The Two-Way
10:20 am
Fri January 13, 2012

Suspect In Natalee Holloway Case Gets 28-Year Sentence For Murder In Peru

Joran van der Sloot, the 24-year-old Dutchman who remains the prime suspect in the still-unsolved 2005 disappearance of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway in Aruba, was just sentenced to 28 years in prison for the 2010 murder of a woman in Peru.

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The Salt
9:04 am
Fri January 13, 2012

Sick From The Stick: When Teens Cook Venison Kabobs

Epidemiologists say venison kabobs should be cooked carefully so that no harmful bacteria lingers.
iStockphoto.com

It's not every day that you hear about teenagers getting terribly ill from the deer they killed and cooked for a high school class. But that's what happened to 29 teenagers in Minnesota, who got sick after they helped hunt, process and cook seven white-tailed deer for an outdoor recreation and environmental science class.

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Television
8:56 am
Fri January 13, 2012

Walton Goggins: Playing Bad Boy Boyd On 'Justified'

Originally published on Fri January 13, 2012 10:11 am

This interview was originally broadcast on May 26, 2010. Justified returns for a third season on Fx on January 17, 2012 at 10pm EST.

One of actor Walton Goggins' earliest moments on stage came at a Georgia hog-calling competition when he was just 10 years old.

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Television
8:56 am
Fri January 13, 2012

Timothy Olyphant: Laying Down 'Justified' Laws

Timothy Olyphant plays Raylan Givens, a present-day U.S. marshal with Wild West inclinations on the FX series Justified.
Mark Seliger FX

This interview was originally broadcast on March 28, 2011. Justified begins its third season next week.

Timothy Olyphant plays Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens on the FX series Justified.

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It's All Politics
8:40 am
Fri January 13, 2012

Obama Government-Streamlining Offer Creates GOP Dilemma

President Obama proposal to streamline government will be challenging for the GOP to counter.
Ann Heisenfelt AP

Originally published on Fri January 13, 2012 10:54 am

Maybe even if it weren't a general-election year, President Obama would still be proposing that Congress give him the power to merge federal agencies to make the government smaller and more efficient.

But the fact is it is the year in which the president is seeking re-election, a year in which both the eventual Republican presidential nominee and Obama's GOP opponents in Congress will assert hundreds of times before it's over that he is a big-government Democrat.

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Regional
8:01 am
Fri January 13, 2012

Ex-NM Man Enters Plea In Illegal Trafficking Case

Las Cruces, NM – LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRWG) A former Alamogordo resident has pleaded guilty to conspiring to transport undocumented immigrants into the country.

Prosecutors say 58-year-old Mohamed Farooq Husain entered his plea Tuesday in federal court in Las Cruces.

He remains free pending his sentencing hearing, which hasn't been scheduled yet. Prosecutors say Husain faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

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Regional
7:57 am
Fri January 13, 2012

BLM To Study Sierra County Copper Mining Proposal

Hillsboro, New Mexico – HILLSBORO, N.M. (KRWG) The Bureau of Land Management says it plans to prepare an environmental impact statement for a proposed copper mine in south-central New Mexico.

The agency's decision comes nearly a year after New Mexico Copper Corp. first announced plans to reopen a mine near Hillsboro that had been shuttered for nearly three decades.

As part of the process, the BLM plans to hold scoping meetings in the area in the coming months.

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Regional
7:55 am
Fri January 13, 2012

Ex-Teacher In El Paso Gets 50 Years For Child Porn

El Paso, Texas – EL PASO, Texas (KRWG) A former West Texas teacher has been sentenced to the maximum 50 years in prison for child pornography and exploitation by the secret videotaping of youngsters.

A federal judge in El Paso on Thursday sentenced 35-year-old Marco Antonio Alferez.

The former dance instructor, who taught in five El Paso schools, pleaded guilty in August to sexual exploitation of children and to distribution of child pornography.

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Regional
7:54 am
Fri January 13, 2012

Prosecutors To Rest In Convicted Killer 2nd Case

Las Cruces, NM – LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRWG) The prosecution is expected to rest in another murder trial for a man already facing the death penalty for killing a Bernalillo County sheriff's deputy.

Prosecutors said they will likely rest their case Friday in Michael Astorga's trial over the death of an Albuquerque man. Astorga is accused of killing 27-year-old Candido Martinez over a car back in 2005.

That trial was ordered moved to Las Cruces after a judge ruled Astorga wouldn't get a fair trial in Albuquerque.

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