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96-Year-Old War War II Veteran To Receive Honorary Degree

96-Year-Old War War II Veteran To Receive Honorary Degree

Pritikin, holding a photo where he is standing with Company D, first battalion, third regiment of the Marines.Silver City, NM – Every Mustang home basketball and volleyball game, Leonard Pritikin can be seen front row, in a bright yellow jacket and a veteran cap. He's a familiar sight to student-athletes and this December he'll be introduced to the entire graduating class, receiving an honorary degree from Western New Mexico University President Joseph Shepard.

"For so many years, I was kicking myself in the pants and sorry that I never went and got that degree," said Pritikin, a 96-year-old veteran. "Now I never have to kick myself in the pants anymore thanks to Dr. Shepard and the Board of Regents."-- Continue reading

State Police Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols in Counties Across the State in December 2016

Statewide - State Police will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints, Saturation Patrols, and Registration, Insurance and Drivers' License Checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of December 2016.

We are bringing awareness to this, in an effort to reduce alcohol related fatalities, through continued media attention and intensive advertising. These checkpoints are helping to change society's attitude about drinking and driving.-- Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving 2016

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Freeport-McMoRan Completes $1.5 Billion At-the-Market Equity Offering

To download a PDF of the release, please visit the following link: Freeport-McMoRan Completes $1.5 Billion At-the-Market Equity Offering

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced today the completion of its at-the-market offering of common stock announced on July 27, 2016. FCX raised $1.5 billion in gross proceeds through the sale of 116.5 million shares of FCX common stock in open market transactions since July 28, 2016. The shares were issued pursuant to FCX’s shelf registration statement.-- Continue reading

Update on Sunday's Thanksgiving Dinner by W and N Enterprises

By Mary Alice Murphy

According to Debbie Nennich, who with her husband, Jim, own W&N Enterprises in Silver City, the "Time for Sharing" annual event on a Sunday before Thanksgiving, fed 1301 peopl-- Continue reading

Felon arrested for possessing arsenal

By Roger Lanse

According to a Silver City Police Department document, Ruben Torrez, 30, of Silver City, was arrested on eight counts of possession of a firearm by a felon, one count of possessing methamphetamine, and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

On Sept. 21, 2016, a woman, who was attempting to sell insurance, went to 800 W. Market St. under the impression it was a business and walked in the northeast door, the police report said. She advised officers that once inside she observed males with an open backpack, which appeared to be full of drugs and also saw several guns. She told officers that she thought she knew one of males, who was pointing a gun with a green laser at the wall. The report stated the woman became hysterical and quickly left the building and contacted law enforcement. Officers attempted to make contact with those inside the building but no one came to the door although the air conditioning was running, and there were vehicles parked outside.-- Continue reading

Using stolen debit card to buy TV nets man's picture on security camera

By Roger Lanse

Richard Reed, 40, of Silver City, had a warrant issued on Nov, 16, by Grant County Magistrate Court for his arrest. Reed is charged with two counts of unauthorized use of a debit card of another, two counts of forgery, three counts of identity theft, and one count of fraudulent use of a credit card.

The charges stem from the use of stolen debit cards to purchase a 55-inch television, a Samsung phone and a Strait Talk Unlimited prepaid phone card at Walmart on Oct. 18.-- Continue reading

Crash near Fox Field injures pregnant woman

A crash involving a vehicle vs pedestrian occurred on November 20, 2016, at about 5:49 pm. A 37-year-old female was apparently crossing in the crosswalk on 32nd Street adjacent to Fox Field. when she-- Continue reading

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