Today's News

  • Raw Video: Indiana Picks Up Pieces After Storm

    Emergency crews desperately search for survivors Saturday after a violent wave of Midwest and Southern storms flattened some rural communities and left behind a trail of destruction.

  • Japan leader points to disaster response failures

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's prime minister acknowledged Saturday the government failed in its response to last year's earthquake and tsunami, being too slow in relaying key information and believing too much in "a myth of safety" about nuclear power.

    "We can no longer make the excuse that what was unpredictable and outside our imagination has happened," Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said. "Crisis management requires us to imagine what may be outside our imagination."

    Noda was speaking to reporters at his official residence ahead of the anniversary of the March 11 disaster that killed nearly 20,000 people in northeastern Japan and set off the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl.

  • Leaders' trickling support for GOP candidates

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After two months of voting, none of the Republican candidates for president is getting much support from the GOP leaders who could play an important role in determining the party's nominee for president.

    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has the most endorsements, but they're coming in more of a trickle than a waterfall.

    The Associated Press has polled 106 of the 117 superdelegates, members of the Republican National Committee who will automatically attend the party's national convention this summer and can support any candidate for president they choose, regardless of what happens in the nominating contests.

  • VIDEO: Death Toll Rises From Violent Storms

    A string of violent storms scratched away small towns in Indiana and cut off rural communities in Kentucky as an early-season tornado outbreak killed more than 30 people.

  • LA girls lose in opening round of state

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team was bounced out in the opening round of the Class 4A playoffs Friday night.

    Los Alamos trailed by 14 points after one half of play while the Grants Pirates cruised to a 62-44 victory in Grants.

    The Hilltoppers’ season is over. They finish with a mark of 12-16.

    It was a bad night Friday for all of four of District 2-4A’s entries into the tournament, including fifth-seeded Española Valley, which was stunned by 12th-seeded Miyamura, 45-36.

    Grants, the No. 1 overall seed, will advance to play Artesia, a 64-38 winner over District 2’s Santa Fe in the tournament quarterfinals.

    Special thanks to KRSN AM 1490 for help with this report.

  • VIDEO: Towns Destroyed, Dozens Killed by Deadly Storms

    Powerful storms leveled small towns in southern Indiana, transforming entire blocks of homes into piles of debris, killing more than two dozen and causing destruction so severe it was difficult to tell what was once there.

  • Raw Video: Major Storm Damage in Southern Ind.

    Authorities reported the three deaths in southern Indiana, where Marysville was leveled and nearby Henryville also suffered extreme damage. Each is home to about 2,000 people.

  • VIDEO: Storms Rake Across South, Midwest

    Apparent tornadoes destroyed houses, sent people to hospitals and tore up the roof of a maximum security prison in northern Alabama as bad weather threatened more twisters across the South and Midwest.

  • Albuquerque man says he registered dog to vote

    ABUQUERQUE (AP) — A man who went on Albuquerque television anonymously to say he was able to register his dog to vote has been outed as the husband of a campaign worker for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Heather Wilson.
    Thomas Tolbert admitted in an email Thursday that he was the unidentified man after the left-leaning group Progress Now revealed his identity.
    “I made a mistake and I want to apologize to Bernalillo County clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver (and) my wife, who was not aware of my actions, and the public,” said Tolbert, who is married to campaign worker Heather Wade. “I will take full responsibility for my actions.”

  • Caldera removes interim tag from Trujillo’s job title

    The Valles Caldera Trust Thursday announced the appointment of Dennis Trujillo to the position of Executive Director. Trujillo has been with the Trust since its inception and recently served as Interim Executive Director after the departure of Gary Bratcher in June of 2011. Trujillo was selected by the Board of Trustees from a field of 30 applicants.
    “The number of applicants was surprising but what was even more impressive was the overall depth and quality of the field,” said Board Chairman, Dr. Raymond Loretto. “This was a difficult process but in the end the Board decided Dennis was the best person to lead the management of the Valles Caldera National Preserve (Preserve) to the next level.”