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  • Weather - Oct. 17, 2014

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. North wind 5-15 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 44. Southeast wind 10-15 mph.

    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 7 a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 65. South wind 10-15 mph. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.

  • Detainees being released

    By Juan Carlos Llorca
    The Associated Press

    One of three centers used for detaining Central American families who have entered the U.S. illegally this year has started releasing many more detainees than it deports, a New Mexico city official said.

    Federal immigration authorities reported 61 releases and no deportations last week at the Artesia Family Residential Center in southeastern New Mexico, Artesia Mayor Phillip Burch said.

  • Farmers deal with salmonella fallout

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — There will be significantly fewer peanuts pulled from the ground in eastern New Mexico this harvest season because of lingering fallout from the bankruptcy and sale of a peanut-processing plant that was at the heart of a 2012 salmonella outbreak and nationwide recall.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Oct. 17, 2014

    The Associated Press

  • Nurse with Ebola had seen family in Ohio

    By Mark Gillispie and Kantele Franko
    The Associated Press

  • Protocols might not be enough

    By Martha Mendoza
    AP National Writer

    DALLAS — As Thomas Eric Duncan’s health deteriorated, nurses Amber Joy Vinson and Nina Pham were at the Ebola patient’s side.

    They wore protective gear including face shields, hazardous materials suits and protective footwear as they inserted catheters, drew blood and dealt with his body fluids. Still, the two somehow contracted Ebola from the dying man.

  • Ebola: Some facts about how it spreads

    The Associated Press

    Only when someone is showing symptoms, which can start with vague symptoms including a fever, flu-like body aches and abdominal pain, and then vomiting and diarrhea.


  • Health official: seven quarantined in Ohio

    The Associated Press

    AKRON, Ohio — A health official says at least seven people in northeast Ohio are quarantined and being monitored because they had contact with a Texas nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola after visiting the area.

    The Summit County Public Health medical director says the group includes five people in her county. Two are in Cuyahoga County, which includes Cleveland.

    The nurse, 29-year old Amber Vinson, visited family in the Akron area last weekend, then flew from Cleveland to Dallas on Monday.

  • 136 fewer students at HU

    Whether it was the double-digit tuition increase instituted this year, a fairly new requirement that incoming freshmen take the ACT or the slight improvement in the economy is unclear, but whatever the cause, enrollment at Highlands University this fall is down 136 students or nearly 3.7 percent.  

    The decreases occurred at the main campus, which actually has 138 fewer students — a 6 percent drop — now compared to last fall.

  • Fire mitigation