Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
A candidate debate was held recently at WNMU’s Miller Library. Present were Senator Howie Morales from District 28, as well as Democratic House of Representatives candidates Mary Hotvedt from District 38 and Rudolpho “Rudy” Martinez for District 39. Republican candidates for District 38, Rebecca Dow, and District 39, John Zimmerman, were unable to attend due to scheduling conflicts.
Deming Police responded Wednesday morning to discover a 48 year-old man suffering from multiple stab wounds. The subject was transported to a local hospital and then flown to an El Paso hospital for treatment. Deming Police have arrested a 30 year old male suspect in connection with the stabbing. Witnesses at the scene gave a description of the suspect, who was located a few blocks away. The suspect was recently released from prison, and is being charged with aggravated battery with great bodily harm.
In sports action, the WNMU Lady ‘Stang Volleyball team’s winning streak was broken by Eastern New Mexico University in a hard fought 3-1 loss last night. WNMU is now 10-5 for the season and 2-2 in Lone Star Conference Action. WNMU plays at West Texas A&M on Friday night beginning at 6pm CST.
The U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives yesterday passed a resolution includes a short-term continuing resolution through December 9, 2016 to keep the government running by funding the government at levels consistent with last year’s bipartisan budget agreement, and includes new full-year funding levels for military construction projects and veterans affairs.
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez announced Wednesday she will convene a special session of the Legislature to try and plug a budget shortfall linked a downturn in oil and natural gas markets and also push for a vote on whether to reinstate the death penalty.
State regulators have approved a rate hike for Public Service Co. of New Mexico`s half a million customers, but it`s not as much as the electric utility had hoped for.