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Today's News

  • Flash Flood Watch through midnight tonight

    Here's the late Friday update from the National Weather Service:

    LASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT...

    THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

    * A PORTION OF NORTH AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO... INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS... JEMEZ MOUNTAINS... SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY... SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS... MAINLY OVER BURN SCARRED AREAS.

    * UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT

  • 5-inch Live Worm Removed From India Man's Eye

    Note: Graphic video... Doctors in Mumbai, India were shocked to discover a 5-inch long worm living in a patient's right eye. The worm has been removed and the patient appears to have recovered.

  • Monsoonal pattern to develop this week

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

    THE RECENT PERIOD OF ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND GENERALLY DRY WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL END WEDNESDAY AS THE REMNANTS OF AN EASTERLY WAVE USHER A SURGE OF MONSOON MOISTURE NORTHWARD THROUGH ARIZONA... AS WELL AS CENTRAL AND WESTERN NEW MEXICO.

    ONCE THE MOISTURE ARRIVES... SOUTHERLY FLOW WILL KEEP IT IN PLACE FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE WORK WEEK AND POSSIBLY INTO THE WEEKEND. DAILY ROUNDS OF SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE TO NUMEROUS AT TIMES IN THE MOUNTAINS AND NEAR NEW MEXICO'S WESTERN BORDER.

  • NM court allows child support to emancipated minor

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has ruled that a teenage girl is entitled to child support from her mother after legally being "emancipated" or freed from the parent's control.

    The court issued the ruling Monday in a case involving a 21-year-old college student who had left her home near Espanola at the age of 13 because of alleged violence and substance abuse by the mother's boyfriend.

  • NM offers mobile app for road information

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State officials say a new mobile application allows travelers to use their smartphones to obtain information about New Mexico road conditions.

    The Department of Transportation says the app can help motorists learn about highway closures or restrictions, traffic congestion, road construction, weather conditions for New Mexico cities and find web cameras showing some roadway sections. That information is now available on the agency's web site.

  • GlaxoSmithKline to pay $3 billion for health fraud

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says GlaxoSmithKline will pay $3 billion and plead guilty to promoting two popular drugs for unapproved uses and to failing to report important safety data about a diabetes drug to the Food and Drug Administration.

    Government officials say it's the largest health care fraud settlement in U.S. history.

  • WR-LA Junior softball team plays tonight

    The White Rock-Los Alamos Little League All-Star team is scheduled to play tonight at 8 p.m.

    The Junior All-Star district tournament schedule has been altered again. Games will be played Monday, Tuesday and possibly Wednesday morning, as well.

    Tonight, WR-LA will play at 8 p.m. against the winner of the Santa Fe-Espanola opening round game. The first game is scheduled for 6 p.m.

    All games will be played at Alto Park in Santa Fe.

    The winner of the 8 p.m. game will play for the championship at 8 p.m. Tuesday against the winner of an elimination game between the two losing teams of the first two games at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

    Another game to determine the district champion is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, if necessary.

  • Today in History for July 2nd
  • Tiger Woods squeaks out a win at Congressional


    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Congressional reopened its gates Sunday to thousands of spectators who got what they expected in the AT&T National — another win by Tiger Woods.

    Only this win didn't follow a typical script.

    Caught in a tense duel with Bo Van Pelt on another sweltering day, it looked as though Woods blinked first until Van Pelt matched him with mistakes of his own. Woods closed with a 2-under 69 and won by two shots when Van Pelt finished with his third straight bogey and had to settle for a 71.

  • Wildfire near Carlsbad Caverns up to 5,000 acres

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A wildfire burning on the western border of Carlsbad Caverns National Park has grown to 5,000 acres.

    Fire officials said Sunday that the blaze was sparked Friday by lightning in the Lincoln National Forest around the New Mexico-Texas state line.

    A helicopter battling the declining Little Bear Fire was diverted Saturday to the new fire, which is at 15 percent containment.