The Kids Count Data Book is out, and it finds that New Mexico no longer holds the dubious distinction of ranking last among states in child welfare. New Mexico, which last year booted Mississippi from last place, moved back up to 49th in this year's report from the Annie E-Casey Foundation. It cites a slight drop in child poverty, improvements in high school graduation rates and a drop in the teen birth-rate for the improvement. Mississippi is back at number 50.
Police in Espanola say children on a walk found a dead man lying face down in an arroyo. KOAT –TV reports the kids came across the body Wednesday, and police launched a suspicious death investigation. They don't yet know how the man died, but believe he'd been deceased for quite some time before being found. Police say the man was in his mid-40s and had bruises on his body. Investigators say they're waiting for the medical examiner's office to determine how the man died. Police say they will release the victim's name after notifying his family.