Manager accused of punching state employee in the face

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A state employee says her boss punched her in the face and stopped her from calling police. Now that supervisor has been charged. The employee told police the incident took place after her manager asked her to come into his office to “discuss her work performance.” In August, the female employee with the Human Services Department called Santa Fe Police, claiming her manager beat her up and refused to let her leave. Officers were called out to a medical cannabis program office in Santa Fe where the female employee told police her manager pushed her at least four different times and punched her in the face in order to stop her from calling police. According to the criminal complaint, Donald Ortega asked to meet with the woman to “discuss her work performance.” When the worker told the 51-year-old she was going to email his supervisor about their conversation, she told police that’s when Ortega became irate and unplugged her computer. When police talked to Ortega, he denied most of the accusations but admitted to taking the woman’s phone away because he “didn’t think police needed to be called.” In the police report, officers say the female employee did have scratches on her arms and a bruise on her left eye. Ortega is charged with battery and false imprisonment. KRQE News 13 called the governor’s office to see if Ortega is still on the job but have not heard back.
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Albuquerque daycare dealing with ongoing homeless problem

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A daycare near downtown Albuquerque says it needs help keeping its property safe. “I see cigarettes, bottles, wine bottles, pens, [and] chargers which could start electrical fires,” said Corina Barraza, co-owner of Kids Planet Child Development Center in the Barelas Neighborhood. Barraza says a few weeks ago, a group of homeless people set up camp on the property. She also says they’ve had problems with other homeless people passing out along the building. “They’re trying to read, trying to play and when they look out the window, that’s the first thing they see,” said Barraza. Barraza says she always calls Albuquerque Police when she sees homeless people on her property, but that they often don’t respond in a timely manner. “I have to call again just to see if someone can come out a little bit quicker. Maybe two calls warrant more of an emergency,” said Barraza. Barraza says officers often don’t come until the next day or at all. “It doesn’t get the attention. It should because we are a childhood center,” said Barraza. Barraza and parents want APD to move the homeless camp off of the property and away from the children. “They need a place to go so they’re not loitering around schools or places like that that makes other people feel uncomfortable,” said Ariel Burge, whose daughter goes to Kids Planet. KRQE News 13 reached out to the Albuquerque Police Department for comment but did not hear back.
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Denver Hosts 2017 “Solar Decathlon”

DENVER (CBS4) – Denver is home to his year’s “Solar Decathlon.” The competition, open to the public, draws college students from around the U.S. and Europe to show off full-size homes they’ve built themselves. The homes are judged on ten criteria, including being solar powered and energy efficient. Senator Michael Bennet quizzed students on some of Denver’s biggest challenges. “Here in Denver, a big thunderstorm or power outage would be your biggest concern, and again you can save that energy to the powerwall,” one student answered.
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A student answers questions posed by U.S. Senator Michael Bennet. (Credit: CBS)

The first solar decathlon started in Washington, D.C. in 2002.

Thanksgiving After a Long Year

It is nearly 10am, and I am still in my pajamas.

