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Hobbs couple claims a $2 million Powerball prize

December 7, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Lottery officials say a couple from Hobbs has claimed a $2 million prize from a recent Powerball game. Joe and Lisa Woodruff say they didn’t know their winning ticket was worth that much until they arrived Thursday at lottery headquarters in Albuquerque. Their ticket for the Powerball’s Nov. 28 [&hellip...

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Jury probes into NM police shootings may resume

December 7, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County District Attorney Kari Brandenburg says she plans to begin tackling a backlog of 10 police shooting cases by February amid a federal probe into Albuquerque police. Brandenburg told the Albuquerque Journal...

Redford teams up with NM school on scholarships

December 7, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Oscar winner Robert Redford is teaming up with a Santa Fe school on a scholarship program for artists and filmmakers. The program will be funded by the Santa Fe University of Art and Design. Redford will help pick award recipients of...

Inmate accused in nun’s death faces arson charge

December 7, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a man accused of killing a nun on the Navajo Nation tried to set the bed sheets in his cell on fire this week. Santa Fe sheriff’s Lt. William Pacheco says 21-year-old Reehahlio Carroll now faces a petty...

$2 billion price tag for presidential election

December 7, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this April 12, 2012 file photo, Las Vegas Sands Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson speaks at a news conference for the Sands Cotai Central in Macau. New campaign finance figures for the final two weeks of the 2012 campaign show that Las Vegas...

Gay Washington state couples get marriage licenses

December 7, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Deb Dulaney, left, watches as her partner, Diane McGee, fills out paperwork for their marriage license at the Thurston County Auditor’s office at the courthouse, on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in Olympia, Wash. Washington state’s new voter-approved...

Michigan GOP approves right to work amid protests

December 7, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Protesters are led out of the State Capitol Building in handcuffs after demonstrating against right-to-work legislation inside the Capitol in downtown Lansing, Mich. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Eight people were arrested for resisting and obstructing when they...

Gene-altered mosquitoes could be used vs. dengue

December 7, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 photo, Key West, Fla. resident Joel Biddle gestures as he speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Key West. Biddle was one of the 93 cases of dengue fever were reported in Key West in 2009 and 2010. The British...

Farewell, and thanks for everything

December 7, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Selena Darra receives a hug from Arina Conde while leading the line of graduates with Kaci Chavez, right, as they prepare for ENMU-R’s 58th Commencement Convocation at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center, Thursday evening. (Mark Wilson Photo) Eastern...

Farmers Country Market ‘builds’ new uptown store

December 7, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Farmers Market owner Bill Fenn, left, and General Manager Robert Garcia show off the store’s recent improvements and added amenities, Thursday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Farmers Country Market, 2800 N. Main St., is having a two-week celebration — a grand...