Regional
8:01 am
Thu October 23, 2014

New Mexico Man In Police Force Case Heads To Court

A New Mexico man who accused a Clovis police officer of using excessive force is scheduled to appear in court on misdemeanor charges stemming from the heated traffic stop.

The Clovis News Journal reports a hearing for 26-year-old Jorge Corona is scheduled Thursday as prosecutors seeks a change of venue.

Deputy District Attorney Brian Stover says he doesn't believe a fair trial can be obtained in Curry County due to recent media coverage.

Corona faces misdemeanor counts of concealing identity and resisting arrest.

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Election 2014
8:00 am
Thu October 23, 2014

N.M. Treasurer Race Draws Education Funding Concerns

The campaign to become the next New Mexico state treasurer has candidates talking about education.

Democrat Tim Eichenberg is going against Republican Rick Lopez in a race to replace James Lewis, who can't run again because of term limits.

The 62-year-old Eichenberg says the state should acquire more federal lands that could then be leased to create a new revenue source for early childhood education. He says the treasurer's office also should invest more in New Mexico's infrastructure to help start construction projects.

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Election 2014
7:59 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Mitt Romney To Campaign For Gov. Martinez

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney plans a campaign stop in New Mexico to help Gov. Susana Martinez's re-election.

Martinez campaign spokesman Chris Sanchez said Romney will appear Thursday at a fundraiser at a private residence in Albuquerque and at a public event in mid-afternoon at the governor's campaign headquarters in the city.

Martinez is running against Democratic challenger Gary King in the general election.

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Regional
7:57 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Court Hearings Postponed In Officer's Shooting

Court appearances for a man charged in the shooting of a Navajo Nation police officer have been postponed until his medical condition improves.

Raymond Herder faces federal charges of assault with intent to commit murder and discharging a firearm in a violent crime. Authorities say he shot Officer Joseph Gregg in the face on Oct. 11 with a shotgun.

Gregg opened fire with his service weapon, striking Herder in the jaw at a home in Kaibeto. Court documents say Herder remains hospitalized in Phoenix where he has lapsed in and out of consciousness.

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Regional
7:55 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Albuquerque Mayor Wants More Action To Keep Officers

Credit cabq.gov

Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry wants the city and the state to take action to prevent the loss of more than a fifth of the city's police force to retirements over the next two years.

Berry told the Albuquerque Journal during an interview that the city stands to lose 200 officers and still see at least 100 of them retire even if the financial incentives for them to stay are provided.

The mayor wants the City Council to authorize pay increases of $6,000 to $12,000 for officers willing to postpone retirement for a year.

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Shots - Health News
6:58 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Scientists Fight For Superbug Research As U.S. Pauses Funding

A rogues gallery of the viruses (left to right) that cause MERS, SARS, and influenza.
Niaid; 3D4Medical; Niaid/Science Source

An unusual government moratorium aimed at controversial research with high-risk viruses has halted important public health research, scientists told an advisory committee to the federal government on Wednesday.

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The Two-Way
6:32 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Family Says Nurse Amber Vinson Free Of Ebola

Amber Vinson in a photograph taken earlier this week at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Officials at Emory University Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention couldn't detect Ebola in Amber Vinson as of Tuesday evening, her family said in a statement.
AP

A Texas nurse who contracted Ebola while treating Thomas Eric Duncan in a Dallas hospital is now free of the potentially deadly virus, her family says.

Amber Vinson, 29, remains in treatment at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, but her family said in a statement that since Tuesday evening, doctors had been unable to detect traces of the disease in her blood.

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Regional
6:00 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Space X At ISPCS 2014

SpaceX is one of the companies working with Spaceport America to bring Commercial Space Flights to New Mexico. They were at the International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Space to give an update on where their company is headed.

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Regional
6:00 am
Thu October 23, 2014

G.O. Bond C On New Mexico's Ballot

Credit NMSU President Dr. Garrey Carruthers

  More than $25 million in capital outlay projects are on the ballot for New Mexico State University campuses as part of the $169 million in proposed general obligation bonds that help pay for major projects across the state, including renovating university facilities. 

There is no tax increase associated with GO Bond C.

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The Two-Way
5:57 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Details Emerge Of Alleged Assailant In Canadian Parliament Attack

A makeshift memorial sits on a downtown street a block away from Canada's National War Memorial in Ottawa to remember Canadian soldier Nathan Cirillo, who was shot and killed by an assailant Wednesday.
Warren Toda EPA/Landov

Originally published on Thu October 23, 2014 6:57 am

Updated at 8:55 a.m. ET

Authorities in Canada today were taking stock of Wednesday's dramatic attack in the capital city that killed a soldier and led to a shootout inside a Parliament building between police and the alleged attacker, identified as 32-year-old Michael Zehaf-Bibeau.

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