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Archive for May 9th, 2012

  • Gas price likely won’t set record this summer

    May 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This April 20, 2012, file photo, shows a gas pump displaying a $100 sale in Barre Vt. The government said Tuesday, May 8, 2012, that gasoline will be cheaper this summer than previously expected thanks to a drop in the price of oil. The Energy...

  • GOP blocks Senate debate on Dem student loan bill

    May 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., center, accompanied by Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, left, and students, speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 8, 2012, as the Senate moves toward a showdown on a Democratic proposal to keep federally...

  • UNM women’s swimming coach quits after 7 seasons

    May 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico head women’s swimming coach Tracy Ljone has resigned after completing her seventh season at the school. The resignation was announced Tuesday by the university. The Lobos never finished higher than sixth place at...

  • Las Cruces toddler is fatally mauled by family dog

    May 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a baby girl has been fatally mauled by her family’s dog in Las Cruces. Las Cruces police say the child’s grandmother appears to have been accidentally shot by a neighbor who was trying to stop the animal...

  • Ex-tribal leader’s hit-and-run conviction affirmed

    May 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of Pojoaque (poh-WAH’-kay) Pueblo’s former lieutenant governor for leaving the scene of an accident in which she hit and killed a pedestrian in 2009. A three-judge panel of...

  • NM high school’s computer glitch causes GPA errors

    May 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SOCORRO, N.M. (AP) — A computer glitch at a New Mexico high school led to a batch of incorrect grade-point averages that graduating seniors have been sending to universities and scholarship programs. Vannetta Perry, interim superintendent of Socorro High...

  • Albuquerque police to limit role in some incidents

    May 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque officials have announced more changes that they hope will slow the rate of shootings by police officers in the city, including limiting the department’s role in incidents outside its jurisdiction. The Albuquerque...

  • NM worker falls 15 feet from canyon wall

    May 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A utility worker is in serious condition after falling 15 feet from a canyon wall at Navajo Dam in northwestern New Mexico. San Juan County Fire Chief Doug Hatfield tells the Farmington Daily Times (http://bit.ly/IVFWTP) that the...

  • NM governor awards medal of valor to officer

    May 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has awarded correctional officer Louie Nieto with a medal of valor for risking his life to save a fellow officer and inmate at the state penitentiary. The governor presented the award during a ceremony Monday in...

  • Absentee voting starts in NM primary election

    May 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Voting is getting under way in New Mexico’s primary election although Election Day is not quite a month away. Absentee voting begins Tuesday, but Democrats and Republicans also can start to cast ballots in person. Voters often...