Police: 3 dead, 4 wounded in Albuquerque shooting

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — A former employee opened fire at an Albuquerque fiber optics manufacturer Monday, killing two people and wounding four others before turning the gun on himself in what police called a domestic violence dispute. The shooting at Emcore Corp. appeared to involve the 37-year-old gunman’s girlfriend, police Chief Ray Schultz said. […]

Rural dumping angers resident

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Jared Tucker A Portales man is outraged because he said someone keeps dumping trash, furniture and dead calves near his farm on Roosevelt Road Y. The farm owner, Tim Mitchell, blames local dairies but Roosevelt County Sheriff Darren Hooker said he has not been able to substantiate such a charge. Mitchell said he finds three […]

Police bust cockfighting operation in Clovis

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Police said the scene of an illegal cockfighting event in Clovis on Saturday night was littered with about 100 dead birds and many more injured and maimed. “It was pretty alarming and disturbing,” State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said Monday. Clovis Animal Control took custody of 53 birds, Glascock […]

Curry County man dies after trying to fight fire

Freedom New Mexico A 79-year-old Curry County man died Monday after trying to extinguish a grass fire on his property. The fire ignited about 3:30 p.m. Charles Petty was pronounced dead at Plains Regional Medical Center after being transported there by ambulance for possible smoke inhalation, Undersheriff Wesley Waller said. “Mr. Petty was attempting to […]

Tourism dead at hands of cartels

By Glenda Price: FNM columnist Forty-five years ago it was perfectly fine for young people to cross the border into Mexico in search of fun. In those days the drug cartels’ bloody fights were not a factor. In Juarez we could have our feet measured and order Western riding boots much cheaper than at home. […]

Army: 12 dead in attacks at Fort Hood, Texas

The Associated Press FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A soldier opened fire at a U.S. Army base in Fort Hood, Texas on Thursday, unleashing a stream of gunfire that left 12 people dead and 31 wounded. Authorities killed the gunman, and apprehended two other soldiers suspected in the attack. The shooting began around 1:30 p.m., […]

A torch extinguished: Ted Kennedy dead at 77

By Calvin Woodward and Glen Johnson HYANNIS PORT, Mass. — The greatest heights eluded Ted Kennedy over a lifetime of achievement and pain. No presidency. No universal health care, chief among his causes. Instead, Kennedy built his Washington monument stone by stone, his imprint distinct on the Senate’s most important works over nearly half a […]

Pop star Michael Jackson dies

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By Ben Wener: Freedom Communications Michael Jackson, the iconic entertainer known the world over as the King of Pop, has died. He was 50. Jackson was rushed to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center early Thursday afternoon when paramedics were dispatched to his rented Bel-Air home and found him not breathing after suffering a cardiac arrest. […]

Streptococcus infection kills two in Curry County

Freedom New Mexico Two Curry County residents are dead and another is hospitalized from an infection of ‘invasive group A Streptococcus’, according to a press release from the New Mexico Department of Health sent late Wednesday. The department says they have no evidence that the cases are linked. All three cases were discovered Dec. 31 […]

Analysis: Libertarianism is far from dead

By Alan W. Bock: The Orange County Register It’s almost enough to make you wonder whether the cause of individual liberty is lost. Shortly after the financial crisis hit, Jacob Weisberg, editor in chief of the online magazine Slate, wrote an article with the headline “Libertarianism is dead.” The burden of the piece was that, […]