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Today's News

  • House passes bill to expand DNA testing

    SANTA FE — A proposal to expand DNA testing to those arrested for any felony passed the House Tuesday.
    The legislation is a key piece of Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s legislative agenda.
    A 2006 state law requires DNA samples of those arrested of certain violent felonies, such as murder, kidnapping and sex offenses.
    The legislation will expand what’s called “Katie’s Law” in memory of Kathryn Sepich, a New Mexico State University student who was raped and murdered in 2003.

  • State News at a Glance 03-09-11

    Man charged with child abuse
    ESPAñOLA — Authorities in Rio Arriba County said a 24-year-old man is suspected of abusing and sexually assaulting a 17-month-old girl in his girlfriend’s home outside of Española.
    KRQE-TV reports that Nathan Montoya was arrested Tuesday and charged with child abuse resulting in death. Montoya has been convicted of molesting a teenager in the past.

  • Deadline nears for hunting licenses

    Hunters planning to enter the drawing for 2011-2012 big-game licenses have until March 28 to apply with the Department of Game and Fish.
    This year’s deadline is earlier than previous years’ to allow hunters to take advantage of discounts available when they buy combination hunting and fishing licenses. The department is expecting more than 130,000 applications for about 62,500 licenses for deer, elk, pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep and other animals.

  • Men's basketball: Fredette is MWC Player of Year

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — BYU’s Jimmer Fredette is the Mountain West Conference Player of the Year, while teammate Jackson Emery has been named the league’s top defensive player.
    San Diego State’s Steve Fisher and BYU’s Dave Rose share Coach of the Year honors.
    The conference announced the awards Monday.
    New Mexico’s Drew Gordon is the Newcomer of the Year, New Mexico’s Kendall Williams is the Freshman of the Year and Colorado State’s Pierce Hornung received the Sixth Man of the Year honor.

  • Men's basketball: Utah St. might be the team to beat in upcoming WAC tourney

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Utah State steamrolled the rest of the Western Athletic Conference with one of the best seasons in school history, winning the regular-season title by five games.
    Now that it’s conference tournament time, another Aggies romp is coming up, right?
    Possibly. It’s just that Utah State isn’t looking at it that way.
    With an NCAA berth not quite a sure thing and so many close games during the season, the 23rd-ranked Aggies aren’t going to take any gambles on their trip to The Strip.

  • Sports update 03-09-11

    D-backs’ Rodin to speak tonight in White Rock
    White Rock Little League will host a presentation by Arizona Diamondbacks’ director of baseball outreach and development, Jeff Rodin, tonight.
    The presentation will be held at Chamisa Elementary School’s library from 6-8:30 p.m. Managers, coaches and interested parents are invited to attend.
    The presentation will focus on coaching youth sports, particularly baseball and softball, the Diamondbacks’ way.

    LALL registration open, spring training starting

  • Softball: LA falls at Los Lunas Tuesday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team fell Tuesday to the Los Lunas Tigers on the road.
    The Tigers handed the Hilltoppers a 12-2 loss Tuesday in Los Lunas. It was the fourth defeat in five outings to start the season for the Hilltoppers.
    Los Alamos, which has a good nucleus coming back from last season, in which it won the District 2AAAA title, has gotten off to a slow start so far.
    In its four losses on the season, Los Alamos has been outscored by a total of 42-3.

  • New UNM-LA board members sworn in

    The newest members of the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Advisory Board, Stephen Boerigter and Linda Hull are sworn in by Municipal Court Judge Alan Kirk Monday.

     

  • Illinois abolishes death penalty

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn abolished the death penalty Wednesday, more than a decade after the state imposed a moratorium on executions out of concern that innocent people could be put to death by a justice system that had wrongly condemned 13 men.
    Quinn also commuted the sentences of all 15 inmates remaining on Illinois’ death row. They will now serve life in prison.

  • Update 03-09-11

    CMRR update
    A CMRR meeting will be at
    6:30 p.m. Thursday at Fuller Lodge for the public.

    CRC to meet
    The Charter Review Committee will meet Monday to explore the option of having a mayor/council form of government. The meeting is 5:30 p.m. in the Community Bldg. training room.

     PEEC offers new class
    “Exploring the World - Travel journals, artist journals and nature journals” workshop is set for 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 10, 17 and 24 at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.