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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Oil jumps to near $107 amid fierce Libya fighting

    Oil prices climbed to near $106 a barrel Monday as intense fighting between Libyan government forces and rebels appeared to be turning into a civil war and raised the prospect of a prolonged cut in crude exports from the OPEC nation.

    By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark crude for April delivery was up $2.25 to $106.67 a barrel, the highest since September 2008, in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract had gained $2.51 to settle at $104.42 a barrel on Friday.

  • High Winds, Snow Likely Monday and Tuesday

    The National Weather Service has issued the following special weather statement:

    STRONG... POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WINDS WILL DEVELOP ACROSS PARTS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO MONDAY AFTERNOON INTO MONDAY EVENING. WESTERLY WINDS OF 25 TO 40 MPH WITH FREQUENT GUSTS BETWEEN 50 MPH AND 65 MPH ARE EXPECTED. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL IMPACT THE UPPER GILA REGION EASTWARD TO THE SOUTH-CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT HIGH PLAINS.

  • 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.

  • Men's basketball: Gary leads UNM over Air Force at The Pit

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Playing on a heavily taped ankle, Dairese Gary had 17 points and seven assists in his final home game to lead New Mexico to a 66-61 victory over Air Force on Saturday.
    Gary, who made 11 of 13 free-throw attempts for the Lobos (20-11, 8-8 Mountain West), turned his right ankle midway through the first half. The three minutes it took to be taped up accounted for all of his time off the court.
    It was the third win in a row for New Mexico, which beat No. 3 BYU on Wednesday.

  • Baseball/Softball: LA teams earn votes in first Class 4A poll

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball and softball teams both garnered votes in the first Class 4A coaches’ polls of the season.
    The coaches’ polls are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. Members from all across the state cast ballots for the top 10 teams in the state.
    Los Alamos’ baseball team finished with two votes in the first poll, which was released late last week. That vote put Los Alamos unofficially 14th in the state.

  • Track and field: LA girls open 2011 with win Saturday

    ALBUQUERQUE — In its quest for a third straight Class 4A championship, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team got its season started on the right foot.
    The Hilltopper girls picked up a victory in their season-opening meet, the Albuquerque Academy Chile Quad, scoring 98 points to hold off a stiff charge from the St. Pius X Sartans Saturday at Richard Harper Memorial Field.
    Also Saturday, Los Alamos’ boys team finished a strong second at the meet, earning 96 points. The Academy Chargers grabbed 118 team points to earn that team victory.

  • Schedule for March 7-12

    Monday
    Baseball: Pojoaque at Los Alamos, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Tuesday
    Softball: Los Alamos at Los Lunas, varsity, JV, 4 p.m.

    Thursday
    Baseball: Los Alamos at St. Pius X Invite, varsity, TBA.

    Softball: Los Alamos at Sue Cleveland, varsity, JV, 3:30 p.m.

    Boys track and field: Los Alamos at APS Invite, 3:45 p.m.

    Friday
    Baseball: Los Alamos at St. Pius X Invite, varsity, TBA.

    Saturday

  • Girls basketball: LA bounced by Grants in first round

    GRANTS — A quick-strike rally by the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team at the end of the first half Friday put it within striking distance of the Grants Pirates heading into the break.

    Los Alamos trailed by as many as eight points in the first half of the opening round Class 4A state tournament game against Grants, but cut the Pirates’ lead down to just one possession.

    That would, however, be the last offensive push the Hilltoppers would make for the balance of the ballgame.