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September 20, 2018
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First News: Police are hoping to reunite $20,000 in stolen jewelry with its rightful owner. (listen)
(KSFR) - Santa Fe police are seeking the owner of $20,000 worth of presumably stolen jewelry. After two young men offered to sell the pieces for $100, a local jeweler made the purchase, got their identities, and then called authorities. The police say the jewelry does not match up with anything that's been reported stolen. A photo of one of the pieces is on KSFR's web site.

The manhunt continues for 18-year-old Joe C. Rivera, the suspected gunman in a Xmas Day double homicide just south of Santa Fe. Police now say they believe Rivera fled the scene of the crime in a car with several other occupants. Rivera is considered armed and dangerous and is wanted on a $1 million cash only bond.

Members of the New Mexico Pediatric Society say they are hoping for a ban on assault weapons and tighter firearm safety laws, following the school shootings in Connecticut. But they're unsure whether the laws should be formed at the state or at the federal level. The society has some 200 members. Its president says more than half of the families she treats in Albuquerque have guns at home. More in today's Albuquerque Journal.

A new analysis of data from the most recent US Census puts New Mexico in low standing for the number of high school graduates per capita as well as for the number of those adults possessing a bachelor's degree. Ranking at 43rd place, our state's numbers for high school diplomas is 83% of the population. We're 34th for college degrees with 25%. Nationally, 85% of adults are high school graduates and 28% hold bachelor's degrees.

Santa Feans have several options for getting rid of their Christmas trees. They can be dropped off at the city's Buckman Road transfer station and at the city's Environmental Services Division on Siler Road. Paynes Nursery on St. Michael's Drive will also take them beginning Monday.

Weather for Santa Fe - partly sunny today with a high only near 28 degrees. Overnight lows tonight near nine with windchill as low as minus three. Mostly sunny for the weekend with highs in the 30s. For Monday, New Year's Eve, meteorologist Brian Guyer with the weather service says that potential big storm now seems likely to bring only intermittent light snows to our area ****
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