Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
More information is available regarding the armed robbery that was reported briefly in yesterday’s news. Silver City Police responded to Family Dollar after an employee called to report the theft of the store’s bank deposit bag, which contained roughly $1,550. Police arrived and, after reviewing security camera footage, were approached by a man who matched the description of the robber. Silver City Police identified the man as David Benny Dunnavan of Tucson, and transported him for investigation. Dunnavan is in custody at Grant County Detention Center.
The Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees held a special meeting to discuss the resignation of Chief Executive Officer Brian Cunningham. Board Chairman Jeremiah Garcia made a motion to accept the resignation effective December 5th, and Cunningham has agreed to serve for 60 days to help the transition to a new CEO. Cunningham cited the beginning of a new cycle of change as his reason for stepping down, saying it is in the hospital’s best interest that he resign before GRMC gets too far into this next cycle.
Famr and Foreign Agricultural Services Deputy Under Secretary Alexis Taylor recently announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will accept more than 504,000 acres for the Conservation Reserve Program Grasslands enrollment. Grasslands threatened by development or conversion to row crops are maintained as livestock grazing areas, while providing important conservation benefits. The USDA reminds producers that it is still accepting additional offers for Conservation Reserve Program Grasslands.
U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich in a recent letter urged President Obama to take action and protect the young immigrants known as DREAMers from deportation. In particular, he called on the president to use his presidential pardon power. Senator Heinrich has been a leading voice for young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children.