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September 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

Search effort grows for missing firefighter JEMEZ SPRINGS (AP) — Hundreds of people fanned out across a rugged, forested area of northern New Mexico in search of a firefighter who has been missing since Friday, but there was still no sign of him Tuesday evening. Engine crew Capt. Token Adams vanished while checking on a [&hellip...

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Obama tries persuading on Syria

September 2, 2013 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

AP Photo President Barack Obama delivers remarks about the crisis in Syria at the White House, Saturday. WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama worked on Monday to persuade skeptical lawmakers to endorse a U.S. military intervention in civil war-wracked...

Navajo Council set to consider proposed new budget

September 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The Navajo Nation Council on Tuesday begins considering a proposed new budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. Budget proposals include using $2.9 million from a personnel fund to reinstate 40-hour work weeks for Navajo Area...

Full power restored to Albuquerque hospital

September 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Regular power has been restored to an Albuquerque hospital following a partial outage. Full power was restored to the neighborhood of Presbyterian Hospital several hours after a Saturday morning outage, but the hospital was unable...

NM court overrules precedent on pretrial rights

September 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s highest court has ruled that defendants don’t have a constitutional right to confront and question witnesses providing testimony against them at pretrial hearings. The state Supreme Court’s decision...

Trial of NM man in fake police killing to begin

September 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ARTESIA, N.M. (AP) — A trial involving a 30-year-old Carlsbad man linked to the death of a 50-year-old Artesia man is set to begin. Matthew Sloan is scheduled to face a judge in Eddy County District Court on Tuesday for the 2012 murder of Tim Wallace....

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Nyad swims to Fla from Cuba without cage

September 2, 2013 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

AP Photo Long endurance swimmer Diana Nyad makes the last strokes to shore in Key West, Fla., Monday, after swimming from Cuba. KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Looking dazed and sunburned, U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad walked ashore Monday, becoming the first...

Future-Sandys

Study: Superstorm Sandy’s ‘freaky’ path may be less likely in the future

September 2, 2013 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

AP Photo This Nov. 9, 2012, aerial-file photo shows damaged homes in New Jersey after the region was pounded by Superstorm Sandy. WASHINGTON (AP) — Man-made global warming may further lessen the likelihood of the freak atmospheric steering currents that...

Police: Boy, 3, pregnant woman killed in NM crash

September 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SOCORRO, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say three people, including a 3-year-old boy and a pregnant woman, were killed when the driver of a truck fell asleep and the truck overturned. New Mexico State Police spokesman Emmanuel Gutierrez said the deadly accident...

Police: Girl, 5, killed in single-vehicle NM crash

September 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

RAMON, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a 5-year-old girl has died from injuries in a single vehicle crash north of Roswell, N.M. New Mexico State Police spokesman Emmanuel Gutierrez said the accident took place Friday in Lincoln County and the girl, identified...