Flannel pants, which are too big, and a white cotton t shirt with little holes and stains all over it. Not pretty, but very comfortable. I have 5 days of stubble growth on my face, and I don’t plan on shaving. I am taking a few days off for the Thanksgiving long weekend.  Alright, I do have some small things to do.  Like client follow ups and some quotes etc. but for the most part, I am taking it off.  I have sent out a few emails, replied to a few messages…man I have a LOT of messages.  If I don’t get back to you this weekend, sorry… I also need to get a personal phone. I have turned on my out of office reply, and hopefully can take some time off. My coffee has gone cold, as type this.  Be right back… Teresa is at work.  That kind of sucks. But its work. Kaitlyn is still in bed.  I wish she would get up. Meagan is up with her friend who is sleeping over this week. They love to leave a trail of pink glittery beanie boo, pokemon card destruction in their wake. Noah is running around singing some song about shoes and superman…and there is a TON of racket coming from downstairs. Sounds like marble cannon balls being fired at Lego castles…I have not been downstairs yet, its probably a disaster. Legos are like the minefields of the child’s war zone… I also have not checked his diaper. The howitzer… Be right back.   When is that boy going to learn to poop on the potty? yuck So its thanksgiving. And as I read back my initial thoughts, I realize I have a lot to be thankful for.
  1. I am thankful for the ability to turn off the ringer on my phone.  It may upset some people. But I don’t want to talk today… or tomorrow. If you need to contact me, call the home phone, which I may or may not have turned the ringer off… which I am also thankful for. Facebook messenger may be the best way to get a hold of me, which I will check on occasion, if I feel like it.  I am also thankful for Facebook.
  2. Cancer & Chemo…  I am thankful for Cancer. Not that I had it, or that I had to have chemo, that all sucked worse than I ever thought possible.  I am thankful for Cancer because I got meet the Lord on a new level.  I was blessed to witness the communion of the saints like never before.  I saw the Love of Christ poured out through his hands (the church) in so many ways. I am thankful for chemo and doctors and nurses, whom the Lord used to save my life.  I am also thankful that my cancer appears to be gone, and I wont likely require anymore treatment.
  3. I am thankful for facial hair. While on chemo, my face was eerily smooth, I was thankful that I didnt have to shave while on chemo…but now I am thankful for the hair.
  4. I am thankful that our bank account dried up, and I was too weak to work full time. This caused us to start the business we now have. I can employ another brother from the church, I can support my family.  I have a truck. I am thankful for my truck.  4×4, heavy duty…I have always wanted a truck. *manly grunts*
  5. I am thankful that I have coffee which can get cold.  (and it has yet again) I am also thankful for the 16 year old microwave we have, which still works.
  6. I am thankful that I have a wife. And that she works.  The Lord blessing us with her job, helped us get through the past year of cancer, chemo, and a business start up.
  7. I am thankful that Kaitlyn has a bed in which she can waste a morning away.
  8. I am thankful that meagan has a friend over, and that we can afford to have all the toys that make up their pink glittery wake of beanie boo destruction…
  9. I am thankful that my kids are healthy, and that Noahs Diapers almost hold an entire night’s worth of pee and the morning howitzer…almost…I will be SO thankful when he is potty trained.
  10. I am thankful for this little neglected blog, and the old computer I can use to write posts with. I am thankful that anyone would want to read my thoughts. Really.  It is mindboggling.
  11. I am thankful for BC affordable housing, which we have lived in for the past 10 months.  It allowed has us to get back on our feet.  We move at the end of the month into a detached home with a big yard for my trailer and room for the kids to play.  I am thankful for that as well.
  12. I am thankful most of all for the active obedience of Christ.  For his sacrifice.  For his resurrection. For his ongoing intercession.  For the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, for grace, mercy and love.
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BCSO searching for suspect who shot clerk in northwest Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a suspect who shot a convenience store clerk in northwest Albuquerque. BCSO says it happened Friday night around 7:40 p.m. at the Chevron Station near Unser and Paradise. When they arrived, deputies found the clerk who had been shot in the groin. The man was taken to the hospital while conscious and breathing. Deputies say the suspect fled from the scene on foot. He is described as a Hispanic male, but no other information is available at this time. Earlier on Friday, another convince store clerk was shot during a robbery at a northeast Albuquerque Circle K . Police say the suspect in that case has since been arrested.
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Positively Chicago: Making House Calls To Seniors

(CBS) — His mission is house calls and bringing something senior citizens desperately need straight in to their homes. As CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports, what Dwayne Dobschuetez does is Positively Chicago. On his bicycle, rolling through traffic, it’s easy to mistake him for a delivery person, but that’s sort of what he is. The nurse practitioner delivers home care, making what used to be known as a house call. “When he knocked on the door I knew that healing was coming,” says Old Town resident Helen Haugnes, who received a recent visit. Dobschuetez explains: “People always say to me, ‘Is this something new?’ and I say no, this is something really old, but you have to be my age to remember the doctor coming to your house.” Dobschuetez sees geriatric patients, folks in their 80’s and 90’s. But at 70, he’s in the same category. “I joke that I graduated from the ER so that I could work with my people,” he says. Dobschuetez spent nearly three decades as an emergency room nurse, the kind of man who, for years, would check in on an elderly patient he met in the ER. “I couldn’t see any other way to follow up on him, and so that’s what I did — I went to his house,” he recalls. In those visits, he realized a new calling. So, five years ago, he went back to school to become a geriatric nurse practitioner. “I think I have an appreciation for what they are going through — the changes in their bodies,” he says. “Oh, my god, he’s done amazing things,” Dr. Lee Lindquisat says. Dobschuetez works in a new program for Northwestern Medicine’s geriatric practice. Doctors say many of these patients are often reluctant to venture out for an appointment with their physician. By brining care into a senior’s home, he can write prescriptions or check in on minor complications before they escalate. Doctors say he’s helped reduce hospitalizations in the patients he sees. “With Dwayne, he’s able to go there and almost rescue the health of the patient and bring them back,”  Lindquisat says. Helping the next patient is what keeps Dobschuetez on the road. “They say, ‘Can you go see this guy? How far will you go?’ and I’ve begun to realize in my mind I will go as far as it’s needed,” he says. He’s the first nurse practitioner in the Northwestern program, but with additional funding coming more nurses will be added to provide home care for seniors in the Northwestern neighborhood.

