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Today's News

  • LA is seeded last in 4A playoff bracket

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team has a tall order to fill in the opening round of the Class 4A state tournament.
    Los Alamos picked up the 16th and final seed in the upcoming state playoffs. With the No. 16 seed, Los Alamos will have to face top-seeded Goddard in Saturday’s opening round.
    Saturday’s game is scheduled for 4 p.m. in Roswell.
    The Hilltoppers (11-17), who finished third in the District 2 regular season and tournament, played Goddard’s Rockets (24-2) earlier this season. The Hilltoppers hung with the Rockets through the first half but the Rockets pulled away in the second half to earn a 59-45 victory in Roswell.

  • Toppers open season against Belen

    To say that the Four Corners area is like a home away from home for the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team is something of an understatement.
    Los Alamos will play nearly as many games this season in the Farmington area as it will in White Rock, starting with a tournament this weekend.
    But first up for the Hilltoppers, as they officially get going on their 2012 season, is a road game this afternoon at Belen.
    “We’re ready to go for the season,” said Los Alamos fourth-year manager Roger Anaya. “We don’t know what to expect out of Belen. They play in a very competitive district with Valencia and Moriarty…but it’ll be interesting to see how we do. They’re excited to get the season going.”

  • Hearing set for suspect in Ohio school shooting

    CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — Classes will fully resume Friday in the school district where a student is accused of opening fire in a cafeteria, killing two students and wounding three others, authorities said.

    A juvenile court hearing for suspect T.J. Lane is set for Tuesday afternoon. Meanwhile, the Cleveland suburb is trying to heal by offering grief counseling to students, staff and others at area schools, officials said at a news conference.

  • Romney fights to avoid home-state embarrassment

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Mitt Romney is fighting to avoid an embarrassing home-state loss in a high-stakes Michigan primary that will not decide the Republican presidential contest but could scar the former Massachusetts governor just a week before Super Tuesday.

    Rival Rick Santorum is calling upon an unusual coalition of tea party activists, religious conservatives and Democrats to help topple Romney and reclaim the momentum in the increasingly heated nomination battle.

  • Santa Fe school board ousts superintendent

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe school board has ousted Superintendent Bobbie Gutierrez.

    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the board voted late Monday to end Gutierrez's contract before it was scheduled to expire June 2013.

    The move followed a closed-door session that lasted more than two hours.

    Last spring, Gutierrez came under fire from new board members after Lynn Vanderlinden, the district's director of assessment and accountability, released a questionable report detailing increases in student proficiency.

    Critics said Gutierrez asked Vanderlinden to rig the report to play up increases without taking into account data on students whose proficiency actually decreased.

  • VIDEOS: Amazing Crashes at Daytona 500

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Well, NASCAR certainly knows how to make a prime-time impression.

    Rain, fire and Tide laundry detergent all factored into a Daytona 500 that will go down as the most bizarre in NASCAR history.

    And Brad Keselowski tweeted most of it live. From his race car. Then he provided another update minutes after crashing at 190 mph.

    And oh, yeah, Matt Kenseth picked up his second Daytona 500 title.

    "You would think after 65 years and running all the races that NASCAR has run ... that you've seen about everything," NASCAR President Mike Helton said. "You do think about, 'Oh, my gosh, if that can happen, what else can happen?'"

  • Wind Advisory in Effect Until 6 p.m. Tuesday

    THE WIND ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS EVENING.

    * LOCATION... NORTHWEST PLATEAU AND HIGHLANDS... LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY AND THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY INCLUDING ALBUQUERQUE.

    * WINDS... WEST TO SOUTHWEST AT 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

    * TIMING... STRONG WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SUNSET. PEAK WINDS WILL OCCUR BY EARLY AFTERNOON.

    * VISIBILITY... LOCALLY REDUCED BELOW 3 MILES IN BLOWING DUST ACROSS THE LOWER AND MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY... AND BLOWING SNOW ACROSS THE NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS AND LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY.

    * LOCAL IMPACTS... HAZARDOUS CROSS WINDS WILL DEVELOP ON NORTH TO SOUTH ORIENTED ROADS... INCLUDING INTERSTATE 25 FROM BERNALILLO TO THE SIERRA COUNTY LINE. LOOSE OBJECTS MAY BECOME AIRBORNE.

  • VIDEO: Kenseth Wins Daytona 500 Again

    Matt Kenseth overcame a rain delay of more than 24 hours and a two hour red flag period to win the Daytona 500 for the second time.

  • VDEO: Wearable Computing Could Take Off

    Technology once reserved for laptop computers and smartphones has now become so small it can be worn on the wrist like a watch.

  • Judge issues decision in NM House redistricting

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A state district court has ordered a new plan for revamping the political districts of the 70-member House of Representatives, lumping together Democratic Nick Salazar and Thomas Garcia in a consolidated district in north-central New Mexico.

    Retired State District Judge James Hall issued his decision on Monday, meeting a deadline set by the state Supreme Court. The justices overturned an earlier redistricting plan ordered by Hall last month and directed him to revamp it.