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Today's News

  • 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.

  • VIDEO: Canada Train Wreck Under Investigation

    A Canadian Via Rail passenger train derailed west of Toronto Sunday, killing three railroad employees and injuring dozens of passengers.

  • Officials: Student brain dead in Ohio shooting--Video Extras

    CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — A student wounded in an Ohio school shooting has been declared brain dead, authorities said Tuesday, the second reported fatality in an attack that began when a teenager opened fire in the cafeteria at a suburban Cleveland high school a day earlier.

    The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office received the word about Russell King Jr. just before 1 a.m. Tuesday, according to office administrator Hugh Shannon.

    "The cause and manner of death of this case are under on-going investigation and will be released upon completion," Shannon said in a statement.

  • LA boys, girls get bottom seed in 4A tourneys

    Both the Los Alamos boys and girls basketball teams made the Class 4A state tournament field. Unfortunately for both, the teams will be going in as the No. 16 seed.

    Los Alamos' boys finished as the bottom seed in that tournament and will face the Goddard Rockets, the No. 1 seed in the state, Saturday night.

    Friday night, the Hilltopper girls will take on the Grants Pirates, the top seed in the girls 4A tournament. This is a rematch from the 2010-11 state tournament.

    More information on the tournaments will be in Tuesday's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • NASCAR postpones Daytona 500 for first time ever

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Daytona 500 has been postponed for the first time in its 54-year history.

    NASCAR postponed The Great American Race after heavy rain saturated Daytona International Speedway on Sunday.

    Officials spent more than four hours waiting for a window to dry the famed track, but it never came. And when the latest storm cell passed over the speedway, they had little choice but to call it a day and reschedule.

    The 500-mile race was rescheduled for noon Monday. It will be aired on Fox.