Here’s a look at today’s news:
A former Grant County Sheriff’s Deputy, Michael Aguirre, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Monday in District Court relating to a series of assaults committed last year. The sentence of the court, with Judge J.C. Robinson presiding, was 26 and a half years with 16 and a half years suspended. It will run concurrently with his sentence in his separate Las Cruces case whereby he received a suspended sentence and probation.
According to the National Retail Federation, parents and students are projected to spend $82.8 billion this year on back to school items and supplies. A survey from topcashback.com polled 1366 adults ages 18 and over and found some of these results: the most popular back to school purchases are: schools supplies at 87%; clothes at 84%; backpacks at 61%, and electronics at 26%. The top five places to shop are: Walmart at 69%; Amazon at 60%; Target at 54%, Online at 36%; and Clothing stores at 29%. Survey results also showed that 40% of parents are looking forward to the children being out of the house and 37% looking forward to some quiet time.
The Luna County Sheriff’s Office investigated a possible case of animal cruelty at the Ruff Ruff Animal Sanctuary, located at 7390 Rockhound Road SE in Deming. A total of 10 dogs were found deceased on the property early last month, and it has been determined the deaths were the result of neglect by negligent employees. The Luna County Sheriff’s Office reported that the kennel was overcrowded and that there were as many of 100 dogs on the premises. Reports show that Michael Tomas Muir, an employee, has been charged with 10 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty due to negligence.
According to the National Day calendar, today is “National Dollar Day”. On this day in 1786, Congress established the U.S. monetary system. The first dollar wasn’t printed until 1862 and would bear the image of President Abraham Lincoln’s Secretary of the Treasury, Salmon P. Chase. In 1869 the note was redesigned with a portrait of George Washington in the center. How much is one of those original dollar bills worth today you may ask? A heavily circulated 1862 one-dollar bill sells for between $150 to $300 today.