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  • NM to hold meetings on dairy rule

    May 15, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists are taking aim at efforts to revamp rules that govern how the New Mexico dairy industry deals with waste water. The Environment Department is planning the first of two meetings this Friday to address changes...

  • State Police officer in choking case resigns

    May 15, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico State Police officer who authorities said choked a man attempting to repossess his vehicle has resigned. Charles Vernier wrote in a letter sent Monday that he was stepping down from his position to focus on his mental...

  • Police: New Mexico man kidnapped Arkansas woman

    May 15, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    DEMING, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man kidnapped a woman from Arkansas, brought her to New Mexico, and then he and his father raped her, authorities said. Jessie Hopper Jr. and Jessie Hopper Sr. were arrested Saturday after an Arkansas dispatcher contacted...

  • Company building oil and gas hub in Eddy County

    May 15, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A Texas company has begun construction on a rail hub to help bring supplies in and take oil and gas out of the heart of southeastern New Mexico’s booming energy country. Rangeland Energy began construction on its 300-acre...

  • New Mexico wildfire grows to 5,700 acres

    May 15, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — A wildfire burning in the mountains of southwestern New Mexico grew to 9 square miles Wednesday, and may grow even more because of expected high winds, officials said. The Signal Fire in the Gila National Forest swelled as crews...

  • Clovis man sentenced in 2011 double-homicide case

    May 15, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A Clovis man faces life in prison on his first-degree murder convictions in a 2011 double homicide case. Curry County jurors convicted 29-year-old Enrique DeLeon in Feburary in the deaths of next-door neighbors Joe Valero and Guadalupe...

  • Attack on Thai protesters kills 2, wounds 22

    May 15, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

    Volunteers from anti-government protesters clean up after an overnight shooting attack at Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, May 15, 2014. Explosions and the overnight shooting attack on opposition demonstrators in Thailand’s capital killed...

  • Obama: GOP captured by rigid ideology of ‘no’

    May 15, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    President Barack Obama speaks to the media at the Washington Irving Boat Club in Tarrytown, N.Y., Wednesday, May 14, 2014. The President spoke about the need for Congress to fund road and bridge improvements across the nation. (AP Photo/Journal News, Seth...

  • Idaho scrambling over same-sex marriage ban ruling

    May 15, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    v Mike Chase, center left, kisses his partner Matthew Montoya on the steps of the Idaho Statehouse during a rally in support of same sex marriage in Boise on Tuesday night May 13, 2014. U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale ruled earlier in the day that...

  • Secret lists, deaths: Claims roil Veterans Affairs

    May 15, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE–Sen. John McCain, left, R-Ariz., hugs Sherri Jordan as she holds photograph of her husband, Manuel Acosta, during a forum with veterans in Phoenix on Friday, May 9, 2014. Several families of dead veterans shared the stage with McCain at the...