Local News

  • US VP Biden in Moscow for 2 days of meetings

    MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrived Tuesday in Moscow, the centerpiece stop on a three-nation swing through Europe.

  • Late-winter wallop shocks New England, upstate NY

    BOSTON (AP) — A powerful storm stunned New England and northern New York with a late-winter wallop, burying parts of the region in more than 2 feet of snow, hampering efforts to reach a small plane that crashed after the pilot reported icing problems and dropping rain that swelled rivers and swept away houses.

  • Female GIs struggle with higher rate of divorce

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two failed marriages were the cost of war for Sgt. Jennifer Schobey.

    The breaking point in her first marriage came when her husband deployed to Afghanistan, the last in a long line of separations they had endured as they juggled two military careers. Schobey married another combat veteran, but eventually that union failed under the weight of two cases of post-traumatic stress disorder — his and hers. They are now getting divorced.

    Separations. Injuries. Mental health issues. All are added weights to the normal strains of marriage.

  • Taliban car bombing kills 20 in east Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban detonated a car bomb in Pakistan's third-largest city on Tuesday, killing 20 and wounding more than 100 people in an attack they said targeted the offices of the country's main intelligence agency.

    The blast in the Punjabi city of Faislabad underscored the reach of al-Qaida and Taliban in the U.S.-allied nation.

  • Potential GOP presidential candidates visit Iowa

    WAUKEE, Iowa (AP) — Several Republicans mulling 2012 presidential bids descended on Iowa Monday to test their strength among social conservatives who hold the key to the state's lead-off caucuses.

    Whether any of them manages to stand out from the crowd hints at how a scattered and as-yet undeclared GOP field will eventually shake out. Five of the potential candidates took the stage for a forum at a church in the Des Moines suburb of Waukee, hoping to set themselves apart.

  • Odd: NM woman loses finger over alleged $80 debt

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque woman says a man cut off her little finger, claiming she owed one of them $80.

    KOB television reports police were looking for two men in connection with the incident.

    The woman told police she called two men to give her a ride from Sandia Casino on Friday.

    She says they took her to Albuquerque apartment, then threw her into the trunk of a car and drove her to the mountains.

    There, she was told to sit on a rock.

  • Libya army transport deal frozen after US approval

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the months before Libyans revolted and President Barack Obama told leader Moammar Gadhafi to go, the U.S. government was moving to do business with his regime on an increasing scale by quietly approving a $77 million dollar deal to deliver at least 50 refurbished armored troop carriers to the dictator's military.

  • Twister victims focus on cleanup, left-behind pets--video included


    RAYNE, La. (AP) — As the storm roared over Pauline Patton's apartment, she peered out the window and saw something she wasn't ready for: A funnel cloud. Suddenly, the power went out. Rainwater poured through the ceiling. And as everything went black, she heard what sounded like a bomb exploding overhead.

  • Secretary of transportation confirmed

    SANTA FE — The Senate has confirmed Alvin Dominguez as secretary of the Department of Transportation.
    Dominguez was named to the post by Gov. Susana Martinez.
    He has worked for the state transportation agency since 1995, and before that worked as field engineer for the city of Roswell. Dominguez was manager of the department’s south region design center in Las Cruces before being appointed as cabinet secretary.

  • Construction Zone 03-06-11

    Public Works Projects:
    For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us or call 662-8150.

    Diamond Drive
    Phase 4, 2011: