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Islamists battle opponents as Egypt crisis grows

December 6, 2012 • World NewsComments (0)

Protesters opposed to Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi chant slogans near burning garbage at Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. Supporters and opponents of Egyptian leader Mohammed Morsi fought with rocks, firebombs and sticks outside the presidential palace in Cairo on Wednesday, as a new round of protests deepened the country’s...

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Troopers: Alaska killer cut wrist, strangled self

December 6, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

During a news conference, police show surveillance video of Samantha Koenig, 18, making a cup of Americano coffee for a customer who shortly after abducted her Feb. 1, 2012, in Anchorage, Alaska. Police on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, released the surveillance...

Woman discovers dead reptile

December 5, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Savannah monitor lizard. Jessica Palmer Photo Roswell Animal Services received a call from the 100 block of South Missouri from a woman who said she had some kind of reptile in her yard. When Animal Control Officer Jesse Ramirez arrived, he discovered a...

Ailicec helps in Sandy relief

December 5, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Missouri Avenue fifth-grader Ailicec Gomez spearheaded an effort involving the student body to help victims of Superstorm Sandy by raising $302 for the Red Cross. On hand with Ailicec for the check presentation on Tuesday were PTA president Carlos Cruz,...

Murder probe widens

December 5, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Chaves County Sheriff’s deputy Sgt. Daniel Ornelas said the inter-agency meeting between Chaves, Lea and Eddy county sheriffs, New Mexico State Police, and the Hobbs and Artesia police departments had been a success in terms of coordinating their efforts....

Dusty harvest

December 5, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Workers harvest their crop at a pecan orchard west of Roswell, Tuesday morning. Mark Wilson Photo [/auth...

Governor has another chance to appoint GOP judge

December 5, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A state Court of Appeals judge who lost in the general election is among three candidates recommended to Republican Gov. Susana Martinez for possible appointment to an upcoming vacancy on the court. A Judicial Nominating Commission on...

Ex-contractor pleads guilty in NM child porn case

December 5, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a former federal contractor in New Mexico has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges. Prosecutors say 65-year-old Lawrence Lucero of Tucumcari entered his plea Tuesday morning in a federal court in Albuquerque....

Hobbs man killed in semi-truck rollover in NM

December 5, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LOVING, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Hobbs man is dead after his semi-tractor truck crashed and caught fire near the city of Loving. New Mexico State Police identified the victim of Tuesday’s crash as 48-year-old David Tyler. They say the accident...

Federal judge dismisses Mexican gray wolf lawsuit

December 5, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed claims by environmentalists that New Mexico wildlife managers violated the Endangered Species Act by allowing trapping in Mexican gray wolf territory. U.S. Magistrate Lorenzo Garcia dismissed the suit...