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Archive for November 20th, 2012

  • Steady US housing recovery is boosting economy

    November 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, photo, Ford Smith works on a new home under construction in Chicago. Confidence among U.S. homebuilders rose in October to its highest level in six and a half years, driven by strong demand for newly built homes and growing...

  • US stocks rise on hopes for budget deal, Europe

    November 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE -In this Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, file photo, President Barack Obama acknowledges House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio while speaking to reporters in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. U.S. stocks shook off their post-election slump Monday...

  • Police identify remains found at NM lake

    November 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police have identified human remains found near Brantley Lake as those of a missing Roswell man. The remains of Eric Ahlskog were found last week by hikers in an area known as Champion Bay. State police spokesman Lt....

  • Forecasters: NM chances slim for winter moisture

    November 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Weather forecasters and state and federal water managers on Monday painted a grim picture of the chances drought-stricken New Mexico has to make up any ground this winter. It’s early, but officials said the state is already...

  • Silver City tax preparer gets 4-year prison term

    November 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A tax preparer from Silver City has been sentenced to four years in prison for filing false claims and aggravated identity theft. Officials with the U.S. Justice Department and the Internal Revenue Service said Monday that...

  • Albuquerque man sentenced in firearm theft case

    November 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison in a firearms case. Prosecutors say a federal judge on Monday sentenced 24-year-old Ryan Stewart to a 37-month prison term for theft of a firearm from a...

  • NM to file arguments in court test of Katie’s Law

    November 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez says her administration will file written arguments with the U.S. Supreme Court in a case deciding the validity of laws in New Mexico and about two dozen other states that require DNA testing of criminal suspects....

  • Albuquerque police: Man bit off part of man’s ear

    November 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say a man is facing charges after he reportedly beat another man in downtown Albuquerque then bit off part of his ear. KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/SJCoJG) that authorities say Dustin Toledo bit the man’s ear Saturday...

  • NM dairies says fed farm proposal may bring relief

    November 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — Dairy farmers are hoping for federal help after severe drought and high feed prices have closed around 40 dairies in New Mexico. The Portales News-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/SZdS7U) that experts believe the U.S. Farm Bill could...

  • Las Cruces diocese investigates advance to lawyer

    November 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Records show the Diocese of Las Cruces loaned its former contract attorney $385,000, but the money won’t be easily recovered. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/UQhgHZ) that former general counsel Daniel Dolan died...