The Daily Populous

Tuesday January 17th, 2023 day edition

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Albuquerque police on Monday arrested the man they say is the “mastermind” behind a recent string of shootings targeting Democratic lawmakers’ homes.

Investigators also believe Pena was present for at least one of the shootings.

Pena ran unsuccessfully in the House District 14 race and claimed on social media he should have won the election.

He also visited three of the targeted officials’ homes unannounced in November complaining the election was fraudulent and should not be certified.

“APD essentially discovered what we had all feared and what we had suspected — that these shootings were indeed politically motivated,” Mayor Tim Keller said at a news conference.

Both Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, a Democrat, and the House Republican Leader Ryan Lane, R-Aztec, issued statements applauding law enforcement and condemning violence.

In early January APD disclosed that it was investigating several shootings targeting Democratic elected officials’ homes around the city. »

Kentucky teen who compiled 'kill list' allowed to return to school

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The worried parents spoke out last week after they learned that the Boone County Board of Education had allowed the 14-year-old to return to school despite having been charged with second-degree terroristic threats.

Wyckoff was also adamant that his son will remain at Connor High School even though he was one of the threatened students.

"I am aware that some parents have moved their children to other schools, but I will not move my son," he said. »

Jay Withey: Buffalo blizzard hero who sheltered more than 20 people from the storm is awarded Super Bowl tickets by the Buffalo Bills

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He rescued 24 people from their cars during the Buffalo blizzard and sheltered them in a nearby school.

@ThurmanThomas, @PThomas3434, and @BCBSWNY thanked Jay Withey for his acts of heroism with two tickets to Super Bowl LVII!

Withey spoke to CNN as he tailgated before the Bills’ game against the Miami Dolphins, which Buffalo won 34-31. »

Why some people can't tell left from right

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Preventable medical mistakes frequently involve wrong-sided surgery: an injection to the wrong eye, for example, or a biopsy from the wrong breast.

These "never events" – serious and largely preventable patient safety accidents – highlight that, while most of us learn as children how to tell left from right, not everyone gets it right.

Left-right discrimination is actually quite a complex process, calling upon memory, language, visual and spatial processing, and mental rotation. »

988 Lifeline sees boost in use and funding in first months

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The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline received over 1.7 million calls, texts and chats in its first five months.

That's nearly half a million more than the old 10-digit Suicide Prevention Lifeline fielded during the same period the year before.

The number of abandoned calls fell from 18% in November 2021 to 12% last November. »