Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger

September 21, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, center right, stands with freed hostages at the airport in Ankara, Turkey, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by Islamic militants in Iraq three months ago were freed and safely returned to Turkey on Saturday ending Turkey’s most serious hostage crisis. The 49 hostages were captured from...

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Kurdish fighters head to Syria to face militants

September 21, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

People offer water to a Syrian refugee at the border in Suruc, Turkey, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Several thousand Syrians, most of them Kurds, crossed into Turkey on Friday to find refuge from Islamic State militants who have barreled through dozens of...

NATO chief: Ukraine has cease-fire ‘in name only’

September 21, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) U.S. Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, left, U.S. Army Commander for International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), Gen. John F. Campbell, center, and NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT)...


Lumberjacks saw away for prizes in Cloudcroft event; 20th annual Lumberjack Day is the only one of its kind in the state

September 21, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Vince Marsh Jr., of Albuquerque, was the winner in the 0-60cc chain saw race Saturday at the 20th Annual Lumberjack Day in Cloudcroft. Behind Marsh is Joel Dees of Cloudcroft. (Timothy P. Howsare Photo)   CLOUDCROFT — While residents and weekend...


Old Farmer’s Almanac: The original ‘Google’?

September 21, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Courtesy Photo   By Shannon Seyler Special to the Record   Some people stand in line for hours or even days awaiting the release of a new movie, gadget, or hot-selling Christmas toy. But something else has recently been released that’s causing...


Pastor enjoys teaching during free time

September 21, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Pastor Jim Bignell    Jim Bignell greets everyone with a smile and a handshake. He is a man who has done a lot for his country and community. Bignell is the pastor at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, the satellite office at Eastern New Mexico...

Pursued vehicle stopped by police in Las Cruces

September 20, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — An armed man has been taken to a hospital after a nearly seven-hour standoff with Las Cruces and state police after a 60-mile pursuit on Interstate 10. Authorities say the unidentified suspect was transported from the scene in an...

Domestic violence charge against deputy dismissed

September 20, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped a domestic violence charge against an Eddy County sheriff’s deputy. The Carlsbad Current-Argus ( ) reports that the charge of battery against a household member was dismissed Tuesday...

Marijuana legalization behind in New Mexico poll

September 20, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A newspaper’s statewide poll of likely voters finds that a proposal to legalize marijuana in New Mexico could face tough going if a measure was placed on the ballot. The Albuquerque Journal reported Friday that 50 percent of...

New Mexico jobless rate was 6.7 percent August

September 20, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s unemployment rate was 6.7 percent in August, up from 6.6 percent in July and down from 7 percent in August 2013. The state Department of Workforce Solutions said Friday that New Mexico’s economy gained 4,600...