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  • Dickey traded to Blue Jays

    NEW YORK (AP) — Eager for a new challenge and certainly a better chance to win, R.A. Dickey broke the news of his trade even before the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets.
    A few minutes ahead of the teams announcing the seven-player swap Monday that sent the NL Cy Young Award winner to Toronto, he tweeted his thanks to Mets fans and added he was all set to pitch for the Blue Jays.
    “Now that its official, I want to say that I don’t have the words to express how grateful I am to you for the steadfast support,” Dickey posted on Twitter. “Thank you for making me feel wanted.”
    “Looking forward to a new chapter with the Jays,” he wrote.
    Toronto acquired the 38-year-old knuckleballer and catchers Josh Thole and Mike Nickeas. The Mets got top catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud and veteran catcher John Buck, plus minor league right-hander Noah Syndergaard and outfielder Wuilmer Becerra.
    “It was an extraordinary privilege for us to be part of his career,” Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said about Dickey. “The final chapter has not been written.”
    Dickey and the busy Blue Jays agreed to a new contract, clearing the way for the Mets to send him to a team that’s spending a lot of money trying to join baseball’s elite.

  • Sports Update 12-18-12

    Golf course closed, pro shop on shortened schedule

    Los Alamos Golf Course announced Monday it will shut down play for the season.
    Snowfall from Friday’s storm will close the course for play. Additionally, the LAGC pro shop will operate on an abbreviated schedule until Friday.
    The pro shop hours will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for the remainder of the week and will be closed Saturday and Sunday.
    More information can be obtained by calling 662-8139.

    Final Christmas lights run is Wednesday

    The Los Alamos Triatomics multi-sport club will host its final Christmas Light Run Wednesday night.
    The run will start at the San Ildefonso Road roundabout. The non-competitive run is 5.75 miles and starts promptly at 6:15 p.m. The run is free and anyone interested is invited to attend.
    More information on the Triatomics can be found by visiting triatomics.org. Late schedule changes can be found by visiting facebook.com/triatomics.

    Lobos hosting baseball camps

  • Colo. Police: 911 Caller Fatally Shot on Phone

    Four people were found dead Tuesday in Colorado after a woman called police to report a shooting and was apparently shot to death. Officials say dispatchers heard the woman scream "No, no, no," and then heard a gunshot.

  • Winter Storm Warning in effect until this evening

    A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS EVENING.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... 2 TO 4 INCHES AT ELEVATIONS BELOW 7000 FEET WITH 4 TO 8 INCHES OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS TO AROUND ONE FOOT ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS AND NEAR THE COLORADO BORDER.

    * TIMING... SNOW WILL EXPAND EASTWARD THIS MORNING FROM THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE AND INTO NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO. SNOW WILL BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES BUT IS EXPECTED TO TAPER OFF OVER WEST CENTRAL NEW MEXICO THIS AFTERNOON... THEN DIMINISH THIS EVENING NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST AS THE STORM EXITS.

    * WINDS... SOUTHWEST INCREASING TO 20 TO 35 MPH THIS MORNING. WINDS WILL SHIFT TO THE NORTHWEST AS GUSTS TO 45 OR 50 MPH DEVELOP.

    * SNOW LEVELS... TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL LEVELS.

    * LOCAL IMPACTS... STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS COMBINED WITH SNOWFALL WILL CREATE AREAS OF POOR VISIBILITIES IN BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW PACKED AND ICY AND TRAVEL MAY BECOME DIFFICULT OR HAZARDOUS. SOME HIGHWAYS WHICH MAY BE AFFECTED INCLUDE U S 550 FROM CUBA TO CHAMA... AND U S 64 FROM TRES PIEDRAS TO TIERRA AMARILLA.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

  • Today in History for December 18th
  • Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii dead at 88


    WASHINGTON (AP) — Recovering from war wounds that left him with one arm, Danny Inouye wanted a cigarette and needed a light.

    The nurse at the Army hospital in Michigan threw a pack of matches on his chest. He wanted to curse her. Instead, she taught him how to light it one-handed.

    "Then she said, 'I'm not going to be around here for the rest of your life. You'll have to learn how to light your own matches, cut your own meat, dress yourself and do everything else. So from now on you're going to be learning,'" Inouye recalled decades later.

    From that moment on it seemed like nothing would stop a determined Daniel K. Inouye, who died Monday after a uniquely American life defined by heroism in war and decades of service in the Senate — and a lifelong love of Hawaii symbolized by his last utterance.

    "Aloha."

  • Psychologist: No 'Normal Reaction' to Shooting

    Friday's deadly mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school can be a difficult event for children to process. Clinical psychologist Dr. Richard Fleitas says 'there's going to be no one, normal reaction,' but he says 'communication is key.'

  • 1 girl in Connecticut shooting from Rio Rancho

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of the school children killed in a mass shooting in Connecticut attended school in Rio Rancho last year before her family moved.

    Rio Rancho Public School District officials confirmed that Emilie Parker went to Maggie Cordova Elementary last year.

    Her father Robbie Parker was one of the first parents to speak out about the shooting the day after Friday's massacre that left 20 school children and six adults dead at a school. He says he's blessed to be Emilie's dad.

    Neighbors who knew the Parkers told the Albuquerque Journal they were kind and quiet and were active members of the Mormon church down the road.

    Rio Rancho Public Schools spokeswoman Kim Vesely told KOB-TV teachers and staff across the district have been deeply affected since hearing the news.

  • Police: NM man stabbed man over loud child

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man is facing attempted murder charges after police say he stabbed his neighbor because the victim's young niece was too loud.

    KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/UUN7Ro) that Marco Rodriquez was ordered held last week on $1 million cash bail following the alleged stabbing.

    The sister of the victim, who has not been identified, told detectives that Rodriguez and two others stormed her Albuquerque apartment Thursday after her young daughter began jumping in the living room. Police say Rodriguez was in the apartment below.

    The woman told police that two people held her brother as Rodriguez stabbed him.

    The victim's status was not known.

    Court records don't list an attorney for Rodriguez.

  • Today in History for December 17th