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Archive for February 28th, 2014

  • Hopes up for sunnier US economy once winter fades

    February 28, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, file photo, container ships wait to be off-loaded in a thick fog at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif. The Commerce Department releases fourth-quarter gross domestic product on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. (AP...

  • A strong February wipes out S&P 500′s January loss

    February 28, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Trader Edward Curran, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. U.S. stocks are opening higher, pushing the market further into record territory. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) NEW YORK (AP) — After two months of trading, the...

  • Maine lobster catch again tops 100 million pounds

    February 28, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Monday, May 21, 2012 file photo, sternman Scott Beede, returns an undersized lobster while checking traps in Mount Desert, Maine. The state’s lobster catch brought in a record $364.5 million in 2013 and the size of the catch topped 100...

  • Vegas puppy shop arson suspect gets $310,000 bail

    February 28, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    This image provided by the Clark County Detention Center shows Kirk Bills, who has been accused of trying to burn a pet shop where 27 puppies were rescued last month. Bills has been returned in custody to Las Vegas to face arson and other charges, authorities...

  • New Mexico to address medical marijuana shortage

    February 28, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The demand for medical marijuana in New Mexico has outpaced production, and state health officials announced Friday they have a plan for tackling the shortage. The Department of Health is proposing to increase the number of...

  • Albuquerque mayor sets up anti-child abuse panel

    February 28, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry has appointed a retired police commander and former Department of Public Safety deputy secretary to head a panel reviewing police policies on child abuse cases. Marie “Sisi” Miranda was...

  • Wet, windy weekend weather forecast for New Mexico

    February 28, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — After marching through one of the driest winters the state has seen in more than a century, Mother Nature is providing drought-stricken New Mexico with some snow and rain. National Weather Service forecasters say the state should...

  • Report: New Mexico game chief set up cougar hunt

    February 28, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A report says the New Mexico Game Commission chair who recently resigned amid allegations that he was an accessory to an unlawful killing of a cougar set up the hunt. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://goo.gl/ecJL48) that a...

  • New Mexico House GOP minority leader to retire

    February 28, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Donald Bratton, the New Mexico House Republican minority leader and longtime Hobbs lawmaker announced Thursday that he will not seek re-election. At the monthly meeting of the Republican Party of Lea County, Bratton said he has decided to...

  • Las Cruces police arrest Border Patrol agent

    February 28, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Border Patrol agent in Las Cruces is accused of threatening his family with a gun, shoving his wife and shooting the family dog. Las Cruces police arrested Carmelo Diaz Jr. late Wednesday on suspicion of aggravated assault against...