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HLC again places Luna Community College on probation

HLC again places Luna Community College on probation

From the Las Vegas Optic Just one year after Luna Community College ended a three-year struggle to maintain accreditation, the college has again been placed on probationary status. The Higher Learning Commission, a nonprofit agency that accredits around 1,000 colleges and universities in the U.S., has placed Luna on probation, citing in a Nov. 4…

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It was supposed to be their big break. Now two 24-year-olds are at the center of the ‘Rust’ shooting investigation

It was supposed to be their big break. Now two 24-year-olds are at the center of the ‘Rust’ shooting investigation

From the Los Angeles Times When Hannah Gutierrez Reed landed a job working on the Alec Baldwin western “Rust,” she couldn’t believe her luck. “How f— up is it that life’s been so good lately I can’t help but feel like I’m about to fall from grace?” she posted on Facebook on Sept. 29, two…

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Wheels of justice: Cases at center of violent summer advance through courts

Wheels of justice: Cases at center of violent summer advance through courts

From the Las Vegas Optic A single bullet pierced Cruz Gallegos’ rib cage in the early morning hours on June 15, 2019. Stumbling past his girlfriend in the doorway of a home on Chavez Street, Gallegos collapsed in the yard. Police and first responders attempted to save his life and prepared to airlift the 27-year-old to…

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Man twice convicted of rape faces new charges

Man twice convicted of rape faces new charges

From the Las Vegas Optic Content Warning: This story contains descriptions of sexual abuse that may be triggering and upsetting for some readers. Discretion is advised. A Las Vegas man with a criminal history of rape has been charged with raping his 6-year-old daughter. Emmanuel P. Stockman, 32, was charged late last month with first-degree…

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Police: Man rammed cruiser, led officers on high-speed chase

Police: Man rammed cruiser, led officers on high-speed chase

From the Las Vegas Optic A call about a suspicious vehicle led to a police car getting rammed and a high-speed chase on Interstate 25 earlier this month, according to court records. Police used a PIT maneuver to stop the vehicle on the interstate and arrested 35-year-old Hinoh Garris, charging him with aggravated assault on…

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When professional baseball had a home in Barelas

When professional baseball had a home in Barelas

From Downtown Albuquerque News Should Albuquerque voters approve, there’s a pretty good chance a new stadium will soon be constructed somewhere in greater Downtown in the coming years. But while that possibility may strike most area residents as a big new urban novelty for Albuquerque, it’s actually anything but. For much of the last century,…

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Suspect in 2017 murder gets 9 years in prison for separate case

Suspect in 2017 murder gets 9 years in prison for separate case

From the Las Vegas Optic A Villanueva man awaiting trial for first-degree murder in the 2017 death of family member Jimmy Griego has been sentenced to nine years in prison for having a weapon in jail. In August 2018, San Miguel County Detention Center correction officers saw Richard Joseph Griego, 35, reach for an item…

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