Today's News

  • Union appealing A-Rod decision

    By Jay Cohen
    AP Sports Writer
    CHICAGO — The Major League Baseball Players Association formally appealed Alex Rodriguez’s 211-game suspension Wednesday, sending the case to an independent arbitrator.
    Union spokesman Greg Bouris confirmed the appeal and said the players’ association had no further comment.
    Rodriguez, who was back at third base and batting third for the New York Yankees against the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night, said he had “no reaction” to the filing of the grievance.

  • Autograph controversy raising more questions

    By Ralph D. Russo
    AP Sports Writer
    NEW YORK — A simple search on eBay reveals Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel is far from the only college football player whose autograph is for sale.
    Pick a star and you can find memorabilia with a supposedly verified signature.
    South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney. Ohio State’s Braxton Miller. Oregon’s De’Anthony Thomas. Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater. Alabama’s AJ McCarron. The list goes on and on.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aug. 12, 2013

    • Las Vegas Summer Softball League, men’s division games, Tecolote vs. Blaze, 6 p.m., Vegas Boyz vs. Balls Deep, 7:15 p.m., Yo Momma vs. Blaze (makeup game), 8:30 p.m.; women’s division games, Bud vs. Lady Hackers, 6 p.m., Lady Jags vs. Bud, 7:30 p.m.; all games at city softball complex, Grant Street

    • Las Vegas Summer Softball League, women’s all-star game, 6 p.m.; men’s all-star game, 7:15 p.m.; all games at city softball complex, Grant Street

  • Suit filed over fatal crash

    The mother of one of the girls killed in the April 6 rollover on Interstate 25 near Tecolote has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the alleged drunk driver and against the driver’s mother.

    And the parents of the second girl who died appear to be laying the groundwork for a lawsuit of their own.

  • Blessing of the Waters
  • Man jailed for pulling over real cops

    A man who was allegedly pretending to be a law enforcement officer picked the wrong vehicle to pull over in San Miguel County on Wednesday, and now he’s behind bars and facing a misdemeanor charge of impersonating a law enforcement officer.

    John Shelton, 26, of Logan, was being held at the San Miguel County Detention Center in lieu of a $2,000 cash bond.

    State police are asking anyone who may have been pulled over by Shelton to contact the state police Investigations Bureau in Las Vegas at 425-6771.

  • Moody’s reafirms city’s credit rating

    Four months after Moody’s Investor Service put the city of Las Vegas on notice that its credit rating might be downgraded because of high pension liabilities, the credit rating agency reversed course.

    Moody’s announced Monday that it is affirming the city’s A1 rating for improvement revenue bonds issued last year.

    “The city has a manageable but still above average pension burden, based on unfunded liabilities associated with its share of statewide multi-employer cost-sharing plan,” Moody’s said in its release.

  • County Fair on tap for this weekend

    It is San Miguel/Mora County Fair time. The 40th Annual fair, Quilts and Roses, Tails and Noses, will be full of plenty of events and activities for all ages. The several-day fair began on Wednesday and will run until Saturday. The fair is free and open to the public at the fairgrounds,  located on Hot Springs Boulevard going toward  Montezuma.

    Ted Roybal, president of the County Fair Association, said, “There are a lot of activities and events going on throughout this year’s fair.”

  • Three winning Powerball tickets sold

    The Associated Press
    ORLANDO, Fla. — Three of the tickets sold in Minnesota and New Jersey for the Powerball game Wednesday evening matched all six numbers drawn, which were: 05-25-30-58-59 and Powerball: 32.
    The players matching all five numbers and the Powerball won the $425 million jackpot. The prize goes to an estimated $40 million for Saturday.

  • Regulators propose new medical marijuana rules

    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE— State medical regulators are drawing criticism for proposing new rules with requirements for doctors and other health care providers who certify patients to use medical marijuana.
    The Medical Board plans an Aug. 16 hearing on the new rules, which include requirements that patients be periodically re-diagnosed and that providers notify patients’ other health care providers.