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Archive for January 5th, 2014

  • ‘Sticker Shock’ campaign aims to curb DWI

    January 5, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — In the blink of an eye, an automobile charges into the opposite lane of traffic, causing cars to collide with an alarming impact that sends vehicles and passengers reeling. On Nov. 8, 1980, Lesley Ledbetter and her father smashed...

  • Judge dismisses Albuquerque redistricting lawsuit

    January 5, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A judge dismissed a lawsuit against Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry over a redistricting dispute about a year ago that moved a City Council district to the city’s west side to account for population growth there. U.S. District...

  • Driver shot after driving toward officer

    January 5, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a person who refused to stop during a vehicle pursuit on Interstate 25 near the northern New Mexico city of Las Vegas was shot after driving aggressively toward a police officer. New Mexico State Police say the driver...

  • Carlsbad police chief announces retirement

    January 5, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Carlsbad Police Chief Daniel Fierro has abruptly retired. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports (http://goo.gl/684HFF) that the 20-year veteran of the department quietly stepped down from the city’s top police job Dec. 31 and some...

  • Below-zero temps push into Midwest, Northeast

    January 5, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    CORRECTS MEMBER NAME and ADDS RESTRICTIONS- With temperatures at about 22 below zero with a -50 windchill, it was hard to find the beauty in the brutal weather in Bismarck, N.D., Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Sundogs, a ring of light visible around the sun or moon...

  • Some states confirm water pollution from drilling

    January 5, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE–In this Sept. 22, 2012 file photo, environmental protection groups participate in a global Frackdown Day in PIttsburgh, calling for a moratorium on Shale Gas Drilling and the hydraulic fracturing process. Pennsylvania officials say there have been...

  • Syrian rebels clash with al-Qaida-linked fighters

    January 5, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

    This citizen journalism image provided by Aleppo Media Center AMC which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrians inspecting a burnt bus after a missile fired by Syrian government aircraft hit the vehicle in the...

  • Fighting between Iraqi troops, al-Qaida kills 34

    January 5, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

    A burned army truck looks over a hill as a gunman guards after clashes with Iraqi security forces on the outskirts of Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Lt. Gen. Rasheed Fleih, who leads the Anbar Military Command,...

  • Pope to travel to Holy Land in May amid peace push

    January 5, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

    Pope Francis, , framed by the adorned branches of a Christmas tree, delivers his blessing during the Angelus noon prayer he celebrated from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Pope Francis...

  • At least 18 killed in Bangladesh election violence

    January 5, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

    A Bangladeshi woman casts her vote at a polling station in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Police fired at protesters and more than 100 polling stations were torched in Sunday’s general elections. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad) DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) —...