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Archive for December 13th, 2012

  • Huge DNA code of the Christmas tree being revealed

    December 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 photo, the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is lit during the 80th annual tree lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Center in New York. Scientists are working to decipher the DNA code of conifers, like this Norway spruce at...

  • NM Senate Republicans choose leaders

    December 13, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Senate Republicans have voted to keep Stuart Ingle of Portales as their minority floor leader. They voted during a meeting Thursday in Santa Fe to retain their current leaders as they prepare for the Legislature’s...

  • Health officials confirm norovirus cases around NM

    December 13, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials are urging residents to take precautions after a series of norovirus cases have been confirmed around the state. The state Department of Health says no deaths have been attributed to the infections, but...

  • NM regulators shut down Espanola liquor store

    December 13, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators have shut down an Espanola bar for serving alcohol to minors. The New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department announced Thursday that an agreement was finalized this week in which Fairview Liquor Store and Bar...

  • Nevada man gets 15 years for bank robberies

    December 13, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Nevada man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for robbing banks in New Mexico, Arizona and Florida. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Mexico says 27-year-old Justin Wolaver of Las Vegas was sentenced in federal court in...

  • Police identify man who shot self in Albuquerque

    December 13, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police have identified a man who shot himself in the head when his car was stopped on a busy Albuquerque street as he was fleeing from officers. Officer Tasia Martinez says medical investigators were able to make a positive...

  • NM couple sues Army over arroyo cleanup dustup

    December 13, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe County couple has sued the Army Corps of Engineers over the government’s threats to take legal action against them for cleaning up an arroyo on their 20-acre property. Lawyers representing Peter and Francoise Smith...

  • Santa Fe settles police shooting case for $100,000

    December 13, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe County Commission has agreed to pay $100,000 to the estate of a sword-wielding man shot a decade ago by a sheriff’s deputy. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/TXBOMY ) Tuesday’s settlement means...

  • SF owner wants pit bulls in Chihuahua attack saved

    December 13, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A lawyer for a Santa Fe man who owns two American pit bull terriers accused of killing a Chihuahua and attacking the small dog’s owner has told a judge he doesn’t want them back but hopes they can be sent to a...

  • Embattled, Rice bows out of running; Kerry likely

    December 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – This Nov. 28, 2012 file photo shows UN Ambassador Susan Rice leaving a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. Rice has withdrawn from consideration for secretary of state. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — Susan Rice, the embattled...