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NM city uses fireworks to scare off pesky birds

January 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — Residents and businesses say they hadn’t been able to get rid of those pesky, great-tailed grackle birds and their annoying bird droppings. Then, they started set off a barrage of fireworks to frighten them away. The Portales News-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/w82Djy) that businesses and residents joined forces this month to...

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Feds: NM pecan farm site of drug trafficking ring

January 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have arrested nine people, including the owners of a southern New Mexico pecan farm, in connection with a drug trafficking ring. Federal prosecutors say the owners and operators of Pettit Farms and Nursery in Anthony,...

NM criminal statute reform moves through Senate

January 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to scrap the statute of limitations on second-degree murder cases was advanced on Thursday after senators voted to send the bill to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Under a bill proposed by Sen. Bill Payne, the six-year...

NM National Guard preparing for deployment

January 28, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Members of New Mexico’s National Guard are busy getting ready to leave soon for a mission overseas. The Las Cruces Sun-News (http://bit.ly/wKxrzY ) reports guardsmen will serve in support of the Multi-Force Observer mission...

Romney, Gingrich focus on Hispanic voters in Fla.

January 28, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks during a Republican Jewish Coalition rally at the South County Civic Center, Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, in Delray Beach, Fla. Romney and Gingrich square off over immigration and other...

Cruise ship victims mull $14,460 compensation deal

January 28, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A view of the grounded cruise ship Costa Concordia off the Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. Italian authorities have identified the bodies of three German passengers as divers kept up the search for those still missing from the Costa...

Twitter’s new censorship plan rouses global furor

January 28, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This screen shot shows a portion of the Twitter blog post of Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, in which the company announced it has refined its technology so it can censor messages on a country-by-country basis. The additional flexibility is likely to raise fears...

Long road ahead for Conn. home invasion survivor

January 28, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

William Petit Sr., right, stands with his wife Barbara and family outside Superior Court in New Haven after the formal sentencing of Joshua Komisarjevsky in New Haven, Conn., Friday, Jan. 27, 2012. Komisarjevsky is joining co-defendent Steven Hayes on death...

GOP insiders rise up to cut Gingrich down to size

January 28, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

http://www.apexchange.com/Content/preview/2012/20120127/18/19d80f01bb2e8202050f6a706700d95a.jpg Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks during Hispanic Leadership Network conference at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa,...

Senegal’s president cleared to run for 3rd term

January 28, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Protesters burn tires in a street after Senegal’s highest court ruled that the country’s increasingly frail, 85-year-old President Abdoulaye Wade could run for a third term in next month’s presidential election, in Dakar, Senegal, Friday,...