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Today's News

  • Police: Body found at Wash. park is that of gunman--video extra

    MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) — An armed Iraq War veteran suspected of killing a Mount Rainier National Park ranger managed to evade snowshoe-wearing SWAT teams and dogs on his trail for nearly a day. He couldn't, however, escape the cold.

    A plane searching the remote wilderness for Benjamin Colton Barnes, 24, on Monday discovered his body lying partially submerged in a mountain creek lined by deep snow and rugged terrain hours from where authorities could get to him.

    "He was wearing T-shirt, a pair of jeans and one tennis shoe. That was it," Pierce County Sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer said.

  • Raw Video: Times Square Revelers Cheer 2012

    Revelers erupted in cheers and celebration in New York's Times Square to welcome in the new year. It was part of many star-studded celebrations and glittering fireworks displays around the world to mark the start of 2012.

  • Raw Video: US Troops Ring in 2012 in Afghanistan

    US soldiers and those serving with the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan celebrated the New Year at the NATO base in Kabul, Afghanistan on Saturday.

  • Gusty Winds Slam Area

    LOCALLY GUSTY WINDS CONTINUING THROUGH LATE AFTERNOON...

    WEST WINDS WILL GUST LOCALLY TO 50 MPH AT TIMES THROUGH LATE AFTERNOON... WITH WINDS SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST AND DECREASING SPEED THROUGH EVENING. EXPECT STRONGEST GUSTS OVER HILLTOPS AND SUMMITS... AND THROUGH GAPS. EXPECT GUSTY WINDS NEAR LOS ALAMOS AND WHITE ROCK... ACROSS INTERSTATE 40 NEAR TIJERAS AND EDGEWOOD... AND ACROSS EASTERN SOCORRO AND LINCOLN COUNTIES ALONG HIGHWAYS 70 AND 380... AND HIGHWAY 54.

    THOSE DRIVING LARGE OR TALL VEHICLES SHOULD PREPARE FOR GUSTY WINDS AND BRIEF LOSS OF CONTROL BEFORE WINDS DECREASE BY LATE THIS AFTERNOON.



     

  • VIDEO: New Year's Fireworks Show in Sydney
  • World rings in 2012 and bids adieu to a tough year

    NEW YORK (AP) — With glittering fireworks and star-studded celebrations from New Zealand to Times Square, the world eagerly welcomed a new year and hoped for a better future Saturday, saying goodbye to a year of hurricanes, tsunamis and economic turmoil that many would rather forget.

    Revelers in Australia, Asia, Europe, South America and the South Pacific island nation of Samoa, which jumped across the international dateline to be first to celebrate, welcomed 2012 with booming pyrotechnic displays. Fireworks soared and sparked over Moscow's Red Square, crowds on Paris' Champs-Elysees boulevard popped Champagne corks at midnight, and up to a million revelers were expected to jam New York's Times Square for the famed crystal-paneled ball drop.

  • Police: NM mother stabs son while high on meth

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a mother was high on meth when she stabbed her 8-year-old son early Friday.

    Albuquerque television station KRQE reports that police arrived at an apartment complex on the city's northwest side to find the boy at a neighbor's home. He was bleeding from his neck.

    The boy is in stable condition. His injuries aren't life threatening.

    Police say the mother, 31-year-old Liesha Henderson, told officers she had being doing methamphetamines earlier. Police described her as combative and "very out of it."

    Charges against Henderson are pending.

  • Trinity Site: An idea whose time has passed

    Redevelopment of the “Trinity Site” into a shopping center has been pursued since 2005.  

    Times, circumstances, and the proposed development have all changed since then.  

    It is time to abandon this approach. 

  • Predicting 2012

    Happy New Year. Let’s see how the crystal ball looks this year. 

    HMMM … it looks clearer. Maybe that is because we’ve had a year to get acquainted with the new state administration.

    Oh, I see Gov. Susana Martinez pushing her drivers license bill up another steep hill. Maybe she should wait until next year and hope she has a Republican legislature.

  • Ninety days and counting

    Another school semester came to a close. Students scurried about searching for ways to improve their grades at the last minute.  

    Teachers found themselves staring at piles of papers to review, a mountain of tests to grade, endless emails from concerned parents, and a finals schedule conveniently permuted by inclement weather.