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Grants Man Arrested for Posting Threats on Internet

on December 21, 2012 - 7:02am

FBI News:

This morning the FBI arrested Paulo Nikko Peral, 20, of Grants, New Mexico, on a criminal complaint charging him with transmitting a threat to injure another in interstate commerce, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 875(c.)

Paulo’s arrest was announced by U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales and Carol K.O. Lee, Special Agent in Charge of the Albuquerque Division of the FBI.

Peral made his initial appearance in federal court this afternoon. He remains in federal custody pending a preliminary hearing and a detention hearing, which are scheduled for tomorrow morning.

The criminal complaint

Corker Burn Pit Registry Passes Senate Unanimously

on December 20, 2012 - 11:17am
Sen. Udall in June with MSgt. Jessey Baca and his wife Maria of Albuquerque who detailed Jessey's ailments believed caused by exposure to open burn pits. Courtesy/Tom Udall's Office
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M. and Bob Corker, R-Tenn., announced today that their bipartisan legislation to create a registry of service members and veterans who were exposed to toxic chemicals and fumes from open-air burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan has passed the Senate.
 
The Burn Pit Open Registry Act was included as part of an omnibus veterans measure, S.

County's Insurance Carrier Settles Lawsuit

on December 20, 2012 - 11:04am
Staff Report
 
Los Alamos County's insurance carrier, the New Mexico Self-Insurer’s Fund, has settled a lawsuit filed by a former Parks and Recreation Department employee.
 
Melody Cross, a senior office specialist with the Parks Department filed the lawsuits in First Judicial District Court against Los Alamos County, Parks Manager Richard McIntyre and Parks Department employee Randy Lucero.
 
Cross charged the defendents with infliction of emotional distress, battery, punitive damages and prima facie tort, a term used in modern legal English to signify that on first examination, a

Column: Looming REAL ID Act Deadline

on December 20, 2012 - 10:36am
Column by Stephanie Garcia Richard
State Representative Elect, District 43

Over the past few weeks several community members have contacted me about the REAL ID Act and a looming Jan. 15 deadline.

The primary concern is that New Mexico is currently not in compliance with the REAL ID Act.

This means New Mexicans may not be able to use their drivers’ licenses to board commercial airlines after Jan. 15.

If this occurs, it could have alarming effects on our state and community. Public concern over this issue has been heightened by recent news stories and statements from public officials.

Local Bus Slides Into Ditch

on December 20, 2012 - 8:22am

An Atomic City Transit bus slid into a ditch at about 10.30 a.m. Wednesday during snowfall as it traveled the first main left turn going up toward the Ski Hill. No injuries were reported. Photo by J. Roberts

Photo by J. Roberts

Photo by J. Roberts

I-25 SB Lanes at Old Pecos Trail Closed Saturday Morning

on December 20, 2012 - 7:57am

NMDOT News:

The New Mexico Department of Transportation will be closing I-25 southbound lanes at Old Pecos Trail in Santa Fe early Saturday morning, Dec. 22.

The lanes will be closed at 3 a.m. to allow workers to erect a large overhead sign structure at the St. Francis Drive interchange and by 5 a.m. should be re-opened.
 

During the closure, southbound I-25 traffic will be detoured onto Rabbit Road and then directed back to the Interstate at St. Francis Drive.

Northbound I-25 traffic will not be affected by the closure.

Don’t Let a D.W.I. Crash Your Holidays

on December 20, 2012 - 7:49am

NMDOT News:

SANTA FE – The holidays are here and that means celebrations and parties, many of which include punched up eggnog, champagne and even hot toddies. 

While we’re not saying don’t enjoy yourself, we are saying do NOT get behind the wheel of a car after enjoying these or any other alcoholic beverages. Not even one.

Most people assume the standard breath/blood alcohol content for a D.W.I.

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