Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest recently visited Fort Bayard Medical Center to bring some holiday cheer to the residents there. Roughly 90 girls, parents, and siblings sang Christmas Carols at the Center. The Girl Scouts also donated three full grocery bags of slippers and socks to the residents.
Silver City Police officers were dispatched early Sunday morning to the Walgreens pharmacy in reference to a burglary in progress. Officers were advised that the alarm company reported a male wearing a hoodie could be seen inside the pharmacy. The man, identified as Paul Thornton, 25, was placed under arrest and, while receiving medical attention for overdosing on several prescriptions, was found to have a number of stolen pills hidden on his person.
The Travel Management Rule goes into effect across the remaining two districts of the Gila National Forest on January 1st, 2017. The Rule is mandated across all national forests and prohibits motor vehicle use off designated routes and roads. This action now implements the Travel Management Rule for the entire Gila National Forest. The motor vehicle use map is free of charge and is available at any Gila National Forest office or online at http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/gis/USFS_Southwestern_Region_MVUM_Repository.html.
Today Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes pre-filed a bill to broaden “Baby Brianna’s Law,” which would make all acts of intentional child abuse resulting in the death of the child punishable by life imprisonment regardless of the age of the child. The legislation would expand Baby Brianna’s Law to include all children under the age of 18. Currently, individuals who intentionally abuse a child resulting in the death of the child face life in prison only if the child is under the age of 12.