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  • Pig farms rebound from virus; meat prices may drop

    October 12, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this July 18, 2007 file photo, hogs are shown in a pen at a Central Ohio farm. A virus that killed millions of baby pigs in the last year and led to higher pork prices has waned thanks to warmer weather and farmers’ efforts to sterilize...

  • Balloon fiesta heads into final weekend

    October 12, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say several roads were clogged on Albuquerque’s north side early Saturday as tens of thousands of people made their way to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The nine-day fiesta was wrapping this weekend with...

  • New wind farm coming to eastern New Mexico

    October 12, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Eastern New Mexico is set to be the home of a new wind farm. The Anderson Wind Farm is under construction in Lea County — in the heart of the state’s oil and gas country — and could start generating power by December, the Hobbs...

  • Man found dead along road in Bernalillo County

    October 12, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in Bernalillo County are investigating what they say is the suspicious death of man whose body was found on the side of a road. Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputies said Saturday they are trying to determine the...

  • Navajo residents have running water for first time

    October 12, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    MARIANO LAKE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says some Navajo families in New Mexico now have running water for the first time. USDA Rural Development officials held a dedication ceremony Friday for a new water system in Mariano Lake on the...

  • Police ID body of man found on Albuquerque street

    October 12, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police have identified a man whose body was found on a street in a manner that is being treated as a homicide. Police spokesman Tanner Tixier said Friday authorities confirmed the body is that of 33-year-old Steve...

  • $400,000 in marijuana seized in Sandoval County

    October 12, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    PLACITAS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have arrested two people in connection with the seizure of $400,000 worth of marijuana plants in Sandoval County. The Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office says detectives investigating a crime involving a child at a...

  • Mora County eyes drilling ban repeal

    October 12, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico county is considering repealing an ordinance that made it the first county in the nation to permanently ban oil and gas drilling. The Las Vegas Optic reports (http://goo.gl/tHif3k) Mora County commissioners last...

  • Stepped-up Ebola screening starts at NYC airport

    October 12, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    CORRECTS POSITION OF BROTHERS TO THOMAS NELLON, LEFT, AND JOHNSON NELLON,RIGHT- Thomas Nellon, left, 17, and his brother Johnson Nellon, 14, of Liberia, smile at their mother in the arrivals area at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Saturday,...

  • Thousands protest police shootings in St. Louis

    October 12, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    Protesters prepare to march Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in St Louis. More than 1,000 gathered Saturday in downtown St. Louis for a second day of organized rallies to protest Michael Brown’s death and other fatal police shootings in the area and elsewhere. (AP...