Archive for May 5th, 2013

  • $32.2M collected in Spaceport America sales tax

    May 5, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New data shows that of the $32.2 million Dona Ana County residents have paid in a spaceport tax that took effect five years ago, $1 in $4 has been routed to local education. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (

  • Cause of California wildfire appears accidental

    May 5, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    As smoke billows from wildfires, a lifeguard keeps an eye on swimmers at Zuma Beach Friday, May 3, 2013 in Malibu, Calif. A huge Southern California wildfire burned through coastal wilderness to the beach on Friday then stormed back through canyons toward...

  • Scenic, struggling S. Illinois braces for oil rush

    May 5, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    In this April 10, 2013 photo, the Sweetwater Saloon dominates main street, taking up most of the block in Golconda, Ill. John Towns, owner of the Sweetwater Saloon says oil drilling would not bother him a bit. Southern Illinoisans have hopes and fears...

  • Family of Utah soccer referee who died holds vigil

    May 5, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Thursday, May 2, 2013 file photo, Jose Lopez points to an undated photo of Ricardo Portillo, center, his brother-in-law, following a news conference, at Intermountain Medical Center, in Murray, Utah. Portillo, a 46-year-old soccer referee...

  • Uncle arranging Boston bomb suspect’s burial rites

    May 5, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Unidentified men accompany Ruslan Tsarni, not shown, uncle of killed Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, as they depart the Graham, Putnam, and Mahoney Funeral Parlors, in Worcester, Mass., Sunday, May 5, 2013. Funeral director Peter Stefan has...

  • Israeli airstrikes on Syria prompt threats, anger

    May 5, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 file photo, an Israeli Iron Dome missile is launched near the city of Be’er Sheva, southern Israel, to intercept a rocket fired from Gaza. Israel’s military has deployed Iron Dome defense system to the...

  • Malaysia’s long-ruling coalition hangs on to power

    May 5, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Malaysia opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim speak during a press conference at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Monday, May 6, 2013. Prime Minister Najib Razak’s National Front coalition and opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s three party alliance are still...

  • More events at 2013 Party on the River

    May 5, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Angel Martinez is thrown from a mechanical bull during the Party on the River at Cielo Grande, Saturday. (Mark Wilson Photo) After a crisp morning, the day has warmed to a balmy 75 degrees, and people crowd the lawn at Cielo Grande Recreation Center, riding...

  • Old Timers kick off Party for 1st time

    May 5, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Hot air balloons begin to take flight from Cielo Grande during the Old Timers Balloon Rally, Saturday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) Bright colors, little kids bundled under layers of coats running around and sounds of excitement paint the open field at Cielo...

  • Operation WASP rounds up those with outstanding warrants

    May 5, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Chaves County Magistrate Court in Roswell, in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies successfully completed Operation WASP (Warrant Arrest Service Project). It is part of an ongoing process to find and arrest defendants with outstanding warrants....