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Second Terror Attack Halted, Police Say, After 13 Killed, 100 Injured In Barcelona

Updated at 3:30 a.m. ET Friday Hours after a van drove into a crowd of people in Barcelona, Spain, Spanish police say they've thwarted a second terrorist attack. Authorities say the two attacks are linked. Police say five suspects wearing explosives — later determined to be fake — were killed after a shootout with security forces in the Catalan coastal town of Cambrils located about 70 miles southwest of Barcelona. Six civilians and a police officer were injured, police say . Catalan police...

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Healing Ourselves As We Age

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Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with New Mexico Ayurveda Physician and Curanderismo Practitioner, Athena B. Wolf. She says these ancient healing systems are still being used to heal imbalances associated with aging such as osteoporosis, prostrate problems, heart disease, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

A 27-hour closure is scheduled to start at 3 am this Sunday, Aug. 20.  The I-10 Eastbound ramps at Sunland Park will close for 27 hours – from 3 am to 6 am the next day.  The upside:

  • I-10 in both directions near Sunland Park will be open.
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  • The Sunland Park Overpass at I-10 will be open.

For motorists on I-10 East who want to access retailers along Sunland Park Drive, they may:

Santa Fe – New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) and the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) are hosting a free 

LAS CRUCES –District Judge Fernando Macias sentenced Zachary Cadena, 23, of Chaparral, to two and a half years minus one day in prison after a Las Cruces jury convicted him in April of battery upon a peace officer and resisting, evading or obstructing an officer,Doña Ana County District Attorney Mark D’Antonio announced Thursday. Battery upon a peace officer is a fourth-degree felony, while the resisting charge is a misdemeanor. Macias imposed the maximum prison sentence on both counts.

Planning An Event? PLAN To Recycle!

11 hours ago

When temperatures start cooling, many festivals heat up in and around Las Cruces. Labor Day marks the beginning of numerous outdoor events – Hatch Chile Festival, Diez Y Seis de Septiembre Fiesta in Las Cruces, Las Cruces Harvest Wine Festival, to name a few – but now is the time festivals are being planned.

This year, if you are planning an event, PLAN to recycle!

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SANTA FE, NM – The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) reports the death of a 61-year-old San Juan County man from West Nile virus (WNV). His death is the state’s first known West Nile virus death of 2017.  In addition, four Bernalillo County residents have tested positive for West Nile virus and have been hospitalized, bringing the total number of lab confirmed cases of WNV in the state this year to seven.

Las Cruces-Area Phone Scam

11 hours ago

A resident has alerted the Doña Ana County Manager’s Office that she received a call today from an automated service seeking personal information in relation to a resort vacation promotion. She reported that the caller ID indicated the call came from Doña Ana County.

   “We’re not in the resort vacation business, and we would never place such a call in person or through an automated system,” said Doña Ana County Interim Manager Chuck McMahon.

   Anyone who receives such a call should not divulge any personal information or contact information.

New Mexico Pension Managers Contemplate Benefit Reforms

12 hours ago

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Managers of New Mexico's two major public pension funds say a recent surge in investment earnings will not be enough to address an accumulation of unfunded financial obligations to retirees.

New Mexico Educational Retirement Board Executive Director Jan Goodwin told a panel of lawmakers on Thursday that changes to pension benefits and contributions are under consideration to address $7.4 billion in unfunded liabilities.

New Mexico State Police: 4 Dead In 3-Vehicle Wreck On I-40

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SANTA ROSA, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say three South Carolina residents and a woman from Colorado are dead after a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 40 in eastern New Mexico.

The New Mexico State Police says the crash occurred Wednesday night near Santa Rosa, which is 117 miles (188 kilometers) east of Albuquerque.

Army Colonel Suspended From Command Of Unit After DWI Arrest

12 hours ago

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — An Army colonel has been temporarily suspended from command of a unit stationed in Texas after she was arrested in southern New Mexico and accused of driving while under the influence.

The El Paso Times reports that Col. Shana Peck was arrested Aug. 11 after allegedly driving off a road near an intersection in New Mexico's Otero County.

The 49-year-old Peck is commander of the 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade stationed at Fort Bliss, part of which extends across the state line into Otero County.

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A Reality Check On Supporting Nazis

11 hours ago

Commentary: 75 years ago, my father was fighting Nazis in Germany. He and the other members of the Greatest Generation defeated the Nazis then. Who knew that today we would still have to fight those who wave that same flag?

Then, the general who lead the fight against the Nazis went on to become President of the United States as a member of the Republican Party. Today, the man who won the last election for President claims to be a member of that same party and yet defends Nazis.

On Liberty, Freedom, and Open Carry

11 hours ago

Commentary: Although he politely bade me good morning, his clothing was a little odd: reminiscent of a 19th century cowboy from a movie, except for the very modern handgun openly displayed on his hip.

The Jeffersonian distinction between “liberty” and “freedom” goes something like this: liberty is something you are free to do while freedom, in Thomas Jefferson’s writing, typically refers to being free from oppression or tyranny. Thus, while liberty is one of the inalienable rights mentioned in the Declaration of Independence, it has never been the case that liberty is absolute.

Commentary: New Mexicans are calling on Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to recommend no modifications to Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks or Río Grande del Norte national monuments to President Trump.

Who's The Boss?

Aug 13, 2017

Commentary: It could be the leader of a nation or the CEO of a corporation or the manager of a local fast food outlet, but you might recognize this person. You know, the man or woman boss that just happens to know everything about everything. The one that’s always the smartest person in the room. The one that’s always right. The one who takes credit for success and none of the blame for mistakes or failures. The one whose top priority is always their own self and making sure they look good in the eyes of everyone around them.

Goodman: SB4 Damages Law Enforcement In Texas

Aug 13, 2017
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  Commentary: Texas limits deer-hunting to certain seasons, but is making it open season all year long on Latinas without papers. 

 

SB4 makes it criminal for a police chief or sheriff to direct officers not to ask for people's papers.

 

Latinos and law-enforcement are united in opposing this bill.

 

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