Mouse 1, Humans 0

If you want to get rid of a rodent, use a trap. Trying to kill themwith fire, is unlikely to be successful.

An 81-year-old Fort Sumner homeowner said he caught the mouse inside his house and just wanted to get rid of it.The man threw the critter in a pile of burning leaves near his home, but it ran back to the house on fire. Village Fire Chief Juan Chavez said the mouse ran to just beneath a window and the flames spread up the window and throughout the house.All contents of the home were destroyed, but no injuries were reported, Chavez said.

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Partying In Rio Rancho

Fun stuff happening around these parts. Here are some choice bits from the article.

A loud party last month led to the citation of nine minors for underage drinking and possible charges for the “passed out” mother who allowed it. Marcus Riggs, 18, whose mother rented the apartment, let police in. Riggs told officer Chris French that “he and some of his friends got together and had a few beers”. It is unclear if Riggs’ mother Lynda, 36, would have objected to the party, as she was in no condition to break it up. “Lynda Riggs was found passed out in one of the back rooms”. Still, the officers suspected that Mrs. Riggs facilitated the party, leading to the possible charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The district attorney’s office will decide whether or not to file that charge. This arrest was part of a Sandoval County DWI Task Force underage-drinking sweep run by the Sandoval County Sheriff’s Department.