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Archive for October 25th, 2012

  • NM man gets prison for assaulting a police officer

    October 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man has been sentenced to more than four years in federal prison for assaulting a tribal police officer with a dangerous weapon. Prosecutors say a federal judge in Santa Fe on Wednesday gave 52-year-old Warren R. Dooley...

  • Aviation leaders say NM not meeting potential

    October 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has huge potential for developing aerospace and aviation industries because of its weather and wide open air space. But industry leaders say it also has many hurdles to overcome, including high taxes and a reputation as a...

  • NM prison officials expand inmate audit to 2006

    October 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State prison officials are combing through 25,000 inmate files going back to 2006 for an audit on mistaken early releases. Department of Corrections Secretary Gregg Marcantel says that officials decided to expand an audit of inmate...

  • Commission OKs ambulance rate hike in Dona Ana Co

    October 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — State regulators are allowing the ambulance company that serves Dona Ana County to raise rates by nearly 20 percent. The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission approved the average 18.8 percent rate increase for American Medical...

  • Santa Fe’s mayor touts new flights to Denver

    October 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe’s mayor says a regional airline’s plans to resume direct flights to Denver it halted in 2007 will be a big benefit to the city. Mayor David Coss said in his annual “state of the city” speech that Great...

  • NM educational pension fund hits nearly $10B

    October 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s educational pension program reports strong investment returns during the past year and the fund’s finances reached a historical high. The Educational Retirement Board said the pension fund had assets valued at...

  • Teen arrested in Colorado girl’s abduction, death

    October 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    Brooke Olds, 13, stands on the street where she would play frequently, see or talk to Austin Reed Sigg who she knew since she was four years old, in Westminster, Colo., Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. Olds said she usually saw Sigg alone on a skateboard or scooter....

  • Syrian rebels warily accept foreign fighters’ help

    October 25, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Saturday, March 17, 2012 file photo, Syrian security officers gather in front the damaged building of the aviation intelligence department, which was attacked by one of two explosions in Damascus, Syria. A new al-Qaida-style group claimed...

  • Sandoval HRs twice as Giants take 4-0 opener lead

    October 25, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    San Francisco Giants’ Pablo Sandoval reacts after hitting a two-run home run during the third inning of Game 1 of baseball’s World Series Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pablo...

  • Hurricane Sandy pounds Jamaica, then aims at Cuba

    October 25, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

    A man balances a child and umbrella on his bike as it rains during the approach of Hurricane Sandy in Manzanillo, Cuba, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. Hurricane Sandy pounded Jamaica with heavy rain as it headed for landfall near the country’s most populous...