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Archive for July 3rd, 2013

  • Richard A. Byrd

    July 3, 2013 • ObituariesComments Off

    Richard A. Byrd, 64, of Vaughn, passed away on Friday, June 28, 2013, at the family ranch. Richard “Dick” was born in Amarillo, Texas, on June 24, 1949, to Bob H. and the late Bettye Byrd. He grew up on the family’s ranch in Vaughn with brothers Bob Jr....

  • Martinez urges July 4 fireworks ban amid drought

    July 3, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — All fireworks and campfires will be banned on state lands as July Fourth approaches and crews continue to battle wildfires across New Mexico, Gov. Susana Martinez announced Tuesday. At a news conference at the Albuquerque Balloon...

  • Police plan DWI crackdown over July 4 holiday

    July 3, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico motorists can expect a law enforcement blitz against drunken driving during the July Fourth holiday. State Police officials and law enforcement in the Santa Fe and Albuquerque areas said Tuesday they will operate checkpoints...

  • Sam Morley

    July 3, 2013 • ObituariesComments Off

    Graveside services are scheduled for 9:30 a.m., Saturday, July 6, 2013, for Sam Morley, 74, who passed away on Friday, June 28, 2013, in Roswell. Pastor Herbert Gage of Vista Care will be officiating with Roswell Veterans Honor Guard conducting military...

  • Navajo Nation declares drought emergency

    July 3, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The nation’s largest American Indian reservation is awash in extreme drought, and that has forced its leaders to declare an emergency. Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly signed the emergency declaration Monday along with a...

  • Police: NM man beat sleeping man with nunchucks

    July 3, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ARTESIA, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man is facing charges after Artesia police say he beat a sleeping man with nunchucks. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports (http://bit.ly/13jKzaQ) that the bizarre beating occurred Saturday when police say Steven Banda used...

  • Defense launched in NM ex-officer murder trial

    July 3, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — The mother of a former Albuquerque police officer accused of killing his wife says the couple should have divorced years ago. An emotional Rita Romero, the mother of Levi Chavez, told jurors Tuesday that she regretted convincing her...

  • Before arrest, Hernandez had brushes with violence

    July 3, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this June 26, 2013, file photo, Aaron Hernandez, left, stands with his attorney, Michael Fee, right, during arraignment in Attleboro District Court in Attleboro, Mass. Since Hernandez was arrested last week in the shooting death of a friend...

  • Investigators to examine why Ariz. blaze killed 19

    July 3, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    This undated photo provided by the family shows John Joseph Percin Jr. Percin, 24, was among the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots firefighters who were killed Sunday, June 30, 2013 when a windblown wildfire overcame them north of Phoenix. (AP Photo) PRESCOTT,...

  • AP IMPACT: More air passengers show up with guns

    July 3, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    This handout photo provided by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), taken in April 2013 at Indianapolis International Airport, shows a gun among personal belongings that was confiscated in a carry-on bag at the airport. _ Several times every day,...