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Brazile wraps up record 9th all-around title

December 5, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Trevor Brazile wrapped up his record ninth all-around championship Sunday during the fourth round of the National Finals Rodeo. Brazile, from Decatur, Texas, has earned $305,582 this season, $167,808 more than second-place Shane Proctor of Grand Coulee, Wash. Proctor had to win the bull riding round in order to stay in [&hellip...

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Southern Miss defeats New Mexico State 74-66

December 5, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Angelo Johnson scored 17 points and Southern Miss defeated New Mexico State 74-66 on Sunday. The Golden Eagles (5-2) forced 13 of New Mexico State’s 19 turnovers in the first half and led 40-26 at intermission. The Aggies...

3rd winter storm headed into New Mexico

December 5, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The third in a series of storms is expected to move in to New Mexico Sunday night and into Monday and will be much colder than two storms that dropped snow across northern and eastern parts of the state in recent days. Wind gusts in...

Thieves target toilet paper at Albuquerque diner

December 5, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque restaurant employee says he’s now seen it all: three men leaving his diner with rolls of toilet paper nabbed in the parking lot by police. Burgers, Dogs and Wings employee Josh Flannery-Stewart tells KOAT-TV...

Farmington teen burn victim endures long recovery

December 5, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — One year ago, doctors told Rick and Rita Riddle their youngest son was likely going to die. But with faith and perseverance, Bobby Riddle pushed himself through one of the most painful years imaginable. The doctors and nurses who...

Alamogordo couple arrested in prostitution case

December 5, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Police in Alamogordo say they arrested a husband and wife on prostitution charges during an undercover operation at an Alamogordo area hotel. Sheriff Benny House tells the Alamogordo Daily News (http://bit.ly/v5wEaw ) that...

Storm topples tree but religious icon survives

December 4, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An ancient cottonwood tree behind an Albuquerque church snapped in half and toppled in high winds, but a carving of Our Lady of Guadalupe inside the tree survived. The tree behind San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church in...

Winter storm moving through NM, 2nd on the way

December 4, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A winter storm warning was canceled in most of New Mexico Saturday as a storm moved out of the state, but a second cold front is right on its tail and a third and stronger system was expected Sunday night. The storm that was moving...

Portales deputy police chief on admin leave

December 4, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — The deputy police chief and longtime spokesman for the police department in Portales is on paid leave as the district attorney investigates unspecified allegations. Police Chief Jeff Gill tells the Portales News-Tribune...

PNM wants halt to power plant emissions upgrade

December 4, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Public Service Co. of New Mexico wants a federal appeals court to set aside a decision requiring it to upgrade pollution controls at its coal-fired plant outside Farmington. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered PNM to...