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FBI: Man Wearing Denver Broncos Baseball Cap Robs Rio Rancho Bank

on August 20, 2018 - 3:48pm
FBI News:
A man wearing a Denver Broncos baseball cap robbed a Rio Rancho bank Thursday, Aug. 16.
The suspect was described as a white or Hispanic male in his early to mid-30s, approximately 5'5” to 5'6” tall, with a thin build and acne scars on his cheeks. He wore a dark Denver Broncos baseball cap with an orange visor, a dark long-sleeve T-shirt with an Adidas logo on the front, khaki shorts, white shoes and sunglasses.
At approximately 4:51 p.m., the suspect walked up to the First Convenience Bank inside a Walmart store on 901 Unser Blvd. SE. He presented a demand note to a

TLC Plumbing & Utility: Trenchless Sewer Line Replacement Work In White Rock Aug. 28-29

on August 20, 2018 - 11:32am


TLC Plumbing & Utility will be doing a trenchless sewer line replacement Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 28-29 at 558 Todd Loop S., in White Rock.

Residents encounter road closure in front of the 558 Todd Loop S., home during the length of the project. TLC will maintain access and allow emergency vehicles through as needed.

Motorists are asked to be extremely cautious and reduce speed in the area.

Luján Calls For Martinez Administration To Provide Continuity Of Behavior Health Services For NNM

on August 20, 2018 - 5:46am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
WASHINGTON, D.C. Following the announcement that Tri-County Community Services will close at the end of this month, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) wrote to Gov. Susana Martinez and New Mexico’s Departments of Health, Human Services, and Children, Youth, and Families, calling on them to take swift action to provide northern New Mexicans with continuity of behavioral health services.
“After speaking with Secretaries Earnest and Gallagher, as well as the Governor’s Chief of Staff, I am encouraged that all parties involved will be able to

FBI: Navajo Nation Seek Public's Help Investigating Shiprock Man's Death

on August 20, 2018 - 5:35am
Herbert Whitehorse
FBI News:
The FBI and Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety are asking for the public's help after the body of a Native American man was found in an arroyo in Shiprock.
The body of Herbert Whitehorse, 67, of Shiprock, was discovered May 3. He possibly was last seen alive on or about April 15, 2018.
An autopsy determined Whitehorse died from blunt force trauma to his head.
Authorities want to talk to anybody who might have information about the events leading up to Whitehorse's death.
Call the FBI (24 hours) at 505.889.1300 or go online at

New Mexico Coalition Of Sexual Assault Programs Awarded $40K Grant To Help Low-Wage Workers Who Face Sexual Harassment

on August 20, 2018 - 5:31am
The New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs this week received a $40,000 grant from the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund to help low-wage workers in New Mexico who face sexual harassment in the workplace.
The grant, one of 18 awarded around the country, will support NMCSAP’s ongoing work on sexual harassment.

Pearce Announces Plan To Improve Road Safety In SE New Mexico

on August 19, 2018 - 8:36pm
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce
ALBUQUERQUE — Steve Pearce, candidate for Governor of New Mexico, has announced his plan to improve road safety in southeastern New Mexico by partnering with companies to construct private toll roads for commercial and oil and gas traffic. Pearce met with local business and community leaders in Carlsbad to announce his plan.
"We have all heard the tragic stories of accidents on our highways in southeastern New Mexico," Pearce said.