Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Bataan Elementary School fifth graders provided a small token of their appreciation for the New Mexico veterans of the Bataan Death March during World War II. Students read a poem they wrote about the history and aftermath of the Bataan Death March for their honored guests, the families of WWII veterans.
Senator Howie Morales, District 38, recently submitted a Letter in regards to a New Report on Fort Bayard Medical Center. The report, assembled by staff of the New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee, has revealed mismanagement at the state-run Fort Bayard Medical Center. The report is a follow up to previous analysis of conditions at State Department of Health facilities. In his letter, Senator Morales attempted to convey that the employees are excellent and dedicated, and that the problems identified in the report are a failure of the facility’s managers, not the employees.
In sports news: Western New Mexico University Hall of Fame men’s basketball player Matt Enriquez will now coach the team that he played four years for putting up numbers that landed him in the athletic hall of fame. Enriquez was named the new Head Men’s Basketball Coach Sunday taking over for Jeff Law who resigned his post shortly after the season.
The attorney general’s office is warning New Mexicans to be wary of people trying to steal their money during tax season. The attorney general’s office says there’s been an increase in reports of impersonators pretending to be from the IRS, calling people and asking them to verify personal details or threatening legal action if they don’t pay alleged back taxes.
New Mexico State Police reported three fatal car accidents on highways in New Mexico over the weekend. Four people, including two children, were kill on southbound I-25 in Las Cruces around midnight on Sunday after a Hyundai sedan came to a stop and was struck by a Ford sedan. A 5-year old sustained fatal injuries in a rollover accident on I-10 on Saturday around noon in Deming when a Nissan pickup truck rolled over and landed in the median. The third accident involved a motorcycle driver around 6 pm Saturday evening when the driver lost control of his motorcycle and collided with an oncoming Chevrolet pickup truck on Highway 119. According to KOB-4, all three accidents remain under investigation.