Bulls’ Kris Dunn Suffers Open Dislocation Of Finger, Out At Least ‘A Couple’ Weeks

By Cody Westerlund– CHICAGO (CBS) — The Bulls’ point guard competition appears to have been decided by default as it pertains to the regular-season opener on Oct. 19. Kris Dunn suffered an open dislocation of his left index finger in a 114-101 preseason win against the Bucks at the United Center on Friday night and will be out at least two weeks, coach Fred Hoiberg said. An open dislocation is when the bone protrudes the skin, and Hoiberg added that a tendon of Dunn’s was visible. “(Trainer) Jeff Tanaka popped it back in place, but with the open wound, it will be at least a couple weeks to get that healed,” Hoiberg said. “So he’ll get that stitched up. Then he’ll have an appointment with our hand specialist (Saturday), and we’ll go from there.” The injury occurred when Dunn rotated over and attempted to block Sterling Brown’s dunk with just less than nine minutes left in the game. His fingers appeared to bend awkwardly upon contact in mid-air.

Dunn immediately left the court for the locker room with trainers and was still being worked on postgame after Hoiberg and teammates had met the media. It’s possible Dunn, acquired from the Timberwolves in the Jimmy Butler trade in June, is out longer than two weeks, depending on the hand specialist’s assessment of the dislocation come Saturday. “I saw enough of it,” teammate Justin Holiday said when asked of his view of Dunn’s injury. “I don’t like seeing it, so I looked away.” Dunn was battling Jerian Grant for the starting point guard spot. After Grant largely outplayed him in the first two preseason games, Dunn was having a strong game Friday, scoring 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting before exiting in pain. “Kris was unbelievable tonight,” Hoiberg said. “He really went out there and was a ball hawk on defense, he was getting into the paint, making plays. His shot looked really good on that three he hit on the right wing. He really looked comfortable out there tonight. It’s unfortunate (the injury) happened.” Grant will now be in line to start at point guard on opening night in Toronto in just less than two weeks. After two strong games, Grant had four points on 1-of-6 shooting and four assists in 23 minutes Friday, his second start in three preseason contests. Fellow point guard Cameron Payne will be out until at least November after having offseason foot surgery. “Things happen, so next man up,” said Denzel Valentine, who had 15 points and was 5-of-6 on 3-point attempts. “We just got to keep grinding and playing for him.” Cody Westerlund is a sports editor for and covers the Bulls. He’s also the co-host of the @LockedOnBulls podcast, which you can subscribe to on iTunes and Stitcher. Follow him on Twitter @CodyWesterlund.

Kyle Hendricks In Command For Cubs In Game 1 Win

(CBS) The Cubs began their World Series defense with the same starter as in their Game 7 victory, and right-hander Kyle Hendricks deliver the same result for his team. Hendricks pitched seven shutout innings and earned the win in the Cubs’ 3-0 victory over the Nationals in Game 1 of the National League Division Series in Washington D.C. on Friday night. He kept a loaded Nationals lineup in check all game long by working his repertoire and forcing ground-ball outs. Hendricks finished with 70.6 percent ground-ball out rate on 27 batters faced. Cubs manager Joe Maddon was impressed with what Hendricks brought to the table, noticing an uptick in his velocity that he credited to adrenaline. Hendricks allowed just two hits — none after the second inning — and three walks while striking out six. “You saw the velocity on the board,” Maddon told reporters in Washington after the win. “For him to maintain those numbers the entire game is really impressive. And with that, that’s why the changeup becomes an even better pitch at that point.” Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg was charged with two unearned runs in seven innings of work, as the Cubs turned an error by third baseman Anthony Rendon into a pair of two-out runs in the sixth inning. Teammates in the dugout admired the way Hendricks competed on the big stage. He delivered in the biggest of stages last fall, keeping the Cubs in the lead during Game 7 of the 2016 World Series. His place as the Game 1 starter in the NLDS came as the Cubs sorted through their options with Jon Lester, Jose Quintana and Jake Arrieta. Ultimately, the comfort in Hendricks’ demeanor and composure on the big stage proved beneficial for the Cubs, who took a 1-0 lead in the series. “He’s the same guy,” Anthony Rizzo said. “All the time, no matter what.” Lester takes the mound in Game 2 Saturday at Nationals Park with the Cubs looking to take a 2-0 NLDS lead back home to Chicago. The Nationals turn to left-hander Gio Gonzalez.