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Archive for December 6th, 2012

  • EU imposes massive fine on TV, monitor producers

    December 6, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    European Commissioner for Competition Joaquin Almunia addresses the media, at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. The European Union has imposed a massive fine of almost euro1.5 billion ($2 billion) on seven...

  • Change of venue in murder trial of ex-NM policeman

    December 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A change in venue has been granted for next year’s trial of a former Albuquerque police accused of killing his wife. KOB-TV (http://bit.ly/TDlXPU) reports that the defense motioned Wednesday to move Levi Chavez’s trial...

  • Senate approves NNSA reform study

    December 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Senate has approved New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall’s proposed study of ways to reform oversight of the nation’s nuclear facilities. The measure by Udall, a Democrat, and Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., was added to the...

  • NM probation officer accused of sexual assault

    December 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico probation officer accused of sexually assaulting a woman he was supervising has been arrested. Federal prosecutors say 35-year-old Gordon Chavez was arrested Tuesday Chavez works as a probation officer for the New...

  • Board OKs $250K for district courthouse furniture

    December 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A state board led by Gov. Susana Martinez agreed Wednesday to provide part of the money needed to furnish a new district courthouse in Santa Fe, but it’s possible the $60 million building will sit vacant for months before judges...

  • LANL contractor to pay $10 million

    December 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — The contractor that runs Los Alamos National Laboratory says it will pay $10 million to cover some of the costs for fixing a faulty $213 million security system. In a joint statement, the officials from the lab and the National...

  • Rio Grande water users allotment may be curtailed

    December 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities are telling Rio Grande water users that their allotment of water from the San Juan-Chama project may be curtailed significantly in 2013 because two years of drought have depleted reserves. The Albuquerque Journal...

  • Former NM corrections employee drops appeal

    December 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico Corrections Department employee who claimed he was wrongfully terminated has dropped an appeal of his firing. Larry Flynn was fired several months after an incident in which he allegedly shot at rattlesnakes...

  • Homeland Security grant spending questioned

    December 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – This Feb. 5, 2012 photo shows the exterior of Lucas Oil Stadium before the NFL Super Bowl XLVI football game in Indianapolis. In a 54-page report focused on Homeland Security Department spending in the last few years in several states, Sen Tom...

  • Colo. shooting suspect: Brief romance, few friends

    December 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this July 23, 2012 file photo, James Holmes, accused of killing 12 people in a shooting rampage in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater, appears in Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo. The University of Colorado at Denver has...