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Archive for October 20th, 2012

  • Navajo Nation Council supports Wilson platform

    October 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the Navajo Nation Council endorsed Heather Wilson. Below is the updated story with correct information. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Navajo Nation Council has sent Republican U.S....

  • Crews find chemicals in Albuquerque groundwater

    October 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Crews working on an old Air Force fuel spill have found potentially cancer-causing chemicals beneath a southeast Albuquerque neighborhood, Kirtland Air Force Base announced. The New Mexico Environment Department said Friday that Air...

  • NM murder suspect fired from city job for stealing

    October 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man arrested for the shooting death of a state representative’s son was fired by the city earlier this year for stealing cash. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/TmKaie) that Jesse Chavez was fired in February...

  • Police: 2-year-old NM boy ingested cocaine

    October 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe police are investigating how a 2-year-old boy was able to consume cocaine at his grandparents’ house. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/XCFXpd) that boy was rushed late Thursday to Christus St. Vincent...

  • Ex-official suing NM school district over religion

    October 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A former assistant superintendent is suing a school district in the Four Corners for religious discrimination. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/T4mzfK) that former Assistant Superintendent Sharon Jensen recently...

  • Santa Fe Forest officials keeping tabs on burn

    October 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe National Forest officials say fire managers will be keeping tabs on a major prescribed burn in the Jemez Ranger District but won’t be starting any additional burning over the weekend. Fire managers on Friday finished...

  • Libyan turmoil persists year after Gadhafi death

    October 20, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011 file photo, Libya’s government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim speaks to the press at a hotel in Tripoli, Libya. Ibrahim was captured as he was trying to flee Bani Walid, according to the Libyan State News Agency,...

  • Dad, 4-year-old killed in Calif. shooting; 3 hurt

    October 20, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    Police officers respond to the scene where a man, wearing a mask, set a duplex on fire and then shot five members of a family on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 in Inglewood, Calif. A father and his 4-year-old son were killed and a woman and two other young children...

  • ‘War on coal’ label obscures battlefield realities

    October 20, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    In this April 2010 photo, miners watch as a piece of equipment passes by in the Tech Leasing and Rebuild Inc. Mine #1 in Buchanan County, Va. Once, coal miners were literally at war with their employers. Today, their descendants are allies in a rhetorical war...

  • Lebanese on edge after car bomb linked to Syria

    October 20, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

    Women walk through a road block of burning garbage containers laid by Sunni protesters angry at the killing of Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. Lebanese security officials say angry protesters have closed roads around...