison despite requesting proposals from private prison contractors for a facility with up to 850 beds, according to a Corrections Department official.

    Department spokeswoman Alex Tomlin said the agency has no intention of building a new prison and isn’t seeking a larger women’s prison at this time.

  • Jazz Ensemble concert Wed.

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University Jazz Ensemble presents a concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the theater of the Student Union Building at National Avenue and Eighth Street.

    “This performance space is smaller than most concert halls, and provides a more intimate setting that is often appropriate for jazz performances,” said Edward Harrington, director of bands for Highlands University in the Department of Music.  

  • Concert Choir to perform Mozart and Fauré Sunday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University Concert Choir will present Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Fauré’s Requiem at 3 p.m. Sunday in Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave.

    Andre García-Nuthmann, director of Highlands University’s choral and vocal program, will direct the concert.