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  • Under Armour facility to create 1,500 jobs in Tenn

    October 3, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam speaks at a ceremony to announce sports apparel maker Under Armour will build a new $100 million distribution center in Mt. Juliet, Tenn., on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. Under Armour expects to hire 1,500 workers at the facility...

  • Vintage 66 Route motel to get $16M renovation

    October 3, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Aug. 3, 2010 photo, a sign stands in front of the boarded up El Vado Motel near the BioPark in Albuquerque, N.M. The crumbling motel along Route 66 will get a $16 million upgrade as part of an ongoing plan to revitalize a section of the iconic highway...

  • 5 suspected drug smugglers arrested in New Mexico

    October 3, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities say they have arrested five suspected drug smugglers west of the Santa Teresa and seized more than $176,000 worth of marijuana. A U.S. Border Patrol agent patrolling the international boundary with Mexico about...

  • 2 men arrested in fatal shooting in Albuquerque

    October 3, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County Sheriff’s officials say two Albuquerque men have been arrested in connection with a homicide case last weekend. They say 36-year-old Fredarico Quintana and 31-year-old Richard A. Gallegos were taken into...

  • Court sides with fed biologists in lizard debate

    October 3, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge has dealt a blow to environmentalists who have been pushing for endangered species protections for a lizard found in New Mexico and West Texas. U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras in Washington, D.C., ruled...

  • Items held sacred by Hopi Tribe return home

    October 3, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Four items held sacred by the Hopi Tribe have been returned to the northern Arizona reservation. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management in Santa Fe says the items were turned over by a private collector as part of an agreement to avoid...

  • State lifts water advisory for Eddy County RV park

    October 3, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ARTESIA, N.M. (AP) — State officials say a precautionary advisory for customers of the water system of a recreational vehicle park in Eddy County has been lifted. The state Department of Environment earlier lifted a boil-water advisory it had issued for...

  • Deputies: 2 men tried to burglarize home 3 times

    October 3, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say two suspected burglars in New Mexico apparently thought a third time was a charm. The Daily Times reports (http://goo.gl/7A3Cjn) two men are facing felony charges after being accused of breaking into a Farmington residence...

  • New Mexico ex-jail administrator’s lawsuit tossed

    October 3, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a former Curry County jail administrator. The Clovis News Journal reports (http://goo.gl/CVCiVB) that Judge Christina Armijo threw out Tuesday the lawsuit filed by...

  • Japan police: Volcanic rocks killed most victims

    October 3, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

    In this Oct. 1, 2014 photo, rescuers walk in line after their search operation near the peak of Mount Ontake in central Japan. Saturday’s eruption on Mount Ontake was the worst fatal eruption in postwar history in Japan. (AP Photo/Mainichi Shimbun, Kimi...