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Gunman holding firefighters killed; 4 hostages OK

April 10, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

An EMT works in the back of an ambulance as it leaves an Suwanee, Ga., subdivision after an explosion and gunshots were heard near the scene where a man was holding four firefighters hostage Wednesday, April 10, 2013. A police spokesman said the suspect was dead and none of the hostages suffered serious injuries. (AP [&hellip...

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Boost for background checks: Senators compromise

April 10, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., left, meets in his office with families of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., on the day he announced that he reached a bipartisan deal on expanding background checks to more gun buyers, at the...

Sheriff: Knife attack at Texas college was random

April 10, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Student Anthony Gasaway talks to the media, Wednesday, April 10, 2013, the day after at least 14 people were wounded by a knife-wielding student, Dylan Quick, at the Lone Star Community College in Cypress, Texas. Quick has been charged with three counts of...

Ruling again delayed on sources in Colo. shootings

April 10, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Assistant district attorney Karen Pearson, right, and members of the prosecution team arrive for a hearing for Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes at the courthouse in Centennial, Colo., on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)...

Flavor Flav felony case headed for trial in Vegas

April 10, 2013 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Oct. 17, 2012, file photo, provided by the Las Vegas Police Department shows rapper Flavor Flav, whose name is William Jonathan Drayton Jr., in a police booking photo in Las Vegas. A judge in Las Vegas is expected to hear evidence in a...

NMSU regents to announce finalists for president

April 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Former New Mexico Gov. Garrey Carruthers is one five finalists to become president of New Mexico State University. Also in the running are former University of Nevada, Las Vegas President David Ashley, former Texas Tech President Guy...

Panel hears proposal to change NM water rules

April 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A battle is brewing over how to best protect groundwater at mining sites around New Mexico. The state Environment Department said Tuesday the rules it has proposed would be the most stringent of any copper producing state in the...

UNM reconsiders retiree health cost changes

April 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — University of New Mexico regents have approved a task force’s recommendations for steps proposed to cover rising costs of retiree health benefits. The recommendations include requiring employees and the university to make...

Judge sends Albuquerque police crash case to trial

April 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A judge has ruled that the case of an Albuquerque police sergeant charged in a deadly crash can proceed to a trial. A criminal complaint charges Sgt. Adam Casaus with vehicular homicide and great bodily injury by vehicle in a Feb....

Ex-border agent in NM pleads guilty in bribe case

April 10, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former U.S. Border Patrol agent has pleaded guilty to accepting a bribe for smuggling an illegal immigrant into New Mexico. Federal prosecutors say 43-year-old Gabriel Burke, of Deming, entered his plea Tuesday in an Albuquerque...