Fire crews are making progress in their efforts to contain the piedra fire that has been burning in the sandia mountains... the fire is burning in a remote area, and no structures are in danger. the fire has burned about 50 acres and is about 60-percent contained... two firefighters were said to have suffered minor injuries.
Hospitals across the country use a lot of products to keep hospitals clean... and yet still... hospital officials say 1 in 20 patients get a hospital-spread infection, and some of those are from hard-to-treat superbugs. the growing threat of the superbugs has hospitals doing new things, like using robot-like machines to wipe out the germs... but there's no good evidence that that tactic works.
Four people are recovering from injuries they received - when they were stabbed at an Albuquerque church on sunday. It happened near the end of mass at saint jude thaddeus parish in northwest albuquerque... 24-year-old Lawrence Capener reportedly jumped over several pews and rushed across the altar toward a group in the choir... Capener reportedly stabbed the church choir director, a flutist, and two other parishioners. All of the people who were injured are expected to survive. An off-duty police officer and several others subdued the attacker until police arrived. No word on what prompted the attack.
A Rio Arriba county sheriff's deputy was injured in a wreck this weekend... it happened on new mexico 68 on the north end of the espanola city limits. The deputy was in pursuit of a vehicle when an SUV hit the back of the sheriff squad car. The deputy was seriously injured. The driver of the SUV also was hurt in the crash.
The clock is ticking for people who have not yet filed their 2012 income taxes... today is the filing deadline. make sure the checks are in the mail and have a postmark of april 15th.
Navajo Nation leaders will be gathering for their spring session starting today... they'll be meeting in window rock. Tribal lawmakers are set to take up fewer than a dozen bills during the session... they'll formally adopt the agenda today and then hear reports from the tribal president and council speaker. Among the items they are set to talk about - is a lease extension for the coal-fired navajo generation station in page... the deal would increase annual payments to the navajo nation from 3-million-dollars to more than 40-million-dollars a year.