Archive for March 9th, 2014

  • Morales tops convention gubernatorial balloting

    March 9, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    LAGUNA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — Sen. Howie Morales of Silver City has earned the top spot on the Democratic primary ballot in the race for governor. Morales received 29 percent of delegate votes at Saturday’s pre-primary nominating convention at Laguna...

  • Albuquerque officer injured by drunk driver

    March 9, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque aviation officer is in critical condition after his car was clipped by a suspected drunk driver. KRQE-TV reports ( that New Mexico State Police say 52-year-old Officer Robert Dilley was the...

  • Emergency workers now subject to background checks

    March 9, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Paramedics and other emergency medical service providers in New Mexico will now be required to go through criminal background checks. Gov. Susana Martinez signed into law Saturday a Senate bill that mandates the background checks be...

  • State school testing to switch to computer only

    March 9, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico students will take pencil to paper for the last time this month for their state standards-based assessment test. Starting next year, students will take an entirely computer-based standards test, the Daily Times reported...

  • AP Exclusive: Counties undermine prison efforts

    March 9, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, carrying his belongings and blanket Derek Martinez, 37, waits to enter a his assigned cell block after his arrival at the Deuel Vocational Institution in Tracy Calif. Martinez, a second strike offender from Shasta...

  • Russia reinforces military presence in Crimea

    March 9, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

    People shout slogans during a pro Russian rally at a central square in Donetsk, Ukraine, Saturday, March 8, 2014. Pro Russian activists continued to gather on Saturday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, as Russia was reported to be reinforcing its...

  • Skydiver, pilot treated after midair accident

    March 9, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    This photo released by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office shows a plane nose-diving into the ground after getting tangled with a parachutist, left, Saturday March 8, 2014, at the South Lakeland Airport in Mulberry, Fla. Both the pilot and jumper...

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    Jurney: ‘I am blessed—It’s been a great ride’

    March 9, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Mayor Del Jurney’s last day at his office was Friday. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Mayor Del Jurney sat in his office at City Hall on his last official day Friday. He wore a suit jacket and a white dress shirt with the top button undone, in his usual style....

  • ‘Gravity’ director Alfonso Cuaron turns to TV

    March 9, 2014 • Entertainment, National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Sunday, March 2, 2014 file photo, Alfonso Cuaron poses in the press room with the award for best film editing for “Gravity” during the 86th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, in Los Angeles. Cuaron and J.J. Abrams...

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    Pancake festival

    March 9, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Kiwanis Club of Roswell held its 45th annual Pancake Festival Saturday at the Roswell Convention & Civic Center, attracting hundreds of breakfast-hungry diners. The pancake festival is the club’s annual fundraiser, and proceeds go toward youth...