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Man hospitalized after bee swarm in Las Cruces

July 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — An employee of a tree removal business is hospitalized after being stung multiple times by a large swarm of bees in downtown Las Cruces. City fire officials say the 52-year-old man scaled a large cottonwood as he and three other employees began cutting the tree’s limbs about noon Wednesday when [&hellip...

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Wilson team says tough campaign will hurt Heinrich

July 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

WASHINGTON (AP) — Heather Wilson is used to close calls. During her five terms in Congress, she represented a left-leaning district that national Democrats routinely placed at the top of their list of potential takeovers. The former GOP lawmaker and her...

NM repeat offender has yet serve any prison time

July 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A woman has violated at least 13 probation requirements since 2009 in New Mexico yet has continued receiving suspended sentences and referrals to probation programs. That has an Albuquerque probation officer wondering why...

Portales police chief resigning after 19 years

July 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — The man who has headed the Portales Police Department for nearly 19 years is resigning. Police Chief Jeff Gill says his last day will be Sept. 21. The Portales News-Tribune (http://bit.ly/MIeSu9 ) quoted Gill as saying his decision has...

NM family's trial in gun smuggling case begins

July 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The trial for a Deming family facing charges in a federal firearms smuggling case has begun. New Deal Shooting Sports owner Rick Reese, his wife and two of their sons are accused of selling 34 weapons and ammunition to undercover...

Mayor: Feds order crosses off NM bridge artwork

July 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

JEMEZ SPRINGS, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico village mayor has accused the federal government of censorship after officials ordered the village to keep artistic depictions of crosses off of two planned federally-funded bridges. Jemez Springs Mayor Edmond Temple...

Scalia says no 'falling out' with Roberts

July 19, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this March 8, 2012 file photo, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn. Scalia says he hasn’t had a “falling out” with Chief Justice John Roberts over the Supreme Court’s...

Swarming invasive insect found in US for 1st time

July 19, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Two Elm Seed Bugs are seen in this undated handout photo provided by the Idaho State Department of Agriculture. A federal official said Wednesday, July 18, 2012 that the invasive insect commonly found in south-central Europe has been detected in southwestern...

UN vote on Syria delayed until Thursday

July 19, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov points as he waits for the meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and United Nations special envoy Kofi Annan in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 17, 2012. The UN and Arab League envoy to the Syrian crisis has begun...

Romney: Obama focuses on his job, not unemployment

July 19, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney gestures during a campaign stop on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 in Bowling Green, Ohio. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — A defiant Mitt Romney brushed aside more calls for...