|Agent Brian Terry (1970 - 2010)|
Posted by Jim Spence on Saturday, April 16, 2011
Fox News - Ciudad Juarez – A prosecutor who oversaw investigations in this violent Mexican border city was gunned down Friday outside his home, the Chihuahua state Attorney General's Office said. Mario Ramon Gonzalez was attacked at 8:20 a.m. while he was on his way to the Ciudad Juarez branch of the state AG's office.
According to the initial investigation, Gonzalez was shot at by gunmen wielding rifles who had arrived at his home in three black vehicles. Gonzalez's body was found next to his car in the driveway and the area was subsequently cordoned off by dozens of state, municipal and federal police while forensics experts and homicide detectives gathered evidence. Also in Juarez, three children under the age of 5 were killed when their home caught fire Thursday following a Molotov cocktail attack. The mother of the three children, who was inside the home at the time of the attack, suffered burns, officials said, adding that dozens of rescue workers were rushed to the scene in a vain attempt to save the youths. More than 8,500 people have been killed in Ciudad Juarez, located across the border from El Paso, Texas, and dubbed Mexico's murder capital, in the past four years. Read full story here: News New Mexico
KOB - TV - SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A yellow ribbon ceremony is planned Wednesday for about 65 members of the New Mexico National Guard who are being deployed to Afghanistan. The ceremony for the members of Company C, 1st Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment will be held at 10 a.m. at the regional training institute at National Guard headquarters in Santa Fe. Read full story here: News New Mexico
KOB - TV SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - State officials are imposing fire restrictions across much of New Mexico because dry conditions and high winds have resulted in extreme fire danger. The restrictions in all but four northern New Mexico counties will go into effect Saturday at 8 a.m. The restrictions apply to fireworks, smoking, campfires and open fires in 29 out of the 33 counties. The secretary of the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department, John Bemis, says some areas of the state have not seen appreciable moisture in as many as 150 days. Bemis is urging people to follow the restrictions to protect lives and property in their communities. Read full story here: News New Mexico
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