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Archive for October 30th, 2012

  • Prescribed fire prompts Albuquerque smoke alert

    October 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Smoke from a prescribed fire in the Santa Fe National Forest has prompted health officials in Albuquerque to issue a smoke alert. The smoke drifted south into the Middle Rio Grande Valley on Monday evening, and officials advised...

  • NM border agents seize 700 pounds of pot

    October 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers turned up more than 700 pounds of marijuana during a weekend stop at the Santa Teresa port of entry. Officers found the 10 bales of tightly packed marijuana in metal boxes hidden under...

  • Los Lunas gun shop to sponsor coyote hunt

    October 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — A Los Lunas gun shop says it will pick up plans to sponsor a coyote hunt after an Albuquerque business cancelled its planned contest because of public outcry. Rick Gross with Gunhawk Firearms in Los Lunas told KOAT-TV...

  • Albuquerque Journal ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

    October 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe City Council member is proposing rules for an area of his city that would regulate alcohol sales and create a healthier food zone by banning new restaurant drive-thrus. City Councilman Carmichael Dominguez is trying to...

  • Deliberation resume in Las Cruces killing trial

    October 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Jurors will resume deliberations Monday at the trial of a man accused of fatally shooting a teenager in Las Cruces six years ago. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/XyRFC0 ) that 28-year-old Victor Paiz is being retried...

  • 7 men charged in disturbance at Las Cruces jail

    October 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Seven men were indicted on charges that they participated in a disturbance at the Dona Ana County Detention Center in Las Cruces over electric clippers used to cut inmates’ hair. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports...

  • Woman sentenced to house arrest in cyclist’s death

    October 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque woman who pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge in a fatal collision in January with a cyclist has been sentenced to 90 days home arrest. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/VyzPLR ) that Carol...

  • Survivors criticize Myanmar gov’t over clashes

    October 30, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

    The debris of burned buildings seen in Pauk Taw township, Sittwe, Rakhine State, western Myanmar, Saturday Oct. 27, 2012. Survivors of ethnic clashes in western Myanmar lashed out at the government Monday Oct. 29 2012 for failing to prevent violence between...

  • A week to go: Sandy disrupts presidential campaign

    October 30, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., waves at supporters during a campaign event, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 in Fernandina Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight days before the election, President Barack Obama...

  • Ukraine’s ruling party leads in vote called biased

    October 30, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

    Election commission officials count ballots at a polling station in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Ukrainians are electing a parliament on Sunday in a crucial vote tainted by the jailing of top opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko and fears of election...