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Carlsbad residents urged to cutback water use

February 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Carlsbad residents and businesses are urged to voluntarily cut back on water usage before summer arrives. City officials say that starting water conservation measures now will be a test run for when the city’s water conservation, emergency response and drought management ordinance begins April 1. The ordinance was passed by the...

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DA planning for arrival of captured fugitive

February 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Curry County’s top prosecutor is making plans for the eventual extradition of a man accused of killing a Clovis child. However, District Attorney Matt Chandler says he doesn’t expect captured fugitive Noe Torres will be in...

Returning NMSU students greeted with auto thefts

February 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Auto thefts are rising now that classes are in session at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Campus police say thieves are easily entering unlocked cars and stealing iPads, parking passes, loose change and anything else...

Killer of Fla. girl found in landfill gets life

February 4, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This photo provided by the family shows Somer Thompson. A man pleaded guilty Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 in abduction and slaying of 7-year-old Somer Thompson who was found in a landfill. Jarred Harrell, 26, was sentenced to life in prison. Somer, a second-grader,...

Syrian activists: 200 dead in government assault

February 4, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this citizen journalism image provided by the Local Coordination Committees in Syria and released Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, an anti-Syrian regime protester, holds a poster with caricature depicting the Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, left, and...

2nd teacher from LA school arrested on sex claim

February 4, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

EDS: THIS CORRECTS SOURCE’S LAST NAME – This 2003 photo provided by Flor Cervantes shows former Miramontes Elementary teacher Mark Berndt with her sister, Angelica Zuniga, holding a citizenship diploma given to her by Brendt, at the school in Los...

Army orders court-martial in WikiLeaks case

February 4, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this file photo taken Dec. 22, 2011, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted from a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md. An Army officer has ordered a court-martial, Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 for Manning, a low-ranking intelligence analyst charged in the biggest leak of...

No charges against Armstrong

February 4, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this July 24, 2005, file photo, overall leader Lance Armstrong, of Austin, Texas, signals seven for his seventh straight win in the Tour de France cycling race, as he pedals during the 21st and final stage of the race between Corbeil-Essonnes,...

Deported Texas teen maintains alias in jail calls

February 4, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 6, 2012 file photo, Jakadrien Turner, 15, center, walks with her grandmother Lorene Turner, left, and mother Johnisa Turner, right, all of Dallas, at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport in Grapevine, Texas. Turner was mistakenly deported to...

INFLUENCE GAME: Big donors and what they want

February 4, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks at an economic roundtable at WesternNevada Supply in Sparks, Nev., Friday, Feb. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) WASHINGTON (AP) — The millionaires, billionaires and companies...