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Today's News

  • Indictments issued in drivers license scheme

    SANTA FE – Four illegal foreign nationals, including the ring leader who is accused of charging $6,000 per individual to fraudulently obtain a New Mexico driver’s license, have been indicted on felony criminal charges.
    This is the sixth incident in the last seven months involving criminal operators bringing out-of-state illegal immigrants to New Mexico for the sole purpose of obtaining a license.
    A Santa Fe grand jury last week returned indictments against ring leader Siraj A. “Sunny” Poonawala, 55.

  • A new shipment for Starbucks

    A truck delivers a new shipment of inventory to Starbucks Monday afternoon.

  • Short circuiting the process

    Little girls in flamenco costumes filled a ladies room in the state capitol one day last week, primping before they danced in the rotunda, a gentle appeal to preserve funding for arts and culture.
    These diminutive, ruffled lobbyists are one of many such waves coursing through the Roundhouse, all with a message. They’re the backdrop to a lot of political theater and explain, in part, the meltdown we saw last week in the house and its precedent-setting outcome.

  • Football: NFL, union meet again Tuesday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Working to figure out how to divide about $9 billion in annual revenues, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, union executive director DeMaurice Smith and their negotiating teams were at a federal mediator’s office Tuesday for a 13th day of labor talks.
    New York Giants owner John Mara and Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen were also in attendance.

  • Basketball: Class 4A girls tourney continues today

    Only one of three District 2AAAA teams remained alive in the Class 4A state girls basketball tournament bracket heading into today’s quarterfinal round.
    Española Valley’s Sundevils, the No. 4 seed in the tournament, were scheduled to take on the Grants Pirates at 4:45 at The Pit in Albuquerque.

  • Sports update 03-08-11

    Isotopes ticket sales, National Anthem tryouts are March 12

    Albuquerque Isotopes’ single game tickets for the 2011 regular season, as well as the Triple-A championship game, will go on sale March 12.
    Along with the start of single game ticket sales, the Isotopes will host their annual open house, Select-A-Seat promotion and auditions to sing the National Anthem.
    Isotopes Park opens at 10 a.m. that day.

  • Snow-ball

    Baseball season has started in Los Alamos, which means it’s time for snow. Hilltopper manager Mike Gill (center) and first base coach Jeff Walterscheid check out the accumulation from Monday afternoon’s storm, which nixed the scheduled game at Bomber Field against Pojoaque. No make-up date has been announced.

  • Gadhafi forces score key victory against rebels

    RAS LANOUF, Libya (AP) — Forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi have scored a significant victory, recapturing the closest city to the capital to have fallen in rebel hands. On another front near the opposition-held east, loyalists trying to stop anti-government fighters from advancing toward the capital pounded the rebels with airstrikes and rockets.

    At least 20 people were injured in the clashes, some of them seriously.

  • 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.