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Archive for July 13th, 2012

  • Official: NM Finance Authority issued fake audit

    July 13, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Finance Authority, which makes billions of dollars in loans for public projects, faked its annual audit that was sent to creditors and investors for 2011, the state auditor said Thursday. The revelation shocked state...

  • Lawyers: NM gun raid case 'politically-motivated'

    July 13, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Defense lawyers for a New Mexico family accused of selling weapons to Mexican cartels say the federal government’s investigation is politically-motivated. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/MkM67O) that defense team...

  • Salazar proposes potash, oil and gas plan for NM

    July 13, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Thursday introduced a proposal that could effectively end a decades-long squabble over development of oil and natural gas in an area that makes up the nation’s greatest potash reserve. Oil and...

  • Roswell police custody death ruled 'accidental'

    July 13, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — The death of a man who died in Roswell police custody has been ruled accidental. The Roswell Daily Record reports (http://bit.ly/LcH3QR) that medical examiner made the ruling this week on the death of Robin Daniel Harney. The...

  • Rain prompts Albuquerque to reopen bosque

    July 13, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Rain and higher humidity levels have prompted Albuquerque area officials to reopen to the public the wooded area along the Rio Grande. Access was restricted to the bosque within city limits and Bernalillo County last month due to...

  • Gov. Martinez welcomes Rio Rancho call center

    July 13, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has announced the opening of a new calling center in Rio Rancho. The governor Thursday made the announcement on Alliance Data Systems, a provider of nearly 100 private label credit card programs. According to the...

  • NM prisons in 'lockdown' for drugs, weapons

    July 13, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico prisons are under a statewide lockdown as officials look for drugs and weapons. Deputy Secretary of Operations Joe Booker said Thursday the lockdown was ordered Wednesday and will last no more than five days. Officials say...

  • Cheney: Romney 'only' man for foreign policy

    July 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney gestures during a speech to the NAACP annual convention, Wednesday, July 11, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WILSON, Wyo. (AP) — Former Vice President Dick Cheney told...

  • Adam Sandler looks to rise again in 'Transylvania'

    July 13, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    This film image released by Sony pictures shows Dracula, voiced by Adam Sandler, left, and Johnnystein, voiced by Andy Samberg in a scene from “Hotel Transylvania.” The film, directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, will be released on Sept. 21. (AP...

  • Bridal gown designer Wang and husband separate

    July 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – This Nov. 14, 2011 file photo shows fashion designer Vera Wang attending the CFDA / Vogue Fashion Fund Awards in New York. Wang, who launched her label with wedding gowns, is separating from her husband Arthur Becker. A statement was issued to...