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First News: Double homicide suspect captured and in custody on $1 million cash-only bond. (listen)
(2013-01-02)
(KSFR) - An 18-year-old man is being held in the county jail in lieu of a million-dollar bond on suspicion of being the gunman in a double homicide a week ago. The authorities say they spotted Joe Rivera in a pickup track with another man after a six-day manhunt. Rivera fled but was captured. The authorities say they are questioning possible accomplices in his escape.

The Santa Fe Children's Museum has raised more than $200,000 and officials there say it's enough to keep the doors open. The museum announced a few months ago it might have to close because of a budget shortfall. But special efforts apparently saved the day with the influx of donations. They say more are coming in.

Santa Fe's Public Utilities Committee meets this evening. They'll consider endorsing a resolution confirming Santa Fe's membership in and supporting the efforts of the Western Adaptation Alliance. That would have city government looking at ways of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from city operations while engaging the public in how the effects of climate change will impact citizens. The matter is headed to full city council at the end of the month.

State Sen. Peter Wirth of Santa Fe has filed draft legislation that would require food manufacturers to label genetically modified food sold in New Mexico. If Wirth's bill is approved, it would make it easier for consumers to know what's in their food. Wirth's bill mimics one that was introduced in California recently. But that one failed in the wake of a massive Vote No campaign by manufacturers.

For many people, this is the first work day of 2013 and employees in Albuquerque have seen their minimum wage boosted by a dollar to $8.50 an hour. Meanwhile, Santa Fe no longer holds the distinction of highest minimum wage in the nation. San Francisco now holds that title with a boost there to $10.55. The City Different, meanwhile, holds steady at $10.29 an hour but may rise in March in accordance with any uptick in the national Consumer Price Index.

Weather for Santa Fe - sunny and very cold for the next few days. Forecaster Mark Fettig with the National Weather Service office in Albuquerque notes how cold it got overnight and looks toward a possible weather system for next week **** Highs today and tomorrow right around 30 degrees.
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