• Leagues, casinos lobby states for cut of legal sports bets
    by BEN NUCKOLS on March 20, 2018 at 6:40 am

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With the Supreme Court poised to rule on a case that could end the federal ban on sports gambling, more than a third of U.S. states are considering legislation to get in on the action, and professional leagues and casino interests are lobbying against each other for the biggest cut of the […]

  • Man accused of stabbing roommate was arrested
    by The Associated Press on March 20, 2018 at 6:38 am

    LEONARDTOWN, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police say a man accused of stabbing his female roommate has been arrested. A state police news release says 37-year-old Gary Flint Jr. was taken into custody Monday after barricading himself in a home for several hours. Troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack received a call about […]

  • Bernalillo County to sell recovery home after complaints
    by The Associated Press on March 20, 2018 at 6:36 am

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s largest county has abandoned plans to run a recovery home for homeless women after getting pushback from neighbors. The Albuquerque Journal reports Bernalillo County recently announced it is selling the building that was meant to house the recovery home. Bernalillo County spokesman Larry Gallegos says there was so much […]

  • San Juan College joins other universities, raises tuition
    by The Associated Press on March 20, 2018 at 6:34 am

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Another New Mexico college is raising its tuition amid decrease funding from the state. The Daily Times of Farmington, New Mexico, reports San Juan College’s Board of Trustees approved a tuition increase last week to generate more than $500,000 in needed revenue. The board unanimously decided to increase tuition by $3 […]

  • Deputies: New Mexico man attacked girlfriend over NCAA game
    by The Associated Press on March 20, 2018 at 6:32 am

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man is facing charges after authorities said he got angry while watching an NCAA Tournament basketball game and attacked his girlfriend. The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office said Samuel Goodhope was arrested early Friday following a frantic 911 call from the girlfriend who told deputies she had escaped Goodhope’s […]

  • Arizona man accused of forging deeds in a home loans scam
    by The Associated Press on March 20, 2018 at 6:31 am

    PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona grand jury has indicted a man who allegedly used fake deeds in an attempt to take out loans on homes he didn’t own including one valued at $3.5 million. State prosecutors say Daniel Barraza Nevarez was indicted on multiple felony counts of fraudulent schemes and artifices, money laundering, forgery and […]

  • New Mexico delegation suggests name for new nuclear sub
    by The Associated Press on March 20, 2018 at 6:29 am

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s congressional delegation says the U.S. Navy’s next nuclear submarine should be named “USS Los Alamos” in recognition of the community’s contributions. The delegation sent a letter to Navy Secretary Richard Spencer on Monday citing the founding of Los Alamos National Laboratory, the once-secret federal installation that helped develop […]

  • Briton in Cambodian wild party case given suspended sentence
    by The Associated Press on March 20, 2018 at 6:28 am

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A Cambodian court has found a British man guilty after he was arrested with other foreigners for allegedly posting photos on social media of sexually suggestive dancing at a party. Siem Reap provincial court spokesman Yin Srang said 31-year-old Daniel Jones was sentenced Tuesday to one year in prison for […]

  • Phoenix police ID wheelchair-bound man fatally hit by a car
    by The Associated Press on March 20, 2018 at 6:27 am

    PHOENIX (AP) — Police have identified a wheelchair-bound man who was struck and killed by a vehicle last week as he tried to cross a Phoenix street. Phoenix police say the victim was 73-year-old George Hatch. The say the accident occurred about 7:15 p.m. last Friday at 19th Avenue near Sunnydale Avenue. Police say Hatch […]

  • Navy says double-wall fix to fuel tanks could cost billions
    by The Associated Press on March 20, 2018 at 6:24 am

    HONOLULU (AP) — The Navy has estimated that the least expensive method of double-walling its fuel tanks that in 2014 spilled 27,000 gallons of fuel could cost between $500 million and $2 billion. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Monday that the costs are part of an agreement entered into by the Navy, Defense Logistics Agency, U.S. […]