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  • Snowy winter could benefit some Michigan farmers

    February 10, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    This photo taken Feb. 6, 2014, shows Brandon Falker, 27, jumping his snowmobile during a break between feeding and milking his Holsteins at the Falker Family Farm. Farmers are saying the heavy snow in Michigan this winter is actually helpful because it...

  • Reports detail pilots heading to wrong airports

    February 10, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Jan. 13, 2014 file photo, Southwest Airlines Flight 4013 sits at the M. Graham Clark Downtown Airport in Hollister, Mo. On nearly 150 flights, U.S. commercial air carriers have either landed at the wrong airport or started to land and...

  • 4 Latin America economic powers sign trade pact

    February 10, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Leaders attending the VIII Pacific Alliance Summit wave as they pose for an official group photo, from left to right, Peru’s President Ollanta Humala, Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera, Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos,...

  • Lawsuit targets NM child welfare agency

    February 10, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s embattled child welfare agency is the target of a federal lawsuit alleging civil rights violations. The complaint, filed last week in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque, spells out the details of a custody battle...

  • Democrat defends vote against state budget

    February 10, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic Rep. Sandra Jeff of Crownpoint says she’s been unfairly criticized for her vote against a $6 billion budget bill, which stalled last week on a tie vote in the House. Jeff said in a House floor speech Monday there have...

  • Company seeks peanut-butter plant for $18.5M

    February 10, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — A California company has made a bid to buy a New Mexico peanut-butter plant that went bankrupt after a salmonella outbreak shuttered its operations and prompted a nationwide recall. The bankruptcy trustee for Sunland Inc., which was...

  • NM police arrest parents in child abuse case

    February 10, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Farmington police say an infant is in state custody and his parents are facing abuse charges. Police spokeswoman Georgette Allen says officers arrived at a Farmington motel Thursday after getting a call about an unresponsive child....

  • Hobbs police: Death of man in freezer tied to meth

    February 10, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Police in Hobbs are identifying a man whose body was found in a kitchen freezer and they say he died accidentally from methamphetamine. According to police, the body of 22-year-old Everett Willford was found in the freezer on Sept. 3 when...

  • Groups say authorities failed 9-year-old NM boy

    February 10, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — African-American community and civil-rights groups are calling for action in the wake of reports that authorities didn’t adequately respond to previous signs of trouble involving the family of a 9-year-old boy who died in...

  • 3 held after shots fired during Rio Rancho chase

    February 10, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Rio Rancho police say three people are in custody following an attempted armed robbery at a bank ATM and then a chase during which shots were fired at police. Police say the attempted robbery occurred Sunday morning at a Bank of...