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Archive for January 4th, 2014

  • Line workers sent home as Mainers remained in dark

    January 4, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE-In this Dec. 26, 2013 file photo, a crew from NSTAR works to restore power to customers after an ice storm in Gardiner, Maine. Hundreds of utility line crew members and tree trimmers left Maine even as hundreds of customers remained in the dark because...

  • Flooding hurting Valles Caldera rehab efforts

    January 4, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Flood impacts from the Las Conchas and Thompson Ridge fires are likely to pose an ongoing problem in the Valles Caldera National Preserve for many years to come, officials said. Valles Caldera National Preserve staff are working to...

  • Flu strain growing in New Mexico

    January 4, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A flu strain that spurred the 2009 influenza pandemic is causing widespread illness again this season in New Mexico, state officials said, prompting calls for residents to get vaccinated. New Mexico Department of Health...

  • Deputies: Trained MMA fighter killed home invader

    January 4, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a resident who is a trained mixed martial artist killed a man suspected of taking part in a New Mexico home invasion. Dona Ana County sheriff’s officials say 25-year-old Sal Garces died this week from stab...

  • 2 Eunice men arrested in meth bust

    January 4, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    EUNICE, N.M. (AP) — Two southeastern New Mexico men have been arrested on suspicion of trafficking methamphetamine following a months-long investigation. The Hobbs News-Sun reports (http://goo.gl/9VPXoM ) that Eunice residents 31-year-old Juan Duran and...

  • NM man wanted in Ariz. indicted in child beating

    January 4, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man wanted in Arizona has been indicted on charges on suspicion of breaking the arm of a 2-year-old and beating the toddler’s mother. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://goo.gl/1FifHH) that a Dona Ana County...

  • Volunteers gather for Abiquiu eagle count

    January 4, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ABIQUIU, N.M. (AP) — Volunteers are gathering Saturday at Abiquiu Lake in northern New Mexico for the annual midwinter bald eagle count. The count is hosted every year by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The goal is to collect data that will help with...

  • US icebreaker to rescue 2 ships in Antarctica

    January 4, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

    CORRECTS TO AUSTRALASIAN ANTARCTIC DIVISION -In this image provided by Australasian Antarctic Division, passengers trapped for more than a week on the icebound Russian research ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy are rescued by a Chinese helicopter, Thursday, Jan. 2,...

  • Kerry cites some progress in Mideast diplomacy

    January 4, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, listens to Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat make a statement to the press after meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the presidential compound in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Saturday, Jan. 4,...

  • Phil Everly and brother were architects of harmony

    January 4, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this April 1, 1960 file photo, Phil, left, and Don of the Everly Brothers arrive at London Airport from New York to begin their European tour. Everly, who with his brother Don formed an influential harmony duo that touched the hearts and...