Coach Jim Bradley Suffers Stroke

The Trojan Football Facebook page for Mayfield High School and the Las Cruces Sun-News are reporting that legendary football coach Jim Bradley suffered a stroke yesterday and is recovering from neuro-surgery in a Las Cruces area hospital. More details to follow.

Legislators Ask for $3 Billion Capital Outlays

KRQE TV — Every year, lawmakers get the chance to request money for local projects for their districts, and this year is no different. Legislators have asked for money for hundreds of projects, everything from building a little league field in Albuquerque's North Valley to constructing a sewer line at Elephant Butte. The total pricetag for all requested projects is more than $3 billion.
"Everyone wants to take a little pork back to their districts," said Rep. Andy Nunez, I-Hatch.
Capital outlay projects are funded by severance tax bonds, which are funds collected from natural resources extracted from New Mexico. This year, Sen. Carlos Cisneros, D-Questa, said $130 million will be available for local projects statewide. "The list goes on and on," said Cisneros. Read full story here: News New Mexico


Cold Albuquerque Case Arrest Made in Bay Area

KOAT TV - After 25 years on the run, a man accused of brutally killing his wife was finally captured on Monday. Albuquerque Police Department's Cold Case Unit uncovered the clues leading to the arrest in the Aug. 4, 1987, slaying. It's the kind of cold case that police find especially frustrating, they say, because they believe they who did it but the suspect vanished before they could put him away. Now, a quarter of a century later, they've got a break in the case and hope the suspected killer will finally face justice. Police said Diedre Brewington, 37, was shot and killed at her apartment on Coal Avenue in southwest Albuquerque. Her husband, Ronald Brewington, is the APD's main suspect. Police said the two had separated and Diedre wanted a divorce, but her husband vanished a short time later and hasn't been seen since -- until Monday. Read full story here: News New Mexico

Governor Backs Military Retirement Tax Break

Susana Martinez
KOB TV - It was a big day at the state capitol for New Mexico veterans, who rallied with the governor for some of her pet projects to make their lives a little easier. We are talking jobs and money - music to anybody's ears, but especially for veterans returning home and those retiring with military pensions.
Governor Susana Martinez backs a proposal to give retiring veterans a 25 percent tax exemption on their retirement pay that would gradually climb to 100 percent by 2016. She also favors giving a $1,000 tax exemption to employers who hire veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
"They have sacrificed and risked their lives to fight enemies of our country half a world away," Martinez said. "They come home, take off their uniforms, and find that there are no job openings." Read full story here: News New Mexico