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  • Panel popping plane; scary but not dangerous

    October 15, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 image from video provided by passenger James Wilson of Kyle, Texas, an American Airlines Flight 2293 crew member checks a Boeing 757 cabin’s wall panels that cracked loose in the interior of the plane during flight from San...

  • Nike sues over Chuck Taylor trademark infringement

    October 15, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this March 27, 2001 file photo, Mike Costantino displays his pair of Converse “Chuck Taylor All Star” basketball shoes at his home in Raleigh, N.C. Converse, acquired by Nike Inc. in 2003, on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 said it is suing...

  • Democrat holds money edge in attorney general race

    October 15, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — With the election less than a month away, Democrat Hector Balderas holds a more than 8-to-1 campaign cash advantage over Republican Susan Riedel in New Mexico’s race for attorney general. Balderas spent nearly $334,825 in the...

  • Las Cruces man accused of attacking his mother

    October 15, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Las Cruces man is accused of attacking his 71-year-old mother with a knife and a barstool. Dona Ana County Sheriff’s officials say 40-year-old William Tyson Mosley is being held on a $150,000 cash-only bond on...

  • UNM cancels student Africa trip over Ebola fears

    October 15, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico has canceled a student trip to Africa partly out of concern over Ebola. KOB-TV reports (http://goo.gl/OTXevD) that school officials recently told nursing students the planned “Project Helping...

  • New Mexico DOT worker fired after rowdy conference

    October 15, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Officials say one state Department of Transportation worker has been fired and another is under investigation following a rowdy conference in Roswell. Department of Transportation spokeswoman Melissa Dosher said Tuesday that the...

  • Farmington sees rise in drunken-driving arrests

    October 15, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The biggest city in the Four Corners is on track to reach a five-year high in its number of drunken driving arrests. Farmington police say officers have made 550 arrests for driving while under the influence so far in 2014 and are on...

  • Official urges a look at fiesta’s traffic woes

    October 15, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque City Council President Ken Sanchez says it’s time to take a serious look at traffic congestion at the city’s International Balloon Fiesta. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1sMBsKp) that traffic this past...

  • Lea County sets new gross receipts tax record

    October 15, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — It’s only few months into the fiscal year and a booming southeastern New Mexico county is already seeing record-breaking gross receipts tax numbers. The Hobbs News-Sun reports (http://goo.gl/5Lrk58) that Lea County officials report...

  • Jewell to visit New Mexico for wilderness meeting

    October 15, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will be among the dozens of officials and conservation experts gathering in New Mexico this week for a conference aimed at celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Jewell is scheduled...