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Archive for November 21st, 2012

  • Sandy leads to Thanksgiving rental car shortage

    November 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE- In this Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, file photo, cars that were uprighted and submerged by Superstorm Sandy remain at the entrance of a subterranean parking garage in New York’s Financial District, as the water is pumped out. Thanksgiving travelers who...

  • 3 Polish men are accused of driver’s license fraud

    November 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three illegal immigrants from Poland are facing felony charges for allegedly trying to fraudulently obtain driver’s licenses in New Mexico. Authorities say Piotr Pietrusiak, Kamil Cieszynski, and Lukasz Tutak came to New...

  • Udall presents 5 medals to NM veteran

    November 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It’s been more than six decades, but New Mexico veteran Wilson Halona is finally being recognized for his service during World War II. Halona, a native of Tohatchi, received five military medals Tuesday from U.S. Sen. Tom...

  • Border officials find pests in pepper shipments

    November 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    COLUMBUS, N.M. (AP) — Inspectors working border crossings in southern New Mexico and West Texas have discovered two types of agricultural pests in separate shipments of red peppers from Mexico. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say last week...

  • Jobless rate drops slightly in New Mexico

    November 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s unemployment rate has dropped slightly to 6.3 percent for October, but state labor officials say the job growth rate remains negative. The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions said Tuesday the negative 0.7...

  • ACLU to push ‘teen maternity leave’ in New Mexico

    November 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico is vowing to push for a new state law that would give pregnant teenagers maternity leave from school. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/SJPPtp ) the group plans to support the proposal...

  • Police: NM son, dad in steak knife, machete fight

    November 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say a fight between a man and his father involving a steak knife and a machete at an Albuquerque home has landed the father on life support. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/S8MvuX) that Andrew Coppler was arrested Monday on...

  • NM senate majority leader won’t seek top spot

    November 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez says he has decided not to seek the chamber’s top job, president pro tempore. The Belen Democrat told the Albuquerque Journal on Monday (http://bit.ly/WsYkiA) that he is happy in his current...

  • Santa Fe woman pleads guilty in 2011 jail attack

    November 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A woman accused of working with two other Santa Fe County jail inmates to sexually assault another inmate while looking for drugs has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to 18 months for the attack. The Albuquerque Journal reports...

  • Israel-Hamas cease-fire remains elusive

    November 21, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

    Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton deliver joint statements in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. A diplomatic push to end Israel’s nearly weeklong offensive in the Gaza Strip gained...