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How Roswell keeps going—rain or shine

August 21, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Padilla (foreground) and Rueffer frame an electrical pole to be set in the ground near West Country Club Road and North Louisiana Avenue. (Julia Bergman Photo) As temperatures hovered around one hundred degrees, Joseph Padilla and Jeff Rueffer, equipped with long-sleeve, fire retardant clothing, leather gloves, steel-toe boots and five gallon jugs of water,...

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Accident Monday kills 52-year-old man on bike

August 21, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

A 52-year-old man died early Monday morning as the result of a vehicle accident at the intersection of Garden Avenue and Deming Street. According to police, Clark Wolf was driving eastbound on Deming a little after midnight when he ran a stop sign. Wolf...

Unshuffled cards a costly headache for AC casinos

August 21, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

The Golden Nugget Atlantic City, shown here on Feb. 13, 2012, is suing a group of gamblers who won $1.5 million in an April 2012 game of mini-baccarat. The Atlantic City, N.J., casino says the eight decks of cards were not shuffled by the manufacturer before...

HSI seeks extension for Juarez boy with tumor

August 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal officials are working to extend a stay for a 9-year-old Ciudad Juarez boy who is suffering from a massive tumor, U.S. Homeland Security Investigations announced Monday. Kevin Abar, assistant special agent in charge of...

Border Patrol nabs man wanted in 1980 homicide

August 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LORDSBURG, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol agents have arrested a man wanted in connection to a 1980 homicide in Nebraska as he was trying to cross from Mexico along the New Mexico border. The Border Patrol announced Monday that agents arrested 51-year-old...

NM shop sells 'meth candy' to honor 'Breaking Bad'

August 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The owner of an Albuquerque candy store is selling a product she’s calling “meth candy” as she tries to play off the popularity of the hit TV-show “Breaking Bad.” Debbie Hall, owner of The Candy Lady,...

CBP: 733 pounds of marijuana seized at NM port

August 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities say they’ve seized more than 730 pounds of marijuana at New Mexico’s Santa Teresa port. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers say the marijuana was concealed in five tractors being transported...

Eddy County expected to approve lobbying contract

August 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The Eddy County Commission is expected to approve a contract Tuesday with a Washington-based lobbying firm to represent the county and city of Carlsbad. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports (http://bit.ly/PNE08b) that the city and county...

Lack of funding prevents canyon from becoming park

August 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Funding is so tight that there is not enough money available to make Pecos Canyon a state park, said New Mexico State Parks Division director Tommy Mutz. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/NVIPHK) that state officials...

NM man dies after driving into oncoming traffic

August 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Flora Vista man died after driving into oncoming traffic on U.S. Highway 491 in between Gallup and Newcomb. The Farmington Daily Times (http://bit.ly/OG7lvP) reports that 69-year-old Ricardo Cordon was driving home...